Matt. 16: 3 – You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times.
Luke 12: 54 – He also said to the crowds:“When you see a cloud rising in the west, right away you say, ‘A storm is coming,’ and so it does. And when the south wind is blowing, you say, ‘It’s going to be a scorcher! ’ and it is. Hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and the sky, but why don’t you know how to interpret this time?
The 3 storms in life
1. Jonah storm – Self Inflicted storm
2. Paul storm – God storm
3. Jesus storm – Devil storm
Jonah storm. Jonah 1: 1-3 – So they said to him, “What should we do to you to calm this sea that’s against us?” For the sea was getting worse and worse. – He answered them, “Pick me up and throw me into the sea so it may quiet down for you, for I know that I’m to blame for this violent storm that is against you.”
Paul storm. Acts 27 20 – For many days neither sun nor stars appeared, and the severe storm kept raging. Finally all hope that we would be saved was disappearing.
Jesus storm. Matt 8: 24 – Suddenly, a violent storm arose on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by the waves. But He was sleeping. So the disciples came and woke Him up, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to die!”
But He said to them, “Why are you fearful, you of little faith?” Then He got up and rebuked the winds and the sea. And there was a great calm.
What must you do in your storm?
- Self inflicted storm – REPENT
- God storm – WORSHIP GOD.
- Devil storm – REBUKE THE STORM