And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea.
Matthew 14:25 KJV
I write in a recovery period from a very deep trial where I saw death close up. I was literally thrown because I had a programme to travel to the USA today precisely, and this is a process where God will reveal a greater purpose.
The first thing to note is that Jesus is coming to us in the realm of the miraculous. This is that season. This is that Kairos. When Jesus comes to us He comes to show us His power over nature. Nature can sometimes tell us it has authority over our life, at times it seems it does, in what we have seen in Australia with the Bush fires. And in the Phillipines with the volcanic eruptions. It seems that nature can inflict a sudden turn of events which we have no power to respond. Jesus however walks upon these waters to say; “Have faith in Me, I have power to walk above all instability.”
And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water.
Matthew 14:28 KJV
Peter is so bold, that he surmised that if it is Jesus who He knows then surely Jesus would give him opportunity to walk where He walks! That we would today challenge Jesus to open this miraculous realm to us today.
29. And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.
Matthew 14:28-29 KJV
Jesus loves saying “come” to us. Contrast this with Revelation 22.16 when both the Spirit and the Bride say “Come”. We distinguish a distinct context between the two, one being Jesus saying to us “Come” and this in itself is a open door into the miraculous in a determined walk we need to walk out, even if there are storms to negotiate. In Revelation the cry is not just for us to walk with Christ in the miraculous but walk with Him in His fulness to install His Eternal Kingdom in fullness.
But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.
Matthew 14:30 KJV
There is only one enemy we need to win over to stay walking over our “sea” and that is our weakness in becoming afraid. Fear is the only thing that can bring us out of the miraculous realm of God.
And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?
Matthew 14:31 KJV
What is Jesus’ response to our fear? He immediately stretches forth His hand and lifts up Peter. He exhorts Peter to take note of the faith he needed and we need to walk in the same place that Jesus walks. So if Jesus lifts up Peter, so He also lifts us up. It can come in prayer, a Scripture, a person who comes to help.
We cannot criticise Peter because he has the boldness to go out of the boat, and he displays a weakness common to us all.
And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased. Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God.
Matthew 14:32-33 KJV
Jesus will cause us in the miraculous walk, sustained by prayer and His Word, bring us to a ship, of our safety, our provision, our transport, to be where we need to be. In that moment the winds will cease because they can no longer reach us. Then we shall see Him as the Son of God, who walks above all, who tells us to join Him in that place. Ephesians 2.6 says we are seated with Him in heavenly places , so this is an absolute position of every saint, and it progressively manifests as we walk with Him in the place He walks.
May we all come to His Boat of safety and worship.