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Elisha: Cutting Edge (7 of 12)
Series: Bible Giants
As we continue down the original Route 66, preaching through the Bible, we are in a sub-series called Bible Giants which is based on the Biblical books of history. We are choosing characters from this part of God's word and seeing how they relate to our lives today. Elisha was truly a Bible giant. Elijah, his predecessor, was a great and powerful man of God and performed 7 miracles, but Elisha had a double portion of the spirit that was on Elijah and performed 14 miracles.
My prayer for my life is that I will make a lasting impact for God in this world. That's what God wants for you life. That's what God wants for the life of our church. The Lord wants us to so live and be used of Him that the impact we have on our community. It will be an impact that will last for eternity in the lives of people.
The first things I want to say about that is this. If we are going to make a lasting impact, we have to be a spiritual people. What we do, we must do not in the energy of the flesh, not relying upon our own ability, but in the energy power of God's Holy Spirit.
In II Kings, chapter six and beginning in verse one, we have an illustration of the spirit filled life. The Bible says that we are to be filled with God's Holy Spirit. Certainly, if we are to make an impact that lasts, then we have to live in the power of the spirit of God who lives within our life. We have to live a spirit filled live, not a natural life but a supernatural life.
Here's the story, as it says,
(1)"And the sons of the prophets said unto Elisha, Behold now, the place where we dwell with thee is too strait for us.
( 2)Let us go, we pray thee, unto Jordan, and take thence every man a beam, and let us make us a place there, where we may dwell. And he answered, Go ye.
(3)And one said, Be content, I pray thee, and go with thy servants. And he answered, I will go.
(4)So he went with them. And when they came to J ...
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