GOD WILL BLIND YOUR ENEMIES
*WISDOM FOR TODAY.*
*GOD WILL BLIND YOUR ENEMIES.*
2 Kgs 6: 18-20 *And when they came down to him, Elisha prayed unto the Lord, and said, Smite this people, I pray thee, with blindness. And he smote them with blindness according to the word of Elisha.*
v19 *And Elisha said unto them, This is not the way, neither is this the city: follow me, and I will bring you to the man whom ye seek. But he led them to Samaria.*
v20 *And it came to pass, when they were come into Samaria, that Elisha said, Lord, open the eyes of these men, that they may see. And the Lord opened their eyes, and they saw; and, behold, they were in the midst of Samaria.*
*Insight and Highlight.*
God can blind your enemies in order to confuse them to go the wrong way.
Elisha prayed that God strikes his enemies with blindness and God heard his prayers.
A general of the Arameans, a great host, became a poor general. He troops ended in Samaria, many miles away.
The blindness of the Arameans may be interpreted in one of two ways or both.
First, the blindness of the Arameans could be interpreted as a state of mental confusion, bewilderment, perplexity. This is because they could not have followed Elisha's lead, if they were totally blind.
It tells us that there is nothing a person could know or recognize if God does not give him the needed mental understanding to grasp it, ( ref Job 32:8).
Elisha asked God to strike them with blindness, yet they followed Elisha's lead to Samaria.
It tells us people can appear to see but lack the ability to process information.
People could see but not perceive. A form of blindness of the mind, (ref 2 Cor 4:4).
The verse is well contrasted with Gen 19:11 where the blindness was an inability to see physically. The scripture says
*Then they struck the men who were at the door of the house, young and old, with blindness so that they could not find the door.*
The form of blindness of the mind as ocassioned on the Arameans is when God places your enemies in the state of confusion. Though they know you, they know your name and address but on their appointed day to destroy you, they can go the wrong way by loss of memory or inability to perceive.
This was what the Psalmist had in mind when he asked God in Psalm 40:14 *Let them be ashamed and confounded together that seek after my soul to destroy it; let them be driven backward and put to shame that wish me evil.*
Second, we know there is nothing impossible with God, they could be groping in total darkness yet directional because they are being led by the Spirit filled Elisha.
Elisha was certainly not blind so his lead followed by the blind Arameans will bring them to Samaria irrespective of the large army. The Spirit can lead countless number of people, (ref Rom 8:14).
The Spirit makes those who follow Him to walk by faith not by sight (ref 2 Cor 5:7).
As far as the Arameans were concerned they were under a Spirit controlled directive.
Jesus says in Matt 15:14 says *Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.*
One could deduce from Jesus's statement and conclude that, if one that sees, leads the blind both will not fall into the ditch but will reach a desired destination.
Whichever way God will answer, may your enemies be smitten with blindeness. They must miss their roads, away from your life and home in Jesus name.
The Arameans went back in shame as they could not perform their intended destructive plans.
What a God we serve!
Whichever form of blindness God chooses to strike your enemies, it will ultimately be to your victory.
*Call to Word action.*
God can confuse the enemies to the point of destroying one another.
2 Chron 20:23 *The Ammonites and Moabites rose up against the men from Mount Seir to destroy and annihilate them. After they finished slaughtering the men from Seir, they helped to destroy one another.*
*The Christian clarion duty.*
Jeremiah 17:18 *Let them be confounded that persecute me, but let not me be confounded: let them be dismayed, but let not me be dismayed: bring upon them the day of evil, and destroy them with double destruction.*
Lord, smite my enemies with blindness, in Jesus name.
Good morning all and be blessed as you come into His presence.
God bless you.