As Matthew shows more of Christ's authoritative power in action, He shares how Jesus calmed the stormy wind and sea simply by speaking: it is a call for more faith in Him for more peace serving Him within. Jesus Will Bring Peace on Earth by His Power.
Safe Places Deuteronomy 33:26-29As we look for refuge in safe places, the sanctuary is always one of the most. Peaceful places. To know that you're safe from all harm. My mother was caught in a storm with my dad one time and the wind blew his hat off his head. And my dad was more concerned about trying to find that hat than he was to get to the shelter of Refuge. But I'm glad. That each and every one of us have a refuge in Jesus Christ that gives us the greatest safety in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. And so no one has ever given us the best place of our sanctuary like Jesus himself. God blesses us with protection. He Himself is our shield and defender. God is our provision, supply, and prosperity. He meets every necessity and need of life.God gives us security, safety. No matter what may confront us, God secures us and delivers us from overwhelming fear.God gives us victory over all the enemies of this life. As we march to the promised land of heaven, God empowers us to conquer all the trials and temptations of life.God is our refuge and support. Underneath are His everlasting arms that hold us up and support us.
After entering a boat to cross the Sea of Galilee, a storm threatened Jesus and the disciples. Though our faith is challenged when storms arise, we are inspired to place our faith in Jesus. Put your faith in Jesus as you face storms, rather than succumbing to fear. If you are not a believer, put your faith in Jesus for the salvation of your soul.
In Acts 27 The Apostle Paul is a prisoner on a ship being taken to Rome to appear before Caesar.
Luke is also on the ship with Paul and Luke writes a first-hand account of a storm that they encountered on their voyage that lasted 2 weeks.
I don't know about you but if I was on a small wooden ship battling a storm for two weeks then I think I'd be pretty tired and traumatized.
Well as you see Paul in this passage, rather than being traumatised, Paul was triumphant, even in the midst of a shipwreck.
Here in Acts 27 Paul the Captive becomes Paul the Captain giving directions to all on board.
Paul could cope with every shipwreck in his life because Paul had security in every storm.
In every storm Paul encountered he had a solid foundation, Paul was anchored upon the rock, the Lord Jesus Christ!
Today I want to talk about "The Saint's Security in Every Storm".
If you're a believer in Jesus Christ I can guarantee that you are going to go through some storms in this life.
The Apostle Paul had more than his full share of storms and trials and troubles in his life. Yet Paul could say:
Rom 5:3… but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; 4 And patience, experience; and experience, hope:
Rom 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
Rom 8:37 ….in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
In every storm Paul could rejoice:
You could put Paul in Prison and yet He'd praise God. He and Silas sang songs at midnight in the dark dungeon of the Philippian gaol.
You could put Paul before Centurions and even Kings and he'd fearlessly declare the Gospel, no matter what the consequences.
Whatever situation Paul was in he was ROCK SOLID… because Paul knew the SOLID ROCK.
Paul was a saint that suffered many a storm, yet Paul could say:
Phil 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
Are you going through a storm in your life now?
If your going through a storm today then Acts 27 is a passage for you.
You can be Rock Solid like Paul if you know the Solid Rock the Lord Jesus Christ.
"We have an anchor that keeps the soul, Steadfast and sure while the billows roll, Fastened to the Rock which cannot move, Grounded firm and deep in the Saviours love."
If your not in a storm now… then when you are in a storm you have got to remember Acts 27 because Paul had security in every storm!
As we have studied the life of Paul, we have seen the difference that single individuals have made in his life. There were men like, Ananias, Barnabas, Silas, and even his own nephew. Now in Acts 27, God uses Paul, to be that single man, who makes a difference in the lives of the fellow prisoners on a ship with him.