Give You Shepherds

A shepherd is a person who leads and takes care of sheep; the Bible often compares pastors and leaders to shepherds. So guard yourselves and God’s people. Feed and shepherd God’s flock—his church, purchased with his own blood—over which the Holy Spirit has appointed you as leaders.” Acts 20:28 (NLT)

God has placed us as pastors and leaders over his people so that we may lead and feed them, not drive and abuse them, or even take advantage of them. During the days of the prophet Jeremiah, the leadership of the nation of Israel had become corrupt, from the king and his official, to the priest and the religious leaders. They stopped leading and guarding the people, and became interested only in their own comfort and well-being. They used the people whom God had committed into their care for their own personal gain. They stopped leading and protecting, and became abusive by placing demands on the people which God did not command.

When shepherds lose focus on leading, protecting, and feeding the people of God, the people become prey to the adversary and his predators. Because shepherds have failed to protect the body of Christ, all kinds of teachings and wolves in sheep’s clothing have penetrated the church. They are wreaking havoc in the body of Christ, teaching doctrines and practices that are not biblical. These predators and wolves in sheep’s clothing are leading many believers away from the church.

However, as the Lord promised Jeremiah, God is raising up true shepherds in these last days. “And I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will guide you with knowledge and understanding.” Jeremiah 3:15

Today, God is raising up a new kind of shepherd. Shepherds who have his heart, loves His people, and will guide with knowledge and understanding. Shepherds who will lead based on the unchangeable principles God has outlined in His Word, and not by society’s norms and practices.

My dearest children, spiritual covering is most essential. Your covering shepherd should be a man or woman who is a true shepherd. Not every person who says they are a pastor is a true shepherd. You need to pray and ask the Lord for knowledge and discernment concerning whom you must submit your life to. Just because someone can preach or teach does not make them a shepherd after God’s heart.

By their fruit you will know them!

Your Spiritual Father

+Roberto Jemmott

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