GOD OPENS THE EYES

In 2 Kings 6:8-22 Elisha lived between 845-800 BC in the Bible and in verse the king of Aram was at war with Israel. After conferring with his officers, he said, “I will set up my camp in such and such a place. The man of God sent word to the king of Israel: “Beware of passing that place, because the Arameans are going down there.” 10 So the king of Israel checked on the place indicated by the man of God. Time and again Elisha warned the king, so that he was on his guard in such places. 11 This enraged the king of Aram. He summoned his officers and demanded of them, “Tell me! Which of us is on the side of the king of Israel?12 “None of us, my lord the king,” said one of his officers, “but Elisha, the prophet who is in Israel, tells the king of Israel the very words you speak in your bedroom.”13 “Go, find out where he is,” the king ordered, “so I can send men and capture him.” The report came back: “He is in Dothan.” 14 Then he sent horses and chariots and a strong force there. They went by night and surrounded the city. 15 When the servant of the man of God got up and went out early the next morning, an army with horses and chariots had surrounded the city.Oh no, my lord! What shall we do?” the servant asked. 16 “Don’t be afraid,” the prophet answered. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.”17 And Elisha prayed, “Open his eyes, Lord, so that 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. Elisha blinded the Arameans 18 as the enemy came down toward him, Elisha prayed to the Lord, “Strike this army with blindness.” So God struck them with blindness, as Elisha had asked. 19 Elisha told them, “This is not the road and this is not the city. Follow me, and I will lead you to the man you are looking for.” And Elisha led them to Samaria and trapped them. 20 After they entered the city, Elisha said, “Lord, open the eyes of these men so they can see.” God opened their eyes and they looked, and they were, inside Samaria. 21 When the king of Israel saw them, he asked Elisha, “Shall I kill them, my father? Shall I kill them?”22 “Do not kill them,” he answered. “Would you kill those you capture with your sword or bow? 

Set food and water before them so that they may eat and drink and then go back to their master.” 23 So he prepared a great feast for them, and after they had finished eating and drinking, he sent them away with provisions of kindness so they returned to their master. The bands from Aram stopped raiding Israel’s territory. Elisha’s good treatment plus gifts stopped wicked acts of the enemy. In the Bible 2 realities exist side by side as the seen and unseen realm described in 2 Corinthians 4:18. The unseen realm is more real than the seen realm. So fix eyes not only on what is seen but also on what is unseen. For God’s heavenly realm is actually more real than the temporal realm we live in. In Psalm 34:7, the hosts of Almighty God encamp around those who fear God. God Delivers so glorify and lift up God’s Holy Name with words, songs to lift God highly. Those who put confidence in chariot and horses cause damage to innocent people as those who tried to kill prophet of God and God’s people. God’s Supernatural Power of Protection is Greater than all human efforts combined in Jesus Name.

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