Summary: About the super natural aspect of our lives.
"Now the eking of Syria was making war against Israel; and he consulted with his servants, saying, “My camp will be in such and such a place.” 9 And the man of God sent to the king of Israel, saying, “Beware that you do not pass this place, for the Syrians are coming down there.” 10 Then the king of Israel sent someone to the place of which the man of God had told him. Thus he warned him, and he was watchful there, not just once or twice.
11 Therefore the heart of the king of Syria was greatly troubled by this thing; and he called his servants and said to them, “Will you 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 who is in Israel, tells the king of Israel the words that you speak in your bedroom.”
13 So he said, “Go and see where he is, that I may send and get him.”
And it was told him, saying, “Surely he is in Dothan.”
14 Therefore he sent horses and chariots and a great army there, and they came by night and surrounded the city. 15 And when the servant of the man of God arose early and went out, there was an army, surrounding the city with horses and chariots. And his servant said to him, “Alas, my master! What shall we do?”
16 So he answered, “Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” 17 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 jhorses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. 18 So when the Syrians came down to him, Elisha prayed to the Lord, and said, “Strike this people, I pray, with blindness.” And He struck them with blindness according to the word of Elisha.
-We are often, like the king of (Syria) and Elisha’s servant; we fail to see the real power behind what is happening.
-The Bible shows us that the supernatural is a reality for the present. It’s not only something of the past or something to be realized in our future—it’s a reality for today.
The time; World War I, August 1914.
The British army was sent to assist the Belgian allies as they were being overpowered (three men to one) by the German army. The Germans after pushing all resistance to the side had advanced into the heart of Belgium and France.
Defeat seemed to be certain for Belgium and Great Britain after two days of intense fighting and retreat. Suddenly around a place by a channel of water called Mons the Germans started retreating giving the British enough time to withdraw without any harm. Both the British and the Germans troops were convinced that there had been supernatural intervention as for many years even today some of the witnesses share their testimony of what happened that day.