Elijah is leaving. God is about to take him up to heaven. But will Elisha become his clear successor?
In a strange story, that has inspired the American Negro Spiritual, Swing low Sweet Chariot and the English idiom, Passing on the mantle, Elijah tries to shake Elisha off before finally asking him what he can do for him. Elisha asks for a double portion of Elijah's spirit and seems to be granted it as Elijah is taken up to heaven in a whirlwind and chariots and horses of fire
What has this to teach us? Lots about good and bad ambition.
|Elijah: Handing over to Elisha (2 Kings 2:1-18, Growth Team Sheet)|
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