Wednesday, August 13, 2014

There Arose A Great Storm

Anytime you are on the front lines of battle and you are doing something for the kingdom of God, the enemy attacks against your life will escalate.

Even Jesus came under such attack when He was preparing to cast a legion of demons out of the demoniac of Gadara. Mark 4... Violent winds seem to show up from nowhere, attempting to capsize Jesus' boat.  Read it and you will see "and there arose a great storm". The phrase, "there arose" is taken from the Greek ginomai. This word discribes something that happens unexpectedly or catches one off guard.

I'm sure that Jesus' disciples, being experienced fishermen, launched their boat in perfect weather. Nothing was overcast. No bad weather was brewing. They expected a perfect night for sailing.

Who has ever been there? Everything was thumbs up. A-OK. Everything looked very positive and good.  ...."when suddenly there arose a great storm of wind." The Greek for "great" here is "mega"... as in megastorm.

Get the picture?

Another point to understand is that it was a mega storm of WIND. Not a mega storm of rain, thunder, lightning, etc.  This obviously was an attempt to destroy or hinder Jesus and His crew of disciples. Because on the other side of that lake was one of Satan's most prized possessions, the demoniac of Gadara. He did not want Jesus to make it to the other side. So Satan made his move, his best strike against the kingdom to prevent or undo the work of Jesus.

I'm sure you know what happened next. Jesus exercised His authority of that mega storm of wind and the waves it kicked up. The Word says "the wind ceased and there was a great calm."

If Jesus is your Lord, then you are no different than Him. Your attack will come on the brink of your victory. Satan will try to shake you. He will try to paint a bleak and dark picture of your future. Prepare yourself now.

  • Put on the whole armor of God.
  • Take authority over the wind and waves that come suddenly. (mega is no problem for Jesus)
  • Be deligent about covering yourself in prayer, along with family, business, church, finances, ministry.
  • Leave no "doorways of sin" open.
  • Get ready to see a demonstration of God's power in your life!

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