FISHERS OF MEN

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“…“Do not be afraid. From now on you will catch men.”” – Luke 5:10 (NKJV)

Every believer has been given an assignment:

“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you.” – Matthew 28:19‭-‬20 (NKJV)

We are to go into the world and make disciples of all nations. We are called fishers of men because we have a positive ulterior motive, which is to catch men for Christ. We were not saved to laze around but to preach to others. (2 Corinthians 5:20)

In today’s devotional, we shall underscore four things fishers of men should pay attention to:

First, as a fisher of men, you need to have confidence in your identity in Christ. You should be comfortable in it. Rather than seek titles or platforms, grow in the knowledge of God and build up yourself spiritually. Take advantage of your secret place.

Secondly, you need preparation. There is a common story of a man who received a prophecy that he was going to be very wealthy in life. Instead of being diligent with his work, he abandoned it and waited for a miracle to happen. Guess what? He was poorer than a church rat all his life.

I said that to say this: it is surely your destiny in Christ to fish men but this won’t happen if you are lackadaisical about it. You ought to prepare by working on your gifts through diligence. Don’t learn one thing and “run away” with it, stay with the word and study well.

Third thing you need is wisdom. Without it, it is impossible to catch men. As a fisher of men, your goal is not to be right, your goal is to preach.

You must be seeker sensitive as you do so. That is, you must be able to deliver your message in a way that different levels of audience can understand. Be like Jesus, who used water to preach the gospel to the Samaritan Woman in John 4. That’s seeker sensitivity at work.

However, this does not mean that you should tamper with the message in any way. The message must remain the same though presentation varies.

Lastly, you need to walk in love. It is the most effective way of evangelising to people.

Let your love be genuine and discernible as you preach. (1 Corinthians 13:1-3)

Dear fisher of men, Always have these things at the back of your mind. They will help you tremendously.

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