FS Sunday Sermon
Staying In The Eye Of The Storm
By: Doug Addison
We are in a time of preparation for some amazing times that are just ahead. Though it seems like things are uncertain, we must gain a heavenly perspective to overcome the attacks that are active all over the world.
You can be sure that the disasters and difficult times we are seeing are not from God. These things are from Satan and the forces of darkness that are trying to discourage you from the breakthrough that is about to happen.
Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe. Hebrews 12:28 NIV
God is using these difficult times to prepare us. In order to receive greater levels of His power and calling we are in a time of testing and preparation
God is with you
The Lord is calling you to walk through the storms without being afraid. The Lord not only has you covered but He is speaking your name in the midst of it all.
But now, this is what the Lord says—he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. Isaiah 43:1 NIV
Watch for God to give you confirmations and speak in ways that you will know He is with you. The Lord knows your name and your needs and there are plans and strategies being released for you right now.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. Isaiah 43:2 NIV
The past few months have been some of the fiercest storms and trials for me, but the Lord showed me how to get through this time and be a victor, not a victim.
Staying in the eye of the storm
Suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping.
Matthew 8:24 NIV
Jesus demonstrated for us the importance of staying at peace during stressful times.
He slept through a violent storm and later He commanded it to be still. In another example when the storm was coming against His disciples He walked on the water above the waves (Matthew 14:22-26).
But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” Matthew 14:27 NIV
This is a prophetic word from the Lord to you right now—do not be afraid for the Lord is with you.
The Lord has shown me how to pick and choose my battles. In the midst of the heaviest storms you can find the “eye of peace,” like the center of a hurricane. I have had to fight some battles each day but once I find that place of peace, I do my best to stay there all day.
Agreement is a key
I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought. 1 Corinthians 1:10 NIV
There is power when we can come into agreement with the words of the Lord. Keep in mind that the promises to you in the Bible are all very real. As you come into agreement with the Word of God and the Bible you are in agreement with Heaven.
There is also power in agreeing with each other. You can change your situation right now by laying down disagreement and differences and replace them with prayers and love.
The enemy is kicking up the storms because the breakthrough to this new season is now here. Find the place of peace and stay in the eye of the storm. Be encouraged because the Lord is with you!