While this book certainly has a lot about God’s heart (desire), it is really filled with the story of God’s relationship with two men to stand for His heart. It is a very good book for someone who wants to be useful to the Lord, especially for them to realize that it is not just about their victories, but about who they are before both God (Elijah) and their spiritual fathers (Elisha).
We cover the final three chapters of this study on two significant Old Testament prophets, Elijah and Elisha, who cared and fought for God’s testimony on the earth.
When last we left the prophet Elijah, he had just accepted the anointing of his successor, Elisha. Now we see how his relationship with the Lord matures as he approaches the end of his life.
Elijah was a captive of the Lord (a Tishbite); and his life was a witness of the Lord to others (from Gilead). With such a base, he entered into serving for God.
From the beginning God had a purpose — a desire. Bit by bit, despite our failures, he has gained men for this purpose.
Our life is not about spiritual victories. Victories are not enough to substantiate our growth. Rather, God will bring us through more experiences to make us more mature. Elijah and Elisha were not raised up for spiritual victories but to stand for what was on the heart of God.