Well-stated. I agree. The belly of the fish (leviathan) and the sea itself are symbols of the powers of darkness and death, which Jesus conquered and which we can conquer through Him.
My pastor taught on faith this weekend and used this as an example. What he said was if you have the faith of a mustard seed.......He used the walking on water example to illustrate how Peter took hold of that faith and walked on water but when he let go of it, by looking at the wind, he fell. The Spirit connected the verse of we walk by faith not by sight to that. Then later in the day at another church the pastor spoke of Eve looking at the fruit and ......... Walk by faith, not by sight is applicable to many things. If you have faith and believe why can't you move a mountain? walk on water? The disciples asked Jesus what is the greatest work we can do and Jesus said believe. Believe in all that I have said, believe in the things you cannot see all around you that I'm telling you about. Believe you are everything I say you are and although that is contradictory to what the world tells you, if you truly believe, all things are possible.
If Jesus came walking up to you while you were in the boat and said come, do you really think you would hesitate? I think I'd be just like Peter, jumping out of the boat because I saw Jesus doing it and then being overcome by the old mind and worldly thoughts and fall. I hate that, but my mind is not that renewed yet.
\o/ Every heartbeat for your glory!
If you have a hard time believing the dude and the fish as a literal miracle of God because of the acids in the fishes stomach, what do you need to then do with a man dead in his grave for three days rising uncorrupted? You have quite a quandary here, don't you? I'm not joking and I'm not trying to be a smart-aleck. I am just saying, if you can't believe the one, how the heck do you believe the OTHER one....??
"knowledge makes arrogant but love edifies"
Twelve is the number of government. Thus, it is quite apropos that I am on my way towards wielding the power of twelve bars - each bar like, say, a tribe.....or a star.....or, maybe an apostle. A blue apostle. Like apostle smurfs. Does anyone remember smurfs? And all the controversy about them being from the devil? It's probably bad that I juxtaposed "apostle" and "smurf" in the same sentence. But then, I probably lost you at "blue apostle". Yes, my friends, this is what "rare jewel of a person" is actually implying. "Rare Jewel of a Person" really means, "Potentially Insane".
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