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verse 49...But when they saw him walking upon sea, they supposed it had been a spirit, and cried out:
verse 50...For they all saw him, and were troubled. And immediately he talked with them, and saith unto them, Be of good cheer: it is I: be not afraid.
MIRACLES In Water, Sinking Miraculously Prevented
verse 51...And he went up unto them into ship; and wind ceased: and they were sore amazed in themselves beyond measures, and wondered.
MIRACLES In The Upper Regions, & In The Atmospher. Tempest Stilled
A little history on The Book "Gospel of Matthew was written by Apostle in Hebrew and in Palestine in first century. It was written for Jewish converts, to show them in Jesus of Nazareth Messiah of Old Testament whom they expected. It is pervaded by one priniciple, fulfillment of Law and of Messianic prophecies in person of Jesus.
The Power of Almighty God worked in Jesus and still does today. Even today, Jesus is "upholding all things by word of his power" (Hebrews 1:3).
If Jesus is with us and we are with Him, then we have no reason to be gripped by fear. He is powerful enough and wise enough to handle any situation we may be facing. Like Paul, we should be able to declare, "I can do all things through Christ which strengthen me" (Phillippians 4:13).
A Sudden Storm comes up. While all of this was taking place, Jesus was asleep. The boat was tossing widly, and waves were splashing water.
Mark 8:23: And when he was entered into a ship, his disciples followed him.
Mark 8:24: And, behold, there arose a great tempest in sea, insomuch that ship was covered with waves: but he was asleep.
The disciples realized that such a storm as this they felt a little in danger. Yes, Jesus could turn water into wine, HE could heal all kinds of diseases, HE could expel demons from people and all would be made whole. The disciples hope was in Jesus, so they went to Jesus to wake HIM up.
Mark 8:25: And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish.
Mark 8:26: And he said unto them. Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked winds and th sea; and there was a great calm.
No manner of man could command winds and sea to obey. Only God Almighty can do this. The disciples "little faith" was being molded into learning even greater truth about Jesus and HIS Power Over Storms, Demons and Human Nature.
Matthew 8:27: But men marveled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even winds and sea obey him!
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