Main image
9th November
2009
written by Cullen Webb

Imagine seeing that in your headlines.

No, it has not yet happened. But I was speaking today with my Grandmother about his declining health, and she brought up the fact that we have been losing a lot of good preachers recently.
Where will America go, once these spiritual leaders have passed. If we think things are bad now, what will happen when Billy is gone?

I think things will get better.

2 Kings 2:9
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.

Elisha received a double portion of Gods anointing on Elijah. What do you think would be the effects of that? Let us look at the miracles preformed and experienced by both.

Elijah:

  • Causing the rain the cease for 3 1/2 years (1 Kings 17:1)
  • Being fed by the ravens (1 Kings 17:4)
  • Miracle of the barrel of meal and cruse of oil (1 Kings 17:14)
  • Resurrection of the widow’s son (1 Kings 17:22)
  • Calling of fire from heaven on the altar (1 Kings 18:38)
  • Causing it to rain (1 Kings 18:45)
  • Prophecy that Ahab’s sons would all be destroyed (1 Kings 21:22)
  • Prophecy that Jezebel would be eaten by dogs (1 Kings 21:23)
  • Prophecy that Ahaziah would die of his illness (2 Kings 1:4)
  • Calling fire from heaven upon the first 50 soldiers (2 Kings 2:10)
  • Calling fire from heaven upon the second 50 soldiers (2 Kings 2:12)
  • Parting of the Jordan (2 Kings 2:8)
  • Prophecy that Elisha should have a double portion of his spirit (2 Kings 2:10)
  • Being caught up to heaven in a whirlwind (2 Kings 2:11)

Elisha:

  • Parting of the Jordan (2 Kings 2:14)
  • Healing of the waters (2 Kings 2:21)
  • Curse of the she bears (2 Kings 2:24)
  • Filling of the valley with water (2 Kings 3:17)
  • Deception of the Moabites with the valley of blood (2 Kings 3:22)
  • Miracle of the vessels of oil (2 Kings 4:4)
  • Prophecy that the Shunammite woman would have a son (2 Kings 4:16)
  • Resurrection of the Shunammite’s son (2 Kings 4:34)
  • Healing of the gourds (2 Kings 4:41) 
  • Miracle of the bread (2 Kings 4:43)
  • Healing of Naaman (2 Kings 5:14)
  • Perception of Gehazi’s transgression (2 Kings 5:26)
  • Cursing Gehazi with leprosy (2 Kings 5:27)
  • Floating of the axe head (2 Kings 6:6)
  • Prophecy of the Syrian battle plans (2 Kings 6:9)
  • Vision of the chariots (2 Kings 6:17)
  • Smiting the Syrian army with blindness (2 Kings 6:18)
  • Restoring the sight of the Syrian army (2 Kings 6:20)
  • Prophecy of the end of the great famine (2 Kings 7:1)
  • Prophecy that the scoffing nobleman would see, but not partake of, the abundance (2 Kings 7:2)
  • Deception of the Syrians with the sound of chariots (2 Kings 7:6)
  • Prophecy of the seven-year famine (2 Kings 8:1)
  • Prophecy of Benhadad’s untimely death (2 Kings 8:10)
  • Prophecy of Hazael’s cruelty to Israel (2 Kings 8:12)
  • Prophecy that Jehu would smite the house of Ahab (2 Kings 9:7)
  • Prophecy that Joash would smite the Syrians at Aphek (2 Kings 13:17)
  • Prophecy that Joash would smite Syria thrice but not consume it (2 Kings 13:19)
  • Resurrection of the man touched by his bones (2 Kings 13:21)

Surrounding Elijah’s life was 14 miracles. Surrounding Elisha’s life, was 28 miracles. A perfect double.

Imagine that the day Graham passes away, an Evangelist or a humble Christian somewhere becomes anointed two-fold by God. Imagine it were so for every pastor, every evangelist, and every minister.

Scriptures reveal that in the end times, there will be an unprecedented outpouring of the holy spirit. Will this be why?
Good times are ahead of us.

-Cullen Webb

Share

Related posts:

  1. Army Tells Franklin Graham To Accept Muslims
  2. God Has Killed More People Than Satan?
  3. Thoughts about our leaders
  4. Blasphemy in the church
  5. Good Traditions?
  • faithr

    “Men full of compassion, who laugh and love and cry. Men who'll face Eternity, and aren't afraid to die. Men who'll fight for Freedom and Honor once again. He just needs a few good men.”

    • http://www.NationPains.com Cullen Webb

      Yay Gaither.

