Hear the voice of Jesus and be established as His sheep. John 10:27-30, Romans 8:28, Romans 1:9-13, Romans 9:25/26, Romans 14:11, Romans 15:5-12, John 10:7-9, John 11:25/26, Mark 13:26/27, Luke 10:21/22, Luke 12:8, 22:66-69, John 3:16/17, John 5:19-27.
John 10:27-30 "My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father's hand. I and My Father are one." NKJV
How can we know for certain we are God's own child? If we have accepted the grace He obtained for us on the Cross (the Gospel of the Cross) then we can be sure we are established as His own. We can be certain of this because God promised us this and He never breaks His promises to us. Jesus promised us and He being the Son, and as He says He and the Father are one so what one promises will be fulfilled.We are His sheep if we accept Him as our shepard. The Father sent His Son Jesus to fulfill Old
Testament prophecy. Jesus was born to suffer and die in our place so we could become the
sons and daughters of God. His sons and daughters had to be perfect as His Son Jesus. We
could not become pure unless He died in our place as the perfect sacrifice. Jesus did this
because He loves us and wants all to go to heaven and be with Him and the Father forever.
Those who hear his voice will answer His call by turning to Jesus and accepting Him and His
gift of salvation. He will do the rest. He will place His purity on those who turn to Him and
take on His righteousness. This is a gift from God the Father our Abba or Daddy. I hope you
will accept His gift and the sacrifice of His Son so you, too, may be filled with the Holy Spirit
and live forever with Your heavenly Daddy in heaven.
Here are some verses you might like to search out as they speak to the diety of Jesus and He and the Father as one (there are many more and I encourage you to search them out for your edification):
Abba, we come before You. We are lost sheep. We hear the voice of our Lord, Your Son, Jesus Christ. Open our eyes and unstop our ears and soften our hearts so we will give ourselves to You through Your Son. Help us to open our mouths and accept the gift of the sacrifice of Jesus on the Cross. Forgive us for those things which have caused our souls to become so black. Wash us in the blood of the Lamb that we may be made pure. Plant our roots deep into Your Word that teaches us about You and Your purpose for us. Pour forth Your Holy Spirit through us that we may fulfill our purpose, that Christ the Shepard, set for us to go and make disciples in His name. Seal our hearts for You and protect us, as Jesus once prayed for us, from evil. Keep us as the apple of Your eye and always close to Your heart. Thank You for Your everlasting Love and Your mercy. Fill our heart with Your joy and peace and may we grow to show forth Your Son Jesus to all You bring into our lives. In Jesus' Name. Amen