2 Kings 6:15-17 – “Now when the attendant of the man of God had risen early and gone out, behold, an army with horses and chariots was circling the city. And his servant said to him, “Alas, my master! What shall we do?” 16 So he answered, “Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” 17 Then Elisha prayed and said, “O LORD, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.” And the LORD opened the servant’s eyes, and he saw; and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.” NASB
This Old Testament account of the encounter of antagonistic forces against the prophet of God, Elisha is relevant for us today. He lived in a world where the open hostility to the Truth of God and Righteousness frequently resulted in the death of the followers of God. It is a reminder of God’s Promise to NEVER leave or forsake us. It is a reminder of the Truth, Revelation, and Promise of Psalms 91 and the comfort of Psalm 23. It is a reminder of the word of the New Testament that we are MORE THAN conquerors through Jesus.
Therefore, when I read of the trepidation and fear that flooded the heart of the attendant of the prophet of God, I see a condition in today’s world that needs to be addressed. Too many, followers of our Lord Jesus and believers in the Bible live in fear of the devil. They have been deceived and believed a lie that the devil is equally powerful with God or that he has unlimited authority in the earth and over men. HE DOES NOT!
When the attendant came to the prophet in total panic and said, “Alas, my master! What shall we do?” He saw the massive army surrounding the city and believed that destruction was imminent. His eyes could only see the natural. His panic was met with a calm assurance and a simple request by the prophet, who knew God and His power. It is a prayer that needs to be prayed over Christians, Churches, and America today, “LORD, open our eyes, that we may see.”
When Elisha prayed this prayer, God responded and the attendant saw that the mountain was filled with horses and chariots of fire surrounding Elisha. God had not abandoned him, and He has not abandoned us. His promise to NEVER leave or forsake us is still valid today.
We always have a choice to be fearful or faith-filled. We have the choice to trust God or what we can see and do. We have a choice between the natural and the supernatural. We have the choice between good and evil and if we will TRUST God, He will NEVER do as He has always done, Protect His People!
Does that mean we will never face a crisis? No! Does it mean that we will encounter disease? No! Does it mean that we can passively sit back and say, “No problems, no worries and go prayerless and live haphazardly?” NO! It means that if we will follow the directive of our LORD Jesus as revealed in Matthew 6, in the manner of prayer and in the conclusion of the chapter and make God NUMBER ONE, seeking Him with a whole heart and loving Him with our entire being, He will prove Himself to be God.
Always remember that there are more with us than with them! Only one-third of the angels fell not two-thirds. But, even if all the angels had fallen and followed the devil, God is still the Sovereign Living God, the Creator! God and one person are a majority, no matter the situation. God’s promises will never fail, and the work of Jesus on the Cross was a Total Victory!
God bless you as you live each day knowing, “There are more with us than with them!” Have a Great Day!