- 7 Days of Discovery – Day 1: Soul’s Information Highway
- 7 Days of Discovery – Day 2: Refuse the Hammer
- 7 Days of Discovery – Day 3: Calming the Soul Storms
- 7 Days of Discovery – Day 4: Awakening our Spiritual Senses
- 7 Days of Discovery – Day 5: Discerning the Ways that Our God Speaks to His Children
- 7 Days of Discovery – Day 6: Walk on the Water
- 7 Days of Discovery – Day 7: Decoding the Revivalists
Greetings, GTH Reader! We hope you are enjoying this life-changing 7 Days of Discovery as we unpack how our soul and our spirit connects with God. On Day Four, Prophet Shyju Mathew, Founder of Revive Nations, continues to unpack treasures from Acts 27, as he identifies how Paul was led by the spirit in this extremely difficult circumstance. If you are facing storms in your life, then this WORD is for you! If you are enjoying calm seas, we thank God, and trust this equipping Word will bless you to walk by the Spirit as a true child of God!
Friend, last October, Revive Nations’ family gathered online across the globe, for 31 Days of Sowing. One Key Word brought forth established this principle:
For a child of God to have success, we must always maintain these three focal points:
1. Keep our Balance in life.
2. Keep Sight of our Destiny in God.
3. Keep Constant Hope in Christ.
So let’s look at the scene on Acts 27 once more: When neither sun nor stars appeared for many days, and no small tempest lay on us, all hope of our being saved was at last abandoned. (vs. 20)
After 13 days of utter darkness at sea, Paul, the great Man of God, had lost hope of surviving the storm. Though Paul never lost sight of his calling, in this trial, Paul lost his equilibrium.
Now, Apostle Paul was not an ordinary believer. This writer of much of the New Testament had daily experienced the supernatural, moved in signs and wonders, and was led by the Spirit. Yet, this man of spiritual rank and stature, after days of darkness, confessed “We had lost all hope to be saved!” (vs. 20) Paul’s soul had come to a place of despair; he could not perceive help from the Lord. Then, the Scripture says, “that night, an angel of the Lord visited.” (vs. 23)
Perhaps, like me, you are asking, what was the angel waiting for? Wasn’t the storm bad enough to warrant immediate intervention?
Friend, the angel was waiting for the surrender of Paul’s soul, that place where his soul has become pin-drop silent, with no more screaming, “why God”, no more tantrums, that place where the soul is humbled before Almighty God and his spirit can hear.
On Day 14, Paul announced to the passengers, “For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve.” (vs. 23)
Paul declared two very important things, that were once more, revelation to this Man of God, despite the storm.
I know whose I am and I know whom I serve.
Equilibrium has been restored. His spirit could lead once again.
By anchoring his hope in Christ, Paul’s soul stopped speaking of everything his senses were screaming, and his spirit maintained rest in God once more. From this place of his spirit trusting God, expecting in God, hoping in God, Paul could then lead everyone around him back to safety.
Friend, our hope in Christ has to be something more than a belief. It has to be a tangible experience. It has to be something that we can touch. It has to be something that is real enough to pull us out of when we lose equilibrium in the storms of life.
Can you come to a place where your trust in Jesus is so rooted, that no more now you are dependent on friends or family to carry you forward, but you are developing the art of hearing the Voice of God, learning to lean on Jesus, and learning to disconnect the soul from detouring the spirit?
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