Word for Today: February 1, 2021 A word to Shepherds: A warning, a separation by two different ages.
Jeremiah is going to bring a strong rebuke to the Shepherds of Gods' house of His day. Revelation chapters 2 and 3 is a strong rebuke to the leaders and shepherds of our day.
Both the rebukes have to deal with the motives of the work we are doing for the Lord. Is our self interest, worth and value mixed in with the work of God?
1“Woe to the shepherds (civil leaders, rulers) who are destroying and scattering the sheep of My pasture!
2 Therefore thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, in regard to the shepherds who care for and feed My people: “You have scattered My flock and driven them away, and have not attended to them; hear this, I am about to visit and attend to you for the evil of your deeds,” says the Lord.
3 “Then I will gather the remnant of My flock out of all the countries to which I have driven them and bring them back to their folds and pastures; and they will be fruitful and multiply.
4 I will set up shepherds over them who will feed them. And they will not be afraid any longer, nor be terrified, nor will any be missing,” says the Lord.
Beloved, in the song of Solomon, the Lord (the true shepherd) is going to cause the "bride" to be drawn out of the church age under the functioning of "her step brothers" present church leaders to be taught by another group of shepherds outside the camp.
These outside the camp shepherds have been set apart by the Lord with a deep work of Kingdom life worked in that to point the "brides" to the Lord Himself.
Song of Solomon chapter 1: 7 [Addressing her shepherd, she said] Tell me, O [a]you whom my soul loves, where you pasture your flock, where you make it lie down at noon. For why should I [as I think of you] be as a veiled one straying beside the flocks of your companions?
8 If you do not know [where your lover is], O you fairest among women, run along, follow the tracks of the flock, and [amuse yourself by] pasturing your kids beside the shepherds’ tents.
A new kingdom glory filled generations of shepherds is arising in the nations.
God is rising up shepherds after his own heart like King David who bring God's people to Him directly, not to their calling, or ministry or mission, but bringing them directly to know God for themselves.
The full grown sons and daughters of God must be complete in number and position of God's end time purpose. The Kingdom shepherd will have a kingdom focus.
How can you tell the difference? Because we are in the Day of the Lord, the Kingdom of God age with a divine intervention of the Lord in the affairs of his sons and daughters.
All those who have rightly responded to the Lord in Revelation 3:20 and opened the door to have him sup with them are now experience the pure holy love of God in Kingdom glory.
They are receiving a divine intervention of Jesus third day finishing work Luke chapter 13:32-33 and the miracle of Cana found in John chapter 2: 10 :11
10 And said to him, Everyone else serves his best wine first, and when people have drunk freely, then he serves that which is not so good; but you have kept back the good wine until now!
11 This, the first of His signs (miracles, wonderworks), Jesus performed in Cana of Galilee, and manifested His glory [by it He displayed His greatness and His power openly], and His disciples believed in Him [adhered to, trusted in, and relied on Him].
Beloved, In past times, these interventions related to an individual, but this present intervention will come through a corporate remnant, a body of “over-comers” prepared by the Lord for this end-time transition, whose voice will be “as the sound of many waters” (Revelation 1:15).
This is a corporate voice in which all are saying the same thing.
Because the message that will bring us into the Kingdom is different from the message to the Churches, the Lord has repeatedly said, “Who has ears to hear, let him hear.” (Matthew 13:9)
The ministry of the Church is to “Whomsoever.” The ministry of the Kingdom is to “He who overcomes.”
The message of the Church leads to “Heaven.” The message of the Kingdom leads to “The Throne.”
The desire of the Church is “Jesus abiding within.” The desire of the Kingdom is “Jesus taking His place as The Head of His body.”
The testimony of the Church is “I have Jesus.” The testimony of the Kingdom is “Jesus has me.”
The Church operates through “Grace.” The Kingdom operates under “Government.”
To enter the Church “A message of salvation.” To enter the Kingdom “A message of preparation.”
Jesus met much opposition as He sought to move Israel from the Law of Moses to the message of the Kingdom. The Law required an “outward” obedience. The Kingdom requires an “inner” heart change.
So also today, if we are to hear and accept the present word of the Lord, we must have an “ear” to hear and a “new wineskin” to receive, as we move from “Grace” to “Government.”
Because a special time of preparation is essential, Jesus chose those who had no previous religious training to unfold His kingdom.
That is why God is raising up Shepherds (outside the camp) outside the church religious structure of the 2nd day church age to feed the flock of God the Hidden manna and teach them to eat directly for themselves from the tree of life in the midst of the garden.
The church age shepherds work was to get people saved, healed and delivered and to reach the lost at all cost and be members of a local church body to do their mission.
The maturing of the saints is based on "ministry work and success" verse a true abiding relationship with God.
The church age shepherds desire the end time harvest to come into the present structure of church as it has always been.
People are saved, healed and set free in this age and we praise God for that, but the finishing work of completing they will never experience because of the mixture of flesh and spirit.
The shepherds outside the camp share a message or preparation, complete mature sonship, the throne is the destination where they live in the realm of the 3rd heaven to function with the Lord for His end time purpose.
There is no hidden agenda in the shepherds outside the camp or a desire to build anything in their own name or likeness for God.
Their only desires is to be poured out as a drink offering of the Lord for the maturity of the saints to do the work of the ministry directed and controlled by God alone.
There are two ages still seen in the church. The church age with its mixture of flesh and spirit, religious structured, man-centered ministry trying to do the work of God.
The other the kingdom age where there is no mixture of flesh and spirit that requires the saints to change, repent and overcome to be positioned with the Lord as over-comers, full grown sons, a bride made ready, a man child company destined to rule and reign with him as Kings and Priest.
The kingdom age shepherding requires a "preparation of a people" to transform the kingdom of the earth into the Kingdom of our God in Christ and it is God centered not man centered.
The Kingdom age shepherds and ministers also see the end time harvest, but their means will be different in gathering them.
They understand that it will be the arising Glory being seen upon them and in them as a light that will shine into the great darkness will cause the nations to come to that brightness and the end time harvest will come into the Kingdom of God.
As God's governmental people on the earth, their life will be a testimony of Jesus fully, by the Spirit of prophecy working in them and the 7 spirits of God that will be the way for the end-time harvest not to be saved into a church, but saved into the Kingdom of God and his end time purposes.
These shepherds understand what we are becoming is of great importance since the Lord's end-time work is to form us into a kingdom of kings and priest to our God to rule and reign with him.
They also understand the divine realignment of the sheep in the House of God so God will bring forth his wheel within a wheel.
Joe's prophetic army under the headship of King Jesus will be formed on the earth, and these shepherds will have kingdom wisdom and understanding on how God wants to bring this together.
It is helpful for us to bring forth the differences and explain the differences of the two days, the two works of God. The work of the church age as we have known verses the work of the Kingdom age that no one has known but is being revealed to us now by the spirit.
This is a great divide in the church. It is truly a separation of God's people by their own choice.
Will you stay in the second day church experience with mixture of flesh and spirit or enter the 3rd day Kingdom age experience the Glory of God realm where there is no mixture.
Every believer is going to have to chose. Every minister, 5 fold minister has to chose. That choice will separate us in the Lord.
Just as God had to separate Isreal with Gideon to see who he could use to fight the enemy, so it is now. God is separating who will desire to go on with him in the kingdom of God revelation and who will not.
I know that is why he asked for months, who is on the Lord's side. Let us pray that all of us who are willing and obedient will be.