Elisha is unique. No prophet performed as many miracles as he did in such an unusual manner and with such ease. Elisha is not a magician but an exceptional prophet bestowed with a double portion of God’s spirit.
The mysteries surrounding this prophet are solved when the stories are read in the light of Jesus Christ. Elisha announces the Messiah, particularly his grace, his perfection, and the sovereignty of his ministry. To read these eight chapters of 1-2 Kings in the light of Jesus Christ stimulates our faith, renews our intelligence, and allows us to glimpse into the startling depth of Holy Scripture.