The Mantle of the Public Ministry

When Elijah extended the divine call into the public ministry to Elisha, what do you suppose was his reaction?  You should know that in spite of some great outward victories for the Lord in Elijah’s ministry, just before this he was depressed and wanted to die.  He was facing death threats!  When Elijah put his mantle around Elisha’s shoulders, God was calling Elisha to leave everything to be his prophet.  Elisha was a successful small businessman.  He had a lot to lose.  What would you have done?  Watch or listen to see what Elisha did.

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