Feed My Sheep The Word Of God
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1 Peter 5:2—FEED the FLOCK of GOD which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, NOT BY CONSTRAINT, but WILLINGLY: not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind: (3) Neither as being Lords over GOD’S HERITAGE, but being ensamples to the FLOCK. (4) And when the CHIEF SHEPHERD shall APPEAR, ye shall receive a crown of GLORY that fadeth not away. (KJV) All other Scripture is taken from TNKJ). Matt. 25:31—When the SON of MAN comes in HIS GLORY, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will SIT ON THE THRONE of GLORY. (32) All THE NATIONS will be GATHERED before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as A SHEPHERD divides HIS SHEEP from the goats. (Buttheads) (33) And He will set the SHEEP on HIS RIGHT HAND, but the goats on the left. (34) Then the King will say to those on HIS RIGHT HAND, COME, YOU BLESSED OF MY FATHER, INHERIT THE KINGDOM PREPARED FOR YOU FROM THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD: (Luke 12:31—But SEEK the KINGDOM of GOD, and ALL OF THESE THINGS SHALL BE ADDED to you. (32) Do not fear, LITTLE FLOCK, for it is YOUR FATHER’S GOOD PLEASURE TO GIVE YOU THE KINGDOM.) Ps. 110:1—the Lord said to my Lord SIT AT MY RIGHT HAND, TILL I MAKE YOUR ENEMIES your FOOTSTOOL. (2) The Lord shall SEND THE ROD OF YOUR STRENGTH OUT OF ZION. Rule in the midst of your of YOUR ENEMIES.
Heb. 8:1—Now this is the main point of the things we are saying: we have such a HIGH PRIEST, who is SEATED AT THE RIGHT HAND of THE THRONE of THE MAJESTY in THE HEAVENS, (2) a Minister of the sanctuary and of THE TRUE TABERNACLE which the LORD ERECTED and NOT MAN, (3) For every priest is appointed to offer both gifts and sacrifices. Therefore it was necessary that this ONE also have something to OFFER. (Heb. 9:28) So Christ was OFFERED once to bear the sins of many. To those who EAGERLY wait for Him HE WILL APPEAR A SECOND TIME, apart from sin, FOR SALVATION.) Returning to Heb. 8: 4—For IF HE WERE ON EARTH, HE WOULD NOT BE A PRIEST, since there are PRIESTS who OFFER the gifts according to the law: (1 Sam. 2:10—The ADVERSARIES of THE LORD shall be BROKEN in PIECES; FROM HEAVEN HE WILL THUNDER AGAINST THEM. The Lord will JUDGE the ENDS OF THE EARTH. 1 Peter 2:24—Who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we having DIED to SINS, might LIVE for RIGHTEOUSNESS—by whose stripes you WERE HEALED. (25) For you were LIKE SHEEP going ASTRAY, but HAVE NOW RETURNED to THE SHEPHERD and OVERSEER OF YOUR SOULS.
Ps. 74:1—O God, why have You cast us off forever? Why does YOUR ANGER smoke against THE SHEEP of YOUR PASTURE? (2) Remember Your congregation, which You have purchased of old, the tribe of YOUR INHERITANCE, which you have redeemed—This MOUNT ZION where You have dwelt. Matt. 10:5—These twelve Jesus sent out and commanded them saying: Do not go into the WAY of THE GENTILES, and do not enter a city of the Samaritans. (6) BUT GO RATHER TO THE LOST SHEEP OF THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL. (7) And as you go, PREACH, saying THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS AT HAND. (8) HEAL the SICK, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. FREELY YOU HAVE RECEIVED, FREELY GIVE. Matt. 15:24—But He answered and said, ‘I WAS NOT SENT EXCEPT TO THE LOST SHEEP OF THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL.”
Ezekiel 34:22—“therefore I will SAVE MY FLOCK, and they shall no longer be a prey; and I will judge between sheep and sheep. (23) I will establish one shepherd over them, and he shall FEED them and be their shepherd. (24) And I, the Lord, will be THEIR GOD, and My SERVANT DAVID a prince among them: I the Lord have spoken. (25) I will make a covenant OF PEACE with THEM, and cause WILD BEASTS to cease from their land. (Ps. 49:20—Man who is IN HONOR, yet DOES NOT UNDERSTAND, is like THE BEASTS that perish.) (Ps. 73:22—I was so foolish and IGNORANT; I WAS LIKE A BEAST before You.) Returning to Ezekiel 34:25—and they shall dwell safely IN THE WILDERNESS and sleep in the woods. (Is. 32:14—Because the palaces will be forsaken, the bustling city will be deserted. The forts and towers will become lairs forever, a joy OF WILD DONKEYS, a PASTURE OF FLOCKS—(15) UNTIL THE SPIRIT IS POURED UPON US FROM ON HIGH, and THE WILDERNESS becomes A FRUITFUL FIELD, and the FRUITFUL FIELD is counted as a forest.)
