by Benjamin Munsell on May 13, 2019
Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things. Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with Eternal Glory. Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth. Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, LET EVERY ONE THAT NAMETH THE NAME OF CHRIST DEPART FROM INIQUITY. If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the Master's use, AND PREPARED UNTO EVERY GOOD WORK. And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; And THAT THEY MAY RECOVER THEMSELVES OUT OF THE SNARE OF THE DEVIL, who are taken captive by him at his will. 2 Timothy 2:7,10, 15,19,21,24-26. It is the Pastors job to Preach and Teach his congregation all about Christ, and the Salvation He has for them. He is to feed a fresh Word, "hot off the press", to give to them all that they need to hear to Obediently come to Christ, and to Follow Christ. It is the proverbial "Feast" of the Gospel that is to be laid out before ALL the people of the congregation, that ALL may Feast on His Word. That's it, that's all, lay it out there as sustenance to feed anyone and everyone. THE GOSPEL WILL CALL ALL TO CHRIST. And that's where the Preachers job stops. (Take this with a grain of salt). The goats of the congregation will willingly and outrightly reject everything of the Gospel. Goats will NEVER be Saved. The LOST sheep will eat and eventually become Saved, as Christ will lose no even one of His sheep. ALL lost sheep will be found and be brought into the fold. All sheep will Grow in The Word, Know the Shepherds Voice, and Eternally, Be Blessed.