Prophetic Prayer-Calling Down Fiery Forces
While Western Nations burst into violent riots and looting, and extremists attack and burn down churches, police stations, & courthouses, it’s easy to wonder where G3D is amongst the Chaos. We must remember that the Hosts of Heaven has Fiery Forces standing ready to be activated and called down on behalf of His Faithful Followers who abide in His Will.
When Syria was at war with Israel, the King of Israel was wise and received regular military advice from Prophet Elisha, the Man of G3D, who would make recommendations on troop movements and camp locations based on the information that he had received prophetically. This advice was greatly cherished, because Elisha heard the very words that the King of Syria spoke in his bedchamber.
When the King of Israel was able to route Syria and prevent being overtaken on multiple occasions, the King of Syria became suspicious that there was a spy in his chamber of counselors. They all explained that they were loyal to him, but were aware of the prophetic power that Elisha had which spoiled the king’s plans for military conquest.
The King of Syria determined that he would send a huge military force to capture Elisha in the city of Dothan where he was staying. So a grand army of horses and chariots surrounded the city by night and prepared to besiege the city and capture Prophet Elisha.
Elisha’s assistant rose early in the morning and when walking around the city border saw how the city had been encircled by a massive military force ready to destroy and it burn down. He panicked and ran to Elisha asking in desperation “What will we do?!”
Elisha was calm since he trusted in G3D, replying, “Do not be afraid, the forces that are on our side are far greater than theirs”.
Then Elisha prayed, asking “O Lord, please open his eyes that he may see”.
So the LORD opened the eyes of Elisha’s assistant and he beheld a marvelous sight: the mountain was filled with horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. The Hosts of Heaven were ready to do battle on behalf of G3D’s entrusted prophet and annihilate the forces that sought to steal, kill, and destroy.
But because Elisha knew G3D’s Will, he did not call for their utter ruin and a grand show of power that would make the bloodiest battles of military history seem like lite skirmishes. He did not call for vengeance for challenging G3D’s anointed.
When the Syrians charged the city, ready to besiege and tear it down, Elisha prayed to the LORD, asking humbly, “Please strike this people with blindness”.
G3D, who had opened the eyes of Elisha’s attendant to see the horses and chariots of fire ready for battle, sealed the eyes of the Syrian military and struck them all blind in accordance with the prayer of Elisha.
Elisha calmly left the city walls and went amongst the mighty men of battle, clad in their armor and their weapons of war in hand, and told them that they were in the wrong location and the wrong city. He explained that if they followed him, he would take them to the person they were looking for.
The very men who had trained and prepared themselves for violence, to tear apart the Man of G3D, were pathetically led by him in their disabling blindness to the border of Samaria. When they had left Israel, Elisha prayed asking that G3D would restore their sight, where they saw and realized that they were now in Samaria.
When the King of Israel saw that Elisha had led the Syrian military to him, he asked the Prophet excitedly “My father, shall I strike them down? Shall I strike them down?”
Seeing the men who had been sent to capture and kill him, Prophet Elisha replied, “You will not strike them down. Would you kill those you have taken captive with your sword and your bow? They are prisoners of war, so provide them with food and drink so that they can be prepared to go back to their master.”
So the King of Israel prepared a great feast for the military he had been at war with and the men who had been send to capture and kill Prophet Elisha. After they had eaten and drank their fill, they were sent back to the King of Syria and the Syrians did not raid the land of Israel again.
As strategically profitable as it was to be able to hear the King of Syria’s voice in his bedchamber when he discussed military strategy, hearing, knowing, and obeying the Voice of G3D was of greater importance.
While Elisha could have called down a massive military, emblazoned for earth shaking warfare, he first sought to align himself with G3D’s Will.
Rather than ending the lives of an entire military, G3D instead chose to humble them by gently taking away their power to see.
When led to the King of Israel and given the opportunity to execute them, G3D’s Prophet instead ordered that they be declared prisoners of war, and given water and food.
After the soldiers were returned to the King of Syria, they told stories of the G3D who took away their sight, the prophet they were sent to kill, leading them through the entire country, and the king whom they had been at war with, giving them a banquet before sending them back home to their families. Whether out of awe, gratefulness, or fear, the Syrian army stopped raiding Israel. It was out of G3D’s Gentleness & Kindness, rather than the power of destruction, ready to be unleashed, that Peace overtook Israel (ref. 2 Kings 6:8-23).
We must remember that we serve the very same G3D that is able to open our eyes and reveal to us spiritual things, is also able to close the earthly eyes of those that threaten us. The very same G3D that readies armies to rescue us and destroy our enemies, is also able to humble them and make them experience His Power and Might, without shedding a drop of blood.
Prophet Elisha’s true strength did not lie in his ability to hear the plans of the foreign king or reign down death from above by the Heavenly Hosts, but to Hear G3D’s Voice and know when it was His Will to use force, or to kill them with kindness. Likewise, as societal, cultural, and political tensions exacerbate, before we instinctively ask for heavy handed responses or implement appeasement campaigns, we should first seek Him in Prayer, Hear His Voice, & Obey His Will.
Then our nations will be ruled by His Peace.
Prepared by, Kent Simpson, Apostolic Prophet & Eric Sepulveda, PMT AdministratorFor more prophetic media groups click here