Jesus walked on water
Among the other miracles which Jesus did, like healing the sick and bringing the dead back to life, walking on water is considered one of the great miracles of Jesus. Many magicians have tried and some even succeeded to show people that they can walk on water but they succeeded in creating the illusion of walking on water, not really walking on it.
Some people think walking on water proved Jesus was God - that is a wrong thinking. Walking on water did prove Jesus as Son of God and not God; for as God the Son that feat was not even a speck of dust to what God can do. Note Jesus did not only walk on water but also made Peter to walk on water. For this He did not do an impartation of power but confirmed by faith Peter was able to walk on water.
It is sad when people run after miracles and in the process they lose the ability to perform them.
The Greek word 'semeion' translated as miracle simply means sign. A miracle is not a great thing but simply a sign. This sign causes wonder among people because they do not see such signs, and they do not see these sign because they are far from God. Like walking on water, Jesus also transfigured to show us that He is Son of God. Jesus as Son of God is confused with Jesus as God the Son who humbled and came as man. The man Jesus as Son of God meant He had overcome sin and since He had no sin in Him the image of God was perfect in Him. It was because of this image of God that these signs happened. Jesus told us when we follow Him signs will follow us. In John it is written Jesus came to give us power (the Holy Spirit) to become Sons of God. Paul states those who are led by the Spirit become Sons of God. In simple words it means by the Spirit of God Jesus was not only born perfect (without sin since His earthly father was the Holy Spirit and sins come from the father to the child and only from mother to child if the mother and father have copulated - become one), Jesus was also kept free of sin by the power (working) of the Holy Spirit.
We need to understand the more we let the Holy Spirit work in us the more we will see signs happening around us and through us. They are just a confirmation of our becoming (in process) Sons of God. As we grow into becoming Sons of God signs or miracles are but natural. People run after miracle and in the process do not let the Spirit of God to work in them and thus lose on the power to do such miracles.
Signs or miracles can also happen in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, so it is not necessary that signs and miracles are a confirmation of our spiritual growth. But consistent miracles or signs do confirm spiritual growth, but note these signs do not need to be just healings for healings can be caused by the gift of healing of the Holy Spirit and may necessarily not reflex spiritual growth.
Let us be a power house of miracles and not beggars of miracles every time praying for them, let us surrender to the Holy Spirit and allow Him to change us from inside. Jesus said we would be able to do far greater miracles than He did as man on earth for He knew that the Holy Spirit will work in a far greater way in the later days.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, as man You made us in your image, even though we were made in the flesh, flesh had no hold on us. It was only after sin bound us to this flesh we became aware of our nakedness since we lost your Righteousness and the Truth. It is only by the working of the Holy Spirit we can regain the Truth and thus receive your Righteousness. Lord, You came as man to pay the price for the wrath of God to be turned away from man and that we receive your Spirit. Holy Spirit, work in us and make us like Jesus so that signs follow us and You be glorified...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
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.
16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
19 So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.
20 And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.
John 1:12 - But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, to them that believe on his name:
13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.
20 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,
21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
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