The Ocean of Life
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 …..
THESE fishermen had toiled all night and have caught nothing; they were washing their net or rather celebrating their failure when Jesus came by.
Going closer, Jesus spotted two ships but he entered just one of them. He picked and entered that of Simon. I want to pray a powerful prayer; let your Amen be powerful ten-fold Amen. The prayer may not be clear to you, but I decree upon your life: Jesus will enter your boat, in the name of Jesus. ‘Come to think of it, Jesus entered one boat and left the other. May the Lord choose you for blessings this year.
In the course of his interaction with Simon, Simon told Him how they had toiled all night but had caught nothing. So, it was a wasted labour,
wasted sleep and time. Not only that they were going home to meet a hungry family with nothing to present to them. This kind of experience is what you call ‘profitless hard work: All night, they caught not a single fish and it was as if all the fishes went on holidays. I’m praying for somebody here: every spirit of profitless hard work, assigned against you must die before you leave this place in Jesus name. Shout a seven-fold Amen! Another seven-fold amen!!
Simon, as a fisher man, knew that more fishes were caught at night and here was Jesus a carpenter and not a fisher man telling him what to do.
However, he obeyed Jesus and when he had done this; they caught a great multitude of fishes and their net break.
I prophecy a net-breaking miracle for you in Jesus name.
When your blessings become explosive, you alone will not enjoy it.
Simon had to call the attention of the fishermen in the other ship to come and help them because of the multitude of fishes in the net that was causing the ship to sink. There were fishes where Simon stood but they neglected his net until Jesus came and upon seeing this miracle, he fell at Jesus’ feet, pleading with him to depart from for he was a sinful man.
This story has a lot to teach Primarily, it teaches us the benefit power of obedience and faith. Faith has no respect for impossibility.
Faith that is against reasoning the different kinds of solution could give is what the Bible is about. I want you to raise your hands, I decree in this meeting this is prophetic. Say, In this year … my hands, hear the word of the Lord prosper by fire, in the name of Jesus.
That is the primary lesson here then the scripture now presents the life of man.
There is something called ocean of life and the bank of that called life stands an array of ten fishermen. As we are all seated here, are the class of those ten fishermen.
The ocean of life is a place of antiques, calculation, manipulations, dishonesty, liars’ empire, emptier paradise, a place where yokes are s
a place of unexplainable loss, a of spiritual palpitations, a place of deception, a place of power playing, place of power clash and very strange stagnancy, a place of very strange limitations and opportunity swallowing, a place of destiny robbing, a place of evil manoeuvrings, a place of profiles sweating, a place of life wastage.
I was going somewhere for a crusade and as we were being led to the plane, I noticed that the pilot out and was standing by the door, everybody was going in. When I got to the door, the pilot stopped me said, ‘Daniel’ and I looked. He said ‘you don’t recognise me anymore I said, ‘oohh; as I recalled him now. We had attended the same school years ago. So, he took me in and put me in a special seat. I was impressed to see him and to know that he is a pilot. He took me to and fro my journey but to my shock, three weeks later, I saw in the newspaper that he had been arrested for carrying drugs and this made me so sad. This is what the ocean of life is like, because we are all basically fishermen trying to fish in that ocean.
So, apart from having a very good net, it is crucial to know when and Where to throw your net. Peter had a good net, a good boat and was experienced too but he arrived at a place where the bible says that the foolish shall be equalled with the wise, they shall be used to trouble the wise.
Life is not calculated by what one is; who has or does not. For those of you who pride yourself with your beauty or handsomeness, life is not like that at all. I went to one of our university campuses to minister many years ago and the students came to welcome m. So, they were coming to meet me then the student union brought a lady to me and said, man of God, look at this girl, she is the most beautiful girl in the campus’ and when I looked at her, indeed she was. I now asked her: ‘I know you are beautiful but have you surrendered your life to Christ?’ And here was her answer, she said, I don’t need Jesus; my beauty can get me anything I want. I said, ok, time will tell. I did not know that that day I was speaking to her was her last opportunity. I forgot about her totally. I now went to United States of America to minister in a place called Detroit, and where I was doing my counselling, some people came and said,’G.O, when you’re going back to your hotel, there is a lady there who says she knows you; so, please if you’re passing by, can you just spare one minute to pray with her. She’s from Nigeria and her situation is very bad.
