As a prophet of God, Elisha was in an ongoing spiritual battle that required him to rely on God. In 2 Kings 6:15-17, the Lord gives us insight into this battle that we don’t fight alone.
15 When the servant of the man of God got up 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. 16 “Don’t be afraid!” Elisha told him. “For there are more on our side than on theirs!” 17 Then Elisha prayed, “O Lord, open his eyes and let him see!” The Lord opened the young man’s eyes, and when he looked up, he saw that the hillside around Elisha was filled with horses and chariots of fire. 2 Kings 6:15-17
The Apostle Paul writes in Ephesians 6:10 about the first step in fighting a spiritual battle. Maybe you are in a battle today and the Lord is giving you insight through this devotion on what to do.
10 A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Ephesians 6:10
When we trust Jesus as our Savior, the Lord calls us to be continually strengthened by the power He has given us because of our relationship with Him. Where are we going to find our strength as we reflect on this verse? The Lord. Where are we going to receive the power to overcome? Through the Lord’s mighty power. Too many times in my life I have tried to fight spiritual battles with my own strength and I was easily defeated. Maybe you have experienced the same thing.
Today if you are in a battle, remember the words written by Paul and look to the Lord for His strength and power. When you do, you are taking the first step in winning the spiritual battle that rages all around us.
Tyndale House Publishers. (2013). Holy Bible: New Living Translation (2 Ki 6:15–17, Eph. 6:10). Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.