Tuesday, May 23, 2017

"Chariots of Fire"

2nd Kings 6.15-17 NIV
angel (Hebrew)
“When the servant of the man of God got up and went out early the next morning, an army with horses and chariots had surrounded the city. ‘Oh, my lord, what shall we do?’ the servant asked. “‘Don't be afraid,’ the prophet answered. ‘Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.’

“And Elisha prayed, ‘O Lord, open his eyes so 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.”

In my business I am constantly confronted by an opposing “army of horses with chariots.” Challenges, obstacles, and complications make my pursuit of income a real venture of faith.

I often begin my day with a question for Jesus: “Oh, my Lord, what shall we do?” The answer is inevitably and always the same: “Don’t be afraid.” I have nothing to fear. God is on my side. No matter how many demonic forces are stacked up against me, God and me form a majority.

“If God is for us, who can be against us? With God on our side like this, how can we lose?”
Romans 8.31 The Net Bible and “The Message”

angel (Greek)Jesus reminds me, “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” I want to believe but, like Elisha’s servant, I need eyes of faith. Jesus intercedes for me before His Father’s throne: “Oh Lord, open his eyes so he may see.”

“Therefore, being always of good courage, we walk by faith, not by sight.”
2nd Corinthians 5.6-7 NASU

Seeing with eyes of faith enables me to “walk by faith.” What do I see in faith? I see “the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around.” It is an amazing angelic vision, imparting the assurance of ultimate victory for me and the people I love. I can overcome my small problems because Jesus daily comforts my troubled heart…

“You… have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.”
1st John 4.4 NASU

2 comments:

JOV said...

The last paragraph hits the nail on the head for me.

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I can overcome my little problems because Jesus daily comforts my troubled heart…
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Without Jesus we have nothing but strife and perils, with Him we have peace and joy.

Some days God is all I have to get me through the day...

Thanks for sharing this one...

Dave Scriven said...

Thank you my brother JOV.