Night came rolling in as the chilling winds of a winter storm began to blow.
The thunder of missiles hitting buildings broke the silence, and the world awakened to the harsh realities of the sounds and sights of war in Ukraine.
There are only two times in the Bible when all the world was at peace: in the Garden of Eden and during the Millennial reign of Christ. Thus, we should not be surprised when we find nations at war.
Storms come when there is great conflict in the atmosphere, both natural and spiritual. Silence is usually broken by the sound of earth-shaking thunder; this signals the beginning of changing seasons.
Storms are no respecters of persons; they are equal opportunists. They come to both the wise and the unwise. In the Word of the living God, Jonah, the disciples, Jesus and Paul went through great storms. The Word shows us that all storms destroy—they are anything negative that carries the ability to keep you from the potential of what God says in His Word. Storms are severe disturbances that come to distract, distort and deceive, with the intent to destroy. They are war in the natural and spiritual.
My question is, "What kind of bird are you in a storm? Are you a chicken, a vulture or an eagle?"
Chickens hide in fear. Vultures wait for the storm to pass and feed on pain and death from the waste left behind. But eagles begin to soar!
Isaiah 40:31 (NIV) proclaims, "But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not be faint."
There is seldom, if ever, unchallenged ground in this life. But for every problem, there is power in His promises. Every opposition is an opportunity for the world to see our good works and glorify our Father in heaven. God has supernatural provisions to overcome every demonic wind of opposition!
Would you pray with me for the church in Russia and Ukraine? Through our decades of ministry to these nations, we have seen thousands come to know Jesus, and we have established deep relationships with church leaders and their congregations.
Will you stand with your brothers and sisters in Christ and believe in divine protection and provision? As is declared in God's Word, these times will come. But we can have deep confidence that a faithful and loving God will be with His church in the darkest of storms.
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