I AM the Holy Spirit. During Jesus' ministry on the earth, He was questioned about paying the temple tax. Lest He offend those who received the tax, Jesus told Peter to go to the sea, cast in a hook, and take the fish that came up first. When Peter opened the fishes mouth, he found a piece of money, to pay the tax for both Peter and Jesus. (Matthew 17:24-27.)
At another point, a great multitude followed Jesus. There were about five thousand men, excluding women and children. Jesus did not want to send the multitude away without feeding them. A young boy in the midst had five barley loaves and two small fish. Jesus took the loaves, and when He had given thanks He distributed them to the disciples, and the disciples to the people; and likewise of the fish, as much as they wanted. They all ate and were filled. (John 6:1-14.)
When Jesus called Simon Peter and Andrew his brother, He said, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” (Matthew 4:18-20.) You too have been called to be fishers of men. The fields are already white for harvest. (John 4:35.) Remember, as you "fish for people," there will be supernatural provision, and supernatural multiplication of souls into the Kingdom.
24 When they had come to Capernaum, those who received the temple tax came to Peter and said,
“Does your Teacher not pay the temple tax?”
25 He said, “Yes.”
And when he had come into the house, Jesus anticipated him, saying, “What do you think, Simon? From whom do the kings of the earth take customs or taxes, from their sons or from strangers?”
26 Peter said to Him, “From strangers.”
Jesus said to him, “Then the sons are free. 27 Nevertheless, lest we offend them, go to the sea, cast in a hook, and take the fish that comes up first. And when you have opened its mouth, you will find a piece of money; take that and give it to them for Me and you.”
1 After these things Jesus went over the Sea of Galilee, which is the Sea of Tiberias. 2 Then a great multitude followed Him, because they saw His signs which He performed on those who were diseased. 3 And Jesus went up on the mountain, and there He sat with His disciples.
4 Now the Passover, a feast of the Jews, was near. 5 Then Jesus lifted up His eyes, and seeing a great multitude coming toward Him, He said to Philip, “Where shall we buy bread, that these may eat?” 6 But this He said to test him, for He Himself knew what He would do.
7 Philip answered Him, “Two hundred denarii worth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may have a little.”
8 One of His disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said to Him, 9 “There is a lad here who has five barley loaves and two small fish, but what are they among so many?”
10 Then Jesus said, “Make the people sit down.” Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand. 11 And Jesus took the loaves, and when He had given thanks He distributed them to the disciples, and the disciples to those sitting down; and likewise of the fish, as much as they wanted. 12 So when they were filled, He said to His disciples, “Gather up the fragments that remain, so that nothing is lost.” 13 Therefore they gathered them up, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves which were left over by those who had eaten. 14 Then those men, when they had seen the sign that Jesus did, said, “This is truly the Prophet who is to come into the world.”
18 And Jesus, walking by the Sea of Galilee, saw two brothers, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. 19 Then He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” 20 They immediately left their nets and followed Him.
35 Do you not say, ‘There are still four months and then comes the harvest’? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest!