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Sharing a revelation from the parable of the lost sheep; Do you have a disire to go after the lost sheep?

Good morning! Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Today we are continuing our discussions on our Lord's parables. Today we are discussing His parable of the lost sheep we find in Luke 15v1-7. Today the words he gave me to start with are Luke 15v4 "Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Does he not leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? First we have to realize how important the sheep are to the shepherd. They are his lively hood, they are a joy for him to take care of, they give him his comfort, his love, He knows everyone of them and they know His voice. It is a great relationship between the shepherd and his sheep. ( John 10v14 "I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me-v15 just as the Father knows me and I know the Father-and I lay down my life for the sheep.) Jesus is the first true shepherd, and we are His first sheep. When we accept Him as our shepherd, He then begins to shepherd his sheep through us. Meaning He begins living through us by His promised gift of the Holy Spirit that gives us power of speech, and strength for Him to work through us for Him to continue to take care of His sheep. Him turning more sheep into shepherds. Where are the lost sheep?  The lost sheep have left their refuge of the good shepherd. We have to come to the conclusion that we are all lost sheep until He finds us and we find Him. The perfect relationship between the shepherd and the sheep as become our perfect relationship between us and our Father, a desired relationship, a intimate divine relationship we can not and will never desire to leave or walk away from.  If we do not have this relationship, we will die just like the sheep will die without the relationship with his shepherd. There are still lost among us that do not truly know Him, still living a life of sin and do not recognize his voice thinking they do.  Jesus said we will recognize them by their fruit. We have to come to truth within ourselves knowing our shepherd knows us better than we know ourselves. We will stray easily without His guidance. I suppose for this parable it would be a sheep that has been lead away in a different direction than our true home, thinking he is going home. For us it means our identity is shifting, something else is defining who we are. Our selves or the world is leading us away and we do not realize it. The lost are among us, in our families, churches, and friends. They want to go to Him, to here Him but they are being deceived by all the other voices in the forest of life. Their voices of pride, jealousy, anger, bitterness, lust, and do not know they are going or never started in the right direction. They are listening to the cares of this world instead of listening to the one true voice they belong to that can lead them to their true home. Are we going after these sheep in our flock He has given us the power to be a shepherd over? The reason most of us are not going is because He has not given us the gifts with their desires to go and find, therefore we do not even realize they are leaving. You become His sheep by believing He is your shepherd. If He is your shepherd by faith your ears will here the cries of the lost by no conscious effort of your own, you will here them because He has given you his ears to here, and He will give you the voice to call them. If you are His sheep you will have a huge love for His sheep because through Him, His sheep have become your sheep, His interest have become your interest. Your new identity of Jesus Christ is working through you! If you are His sheep all you do is here His word, His instruction, His ways of thinking, in all relationships and circumstances that He brings you. The reason you are His chosen shepherd is because you have laid down your life for Him, you have become invisible so you can be visible through you. Your life is not your own, you are His shepherd and His sheep you want to feed and He gives you the proper time to feed them. If you are not going and do not desire to put them on your shoulders to carry them to His safety then you yourself are not His sheep. The desires of the Holy Spirit have not become your desires because He always desires to put the lost on his shoulders and carry them to the refuge of Jesus Christ and give Him all the glory for delivering you from evil so He could shepherd through you! If you have not been truly found by our Lord by faith in Him being your you will not have a desire to find His lost. We  do not make ourselves go, He puts everything in us so we have no choice but to go! it is who we have become through His salvation of forgiveness by faith, we have been washed clean by the Holy Spirit of truth, we die to our lost identify and we are found in His new identify, so He can shepherd through us and still save His flock all over the world!

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