Jesus refers to His followers as sheep, a flock of sheep. We read in John 10:16, Jesus said:.”I have other sheep, which are not of this fold; I must bring them also, and they will hear My voice; and they will become one flock with one shepherd.” We read in John 10:27, Jesus said:“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; 28and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand.”
Jesus is the good Shepherd. He calls His own sheep by name and leads them to green pastures. They feed on His words. It is written that:”Man shall not live from bread alone but from every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.”
We read in John 6:63 Jesus said:”It is the Spirit that gives life; the flesh profits nothing; the words that I speak to you are spirit and are life.” Jesus is the Word of God and His sheep live from what He speaks to them.
Sheep eat grass, but goats eat anything. Goats eat weeds, leaves, twigs, branches of trees, cardboard, wood, cloth, rags, plastic bags, anything. They even eat poisonous plants like poison ivy, things that sheep will not touch. That is why you will not find any of Jesus’ sheep in church, they follow Him, but what you will find in church is goats and lost sheep, sheep that do not belong to Jesus.
The goats in church eat anything. They listen to any trash, any lying doctrine. The organized churches and denominations are controlled by goat herders and hirelings that exploit both the goats and the lost sheep.
Followers of Jesus, His disciples, His sheep, do not listen to the hirelings in the pulpits. They only listen to Jesus, the Good Shepherd, they listen to His Words. They run from the hirelings and goats in church. They are rejected and persecuted by the goats in church.
If you are one of Jesus” sheep, you will hunger and thirst for the purity of His words, the words that He spoke, as they were also recorded in the gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. You will also seek for the guidance of the Holy Spirit. You will not listen to the doctrines of men that are preached in churches.
Are you one of Jesus’ sheep, do you follow Him, or are you a lost sheep among the goats in church? Are you feeding on trash, lies and false doctrines? Are you being deceived and abused by the hirelings in the pulpits? Then get out of church. Run to the Good Shepherd, Jesus Christ, listen to His voice, follow Him and let Him feed you with bread from heaven. Repent and be baptized, be filled with the Holy Spirit and follow the guidance of the Spirit of Christ. Stay separate from the goats and follow Jesus until the end.
May Jesus bless you.