KEY SCRIPTURE: John 7:37 KJV:” In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.
Many people obtained tangible things from God, through a deep hunger or thirst for that thing. It is that thirst that keeps you sacrificing, striving and moving forward till that thirst is quenched, which is the end target. A story in the bible that comes to mind is the pursuit of Elisha pursuing the Spirit of God on the life of Elijah. I wish to say that the anointing on a person can be transferred to another, if only the receiver is thirsty enough. We have heard stories upon stories of people whose life changed drastically after one encounter with an anointed man of God. The power and ability to take a hold of such a grace is an incessant hunger or thirst in the soul of that individual. The Lord himself said, if you are thirsty then you can drink.
The story of Elijah and Elisha is seen in 2 Kings 2 :1-16. Elijah was leaving the scene to go to heaven. It was Elisha his cup bearer and assistant who was to take over, but it will not come on a silver platter. He had to prove that he really wanted that grace or anointing. They left Gilgal for Bethel, and Elijah, asked Elisha to wait and allow him to go alone. The following was the answer of Elisha to Elijah. 2Ki 2:2 KJV …As the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. So they went down to Bethel. It was the thirst in the soul of Elisha craving to be satisfied.
A thirst is like an invisible suction power that attracts its desires and longings to itself.
Elisha resisted every attempt of Elijah to make him resign, why? Because he was thirsty for an anointing that nothing physical could buy. At the end of the day, the man of God asked him, what do you want that I may do it for you? He said, I want a double portion of thy Spirit to be upon me.
Elijah said he’s asked for a difficult thing but, if he should see him when he was going, then he would have it. The bible said, as they went, there was a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, but a whirlwind took Elijah away. The chariot of fire, and the horses of fire came to test him if he would still maintain his passion and keep his focus on Elijah. He overcame all these because of his desire, due to the thirst in his soul. Dear child of God how thirsty are you craving for the thing you are praying about. Are you ready to throw away all obstructions to go for what you want?
THOUGHT: YOUR THIRST WILL MAKE PUT ASIDE ANY HINDRANCE TO ACHIEVE YOUR DESIRE.
Hebrews 12:2 KJV “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Philippians 3:13 KJV Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before.