Peter, when he took His Word. When he seined all night, being a fisherman out there, and he come in, discouraged, no fish. Any good fisherman knows what that is, with no fish. Then, the first thing, he had washed his nets, laid them out upon the bank, and was letting them dry.
And Jesus came down and asked to borrow his boat. He preached. Then He said, “Simon, launch out into the deep and let down for the draught. Go right back where you’ve seined, all night. Go right back where you’ve toiled, hour after hour, and let down for a great draught of fish, a great taking.”
Now look. He said, “Lord, we’ve toiled all night and have taken nothing. But at Thy Word, Lord, I’m going to let down the net. At Thy Word!” That’s it, take God at His Word. And when he let down the net, he enclosed such a great draught of fishes until the net begin to break.
That put him in action. Yes, sir. Jesus’ influence on him put him into action, and he dropped the net. And Jesus said, “Fear not, from henceforth ye shall catch man.”
The blind man, when he was healed, sitting at the gate and… or setting in the street. And the Pharisees said, “Anybody professed Him, or had anything to do with Jesus, would be put out of the temple.”
They, they come, asked the father and mother. They said, “He is of age; ask him.”
He said, “Man, called Jesus, healed me.”
Said, “This man is a sinner. He don’t belong to our groups. We don’t know from whence He come. Give God praise!”
He said, “Now, whether He’s a sinner or not, I don’t know.” He said, “But this one thing I do know; wherein I was blind, I can now see.” And said, “The funny thing is, to me, that you’re supposed to be the spiritual leaders of this hour, and this Man opened my eyes, and yet you don’t know where He come from.” What did he do? He got in action. That’s right. It put him into action, because that he spread His fame abroad throughout all the country.
The people, at the Day of Pentecost, when Jesus told them to wait up there, and they would be… Come down, and when the Holy Ghost came down upon them at the Day of Pentecost, when they were influenced by the Word of God made manifest. Now remember, Jesus said, “Wait at Jerusalem until you’re endued with Power from on High.” They waited, not eight days, not nine days; they waited ten days, until the promise was made manifest. And the Holy Ghost fell and divided Itself, and tongues of Fire set upon each of them.
And while they were influenced by the Holy Ghost, they went into action, staggering like drunk man, screaming, speaking in tongues, out into the street they went.
They said, “These men are full of new wine.”
He, Peter, stood up, and he said, “This is That which was spoken of by the prophet, Joel, ‘And it’ll come to pass in the last days.'” What did it do? It put him into action.
It’ll put you into action, if you haven’t got It, It’ll put you into action when you see the Word of God fulfilled. What we’ve seen in these last days, ought to put us into action. It should do it, if we would just do it with reverence and humility. The Pillar of Fire before Paul, put him into action. And today when we see that same Pillar of Fire, by science, by Its results, by what It promised, making the Word in these last days come to pass exactly, it should put us in action. That, the sign has been given, “As it was in the days of Sodom, just before Sodom burned, so shall it be in the coming of the Son of man; He’ll be manifested again, the same yesterday, today, and forever.” It ought to put every member of the Body of Christ into action, getting everything in you can, ’cause this is the last hour, its the last call, last call. Word by word, It’s been fullfilled. It should certainly put us in action.