How did Jesus act when he confronted physical and spiritual storms in His life on the earth? Perhaps we can learn and follow his foot steps to respond in like manner, and experience the power of the kingdom in our ‘everyday life’s storms‘ too.
1. Jesus seen the big picture of the Fathers destiny for His life. So he was not deterred or distracted when he was faced with temporary opposing forces, or obstacles that confronted Him. This gave Jesus all the more confidence for Him to rest, stay calm and have a cool head. We must see the big picture of our Fathers destiny for us in order not to be overwhelmed by the issues that surround us constantly.
2. Storms forces us to behave like sons not cry like babies. Storms come to sons, so that we can calm them and send them away like the Son of God. I believe the storm came looking for Jesus and only He knew how to handle it. Jesus firmly spoke to the storm to be quiet. We have great opportunities next time when some storms come l…
16 And he would have gladly filled his stomach with the pods that the swine were eating, and no one was giving anything to him.
17 But when he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired men have more than enough bread, but I am dying here with hunger! Luke 15
What was the turning point of the lost son? "He came to his senses". Repentance is coming to our senses and coming back into alignment with our Father's heart and ways. It was so good to see the son come back to his senses first before he took the next step to go back home even though imperfect in his understanding and ways.Returning without Repentance will only give us opportunities to be a prodigal again. However, Returning with a deep work of grace in the heart will yield rich Rewards.
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If we were to take a snapshot of the posture of the Church today, possibly it can resemble the picture above. The Church at large are taught to ‘Look Up’ as a way of life, the posture of eagerly waiting for our Lord to return and take them out of this miserable world.
Sadly the Christendom has been so indoctrinated with this ‘escape gospel’ that it has failed to prepare the body of Christ to be mature sons and daughters, to be the salt and light in this world. We have missed to know our Father's heart, as clearly stated in the Lord's prayer. His Kingdom has to come on the earth as it is in heaven. His Ecclesia needs to know their position, responsibility and authority to administer His government in all areas of society and creation. Romans 8 gives the snapshot of Gods heart, for the Church to be the salt and light of creation, to bring His kingdom in all areas of life.
Today we must ask this basic question- why is there so much evil and darkness still prevailing in this wo…