The Good Shepherd Became the Lamb of God

“Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.”  Luke 12:32

The Pharisees were always looking for opportunities to accuse Jesus of wrong doing, so they challenged Him on one occasion, saying, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?” Jesus answered by saying that if a man has one sheep and if it fall into a pit on the Sabbath, he will get him out. How much more value is a man than sheep? So, he said to a man with a withered hand, “Stretch our your hand,” and it was restored as whole as the other one (Matthew 12:9-13).

I want you to know that when someone is sick, the Lord never faults and condemns the person. He sees the person as a sheep that has fallen into a pit and needs rescuing. If you are dealing with a medical condition, don’t allow the enemy to disqualify you from receiving your healing by telling you that you should have done this, that, or the other. Even if you were at fault, Jesus still is most willing to heal you. Now, that doesn’t mean we neglect the wisdom in taking care of our health.

The Lord at times will lead us even in practical matters about different things we can do to aid in our health. The key here is not to pay attention to the voice of shame, condemnation, and accusation. Listen instead to the voice of your shepherd coming to you. Our Good Shepherd says He gives His life for the sheep (John 10:11). Even though He is our Shepherd, He laid down His life as the Lamb of God. Revelation 5:12 declares, “Worthy is the LAMB who was slain.”

Have you ever wondered why God uses the picture of the Lamb and not the Shepherd in the sacrifice? Because God wants you to see that Jesus died in your place. He, the Good Shepherd, became the Lamb of God for you. You can have life more abundantly not because you deserve it but because He gave His life for yours. He took your sicknesses and your pains and gave you His wholeness and His health.

So, today, hear your Lord Jesus saying to you, “Do not fear, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” Whatever condition you might be faced with, you can believe you will see the full manifestation of your healing. Keep partaking of the Tree of Life through Communion and allow His abundant life to flood your body each and every time you partake of it. Thank you Jesus.