The King of Syria decided to wage war against the people of God in Israel. Every time the Syrian King made a plan to set an ambush against Israel, Elisha the Prophet would warn Israel, so that they evaded the ambush. The Syrian King was frustrated because he thought, that certainly someone in his camp was a spy and passing on information to Israel. How else would they know about the plans that he made against them and managed to avoid his attacks? A servant told the King that there wasn’t actually a spy, but a prophet in Isreal who heard even the conversations that he had in his chamber.
There are angels that surround us and the Holy Spirit that lives in us, translates heavenly intelligence concerning the activities of the kingdom of darkness. Every time the enemy tries to launch an attack against us, God will send us a warning to avoid being caught in Satan’s snare. The King in his anger sent an army to surround Elisha and take him captive. What he didn’t know or realise was that Elisha had an army of angels at his disposal. “Then Elisha prayed and said, “O Lord, please open his eyes that he may see.” So 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 6:17).
We see similar occurrences around the time of Jesus’s birth, when Herod had plans to assassinate him. An angel appeared to Joseph in a dream and warned him to take Jesus and his mother and escape to Egypt, because Herod was coming in search of him (Matthew 2:13). It was also an angel who told Joseph that it was ok to marry Mary: this was because he had to plans to put her away privately, because she became pregnant before they were married (Matthew 1.20-23).
It is important for us to live at a place, where we can hear from God through the Holy Spirit. There are also ministering spirits (angels) who will transit messages to us for our protection and direction. We have access to supernatural insight, wisdom and divine revelation concerning happenings on earth. It is in remaining in close relationship with God that we will have access to such intelligence. “having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints” (Ephesians 1:18).