The Unseen Reality

“Don’t be afraid,” the prophet answered. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” And Elisha prayed, “Open his eyes, LORD, so that 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.

(2 Kings 6:16-17 NIV)

The king of Aram sent Aramean forces to capture Elisha, whose knowledge of the Aramean military plans had enraged the king. The Bible tells us that the king of Aram “sent horses and chariots and a strong force” to capture Elisha (2 Kings 6:14). When Elisha’s servant saw the force, he was terrified. However, in response to Elisha’s prayer, the fearful servant was able to see that God had also sent His own force, “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.” We’re so accustomed to earthly reality that we often miss out on the unseen reality of the heavenly hosts. We, too, need to remind ourselves of the fact that we can overcome the Enemy because He who is in us is greater than the one who is in the world (1 John 4:4). Only then will we begin to see the unseen.

Learn to see through eyes of faith.

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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