The Eye of the Storm

The recent onslaught of hurricanes has saddened me to know the destruction that it will cause to many, but at the same time I’m in awe to know how good God is. God is always with us through the storm. In our everyday life, spiritually we go through many storms and just like the many people who prepared for the recent hurricanes we also need to be prepared spiritually.

A hurricane is a storm with violent winds and has a structure that consists of an eyewall, eye, and outer rain bands according to Accuweather.com. I only want to focus on the eyewall and the eye. The eyewall encloses the eye of the hurricane with surrounding thunderstorms. The eyewall is also where the most strongest and dangerous winds are located. In contrast the eye of the hurricane is so calm which I think is very fascinating that something so violent can have calmness. This happens because the now strong surface winds that converge towards the center never reach it. The coriolis force deflects the wind slightly away from the center, causing the wind to rotate around the center of the hurricane (the eye wall), leaving the exact center (the eye) calm.

The storms of life can be likened to a hurricane and it is very important as a believer to be spiritually prepared. We should daily pray, read our Bibles, and recite scripture and so when the storms come we will be ready. God’s word will be our barrier and surround us and deflect the dangerous winds from ever reaching us which will enable us to be in the eye of the storm where it is calm.

Whatever you are going through or whatever you will be going through you must put all of your trust in God and know that He is always there no matter how bad it looks. Keep your focus on Him and not on how big the storm is. Psalms 9:10 states, And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.

Related Scriptures:

2 Samuel 22:3  The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me from violence.

2 Samuel 22:31  As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all them that trust in him.

Psalms 91:2  I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.

Psalms 91:4  He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

Psalms 115:11  Ye that fear the LORD, trust in the LORD: he is their help and their shield.

Proverbs 30:5  Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.

Isaiah 12:2  Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.

All Scriptures are KJV only.

 

Cited source:

Cochran, M. Hurricane Eyewall Home to dangerous Winds. Retrieved from https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-glossary/hurricane-eyewall-home-to-dang/14454057

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Rest on Thee

Since my post on Asa’s Perfect Heart I have been reciting Asa’s prayer daily because it is such a beautiful prayer that shows total trust and faith in God.

(2 Chronicles 14:11) “And Asa cried unto the LORD his God, and said, LORD, it is nothing with thee to help, whether with many, or with them that have no power: help us, O LORD our God; for we rest on thee, and in thy name we go against this multitude. O LORD, thou art our God; let not man prevail against thee.”

The words in the prayer that has drawn my attention is rest on thee. What does it exactly mean to rest? The King James Bible Pure search software defines rest as:

1. Cessation of motion or action of any kind, and applicable to any body or being; as rest from labor; rest from mental exertion; rest of body or mind. A body is at rest, when it ceases to move; the mind is at rest, when it ceases to be disturbed or agitated.

2. Quiet; repose; a state free from motion or disturbance; a state of reconciliation to God.

3. That on which any thing leans or lies for support, to stand on; to be supported by; as, a column rests on its pedestal.

4. To lean; to trust; to rely.

It’s a new year with all new expectations and desire for change. I do know just because it’s a new day in a new year that means nothing when it comes to the condition of your mind and life. Expectations and change should start with resting on Jesus. Resting on Jesus means to fully trust Him. First you must believe that He is great enough, strong enough, or capable to support all of your weight. The weight of all the cares and burdens of this world. The weight of all the disappointments and hurts. The weight of insecurity and rejection. He is more than enough to handle everything that you are carrying, so let it go, start fresh and give it all to Him. As He takes each weight off of you and you begin to focus (Isaiah 26:3  Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee) and fully rely on Him because you know that He isn’t going anywhere and you can finally be able to just rest.

Matthew 11:28  Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

 

All scriptures are KJV only.

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“Choose Life”

(Deuteronomy 30:19) “I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:”

In this time of year as we enter into the celebration of our LORD and Saviour’s birth let us not forget the reason why we are celebrating. God gave us a gift and gave us a choice if we would receive the gift. The choice of life or death and we chose life. There are others who need to know about the gift of Jesus and this is the perfect time to share. Instead of giving and receiving gifts amongst each other, how about we give God a gift and go out to win souls for His kingdom because after all it is not about us.

(John 3:16) ” For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

(Romans 6:23) “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

(Matthew 28:19-20)  Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:  {20} Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.  Amen.”

(Proverbs 11:30) “The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.”

All scriptures are KJV only.

In Derision

(Psalms 2:1-5) “Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?  {2} The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,  {3} Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.  {4} He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.  {5} Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.”

If you take a look at the world  you will see that  Psalms 2:1-3 explains a reason why it is the way that it is. We see those in authority (Ephesians 6:12 “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places”) coming together against the Lord and everything that He stands for.  Their doing all they can to push their ungodly agenda, being used by the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience (Ephesians 2:2). We witness the changing of laws, the moral decline of society, and people calling evil good and good evil which is spoken of in Isaiah 5:20. The world we live in is completely manipulated (for those who understand what I mean by saying this). By the way don’t believe everything you see in the media.

All the while as it states in Psalms 2:4, God is sitting in the heavens laughing and will have them in derision.

The definition of derision according to King James Pure Bible Search Software is:

DERISION, n.

1. The act of laughing at in contempt.

2. Contempt manifested by laughter; scorn.

3. An object of derision or contempt; a laughing-stock.

They think they are in control, but oh how God laughs. Psalms 59:8 also speaks of how the LORD will laugh; But thou, O LORD, shalt laugh at them; thou shalt have all the heathen in derision. You don’t have to be in the secret society meetings to know what they are discussing the Bible already told you their agenda. They think they are winning now, but destruction is at their end. Psalms 9:15-16 states, “The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the net which they hid is their own foot taken.  {16} The LORD is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands.

It gives me solace to know that God is in control and will bring upon them their own iniquity and cut them off in their own wickedness (Psalm 94:23). In Psalm 46:10 the LORD says, “Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth”.

All scriptures are KJV only.

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Sinners Prayer

Dear Heavenly Father,
I know I am a sinner and need forgiveness. I know you loved me so much you sent your only son, Jesus, to die on the cross to pay for my sin. I believe that Jesus, and only Jesus, can save me, and If I confess with my mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in my heart that God raised him from the dead I am saved. Thank you Lord for saving me. AMEN.

(Romans 10:9) “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”