Bishop Eddie Long
The Flock of Elohim of Israel
Given through Rabbi Hadassah Ryklin in the summer of 1997
"…but again he (Yarovam) made priests (cohanim) from all sorts of people for the high places. Whoever wished, he ordained to become one of the priests of the high places." I Melakim/Kings 13:33b.
Thus said Yahweh your Elohim,
Pastors are ordaining Pastors who are not called into full time ministry and who are not called at all by Me. They do it because of different motives:
2. Ambition for fame (A dream to become famous)
3. Pride and Arrogance (A desire to be seen and heard)
4. Greed for money
Sometimes these people who call themselves Rabbis or Pastors simply cannot find any job nor do they have any education or training in any field at all. The only thing they can do is GO INTO THE MINISTRY OR TO BECOME AN ORDAINED RABBI. These people start working as missionaries or Christian workers, then they achieve higher positions or obtain certain titles in the ministry or the church. Eventually they become directors of different programs, but they have never been called into leadership. They never sought Elohim's will about their ordination or position, but even if they did, they never received confirmation from above. They did not want to wait for an answer or hear the words: “Not now” from the heavens. They did not want to submit to My training and discipline, so they leaned on their own understanding and did what seemed right in their own eyes.
The requirements to become a Rabbi or Pastor have been lowered by the Synagogues and Churches. It is so easy to be ordained today: no training, no formal education. Just fill out an application and you can get your ordination, even online!
“Is not My Word like a fire? Declares Yahweh, and like a hammer that shatters a rock?" Yirmeyahu/Jeremiah 23:29
And the word of Yahweh came to me, saying,
"Daughter of man, prophesy AGAINST THE SHEPHERDS OF YISRAEL, prophesy and say to them, Thus said the Master Yahweh to the shepherds, Woe to the shepherds of Yisrael who have been feeding themselves! Should not the shepherds feed the flock? You eat the fat and you put on the wool. You slaughter the fatlings – YOU DO NOT FEED THE FLOCK.” Yehezkel/Ezekiel 34:2-3.
The Shepherds who made it according to the world's standards (have mega-congregations) live luxurious lives, feeding themselves, but not the flock. They are guilty of misuse of My money. They spent the money on different programs and projects that were never ordained by Me or used it for their personal purposes. They never prayed for the peace of Yerushalayim (Jerusalem) as My Word commands them to do. Tehillim/Psalms 122:6. Neither did they give a penny to support the Messianic believers in Israel. The people in their churches are poor, sick, lost and have strayed.
You have not strengthened the weak, nor have you healed the sick, nor bound up the broken, nor brought back the straying, nor sought what was lost; but "You have ruled them with might and harshness."
They proclaim deliverance when there is no deliverance. They proclaim healing, when there is no healing. They proclaim liberty and freedom, when there is no liberty or freedom. They say to My sheep: “Woman, thou art loosed” when she is not loosed. They cannot deliver nor heal anyone because they are powerless. They live in sin. They say: “In the name of Jesus” deceiving themselves and others into believing that something is happening in the spirit realm, but nothing really happens; instead, the demons laugh and mock them.
They rule the flock with harshness and cruelty. They do not have mercy nor compassion for My sheep. They demand from My sheep what they do not do themselves. They say to My sheep: “You have to seek God early in the morning!” But they never wake up to seek My face themselves. They say to My sheep: “You have to pray and fast!” But they never pray nor fast themselves. They say to My sheep: “You have to read and study the Word!” But they never do it themselves because they are too busy going to their carnal and empty “Pastoral meetings”. They say to My sheep: “You have to seek the face of God!” But they don’t seek My face themselves.
They cannot hear the voice of My Ruach (Spirit) because they are too far from Me. Therefore they go to their intercessors and ask them, ”What are you getting?“ They say to My sheep: “You have to be strong and bold!" But they do not have any courage to proclaim My Word. They say to My sheep: “You have to evangelize the world", but they cannot even witness to their own families and neighbors because they live in compromise.
They do not have any good fruits in their lives. Their children are astray because of their rebellion. There is no peace or harmony between them and their spouses. Some of them abuse their wives. Many of them even rape them. Many of them have lovers and girlfriends. These women might be their secretary or any young, beautiful woman in their church. They abuse children, boys and girls, raping them in their own offices. Once at home, they go to the internet and watch pornography. There are some of them who are HOMOSEXUALS. They either were never delivered from the spirit of homosexuality and abuse or they opened a door to being a down low.
