“When the servant of the man of God rose early in the morning and went out, behold, an army with horses and chariots was all around the city. And the servant said, ‘Alas, my master! What shall we do?’ He said, ‘Do not be afraid, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.’ Then Elisha prayed and said, ‘O Lord, please open his eyes that he may see.’ So the Lord opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw, and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha”
– 2 Kings 6:15-17
I always struggle a bit how to present angels. They have a mystique about them in much of our culture and – unfortunately – can seem more “unique” or “special” than Christ Himself! So, whenever presenting angels, i want to be manifestly clear that they are not our hope but rather are means, tools, and ministers who apply the hope that we have IN CHRIST. Any wonder we have at an angel should pass through the angel and find its end in Christ.
Because of that, in this image I presented Christ as the central defense and the angels as the “back up.” Elisha tells his servant that they do not need to fear because the number with them is greater than the number of the enemy….but we know that in Christ the one in us is greater than any who could be against us (1 John 4:4).