Elisha Intervenes for his Servant
Fear gripped Elisha’s servant when he saw the huge army that was confronting them. He cried out to Elisha. Elisha then made a puzzling statement revealing to his servant that there were more with them than with the enemy. Elisha prayed, asking God to open his servant’s eyes so he could see what was not visible to the human eye. It may be possible that there are invisible forces around today that we cannot see.
“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. 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.” (II Kings 6:15-18)