I am revealing what is going on in the Catholic Church now, but the time is coming when I will throw off the masks from Christian Pastors, Jewish Rabbis and Messianic Rabbis as well. This will be an even bigger scandal than the one in the Catholic Church. I will reveal what is going on among the Evangelical, Fundamental, Pentecostal, Charismatic and Messianic circles.
“And they were scattered because there was no shepherd. And they became food for all the beasts of the field when they were scattered." "My sheep wandered through all the mountains, and on every high hill. And My sheep were scattered over all the face of the earth, and NO ONE WAS SEEKING OR SEARCHING FOR THEM.” Yehezkel/Ezekiel 34:5-6
My sheep have been wandering from one congregation (church) to another because there is no shepherd who can help them. Demons are attacking My sheep ferociously and brutally because My sheep do not know My Word, My Son Yeshua nor My Ruach (Spirit).
Therefore, you shepherds, hear the Word of Yahweh:
“As I live,” declares the Master Yahweh, "because My flock became a prey and My flock became food for every beast of the field, from not having a shepherd, and My shepherds did not search for My flock, but the shepherds fed themselves and did not feed My flock," therefore, O Shepherds, hear the Word of Yahweh! Yehezkel/Ezekiel 34:8.
"Thus said the Master Yahweh, See, I am against the shepherds, and shall require My flock at their hand, and shall make them cease feeding the sheep, and the shepherds shall feed themselves no more. And I shall deliver My flock from their mouths, and they shall no longer be food for them.” Yehezkel/Ezekiel 34:9.
Therefore, Shepherds of Yisrael, I will require My flock from your hands and I will make you cease feeding them with PLASTIC FOOD. I will shut down your congregations and churches and will lead My flock away from you. Then, you will not be able to feed yourselves anymore and many of you will have to find secular jobs to provide for your families.
For thus said the Master Yahweh,
See, I Myself shall search for My sheep and seek them out. “As a shepherd seeks out his flock on the day he is among his scattered sheep, so I shall seek out My sheep and deliver them from all the places where they were scattered in a day of cloud and thick darkness. And I shall bring them out from the peoples and gather them from the lands and shall bring them to their own land. And I shall feed them on the mountains of Yisrael, in the valleys, and in all the dwellings of the land. In good pasture I shall feed them, and their fold shall be on the high mountains of Yisrael. They shall lie there in a good fold and feed in rich pasture on the mountains of Yisrael. I shall feed My flock and make them lie down, declares the Master Yahweh. I shall seek out the lost and bring back the strayed. And I shall bind up the broken and strengthen what was sick, but the fat and the strong I shall destroy. I shall feed them with right-ruling. And as for you, O My flock, thus said the Master Yahweh, see, I am judging between sheep and sheep, between rams and goats." Yehezkel/Ezekiel 34:12-17.
"I will bring My flock to good and rich pastures and I, Myself, shall feed them. I am judging between the sheep and the goats. I am saying to My reapers to separate the wheat from the tares for the time of the harvest is upon you. Have I not said: "Not everyone who says to Me, 'Master, Master,' shall enter into the reign of the heavens, but he WHO IS DOING THE DESIRE (WILL) OF MY FATHER IN THE HEAVENS." "Many shall say to Me in that day, 'Master, Master,' have we not prophesied in Your Name, and cast out demons in Your Name, and done mighty works in Your Name?” “And then I shall declare to them, “I NEVER KNEW YOU, DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO WORK LAWLESSNESS!”"
I will take My sheep from your evil congregations and churches and bring them to My designated shepherds and shepherdesses, unknown to this world but trained and hidden in Me. These men and women are truly My leadership, ordained from hashamayim (above), those who seek Me and trust in Me with all their hearts. These leaders have been truly humbled by My hand in the furnace of the fire of My love. They are those who surrendered their lives UNCONDITIONALLY TO ME, saying, “If I perish, I perish.”
I am gathering My sheep, the Remnant of all twelve tribes of Yisrael to come and stand before My Throne of Grace and Mercy. I am restoring Malchut Elohim (Kingdom of Elohim) by making two separate kingdoms, Yehudah (Judah) and Ephraim become ONE STICK IN MY HAND.
