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