The Syrian army surrounded Samaria so that no one could enter or leave the city. This war strategy was often used, to force the city being invaded to surrender to the army which had surrounded them. This was generally because the inability of people to leave or enter, meant no trade of food and other items.
There were four lepers sitting at the gate of the city, that were desperate to get some food. They considered going into Samaria, but knew that there was no food in the city. This meant that they would starve to death. They also contemplated going to the camp of the Syrians, to surrender to see if they would have pity on them and give them something to eat. On arriving at the entrance of the Syrian camp, they noticed that the camp was empty.
The Syrians ran away in fear as the leper’s approached. God allowed their feet to sound like those of a mighty army. “So they fled away in the twilight and abandoned their tents, their horses, and their donkeys, leaving the camp as it was, and fled for their lives” (2 Kings 7:7). The lepers entered the camp and found it abandoned. They found possessions and more than enough to eat and also to supply everyone in Samaria.
We carry a sound of victory and God will cause our feet to send terror to the camp of the enemy. Our worship and praise also sends a sound to the atmosphere and declares victory over the enemy. “The Lord will cause your enemies who rise against you to be defeated before you. They shall come out against you one way and flee before you seven ways” (Deuteronomy 28:7).