FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10
Scripture: John 10:7-13
Jesus drew a clear distinction between the Good Shepherd and the hireling. The difference between the two was a willingness to face the wolf. The hireling was not willing to war with the wolf. The personal danger was too costly. He simply was not willing! Jesus sacrificed Himself while the hireling protected himself. He would not lay his life down for the sheep. The hireling would not go to war. The enemy has infiltrated our bible schools, emphasizing the Priestly over the Kingly and pimping the pastorate into passivity! Satan has done this with a theology that refuses to war. The whole birth of weasel Christianity where everything God does is good, He does not judge and we are not to judge is a corruption coming from seminaries and bible schools. Passivity rules the church. Jesus ripped into the money-changers. The early church was not burdened with passivity. Stephen went to war with the wolf. A wolf named Paul killed Stephen. Jesus blinded the wolf and the wolf got saved. The early church confronted a wolf named Herod. Herod killed James and jailed Peter. Jesus sent an angel to consume Herod and save the early church! May the God who put Herod in the grave show up for every leader willing to war with a wolf. Those who refuse to war with the wolf are hirelings. May each of the five-fold offices war with the wolves until our harvest is secure!