ESV - 16 And I have other sheep that are not of this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd.
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To understand who the "other sheep" from John 10:16 are, we must begin with the context of the verse and examine the whole passage. We know from many Bible passages that sheep are a symbol of true ...
We have to remember Jesus was a prophet as well as our redeemer, our God, Lord, King, the Price of Life, the Prince of Peace, the first begotten of the dead and the Forerunner of our faith, Christianity. Each church however small or large is the church, but it is also a sheepfold. Jesus was referring to his sheep in the future, maybe the gentles as a whole. But it was clearly declared from every nation and tongue that they would come and out of every false religion, we might also add. The followers of Christ come in so much diversity that the Democratic party would probably rejoice. Unfortunately they have labeled many of us as the despicables because we believe that men with moral convictions gave us a constitution that's purpose was to protect us with every right a free individual should enjoy. They were really trying to bring the kingdom of God to earth as close as possible, but realizing that the fallen nature of most of mankind is always any new or old nation's biggest problem. Even a house church is a sheepfold. Nothing changes; small or large gatherings of his people are a sheepfold. He also warned that tares would be in the sheepfold. Judas was in the first sheepfold. Why would we expect our God's truth revealed to us to ever change? Selah!
The “fold” is Judaism (John 10:1), but there is another fold—the Gentiles who are outside the pacts of Israel (Eph. 2:11ff.). In our Lord’s first years of His ministry, He concentrated on the “lost sheep of the house of Israel” (Matt. 10:5-6; 15:24-27). The people converted at Pentecost were Jews and Jewish proselytes (Acts 2:5, 14), but the church would not continue to be a“Jewish flock.” Peter took the gospel to the Gentiles (Acts 10-11), and Paul carried the message to the Gentiles in the far confines of the Roman Empire (Acts 13-28—You remember Peter’s ministry to the Jews is in Acts 1-12). The phrase “one fold” should read “one flock.” There is but one flock, the people of God who belong to the Good Shepherd. God has His people all over this world (see Acts 18:1-11), and He will call them and gather them together. The missionary message of the gospel of John is obvious: “For God so loved the world” (John 3:16). Jesus Himself issued a challenge to the custom and witnessed to a Samaritan woman. He refused to defend the exclusivist approach of the Jewish religious leaders. He died for a lost world and His desire is that His people reach a lost world with the message of eternal life.
As for the question "Who are the sheep in the other pin?" No Scriptures back who they might be exactly. They could be the gentiles (non-Hebrew roots or people that don't even know they have Hebrew roots). They could be the ELECT, and also "the sons of GOD", the first of all mankind who will come onto the scene at a time when all seems lost to bring true believers together, in a way not thought possible in this age. These guys are like a multiplied Biblical repeat of John the Baptist, except no one can put their heads on a platter! The son's SERVE THE KING, not the churches, not the people. They are of a very different mind set than Christians of this age who are Christians but have been soaked in mans ways that often block things that should have never been forgotten. It's not about placing blame, it's about recovery of spiritual riches that make all of this worlds treasures seem as ashes. Do you see a very distinct sheep of another pin? Maybe? The Son's KNOW the GOVERNANCE of the KINGDOM soon to COME. These Son's have been taught by FATHER GOD/ KING YAHSHUA (JESUS CHRIST) HIMSELF. They NO NOT of mans TEACHINGS! It's not even allowed! These son's have ONE OMNIPOTENT TRUTH forever branded inside them and they will place their physical and eternal lives on the line to defend it. These sons know the darkness as well as they do the LIGHT, for a very specific reason! These Sons do not hold to ANY of the earthy attachments of mans religions, denominations, traditions, nor do they cling to the material treasures of this age in any quantity. These sons only KNOW ONE FAITH, ONE BELIEF, ONE very distinct ARCHITECT of the UNIVERSE and there are NO variables in them. These sons KNOW a worship NOT of this age. These are the ones who give hope in a place and time where hope won't be easy to come by... They have a lost teaching in them that defines the facts of who they are and they will be greatly needed in a time that may not be far down the road. Are the Sons the people in the other pin? No one can really say, but time will expose what needs to be known. All is given in perfect timing from a perfect KING! When you don't understand, just praise HIM anyway! All of mankind needs to go back and FIND themselves and THE GOD, our FATHER who has never changed. Mankind is changing at warp speed so it's not rocket science to think mankind hasn't lost touch with our CREATOR. The Hebrews lost touch with FATHER GOD and Moses in less than 40 days and things went very wrong! Now add 6500+ years to that, 2000+ years since GOD walked the earth in the flesh of HIS SON and gave HIS LIFE BLOOD as the ultimate sacrifice that ENDS DEATH in days to come! Also lets not forget the help of an Imitator and an adversary of GOD running this physical age. We are racing for times where Scripture is going to scream back to life and millions (maybe billions) are not gonna understand simply because they have become ONE with this world, their churches, their traditions, their religious culture, and thousands of variations of THE GOD of SCRIPTURE.... Sadly that equals 2000+ versions of golden calfs grazing in lost in a world we were never to become part of. FATHER GOD can fix this for those who allow it. Otherwise a really bad day is coming for lots of "good people." It's all wrapped in the choice of FREE WILL, however FREEDOM is NEVER FREE. ONE YAHWEY (FATHER GOD), ONE KING, THEIR COMBINED HOLY SPIRIT, ONE SAVIOR, ONE TEACHER, ONE HEALER, ONE FUTURE, ONE KINGDOM, no variances. Give em hope, never hate. So be it. PAX DEI
After the compulsory removal of the Israelites from their land by the Assyrians and Babylonians, they began to proliferate in large numbers outside the Holy Land. Babylon became a center of Jewish learning and Egypt at Alexandria and Elephantine developed thriving communities. Paul himself was born in Tarsus, a Greek gentile city. The diverse make-up of the crowd at Pentecost (Acts 2:9-11) indicates that Jews even lived outside the Roman empire. The controversial Mormons also employ John 10:16 as part of their story of their origin. These groups living outside the Holy Land would qualify as "other sheep." Notice that the verse doesn't imply that Christ actually visited these groups before his resurrection, only that they will eventually hear his voice and become part of the one flock under one shepherd.
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