Right Friends Matter

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Are you a friend of Gods? Do you value His Word above all others? If so, did you know that God loves to reveal His secrets to you? Psalm 25:14 TLB says; Friendship with God is reserved for those who reverence him. With them alone he shares the secrets of his promises.

Elisha was a friend of Gods, and in 2 Kings 6:8-22, we read about the king of Aram making war against Israel. He would tell his leaders to go to a certain place so that when the Israeli army passed by, they could ambush them.  But God would let Elisha know and he would warn the king of Israel and they’d avoid the ambush. The bible says that this didn’t just happen once or twice, but several times.

The king of Aram was very upset about this and stated they had a spy, leaking information to their enemy.  But one of his captains spoke up (verse 12), “My lord and king, not one of us is a spy. Elisha, the prophet from Israel, can tell the king of Israel many secret things—even the words that you speak in your bedroom!”

What happened next? The king of Aram was told where Elisha was, so he sent an army (for one man, mind you), which arrived at night and surrounded the city.  When Elisha’s servant woke and went outside, he saw the army and was scared spitless (Sandy’s version).

Elisha told him, “Don’t be afraid, there are more with us then there are with them.”

Then Elisha prayed and said, “Lord, I ask you, open my servant’s eyes so that he can see.”

The Lord opened the eyes of the young man, and the servant saw the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire. They were all around Elisha. (Read verses 18-22 for the rest of the amazing deliverance).

This spoke to me this morning for a couple reasons. One, I absolutely love a good story! And two, God knows the plans of our enemy and wants to reveal them to us so that we can avoid things that could harm us.  How sweet is that?!

You ask how can we know Gods secrets?  You must position ourselves to hear.  John 14:26 says;  But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. 

Moses was constantly on a quest to know God. He spent time with God, seeking Him with all his heart. When he told the people to gather because God wanted to speak with them, they were afraid and told Moses, “You go and hear, then tell us what He said.” It’s become far too easy to place our trust in a pastor, priest or prophet, when we were meant to hear God’s directional voice ourselves.  I’m not saying that their words aren’t valuable, but we were meant to hear God for ourselves, they are merely to confirm or disconfirm what God has already spoken to us.

If you know God’s Word, if it’s hidden deep in your heart, then the Holy Spirit in you will lead you into all truth.  He loves for you to know the Father! He reveals parts of God that you’ve never seen or experienced. The depths of His love become a dramatic explosion that spills over onto every relationship, physical, emotional and spiritual.

Father, help me to be so filled up with Your Word, that I spill over onto others what is in me. May they know You simply by knowing me.  May they experience Your love through me.  May they experience miracles through me. May Your light shine brightly in all I do and say, and may it draw others to Your side so they can know You too. It’s in Jesus’ name I pray. Amen

 

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One thought on “Right Friends Matter

  1. Beautiful & Inspiring! So thankful the Lord still speaks to us personally too. ❤

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