Our voyage in life will have many storms, that’s how our journey must be. It’s not the “Love Boat.” The Apostle Paul warned the men of the storm that was coming. Acts 27:9 Now when much time was spent, and when sailing was now dangerous, because the fast was now already past, Paul admonished them, Acts 27:10 And said unto them, Sirs, I perceive that this voyage will be with hurt and much damage, not only of the lading and ship, but also of our lives.During the storm Paul told them that they were all going to make it if they stayed in the ship. (Acts 27:31 Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiers, Except these abide in the ship, ye cannot be saved.)
We must hold on to the promises in God’s Word. As we serve The Lord we’ll be going against the wind and against the storm. We must press on! We must walk a walk of faith. Our Lord overcame the world. Unbelief will come to us, but Jesus is at the stern of our ship in life. He will not allow us to perish.
- Psa. 107:29 He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still.
- Nah. 1:3 The LORD is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked: the LORD hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet.
Stay in the Church, The Ship of Zion, and all of God’s promises will keep you safe till you reach the other Shore.
(This message was preached by Bishop Lizarraga on October 20, 1995)