THE POWER WORKING BEHIND THE FATHERS

Evang. Mike Bamiloye

2 Kings 2:9-12 KJV
[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.

[10] And he said, Thou hast asked a hard thing: nevertheless , if thou see me when I am taken from thee, it shall be so unto thee; but if not, it shall not be so .

[11] And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.

[12] And Elisha saw it , and he cried, My father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof. And he saw him no more: and he took hold of his own clothes, and rent them in two pieces.

Too many things are coming out of this singular scriptural passage, which the Lord is showing to us. So, we will not be tired of dwelling on it, until He moves us on.

LET ME ASK YOU A QUICK QUESTION:
The Force that carried Elijah to Heaven, was it the Chariot and the Horses of Fire or the Whirlwind?”

Elijah had told Elisha that if he see him when he is being taken away, he would have the power, but if doesn’t see him, he would not have the Double Portions of powers he wanted. And so, as they were going and talking together, suddenly, there appeared a Chariot of fire and horses of fire and separated them apart. And the Bible says “…and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.”

And the Verse 12 says: “And Elisha saw it..”
And Elisha saw it….
AND ELISHA SAW IT….not Elisha saw HIM.
Then, after the Chariot and the Horses had parted them, the Bible says “…and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into Heaven”,
NOT THAT HE WENT UP “BY THE CHARIOT AND THE HORSES OF FIRE”
So, What did Elisha see before he could have the Double Anointing?

When the Bible says, “And Elisha saw it…”
What did Elisha see?
Elisha shouted aloud all what he saw.
He was so close to his Leader, and his Spiritual Father and Mentor and very spiritually observant that, HE DID NOT ONLY SEE “HIM” BUT ALSO SAW “IT”

When Elisha shouted: “My father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof.” That was the ecstatic exclamation of a very observant follower of a Godly Leader and Mentor.

If the Requirement for him to have the Powers was to see “Him”, He shouted all what he saw:
“MY FATHER! MY FATHER!”
Then, the Bible says, “And Elisha saw it…” WHAT DID HE SEE AGAIN?
“…THE CHARIOT OF ISRAEL AND THE HORSEMEN THEREOF”

If the Bible says: “And Elisha saw it..” And not “Him”, then it means Elijah knew that if Elisha was very observant enough to see “HIM” when he was being taken away, he would definitely see “IT”
BUT WHAT?
Elisha saw “His Father”, his leader, his Mentor and Master, and SAW THE POWER BEHIND HIM.

HE SAW THE POWER WORKING BEHIND HIM.
HE SAW ELIJAH AND THE POWER OF GOD WORKING BEHIND HIS MASTER.
IT WAS THE POWER HE WANTED NOT ELIJAH THAT WAS GOING AWAY….
So the Bible says: “And Elisha saw it…”
HE SAW THE POWER…HE FULFILLED THE CONDITION, SO HE HAD THE POWER, DOUBLE PORTION OF IT.

Now let’s fast forward to an incidence in the life of Elisha, few years later, when his (Elisha’s) own unnamed servant, was not spiritually strong and observant enough and could not see the powers working behind Elisha, when an army of Syria came to arrest Elisha and the servant was scared and dying with fear. Elisha prayed that the Lord would open his servant’s eyes to see the Powers working behind him.

2 Kings 6:16-17 KJV
[16] And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them.
[17] And Elisha prayed, and said, Lord , I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the Lord opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.

And let me fast forward again to the time of The death of Elisha, when he was on his death bed, and King Joash of Isreal came crying to him, because of the impending wars. The moment the King saw Elisha at that point of death, do you know that he too recognized the POWER WORKING BEHIND ELISHA AND ALSO CRIED OUT WHAT HE SAW.

2 Kings 13:14-15 KJV
[14] Now Elisha was fallen sick of his sickness whereof he died. And Joash the king of Israel came down unto him, and wept over his face, and said, O my father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof.
[15] And Elisha said unto him, Take bow and arrows. And he took unto him bow and arrows.
Right there, the King came to receive power to defeat the Syrians, so Elisha told him to shoot an arrow through the Eastern window while Elisha placed his feeble hand on the King’s hand while he shot the arrow. And he also commanded him to strike the ground with the arrows, and he did thrice, and Elisha pronounced that he would defeat the Syrians three times.

