TOPIC: JESUS MIGHTY POWER
Read: Matthew 14:22-33
22 Immediately Jesus made His disciples get into the boat and go before Him to the other side, while He sent the multitudes away.
23 And when He had sent the multitudes away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray. Now when evening came, He was alone there.
24 But the boat was now in the middle of the sea, a tossed by the waves, for the wind was contrary.
25 Now in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them, walking on the sea.
26 And when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out for fear.
27 But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid.”
28 And Peter answered Him and said, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.”
29 So He said, “Come.” And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus.
30 But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, b he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, “Lord, save me!”
31 And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?”
32 And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased.
33 Then those who were in the boat came and worshiped Him, saying, “Truly You are the Son of God.” Many Touch Him and Are Made Well
And in the fourth watch [between 3:00—6:00 a.m.] of the night, Jesus came to them, walking on the sea. (Matthew 14:25)
A seasoned minister of the Gospel, Gordon Lindsay (1906-1973), prophesied thus: Does it look like a small thing to you that God should give to man The Power of Ascension for the blessing and glory of His saints? And for them to use to confront the powers of darkness and the various unavoidable challenges of their time that they may/will encounter in the Christian race?
This power will help them to overcome ONLY if received, taken and used appropriately. How they use this power also will/shall be seen and known in their lives and time and ministries whether they are overcomes or they will be overcomed. Prepare therefore to be an overcomer,for that is the secret of my own sons.
There was once a serious threat to the existence of Jesus disciples; and indirectly, a challenge to the authority and lordship of the LORD. In the darkest hour of that trial, the Lord Jesus Christ was seen walking on the same sea of their trouble! A sure sign that He is ever on top of every situation!
This He has proven severally before and after this particular incident. Firstly, in a most critical time of His; by fighting, overcoming, and putting Satan to fight by the Word of God (Matt 4v1-11). Secondly, in the Synagogue; He walked through the midst of His attempted killer unharmed (Lk.4:29,30)!
Thirdly, while asleep in a boat during a deadly storm; there He arose and rebuked the storm (Lk.8:22-25).
Jesus earlier asserts that none can take His life from Him. He has the unquestionable power to lay it down and take it back.
This He did perfectly she He rose from the dead, confounding even the best of military guards (Maty.28v1-4). Furthermore, He entered through the walls of the “hidding place” of His fear-gripped disciples after His resurrection (Jn.20v19).
The dangers of our time are real and we must be protected all round, especially if we are to fulfil the Great Commission to reach ALL the world with the Gospel. Receive The Power of ASCENSION today, in Jesus name. Amen.
1. Lord, thank You for the end-time blessings and glory You have prepared for us.
2. We receive the power of ASCENSION and Your total protection over all the dangers of our time, in the name of Jesus.
3. We rise above the Devil and all his wicked hosts, on the wings of our resurrected Lord, in the name of Jesus.
EXTRA READING FOR TODAY:
Ezra 2:30 – 4:9, Acts 10:44 – 11:17
HAVE A LOVELY FRIDAY…………..SHALOM