See also: “Whom Are We Yoked With? — Part One“
“All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate the people one from another, as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will place the sheep on His right and the goats on His left.” Matthew 25:32 NKJV.
“I will feed My flock, and I will make them lie down, says The LORD God. I will seek what was lost and bring back what was driven away, bind up the broken and strengthen what was sick; but I will destroy the fat and the strong, and feed them in judgment. “And as for you, O My flock, thus says The LORD God: Behold, I shall judge between sheep and sheep, between rams and goats. Is it too little for you to have eaten up the good pasture, that you must tread down with your feet the residue of your pasture—and to have drunk of the clear waters, that you must foul the residue with your feet? And as for My flock, they eat what you have trampled with your feet, and they drink what you have fouled with your feet. Therefore, thus says The LORD God to them: Behold, I Myself will judge between the fat and the lean sheep. Because you have pushed with side and shoulder, butted all the weak ones with your horns, and scattered them abroad, therefore I will save My flock, and they shall no longer be a prey; and I will judge between sheep and sheep. I will establish one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them—My servant David. He shall feed them and be their shepherd. And I, The LORD, will be their God, and My servant David a prince among them; I, The LORD, have spoken.” Ezekiel 34:15-24 NKJV.
“I AM releasing and separating My Sheep from goats, and from the battering rams, and I AM doing an exposing work of those who have abused that are mine!
These are they who have been torn, tattered, crushed, broken, and rejected. I will judge My House, because you butted My Flock with horns and trampled them under foot!
Must you foul the pasture with your filth to push them out, so they become a prey?
There have been many who have been driven out and scattered abroad over the hills and mountains.
Do you not hear the bleating as they cry out? I have heard them, and I have seen it all, and no longer shall they be a prey among My Flock!
I AM their True Shepherd and I will care for them and feed them and protect them, and I shall place them in safe havens to heal, grow, thrive, and revive,” says The LORD.
God is knocking on many ministry doors and knocking on the individual heart and door of each home.
I see wars breaking out in Churches, homes, and the yokes to the things of this world!
There is a great battle zone as The LORD is uncovering the things that have been hidden for a very long time even within the four walls of the house.
“But Zion said, “The LORD has forsaken me, and my Lord has forgotten me.” Can a woman forget her nursing child, and not have compassion on the son of her womb? Surely, they may forget, yet I will not forget you. See, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands; Your walls are continually before Me. Your sons shall make haste; your destroyers and those who laid you waste shall go away from you.” Isaiah 49:14-17 NKJV.
Sheep trust and totally depend on their Shepherd. Goats have a reputation for self-reliance and stubbornness and reflect the worldly idea of leaning on oneself or others for support and guidance, rather than God.
Sheep represent believers and goats represent imposters. We have seen all those who call themselves “Christians”, but divide The Church, commit apostasy, and lead many away from the truth in The Holy Bible.
Important : We can only base our lives on one foundation, and that is The Word of God!
That is why we must determine the difference between the goats and sheep. Because although the two animals look similar, they act very differently.
I saw so many people at war in their own homes with family and there has been a pulling against each other and utterly breaking things because of being yoked together.
It reminded me of the statement, (Like the bull in a China shop idiom.) I suddenly saw a flash of light before my very eyes, and I could see instantly in many homes from above and it startled me! What I saw within houses was war!
Then suddenly, I saw the remaining sheep that were true to The LORD God Almighty suddenly begin to wax great and become very strong and their necks became solid, strong, and fat!
Then I watched as the yokes and every restraint suddenly expanded and melted like wax! These weights, restraints and yokes were broken because of the anointing!
“And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing.” Isaiah 10:27 KJV.
Sheep trust and depend on their Shepherd. Goats have a reputation for self-reliance and stubbornness and reflect the worldly idea of leaning on oneself or others for support and guidance, rather than God.
Sheep represent believers and goats represent imposters. We have seen those who call themselves “Christians”, but they cause division in the church, they commit apostasy, and lead many away from the whole Truth in The Holy Bible.
We can only base our lives by the foundation of The Word of God.
That is why we must determine the difference between sheep and goats because although the two animals look similar, they act very differently. Even our Lord Jesus had among his close personal circle the man Judas Iscariot.
Apostasy can be subtle. According to Jude, apostates have “crept” into the church. The word literally means “slip in sideways; come in stealthily; sneak in.”
In other words, Jude says it is rare that apostasy begins in an overt and easily detectable manner.
Do not look for apostasy or apostates to appear bad on the outward of their beliefs or teachings because it will be a gradual twisting to pervert the truth to fit their own demonic agenda.
Jude makes it clear that every Christian is called to this fight, not just Church Leaders, so it is critical that all believers be very familiar with The Word of God so that they can recognize and prevent apostasy in their midst.
Jude tells us how to spot these apostates in:
“For certain men have crept in among you unnoticed—ungodly ones who were designated long ago for condemnation. They turn the grace of our God into a license for immorality, and they deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.” Jude 1:4 BSB.
Jude tells us that these apostates sneak into The Church unnoticed. They try to blend in; they try to look the part and seem very spiritual; Paul tells us about this same thing in:
“For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. No wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. Therefore, it is not surprising if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness, whose end will be according to their deeds.” 2 Corinthians 11:13-15 NASB/
“For your waste and desolate places, and the land of your destruction, will even now be too small for the inhabitants; and those who swallowed you up will be far away. The children you will have, after you have lost the others, will say again in your ears, ‘The place is too small for me; give me a place where I may dwell.’ Then you will say in your heart, ‘Who has begotten these for me, since I have lost my children and am desolate, a captive, and wandering to and fro? And who has brought these up? Where I was, left alone; But these, where were they?’ Thus says The LORD God: “Behold, I will lift My hand in an oath to the nations, and set up My standard for the peoples; They shall bring your sons in their arms, and your daughters shall be carried on their shoulders; Kings shall be your foster fathers, and their queens your nursing mothers; They shall bow down to you with their faces to the earth, and lick up the dust of your feet. Then you will know that I am The LORD” Isaiah 49:19-23 NKJV.
In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey
Sherry Edwards Mackey
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