Peace and Prayer

“And [Jesus] arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm” Mark 4:39.

After Jesus had finished teaching a great multitude beside the Sea of Galilee and had sent them away, he said to his disciples, “Let us pass over unto the other side,” Mark 4:35.  It is a good idea to pass over to the other side for a fulfilled life; from grass to grace, from poverty to a life of abundance, from darkness to light, from sickness to sound health, from shame to glory, from weakness to strength, and from chaos to peace.  But there are always obstacles on the way.  There are boisterous winds and waves waiting for you to capsize your ship on the sea of life that leads to your success. However, with Jesus on your side, the winds strike in vain.  The storms rage for nothing, for with Jesus your Shield and Strength, your Deliverer and Redeemer, nothing can destroy your peace.

Jesus and his disciples were on the Sea of Galilee, passing to the other side – the country of the Gadarenes.   Jesus Christ, fully Divine and fully Human, needed to rest after the work of the day, because he was tired.  So, “he was in the hinder part of the ship, [sleeping] on a pillow,” (v. 38).  Then arose a great storming wind and the waves filled the ship with water so much that the disciples ran with fear to wake Jesus up, saying “Master, the tempest is raging, the billows are tossing high. Don’t you care that we perish?” Jesus did not panic because he knew that they could not be drowned.  No water can sink the ship where the Master of heaven and earth lies.  He just “arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still.  And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm,” (v. 39).

What makes the difference in the lives of prayerful people when there is a problem is the peace that comes through the promises of God.  Those things that were recorded in the Bible are there as examples for us in order to overcome all negative situations in life (1 Corinthians 10:11).

Jesus rebuked his disciples for being fearful instead of being prayerful, for where there is faith, fear will not attack.  When we rest our faith on Christ, our peace is secure.  The believers who overcame, such as Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, Elijah, Elisha, Samuel, David, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Joel, Zechariah, and others are examples to us, so that when we consider their victories, our faith would rise to obtain ours, too, with signs and wonders.   Whenever you hold your faith, that God who did theirs is also your God, and you remind God in your prayers, miracles will follow your prayer of faith.

Have a wonderful experience of great miracles today as you place your request before God.

About Gabriel & Grace Akinbode

My wife and I realized the need to have a website where our ministries and activities would be made available to a wider range of people and also have an on hand record for people at any time. It seems we are engaging in undocumented efforts when we move from church to church without being able to retrieve all the biblical studies, exhortations, and other relevant writings. We believe that from this website we would make a great impact in the lives of many people through Bible Studies, inspiring messages, testimonies of God’s faithfulness, ministrations, and prayers. People will be able to catch the blessings and benefits that God has for them. This website is a means of obeying the injunction of our Lord who says, “Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15). MISSION STATEMENT To reach out to the world with the gospel of Christ; sharing the good news that God has for people in whatever position or situation they may be, and to share our personal experiences about the faithfulness of God.
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