WHO ARE YOU FOLLOWING?
Simon Peter saith unto them, I go afishing. They say unto him, We also go with thee. They went forth, and entered into a ship immediately; and that night they caught nothing. John 21:3
When Jesus called Peter to be His disciple, he had his own business but he wasn’t having much success at that moment! Jesus first did a miracle! He told him to launch out into the deep and let down his net!
Peter had toiled all night and caught nothing, nevertheless, at Jesus Word Peter gave it a try. He caught so many fish that he had to call the others to help.
Jesus told Peter to follow Him and from that day forth he would not be a fisher of fish, but of men. Peter left his business and worked with Jesus the rest of the time Jesus ministered on earth!
He saw how Jesus ministered! He witnessed many miracles, signs and wonders! However, he never had the full revelation of what was going on, or the plan of God for his life, until after Jesus returned to heaven! THEN, he watched as Jesus went to the cross and to the tomb BUT that He also came out hallelujah!
In the meantime Peter had said “I Go aFishin’ and the others said “We go with you!” So they followed Peter and went back to fishin’ for fish, and they caught nothing!
Jesus then appeared to the disciples, however at first He didn’t reveal himself to them. Jesus told them to cast their net on the RIGHT side of the boat and they would find fish. AND THEY DID! Peter realized it was Jesus. He leaped up and tried to cover himself for he was naked! He jumped into the sea.
Next their spiritual eyes were opened, and Jesus revealed that it wasHIM indeed. He didn’t rebuke or criticize them! He just told them to prepare a meal, and He stayed and talked with them awhile.
He asked Peter three times if he loved him. Peter said he did. He even told Jesus one of the times that Jesus knew he did love Him. Jesus told him to feed His sheep and lambs.
On the day of Pentecost, after tarrying for ten days in the upper room, the Holy Ghost descended and filled the 120 people in the room! Upon being filled with the Holy Ghost, the spiritual eyes of Peter’s understanding was opened. He became the spokesperson for the group, and began to walk in his calling! Peter exchanged his business for Gods good plan for his life!
If you give up your way and plans for Gods, everything you give up to follow Jesus and for the gospels sake, will be given back hundredfold NOW in this time (with persecutions), Plus eternal life in the world to come! (Mark 10:29-30)
The calling on Peters life did not end because of his return to his old business right after the crucification. Neither does the calling on your life, or mine, end as long as we are on earth!
Launch out in the deep and feed the sheep and lambs the way God instructs in the Word! The pulpit is not just in a church! Born Again Belivers are the church! The harvest field is the world 24/7.
FOLLOW JESUS! Don’t let anything or anyone cause you to go backward! Love others with Gods unconditional love as Gods loves you! His Holy Spirit will draw the broken, hurt, wounded, sick, dying and crying to you! As you let Him touch others through you, all that you need will be added to you!
A Prayer for today…
Help us Lord, as we carry on and move forward with kingdom business as your mouthpiece, hands and feet! Strengthen us to be, to do and to accomplish our assignment each day in your way, that others may come to know you. Amen.
God KNOWS I’m A Woman, Opal