To Become

And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men. Mark 1:17

The phrase “make you to become” has amazing content. The word translated “become” is the same word translated “made” in John 1:3 “All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.” Jesus will utilize the same power He used to create the worlds to transform his servants “to become” what He wants them to be.

Bauer-Danker Greek English Lexicon says the word as used in this verse means: “to experience a change in nature and so indicate entry into a new condition”. Encapsulated in this word is the inability of these men to do this for or to themselves. They had no power to change their natures… no power to create something new within the roots of their personality. Their condition was unchangeable without Jesus.

But the power of Christianity is the power of Christ. He can make us to become! He does within us what no power on earth can do… and what we can never do for ourselves.

All Jesus required from them was to “Come ye after me”. That’s really the big one in this life isn’t it? Giving ourselves to Jesus so He can make something new!

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