Friday, April 7, 2017

YOUR NEXT LEVEL Pt 2

...Continued from yesterday

If you look at that story in Mark 4 again you will find hidden therein the template for us to employ in accessing our next levels, whatever that may be to you.
1. Be still. Stay calm. Refuse to panic or be agitated. Avoid running helter-skelter complaining to everyone who has ears to listen. Cut out the drama! 
In V. 38 the Bible records that Jesus was asleep on a pillow in a storm-tossed ship that was taking in water! How's that for defiance of the devil! 
You will not be able to receive help from God until you exercise quiet confidence in His ability to help you.


Psalms 46:10
10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
By refusing to be troubled you communicate to the devil that he is not in charge of your life and you also communicate to God that you trust Him implicitly. So exhibit quiet confidence in God to bring you out of that situation by refusing to be agitated or jittery. 
Isaiah 30:15
15 For thus saith the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and ye would not.

 Don't forget that one of the major ways by which God brings us a change of experience positively is by His divine guidance and leading. In our times of seeming confusion, we need God's light of direction more than ever before. And you know what? It is impossible to perceive God's leading when we are agitated and not at peace! Impossible. 
So it is important to find a place of peace and serenity in your heart, in the midst of the din! 

2. Arise!
That's what Jesus did in verse 39a.
Get up in the midst of that storm. Refuse to bow down and give in. Don't accept any verdict as final if it is contrary to what you want and what God says about you. Stand up strong and in faith in your spirit. Refuse to settle for rubbish from hell. In your spirit man, stand up to the devil by faith in the God who is backing you up. The greater One lives in you, remember? 
Just like little David stood up against the giant Goliath in 1 Kings 17 and defeated him against all odds, you too refuse to shift ground in defeat no matter how fierce the storm. Victory is sure for you. Stand tall in audacious faith and watch God back you up!

3. In the same verse 39 Jesus 'rebuked the wind and said.....'
This is so very powerful!
When the storms of life come raging, Rebuke the wind; in other words challenge your challenger! Not only that, say ONLY what you want to see! Do not give in to the temptation of declaring the obvious. Instead declare what you would like to see. 
Challenge that situation by confronting it headlong in prayer, saying what you want to see only. 
Thank God for the blessing of praying to God, but thank God too that there is a place for addressing the mountains that confront us directly. That's what the bible says in 
Mark 11:23
23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
God expects us to make use of the power He has made available to us in Christ when we are faced with troubles. Rather than crying to Him like helpless children, we need to take authority over everything that is standing in our path of victory, while reiterating our faith in God and giving Him thanks in prayer.
So go on. Say to the mountains on your way what you want. Rebuke the devil and all his manifestations in and around your life.
Your next level is sure. 
You go for it by all means.

Move up!

1 comment:

  1. Wow! This is worth the readership. Thanks alot mummy for always being a blessing. I appreciate. MORE grace!

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