And the sons of the prophets said unto Elisha, Behold now, the place where we dwell with thee is too strait for us.2 Let us go, we pray thee, unto Jordan, and take thence every man a beam, and let us make us a place there, where we may dwell. And he answered, Go ye.3 ¶ And one said, Be content, I pray thee, and go with thy servants. And he answered, I will go.4 So he went with them. And when they came to Jordan, they cut down wood.5 But as one was felling a beam, the axe head fell into the water: and he cried, and said, Alas, master! for it was borrowed.6 ¶ And the man of God said, Where fell it? And he shewed him the place. And he cut down a stick, and cast it in thither; and the iron did swim.7 Therefore said he, Take it up to thee. And he put out his hand, and took it.
Two words, limitless Power.
As I was reading an excerpt in one of my books this morning, the Author was expounding on why most of the body of Christ isn’t walking in what Jesus paid for.
Immediately the Holy Spirit reminded me of the floating axe head.
The floating axe head is a place between borrowed theology and the power of God manifesting in our own lives.
The sons of the Prophets had learned.
The place they were staying was now cramped.
True submission doesn’t just wander out, but rather like these men, asked the blessing or the right hand if you will, of Elisha-their teacher.
They didn’t leave on broken terms, but rather just wanted to explore the Glory of God.
I had this axe head experience.
I experienced a season of losing “my edge” and sought the Lord on it.
He revealed to me that my axe head was borrowed.
There is nothing wrong with borrowing for a season, but eventually, God wants you to realize that He is your provision, and that you can’t build on the things of the Kingdom with someone else’s tools.
(Someone else’s Revelation)
Fast forward to Jesus.
The disciples had borrowed Authority before the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
But then came the day as Jesus had received all things back into Himself, that He said,
And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
Take this Gospel (the Fulness of Everything) and Go.
Teaching all men what is provided in Him.
When Jesus Himself said, baptizing them in the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, I believe He wanted us to be completely Whole.
The Father draws us to Himself.
And then the Holy Spirit empowers us with the manifesting power of the Gospel.
Spirit, Soul, and Body.
My Grandma used to call it the “Gos-pill.”
The “Gos-pill” will only work and bring a manifestation to your life,
When you Take It!