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Desiring a Double Portion (2 Kings 2:5-15)Jeff Patton, March 19, 2014
Part of the Miscellaneous series, preached at a Wednesday service
A lot of times we look to things to accomplish and if we don't do them then we feel as if we failed. Are we not to help people in need? We look at our small works and think how small but God uses it in a large way. We must be obedient to God. We do not know what is in store for the future when it comes to our works. We need people in the ministry that are not afraid of how large or how small they think their works are. Be impactful and love those that are not loved.once you realize that you can't do anything without God, then that is when you can start to do things with God. You need to ask yourself, what do you desire from God? Stop living up to someone else and start living up to Gods standard. How can you double impact someone's life? Use the gifts that God has given you and use them for what God intended them to be used for.
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2 Kings 2:5-15
5And the sons of the prophets that were at Jericho came to Elisha, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the LORD will take away thy master from thy head to day? And he answered, Yea, I know it; hold ye your peace. 6And Elijah said unto him, Tarry, I pray thee, here; for the LORD hath sent me to Jordan. And he said, As the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. And they two went on. 7And fifty men of the sons of the prophets went, and stood to view afar off: and they two stood by Jordan. 8And Elijah took his mantle, and wrapped it together, and smote the waters, and they were divided hither and thither, so that they two went over on dry ground. 9And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah said unto Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee, before I be taken away from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me. 10And he said, Thou hast asked a hard thing: nevertheless, if thou see me when I am taken from thee, it shall be so unto thee; but if not, it shall not be so. 11And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven. 12And Elisha saw it, and he cried, My father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof. And he saw him no more: and he took hold of his own clothes, and rent them in two pieces. 13He took up also the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and went back, and stood by the bank of Jordan; 14And 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. 15And when the sons of the prophets which were to view at Jericho saw him, they said, The spirit of Elijah doth rest on Elisha. And they came to meet him, and bowed themselves to the ground before him. (KJV)