Where are the Sheep?
Preparations for the Bride
Praise Jesus. Hallelujah! Things are getting ugly across the world and GLORY BE TO GOD. I believe with all my heart, the rescue mission is “underway”. AWESOME!!
As I continue to listen closely to hear the voice of the Lord, the regular readers of Tribulation-Now know that I take “supernatural” queues from the things that happen around me. Often times there are so many of them I get confused and am not sure which way to turn. This morning, however, started out quietly. An email came in from an awesome spirit filled Christian named Rick.
You see, Rick is one of those very blessed few, that “gets things” immediately. It was Rick’s vision of Jesus taking us “back to earth” that I sent out earlier to our email list entitled …
A Vision of our Fall to Earth with Jesus
Brother I have to tell you something that happened to me over 15 years ago. Now what I am about to tell you is nothing short of breath taking and the Holy Spirit has been “bugging” me to tell you this for sometime, I repent that I have not done it sooner.THIS IS ABSOLUTE CONFIRMATIONON WHAT YOU ARE SHARING ABOUTOUR PRE-EXISTENCE!PERIOD!
As I said over 15 years ago we were living in Alaska and going to and Assembly of God church, the church we went to for years. One Saturday night I had a vision (NOT A DREAM).
In the vision I was standing in a field of sorts looking out over this incredible vastness when all of a sudden from behind me I was picked up like from under my arm pits like you would a child and began moving at the speed of light.
Now I know fast, I build racing engines for a living so when I say fast I MEAN FAST!
The next thing is see the same thing happening to others and as I looked out across space there were thousands and they were (the people being escorted by angles) and they weren’t fat little baby’s with harps, they looked as though they [were] surrounded by diamonds and a light was behind them. So I looked down toward my legs and the same thing was around me.
Then all of a sudden something happened, things CHANGED and we started back down and Jesus was following me and I remember I said Lord what have I done? A sadness came over me like I can not begin to describe brother.
Jesus keeps calling me His friend, (WOW bro, I can hear Him saying It now) and that he would come and get me and that things were going to be the way they were before.
(all these years I never knew until now what that meant)
Then I was back in bed and woke up feeling like I had just lost everything I ever held dear. I cried like a baby.
The next day we went to church and something that had never happened before, I felt led to sit in the front row. (I HATE SITTING THERE). So to the front row we went. It gets crazier, service starts and the pastor gets up and says STOP!
Looking very distraught he says “someone here has been touched by God and told or shown something and you need to tell us.”
DUDE, that has never happened to me and now I am shaking […]. So now I am balling like a 3rd grader and get up and tell my story.
Now please pay attention here, for all this time when I told that story (and believe me I have been very picky on who I told) they would say […] “Oh brother that is about the Rapture”. And I would agree but deep down I knew that was not it.
NOW I KNOW
We got the boot out of the heavenlies. The thing that really sticks in my mind is that the whole time I was “descending” (getting the boot as it were) and remorse, was Jesus saying that He was (IS) my friend and that He would FIX this.
Bro I got to stop. I am crying out of control and need to worship the One who FIXED ME!
So I give all the Glory to Jesus Christ, who had the love and mercy to supernaturally help us all understand what we are doing here in the first place. I’ve always told people, my whole life, that we are going through some kind of “test” here on earth. That is obvious from just reading the Bible. But God has been so awesome in these “last days”, that He is helping us to understand things that have been hidden “since the Foundations of the World”.
Awesome Awesome God.
Rick’s Letter to Me this Morning
Anyway so I come into my office this morning feeling at peace because I have finally answered all the emails that have backed up over the last couple days. I open my inbox and take a look, and there is another letter from Rick.
Rick is a great source of encouragement for me. He prays in emails back and forth with me. Very few people take the time to actually write their prayers and words of encouragement into their emails like Rick does. And he regularly sends me songs of praise from You Tube and we worship together 3,000 miles apart. Amen PRAISE GOD!
But this letter was one where Rick was a bit “out of character”. He, like many of us, struggles with why no one will listen to us. We “try” to plant seeds and help the “church goers” see the things that are unfolding in the world around us, but to no avail.
