Taking on Life’s Storms

Lesson 12

I have been sharing about the storm I went through when my father died.

So, after the doctors finally got dad’s infection under control, he was sent to yet another rehab. I realized I needed more help for him when I wasn’t home. So, I began to arrange for his long-term care insurance. The process was excruciating – one roadblock after another, including being unable to get his records or bank statements because he had forgotten all of his passwords. Finally, a corporate bank manager told me that if I got power of attorney signed, they would honor it. So, I had it executed that day.

I walked into the bank with all the requested documents, confident that I was finally getting somewhere. However, when the manager examined them, she looked up at me and said, in a condescending tone, “These have been forged.” I was taken aback. “What do you mean?” She pointed to my father’s shaky signature. I replied, “My dad is very ill. His signature is being affected by his condition.” One look at her face told me that she didn’t believe a word I said. “I have the name and number of the notary that signed the document.” I continued. “Give him a call to verify the papers.” She refused, then handed the paperwork to the ladies behind the counter. They stood there whispering and pointing at me for 20 minutes while they called corporate.

I started crying and this time I couldn’t stop. The tears and snot just kept coming. Over the next hour, I used up an entire box of Kleenex, as I tried everything to help my dad. Even after I called his case worker at the state agency and had her talk directly to the manger, she still refused to help. At that moment I knew I had been wounded by the storm.

Have you been battered by storms in your life? Are you currently going through a storm, or are you still wounded from one that happened years ago? Are the memories of those storms causing you to be stuck in your past? Do you also have unexplained illnesses and diseases, but don’t know where they’re coming from? Have you been called by God to do something great, yet every time you get close to taking hold of that promise, a storm stops you?

The Bible shows us that, many times, storms aren’t just “bad luck”. Rather, they can be traumatic events that have been orchestrated by the enemy, who has come to kill, steal, and destroy everything in your life. The New Testament proves that the spirit of Legion is behind many of your storms. He’s created them in an effort to stop you from going to your next level. He uses those storms to prevent you from receiving revelation from God, so you won’t reach your destiny. And, he’s trying to wound you through those storms so that he can have the legal right to make you sick, steal your finances, attack your children, ruin your marriage, and keep you in a place where nothing ever changes, and you’re “stuck like Chuck”.

I soon realized that Legion had created this storm to wound me so he could attack dad, me, and the ministry. Once I got healed of the wounds that came through that torrential time, I regained my dominion over Legion, and since that time, I have seen thousands of people freed of his control.

Where does the bible show that Legion can create the storms in your life? Jesus was on his way to the region of the Gadarenes, where Legion lived, when he and the disciples encountered a storm that almost sunk their boat. Jesus handled it in an unusual way.

“And He arose and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, Hush now! Be still (muzzled)! And the wind ceased (sank to rest as if exhausted by its beating) and there was [immediately] a great calm (a perfect peacefulness).” Mark 4:39 (AMPC)

Jesus rebuked the storm. This same word is used when Jesus casted out demons. Look at this example in Mark 1:25 “And Jesus rebuked him (an evil spirit), saying, Hush up (be muzzled, gagged), and come out of him!”

So, why was Jesus rebuking the wind and waves like they were a devil? Because this storm was demonically inspired, and by not just any spirit, but Legion himself. Notice that in the above verse, Jesus tells the demon to hush and be muzzled. Well, that’s the same thing he said to the storm. “And He arose and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Hush now! Be still (muzzled).”

Next week I will continue to explain how and why Legion creates storms in your life, and lead you though an activation prayer!

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  • Cindy Gerard

    Well that’s a nice story and all, but at the time, if someone had told you, “I have the solution to your problem and I’ll tell you next week, how would that make you feel?”

