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Jesus Walks On The Water

January 15, 2022

JESUS WALKS ON THE WATER Matthew 14:26-27

v[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.


Here's another miracle. This is a real miracle. This is not a vision. This is Jesus, the God-man, not a dream, not an apparition, not some environmental phenomena or some Satanic delusion. This is Jesus. This is Jesus literally walking on top of the raging sea. Do you know how he did it? I do. And I have absolutely no doubt in my mind that he did do it. Jesus has authority. He has authority over everybody and over everything. Scripture tells us that. We could go back over Matthew 8-9, the miracle chapters, but we don’t need to. Jesus is the Lord of earth and heaven, isn’t He? Jesus is the Lord of the natural and the supernatural, isn’t He? He has authority over time and eternity, over life and death, over sickness and disease. He has authority over the supernatural world, the demon spirits, remember? He has authority over unclean spirits, and they obey him. He has authority over heaven and over hell. He has authority over our destiny. What does Jesus say in Matthew 28:18? “All authority is given unto me in heaven and on earth.” Walking on water would not be difficult Him. The disciples were terrified. What did Jesus do?


[27] But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid.


One particularly important thing in v27 … Jesus says “It is I.” That’s the English. The Greek says “I am.” “I am,” is the personal name of God. Jehovah, or Yahweh, is the OT rendering in Hebrew for the personal name of God, which means “I am.” “I am” is the literal rendering of the Greek in Matthew’s quotation. How did God give His name to Moses when he asked? “I am that I am.” Jesus links himself with the God who in the Old Testament miraculously delivered his people again and again and again. Jesus was demonstrating his deity by walking on the water. Jesus said literally, and this is a paraphrase, “’I am’ is with you. Do not be afraid.” How comforting that should have been.


We mentioned Matthew 28:18 earlier. He goes on to say in v20, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. Amen. Can it get any better than that? Have a blessed week.


Pastor Greg