Matthew 10:7-8

"And as you go, preach, saying, 'The kingdom of heaven is at hand.' Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give."

Monday, June 6, 2011


In church today I was praying for Israel. I was trying to imagine what it looked like around her borders when suddenly I was reminded of when the king of Syria was making war with Israel. He had sent a great army to capture Elisha. I thought about how Elisha's servant was full of fear when he knew they were surrounded. Do you remember what Elisha did? He prayed to the Lord, "Open his eyes that he may see." Suddenly his servant saw horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.

As I thought about those things, I became aware that the Lord already has His warriors of glory in place. There were many of them around Israel, but I also became aware of some of them moving out in different directions and being strategically placed in different parts of the world. Some of them were right outside of the building where we worship and have church. Unseen, but yet very real. The Lord also seemed to be telling me that it is time to SEE. That it is time for us to pray that our eyes would also be open. I believe that God was showing that we too now have the ability to see that those who are for us are greater than those who are against us!

Why would God choose do this now? I believe in part to keep us from losing heart in difficult times. He wants us to be encouraged and to continue on in peace and joy for even now it is peace and joy that He wants to give. To fully live.

A few months ago I caught a quick, a very quick glimpse of an angel in our home. I have had a strong awareness of it's presence on two other occasions.

Keep your eyes wide open for when the invisible can be seen.

As always, I encourage you to treat what I write with much prayer and seek discernment.

Desiring God's glory only,
Mark S.

1 comment:

  1. What wonderful encouragement and how timely it is. I loved to learn about an angel being present in your home twice. Lord, I hope my eyes are that open one day that I witness the supernatural to that extent.

    Bless YOU!