06-17-18 This message may be viewed live streaming video at commencing today Sunday at 11:00 am, and repeated 24/7 for one week; thereafter, the video, audio, and study notes are archived.

(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 [Heb: pleasure] in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying [Heb: to hear intelligently: understand] the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken [hear] than the fat of rams.


(Heb 5:8,9)  Though he [Jesus Christ] were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered; And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;

1.     obedience = Gk: attentive hearkening, (by implication) compliance or submission.

2.     obey = Gk: to hear under (as a subordinate), to listen attentively, to heed or conform: hearken, obey.



(Luk 5:1  And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret, Luk 5:2  And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets. Luk 5:3  And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon's, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship. Luk 5:4  Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught. Luk 5:5  And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing [ref. John 21:3]: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net [a disobedient action]. Luk 5:6  And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake [failure: the consequences of disobedience]. Luk 5:7  And they beckoned unto their partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came [with their nets], and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink. Luk 5:8  When Simon Peter saw it [Gk: understood it], he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord. Luk 5:9  For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken: Luk 5:10  And so was also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men. Luk 5:11  And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook all, and followed him.


(John 21:1-6)  After these things Jesus shewed himself again to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias [another name for the sea of Galilee]; and on this wise [way] shewed he himself. There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two other of his disciples [7 disciples: the number seven symbolizes “completion”]. Simon [Heb: hearing] Peter [Gk: a piece of (the) rock] [1] saith unto them, I go a fishing. They say unto him, We also go with thee. They went forth, and entered into a ship immediately; and that night they caught nothing [again, ref. Luke 5:5]. But when the morning [Gk: dawn] was now come, Jesus stood on the shore: but the disciples knew not that it was Jesus. Then Jesus saith unto them, Children, have ye any meat [Gk: fish]? They answered him, No. And he said unto them, Cast the net [the composite doctrines of the word of God (Isa 28:9-13)] [2] on the right side of the ship, and ye shall find. They cast therefore, and now they were not able to draw it for the multitude of fishes.

1.     Commentary: “Simon Peter” = In the KJV, please note the wonderful spiritual change that occurred in Simon from the first fishing episode 3 years previous (Luke 5:1-11), through this present last fishing episode (John 21:1-12). These two fishing episodes are like “bookends” encompassing, from the beginning to the ending, the 3 year ministry of Jesus Christ; two bookends on both ends of a set of books on a spiritual bookshelf, readily available to read and hear, book by book.

a.      Commentary: During the Lord’s 3 year ministry, Simon’s (Heb: hearing) actions progressed (evolved) from disobedience (albeit partial) into unquestioning obedience. Simon’s spiritual evolution is clearly illustrated as we examine the first fishing episode when Simon let down (cast) “the net” (Luke 5:5) rather than obey the Lord’s command to “let down your nets” (Luke 5:4). That first fishing episode may be compared to the last fishing episode when Simon and the disciples immediately and affirmatively responded to the then unknown stranger on the shore who commanded “Cast the net on the right side of the ship, and ye shall find. They cast therefore, and now they were not able to draw it for the multitude of fishes.” (John 21:6).

b.     Commentary: Not long after the first fishing episode (Luke 5:1-11), Jesus awarded Simon (Heb: hearing) the additional name of “Peter” (Mark 3:16) as both an endowment and prophecy affirming that Simon had now become “a piece of the Rock,” i.e., a piece of Jesus Christ.

2.     (Isa 28:9-13)  Whom [for the unsaved people who would not listen] shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts [i.e., them that are no longer babies]. For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little: For with stammering lips and another tongue [i.e., the Bible… is God’s Word(s)] will he speak to this people. To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear [Heb: to hear intelligently: consider, understand] [because of their unbelief]. But the word of the LORD was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they [the bad guys, the unsaved, the unhearing] might go, and fall backward [rather than falling forward prostrate], and be broken, and snared, and taken [by Satan].

a.      precept = Heb: commandment. [from God down to man, VERTICAL REVELATIONS]

b.     line = Heb: a cord (as connecting), especially for measuring. [from man to man, HORIZONTAL REVELATIONS]

c.     stammering = Heb: a buffoon; also a foreigner: to speak unintelligibly.

d.     unintelligible = Dict: that cannot be understood, incomprehensible.


(Mat 13:47-50)  Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea [a biblical symbol of humanity], and gathered of every kind [i.e., the good, the bad, and the ugly]: Which, when it was full, they drew to shore [Heaven], and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away. So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth [from “in us” Rom 8:18 & 1 Cor 6:3], and sever the wicked from among the just, And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

1.     (Rom 8:18)  For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory [the Son of God, Jesus Christ] which shall be revealed in us.

2.     (1 Cor 6:2,3)  Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters? Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?



Joh 21:7  Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved [John] saith unto Peter, It is the Lord. Now when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he girt his fisher's coat [his (our) covering??] unto him, (for he was naked,) and did cast himself into the sea [of humanity, to come to Jesus through the sea??]. Joh 21:8  And the other disciples came in a little ship [??]; (for they were not far from land [i.e., Heaven], but as it were two hundred cubits [approximately 400 feet, i.e., a bit over a football field’s length from land],) dragging the net with fishes.


Joh 21:9  As soon then as they were come to land, they saw a fire of coals there, and fish laid thereon, and bread. Joh 21:10  Jesus saith unto them, Bring of the fish which ye have now caught. Joh 21:11  Simon Peter went up, and drew the net to land full of great fishes, an hundred and fifty and three: and for all there were so many [to have authority over??], yet was not the net broken [vividly demonstrating the supernatural gathering power of the net, which is the assembled doctrines of God, “precept upon precept… line upon line”].


Joh 21:12  Jesus saith unto them, Come and dine. And none of the disciples durst ask him, Who art thou? knowing that it was the Lord. Joh 21:13  Jesus then cometh, and taketh bread [the Word of God], and giveth them [each], and fish likewise [to each disciple a congregation-army??]. Joh 21:14  This is now the third time that Jesus shewed himself to his disciples, after that he was risen from the dead.






He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

(Rev 2:7,11,17,29; 3:6,13,22)