The Ministry Years: – 23rd Miracle-   A word of Knowledge – theunfetteredpreacher 

Mark 6:45-53. Matthew 14:22-33

He had just fed the 5,000, yet they still couldn’t believe.   I have a few points to make.

Mark 6:45-52 (KJV)

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.

46 And when he had sent them away, he departed into a mountain to pray.

47 And when even was come, the ship was in the midst of the sea, and he alone on the land.

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.

49 But when they saw him, walking upon the sea, they supposed it had been a spirit, and cried out:

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.

(Matthew 14:28-32)
(28 And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water.
29 And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.
30 But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.
31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?
32 And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased
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Mark 6:51-52

51 And he went up unto them into the ship; and the wind ceased: and they were sore amazed in themselves beyond measure, and wondered.

52 For they considered not the miracle of the loaves: for their heart was hardened.
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straightway:

It is funny how far our faith has fallen.  When we lay hands on the sick, do we really expect instant healing?

No we don’t believe.   He said if we did, the sick would be healed, the dead raised, the lame to walk.

Immediately and straightway were the normal, healed, when Jesus was present.  That it isan’t the expected today, brings into question,  is Jesus truely  present,  in our lives?

These signs shall follow those who believe.”

Straightway,  Jesus sent His Disciples to cross the water while He, went up the mountain to

he saw them:  

Jesus alone, on the mountain, had a Word of Knowledge, or a vision,  He saw them struggling to cross the water.  It was during the forth watch.  (3 to 6 am)
 he cometh unto them, walking upon the sea,  and would have passed by them:

Jesus and Peter, both walk on water.  Matthew adds the news about Peter.  Peter took his eyes off Jesus, saw his circumstances and cried out for help.  Mark states they thought they saw a spirit.

Jesus is always just a call away, whether for Salvation,  Healing, Provision….  Jesus is always within range to help.

went up unto them, the wind ceased:  they were sore amazed.

So sad, such a short memory.

For they considered not the miracle of the loaves: for their heart was hardened.

How soon we forget the miracle of Salvation.  We really don’t trust Him for much past that. Our hearts are hardened?

How?  Why?  

We do not, study to show ourselves approved, we don’t, fast and pray, just to be closer to Him, to Know Him better, to learn how to love Him.

(Matthew 14:33)

Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God.

Help us to Worship You, to recognize:  thou art the Son of God.

Lord, draw us close, help us to Know You, Walk with You, to Do Your Will.   Amen
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Matthew 14:22-33 (KJV)

22 And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while he sent the multitudes away.

23 And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone.

24 But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary.

25 And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea.

26 And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear.

27 But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.

28 And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water.

29 And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.

30 But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.

31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?

32 And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased.

33 Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God.

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