It grieves me deeply to see people go so far off track and to be deceived and taken in by false shepherds. That is what happens when the sheep do NOT know the voice of The Master. If they were familiar with His Voice, then they would recognize those who speak with the same authority and with the same voice.
There are TRUE shepherds. They usually go about their job quietly, with love, conviction and commitment. They do NOT look for the spotlight or recognition, they know their job and they know WHO they answer too. The sheep know them too. The TRUE shepherd knows that he answers to The Master who owns the flock and that he will answer for every sheep that is entrusted to him.
The TRUE shepherd does not force, push, prod, beat, yell or scare the sheep into submission or into following him, that is NOT the Master’s Way…they simply lead. The sheep recognize and follow, they trust the shepherd and stand behind him. There is safety, acceptance and comfort in the flock and the shepherd leads them to the Master’s Pasture.
There is a constant awareness of the gravity of what has been entrusted to him. The TRUE shepherd knows the cost and is fully aware of the seriousness of what he has been called to. There is a fierce determination and he knows very well that he MUST lay down his life if necessary, to protect what has been placed in his care.
The TRUE shepherd stands firm and resolute, even when the wolves are closing in around him. He is the last thing that stands between the predators and the flock and he defends them with a fierce and unwavering determination. He knows The Master may return at any time to claim what is His.
Those foolish and naive sheep who do NOT know their Master and those who serve Him are prey for the wolves. They are being led to their own demise and their fate is on their own heads. The Master sent shepherds after them, but they ignored them and continued to follow those who seek their destruction. Woe…woe to the foolish sheep!
If you have lost your way, if you are unsure, if you lack discernment, if you are afraid, if you FEEL the wolves closing in, seek those TRUE shepherds, those who work for and serve The Master and stand behind them. You will recognize them if you really look and listen.
Do you know His Voice?
1 “Woe to the shepherds destroying and scattering the sheep of My pasture!” declares יהוה. 2 Therefore thus said יהוה Elohim of Yisra’ĕl against the shepherds who feed My people, “You have scattered My flock, driven them away, and have not tended them. See, I am punishing you for the evil of your deeds,” declares יהוה. 3 “Therefore I shall gather the remnant of My flock out of all the lands where I have driven them, and shall bring them back to their fold. And they shall bear and increase. 4 “And I shall raise up shepherds over them, and they shall feed them. And they shall fear no more, nor be discouraged, nor shall they be lacking,” declares יהוה.
Always, seek the truth…rethink, relearn, return.