So, today we discussed the interesting theory that Elisha may have intended or desired to pass on his ministry to King Jehoash of Israel, as unlikely a candidate as he was. We went through the reasons why this may have been the case, and talked about how sad the story ended if that was Elisha's intention or hope. But I forgot to mention that there is one more story about Elisha in 2 Kings 14, which is:
20 Elisha died and was buried.
Now Moabite raiders used to enter the country every spring. 21 Once while some Israelites were burying a man, suddenly they saw a band of raiders; so they threw the man’s body into Elisha’s tomb. When the body touched Elisha’s bones, the man came to life and stood up on his feet.
Now, this is just conjecture, but wouldn't it be pleasant to think that this resurrected man became the prophet whom God's power in Elisha passed into? Seems like something God would do, similar to Moses finally making it into the promised land only after he died?
You’ve got your methods
I’m done with trying to guess all your moves
I’m going where you want me to go
I’ve got nothing left to lose
Now I don’t wanna suffer
But that’s in fact the nature of the beast
If you want to get to higher ground
You got to get there on your knees