2 Kings, Chapter 6
Verse 8 - "Now the king of Aram was at war with Israel. After conferring with his officers, he said, 'I will set up my camp in such and such a place.
Verse 9 - "The man of God sent word to the king of Israel: 'Beware of passing that place, because the Arameans are going down there.'
Verse 10 - " "So the king of Israel checked on the place indicated by the man of God. Time and again Elisha warned the king, so that he was on his guard in such places.
Verse 16 - "'Don't be afraid,' the prophet answered: 'Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.'
Verse 17 - "And Elisha prayed, 'O Lord, open his eyes so he may see.' Then the Lord opened the servant's eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.
Verse 18 - "As the enemy came down toward him, Elisha prayed to the Lord, 'Strike these people with blindness.' So He struck them with blindness, as Elisha had asked."
Here are the seven basic power points of prophecy based on 2 Kings Chapter 6:
1. During times of war just one prophetic word from God can give you the God advantage! It can give you the "jump" on your enemy. It will serve to "warn" you and to make you "watchful," just like it did for the king of Israel. (Verses 8-10). Prophecy is for the purpose of giving you a distinguishable "God advantage" in your life and ministry.
2. Just one prophetic word from God will cause you to know God's specific strategy for your life! (Verse 9). Prophecy gives you God's personal strategy for your natural and spiritual life (destiny). A strategy is a carefully worked out plan of action.
3. Just one prophetic word from God will cause you to look beyond the natural and into the supernatural! (Verse 16) Prophecy causes you to "see" and to think beyond your natural and often contrary circumstances. It causes you to think supernaturally, to think the way God thinks.
4. Just one prophetic word from God will reveal God's perspective for your situation! (Verse 16) His sprit realm based perspective may contradict with your natural realm based perspective. But prophecy always reveals God's opinion -- the one opinion you need when the battle is raging. Remember, there are facts, then there is truth. With God, supernatural truth always wins out over natural facts. Prophecy reveals supernatural truth and will always override natural facts.
5. Just one prophetic word from God will cause you to see the "odds" in your favor! Verse 16 says "Those who are with us are more..." Prophecy often gives you the outcome, the untilmate victory for your life regardless of the impossibility of the current natural situation you are facing.
6. Just one prophetic word from God will untlimately increase your faith. (Verse 17) Prophecy will give you insight into the spirit realm, You will begin to see what God sees, which is the key to living by faith. Ultimately, faith is the key to your victory.
7. Just one prophetic word from God will literally connect you to the unlimited power of God for your life! (Verse 17). In this verse horses and chariots represented God's power and presence in the situation. Prophecy unleashes the power of God into your life.
You are very welcome.
This was such an affirmation of something GOD spoke to me today. Especially the point # 2... I was troubled about something and GOD showed my how HE was handling it... so the words
Prophecy gives you God's personal strategy ... A strategy is a carefully worked out plan of action. Thank you!
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