And this is what the Bible say later:
2 Kings 13:25 KJV
[25] And Jehoash the son of Jehoahaz took again out of the hand of Ben-hadad the son of Hazael the cities, which he had taken out of the hand of Jehoahaz his father by war. Three times did Joash beat him, and recovered the cities of Israel.
When you are following a leader very closely either physically or spiritually, what are you seeing working in him and working behind him? Now I am talking about following a Heavenly-Bound, heavenly conscious Godly Leader and father in the Lord. Elisha clearly saw the Powers working behind his master, and he had the double portion of that same power.

YOU DO NOT RECEIVE WHAT YOU DO NOT APPRECIATE.
Every God-Ordained leader has a divine Power of Commissioning and Authority working behind him, and only those who could recognize and appreciate that Power can tap into it.
In Matthew 9:20, the Woman with the Issue of blood only touched the hem of the garment of Jesus. She did not even touch the body or the hand of Jesus, just the tip of his cloth and the issue of blood stopped.

whereas the multitude of crowd who were pushing Him and thronging Him had no miracle. YOU CAN NOT TAP INTO THE POWER YOU DO NOT APPRECIATE.
In Number Chapter 12, when Aaron and Miriam stood up against MOSES because he had married an Ethiopian woman, and began to harass him because they thought they were older than him and heas their junior brother, THE POWER WORKING BEHIND HIM APPEARED AT THE TABERNACLE. The Lord spoke out of the pillar of cloud and rebuked Miriam.

Immediately, she was struck with leprosy and she became a leper instantly. SHE DID NOT RECOGNIZE THE POWER WORKING BEHIND HER JUNIOR BROTHER.

She did not know that Moses may be her junior brother at home, but he had received a Power and a Mandate of a Prophet of a whole nation which no one must despise.
Too much familiarity with our Godly Pastors and heavenly-minded MEN of God had made a lot of people to miss the opportunity of tapping into the Power working behind him. A lot of Pastor’s Associates or Associate Pastors or Assistant or Vice President have lost the opportunity of tapping into the Power working Behind their Godly and Heavenly-Conscious leaders and Mentors and Pastors. Too much familiarity.

They have been too close and seen all his weaknesses.
They have lived with him and seen how he eats and talks in the comfort of his home. So, when power begins to manifest at crusade ground and anointing begins to move in the congregation, they are left untouched and uncharged, because they know MAN that is ministering “very well”.
Mark very well, those who live in Pastors’ or Ministers’ house. Mark the drivers who drive them around. Mark the Associates and Assistants very well, and mark their close relatives ONLY VERY FEW OF THEM, WHO TREMBLE BEFORE THE POWER OF GOD WORKING BEHIND THEM, USUALLY TAP INTO THE POWERS OF THE GODLY MINISTERS.

They would be influenced by the Godly virtues, the humility, the grace, the gentleness or the rugged faith, the sweet spirit and wisdom of counseling, etc.
BUT if your closeness to THE MAN OF GOD or your Godly Ministry Leader or President or Godly Pastor, has bestowed upon you the spirit of Fault-Finding and Criticisms, SUCH PERSON CAN NEVER HAVE ACCESS TO THE SECRET OF THE POWER BEHIND THE GODLY MAN OF GOD.

Elisha did not only see the “MAN” of God, he also saw “THE POWER OF GOD” working behind the “MAN OF GOD” and he reverently shouted and acknowledged it. If you are privilegedly positioned very close to a Godly Man of God as his secretary, Associate, Assistant or assisting him in one way or the other, as driver, cook, servant, etc, position yourself very well to APPRECIATE HIM and ACKNOWLEDGE the Power working behind him SO THAT YOU WOULD BE ABLE TO TAP INTO IT.

Don’t see the MAN only. See also the CHARIOT AND THE HORSES OF FIRE behind him.
“Lord, help me not to miss every opportunity of tapping into the Power of God all around me.”

Source: Evang. Mike Bamiloye

Jesus loves you, accept Him today, tomorrow might be too late.

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