Summary: For someone in the middle of your storm, hear the word of the Lord (let us go over to the other side) You’ve got to make it, there is somebody on the other side of your storm who needs you to make it.
You’ve got to make it
Mark 4:35-41 and the same day when the even was come he saith unto them, let’s pass over unto the other side then look at chapter 5:1 and they came over to the other side of the sea
for somebody tonight that’s your word that your Rhema word, that’s what you need to hear tonight.
I’m talking to somebody who has a word from God:
*maybe God told you he was going to save your children.
*maybe he told you your ministry was going to another level of influence and effectiveness.
*Maybe he told you that you were going to meet that husband or wife you been believing for.
*Maybe he told you he was going to bless and prosper you financially, you’re going to get out of debt.
*You’ve got a word from God.
Tell your neighbor: I’ve got a word
(but your word is being challenged).
Is there anybody here who knows their word is being challenged?
Between your word and the other side or (manifestation) you’re going to have to fight the good fight of faith.
I came to help somebody tonight:
I came to tell you that the devil has enough power to challenge your word, but he doesn’t have enough power to change your word!
Jesus said (let us go)
*Divine presence (guaranteed).
There’s something about his presence that makes the difference, he doesn’t promise us exemption from problems. But he promises divine presence in the problems.
David said; Yeah though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil (for thou art with me)
Moses: was so dependent upon the presence of God, that he said (if your presence does not go with us, don’t take us from this place).
strength and honor are in his presence
Psalms 16:11 in his presence is fullness of joy
(I will never leave you nor forsake you)
there are people who start out with you, and they say you can always count on me, I’ll be there for you.
But when things get bad you look around and they’re either gone or become invisible.
When you got money you got friends, but a real friend is one who is still there when the money is gone.
(If you’ve got one real friend you are rich)
Jesus said: I’ll be that friend that sticketh closer than a brother, he was there before you had any money, before your position, before you had a beautiful house, the new car, before you were all dressed up.
He was there when you were in the projects, and you were walking to work, or riding the bus, and you got your clothes from the Goodwill store.
Somebody knows what I’m talking about: when you were trying to decide should I pay my electric bill or should I get some groceries. (He was there)
he promised us, no matter what comes your way in life I will be there with you.
Tell your neighbor: I’ve got a friend.
Our Scripture says: there arose a great storm (a great storm)
*arose: means it came up out of nowhere, no warning, no advance notice, everything was going good, smooth sailing (and all of a sudden) man its in-your-face.
You’re hearing the doctors report saying I’m sorry there’s nothing medical science can do for you.
You’re sitting across from that husband or wife and out of the clear blue sky they hit you with those words I want a divorce.
You went to work on the job you’ve had for 5 or 10 or 20 years, you thought you had job security, you had seniority, you had a nice little retirement building up. But they told you the economy is bad the company is downsizing we have to let you go and worst of all you lose all your benefits.
I know I’m talking to somebody, you saved and saved doing without so you could get that car you always wanted, then sickness hit you or you were injured on the job you miss one month’s payment and they came and got your car.
Storms come and sometimes they come up with no warning, and there are storms in every life, then there are real storms (real storms)
Living in a place called tornado Alley you learn the difference between a common everyday type storm and a super cell storm.
An every day type storm may have a little wind and rain maybe some thunder and lightning maybe even some pea size hail.
But a super cell can produce softball size hail it can produce wins over 100 miles an hour it can spawn multiple tornadoes it’s always filled with deadly lightning.
A super cell is self-perpetuating, the longer it lasts the stronger it gets.