Scripture: II Kings 6:17 "Open his eyes, that he may see."
army had surrounded the city where the prophet Elisha and his servant
were staying. When the servant saw that they were surrounded, He
became distressed and sought comfort from Elisha. Elisha told his
servant not to fear and declared that there were more for them
than against them, but the servant still could not see
what the prophet of God saw. Elisha then prayed this
simple prayer asking God to open the eyes of the servant. When
God opened the servant's eyes and allowed him to see beyond the
natural, he saw that the mountains were full of horses and
chariots of fire, which were there to protect them.
my grandchild was born, we experienced a great blessing, for we were
allowed to see an amazing video of her while she was still in the womb
of her mother. As the doctor scanned the baby with the sonogram,
we were able to see many of her features, which included her heart
beating and a perfect view of her mouth making definite sucking
motions. It was awesome to grasp this wonderful blessing.
Modern technology had made it possible for our eyes to see beyond our
natural capabilities and allowed us to view a miracle.
Yet, if we had not been able to see the child with our own
eyes, the fact remained that she was there and full of life.
is a life lesson for us in the spiritual. Too often, it seems
that evil surrounds us, and like the situation with Elisha and his
servant, our vision is limited. We are only able to see the
opposition and we experience fear because we cannot see
what is happening in the spirit. However, God is surrounding us
with His forces. Without God opening our spiritual eyes, we cannot see
a way of escape any more than we could see the baby in the womb without
the help of a sonogram. Yet regardless of our limited
vision, God is quietly working undercover on our behalf and has a plan
and a time to bring all things into fruition.
pray for you today, as the prophet prayed for his servant, that God
would open your eyes supernaturally and allow you to see the heavenly
forces that are fighting for you in the battles of life. I pray
that you will get a glimpse of the blood of Jesus that was shed for
your sins so that you could receive eternal life. I pray
that you would come to understand the significance of the stripes
that were laid upon Jesus' back, for Isaiah says that "by His
stripes you are healed." I pray that God's peace that passes all
understanding would flood your spirit as you envision the crown of
thorns that was placed upon Jesus' brow, for "He took the chastisement
of your peace upon Himself" (Isaiah 53:5). And finally, I
pray that your spiritual eyes would be opened to know
God's heartbeat. I pray that you would be assured that He
is surrounding you with His love. I encourage you to
pray the same simple prayer that the prophet prayed, "Open my eyes
that I may see," so that you may rest in God's promise of
provisions and protection. +++