He goes before them, and the sheep follow Him

Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that does not enter by the door into the sheepfold, but climbs up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. But He that enters in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. To Him the gatekeeper opens; and the sheep hear His voice: and He calls his own sheep by name, and leads them out. And when He puts forth His own sheep, He goes before them, and the sheep follow Him: for they know His voice. And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they don’t know the voice of strangers. John 10:1-5

Would this be comprehensible to Christians today? That the Christian life is a life where Jesus goes before you, and you simply go where He is going?

We wouldn’t want to take this to mean simply geographical guidance. We would want to understand it in terms of all that we think, believe, understand, speak, teach and do, Jesus goes before us. We are only going where He is going.

Sometimes we warn someone in their line of thought, or interpretation of the Bible, or regarding the plans they have made: Don’t even go there... : That is, You have DEVIATED from going BEHIND Jesus, and now you’re going ahead of Him – you’re going somewhere He has not gone, and where He will not go. He is not going before you, you are going there alone.

Simply put, Don’t go anywhere that Jesus is not going.

In your dreams, aspirations, desires and plans, can you see Jesus already there – already gone before you?

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