“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.” 2 Kings 6:15a. Elisha’s servant was horrified as he woke up one morning and found that he and his master were surrounded by a massive force of enemy troops, horses, and chariots. Try and put yourself in this servant’s shoes for a moment. You’ve risen early in the morning ready to busy yourself with that day’s chores. As you head out the door your eyes focus on thousands of enemy soldiers, you’re suddenly frozen in your steps. You somehow find the strength to go back in the house, close the door behind you, and begin frantically searching for the phone to call 911.
We can assume that was this servant’s reaction to what he had just witnessed (minus the phone call to 911). The servant ran to his master’s quarters and being full of fear cried out “… Alas, my master! how shall we do?” 2 Kings 6:15b. We don’t really realize the terror in this man’s mind as we read these simple English words, but he was surely shaken to the core. The servant was sure he and his master were toast.
As we read this account in 2 Kings we find that Elisha wasn’t at all shaken. As a matter of fact, quite the opposite was the case. Elisha was unnaturally calm and supernaturally at ease. He obviously knew something that his servant didn’t. Elisha proceeded to calm the fears of his servant with this simple phrase “And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them.” 2 Kings 6:16. Elisha explained to his servant that they (the angelic force) who were with them were more than they (a demonic force?) that were with the surrounding enemy troops. The Hebrew word translated into our English word “more” actually means – great, exceedingly, abundant, strong. In other words they were fully protected. But the servant couldn’t see anyone but the enemy troops.
“And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see…” 2 Kings 6:17a. Because Elisha’s servant was so completely overtaken with fear, Elisha asked God to open his servant’s eyes so he could see what Elisha saw. Notice that only God can open our eyes so that we may spiritually discern.
“…And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw...” 2 Kings 6:17b. Here in this portion of the verse we see that God complies with Elisha’s prayer request and allows his servant a view of what was truly going on outside. What that servant saw can only be described as supernatural travelers. An army of God’s holy angels had surrounded Elisha and his servant, as well as the throng of enemy combatants. This unseen army of angels could overpower the enemy’s soldiers a thousand times over.
“…and behold the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.” 2 Kings 6:17c. When we read this in the Hebrew we realize that what Elisha’s servant saw was the hill country that encompassed them was overflowing with an innumerable force of angelic hosts along with their chariots of fire standing at the ready to keep Elisha safe. The servant must have been in awe when God gave him supernatural sight as he beheld the awesome angelic army poised to protect them.
Obviously God does not allow most of humanity to physically see into other dimensions, but that is precisely what Elisha’s servant was allowed to view – another dimension. People today have become desensitized to the supernatural. The fact that Satan has been portrayed for so long as having horns, a red suit and a pointed tail, diminishes who he actually is, which by the way is exactly what he wants us to believe. The truth is, Satan can manifest himself as an angel of light and he can do so whenever he chooses. He’s not going to show himself as he truly is, a hideous, monstrous, repulsive, and lying being, as mankind would be revolted by his presence. This is exactly why we are to test all spirits.
More than likely, if a person today were allowed a view into the dimension of the supernatural such as witnessing a host of godly angels with their chariots of fire surrounding a horde of malevolent supernatural predators the rest of humanity would simply say that they had imagined or dreamed it. For most of mankind living in this 21st century there is no such thing as supernatural beings or other dimensions.
As Elisha’s servant found out early that morning, the supernatural realm is not only real but quite active. The angels that remained faithful to God are hard at work continually staving off the attacks of our enemy and his ilk. We can’t see into other dimensions, as a matter of fact we can only see three of the four we occupy. If we could see into the dimension of the supernatural the view would almost certainly scare us to death.
The closeness of other dimensions is much more intimate to the space we occupy than most believe or are able to comprehend. The distance between dimensions is not time based. The supernatural beings that travel between dimensions do so at such speed that if we could gage that speed we would find their journeys occurring in less than in the twinkling of an eye.
The Apostles Paul and John were allowed to travel between dimensions. Paul tells us “I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven. And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.” 2 Corinthians 12:2-4. Paul is speaking of himself. God took him to Heaven, in fact He raptured Paul. The English phrase “caught up” in the Greek is “harpazō”, which is also used when Paul references the Rapture of the “ekklesia”. Paul was allowed to see Paradise, but He was not allowed to describe what He saw. Although we can conjecture all sorts of wonders which Paul was permitted to see, we can’t even scratch the surface of enormity of it all.
