Emanna for 03/23/2018

Being Kept by the Lord's Praying and Interceding Life

Bible Verses

(RcV) Matthew 14:22 And immediately He compelled the disciples to step into the boat and to go before Him to the other side... (23) And after He sent the crowds away, He went up to the mountain privately to pray... (24) Now the boat was already in the midst of the sea, being battered by the waves, for the wind was contrary

Words of Ministry

Today the Lord Jesus is on a mountain, that is, in the heavens (Rom. 8:34; Heb. 7:25), and the church is on the sea. Day by day we face the contrary winds. The church boat has constantly been distressed. However, this is our destiny. The fact that the Lord is in the heavens praying for us is a source of comfort and encouragement to us. We do not care how strong the contrary winds are, for we know that the Lord is on the mountain praying for us. Do not be afraid of the contrary winds. There is no need to be disturbed by them. Because our destiny is in the Lord's hand, there is no reason for us to be afraid of anything. The contrary winds and the opposition are under His feet. The Lord is on a high mountain praying for us and interceding for us. He knows how strong the wind is. But He laughs at the wind and seems to say, "Little wind, you mean nothing to Me. What are you trying to do? You can't do anything with My church. Those in the boat are My followers. In fact, they are just Me. Although I am here in the heavens, I am also with them." What a marvelous picture this is of the high mountain, the troubling waves and contrary winds, and the little boat on the sea!

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible (RcV) and Words of Ministry, from Witness Lee, Life-study of Matthew, p. 523. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. Please visit us at http://www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.