Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Tornado Warning

Our dogs were whining and pacing nervously. Like the noise of a freight train, we could hear trouble coming our way. “Go immediately to the nearest shelter,” boomed the Emergency Broadcast System over my T.V. Hoping to calm our animals, we gave them a chew bone, put them in the laundry room and prepared to leave.

Our truck was about ready and my husband lost no time gathering what we needed. Quickly, I grabbed a few things, but first, I was on a mission!

Stepping outside the back door, I looked up to the sky and yelled, “Do NOT come near my dwelling!”

What was I doing? Talking to a tornado? Yes! I was speaking to the wind in the same manner that Jesus did when he and the disciples were in that small boat. The voice of Jesus did not pray, but he spoke to the storm and said, “Peace be still”!

Now about that tornado warning, did we use wisdom? Yes, we were not foolish, because we hurried on to the shelter and enjoyed some coffee while reading magazines.

What happened next? The tornado that had been heading straight for our city somehow suddenly changed its course, lifting up and twisting over us without touching down. Incredibly, it landed in an uninhabited area, causing no damage, except to a few trees.

Has this ever happened to you? You had a dream, or flashing before your eyes, you visualized something bad about to occur to you, your family member or a friend. Is this worry or is this a forewarning? Or perhaps a catastrophe occurred and you said aloud, “I knew this was going to happen.”

Let me suggest something you may choose to do the very next time you think you are getting a premonition similar to the above illustrations.

You may be receiving an admonition straight from God regarding an event about to take place, and it is up to you to put a STOP to it. What I am suggesting is that God is calling you to pray perhaps: against the circumstance, forbidding it, to occur. You can have an active part in averting those terrible situations from happening.

Before Jesus went back to heaven He gave us authority to use when we pray. Jesus instructed his disciples to SPEAK to their mountain and tell it to move. It is not silly hocus-pocus, but rather a positive voice that speaks out in opposition to the danger itself; that is, the danger that is attempting to harm us or our loved ones.

Yes, it is true. You can have powerful answers to your praying, and your saying! Next time you have a dream of danger, or a flash of peril before your eyes, understand that God may be directing you to move into a new dimension of participation with Him and His angels. So get ready!!

A book you might enjoy: Authority in Prayer: Praying with Power and Purpose by Dutch Sheets

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