9As they were crossing, Elijah said to Elisha, “Tell me, what can I do for you before I am taken from you?” Elisha answered, “Let a double portion* of your spirit pass on to me.” This is Elijah revealing that he knows he is being taken away that day.

Let a double portion*: *Translators note: Lit. “two-thirds”; of Zech. 13.8. 8Throughout the land—declares the Lord—Two-thirds shall perish, shall die, And one-third of it shall survive. Zech. 13/8 Tanakh JPS 1985.

of your spirit pass on to me: How is a double portion of spirit two thirds of a spirit? That is a question and it is also the answer to how Elijah is identified when he returns with the angel of the covenant of sin forgiveness of the Jewish people. He is a host of the L-rd of Hosts. I am the Lord’s righteous servant of Isaiah 53 upon whom “The spirit of the Lord shall alight…” (Isaiah 11/2). The spirit of the Holy G-d who is a person has come to me and it can be inferred from this passage he had come to Elijah. It is the only way to reconcile a double portion with a two thirds portion of the spirit of Elijah. Where the person of the spirit is so is the person of the Holy G-d, whose person is also of spirit when My Name is in His spirit. He is the angel of His Presence. They are always together. That would be two persons of spirit with the spirit of Elijah, or three persons within and without one man, but all three are separate and distinct never forming a one. Elijah, who worked many miracles is taken to heaven and now Elisha takes up his mantle and begins performing the same miracles. And the power of all miracles is G-d who is inseparable from the person of the spirit and now they are with Elisha. Two thirds of the three persons of spirit that were within and without Elijah alighting upon and within Elisha, with the one-third that is Elijah in heaven. The “double portion” of G-d and the spirit of the Holy G-d being “two-thirds” of the total spirit within and without Elijah.

Keith Ellis McCarty, Esquire

1When the Lord was about to take Elijah up to heaven in a whirlwind, Elijah and Elisha had set out from Gilgal.

set out from Gilgal: Gilgal means “circle of standing stones”. There are several places called Gilgal in the Tanakh.

2Elijah said to Elisha, “Stay here, for the Lord has sent me on to Bethel.” “As the Lord lives and as you live,” said Elisha, “I will not leave you.” So they went down to Bethel.

So they went down to Bethel: Bethel means “house of G-d”.

3Disciples of the prophets at Bethel came out to Elisha and said to him, “Do you know that the Lord will take your master away from you today?” He replied, “I know it, too; be silent.”

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