When Jesus spoke of his sheep, he was speaking of his true followers. They hear the voice of the Lord, they listen attentively to his words, they obey what he says, and they follow him wherever he leads them. They find forgiveness and salvation. This is the mark of a true disciple of Jesus Christ. A stranger, whom he called a thief and a robber, is a false christ or a false teacher whose mission is to lead the sheep astray into another gospel – a gospel of men. Jesus’ true sheep will not recognize the voice of a false teacher, in fact, they will discern the error, and thus will not follow the stranger, and, in fact, will run away from him. My Sheep / An Original Work / June 24, 2012 Based off John 10:1-18 NIV My sheep hear me. They know me. They listen to my voice and obey. I call them and lead them. They know my voice, so they follow me. They will never follow strangers. They will run away from them. The voice of a stranger they know not; They do not follow him. So, I tell you the truth that I am the gate, so you enter in. Whoever does enter Will find forgiveness and will be saved. Nonetheless whoever enters Not by the gate; other way, He is the thief and a robber. Listen not, the sheep to him. Oh, I am the Good Shepherd, Who laid his own life down for the sheep. I know them. They know me. They will live with me eternally. The thief only comes to steal and Kill and to destroy the church. I have come to give you life that You may have it to the full… They know my voice, so they follow me.