Open Heaven 6 September 2018 – Goat or Sheep?

Memorise: And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. Matthew 25:23

Open Heaven 6 September 2018 Bible Reading – John 10:25-29

25 Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in my Father’s name, they bear witness of me.

26 But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you.

27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:

28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.

29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.

Open Heaven 6 September 2018 Bible Reading In One Year – Psalm 120-131, Mark 3:7-30. Sing Hymn 12

Open Heaven 6 September 2018 Message With Hymn And Prayer Points

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The Bible makes several comparison between goats and sheep. Those who are unrighteous are often referred to as goats, while those who are righteous as sheeps. The Bible compares goat and sheep because of their characteristics. The major difference between a goat and a sheep lies in how they take instructions.

A goat is very stubborn, while a sheep is submissive. If you try to lead a herd of sheep in a particular direction, they will follow you effortlessly. Irrespective of their number, they will all go in the direction they are led. It is usually a different story with goats.

You tell a goat “go this way” it will refuse to go in that direction, and you will have to drag it by force or even flog it sometimes to get it moving the right way. A goat does not yield to instructions, and it always argues with its guide.

Open Heaven 6 September 2018

In addition, goats are violent. While it is very rare to find two sheeps fighting, a goat can start a fight for no reason. You can see two goats grazing peacefully together in one moment and the next minute they would start a fight. Sometimes, a goat can even fight it keeper.

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When he insists on the goat going in the right direction, the goat can suddenly turn on him and start a fight. In fact, as far as it is concerned, it is its own government and will to do whatever it likes. In contrast, a sheep knows its Shepherd’s voice and listens to it. Click Here to read – Open Heaven 7 September 2018

Are you a goat or a sheep? Do you obey God’s instructions in the Bible? Do you still steal and tell lies? When was the last time you paid your tithe and your first fruit? Are you violent? The Bible says the righteous shall be harmless as a dove. (Mathew 10:16).

Are you upset with your pastor because he told you the truth? Do you refuse to stay under anyone’s tutelage? Do you always want to have things your own way or no other way? Note that when a goat proves stubborn, it usually get flogged and sometimes get injured. Refusing to live by God’s word will only bring you pain and sorrow. Click Here to read – Open Heaven 8 September 2018

In contrast to goat, sheep enjoy much benefits from the Shepherd. For example, the sheep’s life is secured because the shepherd will protect it, even with his life. (John 10:11). If the sheep loses its way, the shepherd will find it and bring it back on track (Luke 15:4-7).

The sheep never goes hungry because the Shepherd leads it to green pastures (Psalm 23: 1-2, Psalm 37:25). Ultimately, the sheep will reign with God in His Kingdom (Mathew 25:33-34). The major difference between a goat and a sheep lies in their character; check your character today and determine which you are.

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The choice to be either a sheep or a goat is on your hands; choose wisely.

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Open Heaven 6 September 2018 Hymn 12

How sweet the name of Jesus

Verse 1:
How sweet the Name of Jesus sounds
In a believer’s ear!
It soothes his sorrows, heals his wounds,
And drives away his fear.

Verse 2:
It makes the wounded spirit whole,
And calms the troubled breast;
’Tis manna to the hungry soul,
And to the weary, rest.

Verse 3:
Jesus! My Shepherd, Husband, Friend,
O Prophet, Priest and King,
My Lord, my Life, my Way, my End,
Accept the praise I bring.

Verse 4:
Weak is the effort of my heart,
And cold my warmest thought;
But when I see Thee as Thou art,
I’ll praise Thee as I ought.

Verse 5:
Till then I would Thy love proclaim
With every fleeting breath,
And may the music of Thy Name
Refresh my soul in death!

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