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Q33: 40. A Night on the Lake

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(1) How salvation works

Jesus had not forgotten them. The Watcher on the shore saw those fear-stricken men battling with thetempest. Not for a moment did He lose sight of His disciples. With deepest solicitude His eyesfollowed the storm-tossed boat with its precious burden; for these men were to be the light of theworld. As a mother in tender love watches her child, so the compassionate Master watched Hisdisciples. When their hearts were subdued, their unholy ambition quelled, and in humility they prayed for help, it was given them.

Ho 14:1 � O Israel, return unto the LORD thy God; for thou hast fallen by thine iniquity.

  • 2 Take with you words, and turn to the LORD: say unto him, Take away all iniquity, and receive us graciously: so will we render the calves of our lips.

    (1) During a furious storm the disciples were battling with the sin of making Jesus King of Israel, and their pride wrought the storm before them, thus every disciple was falling because of their iniquity (or guilt).

    Notice the SOP lists "subdue" as a process during the steps of salvation to Jesus. One who truely repents and thus returns to Jesus, has their heart subdued, and their prayer to Jesus is humbly spoken.

    How simply with a single sentence does the SOP put the salvation process of Jesus. Often during our darkest storms are we willing for Jesus to save us.

    (2) Notice the reference to Jesus love like that of a mother watching her children.

    1. Song 2:4 He brought me to the banqueting house,

  • and his banner over me was femaleness-love .

    Here we see Jesus, a typology as the groom, loving the church, his bride, in femaleness-love. The whole of the Song of Songs is about the Lover (Jesus) wooing His Church (the bride).

    For more see Jesus shows femaleness-love.

    (2) Watch self as your master

    Looking unto Jesus, Peter walks securely; but as in self-satisfaction he glances back toward hiscompanions in the boat, his eyes are turned from the Saviour. The wind is boisterous. The waves rollhigh, and come directly between him and the Master; and he is afraid. For a moment Christ is hiddenfrom his view, and his faith gives way. He begins to sink. But while the billows talk with death, Peterlifts his eyes from the angry waters, and fixing them upon Jesus, cries, " Lord, save me." ImmediatelyJesus grasps the outstretched hand, saying, "O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?"

    Mt 14:30 But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.

    The Spirit of Prophecy says additional information not told in this story... The Greek word "kurios" does not tell us if "YHWH" or "Adown" or "Baal" or "Rabbi" was the Hebrew word intended. The SOP says all these words were intended, because she writes using both LORD and MASTER. This is significant. Notice Peter's act of faith is a little one, how many of us would have the courage to walk on water in Jesus Name?

    Notice the problem with relationship, is our tendency always for ourselves to be master of our soul, instead of allowing Jesus to be Master of our soul. The SOP says when we gain success in a relationship with Jesus we tend to have self-satisfaction, which means "Baal Master" powers of self rise up in ourselves. The task for us is to remain meek even during success with Jesus and the wonders of His powers via faith.

    For more see SOP comments on Master.

    (3) Defining meekness

    When trouble comes upon us, how often we are like Peter! We look upon the waves, instead of keepingour eyes fixed upon the Saviour

    Strongs 6035

    "Seeing, across the nations, fixed".

    The idea here, is a person among generations of people is fixed or securely firm to his or her principles. They are gentle with other people.

    The word is very similar to "humble".

    For more see Study of Meek.

    Why does the SOP write "When trouble comes upon us, how often we are like Peter! We look upon the waves (symbol of boisterous people), instead of keepingour eyes fixed upon the Saviour", because the Hebrew term "meek" means our seeing eyes of faith, must be fixed upon Jesus, as we witness across the people for Him.

    This is extremely difficult to do, for during confrontations with people, our eyes turn from Jesus and our own Baal-Master power takes over instead of us fixing our eyes on Jesus through His gift of faith to His Master power instead.

    Proof the SOP is inspired yet again, but how so simple to define our relationship witness problem when we walk with Jesus among others. Shalom

    (4) Promise of protection by Jesus..

    "Fear not," He says; "for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art Mine.When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall notoverflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flamekindle upon thee. For I am the Lord thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour." Isa. 43:1-3.

    There are two prayer seed promises of power here spoken by Jesus...when we witness through the waters of people, Jesus is with us...

    When we walk in the presence of Elohiym, we are made fireproof by Jesus, His character reproduced in us allows us to endure the character of Elohiym without burning up.

    What a powerful promise by Jesus !

    Jesus read the character of His disciples. He knew how sorely their faith was to be tried. In this incidenton the sea He desired to reveal to Peter his own weakness,--to show that his safety was in constantdependence upon divine power. Amid the storms of temptation he could walk safely only as in utterself-distrust he should rely upon the Saviour. It was on the point where he thought himself strong thatPeter was weak; and not until he discerned his weakness could he realize his need of dependence uponChrist.

    We must always subdue our master powers of self, and allow Jesus our heavenly Master power of our soul to rule over us... all the time...

    When we think we are strong, we are weak....never cause the rel ationship to be disrupted...all forms of missing can do this, which is what sinning is, disrupting the relationship we have with Jesus.

    The next chapter of Desire of Ages..we look at The Crisis in Galilee

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