Wednesday, May 13 2020
UNLESS YOU GET OUT OF THE BOAT!
And Peter answered Jesus and said, "Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water." Matthew 14:28
The boat the disciples were in was being tossed by stormy seas when Jesus appeared walking on the water. When the disciples saw Him they were fearful and they cried out, but Jesus said to them, "Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid."
Peter cried out to Jesus and asked to come to Him on the sea and Jesus said, "Come." Now everyone knows it is physically impossible for a human being to walk on water, isn't it? Well how in the world will you ever know until you get out of the boat! People today in the body of Christ are scared to death to get out of their comfortable padded pews of complacency and walk on the supernatural waters of this life!
Jesus said that nothing would be impossible to them that believe, but there always requires that first step of faith to see the power of God manifest. Peter believed he could walk on water and so he did because Jesus said he could, that is until he took his eyes off of Him and set his gaze on the stormy seas and he sank! So we too will sink if we take our eyes off of Jesus because we are also in a storm of a world-wide pandemic that is paralyzing people with fear!
And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus. But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, "Lord save me!" Matthew 14:30
For the past few hundred years the body of Christ, through tradition, doctrines of men and demons and a lack of sound biblical training have become comfortable in their boats of complacency! Tucked away on Sunday in their little lifeboats, the church of Jesus Christ has been lulled to sleep by generations of untrained professional clergy, filled with fear, doubt and unbelief.
The church has always meant to be a great sailing ship, manned by the body of Christ, Captained by the Lord Himself and steered by the Holy Spirit, blown about by the breath of life to save those who are drowning in sin! Never meant to be tied up to a dock or anchored in a harbor, but meant to sail the world in search of the lost, dying, demonized and wounded who would make Jesus their Lord and join His crew!
If you are born again, Spirit filled, new creations in Christ, you will have to get out of your comfort zones and be blown about by the wind of God's Spirit, so set your sails for the supernatural life of God's miraculous destiny He has in store for you! Heal the sick, cast out demons, raise the dead, and if the Lord says, "Come!" Walk on water!
"The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit." John 3:8
Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin
Be sure and check out my devotional teaching on "Love" on our website now that is a testimony of my journey with Jesus over the past forty years. In them you will read of how the Lord led me to heal the sick, cast out demons and even raise the dead! I dared to get out of the boat and walk in His divine destiny for my life to see the miraculous and it is His desire as well as mine for you to also walk in the supernatural life that God has for each and everyone of you!