And the same day, when the even was come, he saith unto them, Let us pass over unto the other side. And when they had sent away the multitude, they took him even as he was in the ship. And there were also with him other little ships. And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full. Mark 4:35-37
One of the great demonstrations of Jesus deity is when he calmed the storm. There are many people, even today, who still believe that Jesus was only a man, or that he was only a prophet. Yet Jesus fully demonstrated that he has all power and authority over the supernatural and the natural world.
After teaching to massive crowds, Jesus and his disciples decided to get on a boat to cross the sea of Galilee, what’s important to note is Jesus was crossing the sea to preach to Gentiles. Why is this significant? Because the New Covenant is all about making us Children of God, Jew and Gentile, One Covenant under God
As they were crossing the sea of Galilee , a major storm broke out, causing some of his disciples to question their faith. Does that sound familiar? Often when life gets tough, that is when our faith is truly tested!
And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish? And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith? Mark 4:38-40
After a long day of teaching, Jesus decided to take a nap, well his disciples were furious with him! How can you take a nap while we almost perish! Does this sound familiar in our own lives? When a storm of life arises, what do we do? We get angry at God, we blam him for all our troubles.
Jesus got up and rebuked the storm and it ceased immediately. Jesus demonstrated his power and authority as Lord of Lords. This is a demonstration of the New Covenant. A covenant with Christ with power and authority!
Why are you so fearful? Jesus asked his disciples, maybe Jesus is asking you this today also, why are you so fearful? Where is your faith? These words pierce the hearts of all believers. Jesus is questioning our faith!
And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him? Mark 4:41
Who is this man, that even sea obeys him? Jesus Christ demonstrated his power and authority over the natural and supernatural, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Every knee will bow and tongue will confess that Christ is Lord over all things Amen!