So here below is Rick’s letter to me this morning.
I have a question? Been feeling a bit down the last few days and was wondering why my life has been so messed up by the worlds standards. Add to that I had to quit my job and once again we are back to square one. As you, I try to share this info that the Holy Spirit seems to be poring out in these last days to all sorts of folks most of whom are “christian”. They just look at you with a thousand yard stare. I e-mailed my cousin some info (an excerpt form a book) and all she did was rant about the fact that the guy that wrote it is just about selling books. Why is it that a looser knot head like me gets it and they don’t. I know a couple that fasts and prays and they don’t get. They belong to Rick Warrens church of all things. Now these are all decent folks and seem to love God, but you bring this stuff up and watch the hair fly.
Any answers Big Bro?
What is Going On Here?
The reason this is happening is in the Bible. We are living in the end times (as you know). The churches pastors have led the flock astray. They have “scattered the true flock” to the hills. Those who truly seek Jesus are no longer in the churches. Ezekiel prophesied this is Ezekiel 34.
However, it is first important to make it clear, that in Revelations 2 when Jesus is handing out the report cards to the Seven Churches, when he makes his appeal for them to “turn things around”, he is speaking to the SHEEP, not to the Pastors. This means that many good churches and pastors are doing quite well in the eyes of Jesus Christ. But sadly many are not.
Those that are properly FEEDING their sheep are teaching their flocks to “DO” and not just “HEAR”. Faith without works is DEAD. It’s all about “itchy ears” doctrine these days. If the “Shepherds” are not teaching their flocks how to 1) Heal the Sick, 2) Cast out Devils, 3) Preach the Gospel, 4) Feed the Poor, 5) Cleans the Lepers, and 6) Help the Widows (amongst other things) they are NOT good Shepherds. A proper Shepherd must get the sheep, Baptised in the Holy Spirit and TEACH them to become LIKE JESUS.
This is not optional.
Let’s examine the scriptural warnings that apply to what SHOULD be happening in the Church today and what God intends to do about it.
This is a prophecy given to Ezekiel thousands of years ago. I will italicize and underline key words and phrases so it appropriately jumps out at the reader. If the words are in parenthesis, it is me adding additional meaning to emphasize the applicability to our times.
34 And the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 2 “Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy and say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord God to the shepherds: “Woe to the shepherds of Israel who feed themselves! Should not the shepherds feed the flocks? 3 You eat the fat and clothe yourselves with the wool; you slaughter the fatlings, but you do not feed the flock.
4 The weak you have not strengthened, nor have you healed those who were sick, (divine healings) nor bound (by the Devil) up the broken (casting out of demons), nor brought back what was driven away, nor sought what was lost; but with force and cruelty you have ruled them.
5 So they were scattered (like those who do not go to church) because there was no shepherd; and they became food for all the beasts of the field (subject to attack from the Devil) when they were scattered. 6 My sheep wandered through all the mountains, and on every high hill; yes, My flock was scattered over the whole face of the earth, and no one was seeking or searching for them.”
7 ‘Therefore, you shepherds, hear the word of the Lord: 8 “As I live,” says the Lord God, “surely because My flock became a prey (to the Devil), and My flock became food for every beast of the field, because there was no shepherd, nor did My shepherds search for My flock, but the shepherds fed themselves and did not feed My flock” —
9 therefore, O shepherds, hear the word of the Lord! 10 Thus says the Lord God: “Behold, I am against the shepherds, and I will require My flock at their hand; I will cause them to cease feeding the sheep, and the shepherds shall feed themselves no more (the churches will be closed down); for I will deliver My flock from their mouths, that they may no longer be food for them.”
