This is a new series from Dr. Aikens entitled “Revelatory Words and Concepts” These revelatory nuggets are curated by Jane Babich from Bootcamp Teachings and Podcasts. These concepts are rooted in Apostle Aikens’s heart toward equipping ministries and ministers for the work of the end times.
Chaos is a word used when we are upset or disturbed because we do not explain the circumstances or how to come out of them intact. But today, we will get a clearer understanding of the word naturally and spiritually because they work together affect us.
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Chaos is defined as a condition, place, or state of great or complete disorder or the jumble of crisis and confusion. It signifies times and events in which it seems mass proportions or confusion is reached that is hard to make sense and further compounded if a sense of evil darkness seems to shroud all our ability to see naturally, much less discerning.
Chaos is a state of extreme confusion and disorder. The word chaos derives from a Greek word meaning “chasm” or “void,” which makes sense, given that chaos also refers to the formless state of matter before creation.
Genesis 1:1-2 In the beginning, God created heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
As seen in this graph, the use of the word chaos has increased significantly since 1960. Thus, this graph reflects our world and the chaos we have experienced in recent decades.
Chaos is also likened to falling into the abyss of darkness, having no recognition or understanding of what is going on. And without the hope of a loving God that is not surprised by any situation we find ourselves in, things could look even darker.
Spiritually “chaos” is intensified as we perceive it as fiery trials of adversity, affliction, troubles that in sudden occurrences become sifting situations affecting every essence of life. So again, without our hope in God, we may feel like this.
In Matthew 8:23-27, we see chaos and how the disciples and the Lord dealt with it.
And when he was entered into a ship, his disciples followed him. And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep. And his disciples came to him and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish. And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? So then he arose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm. But the men marveled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!
Did Jesus not know about the storm coming? He did.
Did He not know what the disciples were going to do as a reaction to the storm? He did.
Did the disciples turn to Jesus in faith or fear? I think a little bit of both, just like we do when faced with storms of life.
We realize more about ourselves, others, and God in chaos. And God knows us and loves us enough to bring us to and through chaotic seasons of life. We may feel at times that God does not understand, but He does. Or maybe He is punishing us, but He is not. Even when chaos results from the biblical principle of “sowing and reaping,” God will be there to bring us through without essential damage.
Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked; for whatsoever a man south, that shall he also reap.
Yet our but God is confirmed to us in many scriptures such as Psalm 46:1-4
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth is removed, and though the mountains are carried into the midst of the sea; Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.
And in all things our But God is that he never leaves us or forsakes us and provides for us the grace to go through all chaos that we would find in our life.
Let your conversation be without covetousness, and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
2 Corinthians 12:9
And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly, therefore, will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
Chaos will come into every life, but those that know God, know that they are not alone and that He will be beside them through it all no matter how long or how intense the chaos is. So when the storm clouds come, call on the Lord and trust Him, for He is a Sovereign God, Glory!
It is my privilege and honor to curate these revelatory concepts but to hear the podcast “Chaos” taught by Dr. Audrey Aikens, click here.