Mark 1:17 NKJV
Then Jesus said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you become fishers of men.”
While moving through certain groups I came upon this posting: Therefore scripture warns us to only do daily socializing with those who are like-minded. Lest someone become a snare and causes us to stumble.
The Lord revealed this would be a mistake and why. We must all, like Peter, own ourselves to be sinful men, therefore Jesus Christ might justly depart from us. But we must beseech him that he would not depart; for woe unto us if the Saviour depart from sinners! Rather let us entreat him to come and dwell in our hearts by faith, that he may transform and cleanse them.
When we demonstrate God’s power and make our word’s come alive we act in a Christ-like manner sharing the word as He did, and then as Yeshua did, demonstrating our Father’s love compassion and forgiveness of sin.
Remember disease is founded in sin and once sin is forgiven, healing takes place as there are no grounds for the enemy to operate. Thus, we have like Yeshua brought our words alive, through faith and prayer, demonstrating God’s power. And like the fisherman who followed Yeshua’s instruction to cast their net again (Luke 5:4-11),
we should cast our net into the Den of Wolves and know it will produce, as it did.
Unbelievers watch our every move to prove our words are false or hypocritical; our demonstrations can be done at a distance.
As fishers of men our words, light, and demonstrations become the make-up of our net cast into the Den of Wolves.
The Holy Spirit revealed as an encouragement “God did not give us the spirit of fear”. 2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV.
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
Many troublesome thoughts which disquiet our minds rise from mistakes concerning Christ. All the troublesome thoughts which rise in our hearts at any time, are known to the Lord Jesus and are displeasing to him. He spoke with them on their unreasonable unbelief. Nothing had passed but what was foretold by the prophets, and necessary for the salvation of sinners. And now all men should be taught the nature and necessity of repentance, in order to the forgiveness of their sins. And these blessings were to be sought for, by faith in the name of Jesus. Christ by his Spirit works on the minds of men. Even good men need to have their understandings opened. But that we may have right thoughts of Christ, there needs no more than to be made to understand the Scriptures.
Romans 8:15 NKJV
For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.”
The great care of a Christian must be to please Christ. We are to strive to get the mastery of our lusts and corruptions, but we cannot expect the prize unless we observe the laws. We must take care that we do good in a right manner, that our good may not be spoken evil of. Some who are active, spend their zeal about outward forms and doubtful disputations. But those who strive lawfully shall be crowned at last. If we would partake the fruits, we must labour; if we would gain the prize, we must run the race. We must do the will of God before we receive the promises, for which reason we have need of patience. Together with our prayers for others, that the Lord would give them understanding in all things, we must exhort and stir them up to consider what they hear or read.
In the Christian race, all may run so as to obtain. There is the greatest encouragement, therefore, to persevere with all our strength, in this course. And those who pursue the interests of their souls must combat hard with fleshly lusts. The body must not be suffered to rule. The apostle presses this advice on the Corinthians. He sets before himself and them the danger of yielding to fleshly desires, pampering the body, and its lusts and appetites. Holy fear of himself was needed to keep an apostle faithful: how much more is it needful for our preservation! Let us learn from hence humility and caution, and to watch against dangers which surround us while in the body.
Those who would prove themselves to have true grace, must aim at all grace; and put on the whole armour of God, which he prepares and bestows. The Christian armour is made to be worn; and there is no putting off our armour till we have done our warfare, and finished our course. The combat is not against human enemies, nor against our own corrupt nature only; we have to do with an enemy who has a thousand ways of beguiling unstable souls. The devils assault us in the things that belong to our souls, and labour to deface the heavenly image in our hearts. We must resolve by God’s grace, not to yield to Satan. Resist him, and he will flee. If we give way, he will get ground. If we distrust either our cause, or our Leader, or our armour, we give him an advantage.
All things, all which can be the causes or means of any real good to the faithful Christian. He that has prepared a crown and a kingdom for us will give us what we need in the way to it. Men may justify themselves, though the accusations are in full force against them; but if God justifies, that answers all. By Christ, we are thus secured. By the merit of his death, he paid our debt. Yea, that is risen again.
This is convincing evidence that Divine justice was satisfied. We have such a Friend at the right hand of God; all power is given to him. He is there, making intercession. Believe me does your soul say within you, Oh that he were mine! and oh that I was his; that I could please him and live to him! Then do not toss your spirit and perplex your thoughts in fruitless, endless doubting’s, but as you are convinced of ungodliness, believe in Him who justifies the ungodly. You are condemned, yet Christ is dead and risen. Flee to Him as such. God having manifested his love in giving his own Son for us, can we think that anything should turn aside or do away that love? Troubles neither cause nor show any abatement of his love.
Whatever believers may be separated from, enough remains. None can take Christ from the believer: none can take the believer from Him; and that is enough. All other hazards signify nothing. Alas, poor sinners! though you abound with the possessions of this world, what vain things are they! Can you say of any of them, Who shall separate us? You may be removed from pleasant dwellings, and friends, and estates. You may even live to see and seek your parting. At last, you must part, for you must die. Then farewell, all this world accounts most valuable.
And what hast thou left, poor soul, who hast not Christ, but that which thou wouldest gladly part with, and canst not; the condemning guilt of all thy sins! But the soul that is in Christ, when other things are pulled away, cleaves to Christ, and these separations pain him not. Yea, when death comes, that breaks all other unions, even that of the soul and body, it carries the believer’s soul into the nearest union with its beloved Lord Jesus, and the full enjoyment of him forever.
Again please remember this is just a humble servant doing the bidding of Yeshua (Jesus). I pray for a safe journey forward. A walk-in God’s love and peace and may the “SHARING OF YOUR LIGHT” in the Den of wolves be fruitful, remember, He is always with you if you hold His love in your heart forever.
We are most apt to wander from God when we are easy in the world. We should leave our concerns to the disposal of God, seeing we know not what is good for us.