Hear the word of the Chief Shepherd, He who is head of His church and leads His people by the rod of His authority. I will strike the earth with My rod says the Lord, for judgment must start with My house. I will vanquish those who stand among us, but who are not of us. Those who bear the image of My sheep, but who are wolves in sheep’s clothing. I will strike the earth 3 times says the Lord. The first time I will strike the earth as to shatter the vessels who have been praised as vessels of honor, but who are full of the poison of seduction, deception and corruption. Those call themselves prophets, apostles and shepherds, but whose hands drip with the blood of My sheep they have slaughtered with their false doctrines and perverse ways. They will no longer stand with a name that carries the seal of My inheritance. No longer will they carry the staff of My authority, but will come to ruin by the blow of My staff, says the Lord.
Then I shall strike the earth again and I will cause the ground beneath My people to tremble, and those who fear the day of My coming will flee as if to hide from My presence, but those who look for My coming will behold My glory. Those who have aligned themselves to the flattering words of this age, and the deception of demons will run to darkness and be driven by the fear that grips their soul, and their love will grow cold. They will seek to use My name for their sordid gain, but I will visit their reproach with destruction and the earth will know that I am a righteous and holy God, and My church will be known as My house, and My name will be exalted above all names, and feared among men.
I shall then strike the earth for a third time, and I will awaken the hearts of My people. Those who have remained faithful, those who revere My name, who seek Me with all their heart will rise, and the light of My glory will shine upon them. Those who have been broken will be healed, those who have been wounded will be restored, and I will revive My body. I will call My people forth they shall rise upon the earth and shall exalt My name among the nations, they shall sow and reap in the same day and My house will be filled, the feast of My tabernacle will be celebrated within the earth, the trumpets shall sound, and the joy of My presence will renew the strength of My people once again.
“O Lord, protect your people with your shepherd’s staff; lead your flock, your special possession. Though they live alone in a thicket on the heights of Mount Carmel, let them graze in the fertile pastures of Bashan and Gilead as they did long ago.” Micah 7:14
“For the leaders of my people—the Lord’s watchmen, his shepherds--are blind and ignorant. They are like silent watchdogs that give no warning when danger comes. They love to lie around, sleeping and dreaming. Like greedy dogs, they are never satisfied. They are ignorant shepherds, all following their own path and intent on personal gain.” Isaiah 56:10-11
“For the shepherds have become stupid And have not sought the Lord; Therefore they have not prospered, And all their flock is scattered.” Jeremiah 21:10
“Woe to the shepherds who are destroying and scattering the sheep of My pasture!” declares the Lord. Therefore thus says the Lord God of Israel concerning the shepherds who are tending My people: “You have scattered My flock and driven them away, and have not attended to them; behold, I am about to attend to you for the evil of your deeds,” declares the Lord. “Then I Myself will gather the remnant of My flock out of all the countries where I have driven them and bring them back to their pasture, and they will be fruitful and multiply. I will also raise up shepherds over them and they will tend them; and they will not be afraid any longer, nor be terrified, nor will any be missing,” declares the Lord.” Jeremiah 23:1-4
Psalm 89:32; Isaiah 11:4; Ezekiel 34:1-24; 1Peter 5:4