“Then Jesus said to them again, ‘Most assuredly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. All who ever came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them. I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture'” – (John 10:7-9)
Why would Jesus declare that in the new dispensation He is the gate to the sheep pen? Those manning the entry point had stopped letting people in and had become a hindrance rather than an access.
I also think the bureaucracies had made it so difficult for people to come in. Isn’t it the same today? Jesus therefore secures the gate and declared: “I am the door gate for the sheep.”
Jesus declared that He is not just a Good Shepherd, He is the gate to peace and security. There is no way to the peace we long for apart from Jesus Christ.
Anyone who has assumed greater authority than what Jesus gave to His disciples is a thief and a robber. Whoever would therefore declare that they hold the authority over God’s anointing to allow or disallow blessings in people’s lives is a thief and robber.
No wonder the assumed false authority has illegally benefited themselves with material wealth. Aren’t those who assume such great authority for personal benefit equally guilty of stealing with those who steal public funds?
When we enter through the gate ‘Jesus’, we have peace and security. We don’t have to amass wealth or to use false ways for our security and peace. Jesus grants all that we need for every moment.
Jesus gives us a peace that lasts for all eternity! The devil wants to steal the lasting peace by introducing false gate keepers who deviate the sheep for their personal interests.
But through Jesus, our gate and our Good Shepherd, we not only have life, we have a full life! We have a life of peace and security.
That doesn’t mean we won’t have struggles and challenges in this life, but we can face them knowing that our Good Shepherd is with us to fight for us and to finally take us home where we shall no longer have to struggle.
© Wisdom from Above 2021
Rev. Bobby K. Ndung’u
📢 Christian Missionary
Day’s Prayer Emphasis
Today let us focus on our calling and pray that each one of us is faithful to our calling. Pray for our spirituality calling calling to this prayer ministry. Pray for those who are spiritually down to be revived. Pray for commitment to our calling.
TODAY’S BIBLE IN ONE YEAR
Day 82 – 1 Samuel 4-7