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“Asking God for a Hard Thing”

Have you ever asked God for “a hard thing?”

In 2 Kings 2:9-10, the Prophet Elijah, the Tishbite, had done miraculous miracles! He had a faithful servant called “Elisha.” Elisha, the servant, was a simple man. His job was to wait on and serve God’s prophet. He must have also had a garden to tend to, which meant plowing. But Elisha knew that soon God would take his master Elijah away. They walked to the River Jordan, and Prophet Elijah wrapped his mantle in a wad and smote the River Jorden, and it parted, and they went through on “dry ground.” Then, the man of God asked his servant, “… what shall I 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. And he (Elijah) said, Thou hast asked a hard thing: nevertheless, if thou see me when I am taken from thee, it shall be so unto thee…”

We all know that when the “mantle” from Elijah fell upon Elisha, a miracle took place, and Elisha received “a double portion” of the spirit of Elijah! Sometimes we ask God for small things, but we are afraid to ask God for “the hard thing.” God is saying to you right now, through this message, “… is there anything too hard for Me?” (Jeremiah 32:27) So, go ahead and ask God for a hard thing! Do it now! Sherry

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