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Friday, September 7, 2012

Freed to Follow & Freed to Fish

Jesus said to them, "Come, follow Me! I will teach you how to catch people instead of fish." At once they left their nets and followed Him. Matthew 4:19-20

As I meditated on this Scripture this week, I kept coming back to this question,"Is it safe then to believe that those who truly follow Jesus -- will truly fish for men?!" I get nothing but a resounding YES in my spirit! When Jesus came out of the desert, the first statement He made was for us all to REPENT! So, it only makes sense that those that follow Him, operate LIKE Him. Notice Jesus didn't say, "Follow Me! I will make you rich, successful, or the next gold medalist!" While there is NOTHING wrong with these things, Jesus number one mission on Earth and in the lives of men is to bring them to the Father through Him. It is our responsibility as FREE FOLLOWERS to "GO FISHING!" It matters not what your fish look like and it matters not if after they have been caught by the Gospel, they decide to jump back into the world's ocean of sin. NOT our job to detain the fish against their will.... our job is to catch their attention with the Word and give them an opportunity to stay in the boat!! WE have been called to fish for men --saints. Just like a school of fish, the lost are going through life aimlessly, just doing what they do. We are the King's fishermen and women---CAST your nets, give them Jesus, and leave the results to God! Have a great weekend! We love you (-:
with Evangelist Marva Johnson at
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