Machaira with Apostle Bennie, The Church

EPISODE 258 – GOD PUTS YOU UNDER A SHEPHERD

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Saturday 7th October, 2023

GOD PUTS YOU UNDER A SHEPHERD

“And I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will guide you with knowledge and understanding.”

Jeremiah 3:15 (NLT)

To delve more into the gleanings from Psalm 23, we need to understand these few things.

Yesterday, we looked into why you must remain in the fold.

And it was also established that:

– the Lord’s sheepfold is the Church. (The community of the saints).

– as the Chief Shepherd (1 Peter 5:4); he has also given His sheep trained-gifted men (who are after His heart) to be Shepherds of His fold (1 Peter 5:2).

There are some within the Church who don’t see their Pastors as the visible shepherds, our Lord Jesus has given them.

They go like, “THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD, therefore I don’t need any man to be my physical shepherd.”

That is ignorance; total ignorance. Those with such mentality don’t know how the system of God works.

The Lord God, was the Shepherd of Israel (Genesis 49:24; Psalm 80:1; Psalm 23:1).

Yet the Lord gave them shepherds.

“And I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will guide you with knowledge and understanding.” Jeremiah 3:15 (NLT)

Through Moses (as Shepherd) the Lord God (who is the chief Shepherd), led Israel out of Egypt (Hosea 12:13).

The Lord chose David to be a shepherd of Israel.

“He also chose David His servant, and took him from the sheepfolds; From following the ewes that had young He brought him, To shepherd Jacob His people, And Israel His inheritance. So he shepherded them according to the integrity of his heart, And guided them by the skillfulness of his hands.” Psalm 78:70-72 (NKJV)

The word Pastor is from the Greek word “Poimēn”, which means shepherd. Our Lord Jesus is the “Chief Shepherd” (from the Greek word “Archipoimēn).

The Lord Himself gave some to be Pastors (Ephesians 4:11).

The Lord has put the saints (as flocks) under each shepherd. There is no fellow in Christ who is not entrusted to a shepherd (Pastor).

“Care for the flock that God has entrusted to you…” 1 Peter 5:2 (NLT)

He has given to the Church Pastors who are to Shepherd the saints.

They have the authority and responsibility to:

– watch over you and to care for you with Christ as their example.

– feed you and teach you with knowledge and understanding.

– lead you by their own good example of faith and love.

– instruct, direct and build you through the word.

And this is your responsibility:

“In the same way, you must accept the authority of the leaders set over you. And all of you, dress yourselves in humility as you relate to one another. “God opposes the proud
but gives grace to the humble.” (1 Peter 5:5).

You are not to be isolated from the fold the Lord has placed you.

Enjoy the Leadership of the Good Shepherd (through the personal relationship with the Lord Jesus) and submit to the authority the Lord has entrusted you to, as you are nurtured and equipped for the work of the ministry.

Shalom.

DIG DEEPER
(Acts 20:28; Jeremiah 23:4; Ezekiel 34:2,23; 1 Samuel 13:14)
 
WE PRAY
We engage the Wisdom of God to rightly submit with humility to the authority of the Shepherds He has set over us. In the name of Jesus.
 
BIBLE READING IN THE YEAR 2023
Day 243
Isaiah 36 – 38
Romans 7 – 8
 
DECLARE THESE WORDS:
– I remain in the fold (Christ Commonwealth – Community) the Lord has placed me.
 
– I have found my place and I refuse to isolate myself from the fold.
 
– Through humility, I submit to the authority of my shepherd (Apostle Bennie).
 
– I take heed to the leadings of my shepherd  (Apostle Bennie).
 
– I enjoy rest and joy through the guidance of the Spheperd the Lord has given me.
 
– I don’t wander around like one without a Shepherd.
 
– I follow diligently to every instruction.
 
Oh Gloreey! Hallelujah!

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Linda Teye
Linda Teye
8 months ago

Thank you Jesus for our Shepherd
I dress myself in humility

Edward Atiase
Edward Atiase
8 months ago

Thank you Jesus, i remain under my shepherd

Francis
Francis
8 months ago

I submit to the authority of the Shepherd the Lord my Chief Shepherd has entrusted to me

Francis
Francis
8 months ago

Jer.23.4 Then I will appoint responsible shepherds to care for them, and they will never be afraid again. Not a single one of them will be lost or missing,” says the LORD. (NLT)

Francis
Francis
8 months ago

I am a good follower of my LORD Jesus Christ
I am a good follower of Apostle Bennie
Thank you Jesus

Benjamin Okyere
Benjamin Okyere
8 months ago

I submit to my shepherd (Apostle Bennie) and any authority set over me in the Commonwealth fold

Sarah Amegavie
Sarah Amegavie
8 months ago

Thank you Lord Jesus for your shepherds

Dei Edmund
Dei Edmund
8 months ago

I found my place and I refuse to isolate my self from the fold,. Christ Commonwealth Community
Thank you Jesus for this placement

Cyrille De-saba
Cyrille De-saba
8 months ago

I accept and revere the authority of the leaders the Lord has set over me.

Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Andrews Kofi Sarpong
8 months ago

Thank you Holy Spirit for a family like Christ Community Comunity and a great sherlherd like. Apostle Benjamin Amissah.
I know where I was grafted. In in the family of Christ, I don’t just move out.
Gloreeey!!!

Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Andrews Kofi Sarpong
8 months ago

My shepherds are.great leaders .
Through the submission. Of my man of God, I. fear not and don’t lack anything good

Felix Nii Noi Addy
Felix Nii Noi Addy
8 months ago

I remain in the fold
I recognize my shepherd the lord has given me

Josephine Fianu
Josephine Fianu
8 months ago

Through humility, I submit to the authority of my shepherd (Apostle Bennie).

Daniel F. Agbosu
Daniel F. Agbosu
8 months ago

Thank you Jesus for the shepherd you have given me.

Prince Semanu
Prince Semanu
8 months ago

Thank you Jesus for giving me a shepherd. I take heed to the leadings of my shepherd

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
8 months ago

I take heed to the leadings of my shepherd (Apostle Bennie).
Thank you Jesus!

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