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JESUS WALK ON WATER BIBLE STORY
Jesus knew that the people who followed Him, wanted
Him to be a King, and they wanted to take Him against His will to do
so. But that wasn't the kind of King Jesus was meant to be, so He sent
His disciples back across the Sea of Galilee, while He sent the
multitudes away who had just eaten the HEAVENLY bread and fish and
went into a mountain Himself alone to pray. It was evening now, and
dark, as the disciples sailed toward Capernaum and Jesus hadn't
returned to them yet.
Back in Bible times, people didn't have clocks or
wrist watches to keep time with. The Israelites used two twelve hour
periods to make up one of our 24 hour modern days. The first was
called the day, from what we know as 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the second
was called the night, from what we know as 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. So if
someone said it was the third hour of the night, back then, it would
mean 9 p.m. Jesus died on the cross in the 9th hour of the day (Matthew
27:46) which is 3:00 p.m. Also
the night was divided into "watches" for different kinds of duties,
and with that we'll get back to our story.
Along about the fourth watch of the night
(probably near morning), with the disciples ship in the middle of the
sea, the wind picked up and was tossing them around. Jesus saw them
struggling with the wind blowing against them as they rowed, and when
they had gone about 3½ miles, Jesus went out to them walking on the
water. Now put yourself in the disciples sandals for a minute. You're
in the middle of the sea. The wind is throwing your ship around and
you've been diligently trying to row your way across, when all of a
sudden you see someone walking on the water! Well, they'd never
seen or heard anything like it before and their first reaction was
fear. As He got closer, they thought it was a spirit and they cried
out, but Jesus said, Be happy ... It's me, don't be afraid. What a
relief that must have been!
So, Peter boldly says to Jesus, Lord, if that's
really you, tell me to walk out to you on the water. Jesus said, Come.
And when Peter stepped out of the ship. He walked on the water to go
to Jesus, but when he realized that the wind was strong, his fear
overtook him and he began to sink. He yelled out, Lord, save me!
Immediately, Jesus reached out His hand and caught him and said, O you
with little faith, why did you doubt?
WALK ON WATER BIBLE STUDY MIRACLE
JESUS WALK ON WATER BIBLE STORY ON FAITH
Doubt is something that hinders us from doing so
many things. Why? Because it's the opposite of faith. You may think, I
believe in the Lord, it's myself that I doubt. To that, I say to you,
doesn't the Lord have the power to work through you? So, in
turn, are you not doubting in the Lord as well? Next time you're
inclined to doubt about something, pull a fast one on that negative
spirit of doubt and instead tell yourself, With the Holy Spirit of God
working through me, I can certainly do anything (Philippians
4:13)! Without a doubt, you will
get better results. Okay, now back to the story.
Jesus and Peter got into the ship and the wind
suddenly stopped. Then it "dawned" on the disciples, what Jesus had
done with the loaves a few short hours earlier. They were ashamed that
their hearts were hardened when it was actually happening and they
didn't realize at the time, how great a miracle it was. They were
amazed and worshipped Jesus, saying, You're truly the Son of God.
That's happened to all of us at one time or another
hasn't it? We've taken God for granted and failed to see His
greatness. It's a terrible feeling when we realize it and repentance
is really the only way to fix it. It happened to the disciples too.
Praise God for His Grace and the forgiveness He gives us over and over
again when we fall, then the only thing that can put our Humpty Dumpty
selves back together again, is His hand.
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JESUS WALK ON WATER BIBLE STORY CONCLUSION
Once Jesus got into the ship and the wind had calmed
down, they immediately found themselves at Gennesaret where they were
headed. When they got out of the ship, people recognized Him right
away. People of the whole region started to carry people who were sick
on their beds to where they heard Jesus was. In all the villages or
cities or country, they brought Him all the people who were diseased
and begged Him to touch even the hem of His clothing and whoever
touched Him was perfectly healed.
Back in Bethsaida the people saw that there was no
other boat there when the disciples left alone without Jesus the night
before. When they saw that Jesus wasn't there and the disciples hadn't
returned either, they sailed to the other side looking for Him. When
they found Him, they asked, Rabbi, how did you get here? Jesus
answered them in a parable, saying, Truly I tell you, You don't look
for me because you saw the miracles, but because you ate of the loaves
and were filled. Don't work so hard for the meat that perishes, but
for the meat that lasts forever, which the Son of man will give to
you, because God the Father has sealed Him.
Jesus was telling them that they not only saw, but believed the
miracles that Jesus worked, because they ate the bread and were
filled. But He was also saying that it was the Word of God that they
were filled with before the miracle of the loaves, and not to desire
things that are temporal, but for things that are everlasting. And
those things, my friends, come from Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
Our Walk on Water Bible study on the Jesus walk on water Bible story
reveals that we need to hold on tight to our faith during our own storms
which we encounter on the Christian walk.
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