Apostle Grace Lubega
2 Kings 2:14-15 (KJV); And he took the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and smote the waters, and said, Where is the Lord God of Elijah? and when he also had smitten the waters, they parted hither and thither: and Elisha went over. And when the sons of the prophets which were to view at Jericho saw him, they said, The spirit of Elijah doth rest on Elisha. And they came to meet him, and bowed themselves to the ground before him.
When the Lord told Elijah that He had seven thousand prophets that had not bowed to Baal (1 King 19:18), the sons of the prophet mentioned in our theme scripture were among them.
God had preserved and owned them. They were set apart in their generation.
More so, God did not preserve them so they would die as normal men.
Sadly, there is not much to their story. They died simply as prophets but not with the distinction that Elijah or Elisha carried.
I have seen this sorry pattern in our Christian walk today.
From where does this start?
Sometimes, the preservations of God upon our lives are an illusion that blind many from pursuing greater exploits in Him.
Christians get comfortable under the canopy of blessings in God: disease and evil is far from them; they are at peace with their enemies and favour pursues them.
For this alone, they choose to die as normal prophets, apostles, teachers and evangelists.
You are not preserved by God so that you fade into insignificance. No!
Never allow the cover of blessings to be the reason why you do not stand out of the crowd and be counted for the cause of the kingdom of God.
Like Elijah, you should be bold enough to stand before kings and decree the greatness of the power of the God you serve regardless of the consequences.
Like Elisha, when duty and purpose calls you should be able to leave all that you know behind and pursue the greater cause of the call of God.
God be praised!
FURTHER STUDY: 1 Peter 2:9, Revelation 1:6
You are not preserved by God so that you fade into insignificance. Never allow the cover of blessings to be the reason why you do not stand out of the crowd and be counted for the cause of the kingdom of God.
PRAYER: My Lord, I thank you for this knowledge. I am not a normal person. You have not created me to be ordinary. I am a prophet with distinction; an apostle with distinction; an evangelist with distinction; a teacher with distinction. I am a voice in my nation, to this world and to this generation. I can never be blinded by the things that the gift and the calling attract but choose to live the fullness of the life you have set out for me. In Jesus’ name. Amen.