“Jesus said to them, ‘Follow Me, and I will make you become fishers of men.’ They immediately left their nets and followed Him . (Mark 1:17-18)
Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. You are My friends if you do whatever I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but now I have called you friends, for all things I have heard from my Father, I have made known to you! You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, … that whatever you ask the Father in My name, He may give you. Can you see the awesome work God WORKED in you & for you –
NOW, MEDITATE ON THESE THINGS ….
You are appointed so you can’t be disappointed in the course of bearing fruit. You are/were once a servant but now upgraded and called a friend because you were made one & you have a ready-made friend. You were chosen and through Him you will find the rest of your friends for He also will choose and & show you the way too, to reach them and bring them to and into the glorious and greatest company – ”The Wise”.
This is the company of God, the Father; God, the Son & God, the Holy Spirit, the glorious company as recorded in Heb.12:22-24. A son of God must desire and choose to walk (keep) this company.(vs25) – ‘Enoch did(Gen.5:22-24) … for three hundred years!! He never lost out!!! Yes! Abraham was called ‘God’s Friend Forever’!! You can also become (Jn.15:14) and maintain(V.15) friendship with Jesus forever too!. The Holy Spirit has been given as ‘another Helper’, ‘Comforter i.e. your aide de camp’ …… He is to abide with you forever! Who else can be a closer/better Guide, Counselor & Teacher. Where is your heart today? Where is your affection? Set them on this company from above!.
It is the company that will never fail but make you!! Tell me your friend, who you know, who you walk with, who/ what you obey per time and I will tell you whom you are serving. If you are accepting, obeying and holding on to any word or counsel aside appropriating the wisdom (word) of God, certainly you are not serving God and it will certainly lead you to failure, condemnation and eternal damnation.
A friend loves and must make himself friendly at all times. Look at those fishermen of Mark 1:16-20.. As Simon heard, he forsook ALL and by wholly following and walking with the Lord, he BECAME, not only a known and successful fisherman, but “Blessed …;” and became Apostle PETER! So God expects you to access Him with confidence and to maintain a continued walk to bring others to it saying- ‘He who wins soul is wise!’ You can … for you have been worked into the status and position of an ‘Ambassador’. If filled and will continue in His Word, you are appointed a ‘Minister’ & Friend of this ‘Truth’ to ALL MANKIND!
PERSONAL CONFESSION: I am appointed a companion of all who fear you. My heart is fixed to the glorious company of the wise in heaven & on earth. I choose to walk in your precepts, to remain your friend & to refrain from the company of fools; Keep me Lord as a minister of Truth to mankind!
FURTHER READING: John14:23; 16 – 18; Col.3:1-4; Mark 1:16-20; Psalm68:11 ; Exodus3:10 – 4:17
PRAY with Psalm 72:16 – There will be an abundance of grain on top of the mountains; with fruits & we shall flourish in the land!