(Note: Churches all over America are closing right now in record numbers due to foreclosures and other reasons. This is just the beginning of the “building based church” coming to an end. Be careful here because the demon-run ecumenical churches will likely continue to stand to support Lucifer’s army)
God, the True Shepherd
11 ‘For thus says the Lord God: “Indeed I Myself will search for My sheep and seek them out. 12 As a shepherd seeks out his flock on the day he is among his scattered sheep, so will I seek out My sheep and deliver them from all the places where they were scattered on a cloudy and dark day. (THE BRIDE)
13 And I will bring them out from the peoples and gather them from the countries, and will bring them to their own land; I will feed them on the mountains of Israel,
JUMP NOW TO REVELATION 12
Then the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, that they should feed her there one thousand two hundred and sixty days.
(THE GREAT TRIBULATION)
Ezekiel 34 continued:
… in the valleys and in all the inhabited places of the country. 14 I will feed them in good pasture, and their fold shall be on the high mountains of Israel. There they shall lie down in a good fold and feed in rich pasture on the mountains of Israel. 15 I will feed My flock, and I will make them lie down,” says the Lord God. 16 “I will seek what was lost and bring back what was driven away, bind up the broken and strengthen what was sick; but I will destroy the fat and the strong, and feed them in judgment.”
(Important Note: The Sheep (e.g. the Bride) will be “fed during the judgement” which will happen in part during the Great Tribulation …. get it?)
17 ‘And as for you, O My flock, thus says the Lord God: “Behold,
So what you see here in the scripture is a prophecy from thousands of years ago, talking about what is happening today. And God says he will judge between the SHEEP. WE are the sheep. Get it? So when Jesus gives the report cards to the Seven Churches in Revelation, it is a type of “calling out” to the SHEEP to get their acts together, and start DOING what Jesus said to do. Be about the work of the Father. Stop drinking milk, start eating MEAT. Faith without works is DEAD. Get it?
Rev 3:8-12 (To the Church of Philadelphia write…)
“I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, (did what Jesus said to do) and have not denied My name. 9 Indeed I will make those of the synagogue of Satan, who say they are Jews and are not, but lie — indeed I will make them come and worship before your feet, …
Now Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about these men also, saying, “Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of His saints, (but wait, where were they before He comes with them … Ohhhh, they were getting fed in the wilderness for 1260 days!) 15 to execute judgment on all, to convict all who are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have committed in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.”
Rev 3:8-12 Continued (To the Church of Philadelphia write…)
… and to know that I have loved you. (Note the past tense here … before the Foundations of the World) 10 Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, (The Great Tribulation) to test those who dwell on the earth. 11 Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown.
Then in 1 Thess. 5 we see this. Here Paul is talking to OTHER “spirit filled” miracle working Christians. These are super excited ecclesia that are Baptised in the Holy Spirit and are performing “healings, and casting out devils, while they “preach the Gospel” to the lost.
1 Thess 5:2-5
For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. 3 For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape. 4 But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief.
So in Jesus name, you THE READER, are no longer in darkness either. PRAISE GOD. You must seek the Baptism of the Holy Spirit NOW and get your plane ticket off this rock before the Great Tribulation begins. It’s not optional. Start filling your vessels with OIL now. Make sure you are OUT THERE doing good things for the Kingdom. Join a mission, feed the homeless, give to the poor, lay hands on people and COMMAND the unclean spirits to GO! Command their bodies to HEAL in Jesus name.
Do it now.
Matt 25:6-10 Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins
(Oil = The Baptism of the Holy Spirit)
6 “And at midnight a cry was heard: ‘Behold, the bridegroom is coming; (Jesus the Thief in the Night) go out to meet him!’ 7 Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps. 8 And the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’ (They did NOT have the Baptism of the Holy Spirit or they did, but were backslidden and NOT doing what Jesus said to do) 9 But the wise answered, saying, ‘No, lest there should not be enough for us and you; but go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.’ 10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, (Jesus came) and those who were ready went in with him (raptured, or “called up” to be fed in the wilderness) to the wedding; (the Marriage Supper of the Lamb) and the door was shut.
Summary in Jesus Name
“These things I have spoken to you, that you should not be made to stumble. 2 They will put you out of the synagogues; yes, the time is coming that whoever kills you will think that he offers God service. 3 And these things they will do to you because they have not known the Father nor Me. 4 But these things I have told you, that when the time comes, you may remember that I told you of them.
“Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. 12 Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.