Are you experiencing a storm in your life right now? Well, it could be a good sign of what God has for you. This is because adversity is often a forerunner of destiny.
The conception of the word of God into our hearts triggers the reaction from the spirit world. It is like human embryos. When conception (especially the first conception) takes place in the womb, the mother experiences biological storms. The storm may include vomiting, fever, excessive anger, anxiety etc. Biologists tell us that this is because the body is reacting to the ‘intruder’ embryo. Well before conventional pregnancy tests women used biological storms as a pregnancy test.
In Luke 6: 47-49 Jesus said, “…when someone comes to me, listens to my teaching, and then follows it is like a person building a house who digs deep and lays the foundation of solid rock. When the floodwaters rise and break against that house, it stands firm because it is well built. Nevertheless, anyone who hears and doesn’t obey is like a person who builds a house without a foundation. When the floods sweep down against that house, it will collapse into a heap of ruins.” According to Jesus a man who hears the word does not face the storm by chance, but by mandate. Jesus did not say “…if (or in case) the flood (storm) comes…” but Hesaid “… when the flood comes…” signifying that storms always wait to blow against the word of God.
In Matthew 13:20-21 Jesus also said, But he who received the seed on stony places, this is he who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy; yet he has no root in himself, but endures only for a while. For when tribulation or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he stumbles…. Again Jesus uses the word ‘when’ indicating that persecutions and tribulations do arise owing to the word. This means adversity at times is as a result of the word of God.
You’ve been kindly warned; when God gives you a guarantee things might get worse before they can get better. If God says He will give you financial prosperity for instance, your financial situation is likely to deteriorate before it you can start to enjoy economic success. Always Ishmael comes before Isaac. This is precisely what happened to Peter. Peter asked Jesus to command him to walk on the waters; Jesus said ‘come’. When Jesus said ‘come’ the sea was calm. But when Peter took a couple of steps towards Jesus- bang! The storm began to blow. The storm was the wave of Peter’s faith on what Jesus said.
You are going through this crisis because you have a wonderful future; the storm is blowing against you because you are going somewhere. My advice is, keep going.