Exposing the Dangerous Truth About False Prophets and False Teachers by DON BRITTON for Charisma News
“Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of My pasture! says the Lord. Therefore thus says the Lord God of Israel against the shepherds that feed My people: You have scattered My flock and driven them away and have not visited them. I am about to punish you for the evil of your deeds, says the Lord” (Jer. 23:1-2).
These shepherds (pastors and prophets) are destroying and scattering the sheep of God. They have been scattered with false promises of blessings without turning them from their sins:
Her officials in her midst are like wolves ravening the prey by shedding blood and destroying lives in order to obtain dishonest gain. Her prophets have daubed them with whitewash, seeing vanity and divining lies for them, saying, “Thus says the Lord God,” when the Lord has not spoken. The people of the land have used oppression and exercised robbery and have vexed the poor and needy and have oppressed the sojourner wrongfully.
I sought for a man among them who would build up the hedge and stand in the gap before Me for the land so that I would not destroy it, but I found no one (Ezek. 22:27-30).
And so it is today. These shepherds are destroying lives for dishonest gain. Where is the prophet today who is building up the wall of righteousness by exposing the gaps of falsehood and sin in the modern American churches?
“And the word of the Lord came to me, saying: Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel. Prophesy and say to those shepherds, Thus says the Lord God: Woe to the shepherds of Israel who feed themselves! Should not the shepherds feed the flock? You eat the fat and clothe yourself with the wool; you kill those who are fed without feeding the flock. The diseased you have not strengthened, nor have you healed that which was sick, nor have you bound up that which was broken, nor have you brought back that which was driven away, nor have you sought that which was lost. But with force and with cruelty you have subjugated them” (Ezek. 34:1-4).