When the Storms Come

So what is the truth about storms that come into our lives and how does God fit into these situations?


Its human nature that when a storm approaches, we want it to go around us or when we’re in the storm we want it to stop and be calm again like before the storm. God knows that the storms in life will cause us to grow in Him. It’s like the body builder lifting weights; it’s the resistance of the weight that is making him stronger and stronger each day he works out. And so it is with the storms that come in our life, as we stand and weather out the storms we get stronger and stronger.


Jesus taught us that there are two foundations to build upon, one is rock and the other is sand. He went on to say “And when the storms come, the house that is built on the rock will stand.” There is a great emphasis on “when” the storms come, not “if” the storms come. “And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and {yet} it did not fall, for it had been founded upon the rock.” Mat. 7:25  Over a year ago, the Father gave me a revelation on one of His secrets dealing with the storms of life.


One morning in my quiet time I heard the Father say “I give you a three day fast.” That’s all He said and that was all I needed to hear, I immediately accepted the fast and began to notice that during this time, I was never hungry or cared about food. I didn’t have to avoid being around others when they were eating or cooking, it just didn’t bother me.


Exactly at high-noon on the second day, I was in meditation and I saw a vision of a beautiful nebulous which was pink ion color like one of those NASA images from the Hubbel telescope. I heard His voice say; “You are half-way there.” I knew this voice was speaking about the fast I was currently on, and by the clock and the calendar, I had indeed been fasting exactly one and one half days. I didn’t know why I was fasting but I knew at the end of the three days it would be revealed. This was a supernatural fast and as I said before, during the three days I didn’t get hungry or crave food even while my wife was cooking or eating her meals. When I completed this fast, Holy Spirit gave me Psalms 107-23-31 and Matthew 8:23-28 and said, “They are the same event!” The, He said, “I also created the storm as well”.



 “Those who go down to the sea in ships, who do business on great waters; they have seen the works of the LORD, and His wonders in the deep. For He spoke and raised up a stormy wind, which lifted up the waves of the sea. They rose up to the heavens, they went down to the depths; their soul melted away in {their} misery. They reeled and staggered like a drunken man, and were at their wits’ end. Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and He brought them out of their distresses. He caused the storm to be still, so that the waves of the sea were hushed. Then they were glad because they were quiet, so He guided them to their desired haven”. Psalms 107:23-31


 “And when He was entered into a ship, His disciples followed Him. And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but He was asleep. And his disciples came to [Him], and awoke Him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish. And He saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then He arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm. But the men marveled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey Him! And when He was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes”. Mat. 8:23-27


What is the Father saying here? He’s saying that while Jesus was asleep, Jesus spoke to the sea and Jesus called up the storm to be with its winds and rain that tossed the boat and caused the disciples such distress. 


When you are asleep, your spirit man is awake; He’s always awake. I have many experiences while asleep where my spirit man is speaking forth the word, declaring in ways that I understand and that I don’t have the natural ability to perform. There have been times where I was sitting in a desk in a heavenly classroom, being taught secrets by Jesus all night without even remembering what was said the next morning. On two occasions my spirit man left my body to engage in spiritual warfare with various spirits in the earth. The bible has many stories where a particular person’s spirit man was awake and in ministry while asleep through a dream, a vision in the night or caught up in the spirit. 


My wife and I were on a cruise and I experienced an occurrence.  I had completed twelve weeks and was in the thirteenth week of a “Holy Ghost school” that the Lord had instructed me to do, in which I was to get up and be in quiet time from 3:00 -6:00 AM, 5 days a week.

I read the all the prophets in the Old Testament, prayed and then I would lie down and meditate the last thirty minutes of my allotted time. Now while on this cruise, during my sleep, I heard my spirit man declare, “You are the light of the world!” It had all the force of the Godhead behind that statement it seemed. Suddenly, in a flash, all the cabin lights came on in a brilliant display of power and light. We sat up in bed startled, blinded and with few words to say. I didn’t tell my wife until the next morning what really happened in the spirit when the lights came on. 


What the Lord is teaching us here is that the storm which so frightened the disciples came to them by the power of God, not by Satan, as most people have been taught to believe. How can we can believe that Jesus calms the storms but not that He can cause the storms to blow in our lives to test our faith?  Jesus said, “Why are you afraid, you of little faith?” It’s safe to say that God allows everything to come into our life except sin and sickness.

The disciples marveled, saying, “What kind of man is this, that even the winds and sea obey Him?”


Christian are living lives today in which they are trying to avoid the storms in life, and when they encounter them they want the storms to stop. We’ll stand up railing at the devil for this and for that, rebuking him thoroughly, when in fact, God has allowed the storm to blow into our life. Such storms show our frailty and make us turn to God in an amazing way, and during these events God allows us to be sculptured into something beautiful in His eyes. When your faith and will are being tested, know that there is a sculpture at work in your life. The sculpture may take the form of a person or even a group of people that God will use to chisel away all that doesn’t look like Jesus.


Some storms that come into your life may not have anything to do with you at all, but are about the other people involved. Once again God doesn’t bring sin or sin-related illness on anyone to teach us, but He will allow all manner of situations to come our way in different packages to teach us certain things.


I was in a situation a few years ago in which the company I was working was bought out by another company. Months before the new owner began to replace my management team with theirs, I knew my life was about to change in a really big way. I knew I was in trouble, I was heading into a storm and there wasn’t anything I could do about it.


I wanted to run, but I sensed God had some things He wanted to teach me. I knew I had to weather through the storm and learn now, the first time around the mountain, so I didn’t have to go around again and again. I am pleased to say I did learn what God wanted to teach me and in the process the Kingdom won a great victory in my obedience to stay in the storm and weather it out until it was over. It lasted about nine months but eventually, I was delivered safely to my destination, I made it to shore! I passed the test and I am a stronger, more stable, more effective Christian today because of it. I learned in a few months what many Christian never grasp hold of in a life time, for in the storm we press into God, and we cry out to survive.


An immature Christian only wants to get delivered from the storm, and as soon as he does, he soon goes right back to the way he was living before. The word says “My people perish because of lack of knowledge because they reject knowledge.” Hosea 4:6


There’s no short cut with God, if you quit at any phase in your walk and later come back to God, you will start right up where you left off. You must complete every part of the exams before you’re fully qualified. Indeed, when you have been fully tested, tried, battle hardened, purged, purified and refined, and then you will be as His bridegroom. (Dan. 11:35, Dan. 12:10, Rev. 19:7-9)


Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we will be. We know that whenHeappears, we will be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is. 1 John 3:2


Bro. Bill




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