In these latter days, God is searching for His people. The unenlightened will respond, saying that the people known as Jews today are His people, so no problem finding them.
But they are wrong. 85% of today’s Jews did not spring from the loins of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob/Israel . They are not the “lost sheep of the House of Israel” that Christ was only sent to, but are of a Turko-Mongol tribe known as the Khazars who converted en masse to Judaism at the heighth of their power during the Middle Ages.
These people are not God’s chosen people who He scattered in 721 B.C. and 603 B.C.–the House of Israel (ten tribes) and the House of Judah (two tribes), respectively. Yahweh likens His chosen people to sheep, the sheep of His pasture.
And although they strayed and sinned against Him and He scattered them, He is jealous in His watching care over them, having something wonderful planned for them at the end of this age.
Our job as His elect, is to sift through all the information out there, both true and false, and share the truth with those who are slated to come into His government, His kingdom.
But some teachers are persisting on teaching falsehoods and lies about God’s plan and purpose, about the endtimes, and about just who His people are.
In the scriptures, He refers to the religious leaders of the 12 tribes of Israel down through the centruies as “the shepherds of Israel.” These shepherds–the rabbis, pastors, ministers, priests, evangelists, prophets, teachers, and pastors–have not fed the flock of Yahweh with His truth. In fact, they have hidden the truth about Yahweh’s identity, His name and its significance and meaning, and His plan and purpose in reproducing Himself in this earth in His elect.
They have substituted “another gospel,” another name, and another false vision that does not agree with the prophets’ and apostles’ vision of Yah in His kingdom glory.
Furthermore, these false shepherds grow rich from His people. They fleece the people of their money, deceiving them into supporting a system that churns out falsehoods, misconceptions, and myths about the Creator.
Because of all this, Yahweh through the prophet Ezekiel prophesied against these shepherds. “Woe be to the shepherds of Israel that do feed themselves! Should not the shepherds feed the flocks?” (34: 2). He is saying, You profit from my people, but you don’t do anything good for them. You don’t feed them; you don’t comfort the sick or gather the lost. “But with force and cruelty have you ruled them” (v. 3-4).
And because of you wicked pastors, my sheep were scattered and “wandered through all the mountains, and upon every high hill…upon all the face of the earth, and none did search or seek after them” (v. 5-6). No one eaten up by the world system cares about the “lost sheep of the House of Israel,” who Jesus/Yahshua said He was only sent to. What great importance He placed upon them! Christ’s Spirit through the apostle James wrote his book to them! “James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.” To the twelve tribes that were already by then, 700 years 0n, scattered “north and west” of Jerusalem. James’ mind was thinking the same thoughts as his Master Jesus/Yahshua. He knew that he was sent to the lost sheep.
Should we think that all the other apostles were any less mindful of these “lost sheep of the House of Israel”? This proves that the above message delivered by the Holy Ghost through His prophet Ezekiel about His sheep and their false shepherds was far-reaching, spanning many centuries, even to the end of our age!
And so the Spirit has a message for the sheep and their false shepherds today. “O ye shepherds, hear the word of the LORD (Yahweh)…Behold, I am against the shepherds; and I will require my flock at their hand…” And the false pastors will stop feeding My people, and they will stop making their living from them. “For I will deliver my flock from their mouth” (v. 7-10). Falling into the hands of the living God is a fearful thing! I would not want the Creator to be angry with me and be against me because I was teaching false doctrines!
God Is Searching for His Lost Sheep
Yahweh goes on to say that “I will search my sheep, and seek them out.” God will find them where they are scattered all over this world. He will feed them with truth, seeking out His lost ones. They are lost, for they know not who they are; they do not know that they are the descendants of the Twelve Tribes of Jacob, whose name was changed to Israel. They not only do not know who they are, they do not know that God Almighty is seeking them out.
Yes, He is seeking them out by first placing in them a hunger and a need to know their spiritual roots. Meanwhile, God is placing in the hearts of true shepherds the true knowledge of His plan and purpose, and they will with the Great Shepherd at the helm teach the lost sheep about Him and His kingdom and how He is regathering and restoring His people to the original prominence they once had with Him.
God will find them where they are scattered all over the earth. He will heal them and save them, and will set up one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them, even His servant David (v. 23). Yes, King David in his new spiritual body will be over us in the kingdom. Christ is coming back to establish His government of the entire earth. There will be peace in His kingdom and “showers of blessing” will fall on the land for His people (v. 26).
To be a part of this, we, the sheep of His pasture, must prove all things out that are taught to us. Question everything and pray for God’s guidance in proving a teaching–whether it is true or false. We must dig deep, very deep into the spiritual matters if we want to reign with Him at the end of this age. Kenneth Wayne Hancock
1. See Arthur Koestler’s The Thirteeneth Tribe