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Double Blessings

by Inspiration Ministries
"When they had crossed over, Elijah said to Elisha, 'Ask me what I should do for you before I am taken from you.' And Elisha said, “Please let a double portion of your spirit be upon me.'” – 2 Kings 2:9 NASB

God told Elijah to anoint Elisha “as prophet in your place” (1 Kings 19:16). So, he threw his mantle on Elisha. And, just before Elijah was taken up into Heaven, he asked Elisha if there was anything else he wanted.

Elisha requested a “hard thing” (v. 10). He didn’t just want a few blessings or a little power. He asked for a “double portion” of the spirit that was upon Elijah. As Elisha saw the chariot carrying Elijah departing into Heaven, he realized that his request was going to be granted.

As he approached the Jordan River, Elisha decided to see if he had been given this “double portion.” So, he struck the water with the mantle he had been given. When he did, the waters were divided, and he walked across. Elisha knew that God had answered his prayers.

Elisha tapped into a timeless spiritual principle: God rewards those who have faith and believe that “nothing is impossible” with God (Luke 1:37). God blesses those who believe “all things are possible to him who believes” (Mark 9:23). This blessing can come in the spiritual realm, our finances, health, and other areas.

How strong is your faith? Are you asking God for big things or just small ones? Are you expecting Him to answer your prayers? As you pray, remember that God is not limited. He has asked us to be bold. Don’t limit Him. Ask and believe Him for miracles.


Father, I commit these needs to You: ______. I will sow into Your Kingdom with the resources You give me. You can do all things! In Jesus’ name, amen.

Extended Reading

2 Kings 2
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