Shalom In Yahshua and welcome once again to this blog!
Today we well study more closely the portion of Scripture found in Mat.18:11-13.
For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.
How think ye? if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray?
And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto you, he rejoiceth more of that [sheep], than of the ninety and nine which went not astray.
And since we have called this post (A Deep Study) we will not mention the obvious teaching now but focus on the deeper meaning.
We learn from verse 11 that Yahshua came to "save that which was lost".
However, we discover in verse 13 that the 99 sheep did not go astray. And we are told in Isa.53:6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
We also learn from Isa. that we are 'like sheep'. So since Yahshua came to 'save that which was lost; and according to this parable in Mat.18 there are presented 99 sheep that has not gone astray; and we are told in Isa. that all we like sheep have gone astray, how do we reconcile this seeming contradiction?
There can be but one answer. The lost sheep that Yahshua has come to save is this one lost world; the only world that chose to rebel against YHVH. There must; by direct application, be other worlds (the 99) that have not gone astray.
For more on the teaching of other worlds that the Creator Yahshua has made click here.
Until next time......
Shalom and Ahava In Yahshua!