Experiencing God’s Anointing
Four Steps Toward Anointing
(2 Kings 2:1-2) When the lord was about to take Elijah up to heaven in a whirlwind, Elijah and Elisha were traveling from Gilgal. And Elijah said to Elisha, “Stay here, for the lord has told me to go to Bethel.” But Elisha replied, “As surely as the lord lives and you yourself live, I will never leave you!” So they went down together to Bethel.
1. Stay devoted to what God is doing.
(Colossians 3:17) And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father.
✓ You are learning and growing.
(2 Kings 2:3-6) The group of prophets from Bethel came to Elisha and asked him, “Did you know that the lord is going to take your master away from you today?” “Of course I know,” Elisha answered. “But be quiet about it.” Then Elijah said to Elisha, “Stay here, for the lord has told me to go to Jericho.” But Elisha replied again, “As surely as the lord lives and you yourself live, I will never leave you.” So they went on together to Jericho. Then the group of prophets from Jericho came to Elisha and asked him, “Did you know that the lord is going to take your master away from you today?” “Of course I know,” Elisha answered. “But be quiet about it.” Then Elijah said to Elisha, “Stay here, for the lord has told me to go to the Jordan River.” But again Elisha replied, “As surely as the lord lives and you yourself live, I will never leave you.” So they went on together.
2. Expect that the best is yet to come.
(1 Corinthians 2:9) "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.”
✓ You live in patient understanding that Heaven is your home!
(2 Kings 2:7-12) Fifty men from the group of prophets also went and watched from a distance as Elijah and Elisha stopped beside the Jordan River. Then Elijah folded his cloak together and struck the water with it. The river divided, and the two of them went across on dry ground! When they came to the other side, Elijah said to Elisha, “Tell me what I can do for you before I am taken away.” And Elisha replied, “Please let me inherit a double share of your spirit and become your successor.” “You have asked a difficult thing,” Elijah replied. “If you see me when I am taken from you, then you will get your request. But if not, then you won’t.” As they were walking along and talking, suddenly a chariot of fire appeared, drawn by horses of fire. It drove between the two men, separating them, and Elijah was carried by a whirlwind into heaven. Elisha saw it and cried out, “My father! My father! I see the chariots and charioteers of Israel!” And as they disappeared from sight, Elisha tore his clothes in distress.
3. Ask for a spiritual inheritance.
✓ When an opportunity arises, you seize it with a confident faith!
(2 Kings 2:13-18) Elisha picked up Elijah’s cloak, which had fallen when he was taken up. Then Elisha returned to the bank of the Jordan River. He struck the water with Elijah’s cloak and cried out, “Where is the lord, the God of Elijah?” Then the river divided, and Elisha went across. When the group of prophets from Jericho saw from a distance what happened, they exclaimed, “Elijah’s spirit rests upon Elisha!” And they went to meet him and bowed to the ground before him.
4. Experience God’s miraculous power in your life
✓ Your life is better than it was before and others see the difference in you!