The next morning, about the time for offering the sacrifice, there it was—water flowing from the direction of Edom! And the land was filled with water.
Now all the Moabites had heard that the kings had come to fight against them; so every man, young and old, who could bear arms was called up and stationed on the border. When they got up early in the morning, the sun was shining on the water. To the Moabites across the way, the water looked red—like blood. “That’s blood!” they said. “Those kings must have fought and slaughtered each other. Now to the plunder, Moab!” 2 Kings 3:20-23
Elisha prophesied that Moab would fall into the hands of the three kings but he wasn’t specific about how it would come about. The Lord had deceived the Moabites into thinking that blood was running in the rivers from the blood that was shed. You have to admit, it was certainly a creative deception. The story ends with the Moabites being slaughtered. The armies of the three kings had no idea how it would all come about, except that it had to do with a river that God had created after the troops dug a large ditch.
There are many enemies of God in the world today. There are many who want to destroy Christians. We see it especially in countries that Christians are not in the majority. They are beaten down and attacked, and very few in the “world community” either cares or dares to speak out against these injustices. Pray that God will confuse the minds of the enemies of Believers. Pray that He will continue to be adored and praised in lands that persecute His believers. Pray for those Believers who are persecuted and ask God what you (and I) can do to help on this end.