John 16:13—However, when HE the SPIRIT OF TRUTH has COME, He will guide you into ALL TRUTH, for He will not speak on HIS OWN AUTHORITY, but whatever He hears He will speak, and HE WILL TELL YOU THINGS TO COME. (14) HE WILL GLORIFY ME, for He will TAKE OF WHAT IS MINE and DECLARE IT TO YOU. John 17:1—Father , the hour has come GLORIFY YOUR SON, that YOUR SON also may GLORIFY YOU, (2) AS You have given Him AUTHORITY over ALL FLESH, that He should give eternal life to AS MANY as You have GIVEN HIM. (3) And THIS is ETERNAL LIFE, that they MAY KNOW YOU, the only TRUE GOD, and JESUS CHRIST whom you have SENT.
Jere. 23:1—Woe to the shepherds WHO DESTROY and SCATTER THE SHEEP OF MY PASTURE! Says the Lord. (2) Therefore thus says the Lord GOD of ISRAEL against the shepherds who feed MY PEOPLE: “You have SCATTERED MY FLOCK, DRIVEN THEM AWAY, and NOT ATTENDED to THEM. Behold I will attend to you for the evil of your doings says the Lord. (3) BUT I WILL GATHER THE REMNANT OF MY FLOCK OUT OF ALL COUNTRIES WHERE I HAVE DRIVEN THEM, and BRING THEM BACK to THEIR FOLDS; and they shall be FRUITFULL and INCREASE. (4) I will set up shepherds over them WHO WILL FEED THEM; and they SHALL FEAR NO MORE, nor BE DISMAYED, nor shall they be lacking, says the Lord. (5) Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, THAT I WILL RAISE TO DAVID A BRANCH OF RIGHTEOUSNESS;
(Luke 1:68—Blessed is the Lord God of Israel, for He has visited and redeemed HIS PEOPLE, (69) and HAS RAISED UP A HORN OF SALVATION for US in THE HOUSE of His servant DAVID, (7o) as He spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets who have been since the world began, (71) THAT WE SHOULD BE SAVED from OUR ENEMIES and FROM THE HAND OF ALL WHO HATE US, (72) to PERFORM the MERCY PROMISED TO OUR FATHERS and to REMEMBER HIS HOLY COVENANT, (73) THE OATH which HE SWORE to OUR FATHER ABRAHAM: (74) To grant us that we, BEING DELIVERED FROM THE HAND OF OUR ENEMIES, might SERVE HIM without FEAR, (75) In HOLINESS and RIGHTEOUSNESS before HIM all the days of our life. (76) And you, child, will be called the prophet of the highest; for you will go before THE FACE of THE LORD to prepare HIS WAYS, (77) To give KNOWLEDGE of SALVATION to HIS PEOPLE by the REMISSION OF THEIR SINS, (78) Through the tender MERCY of our GOD, with which the Dayspring from on high has visited US; (79) To GIVE LIGHT to those who SIT IN DARKNESS and THE SHADOW OF DEATH, to GUIDE OUR FEET INTO THE WAY OF PEACE.)
Returning to Jere. 23:5--A King shall REIGN and PROSPER, and execute JUDGMENT and RIGHTEOUSNESS in THE EARTH. (6) In His days JUDAH WILL BE SAVED, and ISRAEL will dwell safely; now this is HIS NAME BY WHICH HE WILL BE CALLED: the LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. (7) Therefore, behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, that they shall no longer say, as the Lord lives who brought up the children of Israel from the land of Egypt, (8) but, As the Lord lives who brought up and LED THE DESENDANTS OF THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL from the north country and from all countries where I had driven them. And they shall DWELL IN THEIR OWN LAND.
