DIG for Saturday the 23rd of February…..I am the good shepherd…..John 10 v 11

Sheep do not have a great reputation; I’ve heard it said that they are a rather stupid animal.

Reading this verse however I am glad to be described as a sheep.

I am very glad to be a sheep as my shepherd is Jesus.

A shepherd looks after the sheep, takes care of them and guides them; he provides the sheep with food and pasture, and guides them to water for refreshment.

Jesus does a similar job for each and every one of us, his own sheep.

He guides us and looks out for us; he provides us with refreshment and nourishment.

But it gets even better for us; as the “good” shepherd Jesus even died for his sheep; He died so that we would be free from spiritual death and receive His salvation.

What an awesome shepherd; He even died for his sheep; He died for you!

On the cross Jesus dealt with the issue of sin so that we would not have to, instead we could have His righteousness (2 Corinthians 5 v 21).

I for one am glad to be one of His sheep.

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Jesus that you are MY good shepherd”.

John 10 v 11…..I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep


DIG for Friday the 22nd of February…….I am come that they might have have life…..John 10 v 10

John 10 v 10 is not actually one of the “official” I am statements from Jesus, but it is a major notice of intent.

In this verse Jesus tells us why He came.

He came to destroy the works of the enemy, including illness and poverty.

He came to give us life, and life in abundance; and yes, this includes healing and prosperity.

3 John v 2 says “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth”.

The Lord wants us to live in healing and prosperity, even if most of the church seems to think otherwise.

Abundance means over and above, more than is necessary.

Many in the church do not think this; they feel, especially in the area of prosperity, that abundance is against the teaching of Jesus.

This is not the case. He took our illness and disease to bring us healing (Isaiah 53 v 4 and 5) and he became poor to make us rich (2 Corinthians 8 v 9).

We must remember however that prosperity has a purpose; to sow into the Kingdom and give into all good works.

Jesus died so that we could have life in abundance, and this includes healing and prosperity.

Believe and receive what Jesus died for!

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that through the finished work of Jesus I have been healed and made prosperous”.

John 10 v 10…..The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly