Feed my Sheep

Could feeding sheep in the context of the great catch of fish point to God unsealing the Bible to the Elect?


Joh 21:11 Simon Peter went up, and drew the net to land full of great fishes, an hundred and fifty and three (153 = 3x3x17) : and for all there were so many, yet was not the net broken.

Re 7:4 And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand (144,000) of all the tribes of the children of Israel.

Re 14:3 And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.

Joh 21:12 Jesus saith unto them, Come and dine. And none of the disciples durst ask him, Who art thou? knowing that it was the Lord.

Ge 43:16 And when Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the ruler of his house, Bring these men home, and slay, and make ready; for these men shall dine <0398> with me at noon <06672>.

Ge 43:25 And they made ready the present against Joseph came at noon <06672>: for they heard that they should eat <0398> bread there.

Re 19:9 And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.

Joh 21:13 Jesus then cometh, and taketh bread, and giveth them, and fish likewise.

Joh 21:14 This is now the third time (Salvation?) that Jesus shewed himself to his disciples, after that he was risen from the dead. (Personal appearance, Pentecost, Revelation?)

Joh 21:15 So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs (1).

Mt 16:18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock (Christ) I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

Joh 21:16 He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep (2).

Joh 21:17 He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep . (#3 Salvation?)


Eze 34:8 As I live, saith the Lord GOD, surely because my flock became a prey, and my flock became meat to every beast of the field, because there was no shepherd, neither did my shepherds search for my flock, but the shepherds fed themselves, and fed not my flock;

Eze 34:3 Ye eat the fat, and ye clothe you with the wool, ye kill them that are fed: but ye feed <07462> not the flock <06629>.

Jer 23:1 Woe be unto the pastors <07462> that destroy and scatter the sheep <06629> of my pasture! saith the LORD.

Jer 50:6 My people hath been lost sheep <06629>: their shepherds <07462> have caused them to go astray, they have turned them away on the mountains: they have gone from mountain to hill, they have forgotten their restingplace (Christ).

Eze 34:2 Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds <07462> of Israel, prophesy, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD unto the shepherds; Woe be to the shepherds <07462> of Israel that do feed <07462> themselves! should not the shepherds feed the flocks?

Ho 9:1 Rejoice not, O Israel, for joy, as other people: for thou hast gone a whoring from thy God, thou hast loved a reward upon every cornfloor.

Ho 9:2 The floor and the winepress shall not feed them, and the new wine shall fail in her.

Zec 13:7 Awake, O sword, against my shepherd <07462>, and against the man that is my fellow, saith the LORD of hosts: smite the shepherd <07462>, and the sheep <06629> shall be scattered: and I will turn mine hand upon the little ones.


Eze 34:12 As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out my sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day.

Eze 34:15 I will feed <07462> my flock <06629>, and I will cause them to lie down, saith the Lord GOD.

Re 12:6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.

Re 12:14 And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.

Isa 65:25 The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock: and dust shall be the serpent’s meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith the LORD.

Eze 34:14 I will feed them in a good pasture, and upon the high mountains of Israel shall their fold be: there shall they lie in a good fold, and in a fat pasture shall they feed upon the mountains of Israel.

Jer 23:4 And I will set up shepherds over them which shall feed them: and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall they be lacking, saith the LORD.

Eze 34:23 And I will set up ONE shepherd (Christ – the Rock) over them, and he shall feed them, even my servant David (type of Christ); he shall feed them, and he shall be their shepherd.

Re 7:17 For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.


God appears to be equating the great catch of 153 fish to the 144,000 that were sealed. In the same context God is calling for Simon Peter (the Rock – Christ) to feed the Sheep at the revelation of Christ, when He dines with them. Prior to this revelation, the church, pastors fed themselves instead of the sheep.