Tuesday, 18 August 2020

Control Your Environment

Scripture:  Matthew 8 v 24 - 27: "And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep.
25  And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish.
26  And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.
27  But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!"

One of the hottest topics in the world today revolves around the environment and climate change.  With a record-breaking heatwave from a plume of heat from the Sahara hitting Europe in June last year, to the winds of change the pandemic has caused the world, this is the right time to find out if we can control our environment.  

Do we know what is causing the globe to get hotter?  The return of Jesus to this planet, that's what!  He said in Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21 that weather would be out of control before He returns.  Plus in Psalm 19 v 4 - 6: "Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun, 
5  Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.
6  His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof."

The Bridegroom is coming!  His Bride is feeling the heat too....incendiary balloons igniting fires destroying her crops, missiles from Hamas being stopped by the miraculous Iron Dome, Anti-Semitism rising all over the world, while Israel bravely fights.

We have two assignments as Christians, go tell everyone the truth that Jesus our Saviour is alive in our hearts to bring all those who desire eternal life to Heaven; and, Occupy till I come! Words of Jesus.  We are to take authority over this planet spiritually, not through all Christians being in government, but through our total submission to Jesus and overcoming Satan and is demons.  

The devil knows this only too well so he found a lie that was useful to stop this overcoming in its tracks.  The lie is.......he doesn't exist.  He and his demons are myths like Casper the Friendly Ghost.  If any have seen the movie Independence Day, that captured alien was a demon.  No doubt at all.  When asked if humans could make peace, it said, No peace, you must all die. That is the only agenda Satan has.

Matthew 28 v 18 : "And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth."

Jesus said ALL power is given to Him in Heaven and on Earth.  We are in Him and He is in us therefore we have His power and authority over the elements, over wind and waves, over fish in the sea, over demons and even over insects.  We can occupy till He comes, and clear our patch of alien demonic entities.  We can control whether we get sick or stay well, whether we have abundance or poverty.  Christ in us the hope of glory.

When a storm came and the waves were raging, a gale blowing the sails of their fishing boat, the disciples of Jesus were terrified.  Jesus was in the boat and He rebuked the waves and calmed the storm.  The wind died down and the amazed crew said amongst themselves, Who is this man that even the wind and waves do obey Him?

He cursed the fig tree and within 24 hours it was dead.  The Romans demanded taxes, Jesus told Matthew to cast a hook into the sea and a fish would deliver a coin into his hand to pay tax for them both.  The last words in the gospel of John were that if everything Jesus did was written down it would fill all the books ever written.  

Matthew 17 v 27: "Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go thou to the sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money: that take, and give unto them for me and thee."

Jesus is the firstfruits of a new creation, a being that was formerly only human, but now is born again into the Kingdom of God and able to do miracles, healing the sick, controlling the environment, raising the dead, breaking Satan's power over storms and tornadoes, taking authority over demons and living the abundant life. 

John 14 v 12: "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father."

Whenever Jesus says "verily, verily"  it means please pay extra special attention to this!

The world is in a heap of trouble trying to reduce carbon emissions to try tame the genie that escaped out of the bottle and caused irreversible global warming.  We have until 2050 to get it back in the bottle.  We must have a new plan by then, the New brains on the block must solve the damage the previous generation caused.  What a legacy.

If we suggest that Jesus can fix it if we only turn our hearts towards Him and repent of our sins.  He will heal our land.  If every land did this, He would heal the whole world.  However the scoffers and mockers have taken charge and they know better.

When Jesus went home to Nazareth He could do no miracles because of unbelief.  He healed a few sick people but the ingredient needed to make wonders happen was missing.  And in today's world it is missing too.  So many churches are running on lukewarm, many are running on empty fumes and many have had their candlestick removed.

The only way we can win this environmental tragedy is by total belief in Jesus and using the authority He has given us to fight against Satan who is trying to tear this planet apart before his time is up.  It is always the power struggle between good and evil, Jesus Christ or the Antichrist, right and wrong, truth and error.

The megalomaniac Antichrist is still convinced he is winning but the back pages of the Bible say otherwise.  He knows what it says but still believes he holds enough souls as leverage to sway the odds in his favour.  Our job is to occupy till Jesus returns.  Occupy the spiritual position of No weapon formed against us shall prosper, and we overcame him with the Blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony.

If we mean business with God, we can ask what we will and it will be done.  Psalm 37 v 3 - 5: "Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. 
4  Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
5  Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass."

Delight yourself in the Lord and He shall give you the desires of your heart.  Nothing delights Him more than Faith on a grand scale.  Jesus often murmured at His disciples, O Ye of little faith!  We must believe for bigger things, and when they happen rejoice and share and inspire everyone to pray without ceasing.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, Jesus wondered if He would find faith on Earth when He returned.  Lord even if its only me, I have faith for many.  I have unshakeable, unbreakable faith because I have seen You do the utterly impossible many times.  I love You, Lord, and pray for those who know You to trust You more, have greater faith, stronger belief, to triumph over our environment and every other thing until the end comes.  In Jesus' name.  Amen.