“As a sign of this everlasting covenant which I am making with you and with all living beings, I am putting My rainbow in the clouds. It will be the sign of My covenant with the world. Whenever I cover the sky with stormy clouds and the rainbow appears, I will remember My promise to you and to all the animals that a flood will never again destroy all living beings” (Gen 9:12-14)
This is a word of encouragement for all God’s children who suffer silently. God knows you! God is with you! This storm is great but it will not destroy you! Just hold on to Jesus! The pain is temporary but the victory is eternal! This is the experience of the saints: Once you are born again and filled with the Holy Spirit strange things will begin to happen to you. I call them strange because these things are peculiar attacks against the true believer. (If these attacks have not happened to you, then you should be worried. It means that you are not yet saved!). The devil will attack you, not because you are good or bad, but because you belong to Jesus. That is the only reason for the attacks. The devil is a coward. He hates your Master and he will try to attack Him thru you. The attacks may come as sicknesses that do not resemble anything you have experienced in the past. The doctors will be confused about your symptoms. The attacks may come as persecution from family, colleagues and friends. You feel betrayed by your dearest. You are punished for doing good, for speaking the truth, for being hard working or for standing for Christ. But God shall judge them who judge you and, if they are wise, they shall repent for their foolishness!
Why does God allow these painful things to happen? For two main reasons: That you may experience His glory and for your good! Yes! Your pain will end in a higher level of peace, promotion and prosperity! The truth is that before these strange attacks come, you are not able to understand the wicked power of evil forces. You cannot appreciate the sinfulness of sin and the power of the Cross upon sin. Thru it all the Holy Spirit is your Teacher! In the pain, you shall experience the eternal power of the Blood of Jesus shed on the Cross. You shall see with your own eyes the defeat of the devil! You shall see how his fiery arrows quench at your feet, how the poison loses its effect and how the sickness stops without medical help. This is a prophetic season when God judges His children to increase their reward. He purifies them as thru fire. The believer who is able to rejoice at the privilege of partaking from the cup of Christ’s shame and suffering shall be highly rewarded with ministry promotion! But he, who is selfish and refuses to enter the furnace of God, shall lose the opportunity of his reward!
Dear brother and sister in Christ trust God! You shall not be disappointed! Do not give up your faith! It is more precious than silver and gold. God is faithful in creating you, in keeping you alive and in saving your soul. He will not leave you and He will not forsake you. Even in the midst of strange trials, let your praise never cease but continue to rise to heaven! And now, I confidently declare that in Christ, I see the rainbow of hope! Peace be still! The storm is over now! Jesus is the Lord!