John 21:6 He said to them, “Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some.” So they cast it, and now they were not able to haul it in, because of the quantity of fish.
The story that came to mind while in prayer is John 21 and the disciples fishing. It’s interesting because I’ve been praying for my own family regarding favor and success. We’ve been going through intense warfare. God told me two things: some demons I’m up against will require fasting to defeat and we need to cast our net where He says to.
Stop doing things in your own strength.
This is the message I received in my spirit. In frustration the other day I asked God why there seemed to be a stalling in my family. The answer: we are being taught warfare. And that some battles must be won with greater effort as some “giants” are very large. It requires, as I said above, fasting and an ability to clearly hear God’s voice. Simply put, the net needs to be cast where He says to.
Jeremiah 12:5 “If you have raced with men on foot, and they have wearied you, how will you compete with horses? And if in a safe land you are so trusting, what will you do in the thicket of the Jordan?
If I can’t hear Him clearly now and be disciplined I won’t make it later. God showed me that. Some of you reading this are being prepared for promotion and something greater. But, you won’t last long if you’re easily defeated now. You must know His voice and be obedient.
The bigger the level, the bigger the devil.
1 Peter 5:8 Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
Today, I want to encourage you to remember that it’s God’s strength and not your own. Zechariah 4:6b Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord of hosts.
You may have been casting your net all night and caught nothing. Whatever it is, it simply needs a touch from Yeshua’s hand. A word of knowledge. His wisdom. Nothing is impossible for God. Nothing.
John 21:1-6 ESV After this Jesus revealed himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias, and he revealed himself in this way. Simon Peter, Thomas (called the Twin), Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples were together.
Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” They said to him, “We will go with you.” They went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing. Just as day was breaking, Jesus stood on the shore; yet the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to them, “Children, do you have any fish?”
They answered him, “No.” He said to them, “Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some.” So they cast it, and now they were not able to haul it in, because of the quantity of fish.