One must always remember Jesus Christ is our King, and our Shepherd, and often the Shepherds in Israel go ahead of all the sheep that graze the fields for food, and to rest.
The Shepherd goes out ahead of the flock, but always keeps his eyes on all that he keeps, and the wise sheep always Watch the Shepherd.
The Shepherd goes out ahead, and removes all of the bad weeds, and even some snakes to insure all he keeps is safe from harm.
When the Shepherd sees a wolf or any other creature that doesn't belong he comes to the rescue, and walks along side all that he keeps, and always remember it's the sheep that Love the Shepherd who stay the most close to him for they know the closer they are, The more they can enjoy the Love, attention, and protection they get from the one who keeps them, and protects them from harm.
Sometimes a sheep will stray away, and the Further the sheep move away from the Shepherd the more vulnerable they become, and some sheep run real fast when they are in harms way right back to the Shepherds arms who keeps them.
But sometimes the sheep get to prideful, and think they can take care of themselves, and they just might find whatever they think they need over the next hill, and as they move very far away they must call out for help, Just as some must pray, and if they don't get to far away into things they need not! They can find their way back to the one who keeps them.
One must always stay very close to the Shepherd, and never move to far away.
What happens to the sheep that refuse to listen, and refuse to stay close to the Shepherd? Well they find themselves in a situation where they wish they never got into, and it's very spooky to be Left Behind. Don't be Left Behind!
The Shepherd keeps those he has, and it's those who keep very close(abide) That enjoy the Love, attention, and protection from the one they Love, The Shepherd...
Shared from Rapture Prophecy.
(The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want)
Give ear, (O Shepherd) of Israel, thou that leadest Joseph like a flock, thou that dwellest between the cherubims, shine forth.
He shall feed his flock like a (shepherd) he shall (gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them) in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.
Then he remembered the days of old, Moses, and his people, saying, Where is he that (brought them up out of) the sea with the (shepherd) of his flock? where is he that put his holy Spirit within him?
And they were scattered, because there is no (shepherd) and they became meat to all the beasts of the field, when they were scattered.
And Jesus, when he came out, saw much people, and was moved with compassion toward them, because they were as sheep not having a (shepherd)and he began to teach them many things.
(I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine)
(And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold) them also (I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd)
Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that (great shepherd of the sheep) through the blood of the everlasting covenant,
1 Peter 2:25
For ye were as sheep going astray; (but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls)
1 Peter 5:4
(And when the chief Shepherd shall appear) ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.
LORD you are my Shepherd, and I abide in you at all times. Amen.
Abide in Him...
Watch, and Abide in JESUS CHRIST.
1 John 2:28-29
And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.
29If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him.