Where Is The Lord God Of Elijah?
2 Kings 2 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."
I have been meditating on this passage of scripture for the last several days. Chapter two of 2 Kings tells the story of Elijah's last day on earth, before the chariot of fire took him in a whirlwind. Elisha was to be Elijah's replacement, and he was journeying with Elijah to several places. He refused to leave Elijah's side and knew that particular day would be Elijah's last on earth. Several other prophets also knew that Elijah was going to be taken by the LORD...it was no secret to them. They even asked Elisha if he knew but he told them to hold their peace and say nothing about it. Elijah performed his last miracle when he took his mantle, smote the waters of the river Jordan, and they parted. When they crossed the Jordan, Elijah asked Elisha what he could do for him. Elisha asked for a double portion of Elijah's spirit, and Elijah said, "Thou hast asked a hard thing" (reminds me of the fact to get a portion of the spirit cost something...trials, testings, troubles, faith exercised, heartaches, misunderstandings, etc). Suddenly, a chariot of fire appeared, parted Elijah and Elisha, and then...Elijah was gone with the wind.
Elijah's mantle fell from him, Elisha took it up, smote the waters with it, and said "Where is the LORD God of Elijah?". The LORD God of Elijah answered Elisha's prayer, and the waters parted.
The LORD God of Elijah and Elisha is our LORD God. His power and authority are still the same today as yesterday. I know it would appear foolish to some for a grown man to strike the waters with his coat, yet this act of faith created a great miracle. The question that keeps going through my mind is "Where is the LORD God of Elijah?" We need him more today than we did yesterday. What does it take to have some of the spirit of Elijah? My prayer is that the LORD God of Elijah would show himself strong in our behalf.
2 Chronicles 16 verse 9 "For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly: therefore from henceforth thou shalt have wars."
Copyright 2005 Irvin L. Rozier
About the Author: Author of My Walk with the Lord, http://www.selahbooks.com, various other articles and poems (do a google or yahoo search on my name), preacher, retired military