Daily Devotions

Opposition And Advancing

BoatStormIt seems that some in the church have always had a theology that says something can’t be God if there are any difficulties involved. We want confirmation from God in the form of ease. We look for Gabriel and the boys to come and play us a few verses of “Onward Christian Soldiers” before we are willing to deal with difficulties. It may actually be more in line with scriptural example if we were to watch for satanic opposition as a sign of confirmation that we are on the right track. When Jesus told His disciples to get into the boat and go to the other side of the lake, a great wind rose against them and just about sank them! Actually, the scripture puts it this way, “the wind was contrary” (Mt 14:24). Nothing seemed to be working in their favor, yet it was the will of God for them to proceed, advance, adjust.
(This is the sixth excerpt from Marty’s article “Giants, Athaliah and Michal“ which was published in SEEC Magazine [Marty and Kathy’s ministry magazine]. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Previous excerpts may be read by scrolling down this page.)

Marty on KPLE-TV
“The Journey” with Robin Durham and Compass Ministries.
Subject: “New Testament Prophecy”
CLICK ON THIS LINK TO WATCH–https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1pJT7ykeCE


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