6-15-22, Matthew Henry reports on the Lord Jesus’ parable or similitude taken from the customs of the East in the management of sheep. Men, as creatures depending on their Creator. The church of God in the world is as a sheep-fold, exposed to deceivers & persecutors. The great Shepherd of the sheep. Jesus Christ, knows who are His, guarding them by His providence & guides them by His Spirit. Here are plain directions how to come into the fold; we must come in by Jesus Christ as the Door [John 14:6]. Christ's works of power & mercy proclaim Him to be over all. God blessed forevermore that all may know & believe Jesus is in the Father & the Father in Him & by Divine power He wrought His miracles. Yet the Jews sought to stone Him for saying He was God. John 10:1-27, 33-38; Psalm 23:1-6; Ezekiel 34:11-24
Titus 2:13; 1Thessalonians 5:17; Matthew 6:7
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Matthew 13:43; John 4:14, 5:24; 1 John 5:11
Isaiah 26:3; Philippines 4:6
7-8-21-21, Israel has only 8000 square miles of land - the Muslims have 5 million. Yet, they also want the Jews land. Of all the nations of the world, the Lord chose the descendants of Jacob [Jews], not Ishmael [Muslims], to be His covenant people - the descendants of Abraham and wife Sarah. (Genesis 17:19-21; Malachi 1:1–5).
✝️ 6-8-20, Jesus is God; He came to save sinners. “For He [Jesus] Whom God sent speaks the words of God: The Father loves the Son & has given all things into His hand. He that believs on the Son hath everlasting life & they that believes not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on them.” John 3:34-36
✝️ 6-7-20, The Lord □ Jesus spoke from the cross first of forgiveness, salvation then of His Mother's care into John's hands. He spoke of being forsaken & then triumph as His task as human was complete shedding His perfect blood for the forgiveness of sins to all who repent believing in Him. His body was thirsty. And last of His reunion with the Father. Matthew 27:46; Luke 23:34, 43, 46; John 19:26-28, 30; Mark 15:34
✝️ 5-7-20, Sins □ Jesus Harshly Condemns; He said, “God knows our hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God. V9 For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” [Pride] Luke 16:15, 18:9-14; Hebrews 1:8-9
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