Embracing the Sheep's Responsibility by Duane Bemis

Embracing the Sheep's Responsibility
Duane Bemis
Ezekiel 34:11-12

As we learn to embrace our cross everyday we must understand that we as God's sheep have certain responsibilities. And if we really want to walk in God's miracles we must not only understand our responsibilities we must learn to walk in them. Let us look once more into God's anointed word for our responsibilities. But before we turn to Ezekiel 34 let us begin with a simple prayer:
"Father of truth, open our eyes to spiritually see, our ears to spiritually hear, and our minds to spiritually understand Your ways. Help us to learn our responsibilities you're your word. Amen and amen."
Let us turn to Ezekiel 34 and read the following; "For thus says the Lord GOD: "Indeed I Myself will search for My sheep and seek them out. As a shepherd seeks out his flock on the day he is among his scattered sheep, so will I seek out My sheep and deliver them from all the places where they were scattered on a cloudy and dark day. (Ez. 34:11&12)
As you read this portion of scripture you can see that the Lord Himself is coming after each and everyone of us personally. Our responsibility is to focus our hearts on Him and not people. Our responsibility is to find the Lord and then to not scatter. Our responsibility is to get delivered by the Lord instead of focusing and waiting on people to deliver us. Instead of running after deliverance services and ministries we have a responsibility to lift up our eyes towards Heaven and seek out the Lord and His power to deliver.
Let us recount our responsibilities.
- Focus your heart on Jesus, not people.
- Get found by the Lord and then do not scatter, stay close to Him.
- Get delivered by Jesus. Seek His power to deliver us from darkness.

And I will bring them out from the peoples and gather them from the countries, and will bring them to their own land; I will feed them on the mountains of Israel, in the valleys and in all the inhabited places of the count ...

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