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Christ Comes as Judge and Simultaneously Feeds His Sheep

Chris McCann
February 23, 2018

#152 Christ Comes as Judge and ...

Isaiah 40:10 Behold, the Lord GOD will come with strong hand, and his arm shall rule for him: behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him.

The above Scripture is clearly describing Christ's coming in the Day of Judgment. it goes along with:

Revelation 19:15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.

And,

Revelation 22:11 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.

12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.

HE SHALL FEED HIS FLOCK LIKE A SHEPHERD

Again, Isaiah 40, verse 10 speaks of Christ coming as the Judge of all the earth. Here's the verse once more:

Isaiah 40:10 Behold, the Lord GOD will come with strong hand, and his arm shall rule for him: behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him.

And yet, not until our time, not until God's elect were left alive and remaining on the earth after the Great Tribulation concluded and the final judgment of mankind was underway, not until now, could we have ever understood the next verse in Isaiah 40:

Isaiah 40:11 He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.

To those of you who doubt God's program of feeding sheep in this Day of Judgment, read it again. Read verse 10 and see how effortlessly, now cohesively it flows into verse 11. Christ comes and His arm shall rule for Him. His reward is with Him. And HE SHALL FEED HIS FLOCK LIKE A SHEPHERD!

Of course we're not surprised to find this statement in this context. We have the context in John 21. After the great catch of fish is brought in (the great multitude that come out of Great Tribulation) we then read Jesus' command to Peter (representing the elect alive on remaining on the earth in the time of the final judgment) to "feed My sheep".

John 21:15 So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs.

16 He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep.

17 He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.

Someone might say, "It’s not the same thing, Isaiah 40:11 is speaking of Christ feeding His sheep, while in John 21 its Peter or the people of God who are to feed the sheep. Different altogether." Not so. Remember when God sent the gospel into the world to recover the remnant of His people, He said, "How beautiful are the feet of THEM..." that bring glad tidings. But in another place it read: "How beautiful are the feet of HIM..." that brings glad tidings. What the body of Christ did while operating in obedience to fulfill God's command to go into all the world and preach the gospel, was the same as though Christ Himself had done it. Likewise, we obediently carry out the task of feeding sheep in the Day of Judgment, and it as though Christ has fed His sheep.

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