|Ezekiel 34:6-14,23-24 |
6 My sheep wandered through all the mountains and upon every high hill; yes, my sheep were scattered upon all the face of the earth and none searched or sought after them.
7 Therefore, you shepherds, hear the word of the LORD:
8 As I live, says the Lord GOD, because there was no shepherd and so my sheep became a prey and food for every beast of the field, and because my shepherds did not search for my sheep, but fed themselves and did not feed my sheep,
9 Therefore, O you shepherds, hear the word of the LORD:
10 Thus says the Lord GOD: Behold, I am against the shepherds, and I will require my sheep at their hand and cause them to cease from feeding the sheep, neither shall the shepherds feed themselves any more. For I will deliver my sheep from their mouth, so that they may no longer be food for them.2
11 For thus says the Lord GOD: Behold I, even I, will both search for my sheep and seek them out.
12 As a shepherd seeks out his sheep in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered, so I will seek out my sheep, and will deliver them out of all the places where they have been scattered on the cloudy and dark day.
13 And I will bring them out from the peoples and gather them from the countries and will bring them to their own land; and I will feed them upon the mountains of Israel by the rivers, and in all the inhabited places of the country.
14 I will feed them in a good pasture, and their fold shall be upon the high mountains of Israel; there they shall lie down in a good land, and they shall feed in a fat pasture upon the mountains of Israel.
23 And I will set up one shepherd over them and he shall feed them, even my servant David [Jesus as the descendant of David]; he shall feed them and he shall be their shepherd.
24 And I the LORD will be their God and my servant David [Jesus] a prince among them; I the LORD have spoken it.
2 I will deliver my sheep from their mouth, so that they may no longer be food for them. He calls his sheep out of the false churches, with ministers of Satan, transformed to look like ministers of righteousness; and they don't know they are Satan's ministers; they think they are Christ's, even though Christ never called them, never trained them, never perfected them, never authorized them, and never gifted them with the ministry. Come out of her my people, so that you may not share in her sins, neither participate in her plagues. Rev 18:4.