John 10:15 As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.  AND OTHER SHEEP I HAVE, WHICH ARE NOT OF THIS FOLD: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.
Who are the sheep the Lord Jesus talked about here? For that, we need to get help from emissary Sha’ul (Paul of Tarsus) in one of his epistles: Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; TO THE JEW FIRST, and ALSO TO THE GREEK.
John 10:17 THEREFORE DOTH MY FATHER LOVE ME, BECAUSE I LAY DOWN MY LIFE, THAT I MIGHT TAKE IT AGAIN.  NO MAN TAKETH IT FROM ME, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.
At His crucifixion, how did He die? Was He bleeding to death or as someone tried to secularized what is divine by surmising it as “broken heart!” That is not what the Word of GOD says: “Matthew 27:50 Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, YIELDED UP THE GHOST.” The key word is “YIELDED”! To yield, by definition means: “a. TO GIVE OVER POSSESSION OF, as in deference or defeat; surrender. b. TO GIVE UP (AN ADVANTAGE, FOR EXAMPLE) TO ANOTHER; concede.” He gave up His life for our (believers) advantage, in that, our sins are forgiven, and WE ARE SEALED for eternal life through the indwelling of GOD’s Holy Spirit, transforming us into the temple of the Holy Spirit.
2 Corinthians 1:21 Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God;  Who hath also SEALED US, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.
Ephesians 1:13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye WERE SEALED WITH THAT HOLY SPIRIT OF PROMISE,
Ephesians 4:30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, WHEREBY YE ARE SEALED UNTO THE DAY OF REDEMPTION.
Then, what happens to the “first” group of sheep that He came down to lay down His life for?
Matthew 27:22 Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ? They all say unto him, LET HIM BE CRUCIFIED… When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it.  THEN ANSWERED ALL THE PEOPLE, AND SAID, HIS BLOOD BE ON US, AND ON OUR CHILDREN.
Note: By quoting the above passage, we can accept Paul’s contention in saying:
1 Thessalonian 2:14 For ye, brethren, became followers of the churches of God which in Judaea are in Christ Jesus: for ye also have suffered like things of your own countrymen, even as they have of THE JEWS:  WHO BOTH KILLED THE LORD JESUS, AND THEIR OWN PROPHETS, AND HAVE PERSECUTED US; AND THEY PLEASE NOT GOD, AND ARE CONTRARY TO ALL MEN: …  For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming?
1 Thessalonians 3:11 Now God himself and our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way unto you … To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints.
By this, please don’t get me wrong; by sharing this subject, I am not in the least anti-Semitic! This all relates to the coming LAST DAYS DECEPTION, in which the Jews will once again go through holocaust which will kill two third of their total number.
Zechariah 13:8 And it shall come to pass, THAT IN ALL THE LAND, SAITH THE LORD, TWO PARTS THEREIN SHALL BE CUT OFF AND DIE; but THE THIRD SHALL BE LEFT THEREIN.  And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God.
The last five phrases in verse 19 above is telling us and the Jews that presently, the Jews, when they call on the name of GOD (ha Shem), He will not hear them; they are not His people!
Why does it seem that the Jews got it really bad? The Lord Jesus had said:
“John 3:18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: BUT HE THAT BELIEVETH NOT IS CONDEMNED ALREADY, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.”
The Lord Jesus had fulfilled 300 prophecies which the Jews refused to acknowledge. They are trying to prove the Lord Jesus’ Messiah-ship from the last days prophetic events, at the Lord Jesus’ First Coming! Please read and watch the embedded video on this subject: THE MOST INCREDIBLE PROPHECY (purposely overlooked by Jews to their own disadvantage)
John 5:43 “I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not: IF ANOTHER SHALL COME IN HIS OWN NAME, HIM YE WILL RECEIVE.”
The reason why this deception by the anti-christ will seduced the Jews into accepting him as the true Messiah, is explained in the following posting of mine: THE DIVIDING OF JERUSALEM AND JUDAEA…will that REALLY happen?
John 10:15b says,…AND OTHER SHEEP I HAVE, WHICH ARE NOT OF THIS FOLD: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.
The Lord Jesus in the above verse talked about us (the non-Jews); “them also I must bring…” So, He came for all humanity, not only for the Chosen People, but also for us.
For Paul said: Romans 3:29 Is he the God of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also:  Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith.
But, our Almighty GOD says: Isaiah 46:10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure…
Having said that, the Lord Jesus explained one of the application of the attribute of knowing the end from the beginning:
John 15:16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.
We have been chosen and ordained to “bring forth fruit” and get this “NOT TO POST PICTURES OF FRUITS, NEW CARS, ETC” in the social media!
BRINGING FORTH FRUIT FOR CHRIST
Published on Jun 26, 2012
Our Pastor preaches to us from John 15:18
John 15:18 IF THE WORLD HATE YOU, YE KNOW THAT IT HATED ME BEFORE IT HATED YOU.
Luke 6:22 Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake.
CHRISTIAN PERSECUTION COMING TO AMERICA
You have been shown how God proves the truth of His Word, time and forever. He shows us the “End” from the “Beginning.” Aren’t you amazed at the Almighty God? Is it the not time for you to make a decision to live your lives in accordance with the will of the Almighty GOD?
If you are an unbeliever of the Lord Yeshua ha Masiach, there is still time to do the following:
According to Romans 10:
 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;  THAT IF THOU SHALT CONFESS WITH THY MOUTH THE LORD JESUS, AND SHALT BELIEVE IN THINE HEART THAT GOD HATH RAISED HIM FROM THE DEAD, THOU SHALT BE SAVED.  For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.  For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.  For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.  For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
If you are a believer and hope to be gathered together (rapture) with the Lord Jesus Christ, you have to make sure that you have the proper boarding pass. Please review the checklist as given in past article entitled: DO WE HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BE GATHERED TOGETHER (RAPTURED) WITH THE LORD JESUS CHRIST? http://wp.me/p3jyMk-8T
the voice of one crying in this darkened world.