Sermon Notes

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Encounter Elisha, Part Four

Seeing What You Can’t Really See

II Kings 6:8-17 NLT

When the king of Aram was at war with Israel, he would confer with his officers and say, “We will mobilize our forces at such and such a place.”

9 But immediately Elisha, the man of God, would warn the king of Israel, “Do not go near that place, for the Arameans are planning to mobilize their troops there.” 10 So the king of Israel would send word to the place indicated by the man of God. Time and again Elisha warned the king, so that he would be on the alert there. 11 The king of Aram became very upset over this. He called his officers together and demanded, “Which of you is the traitor? Who has been informing the king of Israel of my plans?”

12 “It’s not us, my lord the king,” one of the officers replied. “Elisha, the prophet in Israel, tells the king of Israel even the words you speak in the privacy of your bedroom!”

13 “Go and find out where he is,” the king commanded, “so I can send troops to seize him.”

And the report came back: “Elisha is at Dothan.” 14 So one night the king of Aram sent a great army with many chariots and horses to surround the city. 15 When the servant of the man of God got up early the next morning and went outside, there were troops, horses, and chariots everywhere. “Oh, sir, what will we do now?” the young man cried to Elisha.

16 “Don’t be afraid!” Elisha told him. “For there are more on our side than on theirs!” 17 Then Elisha prayed, “O LORD, open his eyes and let him see!” The LORD opened the young man’s eyes, and when he looked up, he saw that the hillside around Elisha was filled with horses and chariots of fire.

Here’s the truth we are working with today, there are forces fighting against us and forces fighting for us that we do not see.

I want to tell you that though there may be principalities and powers and rulers in the regions of darkness that fight against us – the powers we cannot see for us are greater than they are against us!

Peter tells us in I Peter 5:8-9 NIV

Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 9 Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings.

Many of you here today are facing situations now that are nothing more than the devil’s attempt to destroy you.

You have got to see, not with your physical eyes, but see through your spiritual eyes.

The powers that work for us are greater than those against us!

Psalm 34:7 NIV

“The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them.”

Hebrews 1:14 NIV

“Are not angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?”

God sends angels to provide direction.

God sends angels to provide protection.

God is for you. God loves you. If you need help, just speak the Name of Jesus! If you need them, God will dispatch an angel or two to come down to give you direction and protection. You’re going to make it! You’re going to be all right because they that are for us are greater than they that are against us!


 

Worship Set

Raise A Hallelujah

Jake Stevens, Jonathan Helser, Melissa Helser, and Molly Skaggs

Verse 1

I raise a hallelujah in the presence of my enemies

I raise a hallelujah louder than the unbelief

I raise a hallelujah my weapon is a melody

I raise a hallelujah Heaven comes to fight for me

Chorus

I’m gonna sing in the middle of the storm

Louder and louder you’re gonna hear my praises roar

Up from the ashes hope will arise

Death is defeated the King is alive

Verse 2

I raise a hallelujah with everything inside of me

I raise a hallelujah I will watch the darkness flee

I raise a hallelujah in the middle of the mystery

I raise a hallelujah fear you lost your hold on me

Sing a little louder (Sing a little louder)

Sing a little louder (Sing a little louder)

Sing a little louder (Sing a little louder)

Sing a little louder (Sing a little louder)

Sing a little louder in the presence of my enemies

Sing a little louder louder than the unbelief

Sing a little louder my weapon is a melody

Sing a little louder Heaven comes to fight for me

Sing a little louder

I raise a hallelujah

 

Surrounded (Fight My Battles)
Elyssa Smith and Justin Williams

Chorus

This is how I fight my battles (3X)

(This is how)

This is how I fight my battles (3X)

(This is how)

It may look like I’m surrounded

But I’m surrounded by You

It may look like I’m surrounded

But I’m surrounded by You

 

You Know My Name

Tasha Cobbs Leonard and Brenton Brown

Chorus

You know my name

You know my name

You know my name

You know my name

Verse 1

Oh how you walk with me

And how you talk with me

And oh how you tell me

That I am Your own

So no fire can burn me

No battle can turn me

No mountain can stop me (why)

Because You hold my hand

I am walking in Your victory

‘Cause Your power is within me

No giant can defeat me (why)

Because You hold my hand