I was driving to work, wondering when God was going to do what He promised and worrying about whether things would ever work out for me and God said, ‘Remember what I said’.
Sometimes we are so focused on what we see that we forget what God said. One of the ways you increase your faith is by hearing the word of God over and over again. If you no longer hear it, there is a possibility that you will forget it. You remember things better when you think on it. In Philippians 4:8, the writer said, “Whatever is true, honest, just, pure, lovely, of good report…think on these things.” The word of God is true, honest, just, pure, lovely and a good report. Think on the word. Find a promise God made you through His word and think on that.
In the beginning was the Word and no matter what trials, hardships or challenges come after the Word, the Word will remain the same. Whatever it was on yesterday is what it will be today and forever. The word of God hasn’t changed. The problem is we changed our mind about what God said. Sometimes we really don’t believe He’s going to do it because it doesn’t look like anything is going to happen. We heard the word, but all we see is wind – our circumstances.
Jesus spoke one word: Come. Peter obeyed and came out of the ship, but when he saw the strong wind, he became afraid and started to sink. When God sends a word, the wind will always come to distract you and to keep you from receiving the word God gave you. Peter became afraid because he forgot what Jesus said. When the wind started moving, he stopped moving. The bible says Peter saw the wind, but he saw and heard the Word also.
The wind may come, but the Word will never leave.
The wind is a force that can bring destruction. You don’t see the wind, but you can see the effects of the wind. It is able to knock down power lines, damage the roof, and uproot trees. The devil uses demonic forces to bring destruction in your life, too. You can’t see them, but you can see the effects.
The wind is able to move a lot of things (and people), but one thing it will never be able to move is the word of God. The wind is powerful, but the word carries more power. The word of God is not going to change because of the wind, but it will change the direction of the wind. It is not afraid of the wind and neither should we. Yes, the wind may move you for a moment and cause you to doubt the word, but it won’t move or stop the word God spoke concerning you. The word of the Lord shall come to pass in your life.
Stop telling God about the wind when He has given you His word to speak to the wind. Jesus has given you power to rebuke every wind in your life and the winds will obey the Christ that is in you and there shall be a great calm.
Remember and believe what God said, not what you see. Things that can be seen are only temporary. The wind can blow all around you, but don’t let it get in you. Get in the word and let the word get in you. Your circumstances are like the wind and the wind that is blowing in your life right now will eventually pass away, but the word of God will not. It will outlast everything you’re going through.
What the Lord told Ezekiel then is what the Lord is telling you now. Prophesy to the wind. Speak to the wind for Me. Tell it what I said (Ezekiel 37:9, paraphrase).