Jesus Christ only has one flock of sheep and He Himself is their ONLY SHEPHERD. His sheep LISTEN to His VOICE and they follow HIM. They do not listen to strangers. The work of the preacher is to take people TO Jesus, to TEACH them to LISTEN TO Jesus, to KNOW HIS VOICE and to FOLLOW HIM, not to follow them.
Many preachers gather the sheep unto themselves and the sheep listen to them. The sheep run after the preachers and they become dependent on the preachers instead of following Jesus Christ and knowing HIM. Those are the ROBBERS and the THIEVES IN THE PULPITS WHO LOOK AFTER THEMSELVES and not after the sheep.
Jesus commanded His disciples, He said to Peter:”Tend MY sheep.” He said:”Feed MY sheep.” He never said:”Lead my sheep.” Jesus Himself will guide His own sheep.
Are you following after the hirelings in the pulpits? Are you seeking your guidance from men? Or are you following the TRUE SHEPHERD, Jesus Christ? Do you LISTEN to HIS VOICE and follow HIM?
May Jesus bless you.