Promises Promises

Have you ever noticed how Jesus' first promise...

And He said to them, "Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men."

...and last promise...

And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.

...are related?

Jesus promises that if you will follow Him, He will make you a "fisher of men," and if you are a "fisher of men" He will "be with you always, even to the end of the age."

This is so like Jesus.

I promise to take what you give me

  • Your Lunch
  • Your Life

I will turn it in to more than you can even imagine

  • A new creation
  • New species never before seen
  • A human filled with the Spirit of the Living God!

I will supply you with exactly what you need to succeed in what I create you for

  • My Authority
  • My Commission
  • My Abiding Presence

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. (Ephesians 2:10 NASB)

His promises hold wonder for us, and give us a life to walk out. With every promise is the ability, authority, and desire to do what He is calling us to do. [Tweet This]

And notice the calling does not change either.

  • Fishers of men
  • Make disciples

Let's get about the Father's business.

Thanks for reading today

Ben

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  1. Ben Nelson

    My friend Larry comments via email:

    Hi Ben,

    I guess I was thinking about all of the people that say something like, "Get out there and win souls!"

    To me, becoming fishers of men is essentially the same thing. What I found was the natural question following is, "But how?"

    Now I know you wrote that, "With every promise is the ability, authority, and desire to do what He is calling us to do."

    So where do I start? And to me, the answer is to look to Jesus and follow Him. And what does that mean? Seek first the kingdom of God. Listen for the voice of the Lord and obey what He says when we hear the voice of the Lord say something.

    The disciples waited 10 days in Jerusalem for the promise of the Father, the coming of the Holy Spirit, and so should we, rather than "just do something".

    Thanks for asking. I see there is value in face to face conversation that makes it easier to communicate topics like this rather than writing it all out in e-mail.

    Blessings,
    Larry

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