Do you see the power of the Almighty? As the seventh angel poured out the seventh plague. Totally apocalyptic!
𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑳𝒐𝒓𝒅 𝑾𝒊𝒍𝒍 𝑩𝒆 𝑰𝒔𝒓𝒂𝒆𝒍’𝒔 𝑺𝒉𝒆𝒑𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒅
𝑬𝒛𝒆𝒌𝒊𝒆𝒍 34 The word of the Lord came to me: 2 “Son of man,
prophesy against the shepherds of Israel; prophesy and say to them:
‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Woe to you shepherds of Israel
who only take care of yourselves! Should not shepherds take care of the
flock? 3 You eat the curds, clothe yourselves with the wool and
slaughter the choice animals, but you do not take care of the flock. 4
You have not strengthened the weak or healed the sick or bound up the
injured. You have not brought back the strays or searched for the lost.
You have ruled them harshly and brutally. 5 So they were scattered
because there was no shepherd, and when they were scattered they became
food for all the wild animals. 6 My sheep wandered over all the
mountains and on every high hill. They were scattered over the whole
earth, and no one searched or looked for them.
7 “‘Therefore, you
shepherds, hear the word of the Lord: 8 As surely as I live, declares
the Sovereign Lord, because my flock lacks a shepherd and so has been
plundered and has become food for all the wild animals, and because my
shepherds did not search for my flock but cared for themselves rather
than for my flock, 9 therefore, you shepherds, hear the word of the
Lord: 10 This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I am against the
shepherds and will hold them accountable for my flock. I will remove
them from tending the flock so that the shepherds can no longer feed
themselves. I will rescue my flock from their mouths, and it will no
longer be food for them.
11 “‘For this is what the Sovereign Lord
says: I myself will search for my sheep and look after them. 12 As a
shepherd looks after his scattered flock when he is with them, so will I
look after my sheep. I will rescue them from all the places where they
were scattered on a day of clouds and darkness. 13 I will bring them out
from the nations and gather them from the countries, and I will bring
them into their own land. I will pasture them on the mountains of
Israel, in the ravines and in all the settlements in the land. 14 I will
tend them in a good pasture, and the mountain heights of Israel will be
their grazing land. There they will lie down in good grazing land, and
there they will feed in a rich pasture on the mountains of Israel. 15 I
myself will tend my sheep and have them lie down, declares the Sovereign
Lord. 16 I will search for the lost and bring back the strays. I will
bind up the injured and strengthen the weak, but the sleek and the
strong I will destroy. I will shepherd the flock with justice.
“‘As for you, my flock, this is what the Sovereign Lord says: I will
judge between one sheep and another, and between rams and goats. 18 Is
it not enough for you to feed on the good pasture? Must you also trample
the rest of your pasture with your feet? Is it not enough for you to
drink clear water? Must you also muddy the rest with your feet? 19 Must
my flock feed on what you have trampled and drink what you have muddied
with your feet?
20 “‘Therefore this is what the Sovereign Lord
says to them: See, I myself will judge between the fat sheep and the
lean sheep. 21 Because you shove with flank and shoulder, butting all
the weak sheep with your horns until you have driven them away, 22 I
will save my flock, and they will no longer be plundered. I will judge
between one sheep and another. 23 I will place over them one shepherd,
my servant David, and he will tend them; he will tend them and be their
shepherd. 24 I the Lord will be their God, and my servant David will be
prince among them. I the Lord have spoken.
25 “‘I will make a covenant of peace with them and rid the land of savage beasts so that they may live in the wilderness and sleep in the forests in safety. 26 I will make them and the places surrounding my hill a blessing.[a] I will send down showers in season; there will be showers of blessing. 27 The trees will yield their fruit and the ground will yield its crops; the people will be secure in their land. They will know that I am the Lord, when I break the bars of their yoke and rescue them from the hands of those who enslaved them. 28 They will no longer be plundered by the nations, nor will wild animals devour them. They will live in safety, and no one will make them afraid. 29 I will provide for them a land renowned for its crops, and they will no longer be victims of famine in the land or bear the scorn of the nations. 30 Then they will know that I, the Lord their God, am with them and that they, the Israelites, are my people, declares the Sovereign Lord. 31 You are my sheep, the sheep of my pasture, and I am your God, declares the Sovereign Lord.’”