KEY SCRIPTURE: John 6:22 KJV “The day following, when the people which stood on the other side of the sea saw that there was none other boat there, save that one whereinto his disciples were entered, and that Jesus went not with his disciples into the boat, but that his disciples were gone away alone;”
The Lord Jesus and His disciples got to the shores of the sea to the amazement of all the men that stood by at the shore. They saw the disciples go without the Lord. Now they return and Jesus is sitting in that very boat. I believe this made them to wonder and ask lots of questions. All these come to the conclusion that our Lord Jesus is highly unpredictable and men must put their trust in Him. No one can be very certain about the Lord responding normally like any other man. When He heard about Lazarus condition, he waited for an extra four days, till he died. It was easier naturally to heal a dying man, than to wait for him to die for four days, before waking him up, is really an incredible matter. The bible says everyone born of the Spirit works in the same unpredictable way Joh 3:8 KJV “The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.” This description refers to all children of GOD.
The scripture reveals that it is the presence of the Holy Spirit in the child of God who enables the child of God to do things that beat the imagination of ordinary mortals. One needs to cooperate with the Holy Spirit to bring forth such amazing feats. What could be the secret of the Lord Jesus that helped Him to achieve all these miracles. The first thing to consider was His prayer life. On some occasions He would spend the whole night in prayer unto the Father (Luke 6:12). The Lord did nothing without the prompting of the Holy Spirit. He consistently depended on the Holy Spirit. The child of God supposed to do same if he or she would follow the path of Jesus. Once the disciples of Jesus asked Him in John 6:28 KJV “Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God?” The Lord answered that this is the work of God, that you believe on Him whom He has sent.
The Father has said the following about His Son Jesus. Hebrews 1:2 KJV “(God)Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; What is the word of the Lord Jesus to men? Mat 28:19 KJV “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: ” To believe the Son is to do what He instructs us to do. The Lord Jesus gave lots of instructions. Our call is to place our trust in the Lord Jesus which means doing what He has instructed us.
According to Him, this is the work of God, that is to believe in Him.
THOUGHT: JESUS IS THE EXPRESS IMAGE OF THE FATHER
John 14:1 KJV” Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.”
Acts 4:12 KJV “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”