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…16“Do not be afraid,” Elisha answered, “for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” 17Then Elisha prayed, “O LORD, please open his eyes that he may see.” And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw that the hills were full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. 18As the Arameans came down against him, Elisha prayed to the LORD, “Please strike these people with blindness.” So He struck them with blindness, according to the word of Elisha.…2 Kings 6: 16- 18

How often we look at people, places or events and we are overwhelmed by the odds facing us. We don't need less overwhelming people, places and events we need more Elisha's opening our eyes. We see fine physically but it is spiritual vision we need. We serve a God who has done just about every type of miracle that can be done. The Lord, stopped the sun, opened a way through the sea and fed thousands from table scraps. John boldly states that if everything the Lord had done was written in books there would not be enough room for them all. We don't know why the Lord answers yes and answers no to others. But He does and faith is knowing that He does not do something that is right whatever He has done or left undone is right because He did it. He is the same yesterday, today and forever. The hills are the armies of the Living God Almighty are still more than those who are in array against us. His grace is sufficient and may my spiritual vision see the power and glory of our God who is present always working all things for our good. Open my eyes and the eyes of all your children Lord, please.
 

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Great post.

Lord, continue to open our Spiritual eyes and ears that we may see your glory in all things.
 
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…16“Do not be afraid,” Elisha answered, “for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” 17Then Elisha prayed, “O LORD, please open his eyes that he may see.” And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw that the hills were full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. 18As the Arameans came down against him, Elisha prayed to the LORD, “Please strike these people with blindness.” So He struck them with blindness, according to the word of Elisha.…2 Kings 6: 16- 18

How often we look at people, places or events and we are overwhelmed by the odds facing us. We don't need less overwhelming people, places and events we need more Elisha's opening our eyes. We see fine physically but it is spiritual vision we need. We serve a God who has done just about every type of miracle that can be done. The Lord, stopped the sun, opened a way through the sea and fed thousands from table scraps. John boldly states that if everything the Lord had done was written in books there would not be enough room for them all. We don't know why the Lord answers yes and answers no to others. But He does and faith is knowing that He does not do something that is right whatever He has done or left undone is right because He did it. He is the same yesterday, today and forever. The hills are the armies of the Living God Almighty are still more than those who are in array against us. His grace is sufficient and may my spiritual vision see the power and glory of our God who is present always working all things for our good. Open my eyes and the eyes of all your children Lord, please.
Amen, Lord please help us.
 

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if everything the Lord had done was written in books there would not be enough room for them all
The Greek seems to say much more than we are seeing in the English. Notice that he is talking about a possibility of writing about the things that Jesus did. That is to speak in a future tense. He is saying that if all the things that Jesus did were to be written down, then (by his estimation, "I suppose") the world would not house them. That expression "to make room for" is also a future tense expression. The word itself "chóreó" is a verb that translates to say "(lit: I make room, hence) (a) I have room for, receive, contain, (b) I make room for by departing, go, make progress, turn myself."

So the real thrust of what St. John is saying, is that the kosmos (the world) would not make a place for the works of Jesus to be written. In saying this, I don't imagine he was thinking the earth was so small that the books would not literally fit on it's surface, but he is describing the persecutive nature of the kosmos, which he also said "we are of God and the whole world lies in the power of the wicked one". He's clearly emphasising how much of a treasure it is that we have the records of Jesus that we do, and speaking in the language of mystery (that the rulers of the age did not know), he is describing how incredibly strong that grip is, that the very spirit that crucified Jesus in the first place would also seek to exterminate other records of His account.

For example, we should simply ask why he decided to not write just one more chapter after the 21 that he did write, especially seeing he wrote 1 John 3:17 and he claimed to know so much about the things Jesus did. I don't imagine he would have thought that it would have taken up all the space in the world to do so.
 

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that the very spirit that crucified Jesus in the first place would also seek to exterminate other records of His account.
There was no spirit that crucified Christ as He has always been God's plan of salvation before the foundation of the world. Jesus laid down His own life here on earth that we can now have eternal life with Him in the New Jerusalem, 1 Peter 1:13-21.

John 21:25 And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen.

The full context of vs. 25 starts at vs. 15-25 as Jesus was speaking to Peter about feeding His lambs after He ascended up to heaven. Everything Jesus did and spoke of during that last time He would be with His disciples would be to much to even try and write in any books. These are the things that John wrote as he testified of Christ in his days.
 

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