By: Robert Serreyn
Question? In John 10:16 who are the other sheep?
(John 10:16) 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 OTHER SHEEP Jesus is referring to are THE GENTILES.
Jesus was eluding to what would later be revealed by the Apostle Paul known as THE BODY OF CHRIST.
(Ephesians 3:6) That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel.
This Universal Spiritual Body of all believers, would consist of both Jew and Gentile alike.
The Jews DISLIKED Gentiles (non Jews) and considered them as GOYIMS, in otherwords DOGS.
Therefore for Jesus to even hint at such a thing was faced with CONTEMPT at the very lest and grounds for stoning for even suggesting such a filthy thought.
BEWARE, for there are those that teach that this verse does not refer to the Body of Christ, but it sure does (there shall be one fold, and one shepherd), this was a mystery (a truth not yet revealed) at the time.
IN FACT the Apostle Paul revealed ONE MYSTERY in particular during the course of time as more and more of the New Testament was given by inspiration from God.
That mystery that the Apostle Paul revealed by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit was …
– The Rapture.
(1 Corinthians 15:51, 52) Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,(52) In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
(1 Thessalonians 4:13 – 17) But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. (14) For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. (15) For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. (16) For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: (17) Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
This truth along with the Chuch age and others HAD NOT YET been made known especially to the Old Testament Prophets who NEVER KNEW of these things.
The MOST IMPORTANT thing to know IS Jesus Christ as savior, just simply believe that Jesus Christ went to the cross and DIED and shed his blood, was BURIED and three days later RESURRECTED from the dead to pay for your sins.
-Christ DIED for you – Romans 5:8
-Christ PAID your sins in full – 2 Corinthians 5:21,1 Peter 2:24
-BELIEVE (Trust In Completely) in Christ ALONE as the complete payment of sin for salvation – John 3:16, Acts 16:31, Ephesians 2:8,9
“For the wages(payment) of sin is death (eternal torment in hell); but the GIFT(salvation) of God is eternal life THROUGH Jesus Christ our Lord”. Romans 6:23
IT IS THAT SIMPLE – THE GOSPEL TRUTH