The Greatest Fishing Day Bible Story, ever told

The nets broke

Around the year of 60 many centuries ago lived three master fishermen and their families The village was near a Lake called Gennesaret off of the Sea of Galilee. These men had a hard occupation and made a living with their fishing ships. They toiled many long hours to do so. The village of people relied on the fishermen catch since fish were a healthy source of food and affordable. The men would come in before market in time to sort their catch after a night of fishing. There had been a drought for a time and there had not been a good catch. Since all fishing ships require a skilled crew to manage the work the men had employees to pay who counted on their income. They too had families to feed.

Now Simon Peter owned his boat and partnered with his good friends James and John who were brothers and together they owned the other fishing ship. The men must have been exhausted after working the lake all night and likely disheartened. It is depressing to come home with no fish after a days work. Just like then today there is no difference. In Simmons time like today there are no guarantee's in the Ole hard World. It is easy to be frightened especially if you are trusting in the world or the government for your income and supply. Much of the world today is in such a mess Nations are going bankrupt. To say the least these are very difficult times in which we live. The unemployment is on the rise, not the decline. Like Simon Peter, James and John many today need a miracle in finances. Our own sin can make one to fall and we all fall short the Glory of God.

God wants His children to be His partners in life. He wants to Bless us in our every area of our life and knows we need money to live. He gave us a blueprint on how to live in the world and be prosperous and abundant. God sent a Savior for all the World Jesus Christ and He came so we could have life and might have it more abundantly. John 10:10. Notice this says might have. God has already provided for us. He sent His only begotten son into the world and Jesus paid the price for the sins of the world on the Cross by His shed blood for all of us. It is our part to act on Gods Word. The supply in Gods world never runs short it is overflowing and abundant our part is to have Faith in Him and take action. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.(Romans 10:17)

Finances is the subject Jesus shares most about in all of Scripture around 2,000. God knew he was dealing with human beings and the enemy of this world who wants to destroy our lives, finances included. God knew we would really need to understand this so that we could have the abundant life He already gave to us. The scriptures are full of His promises and teachings on sowing and reaping. Jesus is the Way maker and when there looks like no way or seems like no way our God can make the way for those that love Him. (John 14:6) 'God will supply all our needs according to his riches and glory in Christ Jesus' (Phil 4:19) One must be born again of the Spirit of God. God is not going to Bless our finances if we follow the enemy in this world.

On this morning when the men came in from fishing near the sea of Galilee and were washing their nets Simon Peter could not help but notice a man preaching to a crowd of people.The people seemed to draw to Him like fresh cold water in a cup on a hot day. 'The people pressed upon Him to hear the Word of God.' ( Luke 5:1) Simon Peter, James or John had not seen this man before. They had to be a bit curious about this man's teaching. Then the man walked to Simon's boat and got in and sat at the stern. Simon near by, went over and this man, 'prayed him to thrust out the boat so the people could better hear.' (Luke 5:4-5)

Jesus was His name. Little did the fishermen know this day their lives would be changed forever. Jesus does do that for us. His love is greater then any sea or ocean and we cannot fathom how great His love for us in our finite minds. When one asks Jesus into their heart in faith and repent of sin a transformation inside takes place. (John 3:16) Off with the old and on with the new. We are given a new set of eyes to see and ears to hear.

Now the crowd had left and Jesus walked to Simon Peter and said,' go out to the deep and lay down your nets for a drought' (Luke 5:5-6) Simon must have heard something Jesus preached to the people and his heart was softened. Maybe he heard Malachi 3:10,' put me to the test if I will not open and pour out the windows of Heaven running over and filled to the brim.' Simon had his doubts after all they had been toiling the lake all night long. The enemy of our souls will try to fill us with doubt and unbelief with his lies.The enemy comes to steal kill and destroy. (John 10:10) Unbelief was in Simon's heart and mind but his financial need was so great he could have decided to prove Jesus. What if Simon would not have listened to Jesus? He could have lost out on the most wonderful financial Blessing in their day.

