The Shepherd

Due to the man made verse divisions, sometimes we don’t comprehend a thought. It was pointed out in the Robert Henderson book, Receiving Healing From The Courts of Heaven, to read 1 Peter 2:24-25 together. It’s a well known verse. We all know Vs 24 but tend to ignore Vs 25.

24who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed. 25For you were like sheep going astray, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.

A Shepherd’s care of the sheep is evidenced by the way the sheep look. If they’re skinny, sick and dirty the Shepherd is not a good one. And yes, there is the rebellious sheep that simply will not surrender to the Shepherd’s care. That one is obvious among the flock.  

Henderson says, “Notice that Peter tells us the stripes of Jesus healed us. The beating He endured was what was required legally for us to be healed. Then he declares the reason this can work in our lives is because we have now returned and come under His authority. We have returned or come back to the Shepherd and Overseer of our souls. This activity allows what Jesus did on the cross to bring healing into our lives. When we are functionally under His authority, we get the benefits of all that He has done.”

Bring the blood of the Lamb into the courtroom of Heaven in surrender to His magnificent care today.


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