KEY SCRIPTURES: Matthew 4:17 BBE” From that time Jesus went about preaching and saying, Let your hearts be turned from sin, for the kingdom of heaven is near”.
In our walk with Jesus, we find the Lord Jesus preaching about the kingdom of God after his fasting. The essence of every spiritual encounter is to go out to where the sinners are and win them for Christ. The Lord emphasised that he must work the works of him that sent Him, whiles it is day, for the night comes when no man could work John 9:4. The Lord indeed demonstrated His commitment to this call. Remember that when he was only twelve years old, He stayed in the temple to be sharing the word of God with the scholars and lawyers. When the parents asked why He did that, He answered that He must be about His father’s business. (Luke 2:49) He saw winning others for the father as the father’s business. What is your attitude to sharing the gospel to the lost.?
In John 4:34 the Lord answered His disciples that His meat is to do the will of the Father and to finish it. The Lord kept going from town to town, village to village and in some occasions from person to person. It was on such mission that many heard of His miracle power and came around to receive their healing. In Matt 4:19 He met some fishermen and asked them to come follow Him and he would make them fishers of men. This statement clearly spells out the reason for calling on all of us. It is to make of us fishers of men.
The Lord taught that to be made fishers of men, we had to follow him.
The Lord seeks to raise men and women who would be fishers of men. Unfortunately, many of us are not doing what it takes to be fishers of men. May we follow diligently the master’s approach to fishing for men. The following points are some of the attitudes the Lord had towards winning the lost.
1.He acknowledged He had been sent to fulfill that task (John 4:34)
2.He was committed to completing it, because it was the most important desire of the Father.
3.He committed His whole life to doing it.
We must follow these three points and become real fishers of men.
I respond to the call of the Lord to become a fisher of men. I diligently follow the Lord’s example in fishing for men.
Mark 16:15 BBE And he said to them, Go into all the world, and give the good news to everyone.
Luke 2:49 KJV “”And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business?”