“Who Then Is This…?”

July 12, 2017

“Who Then Is This…?”

Blessings folk!

“Who then is this…?”
That is the question.

Jesus was speaking in parables.
He was teaching.

Remember, in Mark 4:1 Jesus had used a boat as a platform.
Apparently He was still in the boat.

Watch what happens next…

Mar 4:35-41

On that day, when evening came, He said to them, “Let us go over to the other side.”

Leaving the crowd, they took Him along with them in the boat, just as He was;
and other boats were with Him.

And there arose a fierce gale of wind,
and the waves were breaking over the boat so much that the boat was already filling up.

Jesus Himself was in the stern, asleep on the cushion;
and they woke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?”

And He got up and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Hush, be still.”
And the wind died down and it became perfectly calm.

And He said to them, “Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?”

They became very much afraid and said to one another,
“Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey Him?”

At the end of the day, at evening, the Lord requested that they go to the other side - the other side of the lake.

So, they took Him along in the boat, “just as He was…”, an interesting phrase that arrested my attention this morning. It simply means that He/they went that moment. He was already in the boat. He was prepared. He was not encumbered with the things of the world. Jesus was ready in season/out of season for what Father told Him to do.

So should we be.

You read/know the story.

As they went a fierce storm arose.

The source of the storm?
We are not told.
Perhaps just the natural hydrological cycle of a rebellious, judged creation…
Perhaps an attack by the evil one…he does such… see Job.
Perhaps sent by Father for His glory…

Jesus’ reaction to the storm?
Questioned the men as to why they were afraid…where was their faith.

The men in the boat(s) reaction?
Lack of faith…did they even know that faith played a role in such a situation? Do we know?
Accusation - “…do You not care that we are perishing?”

Jesus’ response?
“Hush, be still”
Peace, be still.

The men’s response?
Wonder of Who Jesus was.

The men feared the situation and circumstance.
The Lord calls for faith in all situations, not fear.

We are not to fear.
We are to live by/in faith.

Who then is this?
The Creator.
The Savior.
The Most High God.
The source of Faith.

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