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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