TOPIC: THE OTHER SIDE PART 2
BY: ISAAC OLUWASEUN AGBENLA
TEXT: MARK 4:37
“And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full.”
Why did the devil do everything to stop Jesus and His disciples from passing over?
Why would the devil do all he can to stop you from going to the other side?
Beloved, when you read through the entire chapter of Mark 5, you discover that the devil stirred the storm to obstruct most ground breaking miracles ever recorded in the Bible. What if Jesus and His disciples had given up because of the storm? The devil sure knows that there is freedom at the other side.
Take for instance, the popular fearful looking mad man of Gadarene was the first person to meet with Jesus after the storm, and was healed of insanity that day. The devil wanted him to remain in that bondage of insanity by hindering Jesus from crossing over. This is why the devil is doing all he can to stop you from crossing over to your place of settlement.
In the same chapter, Jairus daughter received her healing and the woman with the issue of blood was healed after 12 years of molestation by the devil.
Are you trying to cross over like the disciples did? Is your challenge barrenness in every area of life and you desire fruitfulness? It’s not too difficult for God. Some of us have prayed for months without the manifestation of answers yet, may this new month end with laughter for you in Jesus Name.
When a mother is about putting to birth, the labour pains are quite difficult to bear, but the fullness of joy awaits after the travail. It’s usually not always easy but joy follows immediately after. Beloved, are you pregnant of a miracle, this month you will experience safe delivery in Jesus Name.
The toughest times through pregnancy is the delivery period. Most of us do not even know we are pregnant, thus the heat we experience.
Jesus, about dying on the cross cried with a loud voice, thinking God had forsaken Him
However, it was simply a cross over time that offered salvation to mankind. The heat was intense but because it was for the battle of souls of men, He endured and was victorious.
Are you presently at a point you seem forsaken by all? Cheer up for God is preparing a table before you.
Brethren, do not get intimidated by the situation that confronts you now, for you will soon leave them behind, making reference to them as stepping stones to victory.
When the storms started, the disciples were running helter skelter, this is how most of us seek help today. They cried out to Jesus asking ” …don’t you care if we perish “. They thought the end had come but it turned out to be the onset of glorious days. Your beginnings may be slow but your end will experience accelerated promotion. Yes, because you won’t die without fulfilling purpose in Jesus Name.
The disciples cried to Jesus, ” don’t you care that we perish? “.
This is what most of us say because we think God has forsaken us. Know this, in times of trials it seems heaven is shut against you, but guess what: your cloud is loading up to rain pleasant surprises. God has indeed promised not to leave or forsake us. Jesus himself cried on the cross ” My Father, My Father, why have you forsaken me… ”
Suddenly, something happened….
Beloved, when it seems the devil has won, may the mighty hand of God come to your rescue in Jesus Name.