Those who accept the challenge see the limitless, the infinite and move into a different reality, their intended destiny.
In the events in 2 Kings 6:5-8 we see the contrast.
Two men of faith — moving in the same circles, going to the same places, yet radically different.
Under the same circumstance, one sees the natural and is suddenly overcome with fear, the other sees the hand of God.
“The prophetʼs attendant got up early in the morning. When he went outside there was an army surrounding the city, along with horses and chariots."
An impossible situation confronts them.
He sees no back-door, no means of escape. The servant can only conclude, “WE ARE DOOMED!!!!”
He said to Elisha, “Oh no, my master! What will we do?”
In the natural we have a tendency to see and think the worst. In the spirit we live in a place of peace.
Elisha looked at what had frightened the servant.
He replied, “Donʼt be afraid, for our side outnumbers them.”
However, words alone will not bring the assurance and peace the servant needs. A demonstration of the truth and power is required.
The prophet prays for him.
Then Elisha prayed, “O Lord, open his eyes so he can see.” The Lord opened the servantʼs eyes and he saw that the hill was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.
Elisha simply prayed that his servant may see what was there.
Elisha did not ask God to send the horses and chariots of fire.
Elijah did not even ask God for help; the help was always there.
When we have faith, we have favor with God and we can ask to see.
Elisha asked; God delivered his servant from fear, and a town from panic, and brought peace to the nation.
God is never in the panic, never in the fear, but He is in the faith and trust of those who serve Him. Ask in faith, believing you will see the hand of God.
“Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing…” John 5:19
Elisha had no doubt and he saw.