Focus: Lord, Open Our Eyes!
Therefore the heart of the king of Syria was sore troubled for this thing; and he called his servants, and said unto them, Will ye not shew me which of us is for the king of Israel? (2Ki 6:11)
And one of his servants said, None, my lord, O king: but Elisha, the prophet that is in Israel, telleth the king of Israel the words that thou speakest in thy bedchamber. (2Ki 6:12)
And he said, Go and spy where he is, that I may send and fetch him. And it was told him, saying, Behold, he is in Dothan. (2Ki 6:13)
Therefore sent he thither horses, and chariots, and a great host: and they came by night, and compassed the city about. (2Ki 6:14)
And when the servant of the man of God was risen early, and gone forth, behold, an host compassed the city both with horses and chariots. And his servant said unto him, Alas, my master! how shall we do? (2Ki 6:15)
And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them. (2Ki 6:16)
And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha. (2Ki 6:17)
Here the prophet Elisha is being identified as a problem for the Syrian King.
The Problem?? Elisha is an ordained prophet for the Israelite Nation. And it seems that each time the Syrian army tries to advance or attack the Israelites, SOMEONE is telling the King of Israel their EVERY MOVE!! The Syrian King is wondering: “Who in the world is spying on Syria and telling the Israelites where they will attack next?!?!” In verse 12 we see the respect even a HEATHEN nation has for the PROPHET! They basically said: “the prophet Elisha can hear EVERYTHING you saying, even up to when you go to sleep at night!!!!” (Interesting…..)
In the times of the Old Testament the majority of the kingdoms and nations had kings who were the final authority and rule pertaining to the order and growth of that said nation. The Israelites, however had a different chain of command. Even though the Israelites had a king, they had an UNDERSTANDING that no voice is greater than the VOICE of God!! So even though they had a KING, the King STILL would have the REVERENCE and fear of the Lord to respect HIS SERVANT (the prophet)!!
—–>THE ENEMY’S GREATEST CONCERN IS SILENCING GOD’S VOICE IN YOUR LIFE. OR CREATING TOO MANY DISTRACTIONS WHERE IT IS VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO HEAR HIM!! <—–
#Focus: Elisha’s SERVANT is fearful due to WHAT HE SAW (naturally). The prophet encouraged him, then PRAYED FOR His VISION (spiritually).
1.) Don’t let the natural view of life cause you to fear, or question God!!! Ask him to help you focus on HIS SPIRIT!! So that you may be able to see what HE SEES and what He is doing!! It’s not what you see, its the lense you look through!! The lenses of the Spirit reveal the workings of God!!
2.) You need a PROPHETIC voice in your life!! A man/woman of God that will not only challenge your spiritual eyes but PRAY for your spiritual eyes!! So that you can see the blessings and victories God has ALREADY given you!!!
Today I am praying for our #Focus.
But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. (10) But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. 1Co 2:9-10
Something to Think About: Elisha’s servant needed his eyes to be OPENED?? It is possible to be connected to a prophet and be spiritually blind! Just because you are connected does not mean you can see!
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