Jeremiah 23: 1. “Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! Saith the LORD.
2 Therefore thus saith the LORD God of Israel against the pastors that feed my people; Ye have scattered my flock, and driven them away, and have not visited them: behold, I will visit upon you the evil of your doings, saith the LORD.”
When a man says that human beings are a “scourge” upon the earth and need to be wiped out, is he a Pastor of God? Jesus says if your enemy thirst gives him drink if your enemy is hungry, feed him. The only faithful Pastor is the Lord Jesus Christ. Do you believe in the Word of God or the words of men?
The Alpha and the Omega brought forth in righteousness the Lord Jesus Christ. His only begotten son, to die on the cross for the sins of all humanity who would dare believe. But notice that God knew the minds of men, and in the 23rd chapter of Jeremiah, God speaks to the Pastors that do not tend the flock, and the flock scatters to the wind. The Word of God leads men, but many men lead themselves and others astray.
We have Pastors today who are not teaching the Word of God but are teaching the words of men. No longer do you hear you must repent from your sins. No, you hear what a good person you are, how you have the spark of divinity in you, how you are a little god. Or that God wants you to prosper and be wealthy and make the world a better place. Pastors speak about anything and everything except the sins we are committing daily in our lives. The pastors do not teach what is wrong, they teach what we should accept from their unrighteousness. They do not embrace God’s Pastor, which is the Lord Jesus Christ, the king, who offers his hand of forgiveness and extends it to all who would see their sin and unrighteousness for what it is and be born again and repent.
Verse 11, “For both the prophet and the priest are profane; yea, in my house, have I found their wickedness, saith the LORD.”
From the Merriam & Webster dictionary, we read the definition of Profane: “Profane definition is – to treat (something sacred) with abuse, irreverence, or contempt : desecrate:”
Now the prophets are popping up and saying, “God sent me a message.”
Verse 9, “Mine heart within me is broken because of the prophets: all my bones shake; I am like a drunken man, and like a man who wine hath overcome, because of the LORD, and because of the words of his holiness. 10 For the land is full of adulterers; for because of swearing the land mourneth; the pleasant places of the wilderness are dried up, and their course is evil, and their force is not right. 11 For both the prophet and priest are profane; yea, in my house, have I found their wickedness, saith the LORD.”
Many of these men who are calling themselves pastors, leaders of the flock, ministers to the needs of the people with the Word of God have let God down. They have made up their own beliefs in place of the Word of God. They have bent to the spirit of the world and not the holy spirit. But they refuse to believe they are deceived.
Verse 16: “Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Hearken not unto the words of the prophets that prophesy unto you: they make you vain: they speak a vision of their own heart, and not out of the mouth of the LORD.
The Lord Jesus Christ’s greatest warning to his disciples was about deception. But note this 1 Corinthians 8:9 “But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumbling block to them that are weak.” Do you see the weak people trying to take your liberty today? They see you clinging to your, God, Guns, and your Bible. They see you as a scourge to be wiped off the face of the earth for the betterment of all mankind. Except you, of course, you will be murdered or put in prison for the better of “mankind.” Plainly these people do not see you fundamentalist Bible believers as part of the “betterment of mankind.” Liberty is now a stumbling block; deception is all around you. These weak people need to destroy Bible believers because we reject their fantasy of truth and will defend our liberty to believe in the truth of the Word of God.
1 John 3:13 Verse
10″In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother. 11For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. 12Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother’s righteous. 13Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you. 14We know that we have passed from death unto life because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death. 15Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him. 16Hereby perceive we the love of God because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.” ###
We have weak leaders in the Churches today, leaders who are teaching the one world global religion of unity of diversity. We have evil people in the churches, profaning the name of the LORD Jesus Christ. Blasphemy with comments like “When God says, I AM, I smile and say, me too.” That is profaning God. Like the Pope, this man claims to be a god. This is the wickedness in the House of the Lord. Calling people a scourge and calling for the wiping out of those people is wickedness in the House of God. Men who preach the destruction of people who do not agree with them are filled with hatred and are evil, and their very words prove them to be enemies of God. He does not need the help of men to destroy people, he needs their help to convince the people to believe in him and his son and repent of the evil sins each of us has committed.
The world today is no game of fun and frolic. The attitude towards people is becoming one of pure hatred if you refuse not to accept, or bend to their demands. People who openly commit homosexual acts and preach to a congregation of people who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ is an abomination in the eyes of JEHOVAH. No matter how the world spins this lie, this is not accepted. Thus unrighteousness in the house of God exists. These are the types of deceptions Jesus warned his disciples about. Let no man fool you by any means. Making one of the most abhorrent acts in the eyes of God is made acceptable in the eyes of men. Soon they will bring in the witchcraft, sexual acts, and blood sacrifices.
