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Ninety Nine Sheep

  • He told them this parable. 'Which of you men, if you had one hundred sheep, and lost one of them, wouldn't leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one that was lost, until he found it? When he has found it, he carries it on his shoulders, rejoicing.' Luke 15:3 WEB

    Jesus told this parable about a man that had one-hundred sheep, but one of them got lost. It was a part of His flock, but now it was separated and wandering alone. It was the shepherd's job to find them, bind up their wounds, and bring them back to the flock (Ezekiel 34:4). The sheep are never able to find the way back on their own.

    They were often scared, possibly injured, and may have been driven away by another in the same flock. A good shepherd would always go after them, so much so that Jesus said 'which of you wouldn't?' Sheep flock together, submit to the shepherd, and their protection is in numbers. Sheep tend to be gentle, and they are easy prey when found alone.

    Goats are different. We raised goats on the farm where I grew up, and I had one as a pet. Goats are temperamental, stubborn, and sometimes downright mean to others. They constantly see the grass greener on the other side and will go over the fence, under the fence, or through the fence, but they will never willingly stay inside the fence with the others. They can be your friend one moment, and your enemy the next.

    Sadly there are goats in the flock of God that will drive His sheep away. God cares deeply about the wounded that have gone missing, and we are to gently bring them back. No one makes it alone, for very long.

    One night I had a vivid dream that a friend of ours was covered in huge sores, like boils. In the dream I had a container of healing salve which I rubbed on their sores, and they were so thankful. The salve healed them. As I thought about it, I recalled that I had not seen them at church lately, and suddenly I felt like we should call them up and ask them out to dinner.

    They agreed to meet us for dinner and we talked for a while. During the conversation, I found that they had been hurt by someone in the church so they had stopped going there. It was mostly a misunderstanding, as we knew both parties well. Somehow, through prayer and the Holy Spirit, we worked through it and they started attending again. It was an anointed time with tears, and you could feel the presence of the Lord in the air around us. He cared deeply. The relationships were restored. They were healed and a part of the body once again. God used us to go after one that was driven away. The dream was from Him, the instructions were from Him, but He chose us to carry His message.

    Be open to going after the lost ones, and pray for the Lord to show you the lost that you can reach. If you are a lost one wandering alone, know that Jesus the true Shepherd, is seeking you and wants to bring you back into His family. Though hard, cold, religion salesmen may have hurt you in the past, it was not Him that did it. He would never hurt you, and He still has true shepherds out there that care for His flock.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for finding me. Please heal me, restore me, and guide me to where I need to be. Teach me what I need to know. I yield my will to You. May Your will be done on earth, and in my life, as it is in heaven, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Ladies, today is Thankful Thursday at the "Ladies in Distress" group (our RHM women's group)! You are welcome to join in our weekly sharing of thankfulness for the Lord's presence and any blessings you may have experienced, big or small! "Ladies in Distress" is a private group, so if you have any problems joining, just post anywhere and we will help you :). Here is the link: Ladies in Distress


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Praise the Lord, Hallelujah! Amen
Mar 12
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen

Mar 12
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father

Mar 12
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord

Mar 12
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen 

Mar 12
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Judith B
Judith Bedited: Mar 12

Heavenly Father thank you for your grace to seek out the lost so that they can become part of your family.Help me to be effective in my duties and to do everything as unto you Lord.Teach me to be more like your son Jesus so that I may reflect his compassionate nature daily, in the name of Jesus I pray Amen

Mar 12
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you pastor Dion.

Mar 12
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen.  I am Blessed to have found you LORD for I was once lost. Having found RHM is an added Blessing. Thank you Pastor Dion and Sylvia for bringing me to your flock!!!  Amen

Mar 12
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen. To all of us that were once lost and now are found, God bless you. To those that are lost, we want to come and find you and bring you back to the flock. God loves you, we love you and miss you. Amen.

Mar 12
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen 

Mar 12
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord!

Mar 12
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Amen! Great message Pastor Dion :)

Mar 12
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Thank you pastor Dion for the message. Amen 

Mar 12
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

Mar 12
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Mar 12
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Yehoshua's name Amen.

Mar 12
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear Father thank You for rescuing us, for forgiving and leading us to where You want us to be. I remember Your loving care when we were lost and showed us the way, help us to follow Your designs while You are molding us. In the name of Your Son Jesus we pray, Amen. Praise the Lord. 

What a wonderful devotional Pastor, God bless you and Sylvia for keeping the flock together. 

Mar 12
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Let us all pray for the whole world that OUR LORD GOD will get us through this uncertainty. That We all bow down and humble ourselves before the LORD and ask for mercy and HE WILL HEAL THE WHOLE WORLD. Let us pray for a cure for the  Covid 19. 
PRAISE THE LORD AND THANK YOU LORD. 

Mar 12
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and Amen!!! Thank you Lord for hearing our prayers!!! Praise, honor and worship to You forever and ever, Amen!!!

Mar 12
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Mar 12
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and Amen!!! Your will be done, oh Lord my God!!! 

Mar 12
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Show me the way I should go dearest God in the name of Jesus Amen 

Mar 12
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Sandra Colby
Sandra Colby

HALLELUJAH

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