Bible Study Plan 2019
Today we read:
2 Samuel 6
-Food for thought day 157-
• Matthew 28:19-20
• Luke 10:19
• Psalm 23:4
To love someone is to govern them. You cannot love without governing the ones you love.
The word “govern” means: to manage and be responsible over the person you’re governing with authority.
We must learn to take our place in Christ and come against anything that is contending with the people, we are helping or dealing with, who cannot accept God’s love. This is our responsibility.
That is why the Word of God says: “Go ye therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit: teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I commanded you: and lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.”
Matthew 28:19-20 ASV
You can’t go ahead making disciples without taking authority of demon spirits that are hindering people from functioning in God’s Love or embracing it.
God wants to use us to govern others in His Love as we allow His Spirit to work through us.
When Jesus said to Peter: “feed My lambs”, He meant: manage and take responsibility over the people by exercising authority as their leader and also authority over demon spirits that will come against them. In other words govern the lambs.
The psalmist said: “Yes, though I walk through the [deep, sunless] valley of the shadow of death, I will fear or dread no evil, for You are with me; Your rod [to protect] and Your staff [to guide], they comfort me.”
Psalm 23:4 AMPC
The shepherd’s staff is for authority, not only to lead the sheep but also against demon spirits. Peter’s task was to govern the lambs.
It’s for this purpose that Jesus said to Peter: “Feed My lambs.”
The Bible says: “When they had eaten, Jesus said to Simon Peter, Simon, son of John, do you love Me more than these [others do–with reasoning, intentional, spiritual devotion, as one loves the Father]? He said to Him, Yes, Lord, You know that I love You [that I have deep, instinctive, personal affection for You, as for a close friend]. He said to him, Feed My lambs. Again He said to him the second time, Simon, son of John, do you love Me [with reasoning, intentional, spiritual devotion, as one loves the Father]? He said to Him, Yes, Lord, You know that I love You [that I have a deep, instinctive, personal affection for You, as for a close friend]. He said to him, Shepherd (tend) My sheep. He said to him the third time, Simon, son of John, do you love Me [with a deep, instinctive, personal affection for Me, as for a close friend]? Peter was grieved (was saddened and hurt) that He should ask him the third time, Do you love Me? And he said to Him, Lord, You know everything; You know that I love You [that I have a deep, instinctive, personal affection for You, as for a close friend]. Jesus said to him, Feed My sheep.”
John 21:15-17 AMPC
The English word “feed” comes from the Greek word “bosko”. Bosko means many things, but one of the meanings is to govern someone.
You cannot go ahead professing God’s Love for people without managing and being responsible over them.
Remember: It’s only through God’s love that people can be govern.
Many blessings in Jesus’ Name.
Think and Act!!!!!