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by Benjamin Munsell on May 29, 2017
MORNINGTIME 2426
 
I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep. THE HIRELING fleeth, because he is an hireling, and CARETH NOT FOR THE SHEEP. I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep , and am known of mine. John 10:11-14. These  are not someone's opinion or viewpoint, these are the Words of Christ Himself, so we don't get to argue about them or even try to sugarcoat them. His Words tell us, THE HIRELING DOES NOT CARE FOR THE SHEEP, PERIOD. There are no exceptions to this rule. THEY DON'T CARE. Sure, a new pastor comes to church and makes a good impression and gets voted in as the new pastor. All looks well for a while until at some point in time he starts to be less interested in the welfare of the sheep, and more interested in a program, or some Thing he wants to do, even at the expense of losing some sheep. Whether they go out the door or a wolf drags them off isn't really his concern, as long as his "thing" isn't interfered with. Most any American church has some sheep in it. If the pastor, (the hireling), starts to get a little off base and the mature sheep try to talk to him about it, (all from a Biblical Basis), and he won't listen, Ok, maybe he's having a tough day, cut him some slack and keep him in Prayer. But if after many attempts to go over scripture with him fail, he won't listen, nothing changes and the sheep start getting picked off, it's time to question, is he a true Pastor, or an hireling. Yes, these are hard words, all wake up calls are hard words. To wake up from a stupor is not easy, NEITHER IS WAKING UP IN HELL BECAUSE NO WATCHMAN ON THE WALL CRIED OUT A WARNING ABOUT YOUR SOUL!!! Apostasy, apathetic, laziness, love of Money, cold hearted, hurt, whatever the "reason", people are going to Hell because someone didn't care, and won't, Be Blessed.
 
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