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Fri, May 04 2018 - 11:17 AM


John 21:15 So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs. 

We are saved to serve.

Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 

No one that is born, either of the flesh or of the Spirit, will remain a newborn. Growth is mandatory. God will require His newborns to be fed or they will die, just like any other newborn thing.

Usually, it is the parent of the newborn to provide sustenance but not always. Many animals, plants, insects, and other life are born capable of feeding themselves; this is not the case with lambs.

Jesus told Peter to feed His lambs; those whom God’s Holy Spirit would draw to salvation. This could mean physical bread on the rare occasion that that was what is needed most but Jesus trained Peter to be a dispenser of God’s bread of life.

John 6:32  Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven. 

John 6:33 For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world. 

John 6:34 Then said they unto him, Lord, evermore give us this bread. 

John 6:35 And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst. 

Jesus loves His people and wishes them to grow, become strong, and multiply so God’s kingdom can be populated with a people who love and honour Him. Therefore, they MUST BE FED.

Matthew 6:11 Give us this day our daily bread. 

Part of the Lord’s Prayer is for daily bread and we need God’s bread at least as much as physical bread.

Matthew 4:4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

This responsibility has been given to the church to give Jesus’ people their daily food from God. It is God’s word, Jesus Christ, which is life.

Even Jesus lived as and on God’s word.

John 4:32 But he said unto them, I have meat to eat that ye know not of. 

John 4:33 Therefore said the disciples one to another, Hath any man brought him ought to eat? 

John 4:34 Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work

Feeding God’s word to Jesus lambs is more important than daily physical food. Those who do not receive growth in Jesus will not be strong enough to survive when we are tempted of god’s enemy, the tempter of His people.

1Thessalonians 3:5 For this cause, when I could no longer forbear, I sent to know your faith, lest by some means the tempter have tempted you, and our labour be in vain. 

Those of us who are called to minister in God’s word should be diligent to obey because it would be Jesus’ lambs, our family, which would suffer, if we failed. God, Jesus, and us would suffer the loss and the enemy would gain the souls of God’s created beings.

 Acts 6:2 Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples unto them, and said, It is not reason that we should leave the word of God, and serve tables. 

Feeding sheep may be a lowly profession in the eyes of the world but it is the highest service we can give God and the most profitable to OUR FUTURE KINGDOM with CHRIST JESUS, OUR LORD and its KING!

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