How do you catch fish? You may use a lure. Or you may set up a net to trap them. Either way, they are unsuspecting. So it is in the case of men. For I will use signs and wonders to lure them in. Those with a religious spirit will reject this move of My Spirit as has always been the case. For truly you are about to see the biggest catch ever in the history of mankind.
Get ready to throw your nets out into the deep, for when you do, you will be amazed. Get ready to expand! You will catch so many fish you will need others to help you haul them in. You will need others to help you clean them up.
For I am still the God of signs and wonders. I am shaking all that can be shaken, so get your nets ready and get your hopes up again. Though others say that it is no use and you have been fishing all night, I say throw your nets out again and watch what happens! If you trust Me and obey, you will bring in the greatest catch of the ages!
Matthew 4:19 Living Bible (TLB)
Jesus called out, “Come along with me and I will show you how to fish for the souls of men!”
John 21:6 New Life Version (NLV)
He said to them, “Put your net over the right side of the boat. Then you will catch some fish.” They put out the net. They were not able to pull it in because it was so full of fish.
Mark 16:20 New Living Translation (NLT)
And the disciples went everywhere and preached, and the Lord worked through them, confirming what they said by many miraculous signs.
Acts 6:7-8 English Standard Version (ESV)
7 And the word of God continued to increase, and the number of the disciples multiplied greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests became obedient to the faith.
8 And Stephen, full of grace and power, was doing great wonders and signs among the people.
Acts 8:6 New Living Translation (NLT)
Crowds listened intently to Philip because they were eager to hear his message and see the miraculous signs he did.
Hebrews 2:4 Living Bible (TLB)
God always has shown us that these messages are true by signs and wonders and various miracles and by giving certain special abilities from the Holy Spirit to those who believe; yes, God has assigned such gifts to each of us.