Friday, June 2, 2017

45 - Two Boats Full of Fish

He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and lighting upon Him. Mat 3:16.  This statement may well be the key to defining the ministry of Christ. 

   And it happened that the crowd pressed on Him to hear the Word of God, He stood by the lake of Gennesaret
   And He saw two boats standing by the lake. But the fishermen had left them and were washing their nets. 
  And He entered into one of the boats, which was Simon's, He asked him to thrust out a little from the land. And He sat down and taught the people out of the boat. 
   And as He stopped speaking, He said to Simon, Launch out into the deep and let your nets down for a haul. 
   And answering, Simon said to Him, Master, we have toiled all the night and have taken nothing. Yet at Your word I will let down the net. 
   And doing this, they enclosed a great multitude of fish. And their net was being torn. 
   And they signaled the partners, those in the other boat, to come and help them. And they came and filled both the boats, so that they were sinking. 
   And seeing, Simon Peter fell at the knees of Jesus, saying, Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, Lord. 
   For he and all who were with him were astonished at the haul of fish which they had taken, 
  and so also were James and John, the sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, Do not fear, from now on you will be taking men alive. 
  And bringing their boats onto land, forsaking all things, they followed Him. Luke 5:1-11

The Setting

the lake of Gennesaret is more commonly known as The Sea of Galilee. 
He entered into a boat, and passed over, and came to His own city. Mat 9:1 After Christ moved from His home in Nazareth He made His home in the town of Capernium which stood on the North Western shore of The Sea of Galilee.

Christ had been preaching and the crowd got so intense that they pushed against Him, or maybe were pushed against Him.  To avoid the pressure He stepped into Simon's boat but He kept on preaching.  

Many people have found fault with Christ for not healing all the sick or all the demon possessed which He met but Christ's main mission was to preach the gospel of the Kingdom.  It was not to heal the sick or to cast out demons.  He stayed true to His calling!

When Christ was finished preaching He told Simon to row the boat to the deep part of the Lake and lower the nets.  Simon objected and said, we have toiled all the night and have taken nothing.  But because you say so we will do it again.

Well they caught so many fish that the nets broke from the weight.  They called their partners, James and John and they came to help and both boats were full of fish to the point of sinking.

The term And seeing is easier to understand like this When Simon Peter saw this happen. CEV

The Human Messiah

Simon Peter fell at the knees of Jesus, I can just imagine that most of us would have said, We sure did good this time, didn't we?  While we are trying to take as much credit for ourselves as is possible.

Bible teachers who are hung up on the idea that God is a trinity often find that teaching even in places where the Bible just barely hints at it.  Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, Lord.   

Trinitarian Bible teachers tell us that the word Lord, as it is used here means the second person of the trinity, or, put in more dramatic words, God of very God.  Why don't they consider this fact?  The word Lord as it is used here is from the Greek "kurios" Strong 2962.  One of the meanings of the word Kurios is Mr. - used with respect; another meaning is master

The Trinity doctrine is a false teaching, a lie, that originates with ancient BABYLON and EGYPT and ASSYRIA where they worshipped triads of deities, trinities, for example, Sin + Shamash + Ishtar; Osiris + Isis + Horus; Anu + Bel + Ea.

The Greeks picked up on this idea with their myriads of gods and the Roman Catholic church, in an effort to get more converts to Christianity, allowed the Greek converts to hold on to their belief in multiple gods. However, the church re-shaped the Greek philosophy to fit into the idea that Jehovah is actually three persons.

That the Roman Universal Church fostered that teaching is perhaps not too surprising because they hold tradition to be superior to the Bible but what is so disgusting is that Protestants, who say they base all their teachings on the Bible, still preach the doctrine of the trinity.

For he (Simon) and all who were with him were astonished at the haul of fish which they had taken, and so also were James and John ... who were partners with Simon.  That they were astonished that they had two boats full of fish is understandable but it does not prove that Christ is divine as some commentators tell us.