by Benjamin Munsell on August 4, 2019
Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I AM THE DOOR of the sheep. All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them. I AM THE DOOR: by me if any man enter in, HE SHALL BE SAVED, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. John 10:7-9. (Shepherds) Feed the flock of God which is among you, (among the congregation), TAKING THE OVERSIGHT, (the responsibility), thereof, not by constraint, but WILLINGLY; not for filthy lucre, but OF A READY MIND; (hear what the Lord is telling you and convey it on to the sheep). 1 Peter 5:2 BE SOBER, BE VIGILANT; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, (sometimes as a wolf in the congregation), walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world. (Satan goes after all he can, saved and unsaved alike). 1 Peter 5:8,9 Confirming (and encouraging), the souls of the disciples, (the sheep in your congregation), and exhorting them to CONTINUE IN THE FAITH, and that we (all) must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God. Acts 14:22 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that TRIBULATION WORKETH PATIENCE; Romans 5:3. Believers, Followers of Christ, (the sheep), keep your Hearts and minds stayed on Christ, AND NO LIAR, GOD-HATER, OR WOLF WILL BE ABLE TO TAKE YOU DOWN. Yes, there are many warnings in the Bible, read and understand then, AND KEEP YOUR FOCUS ON CHRIST, and by the Power of the Holy Spirit, you will be kept Safe and Sound in, through, and with, Christ. The sheep know the Shepherd, and the Shepherd knows His sheep. Do you need more Encouragement than this? THE BIBLE IS FULL OF IT, so read and study, ask the Holy Spirit to give you Knowledge, Wisdom, and Understanding of ALL the Things He has for you to Grow you in Christ and CHRISTLIKENESS. Even if a wolf causes you great tribulation, GROW IN IT, and, Be Blessed.