If you live in the Smithville Missouri area, you will know that last night was not very peaceful.
My Husband checked the weather to find out that there was a storm coming in and tornado warnings were in effect.
My Husband is very prepared, and we already have things in the basement for such emergencies. He started to quickly gather clothing and other items as he watched the latest information on the storm.
Me, personally, I was already asleep when I heard him moving with purpose, around the room. I love how prepared he is. I know I can depend on him any time, anywhere, and he always comes through!
But I know he was preparing for the natural issue, how to survive a tornado.
I would much rather not have to deal with a tornado in the first place.
I remembered Mark 4:35-40, where there was a similar situation:
"35.On that same day [when] evening had come, He said to them, Let us go over to the other side [of the lake].
36. And leaving the throng, they took Him with them, [just] as He was, in the boat [in which He was sitting]. And other boats were with Him.
37. And a furious storm of wind [of hurricane proportions] arose, and the waves kept beating into the boat, so that it was already becoming filled.
38. But He [Himself] was in the stern [of the boat], asleep on the [leather] cushion; and they awoke Him and said to Him, Master, do You not care that we are perishing?
39. And He arose and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, Hush now! Be still (muzzled)! And the wind ceased (sank to rest as if exhausted by its beating) and there was [immediately] a great calm (a perfect peacefulness).
40. He said to them, Why are you so timid and fearful? How is it that you have no faith (no firmly relying trust)?" Mark 4:35-40 AMP
Then I remembered this Scripture:
"19.Again I tell you, if two of you on earth agree (harmonize together, make a symphony together) about whatever [anything and everything] they may ask, it will come to pass and be done for them by My Father in heaven.20. For wherever two or three are gathered (drawn together as My followers) in (into) My name, there I AM in the midst of them." Matthew 18:19-20 AMP
Now, I have asked the Lord into my heart many years ago, and was filled with the Holy Ghost (Spirit) which is where power comes from. "8.But you shall receive power (ability, efficiency, and might) when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you shall be My witnesses in Jerusalem and all Judea and Samaria and to the ends (the very bounds) of the earth." Acts 1:8 AMP
I understand Faith. "1.NOW FAITH is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses]." Hebrews 11:1 AMP
I understand that Faith works by Love! "6. For [if we are] in Christ Jesus, neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything, but only faith activated and energized and expressed and working through love." Galatians 5:6 AMP
I understand that when Jesus ascended into Heaven that He gave us His authority to do what He did and more! "
"12. I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, if anyone steadfastly believes in Me, he will himself be able to do the things that I do; and he will do even greater things than these, because I go to the Father.
13. And I will do [I Myself will grant] whatever you ask in My Name [as presenting all that I AM], so that the Father may be glorified and extolled in (through) the Son.
14. [Yes] I will grant [I Myself will do for you] whatever you shall ask in My Name [as presenting all that I AM].
15. If you [really] love Me, you will keep (obey) My commands." John 14:12-15 AMP
These are all very important Scriptures, and need to be understood, and done in order. (If you have not accepted Jesus into your heart, you cannot use His Name with His Authority, etc.)
So, my Husband and I took each others hand, and prayed. We came together in agreement, and commanded that any tornadoes would DISSIPATE. We plead the Blood of Jesus over out home, our property, our community, and our area and any other that a tornado might try to touch down at, and prayed for protection. That not one window, not one roof single, nothing would be damaged!
We stated that "No weapon formed against us shall prosper" (See Isaiah 54:17). That means NOTHING, NO WEAPON, PERIOD.
We thanked God for His protection, and that all of these things would be done, IN JESUS' NAME.
Then, I went back to sleep as much as I could.
It hailed, it rained, the winds were high, lightning flashed what seemed like every few seconds and the power even went out around 5:00am. But when we got up in the morning, not one tree was damaged, not one thing wrong with out house or any other in our community that I can tell.
Was it because of me?
Was it because I have God's favor and no one else does?
God is no respector of persons! He does not favor any of His Children more than another. "11. 1For God shows no partiality [undue favor or unfairness; with Him one man is not different from another]." Romans 2:11 AMP.
We just need to learn about God. Take His Word (the Bible) seriously. Put Him first in our lives and His Word. How can we use His Authority when we don't know what He is capable of or know what He has commanded us to do?
I just did what He told us to do, and believed (used my Faith) that He would perform it, and you can too!
I hope and pray that these blogs will help teach you how to as well.
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I want to thank God for His safety and protection, and my Husband for having such wisdom as well as always being prepared. (Even though I have complained about it from time to time. Please forgive me.)
If you have any questions, or need prayer, please contact us at info@ACupOfFaithCoffee.com. We will be more than happy to pray for you and or get you information to help you.
Be Blessed, safe, healthy, happy, prosperous and obediently walking in His Authority.