MORNINGTIME 2107

by Benjamin Munsell on July 5, 2016
MORNINGTIME 2107
 
WOE BE UNTO THE PASTORS that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith the Lord. Jeremiah 23:1. This verse is not for ONLY one time in ancient history. Taken in context, it is for all time here on this earth. The Lord Jesus Christ, The Great Shepherd, is busy gathering His sheep together from the pasture into the fold. As an illustration, while Christ is out gathering in the lost, the broken, the maimed from out in the hills, the local pastors are to feed and care for the sheep already in the fold. Just keep them Peaceful in Christ, teach them, and protect them from the wolves. That seems like it should be fairly easy since Christ is the One sending the sheep into the fold. Somehow, many pastors think they need to "help" Jesus reach the lost, teach doctrine, or keep the sheep humored, in ways that have nothing to do with the Bible. The Only Way Christ ministers to His sheep is through the Gospel. JUST THE GOSPEL, that's all it takes, just the Gospel. (Just for the record, I consider the whole Bible as the Gospel, not just parts of a few books in the New Testament). Without good Teaching and a Love for the Gospel, the sheep start to wander off and Christ has to bring them back, again. If a shepherd won't do his job the Lord's Way, that shepherd is really just a hireling, that's someone who knows better than Christ, The Good Shepherd. This is where stupid songs, dumb stories, and gospel-less messages are supposed to keep the goats coming back while the sheep are starving. PASTORS, IF YOU WON'T FEED AND CARE FOR THE SHEEP CHRIST'S WAY, CHRIST WILL TAKE HIS SHEEP ELSEWHERE AND FILL YOUR CHURCH WITH GOATS, and you'll never know the difference. You'll be happy with 5 "salvation" a year, that's 5 "salvation" even Christ doesn't know about. Man's way will keep goats. Christ's Way WILL keep the sheep. Choose Christ's Way, and, Be Blessed.
 
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