2 Kings 6:17 “And Elisha prayed, ‘O LORD, open his eyes so he may see.’ Then the LORD opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.”
So the king of Aram sent his whole army just to capture one man. A bit of overkill you might say but this king is obviously serious about taking out Elisha! Now, in the natural, things certainly look pretty grim. Huge army… surrounded… vice like grip over the city. And in the natural is exactly where the servant of Elisha is looking for he cries out ‘Alas, my lord, what shall we do?’. Ever been in this situation before? Ever looked at the hopelessness of a situation and just cried out “Oh no, oh no Lord… there is nothing I can do! There is no way out.” I’m sure you have experience this also.
But look at the response of Elisha for he replies “Do not be afraid. Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” Is Elisha crazy? Do not fear? There is more with us than with that entire army? Strange words indeed! Then the Lord open the eyes of the servant. And he saw that they were protected all along! All around them were thousands of angels protecting them! If any harm is to come to them, then the armies of Aram have to get through these angelic warriors first!
Now, we need to learn what the servant of Elisha has learnt that day. Our great need is to have our eyes opened spiritually! They were opened when we were saved but there is a continual need to ask the Lord to give us further spiritual sight and revelation. We need to continually see His power, His protection, His love, and His inheritance. And when we see them, just like Elisha, we will be perfectly calm in the midst of the storm!
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