KEY SCRIPTURES: Matthew 4:19 KJV” And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men”.
The above key scripture is very revealing, yet it has not been seen in its true light, and therefore many have not responded to it rightly. In this scripture the Lord states our role in the whole equation of becoming real fishers of men. Many go about seeking to be fishers of men without observing what the Lord instructed. He said follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. Becoming fishers of men is the ultimate, yet we don’t become it by ourselves. We are made fishers of men by the Lord as we follow Him.
Now please, understand this point, if you wish to be effective in God ‘s service: The first call of the ministry, or serving Christ, is to give attention to the Lord, and to learn about how he went about doing the work. Mark 3:14 KJV “And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach,” Most of the lack of effectiveness with most people proceed from not obeying this instruction of first being with Him. There are some basic lessons that being with the Lord will infuse into you as well as expose to you. The first thing you would learn about Jesus is His love to please the father. This was the basic core commitment of the Lord. Heb 10:7 KJV” Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God”.
Doing the will of God should become the central concern of every servant of God. After this virtue you would begin to see His devotion to prayer and meditation. You would see in Him a man who is spiritual to the core, yet extremely sensitive to the needs of men. Jesus was a man who loved all men, even those who hated Him, to the point of killing Him. He loved them dearly. You can’t become a great soul winner, without a great love for men. You would learn about a man who did not shrink from pain and shame for the purpose of bringing men tranquility and glory. Knowing these things would enable you to receive the ability from Him to become an effective fisher of men.
I am a follower of the Lord. I give Him my maximum attention, and always ready to do what He teaches me. His nature is seen in me and He makes me a soul winner.
John 15:5 KJV ” I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing”.
John 15:16 KJV Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.