From the Kitchen Table
Victorious Living Day 23
He Sheep Hear His Voice
At that time the Feast of Dedication took place at Jerusalem. It was winter, and Jesus was walking in the temple, in the colonnade of Solomon. So the Jews gathered around him and said to him, “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly.” Jesus answered them, “I told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in my Father’s name bear witness about me, but you do not believe because you are not among my sheep. My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.” John 10:22-30
A lot of believers believe in heaven more than they believe in Him, and that’s a problem. Believer’s who are believing in heaven are caught up with heaven arguments and anxieties. Believer’s who believe in Him, Christ, are concerned with what He wants now. Jesus said that His sheep would hear His voice and follow Him. And the difference between many Christians is that some have their minds focused on going to heaven and others are focused on going with Him. The secret to walking in the Spirit is having our minds focused on Him and His word which is stored up, treasured, in our hearts or in our spirit. We grab onto God’s presence, perspective, passion and power in our spirit and we go with Him. The one who believes in Him has their mind focused on the inside, not the outside, listening to the voice of the Holy Spirit. And He gives those who believe in Him, eternal life, not just heaven when we die but heaven (eternal life) in the here and now. No one can take His presence, passion and promises from those who believe in Him. Their minds are focused on His voice, not the voices on the outside.