And when the servant of the man of God arose early and went out, there was an army, surrounding the city with horses and chariots. And his servant said to him, “Alas, my master! What shall we do?” 16 So he answered, “Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” 17 And Elisha prayed, and said, “Lord, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.” Then 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 NKJV
Physical sight will look at some circumstances and call them bad or ugly, dark or empty, failure or defeat, even hopeless, etc. But faith looks to God and sees the answer according to the prophecy of the Book. Walking by faith and seeing through the eye of faith is prophetic vision. Prophetic vision is to being eye-minded, i.e., seeing by faith through the eye of your mind; seeing the reality of the presence of God and His protection regardless of the circumstances reported to the physical eye (Rom. 4:17); and, choosing not to believe your “lying eyes.” Everything that your physical eyes report to your brain to believe isn’t necessarily the “real truth” in the mind of God.
Case in point—prophetic vision was illustrated in 2 Kings 6:8-23 where Gehazi, Elisha’s servant, saw defeat and demise when they were surrounded by the Syrian army, but Elisha prophetically saw God’s mighty army ensuring victory. A prophetic vision will see through the eye of faith. It will see it, believe it, and say it, according to the spirit of faith (2 Cor. 4:13). Elisha lived by faith and saw God’s answer by faith. The eye of faith reveals that God is doing more for you than you could ever realize through physical sight alone (Rom. 8:31).
When you face difficulties in life that appear to be insurmountable, remember that spiritual answers are always there, even if you can’t see them physically (Prov. 29:18). When you look through the eye of faith, God will show you the answer (2 Cor. 5:7). Now, if you don’t see God working in your life, the problem may be your spiritual eyesight—not God’s power! As in the illustration above, when Elisha prayed “open his eyes”, his servant also saw the angel of the Lord manifested as “horses and chariots of fire” (Ps. 34:7). After Gehazi’s eyes were opened, he was no longer afraid because, he too saw God’s mighty army of angelic beings (Heb. 12:22; 1:14). My prayer for you is that God would open your eye faith to see prophetically!