Returning to Ezekiel 34:26—“I WILL MAKE THEM and the PLACES all AROUND MY HILL A BLESSING; and I WILL CAUSE SHOWERS TO COME DOWN IN THEIR SEASON; there SHALL BE SHOWERS OF BLESSING. (Deut. 32:2—Let MY TEACHING DROP AS THE RAIN, MY SPEECH DISTILL as THE DEW, as RAINDROPS on the tender herb, and AS SHOWERS ON THE GRASS.) Returning to Ezekiel 34: 27—Then the trees of the field shall yield their fruit, and THE EARTH shall YIELD HER INCREASE. They shall be SAFE in THEIR LAND; and they shall KNOW THAT I AM THE LORD, when I have BROKEN THE BANDS OF THEIR YOKE and DELIVERED THEM from the hand of those who ENSLAVED THEM. (28) And they shall NO LONGER be A PREY for THE NATIONS, nor shall BEASTS of the land DEVOUR THEM; but they shall DWELL SAFELY, and NO ONE WILL MAKE THEM AFRAID. (29) I WILL RAISE UP FOR THEM A GARDEN OF RENOWN, and they shall no longer be consumed with HUNGER in the land, nor bear the SHAME of THE GENTILES anymore. (Matt. 5:6—Blessed are those WHO HUNGER and THIRST for RIGHTEOUSNESS, for THEY SHALL BE FILLED.) (30) Thus they SHALL KNOW that I, the Lord their God am WITH THEM, and that THEY, THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL, are MY PEOPLE, says the Lord God,
(Is.41:8—But you ISRAEL, are My servant, JACOB, whom I have CHOSEN. The descendants of Abraham My friend. (9) You whom I have taken from THE ENDS OF THE EARTH, and called from its farthest regions, and said to you, You are My servant, I have CHOSEN YOU and have NOT cast you away.) (Ps 24:6—This is JACOB, the generation of those who seek Him, WHO SEEK YOUR FACE.) (31) “YOU ARE MY FLOCK, the FLOCK of MY PASTURE; you are men, and I AM YOUR GOD, says the Lord God. (Ps.100:4—Enter into His gates with THANKSGIVING, and into HIS COURTS with PRAISE, be THANKFUL to HIM, and bless HIS NAME. (5) For the Lord is GOOD; HIS MERCY IS EVERLASTING, and HIS TRUTH ENDURES to ALL GENERATIONS.)
Is. 40:11—HE WILL FEED HIS FLOCK like A SHEPHERD; He will gather the lambs with HIS ARM, and carry them in HIS BOSOM, and gently LEAD THOSE who are WITH YOUNG. (9) O ZION, you who bring GOOD TIDINGS, lift up your voice with STRENGTH, lift it up, be not afraid; say to the cities of JUDAH, (Is. 5:7—For the VINEYARD of the LORD of HOSTS is THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL, and the men of JUDAH are HIS pleasant PLANT.) “BEHOLD YOUR GOD! (Ps.78:68—But CHOSE the TRIBE of JUDAH, MOUNT ZION which He loved. (69) And HE BUILT HIS SANCTURARY like the heights, LIKE THE EARTH WHICH HE HAS ESTABLISHED FOREVER. (70) He also CHOSE DAVID HIS SERVANT, and took him from the SHEEPFOLDS; (we are the sheep of His pasture!) (71) From following the ewes that had young He brought him, to SHEPHERD JACOB HIS PEOPLE, and ISRAEL HIS INHERITANCE.) (Luke 1:32—He will be GREAT, and will be called THE SON OF THE HIGHEST; and the Lord God will give him THE THRONE OF HIS FATHER DAVID. (33) And HE WILL REIGN OVER the HOUSE OF JACOB FOREVER, and of HIS KINGDOM THERE WILL BE NO END.) Returning to Is. 40:10—Behold, the Lord God SHALL COME WITH A STRONG HAND, and HIS ARM shall rule for HIM; behold his reward is with Him, and HIS WORK BEFORE HIM.
Returning to Eze. 34:11—For thus says the Lord God: I indeed will search for MY SHEEP and SEEK THEM OUT. (12) As a SHEPHERD seeks out HIS FLOCK on the day he is among his SCATTERED SHEEP, so will I SEEK OUT MY SHEEP and DELIVER THEM from ALL THE PLACES WHERE THEY WERE SCATTERED ON A CLOUDY and DARK DAY. (13) And I will bring THEM OUT FROM THE PEOPLES and gather them from the countries, and will bring them to their OWN LAND; I will feed them on the MOUNTAINS of ISRAEL, in the VALLEYS and in all the INHABITED PLACE of THE COUNTRY. (14) I will FEED THEM IN GOOD PASTURE, and their fold shall be on the high mountains of ISRAEL. There they shall lie down in a GOOD FOLD and FEED in RICH PASTURE ON THE MOUNTAINS OF ISRAEL. (15) I WILL FEED MY FLOCK, and I WILL MAKE THEM LIE DOWN, says the Lord God. Ps. 23:2—HE MAKES ME TO LIE DOWN IN GREEN PASTURE; He LEADS me beside the STILL WATERS. (3) He RESTORES my SOUL; He LEADS ME IN THE PATHS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS FOR HIS NAME’S SAKE. Returning to Eze. 34:14—There they shall LIE DOWN in a GOOD FOLD and feed in the RICH PASTURE ON the mountains of ISRAEL. (15) I WILL FEED MY FLOCK, and I WILL MAKE THEM LIE DOWN, says the Lord God. (16) I will seek what was lost and bring back what was driven away, BIND UP THE BROKEN and STRENGTHEN WHAT WAS SICK; but I will destroy the fat and the strong, and feed them in judgment.
