Friday, 30 September 2016

Sheep - hook onto the power of life

Oh, I almost forgot!

Remember in my post on The Highest reveals Grace רעה Shepherd I promised to say something about the sheep (flock)?

Surely, if the revelation regarding the Good Shepherd is so powerful and awesome there must be something about the sheep as well?

Well, here goes ...

Psalm 100:3 says: Know ye that יהוה he is Elohim: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture (רעה).

Very simple. We may expect to find the very purpose for man's creation locked-up in the word-picture ... and so it is!

What is the original purpose of man?

Why was he created?

The word-picture spells it out clearly. The Hebrew word for sheep is tse'ôn or צאן.

Reading from right to left in the Hebrew:
צ - with a picture of a hook
א - with a picture of the ox for power or Leader
ן - with a picture of sprouting seed for the origin life, life itself

Put together, what does the pictograph for sheep depict?

hook onto the power (the Leader) of life!

You were created for relationship.

You were created to latch onto something or someone.

You can only find life eternal when hooked onto the Good Shepherd Himself. He is the origin of life!

Look carefully at the verse again. He says we are the sheep (צאן) of His pasture (רעה). The word used here for pasture is the same word used for Shepherd!


We were made to latch onto the Shepherd because He is the very Source of Life Himself!

Remember Jesus said the He is the Aplha and the Omega, the Aleph and Tav, the beginning and the end? (See my post on the Aleph Tav here.)

He is the Way, the Truth and the Life.

He is where you find Life!


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