Friday, December 04, 2015

The LORD of Storms

And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.[Mark 4:39].

Lesson? The Lord was asleep in the storm. He was not in the storm. Neither was He in the earthquake. Nor in the wind and the fire. [1 Kings 19:11 - 12]. But in the midst of the storm, if you call upon the Lord, He will save you. He will answer you. 

Call upon Christ and He will save you. Remember the Lord in the midst of the storm. He has power to command it: "Peace! Be still!". [Romans 10:13; Acts 2:21; 1 Corinthians 1:2].  But you may ask, how do we call upon the Jehovah ? He answers in Joel 2: 15 - 17 :

Blow the trumpet in Zion,
    declare a holy fast,
    call a sacred assembly.
16 Gather the people,
    consecrate the assembly;
bring together the elders,
    gather the children,
    those nursing at the breast.
Let the bridegroom leave his room
    and the bride her chamber.
17 Let the priests, who minister before the Lord,
    weep between the portico and the altar.
Let them say, “Spare your people, Lord.
    Do not make your inheritance an object of scorn,
    a byword among the nations.
Why should they say among the peoples,
    ‘Where is their God?’”

And how does the Lord answer? He answers in mercy and compassion and finally, abundance of grace:

Then the Lord was jealous for his land
    and took pity on his people.
19 The Lord replied to them:

“I am sending you grain, new wine and olive oil,
    enough to satisfy you fully;
never again will I make you
    an object of scorn to the nations....[Joel 2: 18 - 19]

Then He adds:

28 “And afterward,
    I will pour out my Spirit on all people.
Your sons and daughters will prophesy,
    your old men will dream dreams,
    your young men will see visions.
29 Even on my servants, both men and women,
    I will pour out my Spirit in those days. 
[Joel 2: 28 - 29]

When you see the tall, dark storms clouds gathering, remember the Lord. When you see the news about Paris or San Bernardino or about Westgate and Garissa University, remember Christ. He promised to return for His sheep - for those who have prepared and kept ready for the Bridegroom. The rescuer is ready but are you ready for the rescue operation? It's the season of dark clouds. Be wise.

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