Do You Want a "Double Portion?"

Tuesday, May 07, 2013 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

2 Kings 2:1, Elisha said, “Please let a double portion of your spirit be upon me.” 10 So he said, “You have asked a hard thing. Nevertheless, if you see me when I am taken from you, it shall be so for you; but if not, it shall not be so.” 
[Read chapters 1 & 2 for full context]

Elisha asked Elijah for a "hard thing." He asked for a "double portion" of Elijah's spirit. Elisha did not ask for "double anointing" or "double miracle working power." That's not a hard thing. Having a gift from God is easy. Elisha asked Elijah for CHARACTER, which is the true spirit of a man of God. That's a hard thing.

Too many believers and preachers ask for anointing, opportunity, authority, and more. Too many do not seek to cultivate character, won't faithfully follow leadership, disregard instructions, reject counsel and overstep their grace and measure. They don't "see."

Ask for hard things, like integrity and character, and stay in position to receive it.