The LORD says, “I have called you to be united, not divided.
As the wolves have come in and scattered the sheep, the shepherds have fled like hirelings.”
Now The LORD says, “I AM going to remove those who cannot shepherd My Sheep. I AM going to remove those who would not submit to Me and I will set up another who will willingly obey Me.
Here’s what I will do if you humble yourselves before Me, I will pour water on you and cleanse you, I will remove the stony heart from your body, and replace it with a heart that wills to obey Me.
Then you will once again live in the land I gave to your ancestors.
I AM not doing this for you. I AM doing it for Me, to save My Character, My Holy Name, which you’ve blackened.
I AM going to put My great and Holy Name on display now — the Name that has been ruined in so many countries — the Name that you have dirtied!
Then the nations will realize who I really am, that I AM GOD.
Many have been like the shepherds of Israel, who fed themselves, and not the flocks, and were very irreverent, open and bare-faced in their sins, not fearing God nor regarding man. Clouds without water, destitute of the true grace of God and the true evangelical doctrine, which like rain is from heaven, which refreshes and softens.
These false teachers look like clouds and promised rain, they boast of the gospel light and knowledge, but they are destitute of it, so their ministries are uncomfortable and unprofitable.
Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, every city, and household divided against itself will not stand.
Return all you who have stumbled because of your wickedness, return to The LORD.
I will heal your unfaithfulness; your hearts, your lives; your ministries will bloom again and you will thrive, as you turn from your wickedness to Me.
Repent and turn to The LORD so times of refreshing may come, you who have ears hear, HEAR what The Spirit of The LORD is saying. For I AM slow to anger, and full of loving kindness.
Repent now, while the Lamb is standing at the door, for in an hour when you know not the Lion of the tribe of Judah is coming to stand at the door, prepared to open the seals.”
“For I know this, that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock,” Acts 20:29.
“But a hireling, he who is not the shepherd, one who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf catches the sheep and scatters them,” John 10:12.
“If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land; but if you refuse and rebel, you shall be devoured by the sword, for the mouth of the LORD has spoken,” Isaiah 1:19-20.
“But God is the Judge. He puts down one, and exalts another,” Psalm 75:7.
~ Gail Manizak