Have you ever felt like your Elijah was taken away? This could have been a physical father or mother; a spiritual father or mother or some type of mentor. It could even have been a certain mode of hearing, knowing or serving God that He seemed to have dismantled or lifted. There’s always a decision to be made when that which we’ve served and that which has served us well per se suddenly disappears and we enter into a new paradigm, new level and so on. Some of us may have even served a “false” Elijah or an Elijah not of our choosing yet still when God moves us on or takes it away we are left perplexed, paralyzed and pondering what to do because we had become so used to serving that “leader”.
I break off any hesitation and perplexing or confusing spirit about what’s next and about what to do now. Elisha didn’t sit and wonder about what to do when Elijah whom he served and followed was taken out of the picture. Instead, Elisha boldly took up his mantle of leadership and crossed over into his new season. I feel that some of us need to know that God took off the “cap” for a reason and it was because you are a leader and you are called! It wasn’t so that you would just live in shock or be paralyzed by the new but so that you would boldly go forward in the new proclaiming and prophesying that the new has come! Arise, shine you bold new leaders [Elisha’s] who are pioneering new ground. Arise, shine you leaders [Elijah’s] who have moved on to higher ground. It’s our time to for new level leadership!
God is moving many of us right now from the “house of mourning” our past season’s Elijah being taken from us or being re-positioned to a place of the oil of joy! No more mourning, no more staring down at the mantle wondering what to do with it, wondering whether you qualify to pick it up. You are more than able to go forward. You were made for this season of your life. You are called, chosen, approved and qualified you messengers of hope and transformation. It’s your era, so take it.
To you father and mothers who’ve been an Elijah that God has re-positioned: I say to you, “the show has just begun for you! You have moved on from earthly things. You are being re-positioned into higher heavenly callings. Your calling has called you higher! Fear not!”
Many of us need to hear that it’s a breaker point for you. It’s a breaker point for you! What’s felt like it’s been crushing you is actually crushing the weight of long standing burdens from off you! He is overwhelming what has overwhelmed you in this season.
Elisha’s: Awaken the dawn [Psalm 57:8] with your decrees and declarations. I see the sun peaking up over the horizon but it’s our job to decree and declare its full rising over our lives and ministries because He has given us authority to do so in our new realm of leadership. The cap of leadership has lifted and it’s time to displace old things replacing them with new mantles of leadership and authority. Elisha’s, it’s your time to turn the world right side up. Break off old covenants to dead, deceased or past relationships and prophesy new relationships and fresh covenants. New connections are blowing in for many of us in this season as some old connections are being replaced permanently or in some cases temporarily.
Elijah’s and Elisha’s- what has seemed like losses or hindrances are turning into profits and promotions. Elisha’s- It’s your turn to turn to Him for your strength, leadership and navigation of new realms and new ground. Elijah, I admonish you that you are to pick up a great key to open a great door. Elisha, I admonish you to pick up the new mantle to dismantle old paradigms. The stakes are rising in the season because victory is ensuing and we each need to choose whether we are up to the task that the spirit of victory has called us to in this hour. Grace to you each!