My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. That there is a verse from the bible John 10:27
Under the instruction of Pastor Lesego Daniel of Rabboni Centre Ministries dozens of followers dropped to the floor get on all fours mimicking sheep, as the Pastor orders them to follow him.
This is the same Pastor who made his congregation eat grass and drink petrol to ‘be closer to God’ before stamping on them.
His controversial methods have drawn criticism from thousands of people although members of his congregation swear by his methods – he is said to have claimed that humans can eat anything to feed their bodies and survive on whatever they choose to eat. And indeed, they can literally be sheep.
The video of this notorious South African pastor calling his congregates who seem to have be under some spell to follow him on all fours mimicking real sheep is a misinterpretation of scripture. The pastor took things literally and he wrongly assumes the role of Jesus Christ.
What did Jesus Christ mean?
My understanding of that particular scripture Jesus Christ meant that his followers listen to what he has to say. If some false prophet comes along, the sheep (Christ’s followers) promptly ignore what they have to say, regardless of their religious credentials. No amount of “street cred” can make up for the fact that someone is saying something in contrast to the Gospel. Today many gullible Christian will argue facts down and deny the truth of the bible in support of their Pastor because he owns a private jet and drives a Lamborghini.
In our days those who claim to teach the word don’t seem to care so much about backing their teachings with scripture. It seems like the currency to validate a preacher now is what car he drives and how much he is worth in assets.
We live in a time where charlatans are rampant. A time where many false teachers have risen. Therefore it is imperiously imperative to know your scriptures be familiar with the Holy Bible. Check if the teachings shared by these modern prophets and pastors align with the word of God as spoken in the bible.
Some “pastor” or person claiming to be “Christian” can come out in support of something, and people who know their Bible will quickly reject it, because it doesn’t conform to Christ’s teachings. Paul the apostle even encouraged such healthy skepticism to religious figures, by praising the Bereans, who compared Paul’s teachings to those teachings in the Bible. He didn’t chide them for verifying what he said, he praised them instead.
Jesus Knows his sheep
Jesus knows those who are his. What is this knowledge?
John 10:3 is a close parallel to John 10:27. It says, “The sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.”
So, when Jesus says, “I know them,” this means at least that he knows them by name; that is, he knows them individually and intimately. They are not anonymous, lost in the flock.
John 10:14–15 provides another insight: “I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father.”
There is a real similarity between the way Jesus knows his Father in heaven and the way he knows his sheep. Jesus sees himself in the Father, and he sees himself in his disciples.
To some degree Jesus recognizes his own character in his disciples. He sees his own brand mark on the sheep. This endears them to him.
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