Walk on Water

2 Dec

When Jesus/Yeshua walked on water it was at night during a storm, and it proved to the disciples as if they did not yet completely understand who Jesus/Yeshua was that indeed he was the Messiah on this night. Foretold by the Lord God Almighty through his prophets in the Torah.  Amos 3:7,” Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.”
Just before this amazing experience of Jesus/Yeshua walking on water recorded in the New Testament we read how in Matthew 14:22-33, Jesus/Yeshua divided and supernaturally multiplied a couple small loafs of bread and two small fish and feeds over 5000 men as they did not include counting the women and children present. So it could have been well over 5000 people, and there was even 12 baskets of food left over. Jesus/Yeshua also told his disciples to collect the left overs so none should be wasted. Afterwards Jesus/Yeshua instructs his disciples to get in a boat and cross over the sea of Galilee, telling them he would catch them up later. At this point we learn that Jesus/Yeshua went up on a mountain to pray, and to spend so alone time with his Heavenly Father. Something we ought to do everyday, spend time alone with our Heavenly Father. We read how the prince of the air at this time once again mistakenly thinks he can cease the opportunity to possibly drown the boat full of disciples and sends this raging storm.
Jesus/Yeshua sees what is going on here and does the unthinkable, because he is the Lord and can do that sort of thing. It is dark in the middle of the night and the winds are blowing strong causing the waves to be rough. So Jesus/Yeshua does something no one ever saw before and he comes walking on the water, coming near where the little boat full of disciples is getting water baptised, immersing them in the water. They were all wide awake in this storm watching waves covering the bow of their boat. Then they see a lone figure walking on the water which no one ever saw anything of the likes before.

My friend Chief Joseph RiverWind talking about this account shared with me some years ago that culturally at this time  period in history another possible reason why the disciples were so afraid. Apparently during this era in biblical times there was a common superstition among sailors and fisherman that suggested if you saw the ghost of a person walking on the water towards your ship it was the spirit of someone who had drowned when their ship sank and that they were coming to take you and your ship down as well. Like all such superstitions we know they come from the father of lies because there is no truth in him.  (John 8:44) Perhaps the devil understood one day this might happen that the Lord of all creation fulfill the ancient prophesies and so he tried to spin a web of deception as he still does today.

The Bible records the disciples were absolutely terrified thinking with this in mind as they were witnessing such a ghost walking upon the waves. We read in Matthew 14: 24,” But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary.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.”
So still not convinced yet here is Peter reasoning things out. If that is really you Jesus/Yeshua I know enough to understand you can make me walk on water as well. Peter is the only one who called to the Lord Jesus/Yeshua in that boat when he saw Jesus/Yeshua walking on the water and all Jesus/Yeshua said was “Come”, and Peter jumps over the side of that boat to the astonishment of the other disciples and instead of hearing a splash they must have heard a thump and Peter walked on the water as he kept his eyes on the Lord.
“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.”
But then we read Peter seeing the wind and waves starts to entertain the unwanted thoughts. Peter starts to entertain the spirit of doubt and unbelief. In other words Peter gets rational in a supernatural situation.
“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. 33 Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God.”
Seeing all this the other disciples bow down and worship Jesus/Yeshua recognising who he really is. That indeed he is the Son of God. Please understand something import here, the disciples did not just merely worship Jesus because he performed a miracle here. I reckon they worshipped Jesus/Yeshua because they understood this great miracle actually was fulfilling and confirming the ancient prophesy about what the Messiah was going to do. I mean these were good Jewish boys who grew up knowing the Scriptures. They must have known about verses like Job 9:8,”Which alone spreadeth out the heavens, and treadeth upon the waves of the sea.”
Psalm 89:9,” Thou rulest the raging of the sea: when the waves thereof arise, thou stillest them.”
Paslm 107:29,” He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still.”
Psalm 104 :1,”Bless the Lord, O my soul. O Lord my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honour and majesty. 2 Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain:
3 Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: who maketh the clouds his chariot: who walketh upon the wings of the wind: 4 Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire:”
The Disciple witness these things and saw Jesus/Yeshua do things that confirmed the Scriptures over and over again. This is why it is recorded here that they bowed down and worshipped Jesus/Yeshua.
Today we have even more proof then ever before who the Lord Jesus/Yeshua is. So it is curious why more believers are not more passionate about serving the Lord! Asking Jesus/Yeshua to Baptise you with the Holy Spirit, asking Jesus/Yeshua to help you minister as a flaming fire for Him everywhere you go.
The Lord wants to bless you and take care of you if you will only allow him to. He wants to use you to help build His Kingdom. Matthew 6:10,” Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.”
The good news is God is eternal and so he will never die and he is not going to ever call in sick on the job, as he is always on the job and he never sleeps. Psalm 121:4,”Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.”

Let us also recall how the angel Gabriel was sent from Heaven to present this incredible message to the Virgin Mary we read in Luke 1:32,”He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: 33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.” In other words the definition of the word great from the Greek word megas, the same word from which we get our English term mega. Another definition of mega be extraordinary surpassing other examples of its kind. In the UK we would say a “One Off”, meaning  a special or a one time event that is never to be repeated.

We also must understand here that the angel Gabriel also stated that this extraordinary child Mary would give birth to through the Holy Spirit would come from her generations in the “Throne of his forefather King David”. King David is truly a very unique figure in all of the Holy Scriptures, as he was a warrior as well a musician songwriter/ psalm writer of Israel and it is stated he was a man after God’s own heart. However we also know King David’s made some very wrong choices in his life when he took another man’s wife named Bathsheba and then tried to cover his mistakes by having that man murdered on the battle field although David was quick to repent once he understood the wrong he did and grief he had caused. David as young man was also used of the Lord to take down the Nephilim named Goliath. In a way we can say that Goliath represented David’s greatest victory, while Bathsheba represents his greatest defeat. King David was certainly not perfect in fact he was a flawed man, however the Lord Jesus/Yeshua tells us that he is the Root and the Offspring of David. Revelation 22:16,”I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.”

Therefore we must understand if Jesus/Yeshua is referred to as the Son of David  it may have something to do with this reason, to encourage the rest of us who are willing to deny ourselves pick up our crosses to follow and simply trust him in all things. Matthew 16:24,”Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.”  That we may also move in the supernatural and be a blessing to all we meet. John 14:12,”Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.”

Maybe you come from a family that acted dysfunctional, maybe they made all sorts of mistakes as well as enjoying some victories. As we study to show ourselves approved and we see the generational family tree of the Lord Jesus/Yeshua’s mothers side, and we find there some morally disreputable characters in the mix. It makes you wonder how did prostitutes, liars, cheaters, adulterers, and even a murderer as find in King David manage to be part of the most exclusive genealogy in human history? We find the answer in such places as Romans 3:23,”For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;” Even the disciple Peter who actually walked on water for a short time.

What does this mean for us today? I would posit that even before the Lord Jesus/Yeshua was born into that family genealogy, he exalted His Word even above his name. Psalm 138,2 “I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.” There is no name above the name of the Lord Jesus/Yeshua and all His human ancestry converges to this one point. Christ came into this fallen world to save sinners. 

We read in John 15:7,” If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.” All things are possible with God! I pray the Lord’s supernatural peace, healing, provision and protection cover you always with oceans of Agape love in the almighty name of Jesus/Yeshua!  PASTOR CASPAR – Pastor, Author, Musician, Artist, Researcher, Lecturer,

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Luke 21:28 “And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up  your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.”

Caspar McCloud Ministries ©2015

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