Fishers of Men: A Call to Evangelize

What if we had taken up the challenge to become Fishers of Men and evangelized our generation when they were young? What if we had led someone to the Lord every day? What if churches focused on making disciples instead of mere members? How might our world look now?

At the beginning of His ministry on earth, Jesus shared His desire that His followers become Fishers of Men.

At the outset of His earthly ministry, Jesus expressed His desire for His followers to become “Fishers of Men.” Walking by the Sea of Galilee, He encountered two brothers, Simon (Peter) and Andrew, casting their nets. Jesus called them, saying, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” They left their nets and followed Him. Similarly, James and John, sons of Zebedee, abandoned their boat and father to heed Jesus’ call (Matthew 4:18-22). 

Near the end of His time on earth, He repeated that the mission of His followers should be Fishing for Men.

As His time on earth drew to a close, Jesus reiterated this mission. He declared, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Teach them to observe all I have commanded, and know that I am with you always” (Matthew 28:18-20).

When Jesus ascended to Heaven, His last recorded words were a command to Fish for Men.

Even at His ascension, Jesus left His followers with a clear directive: “You shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:7-8).

Charlie Peace, a convicted prisoner, once challenged a priest about the reality of hell. His words resonate: “If I believed what you and the church say, even if England were covered in broken glass, I would walk over it on hands and knees to save one soul from eternal damnation” (Leonard Ravenhill, Why Revival Tarries).

Our passion for souls matters. Heaven awaits, but so does hell. The signs of our times point to the Lord’s imminent return. The Rapture will catch many unprepared—two working in a field, two in a bed, two in a supermarket queue—one taken, the other left.

Let us awaken from spiritual slumber. May we fervently become Fishers of men, women, and children. “… he who wins souls is wise” (Proverbs 11:30).

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