Machaira with Apostle Bennie, walking with God

EPISODE 266 – MY SHEPHERD AND MY HOST

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Monday 16th October, 2023

MY SHEPHERD AND MY HOST


“You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over”

Psalm 23:5 (NKJV)


Our discussion on this Psalm has revealed the tender care and protective heart of our Shepherd (who is the Lord).

We saw Jesus as the good shepherd, who supplies your needs bountifully.

He causes you to enjoy Him as your diet and rest through His luxurious love.

He refreshes your heart and brings you to a life above distress.

As the good shepherd, He is your righteousness; thus, leads you not by rules and regulations. You live right by His organic life within you.

He is the Shepherd who lives in you and with you irrespective of the chaotic conditions which may confront you.

He is not just with you, He defends and protects you. He selected and separated you unto Himself to be His forever.

He also guides and restrains you in the way you should go.

Let me just draw your attention to this interesting thought. I believe some who don’t want to submit to God will make an assertion that:

The shepherds, tend, feed and protect their sheep for the interest of their own business.

However, Psalm 23:5 reveals the beautiful character of the Good Shepherd (the Lord Jesus) which is contrary to the shepherds of this world. They protect their sheep from the prey, so that they will comfortably feast on their own sheep or trade them.

Instead of the sheep to be prepared as meal for the table, the Good shepherd prepares a table for the sheep.

There is a shift in the metaphor used by David in this Psalm. In the verse 5, you will see that, the Shepherd has now become a Host whiles the sheep has become His guest.

However, the feast is hosted in the presence of the sheep’s enemies. As you are designated, selected and separated unto the Lord, you will have enemies. Having enemies is also an evidence that you are on the Lord’s side. As a sheep you will always attract the enemies of your Shepherd.

Usually a person may eat fast before his enemies and quickly get into defensive or attacking position. But that is not the case of the Good Shepherd’s guest. The shepherd creates an environment for His guest to have a quietude in the face of his adversity.

The calm bravery of the guest is dependent on the consciousness of who his host is and the quality of security he enjoys.

David already said, “…though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil for you are with me…” verse 4, Psalm 23.

And then points out the bravest act of feasting, even when he has his enemies before him or around him. Right through verses 4 and 5, David illustrated the unwavering confidence he has in the Lord; who is his Shepherd and Host.

The Lord is not just guiding and guarding you, He is also your HOST.

And as your HOST, He is not interested in wiping out your enemies. He rather takes delight to make you enjoy His comfort and be abundantly satisfied even when you are faced with opposition.

Such an AUDACITY of life can only be experienced when the Lord is truly your SHEPHERD and HOST.

Selah.

DIG DEEPER:
(Psalm 31:19; Psalm 78:18-20; Psalm 22:26-27)

WE PRAY:
That by the spirit of revelation of the Lord upon our heart, we shall enjoy with quietude the provision of the Lord in the face of opposition.

BIBLE READING:
DAY 251
Jeremiah 4 – 6
1 Corinthians 5 – 6

DECLARE THESE WORDS:

– The Lord is my Shepherd and Host.

– I am the delight of the Lord.

– In the face of opposition, the Lord makes me to enjoy His comfort to be abundantly satisfied.

– I remain at rest even in the face of oppositions. 

– I am secured in the care of the GOOD SHEPHERD.

– The GOOD SHEPHERD daily loads me with benefits 

Ohh Hallelujah!!!

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Emmanuel Opoku
Emmanuel Opoku
8 months ago

Glory to God!!

I learn to have absolute confidence in the Good Shepherd, my host.

Francis
Francis
8 months ago
Reply to  Emmanuel Opoku

Hallelujah

Simon Dotse
Simon Dotse
8 months ago

I enjoy comfort and I am greatly supplied with abundance for the Lord is with me. GLOORRRRREEEEEEEEYYYYYYYY TO GOD

Samiratu Sulley
Samiratu Sulley
8 months ago

The Lord is my HOST
Hallelujah!!

Juliet Yeboah Appiah
Juliet Yeboah Appiah
8 months ago

Thank You Lord for being My Shepherd and Host.
I enjoy comfort in times of opposition.
I enjoy the Lord’s provision in times of chaos.

Francis
Francis
8 months ago

Thank you Lord JESUS

Jacob Kofitse
Jacob Kofitse
8 months ago

Hallelujah
I am always secured in the care of the good shepherd.

The Lord is my host.

Francis
Francis
8 months ago
Reply to  Jacob Kofitse

The Lord is my host

Ransford Addai
Ransford Addai
8 months ago

Thank You Jesus!!

Helina Akagbo
Helina Akagbo
8 months ago

Thank you Lord Jesus for being my host and a good sherperd
to me

Daniel F. Agbosu
Daniel F. Agbosu
8 months ago

What a great feast procured by my host, my good shepherd.

Linda Teye
Linda Teye
8 months ago

Thank you Jesus, for I am the Lord’s delight

Benjamin okyere
Benjamin okyere
8 months ago

I remain still and fearless even before my enemies because the lord is my shepherd

Francis
Francis
8 months ago

The Lord is my Shepherd

Vincent Mensah
Vincent Mensah
8 months ago

In the face of opposition, the Lord makes me to enjoy His comfort to be abundantly satisfied

Thank you Jesus, my Good shepherd

Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Andrews Kofi Sarpong
8 months ago

thank you Lord.
It is amazing that the sherpherd guards and loves me not necessarily for His benefit but rather for my benefit

Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Andrews Kofi Sarpong
8 months ago

6 If any of you has a dispute with another, do you dare to take it before the ungodly for judgment instead of before the Lord’s people?
From this verse, I have learnt that the best person to handle issues among the brethren is your man of God

Josephine Fianu
Josephine Fianu
8 months ago

I am secured in the care of the GOOD SHEPHERD.

Prince Semanu
Prince Semanu
8 months ago

The Good Shepherd my host… I remain in your rest and your care. I refuse to wonder in the face of opposition

Nuel
Nuel
8 months ago

Hallelujah

My Shepherd is not interested in attacking my enemies. He rather wants me to exercise confidence in his protection and abundant supply in mist of opposition.

Thank You Lord

This is so refreshing

MAC RICH
MAC RICH
8 months ago

Glory to God

Francis
Francis
8 months ago

Ohh glorrrreeeeeyyyyyy
What a loving Shepherd
Prepares a table for my feasting

Addenilla Ennin
Addenilla Ennin
8 months ago

Thank you Lord
You’re my dwelling place
You’re my host
Oh my sweet shepherd
You take care of me
You make my needs your need
Thank you Jesus
Through the storm you hold my hand and walk in it with me
When I see your face..when I look into your eyes I see a beautiful world together with you Jesus
Thank you Jesus
Thank you Apostle
God bless you Soo much Sir

Simon Dotse
Simon Dotse
8 months ago

With my Shepherd I don’t need to quickly eat because of the enemies for the Lord is with me. An undisturbed composure

Emmanuel Nanor
8 months ago

I know who my shepherd is
And I learn to be conscious always of who my shepherd is

Sulley
Sulley
4 months ago

Thank you Lord Jesus for always caring and loving me. Always ready to receive me as my Shepherd Host

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