2 KINGS 6
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16 And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are [rabbim (many)] more than they that be with them.
17 And Elishah prayed [davened], and said, Yahweh, I pray thee [now], open his eyes, that he may see. And Yahweh opened the eyes of the young man [na'ar]; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire [hinei, the har was full of susim and merkavot of eish all around Elishah].
18 And when they came down to him, Elishah prayed [davened] unto Yahweh, and said, Smite this people [Strike now hagoy hazeh], I pray thee, with blindness. And he smote them with blindness according to the word [davar] of Elishah.
Elisha was particularly favoured in his foretaste of the powers of the world to come. Glance at the prophet's experience-it will enforce the greatness and blessedness of Scripture promises. Elisha's power is to be manifested again, only upon an infinitely larger and grander scale. And we are to exhibit it, that is, if it be our happy lot to find an entrance into the kingdom of God.
With this thrilling hope before us, let us review Elisha's achievements. He divided Jordan-healed water and land of their barrenness-brought divine judgment upon his adversaries-foretold future events-counteracted the effect of poison-supernaturally increased food-cured disease-inflicted disease-made iron to swim-revealed the intentions of one far away-&c.
Imagine a countless number of Elishas distributed and eternally established throughout the earth! What breathless terror, admiration, and thanksgiving they will excite among the nations. Let us be patient! The time will come when God will satisfy the desire of His people even in this.
"The nations shall see, and be confounded at all their might."
ATJ - TC 07/1887