The Mantle and Yoke of Christ
Elisha asked for a double share of Elijah’s prophetic power. He was asking to be Elijah’s heir, or successor, the one who would continue Elijah’s work as leader of the prophets. His request was a bold one, but God granted it. Why? Perhaps because Elisha’s motives were pure. His main goal was not to be better or more powerful than Elijah, but to accomplish more for God. When we ask God for great power or ability, we need to examine our desires and get rid of any selfishness we find.