“Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” 2 Kings vi, 16.
A persistent awareness of the privileges we enjoy as children of God or as servants of Jesus Christ is the secret of enduring peace even in the midst of raging conflicts. A person blessed with such an awareness remains unperturbed and confident. He will be bold enough to exercise his prophetic ministry which might pitch him against the powers that be.
Gehazi, prophet Elisha’s servant, was half asleep as he “went out” early morning. When he saw the Syrian army on the hillsides surrounding their city, he got a rude shock. He knew that the Syrians were after Elisha. “Alas, master, what shall we do?” he cried out. His master answered, “Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” The servant saw nothing until his master prayed, “Lord, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.” When the Lord opened his eyes, he saw that they were surrounded by an angelic host complete with fiery horses and chariots!
Way too numerous and dangerous are the occupational hazards of being a prophet. As a prophet exercises his divine mandate to speak out God’s truth, kings and generals might rise up against him. Even those within the fold of God’s people might wish to eliminate him. But God doesn’t expose his servants to such risks without first offering them a divine shield of protection. If God chooses to manifest His glory in a spectacular way, He’ll go to any extent to display His might on behalf of his chosen ones.
Are you a prophet of the Lord? Are you a bearer of good news of the Kingdom of God? Are you under attack as a result of what the Lord did or spoke through you? Those who rise up against you do not know that they are indeed rising up against the Lord of the angel-armies. This is no more your battle. The battle belongs to the Lord. God will rise up to defend you. Do not count the number of people who might rise up against you. Those who are with you outnumber those against you. When you stand with God, you are a majority!