Indeed I am. And here is my report;
I haven''t really fought hurricanes much before this, even as I posted on the thread Perfect Storm. So this is the beginning of my Hurricane Fighting Chronicles.
When hurricane Isabell came through last year I was watching TWC. It was 8ish around here, maybe 9ish. And I said within myself, I can stop this storm! And I knew it.
I was alone, and the Holy Spirit came to me, right into the LR where I was and said;
"Speak against this storm."
Stede, you are not going to believe what I said to Him.
I said "No. I''m not going to speak against this storm. Even if I did, the people will not give You glory." I was so jealous for His glory. For Him to be magnified.
Then He left me. And in an instant, the moment He left, TWC person said "Somethings happened!" (That''s always what the media says when God does something and they can''t explain it. They either say, somethings happened, or, there must be a higher power.)
They said "Somethings happened, the storm instantly came down to a cat 2." The storm was a cat 4 or 5 at the time.
And I felt real strange. like I''d missed out on something big. So, I repented and watched as the people thanked God, The God of heaven, that the storm came in only at a cat 2 and not higher.
As time progressed, POPI makes this post about Charley. I look and sure enough, there was Charley. So I start praying. I''m on my face before God, praying, and I don''t hear anything.
TWC''s on and I''m watching this storm progress. I''m praying, and watching. Praying and watching. And everything I say for Charley to do, he does the opposite. And it was as though the finger of God came upon my tv screen and showed me where the storm was coming in. I said "NO, POPI''s there." So I resolved in my heart to pray for POPI and thank God He was not directly hit.
And I like a little child that goes to her Father said, "God, what happened?" And the scriptures that tell about when Peter got out of the boat, came to mind. Remember what Jesus say to him after that?
Now Frances came up, I resolved not to keep my eyes on the storm. But posted a prayer publicly knowing that if one, just one righteous man would agree with me from his/her heart, all would be well.
Frances was huge, and she came in at a cat 2, down from a 4 or 5. So I considered this to be somewhat successful, considering Isabell, and Charley.
Then comes Ivan. And I''m not leaving anything to chance.
He''s threatening Jamaica, Cuba, and Florida, all at the same time. But first let''s take the most immidiate threat. Jamaica. He''s already plowed through Grenada. So I pray. I pray and watch. Laboring to keep my eyes on Jesus.
I pray throughout the day and before I go to bed at night. Making my petition to Almighty God, on behalf of the people. I go to sleep in peace, and wake up to the headlines "Jamaica Spared".
Yeah, Victory in Jesus!! Not only was Jamaica spared, but so was Cuba, and Florida at that moment.
Did you see that???
The eye of Ivan goes perfectly around Jamaica! And the course of the storm was changed. It did not go straight up through Jamaica, Cuba, and to the whole of Fl like it was predicted. Yes!!!
Grand Cayman Ilse is next, and I pray. I wake up the next day and the eye barely grazes the isle, but wobbles again around it!!! This is sweet, yeah, I''m happy!
It goes through the Yucatan Waterway and into the Gulf and as it does Jeanne pops up.
(I haven''t prayed against Jeanne much.)
Still focussed on Ivan, I didn''t pray hard against him after that because I have this feeling. I went to go to Sabine Pass to fight from there, but 87 was closed from High Island for 20 mi since March of this yr. So I went to a park, and watched from there. I could see the huge waves in the distance and 3 fishing boats with their birds down. And my heart....... longed to be out there...... with them.
Concerning the signs of the times, You are right my brother. A few weeks ago, I read what Jesus said. "And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity;
the sea and the waves roaring;
Mens hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.
And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
And when you see these things BEGIN to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.
He''s coming!!! You can count on it.
Each morning when we wake up, and we are still breathing, God has given us a new day, a new chance, new mercies that fail not. They are there for each and every human being walking or sailing the face of the earth.
Many people have died in these storms. Their eternal course cannot be altered, if they have not repented and believed on the only begotten Son of the Living God, Jesus, having been told, they have sailed their souls into the lake that burns with fire. Not a pretty picture.
But if they have, they are in paradise, forever. Drinking, and sailing in the river of His pleasures.
Sail on, Fair Winds!!!!!