“And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers. And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. And they straightway left their nets, and followed him” Matthew 4: 18-20.
Now let us look at the details of what happened by the Sea of Galilee.
Luke 5: 1-11 “And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret, And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets. And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon’s, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship. Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught. And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net. And when they had this done, they enclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake. And they beckoned unto their partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink. When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord. For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken: And so was also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men. And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook all, and followed him”
There was a need and God needed a volunteer. There was an opening, an opportunity for God to use to reach out to the people. The bible says ‘And Jesus was in need of a platform and someone volunteered. Someone who felt if there was no fish, of what gain is the boat anyway.
Men and brethren, there are people who understand kingdom principles even when they are unbelievers and that is why miracles also happens to the unbeliever. We have had miracles happened to many Moslems and unbelievers, Why? You cannot question God.
The truth is that many of them understand the mystery behind the Prophets reward. Giving to a prophet because he is a prophet not minding what people will say, not minding his current circumstances, not minding how hopeless his situation was, not grumbling and blaming people and God for his calamity. Not looking to point accusing fingers to the wife or the children or the parent or the husband or the brothers and sisters for failing to help him.
After making use of the boat, Jesus addressed the problem. I therefore declared it does not matter how long you have been barren, today can be a day you will receive your own prophet’s reward. Whatsoever sickness; any sickness that takes away your money shall be arrested tonight
There are some people that condemn themselves; they say they will never do well, they will never be like others, they will never drive good cars, they will never build a good house, that voice needs to be arrested, that voice that speaks against anybody reading this message, shall speak no more. Whether the voice is from a river, a native doctors altar, witches coven, or from a shrine or from an enemy or even from parents. I declare, that voice shall speak no more.
May God rub HolyGhost oil on every hand and as he did to Peters boat. I declare whatever you shall lay this hands to do; it shall prosper. Any home where there is no peace or harmony, or dance and laughter; tonight, there shall be a change.
Don’t go through life as if you were dead yesterday and nobody to bury you today because there is no hopeless situation, what we have is men who reason hopelessly. Your faith position can determine your life situation; it can determine the locus and the focus of your dream and aspirations. Tonight let us cry out to God like the Apostles saying ‘Lord Increase my faith; like Peter cried out “Lord I am a sinful man”
You are too loaded and precious to God that he will allow any witch or wizard to toy with your destiny. Let the blessings of God follow you to your homes. Let the Angel of God be appointed to listen to your prayer and to bring to pass that which you have prayed for. Each one of you shall no longer be an ordinary person, but each one shall now be persons of uncommon success, so I declare in the name of the father, and of the son and of the HolyGhost.
Right where you are, the greatest thing under the sun is to be a child of God. A man that has accepted and received the Grace of God cannot live in Disgrace. Boy oh boy, you will be amazed how heaven will close shop and fight your battle. If you have not known this awesomely awesome God, I urge you to do that this night. He is ever present to resume duty in your life.
It is time you allow God to intervene in your situation. Let God speak to you in a way that He has never done before. Don’t let the problems of life bother you. Your heavenly father knows your needs; do not fret like the unbelievers. God said that if you seek after him, the good things that unbelievers look for and are ready to die for shall come looking for after you. There are people reading this message who will go to their appointed place in life from here because God will open your understanding and show you the limitless boundless possibilities of life. May God grant you Peter’s miracle. A boat filling miracle, a harvest more than what you have ever seen
Dr Uma Ukpai