In 2 Corinthians 12:20 “lest there be debates, envyings, wraths, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, swellings, tumults:
21 And lest, when I come again, my God will humble me among you, and that I shall bewail many which have sinned already, and have not repented of the uncleanness and fornication and lasciviousness which they have committed.” ###
We have debates, we have envy, we have wrath, strifes. As well as plenty of backbitings and many whispers, swellings, tumults: Seems with over 25 thousand different denominations calling themselves “Christian” or followers of the Lord Jesus Christ, we have too many debates about our own beliefs. Simply put, how many are actually reading the Bible and not changing the Word of God. “Woe be unto pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture!” The scattering has been done, millions of minds live in darkness and confusion by the words of men. But if you were to pick up your Bible and read the Word of God, you would see truth told to you over and over and over, and you still refuse to believe. You must repent of the sins you have committed against God. God is very particular about how this is done. You must ask the LORD Jesus Christ to forgive you with a fully repentant heart. Not your mind, not your beliefs, but with your heart. You must see your sin for what it is, degrading yourself, giving your mind and body over to loathsome acts of sin against your own body, your own mind, and your own heart and God, who finds your acts loathsome and an abomination.
1 Corinthians 3:16 “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? 17If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are. 18Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise. 19For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness. 20And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain.” ###
Humanity seems to think “I Am” is playing around, especially those pastors and prophets that have taken the “Word of God” and made it weak in their own beliefs. Or have proclaimed a lie to be the truth. Thereby leading the flock astray. God is not weak. The Lord Jesus Christ is not weak; his glory created the universe; his holy glory can save the souls of humans. His glory will wipe the evil of sin from the face of the earth as the Father wills. Who dare believe such a thing? Who dares go against what society says? Who dares to believe the Bible?
Fundamentalist believes the Bible is the Holy Word of God. The world of unbelievers calls it a book of fairy tales and myths. Yet history has proved the Bible to be accurate. At this very time, today in the house of the LORD, pastors do not preach the Word of God, they teach the fables of men. “Therefore, thus saith the LORD God of Israel against the pastors that feed my people. I will visit upon you the evil of your doings, saith the LORD.”
1 “Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith the LORD.
2 Therefore thus saith the LORD God of Israel against the pastors that feed my people; Ye have scattered my flock, and driven them away, and have not visited them: behold, I will visit upon you the evil of your doings, saith the LORD.
3 And I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all countries whither I have driven them and will bring them again to their folds, and they shall be fruitful and increase.
4 And I will set up shepherds over them which shall feed them: and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall they be lacking, saith the LORD.
5 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth.
6 In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.
7 Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that they shall no more say, The LORD liveth, which brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt;
8 But, The LORD liveth, which brought up and which led the seed of the house of Israel out of the north country, and from all countries whither I had driven them, and they shall dwell in their own land.
9 Mine heart within me is broken because of the prophets; all my bones shake; I am like a drunken man, and like a man whom wine hath overcome, because of the LORD, and because of the words of his holiness.
10 For the land is full of adulterers; for because of swearing the land mourneth; the pleasant places of the wilderness are dried up, and their course is evil, and their force is not right.
11 For both prophet and priest are profane; yea, in my house, have I found their wickedness, saith the LORD.
12 Wherefore their way shall be unto them as slippery ways in the darkness: they shall be driven on, and fall therein: for I will bring evil upon them, even the year of their visitation, saith the LORD.
13 And I have seen folly in the prophets of Samaria; they prophesied in Baal and caused my people Israel to err.
14 I have seen also in the prophets of Jerusalem an horrible thing: they commit adultery, and walk in lies: they strengthen also the hands of evildoers, that none doth return from his wickedness: they are all of them unto me as Sodom, and the inhabitants thereof as Gomorrah.
15 Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts concerning the prophets; Behold, I will feed them with wormwood, and make them drink the water of gall: for from the prophets of Jerusalem is profaneness gone forth into all the land.
16 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Hearken not unto the words of the prophets that prophesy unto you: they make you vain: they speak a vision of their own heart, and not out of the mouth of the LORD.
17 They say still unto them that despise me, The LORD hath said, Ye shall have peace; and they say unto every one that walketh after the imagination of his own heart, No evil shall come upon you.
18 For who hath stood in the counsel of the LORD, and hath perceived and heard his word? who hath marked his word, and heard it?
19 Behold, a whirlwind of the LORD is gone forth in fury, even a grievous whirlwind: it shall fall grievously upon the head of the wicked.
20 The anger of the LORD shall not return until he have executed, and till he have performed the thoughts of his heart: in the latter days ye shall consider it perfectly.
21 I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran: I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied.
22 But if they had stood in my counsel, and had caused my people to hear my words, then they should have turned them from their evil way, and from the evil of their doings.
23 Am I a God at hand, saith the LORD, and not a God afar off?
24 Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the LORD.
