Celestial Security – 2 Kings 6:16

“Do not be afraid, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” The army of Syria came by night and surrounded the city of Dotham to capture Elisha. When Elisha’s servant awoke and saw the army of Syria surrounding the city, he was afraid. Elisha, however, knew that the Lord had sent an army of angels to protect him, and apparently he could see them but his servant could not. So Elisha prayed that the Lord would open the eyes of the servant. When the eyes of Elisha’s servant were opened, he could see a vast angelic army all around Elisha to protect him from the Syrian army. Although the Syrian troops surrounded (vs. 15) the city where Elisha was, Elisha himself is protected all around (vs. 17) by the army of the Lord. Christians have this same celestial security protecting them today. When we are surrounded by the troubles of this world, God Who is in us, is also all around us: “For he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world” (I John 4:4).