WALKING ON WATER: “WORTH CONSIDERING” 3/11/21 By Ken Smith <><
Notice in verse 27 Jesus tells them to have faith and be courageous and not full of fear that HE was the “I AM” who gave the 10 Commandments to Moses and delivered the nation of Israel from bondage after 500 years. Exo. 3:14, And I Am is used hundreds of times in the Amplified Bible. But the 3 times I use a lot in sharing are in John 8:24, 28, 58. the “he” is not in the Greek….. Great for Mormons and J.W.’s as they do not believe that the Word of God, I AM, was speaking through Jesus and in the resurrection, GOD merged with Jesus for eternity.
And so impetuous Peter, looks at the situation not sure it was the LORD and makes a big leap of faith. “If it is REALLY YOU, let me walk with you on the water. Of course there is a big difference between Heart Faith and Presumption. And of course we have to hand it to Peter, He did get to walk on the water for a little bit. That was a lot more than for the rest of the wet guys who were left in the boat. Of course, here is where God’s Grace kicks in and Jesus caught Peter and got him back into the boat and Jesus told the winds to go away, and they did.
So we are all feeling a little like walking on water as we wake up to what socialism has in store for us Christians and as our security in physical stuff begins to crumble. I think about moving to another country, perhaps Cook Island, but then I have no anointing for looking for any other security than where I am now in Jesus. I felt to purchase a lot a little north of us that had a house burn down on it about 5 years ago. I have no personal need for it, have no idea why I felt moved to purchase it. Went there today and big piles of trash and burnt word and junk everywhere? 2 rusted out old cars but still in the middle of it all felt the peace of God. Felt a little like Peter stepping out of the boat, Is this really you LORD??? Got the GRACE handy… HAY!!!! Remember I am 88 and way over the hill for doing stuff like this. But my son David wrote me a note and said not to worry about it, it is in our blood to like to build thing.
So bottom line are we really doing what is in the BLOOD to do. Are we really challenged and happy with where the Holy Spirit is leading us. Do we really know where we are going or what we are doing and does it really matter. Peter jumped ship and had not the foggiest idea of where he was going to go after he got to Jesus. It appears that they were possible a mile or more from shore. And Peter was heading away from the boat, his only place of security if that was not Jesus out there in the waves walking on the water. Really it is an amazing story and one of the few places in the New Testament where the Word of God, Creator of all things, give a clear statement of who is really speaking through Jesus and that also spoke to Adam, Abraham, Moses, David and today even want’s to speak as the I AM to you and me to not be fearful of walking on water but seek out HIS GRACE when needed and that HE will always be there to pull us out of the rough seas of life and place our feet upon HIS ROCK for our security. That HE came to save and to serve us and to help us by HIS grace to become like HIM. And Jesus went on to Gennesaret and healed the sick by them merely touching HIM. And he asks us if we would like to become like HIM in so many scriptures. In one place HE said it this way. “11 Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me; or else believe Me for the sake of the [very] works themselves. [ If you cannot trust Me, at least let these works that I do in My Father’s name convince you.] 12 I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, if anyone steadfastly believes in Me, he will himself be able to do the things that I do; and he will do even greater things than these, because I go to the Father. 13 And I will do [I Myself will grant] whatever you ask in My Name [as [a] representing all that I Am ], so that the Father may be glorified and extolled in (through) the Son. John 14:11-13 So we are invited into a wonderful living unity school to learn how heart faith works in God’s Truth. Or we are doing our own thing our own way and may end up having our talents given to another. Be Blessed in your day, Ken<>< www.Trinity-Aloha.org
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