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Thursday, May 26, 2011

More on Angels

15And 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?
 16And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them.
 17And 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.
--from II Kings 6: 15-17

The excerpt above is from the story of the prophet Elisha as told in the Bible. The king of Syria intended to invade Israel in a bloody battle. Israel was outnumbered sorely.

When Elisha's assistant arose early in the morning, he saw that the vast Syrian army had surrounded them with horses and chariots.

Frightened, the assistant went to Elisha in a panic, wondering what to do.

Elisha calmly told his servant not to worry, that 'they who are with us are more than they who are with them.'

The servant did not see what the prophet was talking about. So Elisha prayed for the poor frightened man to have his eyes opened. When God allowed him to see beyond this realm into the spiritual world, he saw tens of thousands of angels with horses and chariots of fire, surrounding Elisha in a wall of protection.

Praise be to God!

Prayer--"O God, our tongues cannot adequately express the deep emotions we often feel when we read of great examples in your Word about your angels and your protection of your people. We are simply awed, spellbound, and deeply moved. Please accept our deepest, sincerest thanks, through Christ our Lord, Amen."

Song: The Singing Cookes sing 'Victory is Sweet'--a great song based on the scripture above.

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