SPEAKING TO THE STORM
Jesus was asleep in the boat. In Matthew 8 we are told that a storm came up, but it didn’t wake him up. The disciples were full of fear that the ship would sink, and they would perish. They came to Jesus and woke him up and said in verse 25 “save us, we perish.” His reply was, “Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith?”
Even though they had seen so many miracles, they depended upon him for the supply. They had not learned the “faith” walk for themselves. If they had, they would have spoken to the storm like Jesus did. He rebuked the winds and the sea and there was a calming of the storm.
I think most of us are like those disciples when something happens that is “beyond our control.” We cry out to God and say, “Don’t you care?” Many times, we don’t get an answer because he has already given us the answer through stories like this one in Matthew. We are told in John 14:12, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto the father.”
What are some of Jesus’ works? Well, he opened blind eyes. That would be a storm in anyone’s life that is blind. So, we pray for blindness in Jesus’ name and if we believe, they will be healed.
What about financial storms? Well, the Lord tells us that He will supply all of our needs according to his riches in Heaven. Since the streets are paved with gold in heaven, there is no lack. We just pray it in and believe for it. Do your taxes need to be paid? That can also be a storm, but Jesus told Peter to fish and the first fish had a coin in its mouth. You may not get it from a fish, but a promise is a promise. Jesus said he would supply ALL our needs.
What about hurricanes? We speak to the storms and tell them to cease and desist.
What about sickness? We speak to the storm of sickness and believe for healing.
If we don’t believe, then we are like the disciples in the boat that had to wake Jesus up because of fear. Take the fear and throw it into the sea. God wants you to be free from fear, lack, sickness, storms, bondage, and everything else that keeps the promises from coming, but we must have faith, and then call the promises in until we get them. Faith is an action word that requires us to do something with our faith.
Just think how powerful the “church” would be if everyone in the “boat” got ahold of this faith. We would see things change in our lives, our churches, our state, country, and world. Now you be the one to do it. You will be backed up by the Word of God.
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