AND THE LORD OPENED THE EYES OF THE YOUNG MAN


MEMORY VERSE: And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha. 2 Kings 6:17
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Philippians 1-2
It is one thing to have a pair of eyes; it is another thing to be able to see. A fellow who had eyes but could not see was Bartimaeus (Mark 10:46-52). He met the Jesus one day and his story changed. As you read this devotional today, in the name that is above every other name your story will change, Amen. It is one thing to be able to see; it is another thing to be able to ‘really’ see. An example of a brother who could see but could not really see was the servant of Elisha. In 2 Kings 6:11-17, the king of Syria sent a great host to arrest Elisha, the man of God. When the servant of Elisha saw them, he ran back home – shaking like a jelly fish. He was confused when he told his master about the great host that were on their way to arrest them, and the master began to smile. Elisha told the young man, “Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them”. What informed Elisha’s calmness? He saw beyond the physical world into the spiritual world. He saw the host of heaven all round them. 2 Kings 6:17 says, “And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.”
When God opens a man’s eyes and he begins to really see, his confession will change. Whilst others are shaking, he will be calm and collected. When God opens your eyes and you begin to really see, your high blood pressure will come down because you will worry less. Such a man will see that the secret behind his success is not hard work but Jesus. Such a woman will see that the secret behind her happy home is Christ not her ability to cook delicious meals. When the Lord opens a man’s eyes, although there are problems all round, he will see Jesus sitting on a throne, high and lifted up. King Uzziah had just died and there was a black cloud over the nation. In the midst of this national mourning, the Lord opened the eyes of Isaiah and He saw Jesus sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up (Isaiah 6:1). Another thing that happens when the Lord opens a man’s eyes is that he will see how mighty God is and how insignificant he is and becomes humble. In Isaiah’s vision, Isaiah 6, he saw God and he saw himself. He contrasted himself with the majesty of God and became aware of his insignificance. The man who had been saying “woe to this, woe to that”, started saying “woe is me! For am undone.” I used to think that going to church regularly on Sundays and having a christian name was enough to get me into heaven until God gave me a dream. I saw myself, in the dream, waiting behind a big door that leads to God’s judgement throne. Just before the door opened, my life was played back to me. From what i saw, i didn’t need anyone to tell me where i was heading to. Thank God for mercy.
ACTION: Ask the Lord to open your eyes so that you can really see yourself and make amendments where necessary.
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