I invite you to read 2 Kings 6:8-23. In these passages of text, the Bible describes how God provides an army of angels leading horses and chariots of fire to protect the prophet Elisha and his servant and opens the servant’s eyes so that he can see the angelic army surrounding them.
Elisha was surrounded by a large army [Ancient Aram (now Syria)] with no escape and his servant was notably terrified because he could only see the earthly army there to capture Elisha. You see, the king of Aram was disturbed that the prophet Elisha was able to predict where Aram’s army was planning to go, warning Israel’s king so that he could devise Israel’s army’s strategy. Therefore, Aram’s king decided to send a large group of soldiers to the city of Dothan to capture Elisha so that he wouldn’t be able to help Israel win the war.
But that’s where the king messed up! In verses 16 and 17: Elisha said to the his trembling servant, “‘Don’t be afraid! Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.’” And then Elisha prayed, ‘Open his eyes, Lord, so that he may see.’ Then the Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.”
Elisha’s faintest prayer enable his servant to see not just the physical dimension but also the spiritual dimension, including the angelic army.
There’s more to this story, so please feel free to dig in!