Good Morning Warrior!
Word for the Day:
(2 Kings 2)
“Picking Up The Mantle”
Text: 2 Kings 2:13-14
“He also took up the mantle of Elijah that had fallen from him, and went back and stood by the bank of the Jordan.
Then he took the mantle of Elijah that had fallen from him, and struck the water, and said, “Where is the LORD God of Elijah?” And when he also had struck the water, it was divided this way and that; and Elisha crossed over.”
“Picking Up The Mantle,” is on our menu for Breakfast this morning.
In this dramatic moment of Elijah’s ascension to heaven with the fiery horses and chariots of heaven - I could see the disciples standing on Mount Oliver as Our Commander Jesus Christ ascended to heaven in the glorious power of God resting on a cloud.(Acts 1:9-12).
Elijah’s Mantle was a hairy cloth he wore, our Commander’s Mantle Is The Gospel that He gave to His Disciples - and you and I.
Moses and Elijah were both types of Our Commander; both parted the waters of death; the Red Sea and the Jordan River - as Jesus made a way through “waters of Jordan,” that separated you and I from God, by His Life, Death, and Resurrection!
Elijah left a Mantle of Skin, our Commander left a Mantle of Himself “The Gospel of Jesus Christ. Both Mantles were fully anointed and fully empowered with God the Holy Spirit. - and both had to be “picked up, worn, and used!”
Elisha “took up the mantle,” as his own possession from Elijah, he wore it, and then he used it, striking the Jordan River saying: “Where is The LORD God of Elijah!”
In other words, “where is the LORD God of Elijah:
Who raised the dead in Elijah’s ministry -
Who answers prayer by fire from heaven -
Who provided miraculously for Elijah in the desert -
Who parted the Jordan River for Elijah….
Elisha didn’t say “Where is my master Elijah - He said Where Is the LORD God of Elijah!
His master was gone but his God Was Still With him! Ooooh Rah!
Like Elisha you and I must choose “took pick up the Mantle,” of the Gospel of Jesus Christ - The Great Commission given to you and I. This mantle carries the Life Changing Power of Almighty God. When you and I “pick it up,” we also pick up our Accountability to God to Wear it like the clothing of a new creation IN Christ Jesus (Col .3:10; Eph.4:24; 2Corin.5:17) -
and the Responsibility to Use It in our conversation with God in prayer and our conversation with people we walk among.
Paul tells the Colossians, and you and I:
“As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him,
rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.”(Col.2:6-7)
The Warrior Receives Christ Jesus the Lord By Picking up His Mantle of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, Wearing His Mantle as the Clothing of a New Man, and Using the Mantle in their Conversation with God in Prayer, and others we walk among. In other words you and I Proclaim and Live The Truth In Jesus Name…..
As you and I Receive Him - So You and I Walk In Him, at all times! Oooooh Rah!
Warrior at your side,
Jesus and Billy