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Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

Coffee Time with Jesus

  • The Holy Spirit: The Voice of Thunder
    The voice of Your thunder was in the whirlwind,
    The lightning’s lit up the world,
    The earth trembled and shook.
    Psalm 77:18
    The Holy Spirit speaks in the voice of thunder to warn of approaching storms. When lightning flashes, people in the distance see it and know that bad weather is coming. People who don’t see lightning can hear the thunder’s warning and seek shelter. Thunder is not loud to scare people; but rather, the opposite is true. It is loud to warn people to seek safety and comfort during a storm. The Holy Spirit is the Voice of Thunder, telling you that storms are coming to your life. There will be different kinds of storms for different people, such as financial storms, family storms, legal storms and, to others, storms of physical pain, religious persecution and job stress. Life will not always be easy; so, listen to the Spirit’s warnings. Prepare for difficulties by seeking the protection of His presence.
    Lord, I will listen for Your Voice, which warns me of coming problems. I will be ready for all things—both the good days and the bad. I will hide in Your presence.
    The Voice of Thunder tells of storms that are far off, when you don’t see lightning on the distant horizon. These storms may take a long time to reach you, or they may go around you. So, praise God both for sending the storms to teach and for keeping away other storms.
    Lord, I will hide in Your presence when the windstorm tears up my outer life, and I will praise You when You keep them away. Amen.
    Go Deeper: Psalm 77
    The Holy Spirit warns us of coming danger so that we can prepare for it.