    • Katie Souza

      Hi Cindy praying for you, and thanks so much for sharing along with your interest! Love Katie

  • Kathy

    Hi Katie,
    Are you ever in Tucson or even Phoenix doing deliverance conferences? I just can’t get past a point and just continue to let the years go by with my promises unfulfilled. I would like to see you in person. Is that possible ?
    Sincerely,
    Kathy

  • Keith Webb

    Katie,

    I’m going thru a similar storm w my dad — it’s been one storm tho among others w my son and wife’s son Charlie– I have swollen glands in my throat won’t go away and on and on –anyway I’m tired and almost look forward to whole box of Kleenexes as I need a big release

    Thank you,

    Keith and Mary Webb
    Grive City, Ohio

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  • George Okegbe

    Faith inspiring story, thanks for sharing.

  • Lynn Rodriguez

    I want to thank Katie for an email I got. It was perfect timing. It was stating that God is going to use me in His kingdom and that’s why the enemy is attacking me so much!
    I’m still being attacked and need prayers to get through! I really appreciated that email, I’m trying to keep it strong in my heart and mind. But please pray for me, I cant take much more!!

  • Wendy

    Love, Love Katie Souza and her Crew!! My go to… for learning how to stand your ground during Spiritual Warfare. When I was 12, I missed my bus and as I walked to school through this neighborhood I was being verbally attacked by a Legion of Demons taunting me trying to make me think I was loosing my mind. I fought them every step of the way. Then they came back. I finally told my mother what was happening. She was just becoming a Christian at the time. Her women’s group had told her that she might experience some attacks and so she sat me down and told me what to do when these Legions of Demons would come to taunt me. I thought I’m not big enough to handle this, I’m too small. But it was all I had so I did it, “In the name of Jesus, you do not have my permission to talk to me, by the blood of Jesus be gone Now” I said this every time and with Jesus help “We won” and they never came back. I’m 50 yrs old today and I’m stronger than ever because I wasn’t too small or wasn’t big enough. I teach my children how powerful they are with Jesus and they are only 7 and 9 years old. With Jesus you are Mighty!!

  • Debi Baum

    I’ve been in the storm my entire life. Nothing works, EVER. Nothing is normal EVER. I’m not healthy, am in poverty & harassed. Inheritance stolen, back SSD never paid & never got child support. I WANT out NOW.

    • Con

      Hi Debi, your not on your own. The devil almost killed me a few years ago and that’s just the beginning. I hear the desperation in your voice. I feel for you. We must learn to CHANGE our confession. Speak The Word That’s how I survived! I don’t have it all together However one day at a time. Katie has a great ministry. Keep watching and speaking her prayers over yourself out loud and life WILL change.
      Con

  • Wendy A Roberts

    I’m looking forward to the next lesson. I’m in the midst of many storms. I was served divorce papers yesterday. Changes at work. Issues with my daughter, and some isdues with my health. Thank you and God bless you for all you do Katie.

  • Stephanie

    How, how, how do you find healing for the wounding of trauma, bitterness, anger…. how do you find that place of peace when the wounds are sooooooooooo deep, you feel like you are drowning and scripture does not seem to penetrate as it promises it should? I am so frustrated at seeming to be on a hamster wheel of repenting, rebuking, and asking God to heal through dunamis but around and around I go with no real healing. I have had physical manifestations of demons quick my bottom and have never recovered my ground. I’m very weary. My physical pain at this point leaves me bedridden, my soul wounds physically hurt in my heart area, and I cant stand that I’m of no affect for my family. What am I doing wrong that I cant receive?

    • CC

      I just saw on u tube Kat Kerr 5 minute prayer for trauma, etc. please watch it!

  • Helene Bernier

    Thank and thank you for all those lessons , letters , it’s help a lot. Thank you for sharing your experiences too. I’m french person and not to good in english but the Holy spirit give me a lot of understanding and also my dictionary help too. I’m far away from you but the same sirit same Holy God and I love you. Love the ministry you have, be blessed….Helene

  • Assunta

    Thank You Katie. You are the greatest encouragement to me. I am really on my way to recovery.
    We all go thru storms, but the most important thing is learning how to ride above the storms with the wisdom Holy Spirit gives us for every situation.We are more than conquerers through Christ Jesus who strengthens us.