Therefore the heart of the king of Syria was sore troubled for this thing; and he called his servants, and said unto them, Will ye not shew me which of us is for the king of Israel? And one of his servants said, None, my lord, O king: but Elisha, the prophet that is in Israel, telleth the king of Israel the words that thou speakest in thy bedchamber. And he said, Go and spy where he is, that I may send and fetch him. And it was told him, saying, Behold, he is in Dothan. Therefore sent he thither horses, and chariots, and a great host: and they came by night, and compassed the city about. And when the servant of the man of God was risen early, and gone forth, behold, an host compassed the city both with horses and chariots. And his servant said unto him, Alas, my master! how shall we do? And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them. And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha. (2 Kings 6:11-17)
The plans and thoughts of men are known unto the LORD and the king of Syria could not do that which God did not allow. Each time he made an encampment it was revealed, and learning the human agent, he sought to stop the revelations. Yet, he could not stop the Word of the LORD from going forth nor could he outmatch God and His agents and forces. God continued to work mightily through His prophet on behalf of Israel despite their idolatry and despite their sin and He was merciful to those around Israel as well.
Those of us who have put our faith and trust in the LORD and His finished and perfect work on the Cross of Calvary for Salvation can also trust that He is greater than any of our enemies, our problems, or any crisis which may come our way. Not only is He God and ruler over all the earth, He has legions of angels who do His will and all His Church in which to accomplish His plans. Our God does not force anyone to believe but invites whosoever will come to receive His free gift through repentance and faith in Him, but He will prevail over the plans and purposes of this world and the victory which He has already won over sin and death will be ultimately consummated in His victory over all those who have rejected Him and all those who oppose our Creator, Redeemer, and King. He has called, commissioned, and commanded us to go out and reach the lost, teach the nations, and preach the Word and the missions, ministry, and discipleship of His Church are to be for that purpose until He is done with us and recalls His ambassadors Home to Himself.
Until that day, God has commanded those of us who are His saints and know Him to go out into this world to reach the lost that they might be saved from sin. He desires that His people strive to be holy and obedient unto Him that we might minister to those around us who are hurting and in need as He provides. We serve others, equipped with the Word of reconciliation and righteousness, rightly divided and fitly spoken, that they may see Christ in us, the hope of Glory. Our God has commanded us to love one another with an unfeigned love, even as He first loved us, and to disciple one another in the Word of God so that we may all grow in grace and in the Knowledge of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Our Lord has commissioned those who are His with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, to go where He sends us in the power of the Holy Spirit. As we go, we are to proclaim the Good News of forgiveness through repentance and reconciliation with the Father through faith in His Son, that those who believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Messiah of God might have life in His Name.
God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance and the knowledge of the Truth. Jesus loves you and wants to establish a covenant relationship with you that is real and personal. Surrender to Him on His terms and He will give you a brand new life of discipleship and fellowship with Him that is abundant and everlasting. God calls you to faith in Christ and His finished and perfect work on the Cross of Calvary to pay your sIn debt. He has provided the only way of reconciliation with God, forgiveness from God, and Salvation through Jesus Christ, the Son of God who is God the Son, to give you a new life in Christ. Turn away from yourself and your sIn and turn to Him alone for eternal Life, now and always.