We learn a story, about Peter, while he and his companions were at sea, when the Lord appeared to them. The first question Peter was asked by the Lord three times was. do you love me ?, and he answered yes I love you, ..and immediately the Lord began to tell him how his death would come on the day when he was old, that he would be bound and taken by strangers and sent to be killed. but when Peter heard it, he did not stop there, but turned his eyes away from the disciple whom the Lord Jesus had loved [John], and asked the Lord about him. And how will he die for you? .. But the words of the Lord Jesus were these ..
John 21:18 “And he said, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, When thou wast young, thou girdedst thyself, and walkedst where thou wouldest; but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee, and take thee.
19 This spake he, signifying by what death he should glorify God. And when he had thus spoken, he saith unto him, Follow me.
20 Peter, turning about, seeth the disciple whom Jesus loved following; (He that sat on his breast at supper, saying, Lord, who is he that betrayeth thee?)
21 Peter seeing him saith to Jesus, Lord, and what shall this man do?
22 JESUS saith unto him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee? You follow 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; Yet Jesus did not say to him that he would not die; but, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee?
You will see when Peter asked him he was told .., If this I want him to stay until I come. You must follow me…”
The word “what is that to thee” In fluently, looking at another translation, it is written as “Is that your business?”… so Peter was trying to compare his way with others, But Christ interrupted him and said,
“Even if I want John to live until I come, what is that to you?” , or does it add to what I have planned for you? You follow your set path. today, we try to compare ourselves with others, the case of a certain minister preaching like this, and I preach that way, the case that He opened the church, and I opened at the same time, the case that He preaches in that style and I preach the same way we think God wants, or the One. he sings this way and let me sing like him.we fail to stay in the passages that God has ordained for us, If He preaches by organizing great seminars and many choirs, I only preach on the street.
What does His ministry have to do with me? Or how does it affect my ministry? Why should I imitate everything he does? ..and if God were to inflict death on him in the same manner at the end of the day he should be stoned, would I be willing to die like him? he is destined to live a few years, so his work God has ordained for him to go fast, but you are destined to live many years preaching the gospel for many years, but when you imitate your partner and forsake yours, that is how you go out of God’s purpose. When Peter saw him, he was about to die.
He said, “If I go away like this, what will happen to the one who is loved by Jesus until he falls into his bosom?” He thought that everyone is mortal, that is, to fulfill all of God’s will. Each of us has been given by the Lord something unique, and His way of following it (we can never be the same) ..
Christ says follow me, he means so follow ME! ..we will not be judged because we do not live the life of a certain person, nor do we serve as the ministry of an apostle, but we will be judged where we did not follow Jesus when He called each one of us through Him. standing like you, whether in a minority, or in a multitude, as long as you are in the Lord’s line, that is far more valuable than using someone else’s thing as a measure of your performance.
The Lord bless you so much and bless us all