It’s about 9:10 PM, September 1, 2016 and our phones sound off a “Severe Threat Alert” saying “Tornado Warning in this area till 9:30 PM EDT. Take shelter now. Check local media. NWS”
Category One Hurricane Hermine was supposed to be hitting Florida early morning Friday and our area was supposed to be prone to tornadoes from Hermine. We turned our local weather channel on and sure enough a tornado was headed for Altamonte Springs, Florida, where we live. It was supposed to reach us a by 9:40 PM, Thursday, September 1, 2016…”Us” being, my husband Eddie, myself, our daughter Jen, her husband Trey and their three children.
I immediately spoke to the tornado and storm and told it, “Tornado and storm, you will NOT come on our property, our neighbor’s property or any of our family and friend’s property in Jesus Name. We command you to dissipate NOW in JESUS NAME! The others added their AMEN in agreement with my declaration!
According to Matthew 18:19, there is power in agreement! The Bible tells us that when we come into agreement, “IT WILL” be done! Not, “it might”. IT WILL!!!
Matthew 18:19 (AMPC)
19 Again I tell you, if two of you on earth agree (harmonize together, make a symphony together) about whatever [anything and[c]everything] they may ask, it will come to pass and be done for them by My Father in heaven.
Jesus spoke to storms and they obeyed Him!
Matthew 8:23-27 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition
23 And after He got into the boat, His disciples followed Him.
24 And [a]suddenly, behold, there arose a violent storm on the sea, so that the boat was being covered up by the waves; but He was sleeping.
25 And they went and awakened Him, saying, Lord, rescue and preserve us! We are perishing!
26 And He said to them, Why are you timid and afraid, O you of little faith? Then He got up and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great and wonderful calm ([b]a perfect peaceableness).
27 And the men were stunned with bewildered wonder and marveled, saying, What kind of Man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey Him!
Storms Must Obey Us! Why?
The Bible says that you and I will do the same things and greater things than Jesus did through The Name of Jesus! (John 14:12-14). If Jesus spoke to the storm and it had to obey Him, then we can and should speak to any storm in our lives and the storm has to obey us!
The Spirit says to you that no matter what storm you are facing today in your life, all you need to do is speak to the storm and it will obey you. Find another to come into agreement with you. There is strength and power in agreement.
John 14:12-14 (AMPC)
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[a]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 [b]presenting all that I Am].
There Really is Power in The Name of Jesus!
The Name of Jesus can set any captive free. The Name of Jesus can heal, set free, bring the miraculous and deliver us from all harm. The Name of Jesus causes us to triumph over the weather!
You and I have been given authority through The Name of Jesus to speak to storms! Luke 10:19 tells us, “Behold! I have given you authority and power to trample upon serpents and scorpions, and [physical and mental strength and ability] over all the power that the enemy [possesses]; and nothing shall in any way harm you.” Last time I checked, all meant all. Say out loud, “Jesus has given me His authority over ALL the power of the enemy and nothing will in any way harm me!” It’s a good fight of faith because we’ve already won!
The Name of Jesus is a strong tower that we (God’s children) can run into and be safe high above evil and be strong (Proverbs 18:10). God raises us above all danger through the Name of Jesus! The enemy of our soul must bow to the Name of Jesus!
Storms are not “Acts of God”
Storms are not “Acts of God” as the insurance companies want to call them. Destruction is from the enemy! Every good and perfect gift comes from God. If it is good, it is God! If it is bad, it is the enemy!
John 10:10 states that, “ The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it [a]overflows).” If it is, “life in abundance, till it overflows”, then it is God! Last time I checked, a destructive tornado is not life in abundance, till it overflows event! A tornado kills, steals and destroys.
NOW FOR THE REST OF THE STORY…
…About 9:20 the local weatherman said, “Look at that, the funnel (tornado) has dissipated!” He was surprised! We were not surprised. Of course the weather man suggested that we stay tuned in case another funnel (tornado) was going to head our way. We turned the weather station off and enjoyed the rest of our evening. We serve a FAITHFUL GOD! TO GOD BE THE GLORY GREAT THINGS HE HAS DONE! JESUS IS LORD!!!
Living in Jesus, The Strong Tower,
Pastor Becky Cain
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