God loves you and I He desires that we have a full ship too. Simon, James and John did not know this Jesus yet and look how He Blessed them. Simon Peter proved Jesus and stepped out and followed His instructions. No matter the worlds economy God's economy is thriving and it runs over to the brim there is no shortage, ever. God our Creator has the very best for His children. He wants to Bless all the lives of his children. The World's economy is failing us. Gods economy runs over in magnitudes of unlimited wealth and treasures. There is more then enough. 'God can turn all things for the good for those that love Him. (Romans 8:28)

When Simon saw the catch he fell down at the feet of Jesus knees saying, 'Depart from me Oh Master for I am a sinful man.' Simon Peter from that day on was now called Peter. Peter, James and John left the nets and all to the community to follow Jesus. The Lord had amazing plans for these men just as He does for us. They would go into the world to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to heal the sick and make the blind to see. They would lead multitudes to the Savior of Life the Son of the Living God, the Lord Jesus Christ. 'The apostles of Jesus Christ were now fishers of men.' (Luke 5:8-10)

In these days times are dangerous and nothing is for certain in the World. Many fear because they do not know what the future will bring. How can one increase finances in these times? The smaller pay check barely covers the most important bills. God tells us in the blueprint he gave us to follow, The Living Word on how to prosper our finances. God tells us to take our first fruits to the storehouse and He will multiply thirty, sixty or one hundred fold. (Mark 4:3-11)

God has paid the price and I am forgiven. Over the last year I decided to take God as my financial partner. I decided to test God. Malachi 3:10 is the only place in the Bible where God tells us to put Him to the test. 'Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this," says the LORD Almighty, "and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.'

My Friends growing in Christ is a process. Fear and doubt is Satins lie. The enemy does not want us to have wealth because he wants us to blame God. God loves you and I, 'He will never leave nor forsake us.' (Hebrews 3:13) God has provided miracles over and over for me, like Peter to help my unbelief in the area of finance because he is good and wants to pour out to His Children not becasue we deserve it we cannot buy our way into the pearly gates.

If a young person came to me today and asked me what is one thing you wish you would have done different? It would be, 'always giving to the Kingdom of God the first fruits of my finances.' I would rejoice in giving ten percent of any finance that comes to me and put it into Gods Kingdom and give offerings to the poor.' I would rejoice in watching it multiply.

God wants our hearts, He wants us to use the gifts He has so freely given. He wants our passion, talents and skills that He placed in our hearts for the redemtion of mankind in His Glory and Honor. God works through the frailty of man and invites us to participate in His Kingdom. 'We have been given a free will to choose to do good or evil. God grieves when we choose a path of selfishness. He rejoices we we choose love and mercy.'

I relate that when only a small amount comes into the household it can be very frightening. I know because I have been there many times. Take out of the small amount and sow the seed to Gods Kingdom in faith and see what he does for you. It does not matter the amount He tells us to give ten percent of our first fruits. Trust in Him, He wants to Bless you. The ten percent you give will grow and multiply. You will be amazed at how fast God will shine His favor on your faithfullness. Which would you rather have in your hand? A hundred dollar bill or ninety dollars with a guarantee of thirty, sixty or one hundred fold back on the ten dollars you gave to the poor person on the corner? (John 36:32-33)

May you be touched where you need touching today. God loves you and me and desires we have full lives and live in His Economy. He will lead and direct and touch In the name of Jesus Christ. We just need to follow His instructions in each area of our lives including finance for a large bountiful harvest. Praise God. 'Give seed and it will be given back to you shaken, pressed down and running over.'(Luke 6:38)

In Christ Jesus

My Love Skye

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skye2day 3 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

Pamela-anne How nice to hear from you. Boy it was a long time ago I wrote that story. . Your comment touch's my heart Pamela. Thank You so much. I am grateful you were Blessed. Jesus is like that. .Gods word never changes sister. He loves us yesterday today and tomorrow.. We can trust in Him. Yes precious one we do reap what we sow. Love Grace and Peace In Christ Skye.


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Pamela-anne 3 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario

Skye I really enjoyed your writing in this hub it has been a pleasure to read and has given me some great guidance. We must be willing to give before we can't expect to receive. Too many are always expecting to be on the receiving end of good fortune; without considering giving to others. As the old saying goes "It is better to give than to receive". Thanks for sharing your wisdom and kind words take care and God bless!


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skye2day 5 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

mr. Smith I will keep on and you too as well! Phil 4:13 Thank you for your encouragement I am touched by your visit. So nice to meet a new bro in Christ. Blessings to you and yours. In Christ Jesus. Kudos!


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Mr. Smith 5 years ago from California

A nicely-crafted lesson here. Thank you, and keep it up.


