Your Army of Allies is Greater

Rebecka Walter

Remember when the great army of Aram was sent to capture and kill Elisha, the prophet and righteous man of God? The king of Aram was upset, because Elisha, hearing from God, continuously warned the king of Israel of the evil plotted against them. This allowed Israel to prepare and avoid the attacks from the Arameans. But look at what happens when the Aramean army arrives for battle:

When the servant of the man of God arose early the next morning and went outside, there were troops, horses, and chariots everywhere. “Oh, sir, what will we do now?” the young man cried to Elisha.
“Don’t be afraid!” Elisha told him. “For there are more on our side than on theirs!” Then Elisha prayed, “O Lord, open his eyes and let him see!” The Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and when he looked up, he saw that the hillside around Elisha was filled with horses and chariots of fire. As the Aramean army advanced toward him, Elisha prayed, “O Lord, please make them blind.” So the Lord struck them with blindness as Elisha had asked. Then Elisha went out and told them, “You have come the wrong way! This isn’t the right city! Follow me, and I will take you to the man you are looking for.” And he led them to the city of Samaria (2 Kings 6:15-19 NLT).

Look closely. From this passage we are first reminded that the prayers of the righteous are powerful and effective (James 5:16). Second, we are assured that whatever battle we face, we do not face it alone (Deuteronomy 31:6). Though the Aramean army may have been great, God’s army was even greater.

In other words, Princess, your army of allies is much bigger than the army of your opponents. Stay encouraged, Special One. You are always fully equipped to fight, and the victory is already yours.