Hank Kunneman: A Great Storm

Hank Kunneman of One Voice Ministries has an article on The Elijah List. This article entitled: "Let's Speak to the Storms! They Are Not Sent From God!" This raises the question as to whether storms are created by God or not.

Consider Elijah who at the beginning of his ministry said, “As the LORD, the God of Israel lives, whom I serve, there will be neither dew nor rain in the next few years except at my word. 1Kings 17 v1. Three and one half years later he sat on Mount Carmel and told his servant to go and look for rain. His servant looked seven times and on the seventh time he reported back that a small cloud had appeared. After that the heavens opened and a great storm began.

Now consider the words of the Psalmist: Others went out on the sea in ships; they were merchants on the mighty waters. They saw the works of the LORD, his wonderful deeds in the deep. For he spoke and stirred up a tempest that lifted high the waves. They mounted up to the heavens and went down to the depths; in their peril their courage melted away. They reeled and staggered like drunken men; they were at their wits' end. Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble and he brought them out of their distress. He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves were hushed. They were glad when it grew calm, and he guided them to their desired haven. Psalm 107 vv23-30

In both these cases it is clearly God who raised up the storms for His purposes and not Satan or man. It is also clear in these passages that God is in control of his creation.

Furthermore, Hank says: I see a great storm trying to come upon the nation and the south, and even moving upon the east. A great storm; storm from the waters to seek to interrupt and disrupt the agenda of God. This storm is not sent from God! This storm is sent to disrupt the agenda of the Lord Most High. "Do not think that this is not in the agenda of Hell, for I remind you," says the Spirit of Grace, "for there was an agenda established by the Father given to the Son, who declared in Mark 4 - Jesus stood up, and said, 'Let us go to the other side,' and yet a storm arose; the waves, the wind, to seek to devour and to destroy, to distract and to stop something that was to take place - an awakening in a territory and in a region. And so there have been two storms that the enemy has sought to bring with the water and the wind - to distract, to disrupt the agenda of God."

This is the bible story Hank alludes to: That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, "Let us go over to the other side." Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. Jesus was in the stern sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, "Teacher, don't you care if we drown?" He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, "Quiet! Be still! Then the wind died down and it was completely calm. He said to his disciples, "Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?" They were terrified and asked each other, "Who is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him." Mark 4 vv35-41.

A comparison of Psalm 107 and Mark 4 should be made. Why were the disciples so terrified AFTER they were saved? The answer is that as fishermen they must have known Psalm 107. Secondly: why was Jesus so calm that he could fall asleep. It was the LORD who caused the storm and the Lord who rebuked and calmed the storm - Jesus was and is God as one of the three persons of the Trinity. The person mentioned in Palm 107 is the same person mentioned in Mark 4. Therefore Hank Kunneman's use of Mark 4 saying I see a great storm trying to come upon the nation and the south, and even moving upon the east. A great storm; storm from the waters to seek to interrupt and disrupt the agenda of God. This storm is not sent from God! This storm is sent to disrupt the agenda of the Lord Most High. This marks Hank Kunneman as a false prophet. He is not one who correctly handles the word of truth. 1Timothy2 v15.

Consider for just one moment that God did send the storm. Was it not for a warning of the coming day of judgement? How can someone escape God's judgement? That is the question (and answer) at the heart of the gospel of Jesus Christ. There is rarely a mention of the gospel message on the Elijah List. Do any of them know the gospel? They are not preaching it.

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