Encouraged Matthew 10:8
you have received
Not For Sale under Freely give.
The Word Shepherds can be translated: Pastors or Rulers.
This is a clear warning to the
corrupt Religious and Political leaders
of our so called Christian
Woe unto the shepherds that destroy and scatter the sheep of my
pasture! says Jehovah.
thus says Jehovah, the God of Israel, against the shepherds that feed my
have scattered My flock, and
them away, and
not visited them;
I will visit upon you the evil of your doings, says Jehovah.
will gather the remnant of My flock out of all the countries whither I have
will bring them again to their folds; and they shall be fruitful and multiply.
will set up shepherds over them, who shall feed them; and they shall fear no
be dismayed, neither shall any be lacking, says Jehovah.
the days come, says Jehovah, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch,
he shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and
righteousness in the land.
days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely;
this is his name whereby he shall be called: Jehovah our righteousness.
behold, the days come, says Jehovah, that they shall no more say,
Jehovah lives, who brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt;
As Jehovah lives, who brought up and who led the seed of the house of Israel
of the north country, and from all the countries whither I had driven them.
they shall dwell in their own land.
heart within me is broken, all my bones shake;
like a drunken man, and like a man whom wine hath overcome, because of Jehovah,
because of his holy words.
For the land is full of adulterers; for
of swearing the land mourns;
pastures of the wilderness are dried up.
their course is evil,
their might is not right;
for both prophet and priest are profane;
in my house have I found their wickedness, says Jehovah.
their way shall be unto them as slippery
places in the darkness:
shall be driven on, and fall therein;
I will bring evil upon them,
the year of their visitation, says Jehovah.
And I have seen folly in the prophets of Samaria; they
prophesied by Baal,
caused my people Israel to err.
prophets of Jerusalem also I have seen a horrible thing:
and walk in lies;
and they strengthen the hands of evil-doers,
that none doth return from his wickedness:
all of them become unto me as Sodom, and the inhabitants thereof as Gomorrah.
thus says Jehovah of hosts concerning the
I will feed them with wormwood, and make
them drink the water of gall;
for from the prophets of Jerusalem is ungodliness gone forth
into all the land.
says Jehovah of hosts,
not unto the words of the prophets that prophesy unto you:
teach you vanity;
speak a vision of their own heart, and not out
of the mouth of Jehovah.
They say continually unto them
that despise me,
Jehovah hath said, Ye shall have peace; and unto every one that walks in the stubbornness
of his own heart they say, No evil shall come upon
who hath stood in the council of Jehovah, that he should perceive and hear his
hath marked my word, and heard it?
Behold, the tempest of Jehovah, even his wrath, is gone forth, yes, a whirling tempest:
shall burst upon the head of the wicked.
The anger of Jehovah shall not return,
until he have executed,
and till he have performed the intents
of his heart:
latter days ye shall understand it perfectly.
not these prophets, yet they ran:
not speak to them, yet they prophesied.
if they had stood in my council, then had they caused my people to hear my
had turned them from their evil way, and from the evil of their doings.
a God at hand, says Jehovah, and not a God afar off?
Can any hide himself in secret places so that I shall not see him?
says. Do not I fill heaven and earth? says Jehovah.
heard what the prophets have said,
prophesy lies in my name, saying, I have dreamed, I have dreamed.
long shall this be in the heart of the prophets that prophesy lies,
prophets of the deceit of their own heart?
think to cause my people to forget my name by their dreams which they tell
his neighbour, as their fathers forgot my name for Baal.
prophet that has a dream, let him tell a dream;
he that has my word, let him speak my word faithfully.
is the straw to the wheat? says Jehovah.
my word like fire? says Jehovah;
like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?
behold, I am against the prophets, says Jehovah,
steal my words every one from his neighbour.
I am against the prophets, says Jehovah, that
use their tongues,
say, He says.
Behold, I am against them that prophesy lying dreams, says Jehovah, and do tell them,
and cause my people to err by their lies, and by their vain boasting:
yet I sent them not, nor commanded them;
neither do they profit this people at all, says Jehovah.
Chapter 23 1-32
The only way
out of this dilemma is Jesus Christ.
He is the only way of escape.
Praise the Lord.
soon Lord Jesus.
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