Give Him and Gain All
Bible Reading: Luke 5:1-11
“1 And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret,
2 And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets.
3 And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon’s, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship.
4 Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.
5 And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net.
6 And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake.
7 And they beckoned unto their partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink.
8 When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord.
9 For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken:
10 And so was also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men.
11 And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook all, and followed him.” Luke 5:1-10
Peter and his friends went on fishing, prepared, used their experiences and perhaps the adequacy of their instruments, but they labour in vain and caught nothing. They were frustrated and hope almost lost.
Visitation of Divine Guest
At the point of preparing for another day, unexpected Guest visit them and their story was change. The Lord Jesus Christ came to their location, found empty boats, and suddenly entered one that belongs to Peter. In order words, Divine Guest located the Peter’s boat for divine assignment.
Firstly, the Lord Jesus Christ asked permission from the Peter before He used the boat. “He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little from shore. Then He sat down and taught the people from the boat” Luke 5:3.
Peter allowed Divine Guest to use his boat to preached divine message to people. Until you are allowing Jesus Christ to abide in your boat-heart, He may not change your situation. He said: “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.” Revelation 3:20
In this New Year 2017, the Lord Jesus Christ is ready to visit you and settle your case, but you must permit Him to enter. Allow His message to pass through you to others around you. Allow Jesus Christ to rule and reign in your heart. Given Him your heart and fully allow Him to dwell in it.
Obedience the Key to Uncommon Breakthrough
After the Lord Jesus Christ – Divine Guest had satisfied Himself by using Peter’s boat, He commanded Simon Peter to carryout urgent responsibility in order to experience divine miracle. Without a word of encouragement or promise, Jesus asked for Peter’s expertise and time. Peter obeyed without delaying. The Bible says:
“If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the best from the land” Isaiah 1:19.
Obey the last command of the Divine Guest led to uncommon breakthrough that changes the situation of Peter and his brethren. Peter got more than he had given. He gave one boat but gain many fishes.
“When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break.” Luke 5:6
Beloved, your previous years may seem like the situation of Peter, who have worked hard all nights and days but caught NOTHING. You may have spent everything on sickness and infirmities and all result in vain. Your situation may have caused you to lose everything! Mind you, Divine Guest is at the door of your house-heart, He has come to vindicate your situation and bring total restoration to your marriage and business. He only requires you to obey and follow Him wholeheartedly.
1. Father I thank you for given me grace to meditate this message.
2. Father visit my heart today, heals it and washes and make it clean with the Blood of Jesus.
3. Father, abide in me with your fullness grace in Jesus name
4. Father, I give my heart unto you, arrest it and make it doing your will in Jesus name.
5. Father, let your word enrich my soul in Jesus name.