Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. Hebrews 13:20-21.
There is one shepherd, his name is Jesus Christ. We are the sheep of his pasture, we are very precious to him. He gave his life for the sheep, and has paid the price for our redemption. He meets the need of the sheep by shedding his blood for him. That is the greatest price for the greatest gift; life everlasting. Jesus is the Lord my shepherd, he gives his life for the sheep. Your pastor is not your shepherd, he is a servant of Christ and of the sheep. The shepherd keeps the sheep, he does not eat the sheep. It is a grand design and deception to mistake your pastor as your shepherd.
Your pastor is an employee of the chief shepherd, the Lord Jesus Christ. He is a servant of Jesus Christ who takes personal card of everyone of his sheep. This is a warning to pastors, the sheep is not yours, it’s Christ’s. You’re also one of the sheep of his pasture and the lead-sheep of his flock.
“Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness:by whose stripes ye were healed. For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.”1 Peter 2:24-25
One of the needs of the sheep is health and healing, it is met by the shepherd. The pastor cannot heal the sick, he prays for their healing. Above scripture makes the clear distinction between the shepherd, pastors & sheep. Jesus personally took the sins and stripes of sicknesses for our redemption from sin. The lord is my Shepherd and Saviour, I shall not want of health & healing. The sheep goes astray by following pastors instead of the Shepherd and Bishop of our souls. The Lord is my Shepherd, he is also my saviour, healer and Bishop of my soul. Everything I need is in his hands, I shall not want!
“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.”Psalms 23:1-3.
Prayer: My dear father, thank you for giving us a Shepherd, saviour, healer and Bishop of our souls in Jesus Christ. Everything we need is supplied by him personally. The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want, in Jesus name.