This morning I’m feeling pretty inspired and I’m just gonna come out swinging…
Do you have a promise from God that you have not seen come to pass?
Are you waiting in faith for something to happen but still see no signs of it?
Have multiple prophets said the same things about you and your call but here you are years later and still, nothing?
I’m here to tell you the reason is because you’ve not yet put a demand on that promise!
When Elija was taken to heaven and his mantle fell Elisha took it up and immediately went to test it out:
[Elisha] took up the mantle of Elijah that fell from him and returned and stood by the bank of the Jordan. He took the mantle of Elijah that fell from him and struck the waters and said, “Where is the LORD, the God of Elijah?” And when he also had struck the waters, they were divided here and there; and Elisha crossed over. -2 Kings 2:13-14
That’s right; he didn’t wait… he didn’t pray about how to use the mantle.
Elisha knew the gift he had been given. He knew the promise that was on his life.
He knew exactly what to do…
He immediately went out and tested the promise he had been given.
I know I’ve been guilty of getting a promise and being excited about it and praying about it and watching for it to happen… as if by some magical force it’s going to become a reality.
It doesn’t happen without putting it to the test.
All the schooling and training and promises are worth nothing if you never take action.
How can you begin to put your promise to the test today?
Where is the LORD, God of Elijah?
You will only know if He is with you if you actually put a demand on that promise you’ve been given.
How bad do you want it? Bad enough to take action?