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  • Bryan on 2 Kings 2
    This whole chapter is a message: Elijah has been replaced by Elisha. Elisha's ministry is to bring salvation and then judgement. Just as Elijah's ministry foretells John the Baptist's ministry, his successor, Elisha, foreshadows John the Baptist's successor, Jesus.
  • Bryan on 2 Kings 2
    But Elisha does bring the promised judgement. Bethel is infamous for being the city where people rejected God and worshipped idols of golden calves in his place. Yet they seem to have escaped God's wrath. These children aren't just playfully insulting a stranger either. They say go up to refer to Elijah, they say bald head to refer to lepers. They are basically saying they reject God and his prophet in favour of their idols. And as God promised in Leviticus, rebellious children will be eaten by wild animals, so he sends covenant enforcing bears to finally deliver the judgement on Bethel he delayed so long.
  • Bryan Chua on 2 Kings 2
    Yet, now that he has replaced Elijah, the people still approach him in good faith, requesting his help. So the first thing he does is remove a curse from the waters of Jericho, waters that kill and poison the land. And this water was cursed by God himself, through Joshua when he cursed those that would rebuild Jericho (Joshua 6: 26). So this shows God is willing to forgive and bring salvation through Elisha.
  • Bryan on 2 Kings 2
    Elisha is not just any prophet either, but one of 3 assassins foretold to come from God. In fact the first time he is mentioned in the Bible, God says Elisha is meant to bring judgement and death. That was in 1 kings 19, when Elijah had just gotten the Baal worshipping people of Jericho to acknowledge God after the test at Mount Carmel, yet they still rebelled and threatened to kill Elijah.
  • Bryan on 2 Kings 2
    You have to read this in context.

    The whole of chapter 2 in Kings 2 is about the transition of Elijah to Elisha, as foretold.

    They journey in a specific order, from Gilgal, Bethel, Jericho and across the Jordan. This is the exact opposite order of how Joshua came to the promised land, indicating this is how Elijah leaves the promised land. Elisha is tested 3 times to stay but he follows Elijah, showing patient faith. Elijah does not admonish him because it really is a test of Elisha's faith, not Elisha disobeying Elijah. Elijah parts the river Jordan on his way out, and Elisha parts in on his way back, showing he has inherited Elijah spirit and power from God.
  • Warren on 2 Kings 2:24
    Theres a deeper meaning to this i think than understood by those who commented before me. Correcting "little"children I know is necessary, but to be torn up by a couple of she bears, I think deserves a little study and understanding correlating spiritual and physical text. sometimes it's one or the other , sometimes its both, just saying. God bless you and your families.
  • Ronnie Alexander on 2 Kings 2
    God is Good
  • Stephen - in Reply on 2 Kings 2
    The children are mocking how Elijah went to heaven. In a chariot of fire. They are mocking a miracle of God. They are saying, "Hey, baldy, go up like Elijah"! They are making fun of God's man, a prophet set apart and holy. They also are showing a disbelief in the miracle. Just like people today make fun of us when we look for that Blessed Hope and the appearance of Jesus in the Rapture.
  • Geri - in Reply on 2 Kings 2
    Right! god knows the heart of everyone. however, your thought about "rapture" should be researched. check out the seven trumps. who will be coming at the seventh trump? jesus right. if the enemy of jesus is coming instead of jesus, when do you see that imposter coming? at the sixth trump? right? right therefore, he will be beguiling everyone with kindness as jesus would do. he will be taking one
  • Stephen - in Reply on 2 Kings 2
    The Rapture will take place before the Tribulation period. And the Rapture isn't a mere theory. Read 1 Thessalonians 4: 14-18
  • Chaplain Bob Walker - in Reply on 2 Kings 2
    1 Corinthians Chapter 15 50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. 51 Behold, I shew you a mystery We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. the LAST TRUMP is the 7th one at the end of the tribulation.
  • Steven Lacey-James on 2 Kings 2
    Take the bible LITERALLY!

