I know my sheep
King James Version
27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
28 And I give unto them eternal life; (J316) and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
Christ being the risen Christ whom is the unblemished Lamb of God whom was it Jewish rabbi on Earth whom taught nobody to pray to only God and I'm referring to the real biblical Christ that biblical Christians worship said his sheep sheep hear his voice and listen to him. Why did I explain it like that? Because you have other groups that have molded Christ into something he is not. No apostle either taught anyone to pray to anyone other than God. Christ is risen in glory. You see I am sure that God would have wanted to teach those Pharisees and Sadducees and even scribes the things that they thought were odd because they denied him and actually had him put to death. They kept trying to trap him. They were angry with bitterness that he drew large crowds. Could you imagine the miracles that they were unable to perform. So what else were they going to blame him for. They never seen a man who can do such a thing. It's quite possible that Elijah also had some sort of power. They still had prayer before him. But the point is he said his sheep hear his voice and they listen to him. You don't have to listen to him if you don't want to because it's a matter of free choice. And in John 10:10 he is saying here is the way to life because he is the life. Of course he is the truth and he is also the real way. And of course you have free choice. People who do evil have the choice not to. But if somebody is full of narcotics that's going to change their perspective and especially if they put inside their thoughts and their mind pollution such as violent video games. If somebody is a political prisoner in some Nation or in prison because of religion or because they live in the totalitarian government system and they can't practice freely like in Western Nations that are democracies then their free choice is limited. But they still have the choice to believe in Christ even if they tell them it is against the law because God is the end of the law. You don't have to believe lies. Because God tells us that hell is eternal. It waits patiently as a prophet Isaiah tells us. So when you listen to Jesus you turn the other cheek. When you listen to Jesus you evangelate the gospel. When you listen to Jesus you study the Bible and you do unto others as you would have done unto yourself. When you listen to Jesus you love him.
16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.
In my blogs I have talked about celebrities and how even well-known people have proved time and time again that you can't serve two masters. Elvis was a Christian "believer" and singing gospel songs but yet appeared to live an extremely sinful life. He got addicted on certain things like sleeping pills and other drugs. He did not live a life in Christ as he was worshiped by the world. He was extremely gifted. But in the end what does it profit you to gain the whole world and end up in hell. Meanwhile people glory over his vanity being his looks and his fame but how do you know he is not in hell right now. How many people talk about his spirit being saved and in Christ. You see if you call yourself a Christian but your life reflects that of somebody who has Christ on the lips but they refuse to submit themselves to him they're not his sheep. But on the day of judgment they'll cry and there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth because they thought you can serve two masters although they don't see it as that. That is the great danger. Now God is forgiving. But his sheep obey not perfectly because nobody is perfect and if anybody says they are without sin they make Christ a liar and this is even born again Christians. But when you have been born again your sins are seen as white as snow. But we have to be cautioned not to abuse grace and not to trample the blood of Christ because there needs to be change. One of the greatest thing that God commands is not to live in fornication. That is extremely important. When you follow the world which is enmity with God you're not listening to him. He said those he knows listens and does what he tells them. You can make the excuse were not under the law so all I have to do is get saved and then live like Hell six days a week and worship on one day because he's not going to cast me out. Once saved always saved is it dangerous doctrine. You're not listening to him because he prunes his sheep. God also doesn't always reach people the way we think. Many different preachers use different methods. God is merciful and Christ demonstrated that mercy with the Samaritan woman and with other people that were healed but did not give him the glory. Look at the Pharisees after he raised Lazarus from the dead they thought of ways to kill Lazarus so he would die again. This is a heart that is evil and does not know God yet claims to represent him. He told the parable about the priest who passed by the injured person but some good Samaritan brought him to an inn. When he said the measure you use to judge will be used against you that doesn't mean that you are above your master or that you don't have to listen to a biblical preacher who is higher than you and perhaps warning you. Because he said the hand can't say to the foot I have no need of you. When a person wanted to go to a wake or a funeral home "today" he told them let the dead bury the dead and you go preach the gospel.
In my after notes what did Christ tell Nicodemus the Jewish Pharisee from the Sanhedrin who paid for his burial place and believed in him? That the wind goes where it goes and you hear it but you don't know where it comes from or where it goes. What is born of flesh is flesh and what is born of spirit is spirit. That a man must be born again to enter into his kingdom. John 3:3 The spiritual rebirth that is the regeneration of the heart and this is pure biblical doctrine. Have you been born again? Peoples that hear and listen knows he's telling the truth and he was a Hellfire preacher. When people do evil they are playing with their eternal destination and actually sending themselves to hell. We want to preach the good news but we just don't accept the bad news. You see God is a holy God and when you sin against the holy God there is a severe punishment. But God is also graceful because if he wasn't he wouldn't have sent you his only begotten son and he wouldn't have sent you evangelists and even street preachers to warn you.
6:44 a.m. June 15th 2022