Apostle Grace Lubega
1 Kings 19:15-19(KJV); And the LORD said unto him, Go, return on thy way to the wilderness of Damascus: and when thou comest, anoint Hazael to be king over Syria: And Jehu the son of Nimshi shalt thou anoint to be king over Israel: and Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abelmeholah shalt thou anoint to be prophet in thy room… So he departed thence, 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 by him, and cast his mantle upon him.
The Lord instructed Elijah to anoint Hazael king over Syria, Jehu over Israel and Elisha as the prophet in his stead.
It is no mere coincidence that the first person Elijah meets in the fulfilment of this assignment is Elisha.
Elisha’s spirit was ready and positioned for this responsibility.
He was a man whose heart was ready for what God was going to do next.
This kind of positioning is by men who feel after God. Feeling after means that they are attuned to His desires; His will; His plan and His purposes.
There is a ‘feel after’ that causes men to find God. This same feeling after is what tells you that your defining moment will come at this time and through such a man of God and if he ‘throws his mantle on you’, you ought to be ready to move.
That feeling after will continuously prepare you for an encounter that will change your life forever!
Child of God, sometimes our destinies are changed irrevocably because of the preparation of our spirits for those moments when God has purposed to change our lives forever.
That is why you must maximise every moment in the presence of God, why you must give yourself wholly to the things of the Spirit.
If it is prayer, pray.
If it is studying the Word, study it like your life depends on it.
If it is attending services, do so with the excitement that God is always up to something in your life.
His Holy name be praised!
FURTHER STUDY: Philippians 3:14, Acts 17:27
There is a feel after that causes men to find God.
PRAYER: Father, I thank you for your Word. My spirit is yielded to what you are doing. My heart is open to the experiences you lead me to. Break me for what you intend, bend me for what you intend and kill me for what you intend, to the glory of your name. In Jesus’ name, Amen.