And he said unto them, Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and ye shall find. They cast therefore, and now they were not able to draw it for the multitude of fishes (John 21:6).
The Lord Jesus appeared to His disciples many times after His resurrection. On one of such occasions, He appeared to them when they were returning from an unsuccessful fishing trip. The disciples, who had gone back to fishing, had toiled all night at sea and caught nothing. When Jesus appeared to them in the morning, He asked them if they caught anything and their reply was negative. Jesus then said to them, “Cast the net on the right side of the ship and you shall find” (John 21:6).
I want you to mark Jesus’ words carefully. He said, “Cast the net on the right side of the ship.” If there was one place in all the waters where the disciples weren’t expected to find any fish, it was definitely around their ship, as they had troubled that spot all night long. The fishes ought to have fled from there. But the Bible says, “…they threw the net out and could not pull it back in, because they had caught so many fish” (John 21:6 TEV). Now, the big question is: “Where did all the fish come from?” They came from the Word of the Master!
The Bible says, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for. The evidence of things not seen…Through faith, we understand that the worlds were framed by the Word of God” (Hebrews 11:1-3). The fishes were framed by the Word of the Master! In Genesis 1:20 (MSG), the Bible says God spoke and commanded the ocean to swarm with fish and all sea life, and the water brought forth fishes. Now, Jesus, the living Word of God, speaks again and His words go out to frame the fishes!
The Bible says, “…as He is, so are we in this world” (1 John 4:17); our words, just like His, have creative ability. No wonder the Bible says you shall have whatsoever you say (Mark 11:23). This is one of the secrets to a life free of worries and struggles knowing that your words can frame things to being in your life. All you need do is discover from the Word what God has said about you and appropriate same to yourself.
Keep talking the Word, keep calling real what God has said concerning you, even when the circumstances around you show otherwise. Don’t give up; don’t give in! Keep framing the circumstances of your existence with the Word of God. That way, you’ll effect any change you desire in your job, finances, family, business, academics, health, or character, and you’ll never be disadvantaged in life.
I’m a product of God’s Word. The creative Word of God is in my heart and in my mouth today; I’m framing my world by the Word! My life is full of rest because I know the Word of God upholds me. I will never lack in my life because God has already provide for me everything I require to be a success.
Further Study: Hebrews 11:3 “Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.”
Hebrews 1:1-3 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by;…
(Taken by permission from Christ Embassy Church , aka Believer’s LoveWorld Ministries , Lagos, Nigeria. www.ChristEmbassy.org )