WHAT HAPPENS WHEN GOD OPENS MY EYES? Continued
3. I SEE THE DEFENSE FOR WHAT’S ATTACKING ME
This is the STORY of when the Arameans were at war with Israel, But every time they’d attack Israel – God would warn Elisha of the battle plans!
2 Kings 6:10-23 “This happened several times so the king of Aram became
very upset over this. He called in his officers and demanded, "Which of you is the traitor? Who has been informing the king of Israel of my plans?"
"It's not us, my lord," one of the officers replied. "Elisha, the prophet of Israel, tells the king of Israel even the words you speak in the privacy of your bedroom!" The king said "You go find where Elisha is, and we will send troops to seize him!" The report came back: "Elisha is at Dothan." So one night the king of Aram sent a great army with many chariots and horses to surround the city. When Elisha’s servant got up early the next morning and went outside, he saw troops, horses, and chariots everywhere! “ What will we do now?" he cried out to Elisha. "Don't be afraid!" Elisha said. "For there are more on our side than on theirs!"
2 Kings 6:17 “ThenElisha prayed, ‘O Lord, open his eyes so he may see.’ Then the Lord opened the servant's eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha!”
As the Aramean army advanced toward them, Elisha prayed, "O Lord, please make them blind." And the Lord did as Elisha asked. Then Elisha went out and told them, "You have come the wrong way! This isn't the right city! Follow me, and I will take you to the man you are looking for." And he led them to Samaria! As soon as they had entered Samaria, Elisha prayed, "O Lord, now open their eyes and let them see." And the Lord did, and they discovered that they were in Samaria! When Elijah’s king, the king of Israel saw the captive enemy army, he shouted to Elisha, "Should I kill them?" "Of course not!" Elisha told him. "Do we kill prisoners of war? Give them food and drink and send them home again." So the king of Israel made a great feast for Aramean army and then sent them home to their king. After that, the Aramean raiders stayed away from the land of Israel!
The best way to get rid of an enemy is to turn him into a friend!
4. I SEE HOW GOD IS WALKING WITH ME!
Luke 24:15-29 is the Story of the day Jesus was resurrected. Two discouraged disciples were walking down the road to Emmaus talking about what had happened. Jesu joined them but they did not recognize Him as he spoke about what had happened and the Scriptures..
LK. 24:31 “Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him, and he disappeared from their sight”
In their grief, Jesus had been right there with them! They just couldn’t see it! They needed illumination!
Be wise today and always allow God to Illuminate all your life through His Word.