When the storm arose on the Sea of Galilee, it often came without warning. In Mark 4:35-41 and Matthew 8:23-27 there are Biblical Words of Comfort.
When the storm arose on the Sea of Galilee, it often came without warning. In Mark 4:35-41 and Matthew 8:23-27 there are Biblical Words of Comfort and Promises.
A little history on The Book "Gospel of Mark": The Gospel was written under the sanction of Peter. He scarely refers to the Old Testament and the word law does not once occur. In some reference books it is stated that this Gospel was meant for for use amongst Gentiles. It was written about 30 years after the death of Jesus Christ. It is the history of the war of Jesus against sin and evil in the world during the time that he dwelt as a Man among men.
Jesus Disciples went with HIM in taking a ship ride to the other side of the Sea of Galilee. Jesus goes below deck and goes to sleep. A Storm comes up right away and HIS Disciples were threatened. HIS Disciples let a panic attack take them over and called out to Jesus, "Teacher do you not care that we are perishing?" Jesus arises from sleep and speaks to the wind and sea, "Peace, Be Still!"
THE PROMISE: Safety From ALL Harm & Danger
Mark 4:40...And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?
verse 35...And the same day, when the even was come, he saith unto them, Let us pass over unto the other side.
verse 36...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.
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verse 37...And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full.
Ships & navigations - storms
verse 38...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?
verse 39...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.
verse 40...And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?
verse 41...And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?
MIRACLES - In The Upper Regions & In The Atomosphere - Tempest Stilled
verse 45...And straightway he constrained his disciples to get into the ship, and to go to the other side before unto Bethsaida, while he sent away the people.
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verse 46...And when he had sent them away, he departed into a mountain to pray.
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verse 47...And when even was come, the ship was in the midst of the sea, and he alone on the land.
Ships & Navigation, Working Ship
verse 48...And he saw them toiling in rowing; for the wind was contrary unto them: and about the fourth watch of the night he cometh unto them, walking upon the sea, and would have passed by them.
MIRACLES In Water, Sinking Miraculously Prevented, Ships & Navigation, Working Ship
verse 49...But when they saw him walking upon the 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 the ship; and the 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 the Apostle in Hebrew and in Palestine in the first century. It was written for Jewish converts, to show them in Jesus of Nazareth the Messiah of the Old Testament whom they expected. It is pervaded by one priniciple, the fulfillment of the Law and of the Messianic prophecies in the person of Jesus.
The Power of Almighty God worked in Jesus and still does today. Even today, Jesus is "upholding all things by the 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 the 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 the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the 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 the winds and th sea; and there was a great calm.
No manner of man could command the 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 the men marveled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!
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