I and II Kings cover the rise and fall of the nation of Israel. In II Kings 6:24 - 7:19 the city of Samaria is besieged by the Aramean army, with the siege lasting so long that the city endured a severe famine.
Four desperate lepers outside the city gates looked at the odds for their survival and it wasn't good. If they stayed where they were, they would die of hunger. If they went into the city, there was no food there either, and they would die of hunger.
When they arrived at the Aramean camp, they were amazed because it was deserted. The Lord had caused the Arameans to hear the sounds of horses, chariots and a great army, and in a panic they got up and ran and abandoned everything in their camp.
After the four men replenished themselves (and made off with some of the plunder), their consciences got the better of them and they returned to the city with the news.
Samaria went from severe famine to abundant provision overnight! Not only had the Arameans scattered clothing and equipment along their escape route, but they left enough equipment and food back at their camp to outfit a great army.
If you think back to the Israelites flight out of Egypt, this was not the first time God had provisioned his people with the spoils of their enemies. Nor would it be the last.
No sooner was modern day Israel established than their enemies came up against them in what was called the Six Day War. Life Magazine published an article in their Nov 29 1968 issue about Russia's provisioning of Israel's enemies in the Middle East.
"Some of the tanks are without a scratch and have less than 100 miles on their speedometers. The best of the weapons....are being recommissioned by the Israelis for use in their own defense."
Daniel told King Nebuchadnezzer that "the Most High is sovereign over the kingdoms of men and gives them to anyone he wishes." Dan. 4:25.
We would all do well to remember that.