“Truly You are the Son of God”

November 16, 2017

Matthew 14:32-33

And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down. 33Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”

“Truly You are the Son of God”

Our scripture today is taken as an excerpt out of the account of Peter asking to walk on the water when they are out in the boat and Jesus comes to them in the storm.  Peter has just attempted to come to Jesus, but then the fear of his surroundings robbed his faith and he began to sink.  Jesus catches and lifts him up, correcting him because his big faith quickly became little.  They climb into the boat and the wind dies down.  Suddenly the intensity of the revelation that this is the Christ comes upon them and they worship him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.” 

There are so many times we are like Peter in that we are built up in our faith.  We believe and have confidence, but then when we take that bold step to come to Him in that faith, all of hell seems to rage against us.  This is a time when peripheral vision isn’t good, because in these times we can only be looking upon Jesus.  In our distraction, fear, doubt and unbelief are trying desperately through our circumstances to capture our heart.  If they can get a hold on us, they can pull us out of the supernatural back into the realm of the natural.  John 4:4 says, “Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.”

We have all heard the expression, “comfortable in our own skin.”  For those of us who are in Christ, this is not where we want to be.  We must become comfortable in His skin and He must be comfortable in ours, because our identity is not in us, it is in Him.  Isn’t it amazing to get the revelation that the Lord of the universe is under your skin?  When we catch the revelation of who He really is in us what can we do but worship Him? As we begin to get our eyes off of our natural man and see our identity in Him we will see the authority that is at work within us.  When we see that moving and working through us, we will be like the disciples saying, “Truly this is the Son of God.”  We know it didn’t come out of who we were; it will come out of who we are in Him.  1 John 4:12 says, “No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.”  Then John goes on in verses 17-18 to say, “ In this way, love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the Day of Judgment, because in this world we are like him. 18There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.”  We are standing in the day of judgement, but God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of confidence in His love.  As love dispels all fear it generates great faith.  As we walk in the power of His love, His life becomes evident in us.  Heaven and earth will bow before the authority that is operating in that life and that love. 

We are not unlike Peter, fledgling baby birds trying to find our wings underneath us.  Our destiny is not to remain in the nest of earthly contentment and gain, but to fly in the heavenlies and know the wind of God’s Spirit beneath us, lifting us up into His glory and likeness. 

Friends these are exciting days.  They are not days to be feared for the people that know their God and who they are in Him, but our faith is being continually stretched as we are forced to step into the places where we have never had to tread before.  This is a new day, new experiences and day when we must have great faith operating out of love.  Know that the Son of God has come to us in the storm.  He ultimately stills the winds around us. 

Let us truly worship You Lord, for “Truly You are the Son of God”.

 

Blessings,

#kent

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