My Sheep Know My Voice
One might say ‘well certainly that narrows the playing field.’ How is it we know and hear His voice? What is His voice?
James said in 1:18 Of His own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.
And again in James says ‘ 1:21 Therefore putting aside all filthiness and all that remains of wickedness, in humility receive the word implanted, which is able to save your souls.
When the Son of Man came sowing the ‘seed’ it was the Word of Truth He was sowing and as we received that Word of Truth it was implanted within us and you know that only one quarter of the places where it was sown were the recipients able to hold onto to it. Why? Because they received it with humility. Which is why Yahshua said ‘blessed are the poor in spirit/humble for theirs is the Kingdom of YHVH.’
So when James says 1:19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath.
He is referring to the inborn Word of Truth. We are to be quick to hear the Word that sown in us. Which is what Yahshua was saying when He said ‘To whom shall I liken a wise one? He who comes to Me, Hears my Word and does it.’
‘Continue in My Word and you shall know the Truth and the Truth shall make you free.’
What did the Father say testifying of His Son? ‘This is my beloved Son, HEAR YE HIM.’ The word hear in the Hebrew always and agin always carries with the aspect of obeying. So the Father is saying Hear and Obey MY SON.
Therefore it behooves us greatly to throw ALL of our attention on what Yahshua taught rather than what Men say He taught. Regardless of who those men or women might be.
As you know there was flip side to what Yahshua said ‘to whom shall I liken as a fool? He who comes Me hears My Word and does NOT do it.’
So there are those who come Him, they hear Him but they do not do what He says. Which again is why Yahshua says’ Why do you call Me ‘lord, lord, but you don’t do the things that I say.’
These are the ones which regurgitated His seed. The seed sown among the stones or the seed sown along the road or the seed sown among the thorns. They could hold on to it simply because they would not do it.
Now when Yahshua gave the Holy Spirit whom He identified as the Spirit of Truth. He said that He/Holy Spirit would remind us of what Yahshua said.
So when Yahshua said ‘My Sheep Know My Voice and the voice of a stranger they will not follow.‘ That means they HEAR YE HIM and Him alone.
Most would be utterly astounded at the things that Yahshua taught His disciples, much of which is today labeled as a ‘Curse’ even to the point of saying that they who obey all that the Son taught are under a curse and not obeying the Truth.
Matthew 7:13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
So ask yourself this, ‘are you following the many, the multitudes or are you with the few who enter the straight and narrow gate. An interesting thing about the Narrow Way, you actually have to seek it.