REVEALED IN 2 KINGS  2 (part 1 – The Process)

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10-01-23 God is Thought. The brightness of our revelations depends upon the correctness of our doctrines, our building blocks, our Godly thoughts laid one upon another, ascending into the mind of Christ. Thought is a manifestation of “energy.” (Think about that). These study notes are archived at tabernacleofmoses.org.


(Matt 13:19) When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that [word of God] which was sown in his heart [Gk: the thoughts or feelings (mind)]. This is he which received seed by the way side


ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (30 fold, fruit)


(2 Kings 2:1,2) And it came to pass, when the LORD would take up [1] Elijah [a prophet] [2] into heaven by a whirlwind [3], that Elijah went with Elisha from Gilgal [4]And Elijah [who had no fixed residence but moved from place to place as the Holy Spirit suggested] said unto Elisha [Elijah’s “minister,” or regular attendant], Tarry here [in your understanding], I pray thee; for the LORD hath sent me to Bethel [Heb: the house of God]. And Elisha said unto him, As the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee [faith, trust = love] [(first mention)]. So they went down to Bethel [i.e., to the school (church) of the prophets at Bethel]

1.    would take up: Heb: to ascend: carry up, exalt, fetch up, raise, recover, restore.

a.     Commentary: a type and shadow of the rapture.

2.    Commentary: Elijah was a prophet (Heb: inspired man) who is a type and shadow of Jesus Christ and a type and shadow of us, you and I, Christians, who are “in Jesus.” Every Christian is called out by God to be a divine prophet (an inspired man). Every prophet’s godly movements are suggested, empowered, and accompanied by the Spirit of God.

3.    whirlwind: Heb: a hurricane: storm, tempest /// to rush upon.

a.     Commentary: a Bible symbol of the Holy Spirit herein exemplifying intense activity.

4.    Gilgal: Heb: wheel /// a whirlwind: rolling thing, wheel. [the basic starting point of movement, of life]

a.     Commentary: a “wheel” is another Bible symbol of the activity (movement) of the Holy Spirit who is the power of God in action, i.e., God’s Thoughts in action.


HIGH SCHOOL (60 fold, more fruit)


(2 Kings 2:3,4) And [a school (congregation) of] the sons of the prophets [Heb: a prophet or (generally) inspired man] [that’s us, inspired by God] that were [theological students, disciples learning (that’s us)] at Bethel [Heb: the house of God] [church] came forth to Elisha, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the LORD will take away thy master from thy head to day? And he said, Yea, I know it; hold ye your peace [Heb: hush or keep quiet] [i.e., compose yourselves, “be not afraid” (28x)]. And Elijah said unto him, Elisha, tarry here [in your understanding], I pray thee; for the LORD hath sent me to Jericho [1]. And he [Elisha] said, As the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee [faith, trust = love] [(second mention)]. So they came to Jericho [i.e., so they came to “more understanding”]

1.    Jericho: Heb: fragrant /// blow, breathe; smell (by implic. perceive), fig. to anticipate, enjoy: accept, smell, X touch, make of quick understanding. [i.e., to become more intimate (closer) to God]

a.     (1 Thes 4:11,12) And that ye study to be quiet [Gk: hold (your) peace], and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you; That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without [unsaved], and that ye may have lack of nothing

b.    (2 Tim 2:15) Study to shew thyself approved [Gk: acceptable] unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed [syn: embarrassed, humbled], rightly dividing [Gk: to make a straight cut, (fig.) to dissect (expound) correctly (the divine message) /// as if by a single stroke] [i.e., by a revelation] the word of truth


COLLEGE (100 fold, much fruit)

(2 Kings 2:5-7) And [the school (congregation) of] the sons of the prophets that were at Jericho came to Elisha, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the LORD will take away thy master from thy head to day? And he answered, Yea, I know it; hold ye your peace [Heb: hush or keep quiet] [i.e., compose yourselves, “be not afraid” (28x)]. And Elijah said unto him, Tarry [in your understanding], I pray thee, here; for the LORD hath sent me to Jordan [1]. And he said, As the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee [faith, trust = love] [(third mention)]. And they two went on [rolling forward in the Spirit]. And fifty men of [the school (congregation) of] the sons of the prophets [witnesses] went, and stood to view afar off [2]: and they two [Elijah and Elisha] stood by Jordan [3]

1.    Jordan: = Heb: descender /// to descend; (lit.) go downwards, to a lower region, to the enemy; to bring down: cast down, take down. [i.e., pride]

a.     Commentary: the river Jordan is a type and shadow of the Holy Spirit, the great Discerner, Divider, Separator… in preparation for judgment.

