When Elisha’s servant woke up one morning and saw the armies of Syria surrounding his city, with a warrant for his master’s arrest, he was certain that his worst fears were about to be realized (II Kings 6). He ran to his master with a report of doom, but Elisha surprised him greatly with his response. He said,“Do not fear for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” Elisha then prayed that the Lord would open his blinded servant’s eyes so that he could see the armies of God that were ready to defeat the armies of evil.

I meet Christians all the time who seem to believe that the armies of evil are about to overwhelm the remnant of saints who are left in this world. As a result of their fear, they have hunkered down behind the four walls of their churches and are just barely hanging on until Jesus returns.

I believe this fearful and cowardly position is exactly where the devil wants us to live. If Satan can convince us that the battle has been lost, then he can convince us to stop fighting. Well, just in case you have given in to Satan’s lies, let me remind you that the battle has not been lost and that God is right now looking for new recruits for his army on earth. If you will join His forces, He will put his power to work in and through your life!