Separation 11

This post is Day 11 in a series of studies about “Separation”. I strongly suggest you begin with the introduction to this study, please click here to read it.

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Separation – Day 11

2 Kings 2:11

As they (Elijah & Elisha) were walking along and talking together, suddenly a chariot of fire and horses of fire appeared and separated the two of them, and Elijah went up to heaven in a whirlwind.

The Thought

This is one of the most dramatic moments of separation in the Bible. Elisha had followed Elijah for many years learning from the elder’s relationship with Father God, and trying to practice all that he was taught.

On this occasion, Elijah was walking with great determination, and Elisha knew that the end of his teacher’s earthly journey was near. He knew that God was going to take Elijah to Heaven, but he didn’t know how, only Elijah knew (2 Kings 2.10).

Elisha was expecting to be separated from his master, but did he really expect the amazing sight he witnessed? God is full of surprises!! (Maybe the “God of surprises” is a subject for a whole month study sometime!!)

Elisha had been a faithful student of Elijah and seriously wanted all that Elijah had, and more. God granted his prayer! Do you know of Elijah/Elisha relationships in our generation? Is your pastor/priest training and encouraging others to grow up to take his place? Are you mentoring somebody to do what you do, and more, in the body of Christ?

In the last verse of the Old Testament God talks of turning the hearts of the fathers to the children. I believe it is a spiritual picture of passing on to the next generation all we have learned so that they do not have to relearn everything from square one.


Praise God for anyone who was a “spiritual parent” to you. Praise Him for the teachers you have appreciated.

Pray for more spiritual parenting in this generation. Pray for the “Elishas” to cling to the “Elijahs” and to receive the double portion.

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