John 21:3 Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a fishing. They say unto him, We also go with thee. They went forth, and entered into a ship immediately; and that night they caught nothing.
During the era of Jesus as man there were many who claimed to be godmen, supernatural leaders, offered something special spiritually to people (like salvation). Some amongst them became very famous like John the Baptist and Theudas (who is mentioned in Acts), they had many, many followers. So Jesus as a Messiah initially was not a great fear for the Roman Empire for they knew of many doing the same, but one thing common amongst all of them was after the person died their followers all returned to their usual lifestyle like we see written in today’s scripture. For the Romans ignoring them was the best solution.
Jesus as Messiah did become a concern to the Romans because of His fame for doing great miracles but that did not stop them from allowing their own army officers to follow Him. Jesus truly became a threat to the Roman Empire only after His resurrection, after His Disciples were baptized in the Holy Spirit and they too started doing things which Jesus as man did.
Let us understand that God is truly given glory when Christ shines through us. If God wanted He would have done miracles without us but He desires us to be vessels through which He can perform miracles so that the Name of Jesus Christ is lifted up and the world can see Him.
Lord You are Almighty God. Your ways are unlike our ways, your ways are perfect for You are perfect. Lord we pray we understand the reason we need to stand in your Name and represent You in this world. We pray they all see the light which is You in us and may come to know You and be saved…
This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Acts 5:36 For before these days rose up Theudas, boasting himself to be somebody; to whom a number of men, about four hundred, joined themselves: who was slain; and all, as many as obeyed him, were scattered, and brought to nought.
Matthew 8:5 And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him,
Mark 15:39 And when the centurion, which stood over against him, saw that he so cried out, and gave up the spirit, he said, Truly this man was the Son of God.
Acts 10:22 And they said, Cornelius the centurion, a just man, and one that feareth God, and of good report among all the nation of the Jews, was warned from God by an holy angel to send for thee into his house, and to hear words of thee.
Dated 30 September 2019