Jesus began his public ministry and selected twelve disciples. He first selected
the fishermen, Peter and Andrew, and told them he would make them “fishers of men”.
Then Christ selected two more fishermen, the sons of thunder, James and John. They
all dropped their nets and followed Christ to become his disciples. In all there
would be thirteen, including Jesus, who began the ministry to teach and spread the
Jesus then ministered for three and a half years, went to the Cross, and then was
raised from the dead.
At the close of being on earth, Jesus then appeared on the shores of Lake Galilee
to seven of his disciples, who have caught no fish in the night. However, Jesus has
them throw their net on the other side of the boat and they catch the 153 fish (John
21). Jesus will soon be leaving and now it is time for the disciples to be the leaders
in catching “the fish”. In the end there are now those who are still catching “the
fish” until the day Jesus returns at the end of this age to gather the nets.
Here we have previously focused on the peculiar number of 153. In the last article
concerning 153, it was found that the time from the surrender of the Temple Mount
on June 17, 1967 until the Feast of Trumpets 2017, that the span of time equals 153
periods of 120 days. ...
Jesus began his ministry in AD 28 and therefore began his efforts in fishing for
men. After his time on earth, the twelve disciples become the twelve apostles and
were sent to spread the gospel. The apostles trained others and those others have
passed this understanding down to us this very day. In this age of the Church, it
was also known as the age of the fish. Fishing season is still open and the final
net has not been drawn. That drawing will be at the Rapture of the Church, which
is the resurrection of the dead and living saints who have been saved since that
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes
in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son
into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned
already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved
darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing
evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed.
But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen,
that they have been done in God.
But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us,
even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace
you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the
heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding
riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have
been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not
of works, lest anyone should boast. –Ephesians 2:4-9