Immersion, Water, and Miracles of God | Part 1

Water is important to God. Throughout the Bible, the miracles of God are often associated with water. Miracles such as divine healing, revelation, transformation, walking, authority, and provision—just to name a few—teach us God’s sovereignty and how He uses water to demonstrate it.  

It is important to note these miracles of God so that we can better understand His nature, the purposes of Jesus’ immersion (or baptism), and how physical elements connect us to the spiritual realm. 

Seven Miracles of God Related to Water… 

1. Healing and Revelation Miracles of God

  • “Now as Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth. And His disciples asked Him, saying, ‘Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?’

    “Jesus answered, ‘Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of God should be revealed in him. I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.’

    “When He had said these things, He spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva; and He anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay. And He said to him, ‘Go, wash in the pool of Siloam’ (which is translated, Sent). So he went and washed, and came back seeing.”—John 9:1-7

What This Means for You…

This passage tells us that divine revelation and “seeing” occurs when we trust and believe in the restorative power God releases in the water. 

The water is a point of contact that connects us with the healing power of Yeshua. 

2. Transformation Miracles of God

  • “Now both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding. And when they ran out of wine, the mother of Jesus said to Him, ‘They have no wine.’

    “Jesus said to her, ‘Woman, what does your concern have to do with Me? My hour has not yet come.’ His mother said to the servants, ‘Whatever He says to you, do it.’

    “Now there were set there six waterpots of stone, according to the manner of purification of the Jews, containing twenty or thirty gallons apiece. Jesus said to them, ‘Fill the waterpots with water.’ And they filled them up to the brim. And He said to them, ‘Draw some out now, and take it to the master of the feast.’ And they took it. When the master of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and did not know where it came from (but the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom. 

    “And he said to him, ‘Every man at the beginning sets out the good wine, and when the guests have well drunk, then the inferior. You have kept the good wine until now!’ This beginning of signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and manifested His glory; and His disciples believed in Him.”—John 2:2-11

What This Means for You…

As verse 11 says, His glory was manifested. The transition from the old to the new and from water to wine takes place within you the more you are immersed by His Spirit. 

This transition manifests His glory. Jesus explains that new wine (your new identity) cannot be poured into an old wineskin. This is why the transformation must take place within your soul so that you can carry your new calling. 

3. Walking and Authority Miracles of God

  • “But the boat was now in the middle of the sea, tossed by the waves, for the wind was contrary.

    “Now in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them, walking on the sea. And when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, ‘It is a ghost’ And they cried out for fear.

    “But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, ‘Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid.’ And Peter answered Him and said, ‘Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.’

    “So He said, ‘Come.’ And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus. But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, ‘Lord, save me!’”—Matthew 14:24-29
  • “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. And other little boats were also with Him. And a great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that it was already filling. But He was in the stern, asleep on a pillow. And they awoke Him and said to Him, ‘Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?’

    “Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, ‘Peace, be still!’ And the wind ceased and there was a great calm. But He said to them, ‘Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?’ And they feared exceedingly, and said to one another, ‘Who can this be, that even the wind and the sea obey Him!’”—Mark 4:35-41

What This Means for You…

Feet represent authority. In these passages, you see Jesus’ authority demonstrated in two ways. 

First, Jesus demonstrates His authority to save, but this passage reveals another mystery. We have authority when we focus on Him and do not believe the lie of fear. 

Because we are co-heirs with Him and children of God, we have an inheritance of authority. As kings and priests, we are to be agents of Heaven to the earthen vessels God places in our paths. We are to reveal the Kingdom to them and trample the snakes that get in our way (see Luke 10:19).

4. Provision Miracles of God

  • “…They went out and immediately got into the boat, and that night they caught nothing. But when the morning had now come, Jesus stood on the shore; yet the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. Then Jesus said to them, ‘Children, have you any food?’

    “They answered Him, ‘No.’

    “And He said to them, ‘Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some.’ So they cast, and now they were not able to draw it in because of the multitude of fish.”—John 21:3-6

What This Means for You…

When we look to the Lord for our provision, we will receive exceedingly more than we can ask or think (see Ephesians 3:20). Notice the instruction. The disciples were not having success, and Jesus said, “Cast the net on the right side…” They followed the instruction and witnessed the miracle of multiplication.

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