2Kings 6:17, “And Elisha prayed, and said, “LORD, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.” Then the LORD opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw”
There is a great difference between SEEING WHAT YOU BELIEVE and BELIEVING WHAT YOU SEE. I prefer the first one, it teaches you to see things through the eyes of faith. Faith negates facts, it sees beyond the natural and presents a whole new picture of things which produces hope. People can see something the way it is, you are seeing what it can be, that is seeing what you believe.You can be in a situation that everyone has stopped hoping for good for it or you can be like the woman with the issue of blood who saw far beyond the natural that she could be healed and in the midst of it encourage yourself into the victory, trusting in the One who is able and touched the hem of His garment. All people saw was her 12 years condition, what she was seeing was healing. It’s our perception of things that channels us to see things from either men’s point of view or God’s. Whose report will you believe? If you wait for people to always see it the way you do and agree with you before you move, you will never move. The woman with the issue of blood moved alone because of what she saw. Proverbs 23:7, “For as he thinks (sees) in his heart, so is he”
In my text, the servant of Elisha freaked out when he saw the soldiers surrounding their camp, the man of God was peaceful because he saw what he believed. Is it possible for the Lord to take away temporarily what He has given you so as to boost your faith in Him? Or He could take away something that He knows you can’t do without and then He becomes your eyes to prove to you that He is in control of every part of your being. Paul (Saul) was persecuting Christians, after encountering with the Lord on the road to Damascus, Acts 9:8-9,”8 Then Saul arose from the ground, and when his eyes were opened he saw no one. But they led him by the hand and brought him into Damascus. 9, And he was three days without sight“. His ability to see in the natural was taken away and had to be led for a season. His spiritual eyes were activated at that point and he was never the same again. At times what we see with our natural eyes can contaminate what we should see with our spiritual eyes. For Saul (Paul), he was beginning a great journey that needed assurance that “it wasn’t by might nor by power but by the Spirit of the Lord says the Lord of host”. He needed more of His spiritual eyes than his physical eyes. One man said, when he had his two natural eyes living in sin, he was blind but when he came to Christ after losing one of his physical eyes through an accident, he could clearly see things with one eye than with his once upon a time two eyes. Is not the eyes the windows to our soul? Is not eyes associated with vision? It’s also through the same eyes that we can be deceived.
Elisha prayed and his servant’s eyes were opened to see that those who were with them were much greater than those who surrounded them.
My question to you, what do you see? have you reached to that place where you prayed that God would take your ability to see naturally in other words see things men’s way and desire to receive the Spiritual eyes to see far and beyond. I believe you have to lose something before you can gain something. I desire to see more of what He sees rather than what I see. May the Lord pray for me to see what He has set aside like Elisha prayed for his servant. Blessings Ev