25 I have heard what the prophets said, that prophesy lies in my name, saying, I have dreamed, I have dreamed.
26 How long shall this be in the heart of the prophets that prophesy lies? yea, they are prophets of the deceit of their own heart;
27 Which think to cause my people to forget my name by their dreams which they tell every man to his neighbour, as their fathers have forgotten my name for Baal.
28 The prophet that hath a dream, let him tell a dream; and he that hath my word, let him speak my word faithfully. What is the chaff to the wheat? saith the LORD.
29 Is not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?
30 Therefore, behold, I am against the prophets, saith the LORD, that steal my words every one from his neighbour.
31 Behold, I am against the prophets, saith the LORD, that use their tongues, and say, He saith.
32 Behold, I am against them that prophesy false dreams, saith the LORD, and do tell them, and cause my people to err by their lies, and by their lightness; yet I sent them not, nor commanded them: therefore they shall not profit this people at all, saith the LORD.
33 And when this people, or the prophet, or a priest, shall ask thee, saying, What is the burden of the LORD? thou shalt then say unto them, What burden? I will even forsake you, saith the LORD.
34 And as for the prophet, and the priest, and the people, that shall say, The burden of the LORD, I will even punish that man and his house.
35 Thus shall ye say every one to his neighbour, and every one to his brother, What hath the LORD answered? and, What hath the LORD spoken?
36 And the burden of the LORD shall ye mention no more: for every man’s word shall be his burden; for ye have perverted the words of the living God, of the LORD of hosts our God.
37 Thus shalt thou say to the prophet, What hath the LORD answered thee? and, What hath the LORD spoken?
38 But since ye say, The burden of the LORD; therefore thus saith the LORD; Because ye say this word, The burden of the LORD, and I have sent unto you, saying, Ye shall not say, The burden of the LORD;
39 Therefore, behold, I, even I, will utterly forget you, and I will forsake you, and the city that I gave you and your fathers, and cast you out of my presence:
40 And I will bring an everlasting reproach upon you, and a perpetual shame, which shall not be forgotten.” ###
This also is a time of evil pastors and evil prophets, people who say the Lord is telling them they have a message to deliver. A burden they must carry. Read verse the last three verses of Jeremiah, Chapter 23. There is no burden carrying the Word of God to the people, no it is a joy and comfort to be able to have the strength from the LORD Jesus Christ to speak the Word of God as it is written, not as it is interpreted by men. No matter what denomination they call themselves, if they are not preaching repentance from sin, then you are being lead astray. If you are being told the justification for your sin, you are being lead astray. If you are told, diversity is our strength, think of the diversity at the Tower of Babel. There is only one strength of men, The Lord Jesus Christ. He is the one he gives weak men like me the strength to write and point out the obvious to those who have their eyes closed, their ears closed, and never speak against evil. God gives us all the ability to see, to hear, and to speak up against those who hate him, our Father, and his son, the LORD Jesus Christ. Thus they hate you and me because we believe the Bible. We believe GOD, we believe the LORD JESUS CHRIST when he says, “drink for the water of life, freely” We drank and understood that men lie and deceive and hurt and destroy. We know the LORD JESUS CHRIST does not lie, does not deceive and does not hurt the innocent, no does he destroy the innocent. But he will destroy his enemies, people with wicked minds, with wicked intentions, with wicked hearts. He also holds a special punishment for the pastors and prophets who do not tend their flock and or leads them astray with false teachings and false prophecies.
And time itself has proven the words to be true. Though not all the words have come true as of today in December 2019, you can see events approaching that was prophesied by the LORD Jesus Christ himself. A cashless society he spoke of when people will be unable to make purchases without the mark of the beast. A falling away of the people from GOD and Jesus himself. We are not in the time of the falling away. The Lord Jesus Christ said there would be great deception at that time. This has come true and is happening right now all around you. You can see the rise of feel-good religions, the rise of self godhood, the rise of perversion, the rise of hatred, the rise of rebellion against all norms that were before as the great deception falls upon the eyes of humanity. For them that cannot see the sin for they are living the sins that man has justified in defiance of the “I AM,” the Creator, the One God. The pastors of the world are not telling the people to repent, to be born again, or to put your faith and trust in Jesus so that he may do what you have no power to do, save your soul.
Most church leaders today are Piped Pipers for the one world religion that the Roman Catholics and the Muslims want to force on all humanity. A one-world religion of their making. These are the people who will never bow to the LORD Jesus Christ and recognize him as the rightful ruler, the rightful king, and the only begotten son of GOD ALMIGHTY HIMSELF. JEHOVAH, “The Beginning and the End”, the Alpha & the Omega, “I AM…That I AM.” Jesus Christ the rightful one who can save the souls of those who have condemned themselves to death for the acts of sin they have committed. That would include me, you, and every human born who grows into adulthood. Open your eyes to the deception all around you. Repent of your sins and be born again in your belief in the WORD OF GOD, our LORD JESUS CHRIST. Shout it out, tell the world, let them hear who wants to hear.
Read your Bible and believe it.
### From the https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org