Ezekiel 36:32—Not for your sake do I do this, says the Lord God, “LET IT BE KNOWN TO YOU , be ASHAMED and CONFOUNDED for your OWN WAYS, O HOUSE OF ISRAEL! (33) Thus says the Lord God: On the day that I cleanse you from all your iniquities, I WILL ALSO ENABLE YOU TO DWELL IN THE CITIES, and THE RUINS shall be REBUILT. (37) Thus says the Lord God: I WILL ALSO LET THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL INQUIRE OF ME TO DO THIS FOR THEM: I WILL INCREASE THEIR MEN LIKE A FLOCK. (38) Like A FLOCK offered as holy sacrifices, LIKE A FLOCK at JERUSALEM on its FEAST DAYS, so shall THE RUINED CITIES BE FILLED WITH FLOCKS OF MEN. THEN THEY SHALL KNOW THAT I AM THE LORD. (Is. 33:20—Look upon ZION, the CITY of our appointed FEASTS; Your eyes will see JERUSALEM a quiet habitation, a TABERNACLE that WILL NOT be TAKEN DOWN; not one of its stakes will ever be removed, nor will any of its cords be broken. (21) but THERE THE MAJESTIC LORD WILL BE FOR US.) Ps. 93:1—The Lord reigns, He is clothed with MAJESTY; the Lord is clothed, He has girded Himself with STRENGTH. SURELY THE WORLD IS ESTBLISHED, SO THAT IT CANNTO BE MOVED.
Ezekiel 36:26—Moreover I WILL MAKE A COVENANT OF PEACE with THEM, and it shall be AN EVERLASTING COVENANT WITH THEM; I WILL ESTABLISH THEM and MULTIPLY THEM, and I WILL SET MY SANCTUARY IN THEIR MIDST FOREVERMORE. (27) MY TABERNACLE also SHALL BE WITH THEM, INDEED I WILL BE THEIR GOD, and THEY SHALL BE MY PEOPLE. (28) The nations also will know that I, THE LORD, SANCTIFY ISRAEL, WHEN MY SANCTUARY IS IN THEIR MIDST FOREVERMORE.
John 17:15—I have given them YOUR WORD; (Is. 51:16—And I have PUT MY WORDS IN YOUR MOUTH; I have covered you with THE SHADOW OF MY HAND, that I may plant the heavens, Lay the foundations of the earth, and say to ZION, “YOU ARE MY PEOPLE
Returning to John 17:14--and the WORLD HAS HATED THEM because they are NOT OF THIS WORLD, just as I Am NOT OF THIS WORLD. (15) I do NOT pray that you should TAKE THEM OUT OF THIS WORLD, but that YOU SHOULD KEEP THEM FROM THE EVIL ONE. (17) SANCTIFY them by YOUR TRUTH, YOUR WORD IS TRUTH. (18) As You SENT Me into the world, I also have SENT them into THE WORLD. (19) And for their sakes I SANCTIFY MYSELF, that THEY also may be SANCTIFIED BY THE TRUTH. 2 Thess. 2:13—But we are bound to give thanks always for you, brethren, beloved by the lord, because GOD FROM THE BEGINNING CHOSE YOU FOR SALVATION THROUGH SANCTIFICATION by THE SPIRIT and BELIEF IN THE TRUTH, (14) to which He called you BY OUR GOSPEL, for THE OBTAINING OF the GLORY of our LORD JESUS CHRIST.
