The theme for Open Heaven Daily Devotional September 4 2023 is A Greater Portion.
SCRIPTURE: “And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah said unto Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee, before I be taken away from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me.“ 2 Kings 2
God wants the body of Christ to always go from glory to glory. He wants it such that men and women of God have followers who operate in greater measures of anointing.
That is why He said we should make disciples of nations (Matthew 28:19-20).
As powerful as He was during His earthly ministry, before leaving He said:
“Verily,verily,I say unto you,He that believeth on me,the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father” (John 14:12).
No matter how greatly anointed your spiritual father is, God can anoint you more than him. You may be asking, “Are you saying that God can anoint me more than you?” Yes, indeed He can.
There was a woman who was in the Redemption camp when she received a call that her daughter had died while giving birth to a set of twins, both of whom had also died.
After the programme, she went to the hospital and took with her a bottle of anointing oil that we had blessed, dropped a little of the oil in the twins’ mouths and said, “Don’t waste my time; come back to life” and they both came back to life.
The body of her daughter was just about to be wheeled to the mortuary at the time, she stopped the hospital staff, poured a little anointing oil on the daughter, placed an anointed handkerchief on her head and the daughter also came back to life.
She raised three people from death in one day. Even I haven’t raised more than one person from death in one day yet.
Thus, you can do even more than your Father-in-the Lord. For all my children, the anointing on you will be much more than the one on me, in Jesus’ name.
The reason we have had many great men of God in the past and no one to carry that same measure of anointing now is simply that many people are not willing to serve the anointed with all their hearts.
Not many people can carry the same burden that their Fathers-in-the-Lord do.
If your soul is occupied with the world, you cannot carry the anointing of your Father-in-the-Lord whose focus is completely on doing the will of God.
Elisha got a double portion of Elijah’s anointing because he remained loyal and committed to the latter.
Open Heaven For Today 4 September 2023 Key Point:
You can be more anointed than your spiritual parents, if you are completely loyal to them.