2.    Commentary[L1] : “stood to view afar off” = The spiritual eyes of the sons of the prophets (students) were not yet fully opened (educated) and they were still afraid to approach God’s presence (Exo 20:18). Therefore they could not actually seethe rapture” of believing Christians as it is clearly shown in Isaiah 3:1-3.

3.    Commentary: “stood by Jordan” = Elijah and Elisha were moving (via the Holy Spirit) ever closer (more and more intimate – more understanding) to God in their journey, being progressively drawn and given “the increase” by the Holy Spirit of God. But they stopped moving at the conclusion of Elijah’s spiritual journey on this earth, exemplifying the process of a sown seed (logos) growing (studying) into maturity (rhema), i.e., ripeness, and then being “harvested.”


THE UNIVERSITY OF GOD (the door to Heaven)

(2 Kings 2:8) And Elijah [whose spiritual eyes (his understanding) were fully opened according to his capacity] took his mantle [1], and wrapped it together [“and rolled it up” NIV & Amplif. Bible] [2], and smote [Heb: struck] the waters [of the Holy Spirit], and the waters were [obediently] divided hither and thither [because Elijah was then a fully redeemed God-man, a restored Angel, e.g., Rev 22:8,9; 19:9,10, and thus had the authority from/of God (like Michael and Gabriel)], so that they two went over [Heb: crossed over] [into the Promised Land, into Heaven] on dry ground [Exo 14:16; Josh 3:17]

1.    mantle = Heb: garment, glory, robe /// large; fig. powerful: excellent, mighty, noble, worthy. 

a.     Commentary: Elijah’s garment was an emblem of authority, a sheep-skin coat; prophetically, the garment signified the sacrificial blood covering (glory) of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

2.    Commentary: “wrapped it together” = Elijah’s mantle rolled up (summed up) all of Elijah’s spiritual power as God’s good and faithful servant, i.e., Elijah’s accumulated spirituality (righteous thoughts and deeds) rolled up into a shepherd’s rod. Compare to the rod of Moses in power and effectiveness.



(2 Kings 2:9,10) And it came to pass, when they [two] were gone over [the river Jordan and into University graduate studies], 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 [1] of thy spirit [of thy spiritual strength, of thy closeness (intimacy) to God] be upon me. And he [Elijah] said, Thou hast asked a hard thing [Heb: to be dense, tough or severe] [i.e., hard for you (suffering)] [2]: nevertheless, if thou see [Heb: discern] me [have the spiritual strength to understand] [3] when I am taken from thee [i.e., raptured] [4], it shall be so unto thee; but if not, it shall not be so

1.    double portion: Dake’s Annotated Reference Bible = “proving that there are different measures of the Holy Spirit and power which men have received.”

2.    (Rom 8:16,17) The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer [Gk: to experience pain jointly or of the same kind (specifically persecution)] with him [with Jesus Christ], that we may be also glorified together [with Him]

3.    (Heb 5:13,14) For every one that useth milk is unskilful [Gk: inexperienced, ignorant] in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe [Gk: an immature Christian, child]. But strong meat [Gk: solid, stable] belongeth to them that are of full age [ripe], even those who by reason of use [practice, repetition, rehearsal, preparation, training] [i.e., studying] have their senses [Gk: organs of perception] exercised [steadily increased in strength] to discern [Gk: (to make a) judicial estimation /// to separate thoroughly] both good and evil [i.e., to discern both Lucifer and Satan].

a.     Commentary: unlike Adam and Eve who came to have a superficial (on the surface) knowledge of the forbidden fruit rather than an intimate knowledge because they could not then “discern[the difference] between [mingled] good and evil [both resident in one fruit]. 

4.    Commentary: in context, the chariot of fire and horses of fire were not visible to the as yet not fully trained (educated) undergraduate eyes (spiritual perceptions) of the fifty student disciples at this higher post-graduate ethereal level of understanding (ref. Dothan, 2 Kings 6:17).





May we note that the verses of 2 Kings 2:1-10 are progressive revelations of The Process of Christianity, whereas the continuing verses of 2 Kings 2:11-25 are prophetic revelations of The Future of Christianity that directly foreshadow this present day and future events. Please receive the conclusion of this inspiring chapter (part 2 – The Future) next week, God willing. God bless you.