I noted that this method of fishing wasn't working and I heard Jesus tell the men that they are not pulling in the amount of fish he set out for them to.
He asked them to change the way the in which they were fishing, yet the men ignored Jesus. They began to fiercely throw the spears so they could show Jesus that the method they chose would work and they could bring in a huge catch of fish if they just tried harder.
They continued in this manner until Jesus voice grew louder. He said that he would take them out of the water unless they made the appointed catch. He demanded they change the way in which they were fishing yet as the picture faded I saw no one change the way in which they were fishing.
This picture bugged me. I asked God what it meant and I remembered a verse: "I will make you fishers of men". Jesus in this verse was talking to his fishing disciples. He challenged them to leave their nets for fishing and pick up new nets for bringing people into the Kingdom of God.
Taking these two pictures together, I understood the Lord was trying to tell me that we, Bible Believing Christians around the world have been using fishing spears to catch the harvest of lost souls, rather than the more updated method of fishing: nets.
We've been neglecting the world of those lost because we thought we knew how to fish. We ignored the master fisherman and continued down the path with outdated and ineffective methods when we could be grabbing people by the net-full.
What does this all mean for the future way in which we minister? I have no idea, but in my heart and mind it clearly means some things need to be overhauled. Some things need to be different. I know of many people coming to the Lord recently...does this mean their are even more if we simply change the method in which we bring God's truth?
What are your thoughts? I share this because I feel it was powerful. What are some "Spearfishing" methods we need to change? What are some ideas that could be "Net fishing"?