II Kings 6:17

And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.

Reality is defined as the occurrence of something that is actually happening, whether it is observable or comprehensible. So it doesn’t necessarily have to be observable in order for it to be a reality. Something that is real is not simply  imaginary, but is actually happening. When we look at our situations or circumstances we perceive them as being real. The situation before us is very real. However, the reality of God is very different than our own because He operates in a different realm. He knows the end from the beginning.

When Elisha was with his servant Gehazi at Dothan and King Aram wanted to capture and kill him, Gehazi woke up and saw the multitude of soldiers there to capture them. Gehazi’s perceived reality of the situation before him was very real; they were outnumbered and going to get captured. Elisha, on the other hand, was perceiving a different reality, God’s reality. Elisha asked the Lord to open his eyes, and when he did, there were chariots and angels surrounding them that outnumbered the enemy. God’s reality was different than that of Gehazi.

You might look around and see your situations that are bleak and dim. Nothing might be happening as you wait for something to change. An illness might be lingering and you can’t get rid of it. The enemy might be pressing down on you. And, you would mostly likely be right because your situation is very real. Remember, God’s reality is greater than the one you are facing.

The Lord has promised to never forsake you, to never leave you, to help you in the time of trouble, and to encourage you in the hard times. His reality is that there are angels all around you; you need only open your eyes. What is your reality? Does it match up with God’s?

58-0329 - “The Mighty Conqueror”

One day down at Dothan, an old prophet was down there by the name of Elisha. And Gehazi, his servant, woke up one morning, and the whole Syrian army was around him. And he said, "My father, we are encamped around, the whole Syrian army." And that old prophet wakened up just as cool as he could be, looking around over the great tens of thousands of soldiers. And he said, "Why, there's more with us than there is with them." And the young fellow could not understand that. He said, "God, open this boy's eyes that he can see." And when God opened his eyes, the mountains was on fire, the chariots of fire around that old prophet. And the Spirit of the Lord God is in this building tonight to set free and give liberty. For the mighty Conqueror has paid the price, and men are at liberty to be healed and to be set free. Oh, how precious His Word is to us. Devils was conquered. Sickness was conquered.

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