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(The brightness of our revelations depend upon the correctness of our doctrines, our building blocks)

(God is Thought, God is Love, God is a Spirit – Eccl 12:7)


(1 Sam 15:22)  And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD [i.e., obeying the Bible]? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken [Heb: hear, give heed, regard] than the fat [the most desirable sweetest part] of [sacrificed] rams.


THE PROPHECY (Luke 5:1-11)

(Luke 5:1,2)  And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon him [Jesus] to hear the word [Gk: logos] [John 1:14] of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret [Heb: harp-shaped] [another name for the sea of Galilee], And saw two ships [1] standing by the lake [“standing” inactive, without the fishermen inside (like closed books standing on a shelf)]: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets [2].

1.     Commentary: “two ships” = two containers, two cargo vessels, symbolizing the Old Testament and the New Testament, both supported (empowered) by the Holy Spirit who is the water of the word of God; two salvation ships created and employed by God to transport cargo [a type and shadow of us] to Heaven. However, the Bible indicates that the Old Testament ship (the synagogue, the first Testament) is full and waiting (Heb 11:39,40) while the New Testament ship (the church, the last Testament) is rapidly filling.

a.      (Heb 11:39,40) And these all [the Old Testament heroes of faith], having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise: God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect [Gk: complete].

b.     (Mat 20:16)  So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen. [Mark 10:31; Luke 13:30]

2.     Commentary: “washing their nets” = getting rid of, casting away the unwanted debris. Cleansing their nets, and repairing (correcting, stitching up, sewing up, healing) tears in their doctrines (and tears in their hearts), preparing (perfecting) themselves through the correction of their doctrines to go fishing, rather like Elijah’s school for “the sons of the prophets” (2 Kings 2:3-15), and exactly like our Rescue Mission.

a.      (Mat 13:47,48)  Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net [the composite doctrines of the word of God (Isa 28:9-13)], that was cast into the sea [of humanity], and gathered of every kind: Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad [Gk: rotten, worthless: corrupt] away.



(Luke 5:3)  And he [Jesus Christ] entered into [as spirits enter into people (Mark 4:19)] one of the ships [the Old Testament, activating the heretofore inactive logos] [1], which was Simon's [Heb: hearing], and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land [or “from the dry,” indicating an absence of water which is the Holy Spirit]. And he sat down, and taught the people [who were attentively standing on the shore (dry land) the doctrines of God] out of the ship [which was supported (empowered) by the water of the Holy Spirit].

1.     (Heb 9:16)  For where a testament [Gk: contract: covenant] is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator [and Jesus Christ “the testator” was then still alive on this earth].



(Luke 5:4-6)  Now when he had left [Gk: stopped] speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out [Gk: thrust out] [note the implicit effort that is required to obey this command] into the deep [Gk: profundity, fig, mystery: deepness, deep things, depth], and let down your nets [doctrines, i.e., Acts 2:38; Rom 10:9,10] for a draught [Gk: a catch (of fish)]. And Simon answering said unto him, Master [Gk: teacher], we have toiled [Gk: to feel fatigue, labored] all the night, and have taken nothing [Simon responded with a complaint, essentially saying: “I am an experienced fisherman and know more about this than you do.”]: nevertheless [i.e., in spite of my serious disagreement, and my pending sacrifice (i.e., his labor)] at thy word [Gk: rhema] [i.e., Simon had received a little rhema] I will let down the net [i.e., I will obey, regardless of my great disbelief] [“to obey is better than sacrifice” (1 Sam 15:22)]. And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake [Gk: to tear asunder: brake /// to sunder (by separation)] [Vine’s Expository Dictionary of Biblical Words: to burst asunder] [Why? Answer: disobedience. How?]. [1]

1.     Commentary: “I will let down the net” = the KJV, the original 1611 KJV, and NKJV have rendered correctly what Simon decided to be let down as “the net” whereas the Amplified Bible, NAS, NIV and The Living Bible have rendered Simon’s decision incorrectly as “the nets” and therefore their readers are completely blocked from understanding the uppermost crowning pinnacle of this prophecy and are led off on a godless bunny trail by all, except the NKJV, by suggesting that their nets (first error) were in the process of breaking (second error) rather than their net broke (past tense, it happened). However, even the NKJV which first rendered Simon’s utterance correctly as “net” thereafter joined the herd on this bunny trail by rendering “and their net was braking” (NKJV verse 6). Although humanly quite reasonable, God didn’t say that! God said “and their net brake” (Vine’s Dictionary: burst asunder) teaching that godly success comes from obedience to the Word, and not from partial obedience. King Saul tried partial obedience to God and look where that got him, a very unhappy disgraced suicide.




(Luke 5:7)  And they beckoned unto their partners [James and John], which were in the other ship [a type and shadow of the New Testament], that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink [out of sight, into faith; a wonderful metaphor for totally changing environments]. [1]

1.     Commentary: prophecy: both the vessels of the Old Testament (already filled) and of the New Testament (filling) were filled with what? Answer: fish (us, saints), symbolizing all imputed (Heb: esteemed, regarded) (Gk: esteemed, reckoned) for righteousness Old Testament and New Testament saved souls that are to be inexorably drawn to Heaven when both ships are completely full and sink completely out of sight (“For we walk by faith, not by sight:” (2 Cor 5:7). The “sinking process” is a continuous miracle that has been happening since 1972 when the Supreme Court exorcised God out of sight in the public school system of America.


(Luke 5:8-11)  When Simon Peter saw it [Gk: understood] [i.e., realized the point of what had just happened and why it had happened], he fell down [Gk: to prostrate oneself] at Jesus' knees [in the position of “humbled obedience”], saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord [Simon now understood that the cause of his separation from God was his disobedience (sinfulness)]. For he was astonished [Gk: dumbfounded, X amazed, wonder], and all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken [much like the miracle of caught fishes currently occurring at our Rescue Mission]: And so was also [i.e., as credible witnesses] James, and John, the sons of Zebedee [Heb: giving], which were partners with Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not [i.e., trust me]; from henceforth thou shalt catch [Gk: to take alive (make a prisoner of war), fig. to capture] men. And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook all, and followed him.