The storm and your destination

Matthew 8:24, 25: “And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep. And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish.”

We deal with diverse challenges in life and it will not come to an end till Jesus returns. Having a proper perspective will help us handle it in a better way. From our anchor scripture, the statement, ‘there arose a storm’, implies the storm wasn’t there initially, but sprung up at a particular time during the voyage. This is reflective of the battles we face in life; unforeseen circumstances that creeps up during our greatest hour to steal our Joy. From the above passage, Jesus and his disciples were on a trip before the devil introduced the storm. What was the purpose of the storm?

Matthew 8:28 “And when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way.

The main reason for the storm was because there were people who needed deliverance on the other side. Your opposition is because of your position, no one kicks a dead dog. You may not know who you are but the devil knows; you may be ignorant of your glorious destiny, but the devil is scared of your destination, hence the opposition. How did Jesus deal with the opposition?

Matthew: 8. 26. And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.

Jesus spoke to the wind because it was fuelling the storm, he arrested the influence behind the storm. Furthermore, he spoke to the turbulent sea to come under divine control. You must speak to the forces fuelling insurgencies in your life, forces of darkness militating against your glorious destiny.

Open your mouth and speak

Praise God!