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Meets sympathetic and emotional needs

Meets practical needs

*** Shepherd of Jesus flock. They will guard and watch over the flock. The motivation to demonstrate love by meeting practical needs. Their gift flows best through deeds rather than words. They seem to `see' what needs to be done and are gifted with their hands and equipped with physical stamina, and a disregard for weariness. They enjoy manual projects and will work until finished.

They want to meet the needs quickly and will even use personal funds to avoid delays. They want to see a job done, so will do much extra work. However they must guard against in getting involved in excess activity, as they find it difficult to say no.

They are people who `feel' a great deal. This gift encompasses compassion, pity, gentleness and forbearance; with the aim of helping people by empathizing with them, and doing good things with them. Their special gift is to `feel' or sense where people are, and are able to reach out in a supportive or compassionate way. Like the giving gift, people with this gift of mercy are quick to detect insincerity; their spirit is closed to the insensitive or hard-hearted. Their gift of mercy is compassion in action.

They are concerned with demonstrating love by meeting practical needs and rendering assistance. Are able to identify with, and comfort those who are in distress. The ability to see and do things that need to be done; and quickly learn specific likes and dislikes of people, and can recall them. They need and give sincere appreciation. They can `feel' joy or depression in an individual or group; and have an attraction to and understanding of people in distress. They want to remove hurts and bring healing to others; and attend to the `wounded soldiers.' They have a greater concern for mental distress than physical distress, and are sensitive to words and actions that will hurt others. They avoid firmness unless they can see how it will bring benefit. They have enjoyment and unity with those who are sensitive to people’s needs.

They see people to love; and do everything to bind up their wounds. Pastors are people persons, and are less concerned about preaching. They want to spend all their time with people, but need to spend time with the Word. They prefer short-range goals because they are not usually organizers, and can experience frustration over long-range goals. They can also feel frustrated when limitations of time are attached to jobs.

They make tremendous counselors, and are always positive, and meet needs with loving and counseling.

Ephesians 4:11 And He Himself appointed some to be Apostles, some to be Prophets, some to be evangelists, some to be pastors and teachers,

John 10:16 I have also other sheep--which do not belong to this fold. Those also I must bring, and they will listen to my voice; and they shall become one flock under one Shepherd.

John 21:16 Again a second time He asked him, "Simon, son of John, do you love me?" "Yes, Master," he said, "you know that you are dear to me." "Then be a shepherd to my sheep," He said.

Luke 7:13 The Lord saw her, was moved with pity for her, and said to her, "Do not weep."

Luke 10:30 Jesus replied, "A man was once on his way down from Jerusalem to Jericho when he fell among robbers, who after both stripping and beating him went away, leaving him half dead.

Luke 10:31 Now a priest happened to be going down that way, and on seeing him passed by on the other side.

Luke 10:32 In like manner a Levite also came to the place, and seeing him passed by on the other side.

Luke 10:33 But a certain Samaritan, being on a journey, came where he lay, and seeing him was moved with pity.

Luke 10:34 He went to him, and dressed his wounds with oil and wine and bound them up. Then placing him on his own mule he brought him to an inn, where he bestowed every care on him.

Luke 10:35 The next day he took out two shillings and gave them to the innkeeper. "'Take care of him,' he said, 'and whatever further expense you are put to, I will repay it you at my next visit.'

Luke 10:36 "Which of those three seems to you to have acted like a fellow man to him who fell among the robbers?"

Luke 10:37 "The one who showed him pity," he replied. "Go," said Jesus, "and act in the same way."

Matthew 9:36 And when He saw the crowds He was touched with pity for them, because they were distressed and were fainting on the ground like sheep which have no shepherd.

1Peter 2:25 For you were straying like lost sheep, but now you have come back to the Shepherd and Protector of your souls

1Peter 5:2 Be shepherds of God's flock which is among you. Exercise the oversight not reluctantly but eagerly, in accordance with the will of God; not for base gain but with cheerful minds;

1Peter 5:3 not lording it over your Churches but proving yourselves patterns for the flock to imitate.

1Peter 5:4 And then, when the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the never-withering wreath of glory.

Weymouth Translation

Psalm 23:1 A Psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

Psalm 23:2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

Isaiah 40:11 He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.

John 10:11, I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.

Hebrews 13:20 Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant,

King James Version


They have the anointing to bring stability to a Church; and to reduce problems within the body of Christ. Love covers a multitude of sins, and people will forgive their weaknesses.

They won't initially understand the need for a prophet, and will be worried how the prophet speaks to the flock, because avoidance of firmness may appear as weakness and indecisiveness on their part. Sensitivity to the spirit, and the feelings of others make them appear to be guided by emotion instead of logic.

Attraction and understanding of those in distress may be misinterpreted by the opposite sex; sensitivity to words and actions that cause hurt may also appear to be taking up another’s offense.

Their ability to detect insincere motives may also cause some to feel the pastor is hard to get to know.

Their desire to help can interfere with God's dealings in the lives of others, if they operate by themselves; they may get side-tracked with others needs, and miss God’s dealings with others. They sometimes can seem unspiritual because they concentrate on the practical needs of people. They need to capture the cheerful spirit of the evangelist, because people with this gift may easily repress their feelings, especially men. They have a tendency if unguarded, to turn inward and become depressed. Since they can `feel' deeply, they can easily be hurt; their gift prohibits them from being "tough". When their gift is not operating properly, they may let their feelings build up until they lash out in momentary anger, or repress their feelings and grieve inwardly.

Usually has somewhat of an amiable temperament, and life is mostly about shades of grey, and looks after the wounded soldiers, kind-hearted and sympathetic. When aroused to action, can be a most capable and efficient person.

Biblical type = Abraham, Martha & the good Samaritan.

The pattern in the Godhead is the Holy Spirit, Who is our Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, Standby.


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August 17th 2016

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