Mark 4:38-39 (NKJV), Matthew 18:18 (NIV)
.But He was in the stern, asleep on a pillow. And they awoke Him and
said to Him, "Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?" Then He
arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, "Peace, be still!" And
the wind ceased and there was a great calm. *"I tell you the truth,
whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you
loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.
persists in our world simply because we often choose to do nothing about
it. Perhaps it is because we do not understand the extent of the power
and authority that we have. Or maybe it is because we do not believe
the things that are going wrong will affect us in any way. Jesus, who is
the Prince of Peace Himself, is living on the inside of you. That peace
is not only strong enough to make you calm in the midst of storms; it
can also cause you to be the calm in the storms which persist in the
lives of others. In Mark 11:23, Jesus assured you that you can speak to
mountains and that they will move. He added that if you do not doubt in
your heart but believe that what you say will come to pass, you will
have whatsoever you say.
As Jesus arose in our first text above and rebuked the wind and declared
peace into that troubled sea, today, God wants you and me to arise and
use His authority to rebuke chaotic storms. He wants you to declare His
into the lives of others, into homes, into organizations, into churches,
into various environments and localities, into government parastatals,
into various fields and spheres of influence and into our nation as a
whole. Jesus will not do it for us. He has delegated His power and
authority to us to determine how things will operate on this earth. We
are responsible for what happens here on the earth. We are responsible
for ensuring that God's will is being done on earth as it is in Heaven.
As we arise and declare God's peace today, God's peace will divinely
manifest and calmness, restoration, wholeness, growth, development and
prosperity will follow it.
PRAYER : Heavenly Father, I believe Your word about me. I receive
Your grace to keep moving on and doing Your will in obedience to Your
word. I know that I will see Your power and glory in my life.