In the middle of the storm, right on top of the troubled water Jesus said, “It is I”. The sufficiency of the boat was doubtful, the only practical thing that was available was less than adequate. It is Jesus who has given the promise and it is Jesus who will make good on it and it is Jesus that the storm cannot drive away! The storm cannot displace Jesus. Just look at Who has given the promise. Jesus had far better transportation than a leaky old boat. The safest place on this occasion was not in the boat but on the water! Faith is for the purpose of getting out of the boat, not for asking Jesus to get into the boat (Matt. 14:28). Wishing a storm would have never come, asking why storms come, trying to lay blame for the storm are all distractions. Now is the time to look up from the threatening waters and walk with Jesus day by day “to the other side” (Matt.14:22). The safest place is with the Master of the storm.
In the brief video “Texas You Are Not Alone” Marty Gabler
encourages those affected by Hurricane Harvey.
A redemptive act can also look like when the Lord instructed me to pray and make declarations over a certain massage parlor for two years. When visiting with pastors we had not seen in over 20 years, we discovered that they were rescuing women out of that very parlor over the last two years. Some of the women were as old as 50 and as young as 11. They take them to a safe house, lead them to Jesus, teach them the Word of God, teach them marketplace skills and help them get a job. They are redeeming those women, bringing them back from destruction and helping them get on with their life purpose.
(This is the sixth excerpt from Marty’s article “THY Kingdom Come“ 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.)