Reflection from Jill Yap Damiao
FIVE SHALL CHASE A HUNDRED
When God’s covenant people obey Him and have no idols in their lives, God’s promises that their enemies will be destroyed. God’s people should never be afraid or fearful. The Word of God states, " Five of you shall chase a hundred, and a hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight" (v. 8).
God’s people should have no fear, not even in the spiritual battle. Remember the principle in 2 King 6:16,17, where Elisha prayed that his servant’s eyes would be opened to what was happening in the invisible realm: “Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them” (v. 16), and “behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire” (v. 17).
God’s people often appear outnumbered and as if all the world is against them. God’s people who are obedient to His Word have supernatural strength on their side. God wants to teach His people never to be afraid in any circumstances and to be bold warriors for God, reaching a lost generation for Jesus Christ.