Door into the Sheepfold
There’s Simply No
by Pastor John Hamel
“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that enters not by the door
into the sheepfold, but climbs up some other way, the same is a thief and a
robber. But he that enters in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep....
I am the door: by Me if any man enter in, he shall
be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.” (John 10:1,2,9)
These are the words
of Jesus Christ. He is referring to Himself as the only Door through
which human persons can enter into God’s Sheepfold.
In Jesus’ day, a
sheepfold or sheep “pen” consisted of four high walls of stone, one door
and no roof. The shepherd would lead the sheep in through the
door. He would then lie across the doorway. This would keep the
sheep in and all intruders out.
Jesus makes it
clear in this allegory that anyone who thinks they can get into God’s
Sheepfold by going around the “Door” and going over the wall is in for a
sad surprise on their Judgment Day.
All of the world’s false
religions and make-believe disciplines teach their
disciples that Jesus is wrong for saying He is the only “Door” to the
Sheepfold. They wrongly teach that Jesus was mistaken,
lying or just plain deceived Himself.
They teach that it is perfectly fine to enter the Sheepfold by going over
the wall and avoiding the “Door.” Some of these false teachers and
false prophets are sincere in their belief that there are other ways into
God’s Sheepfold. Problem is, they are
I always ask the
question of people who’ve been deceived by these false leaders, “Do you
know why deceived people don’t know they’re deceived?”
they respond, “No. Why?”
deceived!” I respond. It’s just that simple.
don’t realize they’re deceived because they are deceived! Their false
teachers are deceived. Submitting to them deceives their
Jesus referred to
these false teachers and false prophets as “Thieves and
Robbers.” He called them thieves and robbers because following
them will result in you being “ripped off.”
Ripped off of all the
present provision and protection Jesus is offering to those who
enter only through the “Door.” (Psalm 91:14; Philippians 4:19)
off of Eternal Life in Heaven because they believed lies and ignored the truth of
Jesus said, “I
am the Way, the Truth, and the Life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by
me.” (John 14:6)
What do you
believe? Do you believe the false prophets who say, “Jesus is a liar. There are many ways into God’s
Sheepfold. I myself am just one of many!”?
Or do you believe
Jesus, Who said, “I am the Door. Period.”?
Jesus also said
that by entering the Sheepfold through Him, you would be saved from the penalty
and punishment of your sins. (Romans 3:23; 2 Corinthians 5:21)
You’ll face a Judgment of Reward, not a Judgment of Punishment. He said you
will also “…go in and out and find pasture.”
This means He
will personally care for you the way a True Shepherd cares for His
sheep. He will give you all the provision and protection necessary to
Do you believe
Then say, “Jesus, You’re the Door I choose into the
Sheepfold.” (Romans 10:13)
That’s when things
will stop happening TO you and start happening FOR you.
you a life beyond your wildest dreams. (Ephesians 3:20)
Expect the miraculous – that’s the secret
Be Blessed … John and
to Be Born Again (Receive Christ as Your Savior)
to Receive The Holy Spirit & Power