LAMBS, OR SHEEP
BY: RAY PRINZING
“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.”
When Paul wrote that God hath
The Shepherd calls, and the mature sheep, those who have followed Him and grown under His care, they recognize His voice. The lambs do not always recognize His voice, but they know their own mother-system, and so they will follow her, and she, as the mature sheep must follow the Shepherd. In due time the lambs will grow and learn to recognize the Shepherd’s voice also, but it is the SHEEP who KNOW His voice.
There is a need today for direct communion with our Shepherd, to know HIS VOICE, and not have to follow the ‘mother systems’, which were used to help birth us into this walk with the Lord. Some of the ‘mothers’ begin to insist that you follow on in their way, and not release you to hear the Shepherd for yourself, and such ones God will judge. Nor is the weaning process easy to go through, we feel bereft and alone. But the Shepherd knows exactly where we are, He has not left us, nor forsaken us. He simply strips away some of these props, so that we might be more attentive to His voice alone.