Storms are with us on Planet Earth in our natural lives.
In our journey through time on earth, there will be good times of bright sunny weather and other times of strong storms.
Some storms of our life may be public and involve a large area and many people. Some other storms can be private and internal, experienced primarily by one person and those who are close to him or her.
There is no question as to whether or not every person who lives long on earth will experience storms of life. The real question of significance is, how will the storms affect us within?
There is a way that seems right to a man.
“There is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death,” Proverbs 14:12.
There is also a way that is higher.
“For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts,” Isaiah 55:9.
If our lives are lived entirely or even primarily by the way of man — if our sense of well-being comes from anything or anyone in this world, a tragic disastrous “storm” can destroy our wellness for the rest of our lives.
There is a way, a road above all the storms of life, a way that can secure our well-being of the peace and joy of a productive life now in this world.
Jesus is the way and came to bring peace on earth and goodwill toward man.
Is it really possible to live in perfect peace now in this life in this world?
And what about the times of tribulation, wars, rumors of wars, and storms of great destruction?
What about the reality of righteous judgment coming forth in the land?
Can there really be peace for anyone on earth in a turbulent earth -shaking apocalyptic cataclysmic season of events on earth?
The answers to these questions is a true YES and NO.
I’m not being cute here. Let me explain . For many people the answer is no, and for some the answer is yes.
For the natural-minded person the answer is: No!
For those who are in the natural mindset of mankind, the storm is great tragic loss of everything in waves of fear and great sorrow at the destruction of life as it was before the storm.
Even worse are the wounded people who in times of relative peace and good times in the world around them are tormented by a horrible storm within themselves.
Many forms of fear tear apart the fabric of their minds, hearts, and lives.
For the spirit-minded person the answer is: Yes!
For those who are in the Spirit with their minds set upon things above, the storm is a major force of cleansing or correcting a world lost in disorder.
Far above the storms of the natural world, in the heart of God, there is perfect love, perfect peace, and ultimate wisdom.
Oneness with God floods our being with His love and peace and aligns us with His purpose and provision.
We see, feel, and experience in every way the glory of God keeping us in the perfect peace of His righteous joyful love far above the storms of fallen natural life of good and evil.
“You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You,” Isaiah 26:3.
“If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. 2 Set your mind (affection) on things above, not on things on the earth,” Colossians 3:1-2.
The self destruction of man’s godless way
Across the planet a portion of man’s way has been dissolved in recent times as a growing remnant of people have ascended into the way of God in Christ.
Some of God’s people have been drawn into becoming one with Father God by His love and goodness in Christ that is flowing by the Holy Spirit and filling their hearts.
An all-consuming intimate love relationship with God has drawn them into the way of Spirit life that is above this natural life.
The way of natural fallen mankind no longer rules their lives. They are as dead, crucified with Christ and alive unto God. They are truly in this world but not of this world.
Many others are now in the process of coming into the place of this intimate relationship of oneness with God.
As the intense chastening and cleansing judgments increase on earth, these in process will quickly lose their remaining portions of man’s ways and be ascended into the fullness of oneness with Father God.
Many will turn to God with their whole hearts. However, multitudes will curse God for their tribulation and perish in the fires of judgment.
God is not willing that any should perish, and He is doing all that can be done to love mankind out of a destiny of death and into a destiny of glorious love, peace, and joy in the way of God on earth.
Today in America and the Western World, multitudes are in the valley of decision.
The seriousness of this time cannot be overstated. There is a spark of life in America that is bringing a short season of prosperity and mercy that is calling for all to turn to God with their WHOLE HEARTS. THE TIME IS NOW! HOLD NOTHING BACK!
Turn to God with your whole heart. Turn from a busy life of many things to seeking first, beyond all else, the way of God, His Kingdom rule of love and peace, His life, the life of Christ filling you by the Holy Spirit.
Find your joy, His joy, in Christ Jesus in you and you in Him in the Holy Spirit. Ask and you shall receive; knock and it will open to you.
The call is to you and those with you to open to Christ in the Holy Spirit. He is now at the door, open wide and receive the fullness of His life of love, righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit.
God’s way of rejoicing in his peace is above all storms
“Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!
5 Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand.
6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy — meditate on these things.
9 The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.” Philippians 4:4-9.
“A thousand may fall at your side,
And ten thousand at your right hand;
But it shall not come near you.
8 Only with your eyes shall you look,
And see the reward of the wicked.
9 Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge,
Even the Most High, your dwelling place,
10 No evil shall befall you,
Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;
11 For He shall give His angels charge over you,
To keep you in all your ways,” Psalm 91:7-11.
“Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you,” Matthew 6:33.
Be made whole in His love,
~ Ron McGatlin
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Ron McGatlin Ron has over 62 years of seeking to serve God in ministry and business. Barbara has served in pastoral and Christian education positions for over 10 years. They currently make their home in the foot hills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina, USA. Ron has written 5 books on revival and the in-breaking kingdom and continues to write powerful apostolic/prophetic articles published weekly in the OpenHeaven.com Digest.