Sunday, October 27, 2013

Considerations ~ The Way Things Look When God Opens our Eyes

          The book of Revelation is another way of saying the same thing as this: "When the servant of the man of God rose early in the morning and went out, behold, an army with horses and chariots was all around the city. And the servant said, 'Alas, my master! What shall we do?' He said, 'Do not be afraid, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.' Then Elisha prayed and said, 'O Lord, please open his eyes that he may see.' So 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." (II Kings 6:15-17)

          Revelation opens our eyes to the overwhelming work of God in the heavenly realm. God's children must not be afraid, for those with us are more than those with them. And, if you can't see this, tell God you would like to have, "the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come." (Ephesians 1:18-21)

          The Lamb standing before the throne of God, looking like it had once been slain, but now very much alive (Rev 5:6), is all the proof we need that God has all rule and authority and power and dominion over whatever we are facing.

          Or, as another beloved Scripture declares, God is our refuge and strength,
    a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear…”
(Psalm 46:1-2) Since God is every bit the refuge and strength he has always been, let us join those who “will not fear” no matter what the world, the flesh, and the devil claim about their fleeting moments in the spotlight.


© 2013 Monte Vigh ~ Box 517, Merritt, BC, V1K 1B8 ~

Unless otherwise noted, Scriptures are from the English Standard Version (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.)



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