ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Week 48 More Than You Can See

Updated on September 10, 2013

Weekly meditations

September 10, 2013

Week 48

More Than You Can See

“Don’t be afraid,” the prophet answered.

“Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.”

- 2 Kings 6: 16

In the old Testament, there once lived a prophet by the name of Elisha and he was a man of God whom everyone turn to for help. He was well-known among the land as so did Elijah whom he succeeded. It was him who assisted Elijah doing the work bestowed upon the old prophet. He was his helper and one chosen to be just like his master. He is someone who can be easily remembered among the prophets as he has a distinct characteristic that can be fun to remember. It was said by the prophet Samuel that the Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Indeed, God looks at the heart. He sees what’s inside you more than what’s outside. When the Lord called Elisha for service, he was looking at his heart that even though he had no hair, it wasn’t a big deal. A nice trivia will it be for everybody to know that he is a bald prophet. You can only imagine how people can easily recall him from afar due to this. He was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen, and he himself was driving the twelfth pair when Elijah went up to him and threw his cloak around him. And it was a time that set the beginning of his service to the Lord.

Now, there came a time when the king of Syria went to war against Israel. He made plans to set up camp in various places in the land. He commanded his servants about his intentions keeping it a matter only they have knowledge of. To have their action known to the Israelites would not give them a distonct advantage. They thought that the king of Israel would not be aware of it. They had high regards of it being in a favourable outcome however it didn’t came to be that way. There was someone who would tell the king of Israel about this. Even though Elisha was far from them, he was the one who would tell the king to take caution about going to such a path. The field that he may be walking or passing by might not spell a pleasant turn of events. The Syrians may just be around the corner by which they seek to see their downfall. By Elisha’s warnings, the king of Israel was saved many times preventing disaster to fall upon them.

With these, the king of Syria took to account the things which have been happening. He sought out by whom among his servants have been disloyal to him. He wanted to know who has been keeping the king of Israel from going to the paths by which they intent to catch him. It could only be among his subjects as what he thought. He was troubled of this that he asked, “Will you not show me who is for the king of Israel?” and among those who have heard of his words, one interrupted; “None, my Lord, O king but Elisha the prophet that is in Israel tells the king of Israel the words that thee have spoken in thy bedchamber.” It was then that the king of Syria was cleared out of the speculations lying among his men on who might be doing displeasing acts to him. And so he ordered his men to fetch him as they have gotten information that he was in Dothan. By night, a company of men by the Syrian army was sent and there were many horses, chariots and a great hosts. They surrounded the city that normal life was seized for the meantime of those inside.

Morning came and as Elisha’s servant was going out, his attention was catch by the multitude. In seeing this, he quickly went inside. He was afraid of the situation that he told Elisha of this worriedly. But, Elisha replied, “Fear not” she said. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” And so, Elisha prayed to the Lord that his eyes may be opened.

Upon this, he saw and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire.

Though it wasn’t visible to a normal person’s eye, the Lord was watching closely upon Elisha that he have brought about horses and chariots of fire to where he was currently staying. A great number have filled the land and it was more than that of the army sent to find him. He have made it in his way to walk through not what he sees but by what is true which is faith in the Lord.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • jayblogme profile imageAUTHOR

      jayblogme 

      5 years ago

      Thanks for the Comment,.God bless,.

    • Faith Reaper profile image

      Faith Reaper 

      5 years ago from southern USA

      Very good devotional for this morning. Thank you so much. I remember the Lord, during a time of great trial, giving me His sweetest five little red words in Mark 5:36, "Don't be afraid; just believe." He revealed such after I had awakened each morning at precisely 5:36 a.m. with the sun brilliantly shining in my room, for three weeks straight in a row; thinking I had overslept. Then it finally dawned on me that maybe the Lord was trying to reveal something to me after I told my husband did he think it strange that when I woke up and turned to the alarm clock with those red digital numbers, it would always be 5:36. So I prayed before my morning devotion, and just opened my Bible, and it landed on the page where so sweet five little red words of Jesus just jumped off the page at me. I will never forget, and I knew all would be just fine, and it was indeed!

      Voted up ++++ and sharing

      God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)