“So he got up and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Be quiet! Calm down!” Then the wind stopped, and it was dead calm.” – Mark 4:39
To the wind He said: BE QUIET!
To the sea He said: CALM DOWN!
OK, now that is awesome! Incredible, I tell you. The disciples are scared for their lives, like little girls. The hardened fishermen are literally fearful for their lives. They think Jesus doesn’t even care—and then THIS!
Jesus was demonstrating the authority that God gave to Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. God gave Adam and Eve dominion over all of creation. He gave them power over all the animals and all of creation.
This dominion was part of what He bought back for us through His death, burial and resurrection. We have this kind of dominion as well. Jesus didn’t rebuke every storm, but He could have. I have seen miracles in the land and in creation before. In Africa, a condemned well became the cleanest well in the area. In another village the people began to catch fish that had not been caught there in over 40 years. It occurred on the 4th day of a corporate fast.
Our prayers CAN impact creation. We need to understand our Spiritual Authority and learn to exercise it.