Anyone like to fish? I used to go fishing with my dad and he would bait the line for me. In many ways, that is how we are to fish for souls—we listen to the Holy Spirit, allow Him to bait the line (give us the words to say, tell us what to do), and we obey Him. It’s really not complicated when you trust the Holy Spirit’s leading.
Jesus said that He would make us fishers of men–that means all mankind. (Matthew 4:19) “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” (NIV).
God cares about every person. He allows our paths to cross so we can impart Truth, impact others through God’s love, and leave a lasting legacy of knowing God and making Him known.
When we discover the greatness of God’s power within, we are moved to obedience through passion and purpose. In order to make the kingdom of God our first priority as Jesus taught us, we must choose to cut through the mystery surrounding it and find out what God wants to reveal to us through His Word.
We can only go as high as the revelation we have received, so we must continue to renew our minds daily in the Word of God. The gospel of Jesus Christ turns the timid into the bold!
In Matthew 3, John the Baptist begins to preach about the two kingdoms.
“In those days came John the Baptist preaching in the wilderness of Judea and saying, Repent ye for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” (Matthew 3:1).
John called people to repent (to turn away from sin and their old way of doing things), and to seek God and His way of doing things. God is calling all to come out of the kingdom of darkness.
As believers, we have the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16), but we must CHOOSE to live by the Spirit of God and function from His mind instead of our natural, carnal, stinking thinking. It is only with the mind of Christ that we can walk in the supernatural power and goodness of God.
When we follow Jesus, we will be confronted by the enemy. We cannot avoid it. The Bible makes it clear: “Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution” (2 Tim. 3:12). When we face hardships, attacks, and persecution, we must remember it is going to be a time for miracles—a time for God to show His Power to the world around us. There is no need to fear–God is with us, and never back down.
We need miracles in America. The Bible reminds us in the book of Daniel, King Darius had signed a law making it illegal to pray to any God or man. Daniel 6:10 says,
“Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house; and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he did aforetime.”
Daniel didn’t hide his faith, and he didn’t try to avoid confrontation. He faced it head on and chose to obey God in the midst of a time when the law went against God. Satan cannot continue to steal, kill, and destroy because the Kingdom of God reigns over the kingdom of darkness, and like Daniel, we choose to work God’s system—by saying what He says about us and doing His Will.
Obey God’s Word, obey all His instructions to you, and He will change the world through you—one person at a time to the nations.
Jesus is LORD over all! Elevate Him and watch miracles happen!