2 Kings 6:16So he answered, “Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.”17 And Elisha prayed, and said, “LORD, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.”
Have you ever felt like you were the only one or one of a few in your walk with Christ? Sure we know that there are more than 2 billion Christians in the world, but some days when you are going thru life honestly, it just seems like you’re alone. The devil has specialized in isolating Christians over the years, whether it was in the Garden with Adam and Eve or in the asylum we set up in our own minds. When he can get us alone we tend to focus on ourselves, our short comings and our faults rather than the awesome choice that Jesus made on the cross on our behalf. About 3 and a half years ago my wife were introduced to Joseph Prince’s ministry and began to hear his teachings on God’s Loving Grace. It has definitely changed the way receive from Jesus and walk in His love for us. It was so simple and foundational that it was really difficult to accept at first, until the Lord began to show Himself in scripture like never before.
Rejuvenated by the Love of God and knowing how precious I am to Him, it became something I could not wait to share with everyone. The issue I had was that it was not well received with those who I’d grown up with spiritually; it kind of made me feel isolated. My wife and I really became the epitome of iron sharpening iron, encouraging each other in the Lord. Even in that, it would often feel like you’re walking alone at times.
This past weekend I had an Elisha’s servant episode. In this text Elisha’s servant that he and his master we isolated and surrounded by their enemy. But what the servant did not realize was “He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.” My oldest Son and I took a trip up to NJ to see Joseph Prince who was preaching in Newark, during his first preaching tour in America. It was our first trip together, just the two of us. I had a really great time, it was really cool and it reached a pinnacle for me when we found ourselves in the middle of praise and worship with well over 18 thousand other believers lifting up the name of Jesus Christ on one accord. To see Jesus’ loving embrace caressing each one of us was tremendous. I saw Jesus overflow my son’s heart with His joy, so much so that all he could do was cry. He told me that he was so happy and he knew that Jesus loved him. Are you kidding me??? It was as if Elisha was praying for me to have my eyes opened and that night I was reminded like Elisha’s servant “And behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around ME.”