Hearing his voice

After watching  The Passion earlier, I started thinking about the angry crowds who were shouting ‘Crucify Him!’ We always look down on the one’s who shouted those words, wondering how they could do that to their Savior. Remember, these were the same people who less than a week previously had welcomed Him into Jerusalem with much celebration. I often hear people say something along the lines of: When the end times come, I won’t be one of those “weak” Christians who are going to fall away(Matthew 24:12). Are you sure? Don’t be too proud(already not a good sign).

I don’t think that anyone in that crowd that welcomed Jesus into the city thought that they’d be crying for His blood a few short days later.  How does one explain their actions? Well, Jesus said that it was the hour of the power of darkness(Luke 22:53) and it seems that in an “hour” such as that, most bend to the enemy’s whims.  Just something to be said, there will be many “dark hours” apart from the end times.

So, what makes those who stay true to the Lord Jesus Christ different from those who don’t?  Not much, in the whole scheem of things, but there is some thing that can determine the difference.  We are all made the same, no one is “better” than the other, only God knows in each person’s heart who is His’ and who has fallen for the devil.  It is not anything that we have done, or not done, to be apart of God’s family; all we get  to do is accept God’s gift and ask Jesus to help us live our lives for Him.  There are other voices that are out there, one’s connected to His’ and others that maybe look and try to sound the part, but will lead in another direction. 

John 10:1-5 “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door, but climbs up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice; and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him, FOR THEY KNOW HIS VOICE. Yet they will by no means follow a stranger, but will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers.”

Jesus’ sheep will know His voice. Some will not be apart of the flock because they didn’t hear His voice. There are many shepherds(even well meaning ones) who would lead us off a cliff. I’m making it a priority to KNOW His voice.

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