  • http://lmae123.wordpress.com/ Lauren-Mae Spiker

    I know this post isn't very recent, but I like it nonetheless. It is very encouraging. :)

  • Carol Morgan

    Come oooooonnn!!!! Billy Grahams work will live on in the countless lives which God has brought to Himself through the very preaching of His word. There is still the same power that God has displayed and it is available to the people of today. God will set men free!!! He will pour out His Spirit in abundance and every knee shall bow, praise God!! Let the words of a righteous man, namely Billy Graham, live on and gain momentum until that great and awful day when He WILL reveal Himself for all to see. He’s alive, and I’m forgiven, Heaven’s gates are open wide. Praise our dear Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

  • Carol Morgan

    Come oooooonnn!!!! Billy Grahams work will live on in the countless lives which God has brought to Himself through the very preaching of His word. There is still the same power that God has displayed and it is available to the people of today. God will set men free!!! He will pour out His Spirit in abundance and every knee shall bow, praise God!! Let the words of a righteous man, namely Billy Graham, live on and gain momentum until that great and awful day when He WILL reveal Himself for all to see. He’s alive, and I’m forgiven, Heaven’s gates are open wide. Praise our dear Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

  • Carol Morgan

    Come oooooonnn!!!! Billy Grahams work will live on in the countless lives which God has brought to Himself through the very preaching of His word. There is still the same power that God has displayed and it is available to the people of today. God will set men free!!! He will pour out His Spirit in abundance and every knee shall bow, praise God!! Let the words of a righteous man, namely Billy Graham, live on and gain momentum until that great and awful day when He WILL reveal Himself for all to see. He’s alive, and I’m forgiven, Heaven’s gates are open wide. Praise our dear Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

  • Carol Morgan

    Come oooooonnn!!!! Billy Grahams work will live on in the countless lives which God has brought to Himself through the very preaching of His word. There is still the same power that God has displayed and it is available to the people of today. God will set men free!!! He will pour out His Spirit in abundance and every knee shall bow, praise God!! Let the words of a righteous man, namely Billy Graham, live on and gain momentum until that great and awful day when He WILL reveal Himself for all to see. He’s alive, and I’m forgiven, Heaven’s gates are open wide. Praise our dear Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

  • Carol Morgan

    Come oooooonnn!!!! Billy Grahams work will live on in the countless lives which God has brought to Himself through the very preaching of His word. There is still the same power that God has displayed and it is available to the people of today. God will set men free!!! He will pour out His Spirit in abundance and every knee shall bow, praise God!! Let the words of a righteous man, namely Billy Graham, live on and gain momentum until that great and awful day when He WILL reveal Himself for all to see. He’s alive, and I’m forgiven, Heaven’s gates are open wide. Praise our dear Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

  • Carol Morgan

    Come oooooonnn!!!! Billy Grahams work will live on in the countless lives which God has brought to Himself through the very preaching of His word. There is still the same power that God has displayed and it is available to the people of today. God will set men free!!! He will pour out His Spirit in abundance and every knee shall bow, praise God!! Let the words of a righteous man, namely Billy Graham, live on and gain momentum until that great and awful day when He WILL reveal Himself for all to see. He’s alive, and I’m forgiven, Heaven’s gates are open wide. Praise our dear Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

  • Carol Morgan

    Come oooooonnn!!!! Billy Grahams work will live on in the countless lives which God has brought to Himself through the very preaching of His word. There is still the same power that God has displayed and it is available to the people of today. God will set men free!!! He will pour out His Spirit in abundance and every knee shall bow, praise God!! Let the words of a righteous man, namely Billy Graham, live on and gain momentum until that great and awful day when He WILL reveal Himself for all to see. He’s alive, and I’m forgiven, Heaven’s gates are open wide. Praise our dear Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

  • Carol Morgan

    Come oooooonnn!!!! Billy Grahams work will live on in the countless lives which God has brought to Himself through the very preaching of His word. There is still the same power that God has displayed and it is available to the people of today. God will set men free!!! He will pour out His Spirit in abundance and every knee shall bow, praise God!! Let the words of a righteous man, namely Billy Graham, live on and gain momentum until that great and awful day when He WILL reveal Himself for all to see. He’s alive, and I’m forgiven, Heaven’s gates are open wide. Praise our dear Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

  • Carol Morgan

    Come oooooonnn!!!! Billy Grahams work will live on in the countless lives which God has brought to Himself through the very preaching of His word. There is still the same power that God has displayed and it is available to the people of today. God will set men free!!! He will pour out His Spirit in abundance and every knee shall bow, praise God!! Let the words of a righteous man, namely Billy Graham, live on and gain momentum until that great and awful day when He WILL reveal Himself for all to see. He's alive, and I'm forgiven, Heaven's gates are open wide. Praise our dear Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

  • Carol Morgan

    Come oooooonnn!!!! Billy Grahams work will live on in the countless lives which God has brought to Himself through the very preaching of His word. There is still the same power that God has displayed and it is available to the people of today. God will set men free!!! He will pour out His Spirit in abundance and every knee shall bow, praise God!! Let the words of a righteous man, namely Billy Graham, live on and gain momentum until that great and awful day when He WILL reveal Himself for all to see. He's alive, and I'm forgiven, Heaven's gates are open wide. Praise our dear Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.