Let's continue to look at the different channels that bring storms into the life of God’s people. We have seen the first as storms that come due to your obedience to God.
2.Storms that Come with Disobedience and Rejection of God’s will by God’s People.
This is the second kind of storm. That is the storm that Jonah faced in the bible. God wanted Jonah to go to Nineveh but instead he went towards Tarshish. Read Jonah 1:1-4. He knew the will of God but just refused to walk in it. Some people know what the will of God for them is and they refuse to walk in it. People can reject the will of God based on many reasons but you should never say never with God, because you are not wise enough to say never when you are dealing with God, only God can say never and be correct.
Signs of this kind of storm
•Loss of the presence of God. The presence of God is not there as it used to be
•That person begins to go down.
It is important to know that when God speaks to us, He knows the future. He speaks of future events with as much certainty as we speak of the past. There are people today that have had revelations and are violating their revelations. If you don’t have a revelation, it’s okay, but once God has communicated to you, and you violate it, you are on your own plus the devil. Many people are in situations and are seeking prayers but you can’t ask a man of God to pray against the God that called him. When you are in disobedience to the will of God,
•You will be finding things for yourself.
•The cost of running the life of a man in such a storm will be increasing while the quality of his life is decreasing. Some people carry a Jonah in their boat and from the time that that person joins them, things start scattering.
3.Storms that Come because of Satan’s Attack
When your progress begins to make the devil uncomfortable he is going to try to launch some storms against you. Whether you are making advance spiritually or physically, he will show up with some storms somewhere, especially when you begin to make progress in your spiritual life. Jesus in Mark chapter 4 said, “…Let us go to the other side…”, there was a mad man on the other side and Jesus was going to cast out that demon but the devil did not want that happen. Whenever your life takes a turn in the direction of your destiny, Satan is going to show up somewhere. He knows that the only place/area you are going to be a danger to him is in your destiny, so expect some storms like that.
PRAYER: Lord, I repent of every disobedience to your will and I take authority over every satanic opposition against my destiny journey and all my operations in life in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Bible in a year: Joshua 7:16-9:2, Luke 16:1-18, Psalm 82:1-8, Proverbs 13:2-3