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.”John 10:27,28. Not all people are His sheep and very few do follow Jesus. Few professing Christians are His sheep. If you want to be His sheep and if you wish to follow Him, He will make you into one of His sheep and He will guide you. You will hear His voice and be able to follow Him.
Jesus does not discriminate between sheep. He does not love some sheep more than others, He treats them all equally. We all have a cross to bear if we wish to follow Jesus. He did not promise anybody an easy road or a free pass. He said:”If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me.”Luke 9:23.
Jesus has not appointed some sheep as leaders over other sheep. He is the Shepherd and He guides His own sheep, those who follow Him. Some of His sheep follow after wolves and other sheep, to their own downfall.
If you wish to have eternal life you have to follow Jesus. You have to obey Him every step of the way until the end.
Do you wish to follow Jesus? Then obey His gospel, His words as also recorded in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Repent, turn from sin. Be baptized in water for the forgiveness of your sin. Ask Jesus to guide you. He will speak to you and give you direction, wisdom and guidance in all things. Ask Him and He will answer you. He will speak to you, in dreams and in visions. He will speak to you in many ways. He will give you understanding of all things, but you have to be serious about following Him.
Seek Jesus. Seek His way. Seek His will, not your own. Submit yourself to Him, trust Him. Wait on Him. Speak to Him in prayer, and expect Him. If He does not speak to you or does not answer you, then ask Him to show you the reason. Patiently wait on Him, and in His time He will direct you.
Become a sheep. Sheep are not intelligent animals, unlike goats that are highly intelligent, self willed and destructive. Sheep eat grass. Goats eat any trash, they destroy gardens, trees, and will even eat your clothes off the washing line. Sheep graze and are easily contained. Goats break out of any enclosure, they climb and jump on anything. They will even jump on top of parked cars and damage them. Many believers are like goats, strong willed and crafty, always looking to break out, go their own way and destroy as far as they go.
Become a sheep and follow Jesus. Jesus will guide you all the way, but you must trust and follow Him. If you stray, He will look for you, call you back, but if you keep on breaking out like a goat you will be caught by the wolves. If you follow after other lost sheep, you will also go lost. If you follow after the wolves, the false preachers in the worldly churches, you will be destroyed.
Follow Jesus. Ask your guidance from Him. Stay with Him until the end ,and He will give you eternal life, like He promised.
May Jesus bless you.