THE SHEPHERD IS CALLING YOU
JOHN CH 9
must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day 39 And Jesus
said, For judgment I am
come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which
see might be made blind
John Chapter 10
verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold,
but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. 2 But
he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. 3 To
him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own
sheep by name, and leadeth them out. 4 And
when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow
him: for they know his voice. 5 And
a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the
voice of strangers. 6 This parable
spake Jesus unto them: but they understood not what things they were which he
spake unto them. 7 Then said Jesus
unto them again, Verily,
verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep. 8 All
that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear
them. 9 I
am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and
out, and find pasture. 10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I
am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. 11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the
sheep. 12 But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep
are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf
catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep. 13 The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the
sheep. 14 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine. 15 As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my
life for the sheep. 16 And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must
bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd. 17 Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I
might take it again. 18 No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to
lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I
received of my Father. 24 Then came the
Jews round about him, and said unto him, How long dost thou make us to doubt?
If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly. 25 Jesus answered
them, I told you, and ye
believed not: the works that I do in my Father's name, they bear witness of me. 26 But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto
you. 27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: 28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish,
neither shall any man pluck them out
of my hand. 29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them
out of my Father's hand. 30 I and my Father are one. 31 Then the Jews
took up stones again to stone him. 32 Jesus answered
them, Many good works have
I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me? 34 Jesus answered
them, Is it not written in
your law, I said, Ye are gods? 35 If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the
scripture cannot be broken; 36 Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the
world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God? 37 If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not. 38 But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may
know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him. 39 Therefore they
sought again to take him: but he escaped out of their hand, 40 And went away
again beyond Jordan into the place where John at first baptized; and there he
Jesus spoke the truth here to the religious leaders of
His day, and they did not hear him. They even desired to stone him to death,
but they feared those who loved him.
The religious of this day in which we now life are no
different than the religious men of Jesus' day. They go about their life numbed
to the idol worship that they are caught up in. They have turned back into the
blindness of sin, and can not see those who now lead them back into the
darkness of this lost world. We must stay in the light. The light of this world
which is Jesus our Lord and Savior.
Please be very careful my brothers, and sisters in
Christ, that you are not walking after this world seeking after all of the
material things that you desire to possess.
Perhaps you do not commit all of the sins of this day.
But, you are not walking in the truth of Gods holy word or the teaching of
Jesus if you have allowed man to divide you from the body of Christ. Brothers,
we are many members, but one body. We must go about performing the work that
Jesus has given us to do.
No we do not all have the same assignment from God,
but we must love the other members of His body, and not allow man to separate
you from other believers in Christ Jesus. Just as the priests, and scribes of
Jesus' day tried to convert the disciples of Christ back to their man made
religion. There are now preachers, and teachers trying to pull you away from
Jesus our only shepherd. Please here his voice.
You are blindly following a religious man who has
bought into the lies of a man made denomination. They stand in the pulpit each
week, and speak badly about their brothers in Christ Jesus. Are you following
their teaching? By doing this you have left your first love.
Jesus prayed to God the Father in chapter seventeen of
this the book of John, that we would all be as one just as he and the Father
are one. That by being as one the lost of this world might see our oneness, and
believe upon Jesus.
Brothers, are all of the believers of this day walking
as one. Absolutely not!
How can we hope to help lead the lost to Christ Jesus
when we walk divided from our brothers. When all of the body of Christ do not
work, and walk as one, then we can not function as His body, and therefore can
not accomplish all that Jesus has charged us to do.
Remember that Jesus is the head, and we are his body.
Please turn back to the light, and repent of your sin.
The Lord our God is long suffering, and is quick to forgive. He is patient, and
will give you his wisdom, knowledge, and understanding if only you will ask of
We are told in the scriptures that he will even leave
the 99, and go searching for the 1 who has strayed away from the flock.
Brothers, you must now return to the flock. You must love your brothers, and
not allow some misguided preacher or teacher to keep you from your brothers in
Christ Jesus, and from going about completing the assignment that Jesus has
given you to do.
Brothers, please come back unto His flock. Do not be
mislead. Jesus the shepherd, bishop of your soul is calling for you.
Some do not recognize His voice as he is calling for
them. They are now feeding with another fold, and no longer hear his voice.
Please recognize His voice, and allow him to carry you to where you should be.
I urge you to please turn back. Jesus is coming for us
very soon. Hear him calling for you. Jesus is the author, and finisher of your
faith, and by going through the door we will walk in His eternal life. He told
us in the above verses that He is the door.
Please hear his calling for our oneness, and do not
allow anyone to separate you from our brothers.
God bless you my brothers in Christ Jesus the shepherd
and bishop of our souls.
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