The Sheep's Responsibility by Duane Bemis

The Sheep's Responsibility
Duane Bemis
Ezekiel 34

As we learn to embrace our cross every day, we must understand that we, as God's sheep, have certain responsibilities. If we really want to walk in God's miracles we must not only understand our responsibilities, but we must also 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 to your word. Amen and amen.''

One day in my daily reading time I turned to Ezekiel 34 and found great spiritual truth hidden inside this Old Testament book. Now, 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 and 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 Jesus and not on people. Our responsibility is to find the Lord and not to scatter. Our responsibility is to be delivered by the Lord instead of focusing on people to deliver us. Instead of running after deliverance services and ministries, our focus must be upon Jesus Christ. We need to run after Jesus. We have a responsibility to lift up our eyes towards Heaven and seek out the Lord and His power to deliver our souls from the problems that plague us. Our personal responsibility is to find Jesus, because God is never the problem, but today's sheep run to anything and everything. They run from church to church, from pastor to pastor, and from book to book, but the Lord ...

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