Sunday, November 13, 2016

Sunday 13th November 2016

Title - Why Double Portion?

Teacher:-  Pastor Clement

Main Text:- 2 Kings 13:14-20

Other Bible Texts: 2 Kings 2:9-10, Prov 24.10, Job 1:6-9, Rev 2:13, Jer 12.5
The main point of consideration here is from vs 19 of the main text.

In the book of 2 Kings 2:9-10, why did Elisha ask his master for a double portion of anointing?

Elisha could have easily asked Elijah for the same portion of anointing his master possessed. However, he asked for a double portion. He clearly understood that the power to defeat the battle of yesterday, is not sufficient for the battle of tomorrow.

No wonder Elisha was angry with King Joash because he knew the battle awaiting him was great. So also we need to be steadfast and stay awake at all times.

Consider David, little did he know after defeating bears and lions in the bush, he would face Goliath. If he relied on the strength used to overcome the animals, how could he defeat Goliath? If he relied on the strength used to defeat Goliath, how could he have overcome Saul?

In life, after overcoming one battle, there is a greater one ahead.
Because the Devil is constantly looking for means to bring us down (Job 1:6-9), we must never rely on the strength of yesterday.

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