Vital Words to the
Body of Christ
the Everlasting Gospel of God's
Shepherds Causing Their Flocks
To Lie Down
“Thus saith the Lord of hosts; Again in
this place, which is desolate without man and without beast, and in all
the cities thereof, shall be an habitation of shepherds causing their
flocks to lie down.” Jeremiah 33:12
Today we live in a day where so many of the churches have become
desolate places. There may be a lot of fleshly
bodies in those seats but, no spirit, no righteousness. Why
is this? It is because the shepherds are causing there flocks
to lie down.
We need to be encouraging the people to get into the Word of God,
search the Scriptures, seek the Lord, and work out their own salvation,
helping people to become leaders themselves. It is not time
to lie down - - - it is time to stand strong in the power of His might.
“My people hath been lost sheep: their
shepherds have caused them to go astray, they have turned them away on
the mountains; they have gone from mountain to hill, they have
forgotten their resting place.” Jeremiah 50:6
When sheep (men) are at their highest point (the mountain) in God, the
shepherds (pastors) have caused them to go astray. They have
kept them from Spiritual revelation, or understanding of His word.
“Woe be unto the pastors that destroy
and scatter the sheep of My pasture! Saith the
Lord. 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. 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. 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.”
We must ask ourselves what are we feeding those around us.
Are we feeding the milk of the Word, or the Salvation message over and
over, or the teaching that God is a goody-goody God that will take away
all our problems? Or, are we going to feed the flock the meat
of the Word? The message that changes people from ther sinful
ways to ways of righteousness is by teaching them to live the Word - -
- not just going to church and hearing the Word, but taking time to
read and study His Word and seek the Lord for Spiritual understanding,
so that we may be a part of that remnant flock under the one true
Some of you may think well this message is just for the shepherds,
pastors, teachers, etc. it is, but aren't we all teachers by example
everyday of our lives. Each one of us needs to live the Word
and allowing it to change our lives. [see "Becoming The Word"
by George Kirkpatrick]
"Son of man, prophesy against the
shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord
God unto the shepherds; Woe be to the shepherds of Israel that do feed
themselves! Should not the shepherds feed the
flocks? Ye eat the fat, and ye clothe you with the wool, ye
kill them that are fed: but ye feed not the flock.”
Ezekiel warns: "Woe be to shepherds that feed themselves and not the
flock." All so many today care about is old number one,
themselves; and don't take time to feed the sheep.
These leaders of the flock will have to stand before the Lord to be
“For the time is come that judgment must
begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what
shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?" I
We know judgement must begin at the house of God, because God is
preparing a people, a people who are going to stand firm unto the end,
believing, trusting in the Father, not living in fear but rejoicing in
the trials and tribulations in their lives, knowing these trials
worketh righteousness in our lives. Jesus tells us:
“Then said Jesus unto them again,
Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.
All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but My
sheep did not hear hear them. I am the door: by Me
if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and
find pasture. The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to
kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life,
and that they might have it more abundantly. I am the Good
Shepherd: the Good Shepherd giveth his life for the
sheep. But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd,
whose own the sheeep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the
sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the
sheep. The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and
careth not for the sheep. I am the Good Shepherd, and know My
sheep, and am known of Mine. As the Father knoweth Me, even
so know I the Father: and I lay down My life for the sheep.”
Jesus says, "I am the door." The door represents the entrance into the
holy place, and we must know the Good Shepherd to enter in.
Most, though, are thieves and robbers stealing from the sheep to try to
enter in instead of feeding the sheep the meat of the Word.
He says, "The Good Shepherd giveth His life for the sheep."
We must be willing to lay down our lives for the sheep (our brothers
and sisters in God). So many today are just hirelings. When
trouble arises they flee and care not for the sheep. So many
pastors are afraid to teach the harder things such as judgment, pride,
and change. People today don't want to change. But change is
the only way we can open the door and enter into the Holy
Place. Praise the Lord! God is desiring a people to
lay down their lives, their own wants, their own desires and feed the
flock the true Word of God, not a watered-down easy Word. We
encourage you to go beyond the milk of the Word, and begin to fill your
sheep with the strong meat of God's Word.
Brothers and Sisters, we are encouraged
by your letters, your prayers, and your financial support in helping us
spread these vital words to the body of Christ. May the Lord
richly bless you with all Spiritual blessings in heavenly places as you
press towards the high calling of Christ Jesus in your walk with Him.
in no other time in
the body of Christ
needs to come together to spread the Everlasting Gospel of the Kingdom.
Today is the day to proclaim
Gospel of the Kingdom!
We would ask you to
diligently go before the Lord in prayer
as to how you can become
part of the Harvest of the Everlasting Gospel
of the Kingdom.