Storms of Adversity

During a recent storm of adversity there was great comfort and consolation given from the throne of God.  Father had given warning in advance and  held me up with the power of HIS grace. My spirit remains strong but my flesh is weak thereby allowing the Lord to be strong in my life. As I stated before Father gave advance notice of the test to come concerning my health, so I have rested in HIS peace and grace. I found it rather funny how Father has had me minister to everyone in the midst of the raging sea. Even though my flesh is weak the wellspring of life is flowing and is unstoppable!! There are two things that I must share that have come out of great adversity. I know that there are many who are undergoing great trials and tribulations and the trend is to focus upon the natural. Let me share and release to the Body the Spiritual eyes necessary to endure the coming days.

First Father had shown me that in our lives when the winds blow and the water is throwing our boats to and fro it is important to go to the back of the boat where Jesus laid and rest in HIS arms upon HIS pillow. In the story of the disciples they chose to stand out in the front of the boat and focus on the circumstances. They looked at the storm and the raging water about them. Because they looked upon the natural it brought great doubt, fear and unbelief upon them. The water raged and they felt that they would be consumed by death.  Jesus had set their course and if they had believed in HIS promise the fear would not have overcome them. They had set a course for a purpose, yet they forgot because of the storm. They focused upon the temporal manifestation of the situation. This mindset removed the power of faith and the belief that the Lord had set their course. They had gotten into the boat and set sail for a unique purpose. Jesus was even with them but they forgot and focused upon the problem. Had they kept their eyes focused upon the Lord even when the storm raged they would have proceeded throughout the difficult time with peace and grace, able to walk upon water if necessary. The same happens so often in our lives when storms come, we focus on the natural. But if we will wrap ourselves in HIS promise beyond temporal manifestations we will go through the most difficult trials, sufferings, persecutions and tests with GREAT GRACE! If we choose to focus on the temporal manifestation we will receive rebuke for our doubt and unbelief, just as the disciples did that stormy day at sea. This temporal focus will bring upon us condemnation and death.

The second thing Father showed me was in a vision. There was a person who was lying paralyzed upon a bed. Their spirit man and mind were intact but they were unable to move their temporal body. The Spirit spoke as asked me "do you think that because they cannot move their body they are any less powerful in the spirit??" I thought for a moment and responded, " No........" Then Father said," You are correct...the power lies in the Spirit and not in the flesh. That person who cannot move has the faith within their heart that contains the power to tackle the hordes of hell." He went on to explain that for far too long we have been too temporally minded. We think if we can read enough of the Word, pray enough in the Spirit, do enough in any situation we are spiritually strong. When in fact we are spiritually weakened because we base our spiritual condition upon temporal manifestations. If we base our spiritual condition upon what is temporally done we are bound by works and not free in the Spirit. Then if we don't get an answer to prayer the way WE think it should be or our healing does not manifest there must be something wrong with us or perhaps we have hidden sin. This is false and unacceptable! This mindset brings condemnation, unbelief, and damnation. It has caused many to stray away from the Body of Christ and lay in the pits of despair and brought even some unto death. We must LOOK BEYOND THE NATURAL.....there is much happening in the heavenliness and to receive the POWER available we must look through the eyes of Jesus! Ask Father for such eyes and He will give to all who request!

Regardless of the outcome of our healings, financial situations, relationships, and answered prayers stay the course! We MUST NOT focus upon the whys, when's, and how's of things. Our power remains in the strength and grace that lies beyond what we perceive. It lies within the hand of the Lord. We have diminished the spiritual power available to us by looking at what is happening in the natural. It is time to focus upon the SUPERNATURAL . It defies what is temporally seen! Blessings!

In HIS Service,
Teresa Daly-Crews

[Joel 2:11-18] And the Lord shall utter his voice before his army: for his camp is very great: for he is strong that executeth his word: for the day of the Lord is great and very terrible; and who can abide it?Therefore also now, saith the Lord, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning: And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the Lord your God: ..... Blow the trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly: Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children, and those that suck the breasts: let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet. Let the priests, the ministers of the Lord, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, Spare thy people, O Lord, and give not thine heritage to reproach...."