And More. For Sure!
by Pastor John Hamel
“I am the door: by
me if any man enters in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and
find pasture.” (John 10:9)
In the Gospel of
John, chapter ten, Jesus made it clear that He is the only door into the sheepfold.
In Jesus’ day, a
sheepfold or a sheep pen was constructed of piled stones. There were
four high stone walls forming a square pen. One of the walls had an
opening for going in and out. The Shepherd would
lead the sheep into the pen then lay himself across the doorway. This
way he could keep the sheep in and intruders out. This is why Jesus
called Himself “the Door.”
Jesus said that all
who enter into the pen through Him would be saved. This is a
metaphor. It is an expression of salvation. He means that all
who trust in Him as their Shepherd shall be saved from the penalty and punishment of their sin.
“For the wages of
sin is death (separation from God’s love) but the gift of God is eternal
life through Christ Jesus.” (Romans 6:23)
All who trust in
Jesus and Jesus alone will be safe from eternal separation from God.
Jesus also said
that all who trust in Him would “go in and out.” This is an
expression of protection. Jesus is saying that
all who hook up with His flock will be protected. Protected from
what? Well, from all the attacks of Satan, the
thief, who came to kill you, steal from you and destroy you.
He does this with sickness, disease, accidents, incidents, etc. Jesus
promises to protect us from the thief when we trust in Him.
“For He shall give
His angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.” (Psalm 91:11)
Finally Jesus said
that all who trust in Him would “find pasture.” This is an expression of prosperity. Jesus promises to
meet every need of the one who trusts in Him as their Shepherd.
“But my God shall
meet all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”
religions of the world tell us that Jesus is not the only door
into the sheepfold. They say He is a good man, good teacher and good
Prophet. They then turn around and call Him a liar. They say He is not who He said He was.
They also teach
that God causes sickness and accidents to teach people. They teach
that He uses poverty to make people better.
Jesus said they are all wrong. Jesus said that He is
the only way to God.
“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life:
no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6)
Jesus said Satan is
the source of both sickness and poverty, not God.
“The thief cometh
not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that
they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” (John
Jesus promises that
all who come to Him will find Eternal Life,
protection and provision.
I’ve tried religion
and I’ve tried Jesus. I can tell you from experience. Jesus is
better. Far better.
Say, “Jesus, I choose You as the Door. In exchange for
Eternal Life, protection and provision, I’ll follow Your lead. I’ll
tell the other lost sheep about Your promises,
The Bible calls
Jesus the “Good Shepherd” because He laid down His life for His
Lay down your selfish life and pick up
your unselfish life.
Follow Him. He’ll get you home to Heaven safely,
protecting you and providing for you along the way.
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