II KINGS 6:10 "And the king of Israel sent to the place which the man of God told him and warned
him of, and saved himself there, not once nor twice. 11 Therefore the heart of the king of
Syria was sore troubled for this thing; and he called his servants, and said unto them, Will
ye not show me which of us is for the king of Israel? 12 And one of his servants said, None,
my lord, O king: but Elisha, the prophet that is in Israel, telleth the king of Israel the
words that thou speakest in thy bedchamber. 13 And he said, Go and spy where he is, that I
may send and fetch him. And it was told him, saying, Behold, he is in Dothan. 14 Therefore
sent he thither horses, and chariots, and a great host: and they came by night, and compassed
the city about. 15 And when the servant of the man of God was risen early, and gone forth,
behold, an host compassed the city both with horses and chariots. And his servant said unto
him, Alas, my master! how shall we do? 16 And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us
are more than they that be with them. 17 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."
Elisha had been warning the King of Israel where the King of Syria was going to attack so the
army of Israel was always prepared. The King of Syria wanted to know who among them was a spy.
A servant told him that Elisha had been warning Israel so he sent a huge host of soldiers and
chariots to capture Elisha and bring him to him. When Elisha's servant awoke the next morning
and saw the soldiers he was afraid and asked his master what they were going to do. Elisha
prayed for God to open the servant's eyes so he could see. What he saw was a mountain full of
horses and chariots of fire! The Lord's Army.
I guess it is a good thing we
cannot see into the other dimension, it would scare us to death! Do you believe in angels? I
do. I believe there are guardian angels watching over us 24 hours a day. Then why do bad
things happen to good people? Car accidents, kidnappings, beatings, rapes, murders? I think
there are some things that even the angels are not allowed to intervene in but other things
that they are supposed to intervene in. Only God knows what they are and why.
But what is even scarier is there are other beings in that dimension, also. There are
evil beings watching and waiting. They are ready to do anything necessary to keep us
from a close relationship with God. I am so glad I can't see in that dimension, aren't you?
Yet we have proof right here in II Kings that it exists. We cannot ignore this scripture. It
is part of the word of God and is true. There is another dimension around us and it is
full of heavenly and evil beings. We need to be aware of this at all times and be on our guard
against the evil beings. I'm so glad that, like Elisha said, "they that be with us are more
than they that be with them." But we still need to keep our eyes open for Satan's trickery!
I received this story about Satan in my e-mail 3 times today! I think it was meant to
come to me this week because I had already started writing this devotion when I got it. You
may have already read it but I feel impelled to print it here.
Are You too BUSY?
Satan called a worldwide convention. In his opening address to his evil angels, he said, "We
can't keep the Christians from going to church. We can't keep them from reading their Bibles,
hearing the Word and knowing the truth. We can't even keep them from forming an intimate,
abiding relationship in Christ. If they gain that connection with Him, our power over them is
So let them go to their churches; let them have their conservative
lifestyles, but steal their time, so they can't enjoy that deep relationship with Christ.
This is what I want you to do, angels. Distract them from resting in their Savior and
maintaining that vital connection throughout their day!"
"How shall we do this?" shouted his angels.
"Keep them busy in the non essentials of life and invent innumerable schemes to occupy their
minds," he answered.
"Tempt them to spend, spend, spend, and borrow, borrow, borrow. Persuade the wives to go to
work for long hours and the husbands to work 6-7 days each week, 10-12 hours a day, so they
can afford their empty lifestyles. Keep them from spending time with their children. As their
family fragments, soon, their home will offer no escape from the pressures of work!
Over-stimulate their minds so that they cannot hear that still, small voice. Entice them to
play the radio or cassette player whenever they drive. To keep the TV, VCR, CDs and their PCs
going constantly in their home and see to it that every store and restaurant in the world
plays non-biblical music constantly. This will jam their minds and disrupt that sweet union
with Christ. Fill the coffee tables with magazines and newspapers. Pound their minds with the
news 24 hours a day. Invade their driving moments with billboards. Flood their mailboxes with
junk mail, mail order catalogs, sweepstakes, and every kind of newsletter and promotional
offering free products, services and false hopes. Keep skinny, beautiful models on the
magazines so the husbands will believe that external beauty is what's important, and they'll
become dissatisfied with their wives. Ha! That will fragment those families quickly! Even in
their recreation, let them be excessive. Have them return from their recreation exhausted,
disquieted and unprepared for the coming week. Don't let them go out in nature to reflect on
God's wonders. Send them to amusement parks, sporting events, concerts and movies instead.
Keep them busy, busy, busy! And when they meet for spiritual fellowship, involve them in gossip
and small talk so that they leave with troubled consciences and unsettled emotions. Go ahead,
let them be involved in soul winning; but crowd their lives with so many good causes they have
no time to seek power from Christ. Soon they will be working in their own strength,
sacrificing their health and family for the good of the cause. It will work! It will work!"
It was quite a convention. The evil angels went eagerly to their assignments causing
Christians everywhere to get more busy and more rushed, going here and there.
Yes, God's host is there in that other dimension but so is Satan's host! Don't let Satan
steal your time! He would have you believe you don't have time for a close relationship with
God. You have too much to do to pray with your children before bed. You don't have time for
a personal devotional time with God each day. DON'T BELIEVE HIM! HE IS A LIAR! Open
your eyes and see what he is trying to do to your family and your life. For he will do
anything to keep you from God!
B - Being
U - Under
S - Satan's
Y - Yoke
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