“Don’t be afraid,” the prophet answered. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” (2 Kings 6:16)

The prophet Elisha was outnumbered in Dothan by an army with horses and chariots sent by the king of Aram. The army surrounded the city, and Elisha’s servant was gripped with fear. But the prophet could see what his servant could not see, and he spoke today’s word of comfort: “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” Elisha saw that hills were filled with horses and chariots of fire sent by the Most High God to envelop those who were threatening the prophet and his servant.

What was true for the prophet Elisha back then is just as true for the people of God today. The adversaries of God’s people—the world, the flesh, and the devil—are many and mighty. But God’s answer to all his adversaries is mightier still. No matter how many unholy horses and corrupt chariots line up against us today to keep us from being all God is calling us to be, they are outnumbered by Omnipotence, because our Master always has the majority. You are protected on all sides and will not be overcome by your opposition because “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.”

Are forces of fear coming up against you? Are armies of anxiety attacking from all sides? Are the powers of the prince of darkness pursuing you? Fear not! Look with eyes of faith today and you will see past whatever adversary it is you are facing to the Almighty who stands ready to give you victory. Remember, not only is it true that those who are with you are more than those who are with your enemies, but the power at work within you is infinitely greater than any power that can come against you.

To be sure, the fighting will be fierce and the battle will be brutal, but the outcome will never be in question, because the One who fights for you fights with a force that simply cannot be overcome. Remember, the Master and you always makes the majority.

This is the Gospel. This is grace for your race. NEVER FORGET THAT . . . AMEN!


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