LORD Jesus Christ, Lead Me to Righteous Shepherds
LORD Jesus Christ, Lead Me to Righteous Shepherds for My Nourishment in The Kingdom
There is a great correlation between the availability of spiritual nourishment by The Word and the fulfillment of destinies in The Kingdom Of The LORD Jesus Christ.
The Scripture in Amos 8:11-13 sheds significant light on this.
“Behold, the days are coming,” says The LORD God, “That I will send a famine on the land, Not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of The LORD. They shall wander from sea to sea, and from north to east; they shall run to and fro, seeking the word of The LORD, but shall not find it”.
What a possibility?
A famine of The WORD?
Think about what that means for a moment.
The Scripture records a similar occurrence in the time of Samuel the Prophet in 1 Samuel 3:1-2,
“Now the boy Samuel ministered to The LORD before Eli. And the word of The LORD was rare in those days; there was no widespread revelation”.
This was in a time of the priesthood of Eli; the Word Of The LORD was rare; there was no widespread revelation.
The Word of The LORD is the nourishment to our spirits; it is the feed by which the spirit grows and outshines the Glory of The LORD
In this time that Samuel ministered to The LORD before Eli; there were priests in the land.
This wasn’t the case of the absence or shortage of ministers or ministries — it was the shortage of revelation even in the midst of functioning ministers and ministries.
What then is the symptom for such a circumstance as detailed in The Scriptures?
“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being priest for Me; Because you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.” Hosea 4:6.
You see that! Suffering, Destruction, Malnutrition, Lack of Direction, Purposeless pursuits abounding unto errors.
This reveals a great correlation between the availability of righteous spiritual nourishment by The Ministry Of The Word and fruitfulness in fulfilling ones destiny in The Kingdom.
Like never before; The LORD Jesus has been highlighting the state of many spiritual food centers as likened to brooks drying up.
Places of nourishment and edification in different regions across nations, are having their spiritual food banks unable to nourish the Body of Christ for the weight of what is coming to the nations.
Hear The Counsel of The LORD Jesus Christ
“And I will give you shepherds according to My heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding,” Jeremiah 3:15.
The LORD is raising up shepherds that will nourish The Body of Christ; equipping them to advance into their inheritances in The Kingdom of The LORD Jesus Christ
There is the place for righteous discernment in this season — for you must know when the brook where you are stationed is dried; and your steps are being ordered to shepherds who will feed you in a time of rarity of The Word.
A people whose heart truly hunger after The LORD Jesus Christ; whose intentions are pure; and have a discerning heart will begin to be led by The LORD Jesus Christ in the coming days to places of spiritual abundance and nourishment — in a time when several brooks are drying up.
There are great destinies awaiting fulfillment — by the nourishing, building up by The Ministry Of The Word of The LORD Jesus Christ.
It is time to be fed, rich and fat, in the treasures of The Word of The LORD Jesus Christ.
Pray this prayer today:
LORD Jesus Christ, stir up in me a righteous hunger for the sincere and pure milk and meat of your Word, that I be nourished to fulfill my destiny in The Kingdom Of The LORD Jesus Christ.
I authorize you to lead my path in the direction of those now appointed by The LORD Jesus Christ to shepherd me into my inheritance in The Kingdom Of The LORD Jesus Christ, and grant me the wisdom to receive them in honor, and receive of them; what they are sent to impart to me.
~ by Abel Praise
Abel Praise, serving as Team Lead, Ministries Of Abel Praise is committed to working with apostolic and prophetic ministries across nations to raise up a new generation of leadership in The Body of Christ; by making teaching and training resources available and stewarding Ministers In Congress Conventions. See also: abelpraise.com
Praise God! Thank you Abel. Good word!
Young Christians certainly need to be directed towards righteous shepherds – whether these also use that title. Christians beyond a certain level of maturity, however, although they still need other Christians, should rather be directed to the Lord Himself.
There is a danger in elevating a person or an office as an intermediary standing between the believer and the Lord. The role of the shepherd is to raise believers to a state of maturity in Christ, and not to keep them in a state of permanent immaturity in a dependence on pastors, which, I’m afraid, is what we actually see in the church. [The latter also makes it asier for the enemy, who then only has to corrupt the shepherd to get at the whole flock.]
Analogously, it is right for parents to raise their natural children to emotional adulthood, and not for immature adults to be forever seeking out other adults to parent them. The problem has been exacerbated by the breakdown of the natural family, but this is even more reason why believers should be directed first and foremost to Abba Father.