And Elisha prayed, and said, “Lord, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw. And behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. 2 Kings 6:17
Last night Walt asked me to find this verse for him and it was on my Bible app this morning when I opened my computer. I was about to go to another place when I heard the Lord say, “Some people will never see unless you pray I open their eyes.”
Well, that got my attention! So I asked exactly what He meant by that and He began to show me that His people are focused on the wrong things. They are focused so much on what they see in this natural realm that they lose sight of the mighty God who’s in charge of all things.
I believe that God is looking for people in the earth who realize their ability to speak things and them happen. Prophets still live in the earth today, but just like back in the old testament, they don’t always speak what the people want to hear. They do speak what the Lord tells them to speak. It may not be a popular message, but their job is not to be popular, but to speak it out. Why is that, you ask?
Because just as God spoke and things happened or manifested, we are His voice in the earth to speak or declare a thing and it will be established. Sometimes it’s declaring what God has already decreed, coming into agreement with it and possessing the promise. But regardless, our words have power and we’ve been deceived into believing they’re just words.
Here’s an example that comes to mind. 7 years ago I went to the doctor with debilitating back pain. I was sent for X-rays and was told that I had a well known disease and that in 6 months I would be in a wheelchair, unable to walk. There was no cure. I had a choice to make. Like Elisha’s servant, what I saw brought fear to my eyes, but what I knew was that God provided healing for me through the blood of Jesus.
I began to focus on that blood over the pain. There were times I could hardly walk as the enemy kept whispering, “No one will blame you for calling off the worship team.” But I pulled myself up, lifted my hands and worshipped because I knew that if I kept my eyes on the healer and came into agreement with the Word, the devil couldn’t take what belonged to me.
And just like the song says, “Here I am to worship, here I am to bow down, here I am to say that You’re my God. You’re altogether lovely, altogether worthy, altogether wonderful to me.” No pain and still walking. My focus shifted from the natural to the supernatural and I believe that no good thing will He withhold from them who ask!
Father, I ask that you will open the eyes of those blinded by doubt and unbelief. That what they see will totally captivate their hearts and turn their lives around. Cause them to see that You are the God of miracles and that nothing is too hard for You. I ask that they will see You as I see You, the God who is well able and willing to do life with us. You sent Your Word and healed us and delivered us from ALL diseases and nothing will by any means harm us. It’s in Jesus’ name and for His glory, Amen.