2 Kings 2:13-14 “HE PICKED UP THE MANTLE…”
Judges 15:15 “And he found a new jawbone….” he picked it up and it became a weapon of mass destruction against enemies.
Elisha and Samson were two very different kinds of men, but they had at least two things in common.
- They were both used by God mightily.
- They both had something they needed within reach but they had to pick it up.
It doesn’t matter how much glory, how much power, peace, joy or prosperity that surrounds you or is within reach. It doesn’t help you unless you pick it up.
You can’t just bury your head in the sand like an ostrich and keep complaining about the economy and the Prime Minister….it won’t help you. There’s a lot of bad stuff happening in the world, but choose not to focus on the bad. Bury your head in the Word. Lift up your eyes to the hills where help comes from.
God is still in control and you will not go under (Ps 24:1). We have an unshakable Kingdom, built upon an unshakable foundation, and ruled by an unshakable King. This is our time to shine (Isa. 60:1). This is the time to stand up and stand out.
When Elisha picked up that mantle it meant: I’m stepping up. It meant I’ll pay the price. It meant I’ll live the life. It meant from this day I am who this mantle says I am.
Pick another level in your praise; in your faith; and in your consecration and see what God is set to do. Pick it up and it shall be well with you in Jesus name. Have a glorious 2023 ahead.