Wednesday, August 12, 2015


Dothan:  The king of Aram was furious because his country’s war plan against Israel had been disclosed by someone. Every time he planned something, the king of Israel knew about it. He then interrogated his officers whether they were spies.

One officer stood up and said it was the prophet Elisha who heard every word that was discussed.

The furious king immediately called and sent a strong army to where Elisha lived. By night, the whole area was surrounded by a vast army with horses and chariots.

Next morning, Elisha’s servant came up and great fear seized him. He ran back inside and told the man of God what was happening. The great prophet calmed the servant down and told him not to be afraid. Then he said these words, “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them”. He prayed a simple prayer that God would open his servant’s eyes so that he may see God’s mighty army.

God, in answering Elisha’s prayer, opened the servant’s eyes to see something supernatural. He saw in the hills above, full of horses and chariots of fire belonging to the army of God. They were really more than those of the enemies.

As the enemy’s army marched towards them, Elisha prayed again to God that they be blinded. True enough, God’s power had them all blinded.

The enemies were confused when this happened. The prophet then led them all to Israel’s army in Samaria. While they were there, God opened their eyes. They were shock to find themselves in Israel’s capital. All of them were captured alive by the king of Israel. The delighted king asked Elisha if he could kill them all. Full of compassion, Elisha denied that request. Instead, he asked the king to give them plenty of food and water and later asked him to send them all back.

Because of the compassion of Elisha, the king of Aram stopped the war with the king of Israel.

Because of God’s power and His promise to help His own people, the victory that day was a resounding one.

Elisha’s servant learned a great lesson that day. He didn’t want to depend on his own strength anymore. He will indeed focus on God’s power. - PS BIBLE News


This story above is taken from 2 Kings 6:8-23. Our eyes sometimes deceive us just like they deceive Elisha’s servant. We must see through the eyes of faith believing that there are more that stand on our side than those who are against us. Why? Because God is our source of strength. He had more angels than all our enemies combined. Isn’t it good to be on His side? Certainly. Whatever problems or shortcomings we may have can be overcome because He is with us! He will fight on our behalf! Did Jesus Himself promise us this? Yes! Jesus said, “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33). He said, “I have given your authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you” (Luke 10:19)

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