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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.
18 As the enemy came down toward him, Elisha prayed to the Lord, “Strike this army with blindness.”So he 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 he led them to Samaria.
20 After they entered the city, Elisha said, “Lord, open the eyes of these men so they can see.” Then the Lord opened their eyes and they looked, and there 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 have captured with your own 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, and they returned to their master. So the bands from Aram stopped raiding Israel’s territory.
God can take what was meant for bad and turn it to something that's good. If God is for us than no man can come against us, what an awesome God he is.......
Elijah knew Aram's plans and kept Israel's king informed. The Aramean king tracked down Elisha at Dothan, but Elisha prayed that the Aramean army would be blinded. He then led the blind army into Samaria, Israel's capitol city. Although Elisha had the respect of kings. Elisha never forgot to care for the faithful. His students in the group of his prophets. We can't let the importance of our work crowd out our concern for human need. Elisha's servants was no longer afraid when he saw God's mighty heavenly army. Faith reveals that God is doing more for His people than we can ever realize through sight alone. When we face difficulties that seem insurmountable, remember that spiritual resources are there even when we can't see them. We have to look with eyes of faith, and let God show us His resources. If we don't see God working in our lives, the problem may be our spiritual eyesight, not God's power. I enjoyed reading all of your comments. They blessed me indeed. Thank you Lord for these bible scholars as we endeavor to learn more about you. That we may be fully equipped for the task that you have set before us, in the all powerful name of Jesus Christ our Lord.
Whenever we face a person that is our enemy we need to remember that Satan is our real enemy, not that person. (Ephesians 6:12) Satan uses that person to try to upset us and become angry or fearful. He is hoping to cause us to turn our eyes away from God so we won’t look to Him for help. Any time we face an enemy we need to remember that God is with us. We need to keep our eyes on Him because He gives us His power to do what is right in our difficult situation. God wanted the soldiers to live so they could go back to Syria and tell what Israel’s God had done. God gives us power and protection as he did Elisha. God gives His power to those who have believed in His Son Jesus Christ. (Hebrews 1:14). The king of Syria was baffled and thought he had a traitor in his camp because he didn’t know there was a man of God named Elisha, who lived in Israel that speaks to God. Eisha told the King of Israel the very words that the king of Syria spoke privately.” God gives us visions and discernment and the prophetic ear to fight the enemy. We must let God fight our battles so the enemy can go back and tell what God has done. Thank you Jesus!
Vanessa Harvell said:
Lord open the eyes of your people. So we can see that there are more with us then, there is with the enemy. Amen.
Praise Him! I went right in after reading the 17th verse. My God, I began to see Elisha and his servant standing in a plain and i could see afar off hills and plateaus. Then I saw the army with horses and they were many, strong in appearance but, then I saw what Elisha saw. Hills upon hills of horses and chariots of fire, my God. Ask and you shall receive. Thank you Lord for allowing me to see, even the more.
6 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.
Very powerful message Elisha did a very brave thing he asked the people that came to capture him to follow him, and then he asked God to open their eyes to their very own blindness. Wow! They had no idea who they were following. Even though they came to capture Elisha he asked the to feed them, and to be kind to them. That is true compassion. This is a true example of love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you. If God be for us who can be against us? No one..........:) Praise God the Father in Jesus name, Amen
The Seer and Prophet had the power of Life and Death in his tongue. He had so much faith in God, so much wisdom and understanding of God that when he spoke he was confident. He was confident of the call and assignment God placed upon his Life.
Elisha was a prophet of Israel he emerged as a seer, kings and peasants alike turned to him for help, he had the gifts of knowledge and foresight and the ability to work miracles, he headed a prophetic school and was in frequent demand . The king of Syria sent to seize Elisha when he found out he was in Dothan, which was not far from Samaria, the host was to come upon him during the night and bring him to the king of Syria dead or alive. The prophets servant was grievous and frightened when he found out that the city was surrounded by Syrians, he ran to Elisha to bring him an account of it, his servant asked him what should they do, Elisha told his servant not to fear with the fear which has torment and amazement, for those that are with us, to protect us, are more than those to destroy us, angels unspeakable more numerous God infinitely more powerful. Elisha was concerned for his servant, he saw himself safe and wished no more than that for his servant eyes to become open, and the Lord opened his servant eyes so he could see the protection that they were under, the opening of the eyes will silence fear. Elisha shameful defeat he gave to the host of Syrians who came to seize him, he prayed to God to smite them with blindness and they were all blind their sight was altered, they did not know the person or places they were their acquaintance to the place of Dothan or the person to be Elisha. He brought the men to Samaria an prayed for God to open their eyes so they could see where they were and behold this great terror, Elisha did not want any danger or harm to come upon his enemies and told the king to set up bread and water before them to eat and drink, Elisha prepared great provision for hid enemies then sent them away. The most glorious victory over an enemy is to turn him into a friend.