“When they had crossed, Elijah said to Elisha, “Tell me, what can I do for you before I am taken from you?” “Let me inherit a double portion of your spirit,” Elisha replied.

“You have asked a difficult thing,” Elijah said, “yet if you see me when I am taken from you, it will be yours—otherwise, it will not.””-2 Kings 2:9-10

Why was it a difficult request?

Elijah owned no power!

The power Elisha thought his master had was given to him by God!

Elisha thought the power belonged to Elijah.While the latter knew he was only a custodian of it.

To be continued…