Mark 5:48-50 “When it was almost morning, Jesus came to them, walking on the surface of the water, and he started to pass by them. When they all saw Him walking on the waves, they thought He was a ghost and screamed out in terror. But He said to them at once, do not yield to fear. Have courage. It’s really me-I Am” (The Passion Translation)
As I was reading this passage of scripture this morning, the Lord began to speak to me and say, “I am coming in a way that many will not recognize it is me, because they think they have never seen me walk like this before. I am coming in a way that is going to cause many to cry out in fear, because they do not know my ways.”
Many well known and respected prophets have said and are saying, that God is about to do something we have never seen before, never heard before, never known before. But none of them have been able to articulate what that is, what that is going to look like. Chuck Pierce says, we have never gone this way before, Paul Keith Davis says, we do not have the vernacular to describe what is coming, and Johnny Enlow says, God is inviting us to be invisible. Lance Wallnau says, very few are fighting the war to take the 7 mountains of society and Rick Joyner said, he has a sense in his spirit that something of significance is about to happen in the earth that will shake us. But not one of these people can describe, articulate or tell us what exactly God is about to do.
I would propose to you, that God is about to release the kingdom of God through people in a way that we have never seen before. To some they are going to cry out in fear, it is a ghost, it is scary, I don’t understand it, I can’t control it and I am terrified by it. The reason some will fear is because as Jesus said in the following verses of Mark 5, “…because they failed to learn the lesson of the miracle of the loaves and their hearts were unwilling to lean the lesson.” Fear is going to strike those in the body of Christ that are not teachable as the Lord manifests the kingdom in a way we have never seen before.
The key to living in the kingdom of God is to remain teachable. In the kingdom you must live in tents like Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, Joshua, and David did, for the kingdom of God is a tabernacle, it is a tent, it is mobile. When the cloud moves, we must move, when the Lord says, lets go, we must go. Many people are going to be afraid of this next move of God, because it is just that…a move, a move we have never made before, a move we have never seen before, but it is the same God that is moving. The same God that multiplied the fish and the bread is the same God that walked on the waves. Same God, different move.
I want to encourage you today, God is coming in a way we’ve never seen before, so we must remain teachable, flexible, pliable. He will never violate His word, but He may offend your thinking. When Jesus came as God in a man’s body, He did not violate the Word of God, but He did offend the minds of men and women. He is coming in a way we’ve never seen before, so you need to know His nature, His character, His ways, so when you see it, hear it, encounter it, you are not terrified, but rather you jump out of your boat and walk on the waves with him, for remember, His intent in Mark 5:48-50 was to pass by them, not get in the boat with them.
Don’t forget your history with God and God’s history with humanity, for it is going to be the same God, but He is coming in a brand new way.