In 2 Kings 2:9-12 it says “And so it was, when they had crossed over, that Elijah said to Elisha, Ask! What may I do for you, before I am taken away from you? Elisha said, Please let a double portion of your spirit be upon me. 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. Then it happenened, as they continued on and talked, that suddenly a chariot of fire appeared with horses of fire, and separated the two of them; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven. And Elisha saw it, and he cried out my father, my father, the chariot of Israel and its horsemen! So he saw him no more. And he took hold of his own clothes and tore them into two pieces.”
If you will read the entire story, you will see that Elisha did get a double portion. Do you know why Elisha saw it? He saw it because , he was focused on Elijah. Time and time again, Elijah tried to get rid of Elisha but, Elisha stayed focused on getting what Elijah had. Just like the chariot of fire, there are going to be things in life that are going to try and separate you from the presence of God. You have to stay focused.
Paul said over in Ephesians, “he gave Apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers to equip or train the saints for the work of the ministry. Until we all come into the fullness of Christ to the full measure and stature of Christ.”
When we become just like Him, then we are trained. Until we are just exactly like Him, we need to show up for class and get trained and take it to the world. God wants you to be just like Him. God wants you to come and be trained in hearing the voice of God, be trained in the faith of God, be trained in the love of God, and be trained in the grace of God.
Why, So we can sit around and say Hallelujah? No! He wants us to go out into the world and just like Christ; we come across those that are lost and we set them free, we come across those who are sick and lay hands on them and see them healed, we come across those who are oppressed by the devil and we set them free, and we come across those who are bound in sin and say Christ delivers you, just like Jesus did.