The Lost Seed, And The Willingly Confused Sheep

Joh 10:1 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.

Joh 10:2 But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.

Joh 10:3 To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out.

Joh 10:4 And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.

Joh 10:5 And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.

Starting with vrs 3;


The sheep hear his voice - The voice of the shepherd. A flock will readily discern the well-known voice of one who is accustomed to attend them. The meaning is, that the people of God will be found disposed to listen to the instructions of those who are appointed by Christ, who preach his pure doctrines, and who show a real love for the church of God. There is scarcely any better test of fidelity in the pastoral office than the approbation of the humble and obscure people of God, when they discern in the preacher the very manner and spirit of the doctrines of the Bible.

He calleth his own sheep by name - It was customary, and is still, we are told by travelers, for shepherds to give particular names to their sheep, by which they soon learned to regard the voice of the shepherd. By this our Saviour indicates, doubtless, that it is the duty of a minister of religion to seek an intimate and personal acquaintance with the people of his charge; to feel an interest in them as individuals, and not merely to address them together; to learn their private needs; to meet them in their individual trials, and to administer to them personally the consolations of the gospel.

A far cry from what a minister should be, act like, and do, it is out dated anything but the sound doctrine.

Joh 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

Joh 10:11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.

Joh 10:12 But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep.

Joh 10:13 The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep.


John 10:13

Because he is a hireling - Because he regards only his wages. He feels no special interest in the flock.

Before you think Barnes and all the scholars are wrong on this issue of the professional minister, the one who does it as a vocation, not a call, for a pay check or fame, prestige and nothing more, see the Greek word.


From G3409; a wage worker (good or bad): - hired servant, hireling.

Someone that is hired to do a Job. There is nothing wrong with a Pastor making his living from the Gospel, this is normal and right, but it is used in a bad way, the ones who is like the enemy,

The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy:...

Steal, make merchandise of you, take your money, pick your pocket and think it's Ok . Money , it is all about the wages to a false minister. A pastor that is in ministry just to make a buck, a living, is a wage earner a hireling, you get who you hirer.

You know in a job interview, you will many times see in your first interview the person in charge of hiring, the Personnel MGR.
There are very few Personnel MGR's spiritual Personnel MGRs left. More care should go into this, before ones is appointed a leader, the new Pastor, it should not be based on a M. Div or Dr. but it is now days, past building success, what about the people they left behind? what about the many wounded sheep, or sheep never reached, it no longer comes up, it is all about the money.

Next vrs 5,

Joh 10:5 And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.

Why are so many Christians following strangers? Strangers in this means, strange vrs. the true Bible precepts, the Gospel, another Gospel, a strange wind of doctrine, anything but what Jesus and the bible teaches, so, how, why, is it, so many run after and follow these hirelings, false shepherds, strange teachers, odd new winds of doctrine? Paul told us why.

1Ti 4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;

1Ti 4:2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;

These are the days we are in, seducing spirit's men love, and teachers teaching what they want to hear, not what the bible says. This could not happen if it were not an end time prophecy, the cause, peoples conscience are under a hot iron, so they do not feel anymore, care, love anymore. That is what happens when the conscience is seared with a hot iron.


Having their conscience seared with a hot iron (ἐν ὑποκρίσει ψευδολόγων)
Better, branded in their own conscience. With a hot iron is superfluous. The verb N.T.o. olxx, oClass. The metaphor is from the practice of branding slaves or criminals, the latter on the brow. These deceivers are not acting under delusion, but deliberately, and against their conscience. They wear the form of godliness, and contradict their profession by their crooked conduct (2Ti_3:5). The brand is not on their brow, but on their conscience. Comp. Tit_1:15; Tit_3:11.


Branded in their own conscience as with a hot iron-

Branded with the mark of Satan

This is taken from the verse,

2Ti 2:26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.

Its a a snare, a trap of the Devil, and it says the sheep, Christians, are taken captive by the Devil at his will, giving all up to him, his minsters. They appear as ministers of light, but there is no light in them. I do not know about you reader, but why would anyone want to willingly let the Devil take them captive by their own free will. Our text says the work of the Devil is,

Kill, Steal, Destroy, count me in? Why would anyone want this, these steps, the results will always be the same. We see this stealing , in context in our message of stealing the pure word from them.

Luk 8:11 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.

Luk 8:12 Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.

The seed is what? The word of God, the bible, the Gospel message, the Devil comes along and steals , takes away the seed. This is what he has always done and tried to do. Steal truth, anything but the bible from the heart of the new convert, and Sr, saint a like, and at peoples own free will. Salvation is by free will, we are given a free will.

Many are on the wide road that leads to damnation, few on the narrow road, many are called, few are chosen, predestination takes a part in this, it is taught in the bible, but predestination, unlike what hyper-Calvinist teach, the bible teaches we are called from birth to be of Christ, he died for the whole world, this is the will of God, mans given a free will to operate with in predestination. Gods will is all might be saved, it is not mankind’s will, but for God to say it is his will, he wanted it to be so, its bible. But Free will.

You are free reader to chose whatever you want, freedom of choice, what road you take, where your final destination will be, you buy your ticket for your final flight while alive, it is up to your free will to buy whatever ticket you want.

So, Ticket please, first class, or ......

My People Are Destroyed For A Lack Of Knowledge”