And one of his servants said, “None, my lord, O king; but Elisha, the prophet who is in Israel, tells the king of Israel the words that you speak in your bedroom.” So he said, “Go and see where he is, that I may send and get him.” … Therefore, he sent horses and chariots and a great army there, and they came by night and surrounded the city.
2 Kings 6:12-14
Elisha was able to see what the enemy King was planning, miles away. And when the King of his enemy found out what Elisha was doing for the people of God, he sent his army to destroy him.
The enemy seeks to destroy us - to kill the reputation of our prophet because he brings us God’s plan.
The enemy seeks to get us to lose our faith; to lose our trust in the Word of God... because the more we obey the preaching, the bolder and more unified we become... and we will be unstoppable.
How do you grow in strength like Elisha? LONGEVITY
Enoch was 300 years old before something triggered inside him. Abraham was nearly 100 years ago before he obtained his promise - even Jesus waited 33 years before he was used by God... and he was PERFECT!
And you can’t handle the pressure after one year? Can’t be faithful with your time, talent and treasure?
You do not become an All black as soon as you pick up a ball - it requires a number of disciplines.
Elisha had the ability to trans-dimensionally travel – and a lower level of this is the digital age – we now have radio waves, telephones, and cell phones – We understand that radio waves have the ability to communicate through the atmosphere without being physically seen.
We also know that what happened 100 years ago still lives in the atmosphere where there is immense power, in fact, only thing between heaven and earth is atmosphere.
Elijah was so in touch with God that he understood how he could be access this dimension where everything was available that wasn’t in the natural world.
And when the servant of the man of God arose early and went out, there was an army, surrounding the city with horses and chariots. And his servant said to him, “Alas, my master! What shall we do?”
2 Kings 6:15
This servant was living with the most spiritually powerful man of their age and yet he said, “what shall we do?”
That is a not a cry of faith but a cry of fear - you can live in fear while sitting under the hottest preaching.
This servant was with the greatest man of the time and yet fear was blinding him. Fear blinds your potential within to see.
Fear is not made to scare you. It is designed to blind you to the greatness it is hiding. Fear blinds you to the reality waiting for you.
“What I shall we do?” is different to “I don’t know what to do next”
One is obstinate and one has just exhausted their options and needs divine guidance.
Your body was never designed to house fear but to house faith.
Faith is your oxygen - Inhale faith and exhale fear
Your spirit must inhale faith from the atmosphere
Some people are people-dependant who derives all their encouragement and faith through people.
Your strongest times will be when you are alone - the rhythm of your faith cannot be affected by others and you are not open to manipulation and seduction.
Definition of failure – pleasing people
Definition of success – pleasing God
So he answered, “Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.”
2 Kings 6:16
God is not the only one with you! A myriad of spiritual beings are with you. Cherubs, Seraphs, trillions of angels, archangels - multitudes of beings that can help you succeed in life; sent by God to assist the saints of God, to protect us and to thwart the plans of the enemy!!!!
Accepting Christ lifts you high above all these spiritual beings and too many people are ignorant to their presence.
THOSE WHO ARE WITH US – forgive us, Lord for neglecting to see who are with us
Whoever your enemies, you cannot be beaten
And Elisha prayed, and said, “Lord, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw. And behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.
2 Kings 6:17
OPEN HIS EYES - looking but not seeing.
The eyes you are born with are not the only eyes you have. Imagine seeing something happening in your mind’s eye and it can be brought about by the power of your inner vision. Solely trusting the eyes on your face is the cause of 80% of your trouble - looking, lusting and wanting.
I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago—whether in the body I do not know, or whether out of the body I do not know, God knows—such a one was caught up to the third heaven. And I know such a man—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows— how he was caught up into Paradise and heard inexpressible words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.
2 Corinthians 12:2
Paul did not doubt the 3 dimensions but doubted whether he was in his natural flesh in that dimension. His body was transfigured - he had the ability to be with God while simultaneously being in his natural body.
Christ went to the 3rd dimension and brought his transfigured body to earth so show us it is possible.
The limited world says this is the dimension only for when you die - I say I can have both dimensions NOW!
such a one was caught up to the third heaven.
There are three dimensions: 1. Earth - natural world (limited) 2. Space - (where you are liberated to be You) 3. Paradise where God is - (limitless life without any obstacle or barrier)
while in this body you are absent from the Lord
2 Corinthians 5:1
Even Enoch realised that in his body, he was trapped to the natural life - absent from God. He could not walk with God in that natural dimension. God is a 3rd dimensional spirit. He had to change dimension
How do we walk like Enoch? With Faith. As long as you are trapped in 1 dimension you are full of limitations.
LEVELS vs DIMENSIONS
Levels - you go UP; rising, a step up from where you are now
Dimensions - somewhere you ENTER; different to where you are now (Peter walked on water - entered a dimension)
Paul said it is a 3-dimensional world he entered into. Entrance to a new dimension comes purely by faith, not by sight. Unlearn trusting your natural eyes. See through those words, see through that person and that heart, see through your circumstance.
Do not be dictated by the law of limitations that says, “it has to be like this because that’s how it’s always been”.
How high could you have jumped if you weren’t tied down by your experiences?
You are more than you thought you were. You are in a class of your own.