"It is for this purpose that I was born, and for this cause that I came into this world, to testify to the Truth. For anyone who is on the side of Truth, listens to me." ~Jesus Christ
Wednesday, 9 November 2011
ONE FLOCK ............
Jesus Christ said the following :
John 10:14-16 “I am the good shepherd; I know my own sheep, and they
know me, 15just as my Father knows me and I know the Father. So I
sacrifice my life for the sheep. 16I have other sheep, too, that are not
in this sheepfold. I must bring them also. They will listen to my
voice, and there will be one flock with one shepherd. ----------
Clearly , Jesus Christ is The Shepherd (The Lord) spoken of in the
words of the 23rd Psalm . These words where written by King David
....."The Lord is my Shepherd ." Jesus Christ was also speaking of
His crucifixion and death penalty , the punishment that was to be put
upon Him , for the sin ("sin is lawlessness") of the world . The
punishment that each of us has been convicted of .....DEATH.... .He
stood in our place and took our punishment . But we must acknowledge
that He did this act for us and turn from our old ways to follow Him
(repent) . The sheep He is speaking of , are the Jews ...Israel , the
chosen nation entrusted with the oracles and promises of Him who created
all things . The other sheep , are the non Jews , the Gentiles .
Gentiles are those people who are not Jewish , no matter what other
nation or people group . It will be all those who have accepted the Work
of Jesus Christ , by His Death and Resurrection for the sin of the
World who will make up the ONE FLOCK , whether Jew or Gentile .