My Lord Walks on Water
Dec 26, 2014 3261
Now in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them, walking on the sea. – Matt. 14:25
The act of Jesus walking on water in the middle of a storm literally showed that he was above all nature – that was Lord of nature.
However the act of Jesus walking on water spiritually showed that he was above all of humanity, and above every earthly ruler and nation.
One of the symbolic meanings of waters in Scripture is people and the governments of this earth. In the book of Revelation, the prophet is told,
Then the angel said to me, “The waters you saw, where the prostitute sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations and languages. – John 17:15
The people and nations on earth can angrily flow and clash just like turbulent waters in a storm, so this is appropriate symbolism.
That’s why in Revelation, God also reveals to us that the only sea in heaven is a sea of glass – perfectly smooth, perfectly peaceful. Our societies and governments are far from that today.
By Jesus walking on the stormy water, he demonstrated that he is the Prince of Peace (Isa 9:6) and Lord over all of humanity – King of Kings and Lord of Lords (1 Tim 6:15; Rev 19:16). Every crown and every government on earth belongs to him. Jesus Christ claims dominion not only over every square inch of this planet, but he also claims rulership over every person here on earth. And that means you and me as well.
When Jesus walked on water he was anticipating the revelation of his identity and of his salvation that would only be fully manifested at Calvary and on resurrection morning. Then, all the powers of darkness were defeated by the power of his love.
What happened when Jesus walked off the water and got into the boat with the disciples is telling:
Then those who were in the boat came and worshiped Him, saying, “Truly You are the Son of God.” – John 14:25.
The Bible tells us that one day the entire world will acknowledge Jesus as the Son of God. It is a key part of the end game of the gospel.
We can either choose to acknowledge him in faith or in fear. In faith there is salvation, but in fear there is only condemnation.
Jesus invites us to accept him and worship him as the Son of God today.
Jesus walked on water so that his followers might know that they could trust him. Peter tried to walk on water (Matt 14:28–30), but he was only successful while he looked to and trusted entirely in Jesus. In the end, he cried out, “Lord, save me!” In this life, this will often be our cry as well.
Still, we must remember that it is Jesus who walks above the troubles of your life. Every power and every dominion is under his feet. No matter what trials and problems may come our way, we must remember that our Lord walks on water.
He walks on water so that by faith you may walk on water too – today by faith in imperfect anticipation of the glories of heaven, but one day in the perfection of glory in Christ’s kingdom made new.
– Eliezer Gonzalez