    The LORD GOD ALMIGHTY (Jesus Christ) knows ALL things, like knowing the future of those children and what they would amount to and ultimately that they would end up in Hell.

    btw...Confessing that Jesus Christ IS GOD COME IN THE FLESH is THE salvation issue.
  • Stephen Botts on 2 Kings 2
    The children are like many today that mock Christians for looking for the return of Jesus in the Rapture.
  • Geri - in Reply on 2 Kings 2
    At the 6th trump the enemy is coming instead of Christ. Mother will give up daughter because she believes this is Christ. Christ will come we will change into the spirit as He is so we are able to see Christ as He really. For the Elect sake the time of seven years is changed to five and one half months because the imposter is that good TO FOOL the very Elect. That's the tradition of rapture theory
  • I am - in Reply on 2 Kings 2
    The anointing of GOD my Holy Father makes me to see the eight, being the few, who are alive and remain in the earth beneath. So by my Father making me to know the eight, my Father also makes me to easily see ye wicked, being many. My Father gives it to me to divide the sheep from the goats. It is written, THERE IS no darkness, nor shadow of death, where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves.
  • I am - in Reply on 2 Kings 2
    Nay. For the very elect of GOD is the Christ child himself, even Christ resurrected again from the dead, by the anointing of GOD my Holy Father. It is written, For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders: insomuch that, if IT WERE possible, they shall deceive the very elect. and, If we believe not, YET he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.
  • April on 2 Kings 2
    Eric: I'm curious as to why you think what you think?.
  • Eric on 2 Kings 2
    Maybe the prophet needs some guidence. He might be lost.
  • Eric on 2 Kings 2
    The children of Israel.
  • Michael L. Felton Sr. on 2 Kings 2
    The man of God and all saints should serve the Lord with an aim to beget spiritual children who would accomplish far greater than he has in the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit.

    These are the days of Elijah: Preparing the way of the LORD.
  • Harriet maunda on 2 Kings 2
    2 Kings 2 its teaching me so main things in life. at time I feel like giving up but kings through Elisha is telling me not to in any situation I should have faith like Elisha.
  • LeeAnne on 2 Kings 2
    "children" means anyone younger than the main person being talked about i.e. Elisha. These were young men, adults, not preteens as many might think when someone says "little children". The she bears "tare" this word means to frighten (like scared to death, but not literally die) not maim or kill. The others in the group probably ran as well with a healthy fear of bears.
  • Irene123 on 2 Kings 2
    The mantle given to Elisha was - God's doing; not Elisha's. God chose Elisha to replace Elijah as the prophet to HIS people. Elisha, in choosing the 'double portion' did just as God willed. It wasn't Elisha's time for heaven yet.
  • Mukisa francis on 2 Kings 2
    It shows me the power of anointing
  • Nyakno Sunday Eduok on 2 KINGs 2
    Please pray for me that Jesus Christ should give me knowledge, wisdom and sound understand
  • LOSE on 2 Kings 2
    I love the Prophetic Protocol of Elisha, he knew that Elija is carrying something great that is y he followed him from Bethel to Jericho Until they crossed Jordan. That was the power of recognising Anointy in the servants of GOD, I PRAY THAT GOD MAY GIVE MY GENERATION THAT SAME SPIRIT OF TAKING FROM THOSE WHO HAVE ALREADY LAID THE FOUNDATION OF THE EVERLASTING KINGDOM
  • Harun kiarie on 2 Kings 2
    Its really appealling how a master gives elisha a choise of wat to be granted thats true leadership
  • Grace Ameh on 2 Kings 2:21
    I love this part of the bible. Expecially how the miracle happened, from the source went forth the healing of the waters. I love the way God works.
  • Emmanuel Benjamin on 2 Kings 2
    Yes! Elisha had double portion of the blessings of Prophet Elijah,but Elisha lacked something in him which was the kingdom of heaven,he only demanded for the mantle, but did not want to go the way his master left to heaven through a whirlwind. And his master gave him the opportunity to ask of anything but he only asked for the mantle,then what about the kingdom Heaven?


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