November 16th, 2016
One Fold, One Shepherd
John 10:16 (KJB) And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.
“Other sheep I have…” refers specifically to Gentiles. Jesus Christ was a Jew. The Jews were natural born into the fold of God and the Gentiles were a fertile field waiting to be harvested. After a time, the Gentiles were included by spiritual adoption or grafted into the family of God.
“And there shall be one fold, and one shepherd…”
God is clear in this verse that He no longer separates Jews from the Gentiles. The family of God is one great big extended spiritual household of changed hearts which include whosoever sincerely places faith in the finished work at Calvary.