Elisha and Gehazi
2 Kings 6
In 2 Kings 6, Elisha is the prophet in Israel. The King of Assyria had plans to destroy Israel, but every time he tried, Israel was ready and waiting. The prophet of Elisha, through the Spirit of God, heard the things the king of Assyria said in his bed chamber, and was able to warn Israel of planned attacks.
In 2 Kings 6, the king of Assyria sent a great army to capture Elisha in Dothan. Elisha had a servant named Gehazi who saw the advancing army and cried out “What should we do? We’ve been invaded.” Calmly, Elisha prayed, “God, open my servant’s eyes so he can see.” When Gehazi’s spiritual eyes opened, he saw the angels of the Lord surrounding the valley. Gehazi had no ability to see what Elisha saw until God opened his eyes. Spiritual eyesight removed all fear from Gehazi and gave him peace.
Friends, I believe that God attends the footsteps and ways of his children. I believe he’s watching over us and will deliver us. Let’s pray a prayer like Elisha prayed for Gehazi. “Lord, open your servant’s eyes. Help us see the chariots and armed forces of the Lord protecting us.” The big problem for us today is our inability to see the supernatural world. God, open our eyes. We want to see.
We all look at life through glasses also known as our paradigm or worldview. It’s so important that we put on the glasses of hope. Hope is a confident expectation in the goodness of God. God has divine eyes and will open our eyes to see his goodness. “I would have despaired unless I had believed I would SEE the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living!”
2 Kings 6:16 “’Don’t be afraid,’ the prophet answered. ‘Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.’ 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.
Hope in the Lord. Ask God to open your eyes to see the angels that are round about you, prepared for your deliverance. We know that God is with us and is in control. Dare to see with the eyes that God has given us.