From the book “Battles in Heaven” …
2 Kings 6:17:
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.
Elisha’s prayer is the first step towards defeating the schemes of the enemy. “Lord, I pray, open my eyes that I may see.” In the book of Ephesians, Paul echoed the same prayer for us as he prayed that “the eyes of your understanding” would be enlightened. (Ephesians 1:18) The word ‘understanding’ has also been translated ‘the eyes of your heart’ (NIV) and ‘the perception of your mind’ (Holman). And so, the Ephesian prayer is a prayer for a sanctified thought-life, for a sanctified imagination.
To be sanctified means ‘to be set aside for a Godly purpose’. Setting aside your thought-life and your imagination for a Godly purpose is the key to seeing the unseen realm. It is the key to allowing God to speak to you and to show you things in the spirit. Stop using your imagination for vain things. Discover the new life of using your imagination for Godly things.