| The Parable of The Great Landowner and his beloved Sheep
The Parable of The Great Landowner and his beloved Sheep
7/23/11 From Timothy, Inspired in The Spirit – For All Those Who Have Ears to Hear
The Kingdom of Heaven is like a great landowner, who had a large field full of many sheep. In his field there were sheep of all kinds and many young lambs. The landowner loved his sheep and treasured his young lambs…
The day came when the landowner decided to take his sheep from the field, and every lamb. For in his field he noticed that many sheep had become ill, and many others had wandered off. Behold, many wolves were there, troubling his sheep and killing his lambs. Therefore he sent his chief shepherd into the field, at the time appointed, to call to his sheep and to every lamb, to gather them together. He was told to wait as long as he could, that every sheep who had wandered afar off might have a chance to hear his voice and return.
And when the number of which the landowner had set was reached, the shepherd took them from the field. And at the moment they passed through the gate, the disease of the field no longer affected them, nor were the wolves able to trouble them or kill them, anymore.
Also at that time, the landowner came forth from his house, bringing many servants with him, and he slew every wolf and burned the field with fire, purging it of all disease. And many sheep, who had been left in the field, cried out and were delivered; some taken to a place of safety and some were removed and hidden. And every dead sheep, beloved of the shepherd, was also taken from the field.
Therefore let those, who have ears to hear, hear, and also understand…
The Chief Shepherd is sent into the field already,
Lo, He has entered the field and gathers them together…
Yet the sheep do not leave the field,