IF YOU SEE ME WHEN I AM TAKEN FROM THEE
(Elijah’s pathway to heaven is our pathway too)
06-24-18 This message may be viewed live streaming video at www.tabernacleofmoses.org commencing today Sunday at 11:00 am, and repeated 24/7 for one week; thereafter, the video, audio, and study notes are archived.
(The brightness of our revelations depend upon the correctness of our doctrines, our building blocks)
(God is Thought, God is Love, God is a Spirit – Eccl 12:7)
Gigal by the way side no sons of the prophets not saved “understandeth it not” (Mat 13:19) “lest they should believe and be saved” (Luke 8:12)
GILGAL (by the way side)
(2 Kings 2:1,2) And it came to pass, when the LORD would take up [Heb: carry up, exalt, lift up, perfect, restore] [rapture] Elijah [Heb: my God is Jehovah] into heaven by a whirlwind [Heb: hurricane] [symbolizing the action of the Holy Spirit], that Elijah went with Elisha [Heb: my God is salvation] [Elijah’s apprentice] from Gilgal [Heb: wheel] [by he way side (not saved)]. And Elijah said unto Elisha, Tarry here, I pray thee; for the LORD hath sent me to Bethel [Heb: house of God]. And Elisha said unto him, As the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee [i.e., until death]. So they went down to Bethel [on stony ground (not saved)] [Elijah and Elisha are walking, moving together; extending effort forward… ever closer to God].
1. Commentary: The city of Gigal (Heb: wheel) herein serves as an Old Testament symbol which, in the New Testament, can be associated with “by the way side” (Mat 13:4,19); also as a center of unsavedness, which corresponds with the sea of Galilee (Heb: a circle) of unsavedness in the New Testament.
Kings 2:3,4) And the sons
of the prophets [Heb: a prophet (foreteller) or
man]  that were at
1. Commentary: the “sons of the prophets” were assembled into a school of prophets under the teaching and authority of Elijah.
Kings 2:5-8) And the sons
of the prophets that were at Jericho
[among thorns; saved sheep; brazen laver] came to Elisha, and said unto him, Knowest
thou that the LORD will take away thy master from thy head [of authority] to day? And he answered, Yea,
I know it; hold ye
your peace. And Elijah said unto him, Tarry, I pray thee, here;
LORD hath sent me to
1. mantle = Heb: something ample (as a large vine, a wide dress); fig. splendor: garment, glory, robe.
2. Commentary: Elijah’s mantle symbolizes the Holy Spirit covering.
(2 Kings 2:9,10) 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 [Heb: seized] from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit [i.e., thy mantle, thy covering] be upon me [Elijah did 16 miracles, Elisha did 32 miracles]. And he said, Thou hast asked a hard thing: nevertheless, if thou see [Heb: discern] me when I am taken from thee, it shall be so unto thee; but if not, it shall not be so.
(2 Kings 2:11-14) And it came to
pass, as they still went on,
and talked, that, behold, there
appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire [1,2], and parted [Heb: divided] them both asunder ; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind [the Holy Spirit] into heaven. And Elisha
discerned] it, and he cried,
My father, my father, the chariot of
1. (Jer 23:29) Is not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?
2. (Joel 2:3-5) A fire devoureth before them; and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them. The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses; and as horsemen, so shall they run. Like the noise of chariots on the tops of mountains shall they leap, like the noise of a flame of fire that devoureth the stubble, as a strong people set in battle array.
3. (Heb: 4:12) For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul [Elisha] and spirit [Elijah], and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Kings 2:15-18) And when the
sons of the prophets which
were to view [see] at
Kings 2:19-22) And the men
of the city [
Kings 2:23-25) And he went up
from thence unto Bethel [on stony ground]: and as he was going up by the way [perhaps,
“by the way side”],
there came forth little children [pre-teens
perhaps] out of the city, and mocked
[Heb: ridiculed: scorned] him,
and said unto him, Go up,
thou bald head; go up, thou bald head. And he turned back,
looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the LORD. And there came
she bears out of the wood, and tare [Heb:
rend, break, rip or open]
forty and two children of them. And he went from thence to mount
from thence he returned to