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EPISODE 257 – REMAIN IN THE LORD’S FOLD

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Saturday 7th October, 2023

 
 

REMAIN IN THE LORD’S FOLD

 
” Know that the LORD is God. It is He who made us, and we are His; we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture.” Psalm 100:3 (BSB)
 
From the previous episodes, we have seen:
 
 
 
 
 
 
As we progress on this matter of the LORD’S SHEPHERDING; your consciousness on this matter cannot be over emphasised – REMAINING IN THE LORD’S FOLD!
 
It is one thing to know who the Shepherd is and the enjoyment of His Sheepfold. It is another thing to continue to remain in the fold.
 
Whenever we speak of the Lord as your shepherd, there are some who limit it to the people of Israel. Get this, the Israelites were once the only sheepfold of the Lord. Yes, Jesus came as the Shepherd of the household of Israel. However, He didn’t see the Israelites or Jews only as His fold. He established that as the good shepherd, He has other sheep who will join the sheepfold. Who are they?
 
These are the gentiles who will come to the Lord through Faith.
 
” And I have other sheep that I will gather which are not of this Jewish flock. And I, their shepherd, must lead them too, and they will follow me and listen to my voice. And I will join them all into one flock with one shepherd.” John 10:16 (TPT)
 
 
In Christ’s Fold we are one in Him. There is neither Jew nor Gentile (Non-Jews).
 
 “ In Christ’s family there can be no division into Jew and non-Jew, slave and free, male and female. Among us you are all equal. That is, we are all in a common relationship with Jesus Christ. Also, since you are Christ’s family, then you are Abraham’s famous “descendant,” heirs according to the covenant promises.” Galatians 3:28-29
(MSG)
 
 
As a born again, the Lord has brought you into His fold. You are a part of His sheep.
 
 
There are times the adversary will make you feel the Lord’s sheepfold is not enough. He makes you think there are more opportunities beyond the sheepfold of the Lord. 
 
THAT IS A LIE!
 
Remember the adversary is the father of lies. Lies is the native language of the devil (John 8:44).
 
There are sheep who go astray because they have no Shepherd. That is not your case.
 
You have the LORD as your good shepherd. When you become born again, you belong to the Lord and you are part of His sheepfold. The Lord’s sheepfold is the Church. The community of the saints (Christ’s family) is the fold of His sheep. He leads His sheep directly as the Chief Shepherd (1 Peter 5:4) and also gives the Sheep some trained-gifted men (who are after the Lord’s heart) to be Shepherds of His fold (1 Peter 5:2-3). These Shepherds are the leaders in the Church (Apostles, Pastors, and Prophets); who are responsible to teach you knowledge and understanding (Jeremiah 3:15).
 
It is a dangerous thing to live outside Christ’s fold. The adversary wants you outside the sheepfold of Christ (which is the Church in your locality). The moment you stay out of the Lord’s fold, you become vulnerable to the enemy and he begins to make your faith stagger.
There are people who stay out of the Lord’s fold and soon forget or loose touch of the rich relationship they had with God (Jeremiah 50:6). They live scattered, wearied, cast away and hopeless.
 
” They were scattered for lack of a shepherd, and when they were scattered they became food for all the wild beasts” (Ezekiel 34:5)
 
Now if you can be a sheep, understand also that there are certain people out there in the world, who are as wild beasts looking for strayed sheep to prey on.
 
Refuse to stay out of the Lord’s fold.
 
“Be sober-minded and alert. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour” 1 Peter 5:8 (BSB)
 
Remain in the fold, where you have the security of the good Shepherd. Where you will enjoy His luxurious love, rest and oasis of peace.
 
 
SELAH
 
 
DIG DEEPER:
 
( Ezekiel 34:31; Psalm 27:4; Psalm 23:6; Psalm 61:4; John 10:11,16; Micah 7:14; Hebrews 13:20; Revelation 7:17)
 
PRAYER:
 
We pray that:
 
We shall not be moved nor lured out of the Lord’s sheepfold.
 
BIBLE READING:
DAY 242
 
Isaiah 32 – 35
 
Romans 6
 
 
DECLARE THESE WORDS:
 
– I refuse to stay out of the Lord’s fold

-I belong to the Lord and I am part of His sheepfold

– I am loved and well cared for in the sheepfold

-I have the security of the good shepherd.

-I enjoy His luxurious love rest and oasis of peace

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Simon Dotse
Simon Dotse
8 months ago

I have a Good Shepherd and I will always remain in his fold.

Cyrille De-saba
Cyrille De-saba
8 months ago

I remain in the Lord’s fold. I refuse to be prey to all wild beasts.

Sedynam Kristen
8 months ago

I refuse to stay out of the Lord’s fold

Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Andrews Kofi Sarpong
8 months ago

Thank you Lord Jesus!!!
I remain in the Lord.
Thank you Holy Spirit for enlightening me on this matter that there is no peace in the world.
The Lord is my abode.
Peace can only be seen in Christ Jesus.
As a sheep, I remain in His flock to behold his glory and power.
I dwell in the hose of the Lord not to seek goodness and mercy. These are already available in Christ and because of them that is goodnesses abd mercy,I dwell in God’s love
Thank you once again for giving us Gifted and Passionate men like Apostle Benjamin Amissah Ansah who labours day and night to bring us to a place where we reach the epignosis of God’s love-so broad to explain.
In Jesus name.
Gloreeeeeeeeeey!!!!!!

Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Andrews Kofi Sarpong
8 months ago

From the daily bible reading, one of my favorite verses was Isaiah 28 verse 9 that proves that I cannot be a babe in Christ and desire to preach the gospel.
I must increase in grace through the knowledge of Christ.
Apostle Bennie shared with us that grace also means ability.
This simply means you being able to do something you couldn’t do at first
28 :

9 Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts.

Last edited 8 months ago by Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Andrews Kofi Sarpong
8 months ago

Oh hallelujah!!!
Christ is our firm foundation.
The rock on which I stand.
There is no other name on heaven or on earth that man shall be saved
28:

16 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.
Gloreeey!!!

Nuel
Nuel
8 months ago

Glory to God

I remain the Lord’s sheepfold.
I don’t disassociate myself from him.

In the name of Jesus

Francis
Francis
8 months ago

I refuse to wonder off from the fold..
I stay in the fold.

Francis
Francis
8 months ago

I have the Lord..He is my Good Shepherd
Glorrrreeeeeyyyyyy

Francis
Francis
8 months ago

I refuse to become a prey to the devil.
I remain in the Lord always.
Thank you Jesus, you are my Good Shepherd.

Daniel F. Agbosu
Daniel F. Agbosu
8 months ago

The ravenous beasts are numerous in this world and remaining in the fold is our only fortress

Prince Semanu
Prince Semanu
8 months ago

I refuse to stay out of the sheep fold

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