Ezekiel 36:23—And I will SANCTIFY My GREAT NAME, which has been profaned among THE NATIONS, which you have profaned in their midst; and THE NATIONS shall KNOW that I am the Lord, says the Lord God, when I AM HALLOWED IN YOU BEFORE THEIR EYES. (24) For I will take you from among the nations, gather you out of all countries, and BRING YOU INTO YOUR OWN LAND. (25) Then I will SPRINKLE CLEAN WATER ON YOU, (Eph.5:26—that He might SANCTIFY and CLEANSE it WITH THE WASHING OF WATER BY THE WORD.) and you SHALL BE CLEAN: I will CLEANSE YOU FROM ALL YOUR FILTHINESS and FROM ALL YOUR IDOLS. (26) I WILL GIVE YOU A NEW HEART and PUT A NEW SPIRIT WITHIN YOU; will TAKE THE HEART OF STONE out of your flesh and give you A HEART OF FLESH. (27) I WILL PUT MY SPIRIT WITHIN YOU (1 John 4:13—By THIS we KNOW that we abide in Him and He in us, because He has given us of HIS SPIRIT. (14) And we have seen and testify that THE FATHER HAS SENT THE SON as SAVIOR OF THE WORLD.) Returning to Ezekiel 37:27—I will put MY SPIRIT WITHIN YOU and CAUSE YOU TO WALK IN MY STATUTES, AND YOU WILL KEEP MY JUDGMENTS And DO THEM. (28) Then you shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; YOU SHALL BE MY PEOPLE, and I WILL BE YOUR GOD.
John 10:36—do you say of HIM, whom the Lord SANCTIFIED and SENT INTO THE WORLD, “You are blaspheming because I said, I AM THE SON OF GOD? (37) ‘IF I DO NOT DO THE WORKS OF MY FATHER DO NOT BELIEVE ME; (38) but IF I DO, though you do not believe me, BELIEVE THE WORKS, that you may know and BELIEVE THAT THE FATHER IS IN ME, and I IN HIM. 1 John 4:9—in THIS the LOVE of GOD was MANIFESTED toward us, that GOD HAS SENT HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON into the world, that we might LIFE through HIM. (13) By this we KNOW that we ABIDE IN HIM and HE IN US, because HE HAS GIVEN US OF HIS SPIRIT. (14) And we have seen and testify that THE FATHER has SENT THE SON AS SAVIOR OF THE WORLD. (Ps. 43:3—Oh, send out YOUR LIGHT and YOUR TRUTH! Let them LEAD me; Let them bring me to You HOLY HILL and to YOUR TABERNACLE.) (Ps. 99:9—EXALT the LORD our GOD, and worship at HIS HOLY HILL; for the LORD our GOD is HOLY. Ps. 2:6—Yet I have set My King on My HOLY HILL of ZION. (7) I will declare the decree: The lord has said to Me, YOU are MY SON, today I HAVE BEGOTTEN YOU. (8) ASK of ME and I WILL GIVE YOU THE NATIONS for YOUR INHERITANCE and THE ENDS OF THE EARTH for YOUR POSSESSION.)
Ps.44:4—You are my King, O God; COMMAND VICTORIES for JACOB. (5) Through YOU we will PUSH DOWN OUR ENEMIES; through Your name WE WILL TRAMPLE THOSE WHO RISE UP AGAINST US. (6) For I will NOT trust in my bow, nor shall my sword save me. (7) But YOU have saved us from our enemies, and have put to shame those who hated us. (8) In God we boast all day long, and PRAISE Your name forever. Ps. 47:1—Oh, clap your hands, all you peoples! Shout to God with the voice of triumph! (2) For the Lord Most High is AWESOME; HE IS A GREAT KING OVER ALL THE EARTH. (3) He will SUBDUE the PEOPLES UNDER US, and the nations under our feet.(4) He will CHOOSE our INHERITANCE for US, the excellence of JACOB whom He loves. (5) God has gone up with a shout, the Lord with the sound of a trumpet. (6) Sing praises to God sing praises! Sing praises to our King, sing praises! (7) FOR GOD IS THE KING OF ALL THE EARTH; sing PRAISES with UNDERSTANDING. (8) GOD REIGNS OVER THE NATIONS; GOD SITS ON HIS HOLY THRONE, (9) The princes of the people have gathered together, THE PEOPLE OF THE GOD OF ABRAHAM. For the shields of the earth belong to God; He is greatly EXALTED.
Ps.48:1—Great is the Lord, and greatly to be PRAISED in the CITY of OUR GOD, in His holy mountain. (2) Beautiful in elevation, the JOY of THE WHOLE EARTH, is MOUNT ZION on the sides of the north, THE CITY of THE GREAT KING. (3) God is in her palaces; HE is KNOWN as HER REFUGE. (10) According to Your name, O God, so is YOUR PRAISE to THE ENDS OF THE EARTH; YOUR RIGHT HAND is full of RIGHTEOUSNESS. Let Mount Zion rejoice, let the daughters of JUDAH be glad, because of YOUR JUDGMENTS.
