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Date: 30-08-2015

Text: II Kings 2: 9-10

Introduction:

Chapter 2 of II Kings tells us about great men of God called Elijah and Elisha. When Elijah was about to be taken away to heaven and wanted to pass the baton to another person who would succeed him, He told Elisha to ask for whatever he wanted him to do for him. The only thing Elisha asked for was double portion of Elijah’s anointing. Though this request was difficult to give as human being, however Elijah made it known clearly to Elisha that if he sees him when he will be taken to heaven it shall be so. Elisha was a man who wanted the Lord and His power in his life. God used him to perform miracles and great wonder. He was ready to pay the price at all cost. Fortunately for him, he eventually saw his master when he was been taken away to heaven via a whirl wind.

Mark 16:15 tells us about the works that Jesus Christ has committed into our hands as believers. That we should go and preach the gospel to the whole world. If we want to be effective in carrying out this mission, we need the power of God’s Spirit in our lives because we cannot do it with our own power. We cannot do it with any other power except with the power of God. To be able to this work, we need to be empowered from above. For us to excel, stand out as Christians and overcome evil forces in this world we need walk in the power of God. The bible says, “ye shall receive power when the Holy Spirit come upon you.” Like Elisha, anybody who wants to be empowered and walk in the power of God must be ready to pay the price.

According to Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary, price is defined as unpleasant things someone must do or experience in other to achieve something or as a result of achieving something. The price of walk in power can be found in the life of Stephen. Act 6:8 records that Stephen was full of faith and power and performed great wonders and miracles through him. He obeyed the instructions of elders. Jesus fasted for 40 days and nights. He showed us how to have intimate fellowship with the father in heaven.

God can ask us to go an extra mile and we must be able to do so. I Peter 2:9 says, “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.” This shows us why we should walk in power.

Conclusion:

We should make up our minds to walk in power of God. We should not allow Satan to deceive us because there are enemies in the world. We should not allow Satan to deceive us that we cannot pay the price of walk in power.