My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me,
And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish,
neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
Jesus didn't say, "My sheep will know my book."
He said His sheep would know His voice and follow Him.
Anyone can read the bible. Many unbelievers know the book. Even the devil quotes scripture. But only those whose lives are dependent upon the Holy Spirit will hear the Shepherd's voice. Hearing His voice, they follow Him. Their lives line up with His words. They love and forgive.
The promise of hearing the Shepherd's voices should never be misunderstood to mean He is speaking "new" things today for believers. His voice is the eternal voice, God has always spoken. Any word for the Lord will ALWAYS be confirmed by written Word (the Bible) and will also be in agreement with his Spirit of grace.
The Voice of the Lord will confirm that you are His. You are forgiven by the blood of the Heavenly Lamb. By faith in Him, you are eternally secure in His Grace and by His Power. The Lord wants to comfort your hearts, free you from sin and fear.
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