Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Daily Devotion: Where is the God of Elijah?

Bible Reading: 2 Kings 2:1-14

Key Verse: Verse 14 - “And he took the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and smote the waters, and said, Where is the LORD God of Elijah? and when he also had smitten the waters, they parted hither and thither: and Elisha went over."

Key Words: Where is the LORD God of Elijah

The essence of what Elisha is saying is that he wanted the power that God had placed upon Elijah to be placed upon him. Elisha looked to God for his authority—his power—not man or organizations.

J. Vernon McGee writes, ‘This man Elisha is taking Elijah’s place, and he demonstrates his faith. He takes Elijah’s robe, and smites the waters just as Elijah had done. The power is not in the robe nor in Elijah; the power is in God, and Elisha knows that. Elisha had the faith Elijah had, and it is faith in the God of Elijah. He asks the question, “Where is the Lord God of Elijah?” This is the important question today. Instead of looking to men or women, methods or some nostrum for help, as many people do, why not look to the Lord God of Israel? He is the living God, He is the God and Father of the Lord Jesus Christ. Look to Him, my friend. Elisha took Elijah’s mantle, smote the waters, and they parted. He crossed over the river to begin a new phase in his life.’

One New Year’s Day, in the Tournament of Roses parade, a beautiful float suddenly sputtered and quit. It was out of gas. The whole parade was held up until someone could get a can of gas. The amusing thing was this float represented the Standard Oil Company. With its vast oil resources, its truck was out of gas.

Often Christians neglect their spiritual maintenance, and though they are “clothed with power” (Luke 24:49) find themselves out of gas.

The power of God is available to us; but we need to fill up with the Spirit.

What to do:
✞ Fill up with the power of God.

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