When God Sees for Us: The Lesson from Prophet Ahijah

1 Kings 14:4b-5
…But Ahijah could not see; for his eyes were set by reason of his age. And the LORD said unto Ahijah, Behold, the wife of Jeroboam cometh to ask a thing of thee for her son; for he is sick: thus and thus shalt thou say unto her: for it shall be, when she cometh in, that she shall feign herself to be another woman.

We see here a prophet (aka a man of God) by the name of Ahijah, for whom The Lord became his sight. You see, in his old age, he had lost his ability to see, and here comes a woman to deceive him by taking advantage of his physical weakness. However, when you serve The Lord, no amount of physical weakness will stop His plans for your life! As a matter of fact, Ahijah could not have seen more clearly had he actually had 20/20 vision. This was a time when naturally perfect vision would have been of no assistance anyway, for even if he had been able to identify her with his natural vision, there would have been no way to discern her motives for having come to visit him. Only The Lord knows both the thoughts and intentions of the heart. That is why we must always pray that The Lord will be our eyes and ears. May God keep us from snares crafted by the deception of the enemy. As for the wife of Jeroboam, her assignment was simple enough. I do not believe that she even meant any real harm, for she was sent to ask what would happen to the child that was sick. So, in all honesty, I do not see this particular situation as a plot set out against the man of God, but rather an attempt to conceal identity for reasons not mentioned within our reading today. Nonetheless, when God speaks to a situation, His Word sheds light not only on the parts that you want light shed on, but His light lights up the whole room, exposing all elements involved in the thing which light needs to be shed upon. That’s why God’s council is so revealing, and why so few seek it today. However, seek it we must! And, if you are a pastor, teacher, or layman in the Kingdom that gets discouraged because the Biblical council you give is more often dodged or ignored than heeded and obeyed, do not let that discourage you. Keep speaking forth the truths that God speaks to you into those situations, because pure light will always do some uncomfortable exposure for the recipient. That’s God’s business. Our business is to share the light, and to live by it and in it. When we do, God will give us insight that no physical limitations or plots of men can hide or keep from us. And if God either sends you to a man or sends a man to you with a word from God, take heed! Read now 1 John 1:7 for further insight!

~ Pastor Gary Caudill
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