Thursday, October 3, 2019
The Very Real Spiritual World
And Elisha prayed, and said, “Lord, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw. And behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. (
There is a supernatural battle going on right now for the soul of our nation. This is larger than a political battle and larger than an ideological battle. This is larger than anything we’ve ever faced before. It’s really a battle for the soul of our country.
I think sometimes as Christians that we forget we’re in a spiritual war. We’re not wrestling against flesh and blood but against principalities and spiritual powers in high places.
It’s a real world, the invisible world of God and Satan. It’s the world of angels and demons. And it’s just as real as the world we’re in right now.
The Bible tells a story of Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the prophet, who woke up to discover they were surrounded by enemy forces. In a panic, he turned to Elisha and said, “What should we do?”
Elisha told him, “Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them” (2 Kings 6:16 nkjv). Then Elisha prayed that God would open the servant’s eyes, and Gehazi saw the supernatural forces of God all around them.
Just as Elisha prayed for Gehazi, we need to pray that God would open our eyes to see the very real spiritual world all around us. This is not a game. This is the real thing.
And every day in this spiritual battle we’re either advancing or retreating. We’re either gaining ground or losing ground, not only as the church but also as individuals.
May God help us to think about how this works in our lives. May He open our eyes to see the work of His spirit in our lives and the work that He wants to do.
America still needs a spiritual awakening, and it starts with you and me.
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