Saturday, March 9, 2013

Walking on water

25 And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea. 26 And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear. 27 But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid. 28 And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. 29 And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. 31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt? 32 And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased.

The story of Peter walking on the water is filled with so much of God's goodness! Here's what God has been revealing to me about this miraculous situation.

First and foremost.. Truly, NOTHING is impossible with God on your side. Science will tell you that walking on water can never be done, but it's important to remember that God is above ALL things. Remember, we are in this world, but not of this world. What the world says is impossible, is possible with the living God!

As Peter kept His eyes and focus on Jesus, he was able to walk on the water. As soon as he took his eyes off of Jesus and looked at the storm, he began to sink. When he saw that the wind was mighty, he became afraid. He was living by sight, and not by faith.1 In this story, the storm is representing the enemy. Satan will try everything he can to get you to take your eyes off of Jesus, because he knows that He is our source of power.2 If he can keep your eyes on the flesh, on the problems in your lives, then he can keep you from reigning on earth in Jesus' mighty name.3 It's important to note that in the story of Peter, the storm was irrelevant! Even if there was no wind, and the water was perfectly calm, Peter's walking on the water would still be a miracle. The 'boisterous' wind changed nothing about the situation, except that it distracted Peter from trusting Jesus. In your lives, as Sons of the Most High God, the storms in your life are irrelevant! Turn your eyes to Jesus and trust completely in Him, and the defeated enemy will flee.4
As Peter started sinking, he called out for Jesus to save him. "Immediately" Jesus stretched out His hand.. Remember that when you doubt God and His Word, when your faith is little, He is always there beside you, waiting for you to turn back to Him. He will never leave you or forsake you,5 and if you turn to Him and keep your spiritual eyes on Him, He will never let you sink. Hallelujah!

1. 2 Corinthians 5:7 - For we walk by faith, not by sight.
2. John 10:10 - The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
3. Romans 5:17 - For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.
4. Colassians 2:15 - And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.
5. Deuteronomy 31:6 - Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.

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