When the LORD is your shepherd, HIS rod and HIS staff will comfort you. In the scriptures, the “rod” symbolically means the “word”~Isaiah 11:4b, and the the rod also means JESUS CHRIST~Isaiah 11:1. The word of GOD is the power of GOD through which HE made the heavens and the earth(Jeremiah 51:15), and the word is JESUS CHRIST~John 1:1-3. Which implies that JESUS is the power of GOD. GOD told Moses to use the rod to do signs and wonders~Exodus 4:17. In other words, GOD told Moses to use the word(which is JESUS) to do signs and wonders. That was what King David meant in his psalm when he said; the rod will comfort him~Psalm23:4b. This implies that if you also have JESUS with as your shepherd, you will also do signs and wonders, because HIS rod(word) will lead you through a comfortable path.
The staff is a symbol of authority. Every kingdom have a “staff of authority”, which represent the authority of the ruler or the king of a kingdom. In the scriptures, the staff symbolically mean the NAME OF JESUS CHRIST, and it implies that JESUS CHRIST is the power of GOD. In Matthew 28:18, JESUS said; All powers in heaven and earth has been given unto HIM. In Philippians 2:9-11, Paul said that the name of JESUS CHRIST commands authority in heaven, on earth and even under the earth. So, THE NAME OF JESUS is the staff of the the authority of GOD. That is why Romans 10:13 says; “As many that call upon HIS NAME shall be saved”. So, it is wise for us to allow JESUS CHRIST, whose name commands authority both in heaven and on earth to be our shepherd. So that we can be able to call on HIS name. Because if HE is not our shepherd, we will not be able to call on HIS NAME and we will not be saved.
Let us round up on Wisdom Bank this revelation; THE METAPHORICAL MEANING OF “THY ROD AND THY STAFF SHALL COMFORT ME” IS “THY WORD(WHICH IS THE POWER OF GOD) AND THY NAME(WHICH IS THE AUTHORITY OF GOD) SHALL COMFORT ME. SO, YOU CAN ALSO SAY; THY POWER AND THY AUTHORITY WILL COMFORT ME. I AM SURE YOU KNOW HOW COMFORTABLE IT IS TO HAVE POWER AND AUTHORITY, IF YOU DO NOT KNOW, ASK THE POLITICIANS. THEREFORE, ALLOW JESUS CHRIST TO BE YOUR SHEPHERD…BE WISE…!!!
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