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Sheep of the Shepherd

Know ye that the Lord is God: it is He that hath made us, and not we ourselves. We are the His people, and the sheep of His pasture (Psalm 100:3). 

God is the Creator; we did not create ourselves neither did we come from a speck of dust. God doesn’t make mistakes; God’s thoughts towards us are not evil, but good. He wants the best for us, that’s why He gave His only begotten Son so that we could have life and have it more abundantly. When we recognize that God is the giver of life and it’s God that created us and nor ourselves we would be more careful about how we treat ourselves as well as how we treat others. God created the first man from dust, and breathe in his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living soul. When our spirit leaves our bodies, it will return back to its Creator whether we believe in God or not, what people don’t believe has no effect on who God is and who He will always be. Many believe there is a supreme being, others believe life and all creation was created with a big bang.  The natural mind can’t understand the things of the spirit, it’s foolish to them and this is one reason why many don’t believe there is a God.  The other reason is as a people were stubborn and rebellious until our hearts have been regenerated by the Spirit of the Living God.

People want to live according to their wills and not the will of God. They don’t want any constrictions, they want to do what they want, how they want and who they want to do it with.  Sadly, to say this has crossed over into those whose professing to be Christians. They rather believe a lie and hear a lie rather than the truth.  God loves each of us with an everlasting love but He will also discipline those He loves.  God loved the world to the point He gave His only begotten Son to take away the sins of the world.  Now, this does not mean one can continually practice sin; either we’re going to live according to God’s instructions or we will live according to our will and Satan’s instructions.

Jesus is called the Good Shepherd, He leads His Father’s people from self-danger as well as the dangers of Satan.  Although Jesus is like His Father all-knowing, He will never make a person go against their own will. Yes, Jesus loves you just as the Father loves you, but if you want to continue to live in stubbornness and rebellion, He will allow you to. But at the end of this world, you will have to answer to an angry God that gave you a way of escape and you forsook the escape route.

Sheep follow their Shepherd’s leading because they know the Shepherd will take care of them by providing for them and protecting them. Whatever may be going on in your life, know that God’s Son, the Shepherd is watching and He will guide you to a safe place, He will keep you from the hands of the enemy, He will supply your needs as well as your desires when you delight yourself in Him. In order to receive the blessings of God in this life as well as the other, one must be submitted to the written instructions of God. Some may say, I’m blessed and I don’t serve God neither do I believe in Him.  God blesses the non-believer as well as the believer; the difference is although He has blessed you and you continue to disobey His written Word there is a day of vengeance and a place prepared for the disobedience.

Get an intimate relationship with the Father and Son through prayer, fasting, reading and studying the Word of God as well as being submissive to the Father’s instructions. There is life after death and where you go is determined by how you live now!

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