How is your Spiritual eyesight?
Are you trapped in your own limited ability to only see your circumstances in the natural.. Is the impossible staring you down in a contest of wills? Are you physically incapable of seeing the bigger picture? Do you focus on your problems and your own lack of abilities to overcome them ...or do you focus on how big, how enormous God is and his ability to overcome anything ?
What do you see with the eyes of your heart? We must open our eyes to all things Jesus ...We must open our eyes to our spiritual life..
In 2 Kings 6 when Elisha was staring down the face of a huge army.. many troops surrounding him, he prayed! He turned first to God.. even though Elisha's servant was very afraid of what he saw and he tried to warn Elisha .. Crying out to him in panic" "oh sir, what will we do?"
How many times have we gasped that very question?
Not worried in the least, He Prayed for his servants eyes to be opened, he was referring to his servants "spiritual eyes" so that he could see that the supernatural army, Gods army, the one he couldn't see with his physical eyes was so much bigger than any army of enemy men..
After Elisha prayed his prayer the servant looked out and saw ( this time) a vast army of chariots and horses of fire that vastly outnumbered that of the enemies army... What would we see if we could open our eyes and glimpse into the spiritual realm..?
God's magnificent supernatural army was there to rescue them, to fight for them even though no one could physically see them ..that's how God works , He is always fighting for us, he's always there in our times of trouble, he's always prepared and ready for battle! He's always closer than our breath...
The Bible says God will fight our battles for us without us even lifting a finger in our own defense...
We simply must trust God..our faith is always in what we cannot see..
Through our faith we can realize that God is doing so much more for all of us, for his people than we could ever imagine or see through just our physical eyesight alone... we all face difficulties that seem insurmountable.. we often wonder how we will even get through the day..
But God's heavenly spiritual resources, his endless supply of mercy and his enabling grace and his unlimited supply of warring angels are always there for us even if we can't physically see them.. THEY ARE THERE!
We must continually search for God and look at things through our eyes of faith.. Trust God and all of Heaven to show up ready and armed with all of his supernatural resources.
"If you cannot see God working in your life ....the problem may be your spiritual eyesight ...not God's power or His willingness to rescue you!"
Elisha prayed again.. This time not for spiritual eyes to be opened but for physical eyes to be closed...he asked God to blind his enemies...
Elisha did not even have to fight the troops that day, he was able to lead them instead "blindly" away from his camp and deliver them into the hands of their enemy..
This Story of 2 kinds of "sight"
Is quite a juxtaposition of our faith..
Are you being lead blindly
(can't see the truth) into the hands of your enemy through your own self-doubt, through your own lack of faith,through your own frustration and reluctance to pray?
Or will you open your spiritual eyes, open the eyes of your heart and let faith see the victory for you..let faith see the chariots of fire fighting for you at the very utterance of a prayer...
Let Jesus marvel at your faith today and let him fight your battles with your eyes wide open.. Both physically and spiritually..!
2 Kings 6:16-19
16 And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them.
17 And Elisha prayed, and said, Lord, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the Lord opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.
18 And when they came down to him, Elisha prayed unto the Lord, and said, Smite this people, I pray thee, with blindness. And he smote them with blindness according to the word of Elisha.
19 And Elisha said unto them, This is not the way, neither is this the city: follow me, and I will bring you to the man whom ye seek. But he led them to Samaria.
Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law.