“and because the gatekeeper knows who he is, he opens the gate to let him in. And the sheep RECOGNIZE the VOICE of the TRUE SHEPHERD, for he calls his OWN by NAME and leads them out, for they BELONG TO HIM. And when he has brought out all his sheep, he walks ahead of them and they will FOLLOW HIM, for they are FAMILIAR with HIS VOICE. But they will RUN AWAY from strangers and NEVER follow them because they KNOW it’s the voice of a stranger.”
Jesus told the Pharisees this parable even though they didn’t understand a word of what he meant. So Jesus went over it again, “I speak to you eternal truth: I AM THE GATE for the flock. All those who broke in before me are thieves who came to steal, but the sheep never listened to them. I am the GATEWAY. To enter through me is to experience LIFE, FREEDOM, AND SATISFACTION.
A thief has only one thing in mind—he wants to steal, slaughter, and destroy. But I have come to give you everything in abundance, more than you expect —life in its fullness until you OVERFLOW! I am the Good Shepherd who lays down my life as a sacrifice for the sheep.”
John 10:3-11 TPT
“My own sheep will hear my voice and I know each one, and they will follow me. I give to them the gift of eternal life and they will never be lost and no one has the power to snatch them out of my hands.”
John 10:27-28 TPT
Jesus You are the most perfect Shepherd, You are the Great Shepherd, the Shepherd-King!
I desire only to hear Your voice alone! I desire only to respond to Your instructions alone, Holy Spirit be my gatekeeper and guide me in this journey, as I am a pilgrim on a journey… protect us against wolfs who mauls the sheep, drags them off and scatters them. You are my Good Shepherd, You know my heart, and I know Yours. I love You Shepherd of my heart & soul take my hand and lead me on in Jesus name I pray. Amen.
Al my love Frieda
Look at this video of how sheep’s listen only to their shepherds voice!