Jesus Had Authority Over Nature

Daily God Walk for Monday, May 3, 2010

Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm. The men were amazed and asked, “What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!                  – Matthew 8:26-27

 Do you know the difference between Moses parting the sea, Jesus walking on the sea and Jesus calming the seas?  Moses did not part the sea, he simply submitted to God’s authority. God had told him to stretch out his rod and hold it over the sea, he did and the waters parted. Moses obeyed God and God parted the water. Jesus did walk on the sea and he did calm the sea.

How did Jesus do that? There is really only one way; he had the authority to command the elements to obey him. In John 1 it is written, “Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.” Creation dripped from his fingers and worlds were born at his command as he stood on the balcony of heaven declaring it to be.

How did Jesus have the authority to command the elements to obey him? He had created them. At some point in eternity, as the hand of God outstretched, the divine person which existed in man Jesus simply spoke the worlds into existence. In eternity before time he was the Word, the expression of the Almighty God.

The Word was not separate from God, neither was the Word another God; The Word itself was and is God. Jesus, the one John calls the Word made flesh, came to earth with the authority to access all the resources of heaven. When Jesus spoke the very Word of God proceeded from him for he himself was that Word.

“What kind of man was this?” is the question his disciples asked. He was a man who was God; he was a man born of woman by divine will; he was man, yet so much more than men. He chose to submit his deity to become a man, a man sent from God to redeem men.

He submitted his form as God to become in form a man; yet he was the manifest Word of God. When he spoke God was speaking.

 Principle:  When Jesus spoke God was speaking.

 Affirmation:  I am redeemed by the living Word of God.

 Prayer: Father God, I thank you for the Word, your Word who came to man as a man so that we could know you as redeemer. Amen.

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