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The True Sheep

Updated on June 1, 2011

The True Sheep


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“The man who enters by the gate is the shepherd of his sheep. The watchman opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follows him because they know his voice. “


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John 10 : 2 – 4


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One of the strongest evidence that a certain person has become a true Christian is his ability to discern God’s voice. He has that unique discerning power to identify among the choices offered to him, the one that is coming from God. He has the ability to discern false teachings or false doctrines, false prophets or false apostles, false disciples or false servants and even false brothers or Christians.


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Jesus knows his sheep personally. Jesus has a personal attachment to each of his children. His voice is transparent to them. He is constantly speaking to them. He is continually leading them. A true Christian hears God’s voice speak to his/her heart. He/She is constantly hearing the still small voice of the Holy Spirit constantly testifying to him about the truth of Jesus teachings. That’s why a true Christian will never turn awsy from Christ because he has the inner witness of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is given to the true Christian as a deposit guaranteeing what are the things to come. A true sheep will never be lost.


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Jesus is constantly leading his sheep out of danger. I mean danger out of heresies and false teaching that destroy one’s soul. I mean danger from Satan’s snares, wiles and schemes.. The threat to a christian’s soul is very real. Satan is always working out schemes on destroying the shepherd’s flock of sheep.


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There are many ways in which a Christian will be led away from the Good Shepherd. Satan is constantly devicing ways and shemes to steal away a Christian from God’s hands. One way is making a Christian fall prey in the charms of wordly pleasures and possessions. Satan is constantly devicing ways to make the world more attractive to a Christian..


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A Christian should be on the constant guard of his/her heart. Our heart desires could leads us astray from the flock of the shepherd. But the still small voice of the Holy Spirit will constantly speak to us warning about the dangers of the snares of the world. A true Christian will heed His warning and will be delivered from the claws of Satan.


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A false chritsian will not heed this warning and will fall as prey on Satan’s schemes and devices. He failed to heed the warning of the still small voice of God because he cannot identify it, he cannot hear God’s voice, because he is not a true sheep.


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One reason why one has become so much dull to hear the “voice of God” is because one has lost his/her discernment due to too much compromises made with the world. One has become so convenient with the world. That’s why he lost all his discernment. Convenience and complacency can dull one’s discernment.When we are starting to be convenient with this world and with sin, we have to cry out to God for deliverance.


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Will the Good Shepherd l really allow one of his sheep to be lost ? I believe the Good Shepherd will never allow one of his sheep to be lost. I believe God’s sovereignty will never allow a true Christian to be lost..Our salvation is secure in God’s hands. Though he may be lead astray for a while a true Christian will always find his way back to his Father’s arms, who is his one true home.

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    • cristina327 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      8 years ago from Manila

      NIce to hear your pleasant comment. Thanks for appreciating this hub. God bless.

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      Martin Vika 

      8 years ago from Australia

      I love Him and where He leads I follow. He'll always be my Good Shepherd . . . Thank you for sharing a most wonderful hub!

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      Eddie Perkins 

      9 years ago

      My Sister Cristina,

      Thank you sooo much for your prayers.   I have great confidence in the prayers of the saints and you are a saint. 

      I am very weak at this time but I feel my strength returning.  My life is in God's faithful hands and I trust His will completely. 

      I try to update my prayer hub daily if I have anything new to share.  I will see the doctor tomorrow and again on Monday.  Medically I'm trusting the doctor but ultimately my life is in the loving hands of my Great Physician.

      a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure.  Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me.  And He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness." Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.  Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ's sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 NKJV

    • cristina327 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      9 years ago from Manila

      Hi Brother Eddie ! It is nice to hear from you again. How are you now ? I have been praying hard for you.

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      Eddie Perkins 

      9 years ago

      Cristina,

      AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Thank you. ~ eddie

    • cristina327 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      9 years ago from Manila

      Thanks RGraf for paying a visit. Be blessed always.

    • cristina327 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      9 years ago from Manila

      Thanks RGraf for paying a visit. Be blessed always.

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      Rebecca Graf 

      9 years ago from Wisconsin

      Very good points - we all need to think on this more. :)

    • cristina327 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      9 years ago from Manila

      Thank Lord seeker for giving time to read this hub. Have a blessed day.

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      Lord seeker 

      9 years ago

      Very deep thoughts! I so desire to be attune to the LORD'S voice, but unfortunately I am often uncertain. thanks for your words of wisdom.

    • cristina327 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      9 years ago from Manila

      Thanks Pastor Wbisbill for dropping by to read this hub. Truly the Lord JesusChrist is the great Shepherd of our soul. We are blessed to be in His flock.

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      Wbisbill 

      9 years ago from Tennessee USA

      Christina

      I always enjoy your hubs and the Christian thoughts you share.

      He is my shepherd and laid His life down for me that I might have life. He is the good shepherd.

      Thanks for your testimony!

      Pastor_Walt of Wbisbill

    • cristina327 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      9 years ago from Manila

      thanks eovery for taking time to visit this hub. Remain blessed always.

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      eovery 

      9 years ago from MIddle of the Boondocks of Iowa

      Nice Hub. Thanks for you efforts

      Keep on Hubbing!

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