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skye2day 5 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

DeBorrah K Ogans Sister I saw an article of yours on a site the other day. I forget which one. Anyway it was very beautiful about marriage. You are something girl and humble indeed. You are so gifted and the Lord is using you to pour out His truth all around. I just love ya and I am always Blessed beyond measure by your loving words of encouragement. It ain't always easy girl but our treasures are stored in Heaven and Children of the most High are covered Amen and Amen. I have a new grandson Logan James. He was 3.5 weeks early and born on my youngest daughters birthday; the one that has Jayce. Our grandsons almost a year old. Wow. Logan is perfect and precious and my oldest daughter is a born momma. She is so thrilled as we all are. I have many stories in the works and excited to get them out. May God keep shining that light through you. He will precious friend. You are a rare gem. The 5 star diamond in the chest of treasures. Hand picked. Hugs always sista. In Christ. I plan on getting around the hubs more this week been a busy grandma. Loving It Praise God Almighty. I look forward to reading one of your lovelies


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 5 years ago

Skye, This is beautiful and thought provoking Message! Wonderful examples from the Word!

As you well stated:” God wants His children to be His partners in life. He wants to Bless us in our every area of our life and knows we need money to live. He gave us a blueprint on how to live in the world and be prosperous and abundant. God sent a Savior for all the World Jesus Christ and He came so we could have life and might have it more abundantly.” Amen! & Amen!!

We should be mindful that God really does have everything under His control! As you say:”No matter the worlds economy God's economy is thriving and it runs over to the brim there is no shortage, ever. God our Creator has the very best for His children. He wants to Bless all the lives of his children. The World's economy is failing us. Gods economy runs over in magnitudes of unlimited wealth and treasures. There is more then enough. 'God can turn all things for the good for those that love Him. (Romans 8:28)” This is so true! There is no recession in Heaven!

We must keep our focus on the Lord and Trust Him! He is able to do and provide above and beyond anything that we could ever think…! Thank you for sharing your spiritual insight! May our Heavenly Father Bless you bountifully in every way from His immeasurable resources! In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings! GOD BLESS YOU!


Eddie-Perkins 5 years ago

You are welcome. I know you would do the same for me. God bless you in your ministry.


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skye2day 5 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

Eddie-perkins What a gracious comment bro. I am touched. I went and changed the Scripture for Romans. Thank you very much. I know that scripture daah typo error.

I am honored to know you eddie-perkins and look forward to your reads. You keep on in Christ. U will Phil 4:13

Come Jesus soon!! Hugs to you and yours.


Eddie-Perkins 5 years ago

Skye, this is a wonderful relevant message for today. You have a wonderful gift of writing. I am blessed. I love the way you weave God’s Word with application for today’s life.

I love it; “Jesus is the Way maker” and He provides all our needs.

Just in case one of your readers wants to look up the verse “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God”. It is Romans 10:17 not Romans 8:28 – just an honest mistake – I’ve done that more times than I can count.

God will be no man’s debtor. Praise God! Thank you and God bless.


skye 5 years ago

Joseph T God Bless you brother. It is so nice to see you at my hub. God brings the Blessing to us in time and on time. Keep the faith Joseph T. May God always shine His favor on you and yours for abundant life. In Him. Thank you so much for your comment.

Raine Hello precious child. I am touched with your comment. Yes I am getting into scripture. Amazing how God used hubs to get me into dusting the cover of my Bible and digging in. I am so grateful. You be encouraged because I know that the best is yet to come for you too. Come Jesus soon!! Raine keep handing out the fresh living water you will!! Phil 4:13 Hugs to you.


Raine 5 years ago

I appreciate how you have 'done your homework' and tied this story so beautifully together. Reading your hubs has given me a new out look and talk about encouraging! You also have some amazing followers. Keep it up skye2day! The Best is Yet to Come!


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skye2day 5 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

voiceciw Mighty warrior Blessings. Thank you for your gracious comment. I am truly touched. God is amazing love and the Power of the Holy Spirit is so very precious. All Glory to God brother. I am working on another hub in relation to 'Elisha' Your encouragement has blessed me and I thank God He put you on my path bro. Love you in Christ Jesus. Hugs Galore


Joseph T 5 years ago

I agree with you Jesus took care for us for everything we need. The story of my family was the blessing of God, 2 years ago even I struggled with all my best efforts I could not find any job to support my family; I came to Jesus asking for help I let our burden in Jesus's hands, and the miracle had happened, suddenly one of my friend to brought me to work in his company and I had a good job to support my family. Thanks Sky2Day for your dedication and your Love to God. May all the blessing of God come to you and your family....