Ps. 61:5—For You, O God, have heard my vows; You HAVE GIVEN ME THE HERITAGE OF THOSE WHO FEAR YOUR NAME. (6) You will PROLONG THE KING’S LIFE, HIS YEARS AS MANY GENEARTIONS. (7) HE SHALL ABIDE BEFORE GOD FOREVER. OH, PREPARE MERCY and TRUTH, WHICH MAY PRESERVE HIM! Is. 49:8—Thus says the Lord: In an ACCEPTABLE TIME I have heard You, and in the day of salvation I have helped You: I WILL PRESERVE YOU and GIVE YOU AS A COVENANT to the people, TO RESTORE THE EARTH, to cause them to INHERIT the DESOLATE HERITAGES; that you may say to the prisoners, ‘Go forth, to those who are in DARKNESS, ‘Show yourselves. (6) Indeed He says, it is too small a thing that You should be My Servant to RAISE UP THE TRIBES OF JACOB, and TO RESTORE the PRESERVED ones of ISRAEL; I WILL ALSO GIVE YOU AS A LIGHT TO THE GENTILES, THAT YOU SHOULD BE FOR MY SALVATION TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH.
Acts 13:46—Then Paul and Barnabas grew BOLD and said, IT WAS NECESSARY THAT THE WORD OF GOD should BE SPOKEN TO YOU FIRST; BUT SINCE YOU REJECT IT, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, behold, WE TURN TO THE GENTILES. (47) For so the Lord has commanded us: I HAVE SET YOU TO BE A LIGHT TO THE GENTILES, THAT YOU SHOULD BE FOR SALVATION TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH. Acts 28:28—Therefore let it be KNOWN TO YOU that THE SALVATION OF GOD has BEEN SENT TO THE GENTILES, and THEY WILL HEAR IT! Luke 2:28—he took Him up in his arms and blessed God and said: (29) Lord, now You are letting Your servant depart in peace, according to Your word; (30) For my eyes have seen YOUR SALVATION (31) Which You HAVE PREPARED before the face of ALL PEOPLES, (32) A LIGHT TO BRING REVELATION to THE GENTILES, and THE GLORY of YOUR PEOPLE ISRAEL. Is. 42:1—Behold, My Servant whom I UPHOLD, MY ELECT ONE ( 1 Peter 2:6—Therefore it is also contained in Scripture, “BEHOLD I LAY IN ZION, a CHIEF CORNERSTONE, ELECT, precious, and he who believes ON HIM will by NO means be put to shame.) in whom MY SOUL DELIGHTS! I HAVE PUT MY SPIRIT UPON HIM; He will bring forth JUSTICE to THE GENTILES. (4) He WILL NOT FAIL NOR BE DISCOURAGED, TILL HE HAS ESTABLISHED JUSTICE IN THE EARTH; and the coastlands shall wait for His law. (6) I the Lord, have called You in RIGHTEOUSNESS, and will hold Your hand; I WILL KEEP YOU and GIVE YOU AS A COVENANT to the people, AS A LIGHT TO THE GENTILES, (7) to OPEN BLIND EYES, to bring out PRISONERS FROM THE PRISON, those who sit in DARKNESS from the prison house.
Amos 5:18—Woe to you who desire THE DAY OF THE LORD! For what GOOD is THE DAY OF THE LORD to YOU? It will be DARKNESS and NOT LIGHT. (19) It will be as though a man fled from a lion, and a bear met him; or as though he went into the house, leaned his hand on the wall, and A SERPENT bit him. (20) IS NOT THE DAY OF THE LORD DARKENSS, and NOT LIGHT? Is it not very dark with no brightness in it? (21) I hate, I despise your feast days, and I do not savor your sacred assemblies. (23) TAKE AWAY FROM ME THE NOISE OF YOUR SONGS, for I WILL NOT HEAR THE MELODY of YOUR STRINGED INSTRUMENTS. (24) But let JUSTICE RUN DOWN LIKE WATER, and RIGHTEOUSNESS LIKE A MIGHTY STREAM.
