The Calling of Elisha

How were you called to ministry? What if you were out ploughing in a field when a strange man came to you and put his jacket on you? Well, that is what happened to Elisha. This story is about leaving everything to follow after God’s call. Is God first in your life?

This story comes from 1 Kings 19.

  So he departed there, and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing, with twelve yoke of oxen before him, and he with the twelfth: and Elijah passed over to him, and cast his mantle on him.
20 He left the oxen, and ran after Elijah, and said, Let me, I pray you, kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow you. He said to him, Go back again; for what have I done to you?
He took his plough and cut it up.
He then killed his oxen and cut up the meat and boiled it with the fire he made by the plough wood.
The meat from the oxen was then given out to people who were in need
Then he arose, and went after Elijah, and ministered to him.

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  1. Ahaziah sends out three groups of soldiers to arrest Elijah. The first two are destroyed by fire which Elijah calls down from heaven. The leader of the third group asks for mercy for himself and his men. Elijah agrees to accompany this third group to Ahaziah, where he gives his prophecy in person.

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