How does one defy Newton’s law of universal gravitation? By walking on water! And this is accomplished through walking on the word to the Word.
As our story opens. Jesus sends the twelve, by ship, to Capernaum. While he sends away the multitudes he so miraculously fed. Then went into a mountain and prayed alone until evening. (Matthew 14:22-23) Prayer is our communication with God. And where we are also consecrated; by the Holy Spirit into the revelation and obedience of His word.
The disciples were on the ship being bombarded by the wind and waves of the sea. And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea. And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, “It is a spirit”; and they cried out for fear. (Matthew 14:24-26) There are many facets of God we are yet to understand; until He gives us the revelation of it.
But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, “Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.” (Matt 14:27) Many of us have a tendency of walking with Wisdom, but not discerning the Wisdom with which we are walking. Thus, we become nearsighted and Wisdom appears foggy and unclear until she makes herself known to us. (Proverbs 8)
…but life’s trials have made His reality blurry to you.
And Peter answered him and said, “Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water.” (Matt 14:28) You think he might be the Son of God because of the parables he teaches. Or because you saw him heal a man’s withered hand, or because you just saw him feed a great multitude of thousands; with five loaves of bread and two fish. You think he might be the Son of God, but life’s trials have made His reality blurry to you. You have seen displays of His power as it attributes to others. But now you want to leave the naysayers behind and see the power of God as it applies to you. Your desire is to have an intimate relationship with the Son of God. Yet you are a skeptic still full of faith and fear.
How long has it been since you really spent time with Jesus? This time encompasses prayer, fasting, and studying the Word—Not just scripturally, but spiritually as it pertains to the profundity of His being I AM. Are you having an on again off again relationship with Jesus? Since you are somewhat uncertain because you are overwrought by fear; instead of overtaking fear with faith? Fear is nothing more than False Evidence Appearing Real—an apparition designed as a preventative measure. To keep you from walking circumspectly in the authority God has already given you. (John 1:12)
And he said, ‘Come.” And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. (Matt 14:29) Has Jesus called you out of your boat of religious comfort to walk in righteousness over your sea of troubles?
What Peter did was the impossible!
What Peter did was the impossible! He was in a boat that appeared to be a safe haven from the elements—thunder and lightning, boisterous winds, crashing waves; storm tossed seas. But that boat could have been destroyed at any moment! Yet when he steps out of the boat, he exposes himself to those very elements.
Do you trust God enough to brave unknown forces of which He is the Master—just to walk with Him? Not realizing He is calling you to a higher place in the Spirit where very few venture to go. Peter was one of those very few. And in so doing, God will give you the authority, by putting a super on your natural strength, to accomplish what is before you. This is all set into motion before you take that very first step!
May the Blessings of the LORD be with you today and always. Thank you for your continued readership and support. Stay tuned for Part 2 next week. Until then…. Blessings and Peace!