NOTES TAKEN FROM SERMONS BY PASTOR R. BRUCE MILLER
The Voice in the Storm 10/18/20
going to the other side( Matthew 14:22 )
There are storms in life
important to know the voice and obey the voice
The wind was contrary, Jesus was walking on the sea in the 4th watch of the night
God wants to remind us of his faithfulness
(Mark 6:41, John 6:1) disciples had just witnessed the miracles of the 2 loaves and 5 fish
participants in the greatest miracle we know
and followed Jesus 3 days
no resources sufficient to handle the need!
Real faith believing for abundance in the midst of famine
healing in the midst of weakness
His strength is sufficient
The disciples first witnessed the miracles, then they were sent into a dangerous situation
(John 6:13) 12 basketsful of fragments left over - Jesus fed the 5,000!
Now commissioned to go into a storm
He is the God in the desert and in the sea
He is able to deliver, faithful and ever present. count it all joy
trying of your faith works patience
wants us to know He is the same God in the desert and in the stormy sea
He knows there is a storm on the horizon, but
sends them anyway!
cant be satisfied with fish and loves...son: "blessed when we go and when we come..."
He gives all things richly to enjoy
(John 6:53, Romans 6:3)except ye eat my flesh and drink my blood..
I have decided to follow
will you still follow Him when it seems like you can't see Him, are you still in tune with Him
When it seems that the storm is overtaking you?
everything that's not totally committed will fall
(Hebrews 3:12) - evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God
when persecution, affliction, hardship comes we have decided to follow
(Matt 7:25) rains descended, winds began to blow, built on the rock stood!
take a stand!
the truth, rhema word revealed truth
many voices, spirit of deception in the world today!
truth clouded by so many lies, vessels
in the body of Christ!
know the truth, the scriptures
(Psalm 1) blessed in that they speak the word...intimacy to know and discern word like never before
@19:40? find this on recording !!!! Jesus allowed his disciples to witness and then sent to a great storm!
(Joshua 24:15)choose ye this day whom ye will serve, Elijah says you're in or out
(Matt 7:14) , Jesus says: narrow is the way, few be that find it!
make up your mind
what God will you serve?
threat of the enemy immediately after the miracles
(2Tim. 1:7) God hath not given the spirit of fear!
trust God in the mountain and in the valley
(I Kings 19:9) God spoke in a still small voice
hear Him in the midst of all that we see!
tune in to the voice of God
exceptions, spirit of fear
(Luke 21:28)when you see these things, look up!
your redemption draweth nigh!
be of good courage, believe also in Him!
(Matt 14:28) bid me come most people see Peter as a failure
Peter's determination and desire to be with Jesus
he got a revelation, determined to walk with Jesus
wanted to be like Him!
(John 14:13) Jesus mourns Johns death
in the midst of Jesus' grief, over John the baptist
Peter able to see His compassion on the multitudes
our past victories help us to get through
HIs power has not diminished
He said he would never leave you...
Elijah was a man of like passion as we, but he prayed!
this is humanity
eyes on Jesus, ears opened to voice of God! hear instruction: this is the way, walk ye in it
look at external things, look beyond the Hills
trust in the Lord with all your heart
in the midst of trouble
Jesus said be of good cheer
(James 1:2) count in all joy when you fall... knowing this...that He is your joy, His joy in you gives strength
He is here! I am, the self sufficient one, Alpha and Omega the First and Last...
if it is you, bid me come, Jesus replied, "Come"
calling us out of that ship of fear to come to a new level
God wants to perform supernatural signs and wonders
mustard seed faith, mountain moving faith!
(Mark 11:24) when you pray believe you have it and you will receive it!
Have an ear to hear the voice of God! a level of intimacy
willing to get out of the boat
He will sustain you
water will not hold you, it takes the supernatural to walk on water
call on Him!!
walked back to the ship
encouragement for disciples
it might be you to set the example,
Peter had a revelation of Jesus being greater than the circumstances
(Isaiah 30:21) your ears shall hear when you turn left or right saying this is the way
word behind you
ears to hear, discerning spirit
(1Peter 2:2) it's time to feed on the word like never before! the sincere milk of the word
may need to hear him for our survival
purifying process, a shaking
heart to encourage, bless one another
see lives changed
we are going to hear the voice of Jesus in the midst of all you are going through
stand!, continue to stand!