Keep Your Eyes On Me!


2 Kings 2:9-10 (NKJV)

9 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.”

10 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.”

Last month I preached a sermon from this passage of scripture entitled, "Double Speed Anointing." Holy Spirit pulled this word out of me one morning when I was reading a devotional written by my dear friend, Kim Potter. In her devotional she was expounding on the season of the double portion in which we are in. It was then that Holy Spirit spoke to me and said, "As it was for Elisha, so shall it be for you."

As I read this entire story there was one thing that really stood out to me. Elijah asked Elisha what did he want from him before he was taken away. Elisha asked for a double portion of his spirit. Elijah said that Elisha had asked a hard thing. And then he said,"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."

What was Elijah trying to tell Elisha? Not that what he had asked for was hard for Elijah to do. I believe he was telling Elisha that it would be hard for him not to become distracted by other things while he was following Elijah or waiting on him to be taken from him. In other words, "Elisha, you will get what you asked for as long as you keep your eyes on me.