Word – "A Great Storm is Coming"
Re: Faith, Our God Reigns
July 15, 2008
At 1:00 am, on July 15, 2008, I was suddenly wakened with a strong word: “A great storm is
coming.” You could say that I was jolted awake by a storm.
When I hear such things, I always go to Scripture to see if there is any precedent for it and, if so,
in what context.
In this case, the passage that I discovered is the account of the Lord Jesus in the boat with His
disciples when a great storm of wind came upon them and the disciples feared for their lives.
(23) When He got into the boat, His disciples followed Him. (24) And behold, there arose a
great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being covered with the waves; but Jesus
Himself was asleep. (25) And they came to Him and woke Him, saying, “Save us, Lord;
we are perishing!” (26) He said to them, “Why are you afraid, you men of little faith?”
Then He got up and rebuked the winds and the sea, and it became perfectly calm. (27)
The men were amazed, and said, “What kind of a man is this, that even the winds and the
sea obey Him?” (Matthew 8:23-27 NASB)
It seems to me that Jesus purposely did not prevent His disciples from being buffeted by the
great storm. Yes; He was with them, and He did calm the winds and the sea, but the fact of the
matter is that He led them into it. After all, He got in the boat first, and they followed.
There should be no doubt that the One who silenced the winds and the sea also stirred them up
in the first place. In other words, the Lord Jesus orchestrated both sides of this story, surely as
His heavenly Father had shown Him to do.
It seems that the world is about to be inundated with a great storm as tumult comes upon the
nations. It is the Lord’s doing!
As the Lord's possession, we need to be a people of living faith who know the Lord as our trust.
He will lead us through the storms that He will bring to the nations.
This goes along with the dream that I had on August 17, 1998 , in which I saw a great storm
coming . Then I saw bright lights and heard: "Our God reigns."
We must transcend time.