Obviously, a Prophet of The LORD.
Obviously, also a man with feet of clay.
And yet he did not die.
He left this earth but he did NOT die.
Elijah mentored Elisha.
Elisha refused to leave Elijah.
Elisha stayed to see; stayed with Elijah to learn and receive all that would come to him.
A double portion; that was his request.
His request was granted.
And Elijah died. (See 2 Kings 13:20)
GOD loves all His children.
He loves each and every one of us BUT our relationship with Him is individual.
No two of us are the same; in other words, each one of us who are His Children is each perfectly loved and individually cared for by Him in individual ways.
Not that I understand it but I noticed in 2 Kings 2 Elisha said to Elijah as Elijah was leaving:
12 Elisha saw it and cried out, “My father! My father! The chariots and horsemen of Isra’el!” . . . source
And in 2 Kings 13 Joash, King of Israel said to Elisha as Elisha was dying:
14 . . . Joash the king of Israel . . . said, “My father, my father, the chariots of Israel and its horsemen!” source
Perhaps, Prophets of GOD are more important to our defense than chariots and horsemen.
Perhaps, this is something for us to ponder.