WHO IS MY SHEPHERD?

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WHO IS MY SHEPHERD?

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PSALM 23
WHO IS MY SHEPHERD?
– DAVID’S AHA! DISCOVERY FROM HIS PAST 1 SAM. 16:10-11 AHA I HAVE A SHEPHERD! “ THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD!”

JOHN 10:11- JESUS IS CALLED THE GOOD SHEPHERD

HEBREWS 13:20- JESUS IS THE GREAT SHEPHERD

1 PETER 5:4- JESUS IS THE CHIEF SHEPHERD

LIKE DAVID WE ARE THE SHEEP – DEPENDANT ON THE SHEPHERD

WE CAN CHOOSE TO FOLLOW OUR OWN WAYS OR RECEIVE JESUS AS OUR PERSONAL SHEPHERD.

DAVID REVEALS FROM HIS OWN EXPERIENCE THE MINISTRY OF THE SHEPHERD IN HIS LIFE

JESUS PROVIDES: VERSE 1

“I SHALL NOT WANT” OR I SHALL NOT BE LEFT IN WANT
THERE WILL BE NO LACK OF PROVISION WITH JESUS AS OUR SHEPHERD

ISAIAH 40:11-
“HE WILL FEED HIS FLOCK LIKE A SHEPHERD;
HE WILL GATHER THE LAMBS WITH HIS ARM,
AND CARRY THEM IN HIS BOSOM,
AND GENTLY LEAD THOSE WHO ARE WITH YOUNG”

“HE MAKES ME TO LIE DOWN IN GREEN PASTURES”

JESUS LEADS: VERSE 2 &3

JESUS “ LEADS ME BESIDE STILL WATERS”
THE SHEPHERD PROVIDES STILL WATERS FOR THE LAMBS BY
REDIRECTING THE RUSHING WATERS INTO A TROUGH
OF STILL WATERS

JESUS “LEADS ME IN PATHS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS”

EZEKIEL 34:13:
“AND I WILL BRING THEM OUT FROM THE PEOPLES AND GATHER THEM FROM THE COUNTRIES, AND I WILL BRING THEM TO THEIR OWN LAND: I WILL FEED THEM ON THE MOUNTAINS OF ISREAL, IN THE VALLEYS AND IN THE INHABITED PLACES OF THE COUNTRY.”

JESUS RESTORES: VERSE 3

“HE RESTORES MY SOUL”
RESTORE: TO REFRESH / RECREATE / QUICKEN / BRING BACK FROM WANDERING / RESET THAT WHICH IS BROKEN

EZEKIEL 34:16:
“I WILL SEEK WHAT WAS LOST AND BRING BACK WHAT WAS DRIVEN AWAY, BIND UP THE BROKEN AND STRENGTHEN WHAT WAS SICK..”

JESUS IS OUR ‘SEARCH AND RESCUE’

ISAIAH 61:1:
“THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD GOD IS UPON ME. BECAUSE THE LORD HAS ANOINTED ME TO PREACH GOOD TIDINGS TO THE POOR; HE HAS SENT ME TO HEAL THE BROKENHEARTED, TO PROCLAIM LIBERTY TO THE CAPTIVES, AND THE OPENING OF THE PRISON TO THOSE WHO ARE BOUND”

JESUS PROTECTS: VERSE 4

“THOUGH I WALK THROUGH THE VALLEY OF THE SHADOW OF DEATH, I WILL FEAR NO EVIL; FOR YOU ARE WITH ME, YOUR ROD AND YOUR STAFF COMFORT ME”

THE STAFF- TAPPING ON THE ROCKS; CURVED AND LONG FOR RESCUE; HARD AND STRONG FOR DEFENSE. (GUIDANCE AND REASSURANCE)

THE ROD- EASY TO THROW FOR CORRECTION; STRONG AND HARD FOR ACCURACY. (LOVING CORRECTION)

PSALM 27:1:
“THE LORD IS MY LIGHT AND SALVATION: WHOM SHALLI FEAR?
THE LORD IS THE STRENGTH OF MY LIFE; OF WHOM SHALL I BE AFRAID”

ISAIAH 43:1: “…FEAR NOT FOR I HAVE REDEEMED YOU: I HAVE CALLED YOU BY YOUR NAME; YOU ARE MINE”

JESUS COMFORTS: VERSE 5

“YOU PREPARE A TABLE BEFORE ME IN THE PRESENCE OF MY ENEMIES”

TABLE – PREPARED FOR COMFORT, RECOVERY, SAFETY.
PICTURE OF INTENSIVE CARE FOR RECOVERY, RENEWAL AND REPLENISHING.

THE SHEPHERD USES HIS ROD, STAFF, CLOAK, AND HIS OWN BODY TO PREPARE A TABLE OF PROTECTION AND PROVISION.

CAN ALSO BE A BANQUETING TABLE WHERE WE ARE HIS GUEST FOR SPECIAL TREATMENT AND HONOR

JESUS HEALS: VERSE 5

“YOU ANOINT MY HEAD WITH OIL; MY CUP RUNS OVER”
OIL : REPRESENTS THE HOLY SPIRIT; ALSO THE MEDICINAL PROPERTIES OF THE OIL FOR HEALING A WOUND.

ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN BANQUETS THE GUEST WOULD BE ANOINTED WITH FRAGRANT OIL BY THE HOST WHO WOULDTHEN PROTECT THEM AND HONOR THEM AT ALL COST.

JESUS WELCOMES US TO HIS BANQUETING TABLE AND HIS BANNER OVER US IS LOVE

PSALM 92:1- “BUT MY HORN YOU HAVE EXALTED LIKE A WILD
OX;
I HAVE BEEN ANOINTED WITH FRESH OIL”

JESUS BLESSES: VERSE 6

“SURELY GOODNESS AND MERCY SHALL FOLLOW ME ALL THE DAYS OF MY LIFE; AND I WILL DWELL IN THE HOUSE OF THE LORD FOREVER”

THIS SPEAKS OF THE FAVOR OF GOD, BRINGING US HOME TO THE PLACE PREPARED FOR US ‘THE HOUSE OF THE LORD’ OUR ETERNAL HOME IN HEAVEN.

JESUS IS THE SHEPHERD OF OUR SOUL AND HE WILL LEAD US THROUGH THIS LIFE TO OUR ETERNAL HOME IN HEAVEN, THAT PROMISED LAND.

LUKE 15:4-7: read- JESUS SEEKS OUT THE LOST TO BRING THEM BACK TO THE FLOCK

APPLICATION FOR SHEPHERDS

  1. WATCH OVER THE PEOPLE UNDER YOUR CARE! 1 PETER 5:2
  2. SERVE PEOPLE ENTRUSTED TO YOU.
  3. BE EXAMPLES TO PEOPLE YOU CARE FOR.
  4. LEAD PEOPLE – TAKE INITIATIVE TO INSPIRE, GUIDE, EXHORT.
  5. FOLLOW UP WITH PEOPLE YOU ARE CARING FOR.
  6. SEARCH AND RESCUE THOSE WHO WANDER.
  7. RESTORE THOSE IN TROUBLE GENTLY! GALATIANS 6:1&2
  8. COMFORT & ENCOURAGE THE DISCOURAGED AND GRIEVING.
  9. MINISTER HEALING THROUGH PRAYER, ANOINTING, & COUNSEL.
    1. PROTECT THE VULNERABLE FROM FURTHER ATTACK OF THE ENEMY.

© 2016 Gordon Johnston