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Miracles At SeaJesus Christ lived nearly all of the first 30 years of His human life at Nazareth, an inland hills town overlooking the valley of Armageddon. The Messiah moved to Capernaum, a fishing town on the north shore of The Sea Of Galilee (which is actually a freshwater lake through which The Jordan River flows) after a series of decisive events: the temptation of Christ (see verses below), the end of John the Baptist's ministry, the prophesied purpose of which was to prepare the way for Christ's ministry, and the people of Nazareth attempting to murder the Christ for preaching the Truth: "4:28 And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath, 4:29 And rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong. 4:30 But he passing through the midst of them went his way, 4:31 And came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and taught them on the sabbath days" (Luke 4:28-631 KJV).
Christ's move to Capernaum:
"4:8 Again, the devil [see Devils] taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and showeth him all the kingdoms of the world [see Who Still Rules The World Today?], and the glory of them; 4:9 And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.
"What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!"
The calling of The Twelve Apostles followed shortly thereafter. At least four of them, two pairs of brothers, were fishermen of the sea of Galilee: Peter and Andrew, and James and John (see also Do A Little Favor For Your Cousins?). It was inevitable that Christ would go out to sea with them.
"4:18 And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter [see Peter's Ministry], and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers. 4:19 And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you Fishers Of Men. 4:20 And they straightway left their nets, and followed him.
The Sea of Galilee can experience powerful storms that can form suddenly when dry, cold air from the surrounding heights flow down to meet the moist, warmer air over the lake. It was just such a sudden tempest that brought about Christ's famous miracle of calming the storm.
"8:23 And when he was entered into a ship, his disciples followed him. 8:24 And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep. 8:25 And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish.
Christ's other famous miracle at sea was His walking on the water - and helping Peter to do the same.
"14:22 And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while he sent the multitudes away. 14:23 And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone. 14:24 But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary.