“And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice.” John 10:4
“Follow Me…!” Now that seems like a simple request, doesn’t it…? Yet, how many people actually do that? How many Christians really follow Jesus? Better yet, how many Spirit-filled Christians even seek the Lord’s advice on a consistent basis? Even more than that, how many Bible believing, Word of Faith Christians are there that actually follow Jesus the way sheep follow their shepherds?
We Need to be Taught to Follow
Even in the natural, it’s not part of a child’s nature to naturally follow his parent’s instructions. He has to be taught. Children have to be taught to tell the truth too! Many of the things we have learned have not come naturally, they had to be taught. That’s why Jesus sent the Teacher, the Holy Spirit to live with us always. It may not seem like it, but He is always with us! Let Him teach you how to follow Jesus, how to hear His voice and how to sense His leading in your life. We simply have to be willing to learn…
Jesus Never Went the Way of the World
Jesus never went the world’s way. He always went the way the Father led Him. He said, “…I always do those things that please Him” (John 8:29). Since Jesus is the same always, it only stands to reason that if we are truly following Jesus, we will encounter opposition. For this reason, many have thought that the ways of the Lord are hard. But, that’s wrong! The Bible says that the way of the sinner is hard (Pr. 13:15)! When we follow the Lord’s leading, He will lead us into green pastures and to pure water. We will meet opposition along the way. Jesus said we would, “…In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” He didn’t go the way of the world, instead, He overcame the world!” The word, overcome, is also translated Conquer in Revelation 6:2. It’s a powerful word that equivocates our simple choice to FOLLOW HIM, with conquering and victory!
When We Follow Jesus – We Win!
Wherever Jesus went, there were miracles, signs and wonders and manifestations of power because He always did what the Father led Him to do! Yes, there will be battles, opposition and forces to be reckoned with, but if you want to see the heavens open with manifestations of the Holy Spirit, Follow Jesus! We can have absolute assurance in our heart from the beginning! When we follow Jesus – we will experience the green pastures and drink the pure waters that others only talk about. When we follow Jesus – WE WIN…!!!