1 Peter 1:20—He indeed was FOREORDAINED BEFORE THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD, but was MANIFEST in THESE LAST TIMES FOR YOU (21) Who THROUGH HIM BELIEVE IN GOD, WHO RAISED HIM FROM THE DEAD and GAVE HIM GLORY, so that YOUR FAITH and HOPE are in GOD. (22) Since you HAVE PURIFIED YOUR SOULS in OBEYING THE TRUTH through THE SPIRIT in SINCERE LOVE of THE BRETHREN, love one another fervently with a PURE HEART, (23) having BEEN BORN AGAIN, not of corruptible seed but INCORRUPTIBLE, through THE WORD OF GOD WHICH LIVES and ABIDES FOREVER, (24) because all flesh is as grass, and all the GLORY of man as THE FLOWER of THE GRASS. The grass withers, and its flower falls away, BUT THE WORD OF THE LORD ENDURES FOREVER. Is. 40:6—The grass withers, the FLOWER FADES, because THE BREATH of THE LORD BLOWS upon it. Surely the people are GRASS. (8) The grass withers, the FLOWER FADES, but THE WORD OF OUR GOD STANDS FOREVER. (9) O ZION, You who bring GOOD TIDINGS, get up into the high mountains; O JERUSALEM, You who bring GOOD TIDINGS, lift up your voice with STRENGTH, lift it up, be not afraid; say to the cities of JUDAH, “Behold your God!”
Ps. 65:1—PRAISE is awaiting You, O God, in ZION; and to YOU the vow shall be performed. (2) O YOU who HEAR PRAYER, TO YOU ALL FLESH WILL COME. (5) By AWESOME DEED IN RIGHTEOUSNESS YOU WILL ANSWER US, O God of OUR SALVATION, YOU who are THE CONFIDENCE of ALL THE ENDS OF THE EARTH, and of the far-off seas; Is. 64:3—When you did AWESOME things for which we did not look, YOU CAME DOWN, the mountains shook at YOUR PRESENCE, (4) for since the BEGINNING OF THE WORLD men have not heard nor eye perceived by the ear, nor has the eye seen any GOD besides YOU, WHO ACTS FOR THE ONE WHO WAITS FOR HIM. 1 Corin. 2:7—But we speak THE WISDOM of GOD in a MYSTERY, the HIDDEN wisdom which GOD ORDAINED BEFORE THE AGES FOR OUR GLORY. (9) But as it is written: Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man THE THINGS which GOD HAS PREPARED for those who LOVE HIM. (10) But GOD HAS REVEALED THEM TO US THROUGH HIS SPIRIT. For the Spirit searches ALL THINGS, yes, THE DEEP THINGS OF GOD. (12) Now we have RECEIVED, NOT the spirit OF THE WORLD, but THE SPIRIT who IS FROM GOD, that we might KNOW the THINGS that have been freely given to us by GOD. (13) These THINGS we also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches but WHICH THE HOLY SPIRIT TEACHES, COMPARING SPIRITUAL WITH SPIRITUAL. Ps. 51:10—Create in me a CLEAN HEART, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. (11) Do not cast me away from YOUR PRESENCE, and DO NOT TAKE YOUR HOLY SPIRIT FROM ME. (12) RESTORE to me THE JOY of YOUR SALVATION, and UPHOLD ME with YOUR GENEROUS SPIRIT. (13) Then I will teach transgressors YOUR WAYS, and SINNERS shall BE CONVERTED to You.
Acts 3:19—REPENT therefore and BE CONVERTED, that your sins may be BLOTTED out, (Is. 44:21—Remember these, O JACOB, and ISRAEL, for you are My servant; I have formed you, you are My servant; O Israel, you will not be forgotten by Me! (22) I have BLOTTED out, like a thick cloud, your transgressions, and like a cloud, YOUR SINS. Return to Me, for I have REDEEMED YOU.) Returning to Acts 3:19--so that times of refreshing may come from the PRESENCE of the Lord, (20) and THAT HE MAY SEND JESUS CHRIST, WHO WAS PREACHED TO YOU BEFORE, (21) whom HEAVEN must RECEIVE UNTIL THE TIMES OF RESTORATION OF ALL THINGS, which GOD HAS SPOKEN by THE MOUTH of all HIS HOLY PROPHETS since the world began. (25) You are sons of the prophets, and of THE COVENANT which GOD made with our fathers, saying to ABRAHAM, and in your seed all the families of the earth shall be blessed. Romans 4:13—For THE PROMISE that HE WOULD BE THE HEIR of THE WORLD was not to ABRAHAM or to HIS SEED through the law, but through THE RIGHTEOUSNESS of FAITH. Gal. 3:29—And if you are CHRIST’S then you are ABRAHAM’S SEED and HEIRS according to THE PROMISE.
