|Ezekiel 34:2-10 |
2 "Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel; prophesy and say to them, 'Thus says the Lord GOD to the shepherd: Woe be to the shepherds of Israel who feed themselves! Should not the shepherds feed the sheep?
3 You eat the fat, you clothe yourself with the wool, you kill the sheep that are fat, but you do not feed the sheep.1
4 You have not strengthened the diseased, you have not healed the sick or bound up that which was broken, you have not brought back that which was driven away or sought that which was lost; instead you have ruled them with force and with cruelty.
5 And they were scattered because there is no shepherd, and when they were scattered, they became food for all the beasts of the field.
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
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.