“On the same day, when evening had come, He said to them, “Let us cross over to the other side.” Now when they had left the multitude, they took Him along in the boat as He was…” (Mk 4:35, 36)
This is the end of the day. Since morning Jesus was in a boat preaching to the multitudes. At last, He said: “Let us cross over to the other side”. They took Him along in the boat just ‘as He was’. This is a great revelation. Jesus needs nothing else to be Jesus! The sentence: as He was’ means ‘as I AM”. That is the name of Jehovah God!!!
We human beings need to carry along different things for different purposes. For example, if I travel to a hot country I carry along my sun glasses, my hat and so many other things. When we travel to a big city like Houston we need a GPS for without it we will get lost. But not so with Jesus … He does not have to go back home and change His clothes or carry any other equipment or weapon. He went with them ‘as He was’. I pray that the Holy Spirit opens your eyes to see what I see. Jesus Christ is God. He is El Shaddai, ‘the Self-Sufficient God’. He does not need anything from anybody. He does not borrow from anybody. He does need anybody to live. He lives independently from His creation. He is not influenced or controlled by others. God think and acts by Himself and He is not subject to another’s authority. He is free. He has life in Himself. He is eternal, lasting forever and He never changes.
The name ‘El- Shaddai’ means to be ‘sufficient’ by Himself. It means to be enough to meet any need or any purpose. The question is this: why a self-sufficient God created man on earth? Does He need us? The answer is no! God does not need us in any way at all. We are a creation of His love and pleasure. He created us for Himself. He created us empty that we may be filled with His Spirit. God does not need us. But we need Him and we cannot live without Him. Another meaning of the word ‘shaddai’ is destruction. God destroys anybody who claims to be self-sufficient. It is a very dangerous thing and a direct provocation to El Shaddai to say that you are ‘self-made’. Please do not say that! Whatever good anybody sees in me is from God and He alone receives all the glory for my life!
Jesus went into that journey on the Sea of Galilee just ‘as He was’. He stopped the storm with His Word. The same Word that created the earth and the universe is able to stop any disturbance in His domain. This is the power of His Word. Right now, with the authority I have in Christ, I command every storm in your life (health, marital, financial etc) to stop! I say : Peace be still! In Jesus name, amen! If you believe then testimonies must follow!