17 Jun At His Word Part 2 of 2: Creating something out of nothing
Kingdom Dynamics Weekly (KDW) June 17, 2019 By Tunde Olugboji Vol 19:21
Series title: At His Word
Part 2 of 2: Creating something out of nothing
In Luke 5, Peter and his colleagues worked tirelessly to catch fish but with zero reward. And when Jesus came into the scene, he them to “launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch. And Simon answered and said to Him, Master, we have toiled all night and caught nothing; nevertheless, at Your word I will let down the net.” (Lk 5:4-5)
Peter did as Jesus told him to, and they were rewarded with a great catch. Do you sometimes wonder how Peter et al were able to have a great catch but only after Jesus inserted himself in their situation?
Perhaps the answer could be found right at the beginning of the Bible. On Day 6 of creation (Gen 1:26) God the father gathered together the other 2 persons of the trinity on the balcony of heaven for a very important meeting. After the creation of light, waters, atmosphere, vegetation, sun, moon, stars, creatures in the air and on the land, etc. he must have told the Son and the Holy Spirit: Let’s deliberate on some important matters. We’ve been able to accomplish a lot in the past 5 days, but all we have done, while good, is not complete. Something is still missing. There is another thing that is absolutely necessary for us to create, a lacuna or a gap still exists in the creative process.
So, he declared: “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.” Holy Spirit and Jesus must have responded. yes, God the father, that sounds great, let’s go for it. And from the minutes of that meeting in heaven as recorded by Moses in Genesis 1, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, who was a participant at that meeting, it becomes clear that the primary attribute of the trinity, is being the creator of all things.
This creative ability manifested in Luke 5. Peter and his colleagues worked hard all night, utilized all their fishing skills, put into practice all the strategy and tactics they learned in fishing school, yet they caught nothing. So Jesus, who has been given all power on earth and in heaven, at that point, decided, I am going to exercise the power to create fish, because I have the power to give life to the dead and to call those things which do not exist as though they did (Rom 4:17).
So, all Peter needed for victory was to obey Jesus, launch into the deep, and where there was no fish, they suddenly found fish, because the creator, Jesus, created fish that morning. As you are reading this, do you believe that Jesus could create brand new things just for you? A new job with your name on it; a higher position in your company that didn’t exist before, a new business idea, a new talent that you never had, a new gifting of the spirit?
Peter was rewarded because he believed in Jesus, not because the circumstances seemed right. Circumstances will never be right. There will not be a perfect time to marry, change jobs, take on a new project, go back to school. Once the creator is on your side, take a bold step of faith.
Will you pray this week, Lord, help me to completely and absolutely trust in your creative abilities. Help my unbelieve, make me a believer like Peter, endow me with fearless faith, a nevertheless faith that gets Jesus’ creative juices flowing.