The message of Elisha is very simple: God has never built His
kingdom on the crowds. God is not the beggar that some people think.
The church is not in this world to save the world, but to save some out of
the world. This world will always have the majority going the wrong
way. But if God has laid a claim across your life, and you have turned
from your way to His way and you have separated from that old way and
begun ministering to the Lord, there is a place in God that can transform
and release life.
New Testament miracles were done by lay people. Those who
were filled with the Spirit on the day of Pentecost were a miserable band
of ordinary clay, but they had been sorted out by God. They had passed
the test; they had come to a point that they would have nothing less than
God’s best no matter what it cost them. They were willing to forsake all.

Elisha went beyond the ordinariness of just ministering to the
master, which is beyond what a lot of Christians do. He would have
nothing less than God’s best, and to get it, he had to prove his tenacity.
He had to let the master know it wasn’t just an idle tickling of spiritual
responses. He had to have it and God could not discourage him; the
crowd could not discourage him. It brought him to a point where God
found out, in that type, that He could trust him.