Nahum 1:3 – The LORD is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked: the LORD hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet.
THE STORM THAT COMES UPON YOU TO STEAL, KILL, AND DESTROY (2)
Let’s look more deeply into the Destroying Storm, and specifically, how we are to deal with them. To do that, we’ll look into the storm on Galilee where Jesus rebuked the storm. But first, I want you to consider the following. Who caused and sent the storm (flood) of Noah? God did. Who caused and sent the storm upon Jonah? God did. Could anyone have succeeded in calming either storm? Would Jesus have rebuked that storm, as He did the one on Galilee? Now let’s look at the storm on Galilee, and in as great a detail as possible, the actions of Jesus concerning that storm. First, the storm.
- Jesus had taught the Word all day to the people AND His disciples (faith comes by hearing)
- Jesus told His disciples to go to the other side (of the Sea of Galilee)
- Jesus was tired
- The disciples took Jesus “even as He was” in the ship, asleep in back on a pillow
- As they traveled, a storm arose, winds were likely gale force, the waves beat into the ship, the ship was full of water and about to sink, and Jesus was asleep (think of that; sleeping while in a rocking ship and being soaked to the bone)
Now think about that. This storm was not sent by Father to cleanse, nor was it sent to arrest anyone. The work going on in that ship was the perfect will of Father, for Jesus had said, “Go to the other side.” This storm was an act of Satan to steal the followers of Jesus, kill Jesus Himself, and destroy all the influence He had. That should be as clear to us as anything could be. This storm was sent by God, for if it were, when Jesus rebuked it, He would have been resisting the will of the Father. This storm was not to cleanse anything, for the spotless, sinless, blameless Son of the living God was asleep in that ship. This storm had no intention to bring about the arrest of anyone, for once again, the spotless, sinless, blameless Son of the living God was already carrying out the will of Father flawlessly. And allow me one more point we shall clarify in following Second Milers in this study. This could not be what I call a “Cry for Deliverance” Storm, for Jesus, the only Begotten, fully manifest Son of God was in the ship. That only leaves one source of origin for this storm. It was the devil. He still works the same way today.
Manna for Today – Nahum 1:1-3; Genesis 6:1-22; Johan 1:1-17; Job 1:1-22; Romans 8:14-28; Mark 4; Matthew 7:24-27; Romans 10:17