Monday, September 8, 2014

Why were the disciples TERRIFIED when Yeshua stilled the wind and sea?

Why were the disciples TERRIFIED when Yeshua stilled the wind and sea?

by Tuese Ahkiong

I was able to share with my students the passage where Jesus calmed storm. I asked them why do you think they were terrified after Jesus calmed the storm. Yes, because they never seen anything like that but these were Jewish boys who knew the O.T. The O.T. teaches that only God rules, commands, stills, calms...the sea.

1. Mark 4:39-41 39He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, "Quiet! Be still!" Then the wind died down and it was completely calm. 40He said to his disciples, "Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?" 41They were terrified and asked each other, "Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!"

2. Psalm 89:9 You rule the raging of the sea; when its waves rise, you still them.

3. Psalms 107:25,29 For He commands and raises the stormy wind, Which lifts up the waves of the sea. 29 He calms the storm, So that its waves are still.

4. Psalms 135:7-10 He makes clouds rise from the ends of the earth; he sends lightning with the rain and brings out the wind from his storehouses. 8 He struck down the firstborn of Egypt, the firstborn of men and animals. 9 He sent his signs and wonders into your midst, O Egypt, against Pharaoh and all his servants. 10 He struck down many nations and killed mighty kings—

5. Psalm 104:4He makes winds his messengers, flames of fire his servants.

6. Exodus 14:21 Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD swept the sea back by a strong east wind all night and turned the sea into dry land, so the waters were divided.

7. Psalm 78:26 He caused the east wind to blow in the heavens And by His power He directed the south wind.


The disciples were terrified because from their study of Scripture, only God could do what Yeshua was doing.  
They were TERRIFIED because they were in a boat with Almighty God.
Having a foundation in the Old Testament magnifies and enhances our understanding of the New Testament.

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