December 24, 2017.    Pastor Charles

1 “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door, but climbs up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.
2 But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
8 All who ever came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them.
9 I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.”
John 10:1-2, 8-9

The door into the sheepfold refers to the entrance into this world. The human body is the legal entrance into the world. No one has a right to operate on this earth without being born of a woman.

When Satan entered into the world, he stole the body of a serpent; he did not come in by the door. He is a thief and a robber. He tempted Adam and Adam fell. God could have instructed the angels to kill Satan but He didn’t do that because it would have been unjust. Adam, a human being of flesh and blood, gave his authority to Satan. Consequently, for the authority to be taken back and given back to man, a human being of flesh and blood had to do it.

When God told Abraham to sacrifice Isaac, his only begotten long-awaited son (Genesis 22:1-2), Abraham was ready to do it. Hebrews 11:17 says that by faith Abraham had already offered his child. In the mind of God it was done. Now in heaven it was registered that there was a human being who was ready to give his only begotten son. Therefore, God could offer His only begotten Son, and the Devil could not accuse God of injustice for offering His own Son. If a man could do it, then God could do it.

God followed the line of justice in order to bring Jesus Christ, the Seed of the woman, to the earth. Jesus the Shepherd of the sheep came into the sheepfold through the door because He was rightfully born of a woman and He came to operate here on earth legally. He had the right to operate here on earth and also to save you and me from sin. Now, He is the door by which you and I can dwell in His sheepfold. You and I are products of justice. As you walk on the earth, walk with your shoulders high and your head up because you have legal authority to operate here on earth.

Confession: Jesus was born of a woman. Therefore He had the right to operate on this earth and save me from sin. Through Him, I have the legal authority to operate here on this earth.