Prayer Opens Eyes…

2 Kings 6:13-19
New Life Version (NLV)

13 So he said, “Go and see where Elisha is, that I may send men to take him.” And he was told, “See, he is in Dothan.”
14 So the king of Syria sent horses and war-wagons and an army of many soldiers there. They came during the night and gathered around the city.
15 The servant of the man of God got up early and went out. And he saw an army with horses and war-wagons around the city. The servant said to Elisha, “It is bad, sir! What should we do?”
16 He answered, “Do not be afraid. For those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” 17 Then Elisha prayed and said, “O Lord, I pray, open his eyes, that he may see.” And the Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and he saw. He saw that the mountain was full of horses and war-wagons of fire all around Elisha.
18 When the Syrians came against him, Elisha prayed to the Lord, saying, “Make these people blind, I pray.” So the Lord made them blind, as Elisha had said.
19 Then Elisha said to them, “This is not the way. This is not the city. Follow me and I will bring you to the man you are looking for.” And he brought them to Samaria.

From the above passage the following is very important to remember:

•To believe the impossible one must first see the invisible

•Prayer is the key to overthrow the enemy’s plans of destruction against us

•When Elisha prayed and asked God to open the eys of his servant, then only did the servant see what Elisha saw already and was his fear dispelled

•Seeing into the invisible (spiritual realm) is key to victorious praying and in discerning spiritual issues from God’s perspective and not our perspective

Romans 8:31 is parralel to 2 Kings 6~

Amplified Bible (AMP)

31 What then shall we say to [all] this? If God is for us, who [can be] against us? [Who can be our foe, if God is on our side?]

Prayer made it possible to see the angels on Israel’s side and prayer caused the victory over the enemy…

Never underestimate the tremendous power and effect of prayer and the fact that the angels are encamped around you as a child of the Most High God!

Blessings in prayer and believing,

Pr’s Paddick & Roelien Van Zyl

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