What God Says About Storms

What we are seeing happen right before our eyes is an increase in the frequency and intensity of storms – and other Revelation events mentioned in Matthew 24, Luke 21 and so many other prophetic scriptures. All of these things point to the soon coming of Jesus! Many people are asking, “What do these terrible storms mean? Are they the judgment of God, or a fluke of nature?”

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When something of a catastrophe like Sandy happens, you hear so many Christians resisting the idea that God had anything at all to do with it. They say, “oh, God wouldn’t do that!” Yet the Bible says that God commands the wind and the waves.

In Isaiah 51:15, He says, “I am the Lord your God, who stirs the sea and makes the waves roar. My name is the Lord All-Powerful.”

Sometimes it’s better to just let the scriptures speak. As you read these scriptures, pray for spiritual eyes and ears to understand that God indeed commands the wind and the waves, and that all of nature has to obey Him. Remember that these things are prophetic signs that Jesus is coming soon! The Bible says not to fear these times, but be ready!

 

Love,

Jim

Storms

Luke 21:25-28

25 “There will be signs in the sun, moon, and stars. On earth, nations will be afraid and confused because of the roar and fury of the sea. 26 People will be so afraid they will faint, wondering what is happening to the world, because the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 27 Then people will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28 When these things begin to happen, look up and hold your heads high, because the time when God will free you is near!” NCV

Luke 21:25-28 – Same verse in KJV

25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;

26 Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.

27 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.

28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. KJV

God controls the storms!

Ps 107:24-29

24 They saw what the Lord could do,

the miracles he did in the deep oceans.

25 He spoke, and a storm came up,

which blew up high waves.

26 The ships were tossed as high as the sky and fell low to the depths.

The storm was so bad that they lost their courage.

27 They stumbled and fell like people who were drunk.

They did not know what to do.

28 In their misery they cried out to the Lord,

and he saved them from their troubles.

29 He stilled the storm

and calmed the waves. NCV

Isa 51:15-16

15 I am the Lord your God,

who stirs the sea and makes the waves roar.

My name is the Lord All-Powerful.

16 I will give you the words I want you to say.

I will cover you with my hands and protect you.

I made the heavens and the earth,

and I say to Jerusalem, ‘You are my people.” NCV

Jer 31:33

35 The Lord makes the sun shine in the day

and the moon and stars to shine at night.

He stirs up the sea so that its waves crash on the shore.

The Lord All-Powerful is his name.NCV

Matt 8:23-27

23 Jesus got into a boat, and his followers went with him. 24 A great storm arose on the lake so that waves covered the boat, but Jesus was sleeping. 25 His followers went to him and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We will drown!”

26 Jesus answered, “Why are you afraid? You don’t have enough faith.” Then Jesus got up and gave a command to the wind and the waves, and it became completely calm.

27 The men were amazed and said, “What kind of man is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!” NCV

 

Mark 4:35-41

35 That evening, Jesus said to his followers, “Let’s go across the lake.” 36 Leaving the crowd behind, they took him in the boat just as he was. There were also other boats with them. 37 A very strong wind came up on the lake. The waves came over the sides and into the boat so that it was already full of water. 38 Jesus was at the back of the boat, sleeping with his head on a cushion. His followers woke him and said, “Teacher, don’t you care that we are drowning!”

39 Jesus stood up and commanded the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind stopped, and it became completely calm.

40 Jesus said to his followers, “Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?”

41 The followers were very afraid and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!” NCV

Luke 21:25-28

25 “There will be signs in the sun, moon, and stars. On earth, nations will be afraid and confused because of the roar and fury of the sea. 26 People will be so afraid they will faint, wondering what is happening to the world, because the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 27 Then people will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28 When these things begin to happen, look up and hold your heads high, because the time when God will free you is near!” NCV_

Don’t Fear

Matthew 24:25-35

25 “There will be signs in the sun, moon, and stars. On earth, nations will be afraid and confused because of the roar and fury of the sea. 26 People will be so afraid they will faint, wondering what is happening to the world, because the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 27 Then people will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28 When these things begin to happen, look up and hold your heads high, because the time when God will free you is near!”

Jesus’ Words Will Live Forever

29 Then Jesus told this story: “Look at the fig tree and all the other trees. 30 When their leaves appear, you know that summer is near. 31 In the same way, when you see these things happening, you will know that God’s kingdom is near.

32 “I tell you the truth, all these things will happen while the people of this time are still living. 33 Earth and sky will be destroyed, but the words I have spoken will never be destroyed.

Be Ready All the Time

34 “Be careful not to spend your time feasting, drinking, or worrying about worldly things. If you do, that day might come on you suddenly, 35 like a trap on all people on earth. 36 So be ready all the time. Pray that you will be strong enough to escape all these things that will happen and that you will be able to stand before the Son of Man.” NCV