2 Kings!

2 Kings 2:14

Then he took the mantle of Elijah that had fallen from him, and struck the water, saying, "Where is the LORD, the God of Elijah?" And when he had struck the water, the water was parted to the one side and to the other; and Elisha went over.

Elisha was Elijah's servant.  He was promised a double portion of Elijah's spirit if he saw him ascend into heaven.  He got it.  And he promptly embarked on Elijah's mission.  We have received, not merely a Elijah's spirit (a temporary prophetic inspiration).  We have received the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Blessed Trinity who is God himself.  When we were baptized, we were baptized not just prophet, but priest and king as well.  For that is who Christ is.  Now the waters of life part for us too–if we have the gumption to walk through them with Christ.

Mark Shea


Mark P. Shea is a Catholic author, blogger, and speaker.

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