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Luke 8:22-25 (KJV) 22 Now it came to pass on a certain day, that he went into a ship with his disciples: and he said unto them, Let us go over unto the other side of the lake. And they launched forth.
23 But as they sailed he fell asleep: and there came down a storm of wind on the lake; and they were filled with water, and were in jeopardy.
24 And they came to him, and awoke him, saying, Master, master, we perish. Then he arose, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water: and they ceased, and there was a calm.
25 And he said unto them, Where is your faith? And they being afraid wondered, saying one to another, What manner of man is this! for he commandeth even the winds and water, and they obey him.


THIS EVENT IS RECORDED IN MARK4 AND IN MATTHEW 8

LUKE IN HIS GOSPEL RECORDED EVENTS IN NO CRONOLOGICAL ORDER BUT WAS ARRANGING HIS MATERIAL THEMATICALLY.

MARK SAYS THIS EVENT HAPPENED ON THE EVENING THAT JESUS TAUGHT SEVERAL PARABLES INCLUDING THE PARABLE OF THE SOILS.

MATTHEW RECORDS THAT AFTER EATING A MEAL THEY GOT IN THE BOAT IN THE EVENING.

MARK RECORDS THAT THERE WERE OTHER SMALL BOATS ACCOMPANING THE ONE JESUS WAS IN. HIS DISCIPLES HERE WERE MORE THAN JUST THE 12, AND SOME OF THEM WERE NOT BELIEVERS YET. WE KNOW THAT JUDAS WOULD NEVER BE A BELIEVER



THEY GOT IN THE BOATS NEAR CAPERNAUM ON THE NORTH WESTERN SHORE OF SEA OF GALILEE. AND JESUS WANTED TO GO TO THE OTHER SIDE FOR 2 REASONS.

THESE TWO REASONS WILL SHOW US WHO JESUS REALLY IS. ALL HUMAN AND ALL GOD

JESUS AS A HUMAN WAS PHYSICALLY EXHAUSTED

23 But as they sailed he fell asleep: and there came down a storm of wind on the lake; and they were filled with water, and were in jeopardy.
24 And they came to him, and awoke him, saying

THEY WERE IN A SAIL BOAT THAT THEY COULD ROW... THIS WAS A STORM OF WIND THAT CAME DOWN ON THE LAKE



THE SEA OF GALILEE IS REALLY A LAKE THAT IS 13 MILES WIDE AND 7 MILES LONG. THIS LAKE IS THE LOWEST BODY OF FRESH WATER ON THE PLANET. 680 FT BELOW SEA LEVEL.

THERE ARE STEEP HILLS ON ALL SIDES. STORMS WOULD BLOW UP FAST ESPECIALLY FROM THE EASTERN SIDE COMING OFF THE DESERT. THIS IS A LARGE PLATEAU REGION. THE WINDS WOULD BLOW DOWN IN TO THE VALLEY WHERE THE LAKE IS GOING THROUGH THE RAVENES AND CANYONS GETTING TO THE LAKE THE WINDS ACCELERATE AND WHIP UP MASSIVE WAVES.. 1992 THERE WERE 10 FT WAVES IN A STORM



JESUS WAS EXHAUSTED IN THE REAR OF THE BOAT SLEEPING SOUNDLY AS THE BOAT WAS FILLING WITH WATER. THERE WAS MUST HUSTLE AND BUSTLE GOING ON IN THE BOAT AND JESUS WAS ASLEEP. UNCONCERNED AND FULL OF FAITH.



THE OTHER REASON WAS FOR A DIVINE APPOINTMENT WITH A COUPLE OF MEN WHO WERE FILLED WITH DEMONS. JESUS WAS TRAVELING TO THE OTHER SIDE TO REST FROM THE CROWDS AND PREACHING AND WAS GOING TO START A REVIVAL ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE LAKE. THE EVANGELIST FOR THE REVIVAL WAS TO BE THE DEMONIAC MAN.

Luke 8:27 (KJV) 27 And when he went forth to land, there met him out of the city a certain man, which had devils long time, and ware no clothes, neither abode in any house, but in the tombs.








WHEN JESUS GOT IN THE BOAT HE WAS ALL GOD KNOW WHERE HE WAS GOING AND WHO HE WOULD MEET AND EVEN THAT THERE WOULD BE A STORM BLOW UP WHILE THEY WERE IN THE BOAT. HE HAD A DIVINE MEETING SO HE KNOW HE WOULD GET THERE.



THE DISCIPLES DIDN'T KNOWN OF THE DIVINE APPOINTMENT OR OF THE IMPENDING STORM

JESUS AS GOD WHEN HE WAS AWAKENED BY THEM SAYS WHERE IS YOUR FAITH?

24 And they came to him, and awoke him, saying, Master, master, we perish. Then he arose, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water: and they ceased, and there was a calm.
25 And he said unto them, Where is your faith?







