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 NATURE RELEASES IN ITS CRY FOR DELIVERANCE (3)
Yesterday I asked you what we, the Church, are doing with the authority that is ours from Jesus Christ, as it relates to nature. I’m not referring to political systems, or any other of the systems of man. I am referring only to nature, the natural elements, and what we see in them. Nature, the earth, its elements, water, air, and all the elements of nature has been placed under the authority of the Church. And again, I ask the question, “What are we doing with that authority?”
Jesus healed the sick. What is the Church doing? Jesus spoke edifying truth in the midst of turmoil. What is the Church doing? Jesus calmed the storm, exercising His authority over nature and its elements. What is the Church doing? Jesus spoke little about the affairs of His day, but focused on the Word that builds faith and the instruction of how to exercise that faith. What is the Church doing?
Nature, the created world about us, is like a child without parents. It is like an untrained, untaught, uncorrected, uncounseled child. It longs to be under the manifest authority of its Creator, and the authority of those God has designated to be the beneficiaries of its bounty. I personally believe that nature is at a tipping point. It has lived under the chaos of carnally dominated minds for so long, all the while longing to be under the divine order of the mind of Christ through believers that it is crying out for the manifestation of sons of God with the mind of Christ. And when it cries out, and cries out, and groans for long periods of time, like a frustrated child demanding attention, nature erupts in what some would call a tantrum. It may be in the form of a storm like a hurricane or series of tornados, or an earthquake or volcanic eruption. Such things wreak havoc just like a child’s temper tantrum can destroy one’s property, leaving a mess in its wake.
When a child does that, and there is a parent to bring them into hand, chaos can be averted, a child can be comforted, and become a great blessing to the adult who helped them. So it is with nature. When storms of this kind, storms that are nature’s cry for deliverance from the darkness, erupt, what is needful is the presence of manifest sons of God, people who know how to be led by Holy Ghost, who know how to speak life over death and light over darkness, people who will stand up in bold faith and take their place as Christ’s ambassadors operating in full ambassadorial authority. Nature is crying for it. Will you rise to the occasion and be a manifest son of God?
Manna for Today – Nahum 1:1-3; Genesis 6:1-22; Jonah 1:1-17; Job 1:1-22; Romans 8:14-28; 1 John 3:2; Hebrews 12:24