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Elisha and the Lord’s Army

“Elisha and the Lord’s Army,” Old Testament Stories (2022)

“Elisha and the Lord’s Army,” Old Testament Stories

2 Kings 6

Elisha and the Lord’s Army

The Lord’s chariots of fire

soldiers surrounding city

The Syrians did not like the Israelites. The Syrian king sent his army to capture Elisha the prophet. At night, the army surrounded the city where Elisha was.

2 Kings 6:8–14

Elisha and servant looking at Syrian army

Elisha’s young servant woke up and saw the Syrian army. He asked Elisha what they should do. Elisha told the young man to not be afraid. He said that the army fighting for them was much bigger than the army fighting against them.

2 Kings 6:15–16

heavenly army with chariots of fire

Elisha asked the Lord to show the young man what Elisha saw. The Lord showed him a heavenly army with horses and chariots of fire to protect them. The Syrian army was blinded by the power of God. They did not fight against the Israelites anymore.

2 Kings 6:17–23