We’re Going to the Other Side


A Word from Jesus, not our fears, predicts our outcome.

Jesus had just finished teaching.

He had taught about sowing on good ground, and that the seed was the Word of God.

He also taught the parable of the mustard seed, showing how the small seed of faith grew into something larger with time.

Hopefully, they learned something.

But did the apostles learn the lesson as well?

Had they received the seed, the Word of God, and the Word of faith as good ground?

Had their seed and faith grown as the mustard seed?

Then, he sent the multitudes away, and spoke to his apostles:

Mar 4:35 ¶ And the same day, when the even was come, he said unto them, Let us pass over unto the other side.

So they took a ship and set out as he commanded. It was not peaceful long.

Mar 4:37   And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full.

The apostles were gripped with fear.

The storm had come, and Jesus was sleeping as they struggled.

And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, don’t you care that we perish? Mark 4:38

So Jesus responded to their cry for help

Mar 4:39   And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.

Mar 4:40   And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?

It appears that, while they heard what Jesus had taught about faith, they had not internalized it yet, and did not have the faith necessary to face the storm.

He had already indicated they would make it to the other side, but they had already forgotten about that.

So they faced the storm with fear, instead of faith.


Lesson for us

We all have storms.

We have heard about faith our entire life.

But do we have the kind of faith that will bring us through the storms?

We are in the end times.

Do we have the faith we have studied and discussed so much about?

We need to remember what Jesus says is more important than what we see around us.

He has already promised that we would pass to the other side.

He is with us. Why fear anything?

His promise is more important than the storms and tribulations.

If we have faith as a mustard seed, we will make it through those storms.

If we don’t, we might perish in the storm.

The time ahead is a time of great testing.

Jesus is not ahead of us, or behind us.

He is with us.

We need to focus on what Jesus has promised in the Word, and not look at the storms, the wars, the evil, and the dangers around us.

If we do keep our focus, we will make it to the other side.

18 Responses to “We’re Going to the Other Side”

  1. If I am not mistaken Jesus even said that when he returned would he find faith? Luke 18:8 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?
    This should cause us all to examine ourselves to see if we walk by faith or by sight.

  2. Pray for me and for the other residents of Los Alamos NM. We are under evacuation orders because of a sudden new fire, coming from the same direction as the 2000 fire. I will have to drive to Albuquerque in the morning and maybe take a plane to California in a day or so. I am packed.
    All with health problems (I am allergic to smoke) are expected to leave tonight, but I have no one but Jesus with me, except for some good friends on line. I may stay with one of them in San Francisco area. I am lost in the wilderness.

    We have a great pall of smoke over the whole sky since 1 PM, 8 hours ago. The sun was crimson through the smoke, not dark red as before.
    The gas station person said it’s Armageddon. Fires in every direction.


    • hi Mariel

      You certainly have our prayers. Please keep us informed how you are doing through all this. May God keep you and your property safe, so you can come home.

  3. I have been paying for the folks out west with the fires for some time now. I wish you G-d’s speed Mariel.

  4. May Yah richly bless you, watch over you, and keep you, Mariel!!!

  5. Bless you and Yah keep you safe.

  6. Dearest Mariel

    Fear not God has already made your way. Our prayers are with you but you don’t need them because the one you love, loves you he will not forsake us.

    I would let you stay with us, we don’t have much but what we have we would share with you. What we have is not ours but is Gods’. Be encouraged and keep your mind stayed upon God and know that he loves us know matter what and that his mercy and goodness endures forever.

    It is not long before we go to the otherside.

  7. Amen, Marianne. Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. We can always trust Him with the storm…whether we live or whether we die…we are His. Php 1:20 According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death. Php 1:21 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

    We each are like a boat in stormy seas. If Christ is aboard …there is safety and ultimate Life.

  8. Amen , very good article . We have faith and trust in Jesus Christ . Keeping our eyes on Him and not looking back like Lots wife did.

  9. Thank you so much for this beautiful article. It comes with perfect timing. Getting to the other side involves having to endure a great storm but because Jesus is with us, we have nothing to fear. We need only have faith and trust in the Father’s Will unfolding at every moment. The Father looks after all of His children and we are safe in the Grace of His Embrace.

