And the men of the city said unto Elisha, Behold, I pray thee, the situation of this city is pleasant, as my lord seeth: but the water is naught, and the ground barren. And he said, Bring me a new cruse, and put salt therein. And they brought it to him. And he went forth unto the spring of the waters, and cast the salt in there, and said, Thus saith the Lord, I have healed these waters; there shall not be from thence any more death or barren land. So the waters were healed unto this day, according to the saying of Elisha which he spake. And he went up from thence unto Bethel: and as he was going up by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, and said unto him, Go up, thou bald head; go up, thou bald head. And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the Lord. And there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tare forty and two children of them.
2 Kings 2:19-24 (KJV)
Our main focus here is from verse 23. The transfer of Elijah's mantle and double portion of his anointing is now in operation in the life of Elisha. This incident reveals the potency of the prophet's words, and he had to learn anger management quickly. These youthful infidels, worshipped the golden calf of Bethel and had no respect neither to Jehovah nor His newly anointed prophet, their folly caused them their life. As New Creation Spirit filled children of God, we must quickly come to terms with the power of our words, for by your words you will be justified and by your words you will be condemned.
Yours in Christ, pastor Festus Nsoha.