Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?" (Luke 18:8).
24 And they came to Him and awoke Him, saying, "Master, Master, we are perishing!" Then He arose and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water. And they ceased, and there was a calm. 25 But He said to them, "Where is your faith?" And they were afraid, and marveled, saying to one another, "Who can this be? For He commands even the winds and water, and they obey Him!" (Luke 8:24, 25).
Jesus asks them where their faith is. Did He look around the bottom of the boat to see if it was floating in the water that I’m sure came aboard? Where could their faith have been? Were they carrying it with them all the time, but simply didn’t put it into practice? Could they have stopped the storm? Most assuredly yes. The Body of Christ is vastly ignorant of the power they carry with them all the time.
One time, I was at the bank when the sirens started blowing, warning everyone of immediate danger. I had watched the news and saw the tornado doing enormous damage, coming from Oklahoma City heading right for Tulsa. I went outside, held my hands up at the tornado and said, “Oh no you don’t! In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, you will not come into my city! You will do no damage here whatsoever!” I calmly went back home, and my granddaughters and I put a DVD on the TV and watched a film.
My daughter rushed in the door, having sped home from work, “Quick! Everybody in the bathroom! That tornado is roaring like a train is coming through town!”
We just looked at her benignly and went back to our movie. My oldest granddaughter said, “Don’t worry Mom. We told it to go away.”
At the city limits the tornado split in two parts, one part turning north and the other south. Both turned at 90 degree angles, which they never do. Tulsa was not touched by that tornado. I’m sorry for the other towns that were destroyed, but I only have authority over me and mine. However, if all of us used our authority to abolish evil, it would be done for us!