Sometimes I sit here and to use a King James word, “marvel” at the many types of “us”. Some of us are born into a flock, many later join a flock for whatever reason, and there are those who are just wondering and wandering not a part of any flock because we have issues with everyone and ourselves, never mind the issue of commitment. We, Church of Christ, Catholic, Muslim, Jehovah’s Witness, Baptist, Pentecostal, Holiness, and if you don’t see your particular group, just add it to the list, THINK, we are okay, being part of “a” flock, but the question needs to be asked, and answered, are you a part of “the” flock? The “correct” flock because to be a part of “a” flock won’t help you! Sure, there might even appear to be a “shepherd” ahead, but is it the “right” shepherd?
Notice the photo I used. There are some who are in front of the shepherd. They think they know the way. You have some to the left and right who have formed their own group, but those who are in the proper way are “following” the Shepherd, not trusting to their group leader, accepting their need to continually keep their eye focused on the one leading because He may lead in a way which we may not know but we have to trust Him implicitly, even if we don’t necessarily understand everything.
So many groups and they cannot all be right! This we need to accept. The Bible is clear, even if our understanding of it is not. The Bible teaches there is a “right” flock, a “correct” church, and if you don’t know what it is or sure you are in it, you need to research your group, invite the Holy Spirit to show you and then when you have found it, give up those ties that bind, and become one with the one which is correct and then witness to those you left behind because now you know the Truth!
How do we know which is Christ’s true church for these last days? The Bible is clear, VERY clear:
“And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.” Rev 12:17 (KJV)
Two requirements make it God’s true church. Do you see what they are?
Now, I’m going to leave this right here. Those who don’t know and want to know, you’ll inbox me. Those who “think” they know, you go ahead and inbox me, too. And for those who are stubborn, like some sheep, or rams, or goats trying to pass as sheep, well, you probably won’t inbox me, and that’s not only a shame, but sad, too!
February 17, 2016