Christ walks on waterToday, we continue to examine how the kingdom of God was explained in the miracles performed by Christ Jesus.  Today, we will look at John’s account of Christ Jesus walking on the water:
John 6:16 When evening came, his disciples went down to the sea, 17 got into a boat, and started across the sea to Capernaum. It was now dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them. 18 The sea became rough because a strong wind was blowing. 19 When they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and coming near the boat, and they were frightened. 20 But he said to them, “It is I; do not be afraid.” 21 Then they were glad to take him into the boat, and immediately the boat was at the land to which they were going.
This miracle displayed the authority that the Lord Jesus had even over the wind and water.  It also exhibits that the kingdom of God will be established, manifested and multiplied His way.  He has complete authority over the kingdom and the church, and He alone determines the process and the pattern that must be followed in order to manifest the kingdom on earth as it is in heaven.  “Upon this rock, I WILL BUILD MY CHURCH.” It is our sobering reminder that Christ alone is sovereign over the church.  Christ would not tell man to begin anything He has already established.  The church is simply a nation of laborers; truly Christ alone is the builder.  And if the wind and the water had to submit to His authority, how much more should we submit to His rule?