2 Kings 2:9 

And 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.

Many times throughout the Message, Bro. Branham teaches from Scripture that just as Elisha received a double portion of Elijah’s anointing, so the Bride receives the same promise. Probably more than once, the thought of, “I just don’t see this anointing in my life” has crossed your mind when you hear this. It can be a great triumph for the enemy to blur your faith from this promise, if he is allowed to do so. Yet this promise is still true.

Elijah the prophet lived a hard life. He was alone for the majority of his days, and spent most of his life in the wilderness. Even though he lived alone, the Lord was always with him. Elijah had a unique nature, a spirit, that proclaimed the message of the Lord as he received the Word of God. Elijah knew how to wait upon the Lord, and when God answered, he did what he was told. Elijah was completely sold out to God.

It was this nature and spirit of Elijah that the Lord would use five other times throughout history, according to the Scripture. Even though he lived a hard life, he knew where he stood with the Lord. It was this determination to do what the Lord wanted him to do that passed on to Elisha. Elisha did greater things than Elijah because he asked of the Lord to receive a greater portion.

One key element about both of these men is that they sold out everything they were for the Lord’s sake. Because Elisha was completely separated from the world and lived as a man who waited for the Lord, the Lord could use him in a greater way than Elijah.

Ask yourself the question, “Am I really surrendered to the Lord in the way I should be?” No matter if you are a housewife, a banker, a janitor, or a humble church goer, you must be fully surrendered to Christ.

“They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, and mount up on the wings of eagles” (Isaiah 40:30). Allow the Lord to draw the double portion of His anointing out of you by His Spirit. Just wait upon the Lord, and believe in His promise that He will bring it to pass in your life.

58-1005E - “God-Called Man”

Elisha, to him, he's going home. Elisha had had a bitter life. That woman preacher down there had give him a rough way to go: Jezebel and Ahab, and the stones, and all that he'd went through. Elijah was getting tired, and he knowed that he'd fought a good fight and he'd finished the course. Just across Jordan his retirement laid. But Elisha was watching, for that Spirit was on him. So if you notice, every believer, when you come to a place where you have to sell out, you'll feel the cold waves of Jordan lapping at your feet. Are you going to cross or are you not? Jordan is separation—separating.

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