Shalom all. As mentioned in an earlier post we are focusing on all the instances in the Life of Yahusha where He is is either by the sea, teaching by the sea, or any other events in His life by the sea.
We find Him now by the Sea of Galilee in Matit'yah ha Levi 4 (Matt) and lets look at verses 18-22
"And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers. And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. And they straightway left [their] nets, and followed him. And going on from thence, he saw other two brethren, James [the son] of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them. And they immediately left the ship and their father, and followed him."
The first thing I find interesting about verse 18 is that Yeshua is pictured as walking; not riding a camel or horse or donkey, or in a horse drawn cart, but simply walking. There are several points one can consider in this simple word picture. Did you know that the first time the word walking is mentioned in the Scriptures is in B'resheet 3:8 (Gen.) "And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden." Isn't that interesting? Yeshua, at the commencement of His personal misistry of Redemption is portrayed as walking by the sea and He calls out after two people; and yet in B'resheet we see the same picture of our Creator calling out for two people, namely Adam and Eve. Now Adam and Eve are the progenitors of our race (the human race) and Simon and Andrew are the first of the apostles which are the fathers of the new (human and divine) race."Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust." Kefa Bet 1:4 (2Pet.)
Yeshua, who is before all things, and is the Lamb slain, from (before) the foundation of the world....was walking in the cool of the day calling out after a wayward son and daughter. Four Thousand years later He appears as a man among men calling out after humanity (in Simon and Andrew) inviting them; as He did Adam and Eve to become living stones."Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ".Kefa Aleph 2:5 (1Pet.) For the word Eve means living (Strong's #H2332) and Simon means stone (Strong's #H8095) This call is given to all mankind; for Adam means mankind (Strong's H120); and although Adam first hid from Elohim; he afterward accepted the Gospel of B'resheet 3:15 (Gen.) and so too did Andrew; which means manly (strong's G406) receive the gracious call of Yehsua.
We too can be like them in hearing and accepting each day the call of Yeshua upon our lives. We too will accept His call and go where He bids us and do what He commands......and thus by hearing and doing He will lead us back to Eden .....the Garden of Delight.