The Apostle John “ascended” to the Throne Room of God. “After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.” Revelation 4:1. The phrase “Come up” in the Greek means to ascend. The phrase “a door was opened” we might view as a portal that would break the plane of our dimension and which would enable us to see into that other dimension. Certainly John was given this opportunity and was even taken to that supernatural realm.
“Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.” Matthew 18:10. This is an interesting verse; Jesus tells us that the angels protecting little children are always looking upon the face of our Father in Heaven. Angels are not visible to mankind unless they choose to be. They are in another dimension invisible to the human eye, but they are always with us. I know that’s hard to fathom. If angels are always looking upon God yet they are here on earth protecting us from the enemy, how far away can our Father be?
Here’s a true story for all to ponder. When our youngest daughter was born we lived with my wife’s granddad. When he died our daughter, who was around a year old, would stand on the couch and hold out her arms in mid air as though she was giving someone a hug. This occurred numerous times, she and her great-granddad were very close and my wife just assumed she was seeing him (her granddad) and hugging him. Soon, though, the hugs ceased. After becoming a believer I realized there was no way possible our little girl could have been seeing and hugging her great-granddad, after all he was no longer of this earth. Could it be that she was hugging her angel? Was our daughter able to see into another dimension, a dimension in which adults can no longer view? Food for thought.
Most people believe we humans are separated from the realm we refer to as Heaven (the domain of the angels and of God) by some huge span of space, possibly even millions or billions of miles. But dimensions are not separated by miles or even feet, but only by humanity’s lack of ability to see.
Dimensional trekking has always been part of the makeup of angels as they’re sent by God to bring messages to mankind. However, the appearing and disappearing of angels has not been solely limited to God’s holy angelic forces but has actually been a supernatural highway of late, traveled incessantly by malevolent supernatural beings bent on the destruction of mankind. This is more evident now that we are in the last days just prior to our Lords return.
These interdimensional activities are increasing as never before. The UFO activity is astounding. Even if you believe they represent travelers from distant galaxies or parallel universes you must admit the sightings are becoming an everyday event. Why? Why do we see this phenomenon increasing so dramatically? What has happened to mankind’s way of thinking that would favor this increased activity into our dimension? It’s a fact that the super majority of the earth’s inhabitants now believe UFO’s are real. With that premise in mind, could it be that mankind is being setup for the next incursion by fallen angels?
Now that most believe in UFO’s, and most of those folks believe they are extraterrestrial travelers, the enemy’s next big deception is ready to be unveiled. What that deception is, is only known to him but it has been building to a crescendo for thousands of years. It is a lie that the enemy will focus the world’s attention on just as soon as Christ removes His “ekklesia”.
Since mankind is not allowed to view the supernatural dimension, most rely on their own perceptions of truth to get by from day to day. But believing in only what we can see allows the enemy to promote many falsehoods knowing full well that many people will accept them as truth (just one example of Satan’s many lies would be the theory of evolution).
It would have been very difficult to deceive Elisha’s servant since his eyes had been opened and he was allowed to see the Lord’s host of angels surrounding him and his master. But the rest of humanity has not been given that same sight, apart from possibly toddlers. Once we move out of that age of innocence, blindness sets in and we can no longer see the angels who stand at our side. But they are there nonetheless.
“For we walk by faith, not by sight:” 2 Corinthians 5:7. What happens to mankind once dimensional blindness sets in? The spiritually blind dismiss other dimensions, and especially God, as myth and fairytales. Is it possible that once we move out of the toddler stage we become vision impaired, hence the reason for walking by faith not by sight?
The supernatural realm is extremely active in these last days. There is no doubt that they know something most of earth’s population hasn’t a clue of. As followers of Jesus Christ we do know what’s coming and we would be remiss as true believers and bondservants of Jesus the Christ to simply sit idly by watching while the signs of the birth pangs spoken of by our Lord increase. There must be a sense of conviction on the heart of every believer in Christ—a conviction that we might not have done everything we could for God, and that time is running out. Could it be that just one more attempt at explaining the Gospel message is all a family member or a friend might need to bring them to their knees? Jesus is patiently waiting. The born again will see Him soon. The lost will not, at least not until it’s too late. The Holy Spirit is always working, He never gives up on the living, nor should we.
God bless you all,
All original scripture is “theopneustos” God breathed