They painted a very ugly picture of her situation and when I acted like I won’t go, they started crying. So, I decided to visit her. After ten hours of waiting, we left and getting to the hospital, I didn’t see a lady, rather someone looking uglier than a gorilla. I said, hello, ‘I don’t know you. She said, ’you know me sir: I said, ‘who are you?’ She said, ‘do you remember the Miss Campus that you met that time and you asked her to surrender her life to Jesus?’ I said, ‘yes, I do: she said, ‘I’m the one: I asked her what happened and she said a jealous boyfriend poured acid on her head. Where is the beauty now? It is gone!
The other time, they brought a former Miss Nigeria here, she ran mad at CMS Bus Stop and was rushed down here and after prayers, she became well and I said to her, ‘do you see that your Miss Nigeria cannot deliver you?’ So, life is not about what or who you are. Life is not calculated by your strength, certificate, height, fame; instead, it is battle, mission and it is so serious that people say it is not easy.
The lesson of life is always repeated over and over again until it is learnt.
The truth, beloved, is this: there is no true life until you find out who you are. You need to know who you are. Some people came to John the Baptist and asked, ‘are you Elijah?’ He said, ‘no: ‘Are you so-so prophet?’ He said ‘no: ‘Are you the Messiah?’ He said, ‘no: He would have said, ‘you don’t know me? My father is Zechariah, the high priest, my mother is Elizabeth, the wife of the high priest; so, what type of questions are you asking?’ When they persisted, he told them: ‘1 am the voice, the voice, that cries in the wilderness, saying make straight the pathway.
Life is sometimes like a foreign language and all men mispronounce. Life sometimes may seem like a large asylum and those who are giving the prescriptions are the patients themselves. Life is like a football game with everybody offside until Jesus discovers you. Life is fishing in an ocean and whether you catch or not is not the issue. At the back of the large ocean called life is the array of ten different fishermen with their nets and other instruments for fishing in their hands. Some catch fishes and some don’t. Some wanted to catch fishes but caught water snakes and things that destroyed them. This is why I am praying for you this year, that wherever you throw your net in this year, you will catch the fish you want to catch in Jesus name.
The ten fishermen of the ocean of life are: The correct fisherman: They have the correct net and are well positioned and when they cast their net in the correct places, they catch fishes and prosper. Ninety per cent of success is as a result of correct positioning. Unfortunately, the enemy as relocated some people from their place of blessings to the place of dryness. The enemy looks at someone’s desires and goes ahead to give poverty to finish such. That person was supposed to prosper in Lagos because that is where the angels of his blessings have been dispatched but the enemy now gives him an American visa or other visas and then he moves to those places while his angel of breakthrough is waiting in Lagos.
The word of God never changes; for He says that the word which has gone out of His mouth shall prosper wherever He had sent them. He said, ‘Heaven and earth shall pass away but not an iota of my Word shall pass away: When you leave the place your blessing has been forwarded to, you will meet nothing other than suffering, no matter the country you are in. In the end, you will feel embarrassed to come home because people will laugh at you. A Nigerian man came to me for counselling in New York and he cried bitterly, he wanted to stay in America by all means, even though he had a wife in Nigeria. So, he left the Nigerian wife and married a German-American. He said they were sleeping side by side on the bed that night when he felt the bed shake a little bit and he opened his eyes, only to see the body of his wife rise up straight, just like she laid but rising up and he was just looking and was like, “what is this?” And so, he called her name and asked, ‘what are you doing?’ and the body came down and she looked at him and gave him a serious warning and said, ‘be very careful, you’re already in trouble, so not compound your trouble: As from that time, his life, job and ever
went down. Everywhere he went, no favour but the woman was prospering. And he now said, ‘Man of God that thing I saw that day, she was going up, what is it?’ I told him, ‘that is what they call leviational witchcraft.
So gentle man, you have married international witch and so deliverance can help you but remember are still going back to that house.
He is an example of a person who left his place of blessing and went somewhere else and while his angels are waiting at his original address, he could not be found. I’m praying for somebody, if the enemy has relocated you to the wrong business, place or job, receive your deliverance, in name of Jesus.
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