Chariots of Fire: June 3-7 TVD

This time Elisha had gone too far! The king of Syria was warring against Israel. Multiple times Elisha gave Israel a heads-up and so they were able to escape the hands of the Syrians. The king knew someone on the inside was secretly handing this intel, and he was enraged. When it was revealed that is was the prophet Elisha, the Syrian king responded by sending horses, chariots, and a great army to get him. Imagine that. An entire army to capture one man! The king must have known, even in his rage, that he was in way over his head in going against Elisha. When Elisha and his servant awoke one day, the army had surrounded the city. The servant was frightened and figured their days were numbered. However, Elisha knew that to attack God’s man is to attack God! And so Elisha comforted his servant by saying, “Do not be afraid, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them” (2 Kings 6:16). So here the two of them stand in front of an entire army and Elisha just said what? It is then Elisha prayed for the eyes of his servant to be opened. “So the Lord opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw, and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha” (6:17). Elisha and his servant were no match for the king’s army, but neither was the king’s army a match for the Lord’s army! Dear believer, you are never alone, never the underdog. You are never outnumbered or outmatched! If God is for you, who can be against you? Let not the threats of the enemy paralyze your faith. Stand tall and stand strong because you never stand alone!