Summary: 2 Kings 6: 14, 15 Gehazi focused on what was going on in the natural, and he became panic-stricken. He had a fleshly or natural outlook. But there is another outlook: the spiritual or supernatural outlook.
I want to start with a question,: when you’re facing a test or trial, what are you looking at?
Your outlook will determine your attitude. When you’re up or down, your attitude will determine your outcome - whether you do or don’t receive. However, many Christians take these for granted and are therefore, in danger of being sacked by God. God may choose to or not to give a second chance.
This study considers seven important principles concerning the careful and wise use of resources., we read that Elisha’s servant Gehazi went outside one morning and saw something: The entire city surrounded by the Syrian army.
You see, Gehazi was looking at what he could see in the natural, so he became frightened. But Elisha told him “Fear not” 2 Kings 6: 16, 17 Elisha had a spiritual outlook. The spiritual outlook took notice that the army of God was close by unseen, unheard, undetected in the natural, but more, powerful thus the natural army Syrian.
The outlook you have will determine whether you are operating in a spirit of fear or a spirit of power. The natural outlook will cause you to operate in a spirit of fear. But the supernatural outlook will cause you to operate in a spirit of power.
2 Timothy 1: 7 God has not given us the spirit of fear, but the spirit of power; This verse is talking about spirits in particular, the spirit of fear and the spirit of power.
And, thank God, we have the spirit of power! If you continue to look at your situation on the natural, you will undoubtedly yield to the spirit of fear. That can cause feeling of panic, unworthiness, inadequacy, despair, or depression to control and influence you. But when you look at yoru situation in the supernatural, you will yield to the spirit of power, the spirit of love, the spirit of a sound mind!
Let’s look at the last clause of 2 Timothy 1: 7 – God has given us the spirit of a sound mind not a spirit of confusion!
If you were to talk to many people today, you would find that they are confused. They don’t know who they are or where they’re going in life. They’re in a panic because of the spirit of fear. They’re afraid because they don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow.
Friend, I want to tell you something, I’m not confused. I know who I am in Christ, and I know where I’m going. I even know what’s going to happen tomorrow. Someone might ask, “How do you know what’s going to happen tomorrow?” I know what’s going to happen because I know what the Bible says! The Bible says God always causes us to triumph in Christ.
2 Corinthians 2: 14. It’s up to you to decide whether you’re going to live in fear all your life or you are going to decide to rise above your fear and move on.