come in, and go out, and find pasture

I am the door, through me if any one may come in, he shall be saved, and he shall come in, and go out, and find pasture. John 10:9

Three step journey, come in, go out and find pasture.

When I was reading John chapter 10, last night I saw these words, and the word "go out" in the middle grabbed by attention. So He has been specific that each and everyone of His believers has to go out. Go out of your comfort zone and go out into the world to Glorify the Lord and reveal to the world the Glory of His name.

Apart from teaching in the Synagoges, I always feel conversation of Jesus Christ with the samaritan woman, has many interesting, unique and important messages in it. When I look at this woman when she encountered the Lord, she was weary and burdened, she had five husbands and the one with whom she is with now, is not her husband. She seems to know about the coming of the Messiah and she knows the history of the Jacob's well and the faith of the Jews to worship in Jerusalem. When she encounters Jesus, He tells the woman her situation and promises that He can provide her the living water. She believes in Him. Immediatly she "went out" into the village to tell her people whom she met and brings them to Him. This woman shared the Gospel and brought her people to salvation. She enabled them to know the Lord by her Testimony.

The first disciples of Jesus, wanted to know more about Jesus based on what John the Baptist told about Jesus. So they followed Him and wanted to be with Him. After spending the day with Jesus, Andrew "went out" to bring in Him brother Peter to the Lord by testifying that They found the Messiah.

Every individual who was Healed by the Lord, the lame man who carried the mat on Sabbath, the blind man whose eyes were opened, the royal official whose son was sick in Capernaum, they all went into the world and they brought in more people to Jesus Christ, by their testimony of healing.

Let us all go out to find more people who need salvation, which is the pasture and food for the Spirit. "i have food to eat that you know not of", which is our pasture of salvation.

 Deepa N
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Good word - well said