Joseph T


VOICE CIW 5 years ago

God bless you Woman of God, this is a very encouraging and inspiring hub. You went from the three fishermen, to how we should trust and have faith in God, to tithing, great work, Faithful One of God. All believers are fishers of men, and this hub you just wrote, you are going to catch some fish. Praise God! You are right we are living in perilous times, but we are children of the King of Glory, we should show no fear, because the Word of God says, " We are not given the Spirit of fear, but of Love and a Sound Mind. skye2day my beautiful Sister in the Lord, you keep on preaching that Word, I love you in the Lord.


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skye2day 5 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

goldie77 You go sister. In Faith take the action and you will be BLESSED God is true and faithful. Gods message is so powerful He really wanted us human minds to understand. It was a long walk to being faithful and I am going to stand with Christ and have abundance overflowing in all areas of life. I am stickin to it In the name above all names. 'I can do all thing through Christ who strengths me.' (Phil 4:13) You will see before it leaves your hand God knows how He is going to Bless what you believed Him for in His Kingdom if our hearts are sincere. You are much like me. Goldy Proud of you for taking the stand. Gods financial plan is the only plan that is guaranteed and will not let us down. Gods benefits are for usm not HIM He owns it all anyway. In proportion to our giving is our harvest! I am sorry I did not understand this to the depths of my heart sooner. God knows and forgives. We move forward. You rock. Hugs Galore sister.

In these days I beleive many to Gods financial plan because the world plan is a mess and fallen. Sometimes it takes the bottom to come to the top and rise up. God can and would if He were sought!! (-; God love you. Me to!

lifegate Hello mighty eagle Always a pleasure to see you at my hubs. I am Blessed by your words. Hugs to you. U keep on lifegate. U will Phil 4:13


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skye2day 5 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

Hyphenbird Blessings sister.

NIV Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this," says the LORD Almighty, "and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.

I am not sure where I got prove but I will back track a bit to find out. I am grateful you pointed this out!!

This topic is truth and I have seen with my eyes the Blessings from sowing and GOD is Faithful. It took what it took for me and I have not always stepped out in Faith and really really said yes you are my partner in finance deep in my heart. I am forgiven and move forward in joy. It is so selfish now I am a ragged doll sinner in the works for christ always forgiven.

GOD ONLY wants our love. He WANTS us to be fruitful and multiply in all areas of our life. Many times by the time I got to God it was crumbs because it the money slipped out of my fingers. Thank You GOD our salvation is a free gift we do not have to pay for a ticket to heaven. God gives us HIS commands for our benefit not His. He has paid the price so His Children could have abundant life. I will change prove and put test unless I locate the prove if I do. I am curious now. I have always said prove me and put me to the test in reference to others. Hmmmm it got in there not to mislead as you know. HUGS galore. God Bless you precious one in Christ! You are an angel, I believe. Keep handing the fresh living water

you will. Phil 4:13 Thank You Lord for sending hyph on my path!! I am Blessed


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

Hello Skye2day. I also found this article to be a blessing. I am a faithful tither and giver and our home is filled with more than we need. God's Word never fails.

I do have a statement and question. Which Bible version did you use to get your quote? You quoted:'Maybe he heard Malachi 3:10,' prove me and put me to the test if I will not open and pour out the windows of Heaven running over and filled to the brim when you follow me.'

However the scripture actually says something different. To follow is not the same as to tithe. I checked 6-7 different versions and never found one that says "follow". Even if it did, that changes the entire conversation in Malachi 3. The subject is about robbing God by denying him tithes. THEN and only then is the blessing poured out. I understand your message and it is beautiful. I just do not wish anyone to become confused on this matter of tithes. Thank you. Joy in Jesus, Hyphenbird.

From the NIV....

8 “Will a mere mortal rob God? Yet you rob me. But you ask, How are we robbing you?In tithes and offerings. 9 You are under a curse—your whole nation—because you are robbing me. 10 Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this, says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it. 11 I will prevent pests from devouring your crops, and the vines in your fields will not drop their fruit before it is ripe,” says the LORD Almighty. 12 “Then all the nations will call you blessed, for yours will be a delightful land,” says the LORD Almighty.


