Therefore the heart of the king of Syria was sore troubled for this thing; and he called his servants, and said unto them, Will ye not shew me which of us is for the king of Israel? And one of his servants said, None, my lord, O king: but Elisha, the prophet that is in Israel, telleth the king of Israel the words that thou speakest in thy bedchamber. And he said, Go and spy where he is, that I may send and fetch him. And it was told him, saying, Behold, he is in Dothan. Therefore sent he thither horses, and chariots, and a great host: and they came by night, and compassed the city about. And when the servant of the man of God was risen early, and gone forth, behold, an host compassed the city both with horses and chariots. And his servant said unto him, Alas, my master! how shall we do? And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them. 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.
2 Kings 6:11-17 (KJV)
By the gift of the word of wisdom, which is the dominant gift for the office of a prophet, Elisha could play the role of a spy - chief to the king of Israel. What a shift from fear to faith when the servant’s eyes where opened to see in the Spirit, the Mighty Angelic Hosts, the LORD of Host has commanded to guard His servant Elisha. Our eyes need be opened to see in the Spirit and in the word of God both the help and weapons that are available for us in times like these. If all we see is the enemy host, then fear will take the place of Faith.
Your in Christ, pastor Festus Nsoha.