Is. 45:22—Look to Me, and BE SAVED, ALL YOU ENDS OF THE EARTH! for I AM GOD and THERE IS NO OTHER. Ps. 65:5—By AWESOME deeds in RIGHTEOUSNESS You will answer us, O GOD OF OUR SALVATION, YOU WHO ARE THE CONFIDENCE OF ALL THE ENDS OF THE EARTH. Ps. 22:27—ALL THE ENDS OF THE WORLD SHALL REMEMBER AND TURN TO THE LORD, and ALL THE FAMILIES of THE NATIONS shall WORSHIP BEFORE YOU. (28) for THE KINGDOM is THE LORD’S and HE RULES OVER THE NATIONS. (30) A posterity shall serve Him. It will be recounted of the Lord to THE NEXT GENERATION, (31) They will come and declare HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS to a people who will be born, that He has done this. Ps. 75:1—We give thanks to You, O God, we give thanks! For YOUR WONDROUS WORKS DELCLARE that YOUR NAME is NEAR. (2) When I choose the PROPER TIME, I WILL JUDGE UPRIGHTLY.
Pro. 2:21—For the UPRIGHT will dwell in the land, and the BLAMELESS will REMAIN in it: (22) But the wicked will be cut off from the earth, and the UNFAITHFULL will be UPROOTED from it.
Jere. 51:10—The Lord HAS REVEALED OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS, COME AND LET US DECLARE IN ZION the WORK OF THE LORD OUR GOD. (19) The Portion of JACOB Is not like them, for HE IS THE MAKER of ALL THINGS; and ISRAEL is THE TRIBE OF HIS INHERITANCE. The Lord of host is His name. Ps.59:13—And let them KNOW that GOD RULES IN JACOB TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH.
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Hi Sharon, I want to ask for forgiveness on behalf of shepherds in the church who do not feed the flock. Only the anointed Word of God has proper nutrition. The Lord says in Jeremiah 3:15 that He will give shepherds according to His heart who will feed the flock with revealtion knowledge and spiritual understanding. Shepherds must be experiencing healing and wholeness before they can take care of the flock. I am a shepherd and the Lord is preparing me to create a church that will function as a healing community. Ezekiel 34:4 reveals the function of the shepherd. The Lord calls the shepherd to strenthen the weak, heal the sick, bind up the broken, seek the lost and go after the strays. Luke 4:18-19 is powerful. Jesus said that the Holy Spirit anointed Him to bring good news to the poor, to set the captives free, to open the eyes of the blind, to relieve the oppressed and to proclaim the year of Jubilee when all debts were cancelled, every prisoner was set free and everything was restored that people had lost. He is the Great Shepherd. Each shepherd is called to follow in His footsteps. The shepherd is called by the Lord to lead, feed, cherish, care and protect the flock. Most of the church in America is very sick. The influence of the church in the book of Acts was world shaking, history making and destiny changing. The influence of the majority of the church in the United States has been diminished to a spiritually impotent group of religious people with a rational, logical and analytical mindset. Only the love, grace and mercy of The Good Shepherd poured out through the shepherds called by God will heal the church. The Body, connected to the Head, who is Christ, is the only hope for the United States. God Bless You, Dan
Oh, Sharon, I love the images of our dear Shepherd counseling and teaching His sheep as He seeks to know their hearts. The following passages spoke to me very clearly: Speaking about what God has prepared for those who love Him - "But GOD HAS REVEALED THEM TO US THROUGH HIS SPIRIT. For the Spirit searches ALL THINGS, yes, THE DEEP THINGS OF GOD. (12) Now we have RECEIVED, NOT the spirit OF THE WORLD, but THE SPIRIT who IS FROM GOD, that we might KNOW the THINGS that have been freely given to us by GOD. (13) These THINGS we also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches but WHICH THE HOLY SPIRIT TEACHES, COMPARING SPIRITUAL WITH SPIRITUAL. Ps. 51:10—Create in me a CLEAN HEART, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. (11) Do not cast me away from YOUR PRESENCE, and DO NOT TAKE YOUR HOLY SPIRIT FROM ME. (12) RESTORE to me THE JOY of YOUR SALVATION, and UPHOLD ME with YOUR GENEROUS SPIRIT. (13) Then I will teach transgressors YOUR WAYS, and SINNERS shall BE CONVERTED to You." Yes, just as Jesus fed His Father's sheep, we must go forth and teach others God's Word and spread His Love to all generations. This was so well done, Sharon - God gave you the Scriptures and you obediently gathered them together so that more sheep would be fed by His Word. God bless you! Love, always... Peggy
I am thankful that He has made a covenant of peace with us and that He has given us a Godly heritage. Thank you for always feeding the sheep. Baaa! smile
A most wonderful reminder of the love, truth, justice and mercy of our Divine, Heavenly Father's care. We most certainly cannot say that we have not been fed; for each of the articles you have written, Sharon, have been generous portions of the Word of God indeed; and we are blessed. Thank you for your hard work in helping to feed the flock of God. Dennis