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“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.” ~ 2 Kings 6:16-17
FEAR NOT: Believers, the enemy is Outnumbered
The king of Syria had grown tired of Elisha, who had been helping the king of Israel ward off Syria’s attacks (2 Kings 6:8-23). So, he sent a large party of Syrian troops to capture Elisha.
When Elisha’s servant woke up early in the morning, he looked out and saw “an host compassed the city both with horses and chariots” (2 Kings 6:15). Elisha, seeing his servants fear, encouraged him (in our text, above) and prayed that God would “open his eyes, that he may see” (2 Kings 6:17).
God “opened” the servants eyes and he saw “the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha” (2 Kings 6:17). There was nothing to fear because an army of angels from heaven was surrounding them: they had God’s army protecting them.
The same is true for every Believer today. Nothing, no one, can penetrate the army of angels surrounding us: we have a bastion of protection. Anything that does come through the ranks of the angels protecting us only comes through because of God allows it. And anything that God allows into our lives is for our benefit (Romans 8:28).
FEAR NOT, Believers, there is an army of angels protecting us at every instant. Let us, therefore, not walk around in fear. Rather, let us be bold and courageous, because we know that “they that be with us are more than they that be with them”, we have the army of angels, the host of heaven on our side!
This post is a part of a series on several of the “FEAR NOT” sayings in the Bible.