2 Kings 6:8-23
Talks for Growing Christians
The Attempts of the Army of Syria to Capture Elisha
2 Kings 6:8-23
Lesson Number 13
- The Lord can thwart the strategy of the enemy.
- The Lord’s forces are greater than the enemies’ forces.
- Pray that your eyes may be opened.
- Overcome evil with good.
- Who is telling the King of Israel the war plans made by the King of Syria?
- What is the double miracle during the onset of the invasion?
- How did the Lord thwart the strategy of the enemy of Israel?
- Why is it that the opposition looks so much stronger?
- How were the eyes of Elisha’s servant opened?
- How did Elisha illustrate the point, “Overcome evil with good?”
- The eyes of Elisha’s servant are opened, and he is able to see the surrounding host that is protecting them. The eyes of the Syrian soldiers are temporarily blinded.
- By the two miracles—Syria’s efforts to overthrow Israel were thwarted, and they failed in their attempts to capture Elisha.
- We tend to have a grasshopper complex, thinking that we are outnumbered and outsized. We need to remember that one plus God is a majority. We would do well to review Numbers 14 and Joshua 1
- By prayer.
- Instead of killing the captured enemy, Elisha said to feed them and send them home.
- When you feel that you are “outnumbered,” review Romans 8:31 and 1 John 4:4. All too frequently we are blinded to God’s protection and care. Pray that your eyes might be open to all that God has for you.
- Do you believe that angelic hosts are protecting and ministering to you? Read Hebrews 1:14 and 13:2. How have you experienced the ministry of angels in your life?
- A vindictive spirit will only harm everyone involved. Resolve to overcome evil with good, which will bring glory to God. Read 2 Kings 6:22 and Romans 12:19-2
- “Elisha said, ‘Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” 2 Kings 6:16
- “Elisha prayed, ‘Lord, open his eyes that he might see.’ The Lord opened his eyes.” 2 Kings 6:17
- “Set food and water before them, that they may eat and drink…” 2 Kings 6:22