FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4
Scripture: 2 Kings 6:8-12, Matthew 26:47-53
Jesus said He had access to twelve legions of angels. In 2 Kings 6:8-12, Syria was developing a war-plan and preparing to war against Israel. In that war plan, the King positioned himself for a surprising attack. Now the problem with the Syrian war-plan was that God revealed it to Elisha the prophet by word of knowledge and Elisha alerted the King. So the king of Israel sent a scouting party and confirmed that the intelligence was accurate. Finally the heart of the king of Syria was so greatly troubled that he called his servants and said, “There is a spy in the camp!” But in truth, God was revealing to Elisha the entire war-plan and saved Israel multiple times. It is obvious that Jesus was referring, in Matthew, to the angelic manifestations consistently seen in Scripture. Heaven will back the church in our God-given assignments to bring in a harvest, in the face of those who war against us. If we are doing what we are assigned, then divine intervention and angelic help are available. It does not appear that the church has tapped into this sufficiently, yet a paradigm shift is needed. The issue of faith and what we believe about God ruling has a different application on the Kingly governmental side than it does on the Priestly side. Elisha asked for blindness for an army and got it. David routinely dispensed justice with his sword. But God proved to Joshua that He could kill more and faster than Joshua. Joshua asked for more time by commanding the sun to cease rotating. God complied! The problem may well be what we are praying! David’s war-Psalms are a good guide!