Summary: Through Elisha experience with his servant we are encouraged and enlightened on how the Cheif Optometrist helps us improve our spiritual eye sight.
The Eyes Have It
The Role of the Spiritual Optometrist
Have you ever had an eye exam, I am sure you have been to an optometrist at least once it is the most interesting exam that you have ever had. It is also the least probing of all medical exams which I can am grateful for. You know the technology has advanced from when Rev. Mungo took the exam and the letters on the wall were an indicator as they went from largest to smallest. Now I have learned that an eye exam is different than a vision screening. How ever both are important to the health of your eyes.
Today I want to discuss and share the example of the master Optometrist ability to examine, control, correct and heal your sight.
We must however determine the sight of vision that we are addressing today if you are looking at me you are blessed to have your sight. This means that God has enable your eyes to do what they do by transforming light impulses to the brain and delivering the images. As we have determined over years of discovery our bodies contain the most advanced technology in that its complex operation of various organs and senses baffle our understanding.
In our text we are introduced to a the King of Syria (who was an Armean named Ben-Had ad)
They were practicing guerilla warfare which meant this type of warfare was like hit and run. They’d attack periodically and destroy Israel bit by bit. Well Israel had a man of God praying for them named Elisha
Elisha was the servant of Elijah and the one who received the double portion, who saw Elijah carried away in the chariot to heaven this Elisha who was given to do more than Elijah, was in the camp with his servant.
This same Elisha healed Naaman in Chapter 5 of which his servant Gehazi was fired, this is important. Gehazi was in line for the blessings and the benefits of serving the man of God but forfeited by his greed in 5:16/20. this is important because we often forfeit our blessings because of disobedience and the belief that we are getting away with something. But God knows all and sees all.
Since Gehazi was plagued with leprosy Elisha had a new servant here in Chapter 6 his name is not given. Like many of us when we come into the knowledge of Christ and God we haven’t been around long enough to have experienced the power and deliverance of God this was this servants condition immature and unaware to the thing of God.
In our text this guerilla warfare was frustrating the King of Syria because it would seem every time they set ambushes against Israel this caused the: Lord to Give (In-sight) to Elijah in the spirit which he would inform the King of Israel what BenHadad,s plans were and every time the King of Aram would try to attack he was unsuccessful because of the (fore-sight) of Elijah and obedience of the King of Israel.
After some time the King of Aram was so frustrated he began to inquire as to who was a trader or spy in his camp that the Israelites knew their every move and one of the soldiers began to explain that the Israelites had a man of God that tells them everything the King of Syria says even in his bedchamber. Now this was significant because it meant that not only could Elijah know what he was doing but the information was The Kings very bedchamber was bugged. Do you know that the Holy Spirit is our informant he hints at us and warns of the enemies attempts and a lot of times we are less in tune with the spirit because we are consumed with our flesh and walk and talk in the flesh missing the information that assures us victory.
So this Moved the King to action where in they found Elisha in Dothan the King of Syria sent an overwhelming amount of soldiers to surround the city to ensure Elisha’s capture.
The city was surrounded by horses and chariots. (for one man)
Elisha was bad; I mean he was a great prophet as his double portion began to emulate from his life he had already developed a reputation or a name for himself and God.
When you are on the move for God doing what his will is and he is using you to bless and love others you best believe you are on the list of the Devils Most Wanted. They have your poster at their post office. They send out to know where you are what you’re going to be facing tomorrow they plan and plot the demons and the devil because like Elisha you have to be stopped your information to the kingdom and your value to the survival of Gods’ people is critical and you are interrupting his operations.