Your daily devotional by Dag Heward-Mills (3rd May, 2016)

Posted: May 3, 2016 in Bible, Bible Commentary, Devotional
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Dag Heward-Mills

READ: 1 Kings 19:1-3 & 2 Kings 2:1-15

…they said, The spirit of Elijah doth rest on Elisha. 1 Timothy 1:16

Elijah had a servant who left the ministry and missed the anointing. This was the servant who assisted him in the slaying of the prophets of Baal. This was the servant who was sent by Elijah seven times to see if the rain clouds had gathered (1 Kings 18:41-44).

This was the servant who saw the miracle power in the ministry of Elijah. Yet he left Elijah in the midst of his ministry!

When you leave your God-given position, you may lose the anointing you would have received. When you leave your position, you can also lose your inheritance.

The concept of spiritual inheritance is real. The book of Ephesians teaches us that spiritual inheritance is a reality. “The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints” (Ephesians 1:18).

If you are a son to your pastor, an inheritance of anointing and spiritual gifts will naturally pass to you — just as property naturally passes from a father to a son. You must receive all the anointing and gifts you can. Don’t lose your spiritual inheritance!

Although Elisha had a biological father called Shaphat, he received Elijah as his father and called him “father” (2 Kings 2:12). The anointing naturally passed from Elijah to his spiritual son, Elisha.

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