    • hi CAtherine

      Thank you. It is so easy to take our eyes off Jesus when storm hits. We immediately go into survival mode, and work hard to fight the storm. I am going through a storm myself. When we do this, we can be hit by the darts of the enemy, and this can disturb our spirit. We then have to ask the Lord to help us pull out the darts, and heal us for our temporary lack of faith.

  10. Yahweh has a plan in how we will overcome. Listen to Sample teaching; The Greater Exodus at lionlamb.net . At waytozion.org ; videos; Eddie Chumney, Eddie on GLC Audio only version 6-15-11. At coyhwh.com ; message; The Outpouring of the Holy Spirit and the Sealing. Also inthatday.net.

  11. Interesting theory… but truth nevertheless..
    I can give a bit of sense of general when ride on wild rocking boat upon stormy seas… stormy seas remind me of rollcoasters.. my apologies for being honest on that small term… It indeed does feel like roller coaster … It can be scary or thrilling…depending upon people feelings and insights…
    I learned one way is.. ride it out with faith hold fasten to Jesus Christ… and believe in him… life or death…
    I often felt the thrill but scary at the same time.. but itself alone help to build the faith more stronger little step by step… like if spiritual maturity is more important than flesh nowadays.. That alone I wish I can answer but cannot nor my place to do so but in Almighty God alone who can answer for us.
    Have faith… and walk thru fire or storm or winter or whatsoever.. always BELIEVE in God to guide you through… high or low water.. high or low fire.. We are actually truly tested and tried… nowadays…

    ( For Marianee… need help on one thing )….

    I look at the mountains… I see clouds were sucking in as if building extreme speed to pull almost entire clouds in… to build the extreme huge hurriance ever on the earth.. except Jupiter… I saw it all.. and was told to stay indoor … Extreme huge hurriance is increibly HUGE than ANY ever seen.. and once the hurriance came closer.. but did not touch the home of ours…. just sit next to the window that I can see everything swirling and tossed about within its hurriance.. and I heard the voice ” Go and stay inside.. and knowledged that you are not to be harmed “….
    That is what I am wondering… and not sure if I am being tricked or… witnessing something…
    I also hear one simple word is… ” If anyone fears death will lose themselves… until HE comes… if anyone does not fear life nor death.. but have faith in heart and mind and soul toward Jesus Christ and Almighty God alone will see afterlife”….

    I do not know what those means.. but it can’t hurt to ask… to clarifty on what I have told or learned…

    ( Thanks Marianne.. 🙂 And many blessings )

    Have a wonderful and safe July 4th…

    • hi tammathira

      What you are seeing is the time of trouble that will shake the earth, a final warning to people to repent. At this time, and really best to do before this happens, is to get on our faces before God, and seek him for protection.

      If we will do this, showing our faith in him, we will be ok.

      The earth will be shaken by a powerful force, and there will be destruction in many places.

      God knows where each persons’ house is, who believes in him, and he will be faithful to cover us, IF we seek him as the ONLY solution.

      During this bad time, we should stay inside our homes, and not go outside, because it will be dangerous. We should have food and water available to last at least 3 months.

  12. much time is spent on the problem and not on the answer,Jesus Christ. our walk with the lord is by faith and not by sight. Any crossing requires change and not so much in the natural as it does in the spririt. The mind must be brought under subjection to the Holy spirit in order to be successful in our endeavers both natural and spiritual. The Father is pleased when we trust his judgement and not so much our own. Every crossing requires having Jesus on board and knowing how to contact him. Not just in times of crises but on a daily bases. It is this fellowship that protects us from all hurt, harm and danger. Whatever the devil intends for our harm the Father turns it around for our good. So, no need to worry we have the greatest Savior in the world.Accept the challenge and enjoy his presence. He is right there!!!

  13. Im going to the other side with Jesus

  14. I may not know a lot in this world but I know my god and I know hes with me he carries me through my every walk of life through the good and the bad times when I am short on food some one helps when I cant make my bills he makes a way for us I have a lot of heath problems but he carries that also I also have learning problems he helps me to understand I will walk on my lords side anytime any day without a thought It doesn’t matter what people think of me Its ok but what does matter to me is what god thinks what ever are lord whats me to due I will due

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