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The Storms of Life

Posted by appolus on February 8, 2008

“There is a coming storm for Christians. We have pursued the things of the world. We have striven after material blessings, we have sought to establish our peace and our standing in life in the abundance of material possesions. Now the Lord is ready to release us from Babylon. We ,as a people, are looking very worldy. The coming storm is going to strip that all away. Praise God that He is not finished with His people.”

THE STORMS OF LIFE 

Luke 6:48,49 says “And when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently against the house and could not shake it, for it was founded on the Rock. But he who heard and did nothing is like a man who built a house on the earth without a foundation against which the stream beat vehemently, and immediately it fell. And the ruin of that house was great.”
 
In this scripture Jesus talks about a great storm. One pictures an enormous thunderstorm, flash floods, streams turned into raging torrents strong enough to carry a house away that has no foundation. What is the nature of these elements? Are they good or bad, are they from God or Satan or are they just earthly elements? Or could this rain be the latter rain, is it the rain of blessing?

There is a coming storm for Christians. We have pursued the things of the world. We have striven after material blessings, we have sought to establish our peace and our standing in life in the abundance of material possesions. Now the Lord is ready to release us from Babylon. We ,as a people, are looking very worldy. The coming storm is going to strip that all away. Praise God that He is not finished with His people.
 
When we look at the rain and the wind and the river from the Scripture, what does it do?It carries away the Godless and the faithless and those who have no foundation on Christ and leaves behind those who are grounded upon the Rock. If the rain never came and the wind never blew and the rivers never burst their banks we would never truly know where anyone really stood. If there had never been sin, there would never have been a righteousness to be had through the Lord Jesus. God the Father is looking for a people who will worship Him and fellowship with Him because they chose to, not because He made them that way.
 
So what is the real nature of a blessing? Is a blessing not something that brings us closer to our Lord? Does money do that? What about health, success or promotion? Do any of these things bring us closer to Him? When we pray to the Lord to bless us, what are we truly praying for?

When the disciples were in the midst of the storm and they woke Jesus from His sleep, was Jesus amused? Did He not rebuke them and call them “Oh ye of little faith.” Isn’t that scripture a little confusing? Are we not supposed to call on Jesus? Yet the very fact that Jesus was on their boat should have allayed all of their fears. You might think that this is not very realistic, yet it is right there in scripture, if you are grounded on the Rock of Jesus, if Jesus is in your boat, what does your crying out really signify? Once again the storm has done its work, it exposed the little faith that the disciples really had in Jesus. If their faith was to survive the greater coming storm, they were going to have to realize the truth that Jesus had taught them about eternity.
 
If we are to survive this ever darkening world with our faith intact we are going to have to dispel all of our fears. There is no room for fear in the servant of Jesus.When the storms of life come we must learn to embrace them in the sure knowledge that we are in the hand of God Himself and we are not going anywhere a minute earlier that God has planned for us. We are His servants, and our steps are ordered of God, not the devil, and He is in charge. When storms come it is our chance to show the world that we are different and indeed peculiar. We see many things in storms, one house is demolished, the house next door is completely untouched. Remember it is our faith that is challenged in the midst of storms, this is what is being tested. At the eye of every hurricane is perfect stillness and peace while just outside of this radius is complete destruction. Jesus is the eye of every one of our storms, let us dwell at the very center and we will walk in wholeness and not be swept away as those who have no foundation.

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