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lifegate 5 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

What a wonderful read, Sista! Thanks for your faithfulness and encouragement!


goldie77 5 years ago

Wow Skye -what an awesome and anointed hub. I was reading the same story this morning in Matthew this morning and knew God was speaking to me to have more faith as I recently gave up my job (in a time of recession can you believe!!) to follow the Lord in other work and have currently no income. God is my employer and this is the kind of encouragement He keeps bringing me. Just like the fishermen gave up ther jobs to follow Jesus, that's what I'm doing and I'm waiting for God to fill my boat. It can be scary -but I have prayed for God to increase my faith.Bless you sister for obeying God's leading in writing this hub today


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skye2day 5 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

Loves to read Yes sista God is like that. When it leaves our hands the Blessings come in a wink. God is amazing I would tell anyone do it tithe and trust because God is faithful. He will return big times. It took a long time to really get there for me. God knows thats why he said first fruits first because I had His part spent. Faith without works is dead. Of course God does meet us where we are at he knows our struggles His love is so amazing but He really wants us to let go to BLESS in abundance. Sow a little reap a little. Girl I am ready for the quantity JK, not. God never fails. I made GOD my financial partner, first the money offerings are a given.He Blesses it all. Instead of the other way around offerings then left overs. I am Blessed. I love ya girl anything new at your hubs of love. I will check it out sista. You are a double diamond. Keep giving the fresh living water u will Phil 4:13 Hugs galore my special sista. So great to hear from you. Thank You.

Dave Matthews Hello brother. I too have not been faithful in my tithe all the time and gave offerings first in most cases. God is the Best pay out. HIS order is first fruits then offerings. It is for us not for HIM. He is way wealthy. He has plenty to pour out of Heaven. It has been a process but I am on it. I am excited to have a Financial partner. I am in. God Bless you my bro. I do pray all is well with you and yours. Bro keep on in Christ. Keep leading the flock. Hugs.


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Dave Mathews 5 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

skye2day: This is beautifully done and a message that needs to be heard. I have not alway fulfilled my financial obligation to God through tithing. I felt the finances were needed to help keep our heads above water for bills and expenses. In those times as a choir singer with two choirs, I gave more of myself to make my contribution through music even more special and pleasing.


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Loves To Read 5 years ago

Up and Awesome as always, my precious sista skye. Girl you are truly on fire for our Lord and Savior and i am so glad that He has touched you in the matter of finances.

We must always trust Him and His written word for unlike man, He cannot lie. Whatever we give to others or sow back into His Kingdom,with a CHEERFUL HEART will be blessed and multiplied before it returns to us. Great hub sista. Thanks for sharing what God has been doing in your life. I read your last hub before this one but have not commented on it as yet.

I bet Jaycee is up and about now and a true blessing from God to keep you on your toes. :-)

Love You skye. You are a true diamond Hugs Galore


skye 5 years ago

Charolette Plum GOD is the source and will provide Work for Him and it puts a whole new perspective on the outlook. It did for me. Many Blessings Precious one. Your welcome always IN Him


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Charlotte B Plum 5 years ago

Dear Skye,

Thank you so much for writing this hub and for sharing with us. Indeed this is a great reminder to trust and give back to God what He has given us.

Thank you also for your most encouraging comment on my hub. I am so grateful for your wise words and for the reminder to write without a purely financial perspective in mind.

You are a blessing to many!


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BJC 5 years ago from Florida

Back at ya, skye2day :)


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skye2day 5 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

bjc I am touched may Gods face smile His favor on you today and always. Be encouraged you are loved by God.

Hugs Galore bjc.


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BJC 5 years ago from Florida

A very annointed message!

BJC~


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skye2day 5 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

HSanAlim Blessings precious one. I am truly touched. I just hit submit and what an encouraging first comment. It is true precious I know this to work. I have tears of joy because this was allot of work. I am so grateful my efforts touched you All for the name of Jesus girl. I think maybe you were suppose to stop over. I will be honored to check your hubs as well In Christ sending a rocky mountain high hug I like that cool.

God wants us to prosper and be in good health even as our soul prospers Amen. ( - ;


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HSanAlim 5 years ago from Indonesia

You have done a masterful job of interweaving your message of the timelyness of Christ's message and the problems of our day. Your words have given me, as my father - a Denver native - would say, a Rocky Mountain High.

In my opinion this is one of the best hubs that I have ever read. I would add that rarely do I read hubs of a religious nature but perhaps I should reconsider that policy.

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