2 Kings 6:11-18 continued
As we step into this new season, it matters where
our focus is! It is a time of great distractions!
Elisha lived in the spirit realm so he was not intimidated,
like his servant, by the army encamped around them.
Don’t allow the natural realm to override what is taking
place in the spirit. If we would take God at His Word and
put our eyes on things above, the spirit realm would
become more real to us.
The Lord wants us to have spiritual 20/20 vision!
The more time we spend in HIs presence, the more we will
see the things He sees. It was from that place of intimacy
with God, that Elisha’s prayers were answered.
When we see what is happening in the spirit realm, we will
be more accurate and confident in how we pray. This will be
a new level of authority and power!
In verse 18 as the Syrian army comes down to attack, Elisha
asks the Lord to strike them with blindness. The Lord did so
“according to the word of Elisha”.
Wow…that the Lord would honor and perform our word!
It is a further revelation of our being found trustworthy. The
word blindness here doesn’t mean they were totally unable to
see. If that were true, they couldn’t follow Elisha anywhere.
The meaning of the word is interesting…” to cause an illusion
or hallucination”. So Elisha led the “unseeing” army right into
Samaria, and then asked the Lord to open their eyes! It must
have been like awakening from a dream when the Syrians saw
they were in Samaria. When the king of Israel asks Elisha if he
should kill them all, Elisha said No! Feed them and send them
home. A great feast was prepared…the army ate, drank, went
home and never came again. Mercy triumphs over judgment!
Remember Elisha received a double portion of the anointing
from Elijah. As we pray for the Lord to give us spiritual 20/20
vision, notice the 20 twice….that speaks of double! We need
to believe Him for the double portion! Double abundance,
double grace, double prosperity, double favor etc
The number 20 also refers to redemption…can you see a
double harvest of souls?
What do you see?