To answer if calming the storm equates to Jesus= God, we need to establish if Jesus had absolute divine power.
Does Jesus have his own divine power or does he rely on God
of his own self, can do nothing (John 5:30).
Luke 21:40 - The knowledge of Jesus increases with his age [God has all knowledge, doesn’t learn]
Mat 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying,All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
Jhn 13:3 Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he was come from God, and went to God;
John 17:2 - Father, the time has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you. 2For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him.
Matt 24:36 - But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only.
Hebrew 5:7 In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to him who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverence.
Jesus fears death (Mark 14:36). 36 “Abba,Father,” he said, “everything is possible for you. Take this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.”
[it would appear that God has granted Jesus limited powers, as everything is only possible by God]
Others that performed miracles (short list of many passages)
2 Kings 4:30-36 - raised the dead
2 Kings 13:20-22 - a dead body touched Elisha’s dead body and became alive.
2 Kings 6:15-24 - Made the blind see
2 Kings 5:10-14 - Healing leprosy
2 Kings 4:42-44 - Feed many
Exodus 4:2-4 - Moses created life (which Jesus never did) – he created a snake from a walking stick (Aaron also Exodus 7:8–10)
Exodus 14:21–23 – separated the Sea
Numbers 12:10–15 – healed leprosy
Joshua 3:14-17 – controlled the water
Joshua 10:12-14 – controlled the sun & moon
[clearly some amazing miracles, which others have also performed]
Jesus is unaware of the time of fruition of the Fig tree (Mark 11:12).
experiences hunger (Mark 11:12).
experiences thirst (John 19:28).
Jesus needs to sleep (Matthew 8:24).
Jesus is fatigued in a journey (John 4:6).
Jesus sighs in anxiety (John 11:33).
Jesus weeps (John 11:35).
Jesus grieves (Matthew 26:37).
Jesus exerts his strength (John 2:13).
Jesus fears the Jews (John 18:12,13).
Jesus is humiliated (Matthew 26:67)
[Jesus has all the human limitations]
It is clear from the text that Jesus did not have full power or knowledge (wasn’t even aware that it was not the season for a fig tree). If he is God because of his miracles, he would have all knowledge, would not need to die (how can God die & be resurrected) and certainly no need to ask to be saved.
Many others performed amazing miracles.
Jesus’s miracles do not make him God!
- A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit.
- The Spirit of the LORD will rest on him the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of power, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD
More detailed background see links below:
Are Jesus & God Equal: https://hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/a/69382/33268
God does not change: https://hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/a/77131/33268
Was Jesus forsaken https://hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/a/62632/33268