“And the same day, when the even was come (it was evening), he saith unto them, Let us pass (cross) over to the other side.
And when they had sent away the multitude, they took him even as he was in the ship. And there was also with him other little ships.
And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full (filled with water).
And he was in the hinder part (stern) of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master (Teacher) carest thou not that we perish?
And he arose, and rebuked the wind, saying, Peace (Silence), Be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.
And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?
And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner (kind) of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him? Mark 4:35-41
One of my favorite accounts! Wow, can you imagine being one of those disciples!
Of course they knew Jesus and knew that there was something so extraordinary about him, and of course they would know that he was and is indeed the Son of God, but can you truly imagine when he arose, Oh, so many good things happened when he rises!
But can you seriously imagine the wind and waves deathly calm as he spoke Silence to them! No wonder they were afraid!
This was the moment that they realized as mere mortal men that there is no limit and no equal to the power that Jesus wields.
Now that was a Climate Change!
Which is exactly why I want to talk about the subject, for starters, let me just elaborate that I personally love our little planet, I love Earth, I love its beauty that He created, and I love all of his wildlife and living creatures, and it is a constant wonder when you consider all the species, sub species, gigantic beings and microscopic living creatures that he chose to fill earth with, alongside of us.
But I can’t take much more of the climate change speeches, and the fruitcake ideas of shooting chalk-like substances into the atmosphere and punishing consumers with sticker shock, mention of which, we will get into what’s going on with that soon.
But just so you will know, I do truly love and respect our planet, but I also believe that God has given us resources to use for our good, of course that doesn’t mean rape and pillage and destroying the rain forest, but to use what he has given us wisely.
But at the end of the day, all their climate change initiatives aren’t going to matter at all.
Humans need to start focusing on the real climate that needs change, the climate of God hating, baby-killing Babylon and be concerned more with the weather to come than the weather that is.
We’ll back this truck up a little to the Old Testament, we see Jesus’ supreme authority in our verse above, but let’s look at a few other verses that reaffirm what Jesus has already proven when he came to earth and silenced the sea itself.
Psalm 93:3, 4: “The floods have lifted (raised) up, O Lord, the floods have lifted up their voice: the floods lift up their waves. The Lord on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, yea, than the waves of the sea.”
Psalm 65:5-7: “By terrible (awesome) things in righteousness wilt thou (you will) answer us, O God of our salvation; who art (you are) the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of them that are afar off upon the sea.
Which by his strength setteth fast (established) the mountains; being girded with power: Which stilleth (quietens) the noise of the sea; the noise of their waves, and the tumult (confused, disorderly outcry) of the people.”
What the disciples witnessed:
Psalm107:23-30: “They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters; These see the works of the Lord, and his wonders in the deep.
For he commandeth and raiseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves thereof. They mount up to the heaven, they go down again to the depths: their soul is melted because of trouble.
They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wit’s end.
Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, and he brighteth them out of their distresses. He maketh the storm a calm, so the waves thereof are still.
Then they are glad because they be quiet; so he bringeth them unto their desired haven.”
Psalm 89:8,9: “O Lord God of hosts, who is a strong Lord like unto thee? or to thy faithfulness round about thee? Thou rulest the raging of the sea; when the waves thereof arise, thou stillest them.”
For what is and what is coming, just to hit a couple from the end time warning signs Jesus gave us. I hit on this with the series “Heart Series” you can click that link and read those but I would strongly suggest reading Luke Chapters Seventeen and Twenty-One, and Matthew Chapter 25, for everything he told us concerning the end days. I know that is a lot of reading but you could listen to them online on the Bible website.
I just encourage to please study these things, that is why God gave us his word so no one could deceive us, and there are those who are trying to already do that and the deception will only grow worse.
Luke 21: 10,11 & 25,26,27: “Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and great earthquakes in divers (various) places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.”
Now verses 25-27: “And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and waves roaring;
Men’s hearts failing them for (from) fear, and for looking after (expectation of) those things which are coming on the earth; for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.
And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.”
I have written on this before but I am doing all the verses here and I want you to know the silence in heaven, in my belief they are praying for us, for the inhabitants of the earth, praying and having a moment of silence before the destruction to come.
Revelation 8: “AND when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.
And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets.
And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne.
And the smoke of the incense which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel’s hand.
And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it into the earth: and there were voices (noises), and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake.
And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.
The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast (threw) upon the earth; and the third part of the trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.
And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast (threw) into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood;
And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and a third part of the ships were destroyed.
And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp (torch), and it fell upon third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains (springs) of waters;
And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter (poison).
And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten (struck), and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not (had no light) for a third part of it, and the night likewise.
And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying, with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabiters of the earth by reason of the other voices (because of the remaining blasts) of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet (about) to sound!”
Put’s a whole new perspective on it, doesn’t it? Again, this is why you want to accept Jesus, so you will not be on this earth when this comes down during the judgments.
Lord will, we’ll get to those other three soon as we move through future studies.
I want to give you one more example, now this takes place after the judgments, when Jesus will physically reign on earth in New Jerusalem, which we will also get much deeper into, but mention of which, now you know why a new heaven and new earth are coming, but dealing with our subject for this post check this out:
Zechariah 14:16-19:”And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles.
And it shall be, that whoso will not come up of all the families of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain.
And if the family of Egypt go not up, and come not, that (they shall have) no rain; there shall be the plague, wherewith the Lord will smite the heathen (strike the nations) that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.
This shall be the punishment of Egypt, and the punishment of all the nations that come not up to keep the feats of tabernacles.”
So there we have it! Climate change? I think should be more of a concern of attitude change! But I will end it on this, words from the wonderful Apostle Peter.
2 Peter 3:10-13: “But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works therein shall be burned up.
Seeing then (understanding that) that all these things shall be dissolved. what manner (kind) of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation (conduct) and godliness, Looking for and hasting (hastening) unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?
Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens, and a new earth wherein dwelleth righteousness.”
And as to why, we don’t need me again to tell us why, all the wickedness, and refusal to repent.
Psalm 46:6:” The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved; he uttered his voice, the earth melted.”
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