John 21:1-25, Jesus asked meat, but fed them; ordained Peter as Shepherd.

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My name is Isaac Livingston. I am from Neyyoor India

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Jesus Christ made a feast to his disciples, preparing fish and bread for them on the grill. Jesus Christ told Peter to feed his lambs and his sheep, which is his Church. Peter and John lived long and Peter was martyred.


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Jesus Christ asked for meat but fed them.

"John 21:1 After these things Jesus showed himself again to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias; and on this wise showed he himself. 2 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." Peter was the leader of the disciples, and so a few of the disciples were with Peter. "3 Simon Peter 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." There are many preachers preach that Peter back slid in going to fish. The devil is against Peter and always find ways to undermine his actions. So, please be careful to reject any preacher, who find fault with Peter. They are from Satan and they are false preachers. "4 But when the morning was now come, Jesus stood on the shore: but the disciples knew not that it was Jesus. 5 Then Jesus saith unto them, Children, have ye any meat? They answered him, No. 6 And he said unto them, 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." Remember that such an identical miracle happened at the beginning, and that caused Peter to become his disciple. "7 Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved saith unto Peter, It is the Lord. Now when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he girt his fisher's coat unto him, (for he was naked,) and did cast himself into the sea." The disciple whom Jesus loved was John himself. He told Peter that it was the Lord. "8 And the other disciples came in a little ship; (for they were not far from land, but as it were two hundred cubits,) dragging the net with fishes. 9 As soon then as they were come to land, they saw a fire of coals there, and fish laid thereon, and bread." The disciples were dragging the net with fishes, and at the same time Jesus was preparing fish and bread for them on a grill. "10 Jesus saith unto them, Bring of the fish which ye have now caught." Jesus asked them for a few new fishes also to place it on the grill. "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, yet was not the net broken." Here we see two miracles, one is 153 great fishes, they are too many fishes, and the second is, that the nets did not break. The same identical miracle happened in Luke 5:5-11. Verse 11 says that they forsook all and followed him. And, because of that miracle, they became his disciples.  "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." Knowing that he was the Lord, nobody dared to ask him who was he. It may be the culture thing. In eastern countries the disciples give such kinds of respect to the masters. But in western countries, they purposely tear down such respect. There is no respect from students to teachers, subordinate to boss, and so on. Even the news people treat the president of the country like dirt; it is pathetic. "13 Jesus then cometh, and taketh bread, and giveth them, and fish likewise." The Lord Jesus Christ treated his disciples with a feast and it was a surprise. "14 This is now the third time that Jesus showed himself to his disciples, after that he was risen from the dead." They respect him more than before. He was resurrected Lord then; and they were not sure what will be next.

Jesus ordained Peter Shepherd of his Church.

Jesus Christ told Peter in Matthew 16:18&19, "18 I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. 19 And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven." Jesus Christ used Peter as the leader of his disciples and used him to build his church. But Satan did not like it and he used the theologians and preachers to correct the words of Jesus Christ and throw dirt on Peter. Watch for it, as soon as you see anybody doing it, reject them or throw them to garbage, since they are from Satan. In the next passage in John, Jesus has some dialogue with Peter, and at the end, Jesus Christ gave Peter the responsibility to feed his lamb and sheep, which is the church of God. False preachers try to twist this also. Let us see the verses. "John 21:15 So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? (more than these means, more than the other disciples.) He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; (He replied, yes, which means that he loves him more than others, then he continues,) thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs. 16 He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep. (Jesus Christ told Peter to feed his lambs and sheep, the entire church.) 17 He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep." Some preachers say that since Peter denied knowing him three times, Jesus also asked him three times. May be so, but the bible does not say it that way. It is speculation. But, Jesus Christ ordained Peter to feed his lambs and sheep, that is the church.

Peter and John lived long, and Peter was martyred

"18 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, When thou wast young, thou girdedst thyself, and walkedst whither thou wouldest: but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee, and carry thee whither thou wouldest not. 19 This spake he, signifying by what death he should glorify God. And when he had spoken this, he saith unto him, Follow me." Jesus told Peter that he will gird himself, that is, Peter will be in charge, and he will be the leader as long as he is able. He will serve until he gets old, and he will be killed as a martyr to glorify God the Father. "20 Then Peter, turning about, seeth the disciple whom Jesus loved following; which also leaned on his breast at supper, and said, Lord, which is he that betrayeth thee?" This is John, and he was following them. "21 Peter seeing him saith to Jesus, Lord, and what shall this man do?" Peter asked Jesus about what will be for John? "22 Jesus saith unto him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee? follow thou me. 23 Then went this saying abroad among the brethren, that that disciple should not die: yet Jesus said not unto him, He shall not die; but, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee?" History says that John was the only disciple, who was not martyred, even though he had to face a lot of persecutions. This is what Jesus Christ told him.

The end of the Gospel of John

"24 This is the disciple which testifieth of these things, and wrote these things: and we know that his testimony is true. 25 And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen." John endorses his own letter as he concludes it. And he says that he could not include in this letter a whole lot more, since it will be overwhelming. Now, we have ended the study of John, and we have covered a lot of things. We have studied very important doctrinal and Spiritual information, and it will be difficult to have a recap. So, if you like to know any specific subject in detail, or anything to be clarified, or have any doubt, please write to me. The mailbox is just below. I will answer you very promptly. Thank you very much.

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