JESUS WAS CALM BEFORE THE STORM. HE COULD HAVE SAID WELL LET'S WAIT TILL TOMORROW TO GO TO GENESERET. HE DIDN'T.

HE COULD HAVE SAID LET'S GO BUT I WILL WATCH AND WARN YOU BECAUSE THE STORM IS COMING.

HE SHOWED HIS DISCIPLES CALM FAITH IN GOD.



MATTHEW AND MARK RECORDS THEM ADDRESSING JESUS WHEN ASLEEP AS TEACHER AND LORD. I BELIEVE HE HAD SEVERAL OF THOSE WHO CAME TO HIM AT THE POINT THEY WERE ABOUT TO SINK, ALL SPEAKING AT ONCE. ALL DESPERATE FOR HELP AND SALVATION FROM THE STORM



JESUS SHOWED THEM CALM DURING THE STORM AND REBUKED THE WIND AND THE WAVES. I KNOW FIRST HAND THAT GOD AND STOP THE WIND. I ALSO KNOW THAT IF YOU CREATE A GREAT WAVE IN THE WATER IT HAS TO RUN OUT BUT JESUS STOPPED THE WIND AND THE WAVES IN THE SAME INSTANCE.. MATTHEW AND MARK INCLUDE THE ADJECTIVE MEGAS IN DESCRIBING THE CALM. A GREAT CALM.

NOW COMES THE QUESTION WHERE IS YOUR FAITH?



NOW COMES THE STORM AFTER THE CALM

24 And they came to him, and awoke him, saying, Master, master, we perish. Then he arose, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water: and they ceased, and there was a calm.
25 And he said unto them, Where is your faith? And they being afraid wondered, saying one to another, What manner of man is this! for he commandeth even the winds and water, and they obey him.

AT THE STORM THEY BELIEVED THEY MIGHT DIE BUT AFTER THE CALM THEY WERE AFRAID AT THE REVEALING OF THE POWER OF GOD IN THE SON OF GOD. WHOM SOME OF THEM BELIEVED TO ONLY BE A MAN. EVEN AFTER THEY HAD SEEN MANY MIRACLES THEY WERE NOT READY FOR THIS . THE OTHER MIRACLES ALL INVOLVED OTHER PEOPLE THAT WERE HEALED OR DEMONS CAST OUT OF.

THIS MIRACLE EFFECTED THEM








THE LESSONS TO HIS DISCIPLES IN THIS IS THAT THEY WERE TO TRUST THE LORD EVEN IN THE MOST DANGEROUS , SEVERE, THREATENING CIRCUMSTANCES. PETER LEARNED THIS

1 Peter 5:7 (KJV) 7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.





I DON'T KNOW ALL OF WHAT TRIALS YOU ARE FACING NOW, I KNOW OF SOME OF THE TRIALS. BUT IN ALL OF THEM REGARDLESS OF THE INTENSITY OR DANGET WE MUST HAVE FAITH.



OUR FAITH MUST BE IN OUR LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST THE FAITHFUL



IF YOU DON'T KNOW JESUS AS YOUR LORD AND SAVIOR YOU NEED TO TODAY.



5 QUESTIONS HAVE YOU EVER TOLD A LIE? IF YES SCRIPTURE SAYS ALL LIARS WILL HAVE THEIR PLACE IN THE LAKE OF FIRE, HELL!



HAVE YOU EVER STOLEN ANY THING AT ALL REGARDLESS OF VALUE?



HAVE YOU USED GOD'S NAME AS A CURSE WORD? THIS IS BLASPHEMY!



AFTER ONLY 3 OF THE 10 COMMANDMENTS HOW ARE YOU DOING? MOST ARE GUILTY BY NOW.

YOU HAVE TO STAND BEFORE GOD AND BE JUDGED BY THE 10 COMMANDMENTS. ARE YOU GUILTY OR INNOCENT?



WOULD YOU GO TO HEAVEN OR HELL? YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO TO HELL! OUR GUILT IS WHY JESUS CAME TO THE EARTH TO BE THE PERFECT PERMANENT SACRIFICE FOR OUR SIN..

BY HIS SHED BLOOD GOD'S WRATH AGAINST SIN IS SATISFIED AND WE CAN HAVE OUR SENTENCE FOR OUR SIN SATISFIED BY JESUS PAYMENT FOR OUR SIN.

YOU MUST REPENT OR TURN AWAY FROM YOU SINS AND ASK JESUS TO FORGIVE YOUR SINS. HE WILL. HE WILL DECLARE YOU FOREVER ACCEPTABLE TO GOD THE FATHER AND GIVE YOU THE HOLY SPIRIT TO LIVE IN YOU TO HELP YOU LIVE YOU LIFE HONORING GOD AND UNDERSTANDING THE SCRIPTURE.



I URGE IF YOU HAVEN'T YET TO TRUST JESUS AS YOUR LORD AND SAVIOR.


 
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