“Is it not enough for you to have eaten up the good pasture, and the rest of your pasture you trample with your feet? Or that you should drink of the clear waters, and the rest you muddy with your feet? And as for My flock, they eat what you have trampled with your feet, and they drink what you have muddied with your feet." Yehezkel/Ezekiel 34:18-19.
You, Shepherds of Yisrael, feed My flock with what you trampled with your feet. You feed them SPIRITUAL PORK, but they think it is the kosher food coming from My table. You make them drink what you have muddied with your feet, convincing them that this is MY SPIRIT WHO BRINGS MY PRESENCE AND MY ANOINTING. BUT THIS IS THE COUNTERFEIT OF MY ANOINTING. IT IS DEMONIC ANOINTING, WHEN THE DEMONS SIMPLY URINATE ON MY FLOCK. My children do not know the difference between My presence and the counterfeit of Ruach Elohim. My children perish because of the LACK of knowledge of My Word.
"Therefore thus said the Master Yahweh to them, See, I Myself shall judge between fat and lean sheep. Because you have pushed with flank and shoulder, and thrust at all the weak ones with your horns, and scattered them abroad. Therefore I shall save My flock and let them no longer be a prey. And I shall judge between sheep and sheep." "And I shall raise up over them one shepherd, My Servant David, and he shall feed them. He shall feed them and be their shepherd." Yehezkel/Ezekiel 34:20-23. I have raised over My flock ONE SHEPHERD – MY SON, YESHUA THE MESSIAH OF YISRAEL, AND HE FEEDS YOU AND IS YOUR GOOD SHEPHERD.
“And I, Yahweh, shall be their Elohim, and My servant David a prince in their midst, I, Yahweh, have spoken." And I, Yahweh, I am your Elohim, and My Servant – Yeshua, Sar Shalom (Prince of Peace) is there in the midst of My flock. "And I shall make a covenant of peace (shalom) with them, and make evil beasts cease from the land. And they shall dwell safely in the wilderness and sleep in the forest. And I shall make them and the places all around My hill a blessing, and shall cause showers to come down in their season – showers of blessing. And the trees of the field shall yield their fruit and the earth yield her increase and they shall be safe in their land. And they shall know that I am Yahweh, when I have broken the bars of their yoke. And I shall deliver them from the hand of those who enslaved them, and they shall no longer be a prey for the gentiles and the beast of the earth shall not devour them. And they shall dwell safely, with no one to make them afraid. And I shall raise up for them a planting place of name, and they shall no longer be consumed by hunger in the land, nor bear the shame of the gentiles any more. And they shall know that I, Yahweh their Elohim, am with them, and that they, the house of Yisrael, are My people, declares the Master Yahweh. And you, My flock, the flock of My pasture, are men, and I am your Elohim, declares the Master Yahweh.” Yehezkel/Ezekiel 34:24-31.
1b,2b. "BUT YOU, THE SHEPHERDS OF YISRAEL, HAVE COMMITTED WHORING WITH MANY LOVERS. AND WOULD YOU RETURN TO ME?’ DECLARES YAHWEH. YOU HAVE MADE THE LAND UNCLEAN WITH YOUR WHORINGS AND YOUR EVIL.
WHAT YOU HAVE CALLED THE REVIVALS ARE NOT REVIVALS AT ALL. IT IS NOT MY REVIVAL. YOU HAVE LIED TO MY PEOPLE FOR YOU HAVE CALLED DEMONIC REVIVALS – REVIVALS OF YAHWEH.
3. THEREFORE, THE SHOWERS HAVE BEEN WITHHELD FROM YOU AND YOUR CONGREGATIONS AND CHURCHES AND THERE HAS BEEN NO LATTER RAIN. YOU HAVE HAD A WHORE’S FOREHEAD, YOU REFUSED TO BE ASHAMED.
6. I HAVE SEEN WHAT BACKSLIDING YISRAEL HAS DONE. HOW YOU HAD GONE UP ON EVERY HIGH MOUNTAIN AND UNDER EVERY GREEN TREE, AND THERE COMMITTED WHORING.
7a. AND AFTER YOU HAVE DONE ALL THESE, I SAY TO YOU NOW, SHEPHERDS OF YISRAEL: RETURN TO ME.
13. ONLY ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR CROOKEDNESS, BECAUSE YOU HAVE TRANSGRESSED AGAINST YAHWEH YOUR ELOHIM AND HAVE NOT OBEYED MY VOICE.
22a. RETURN, O BACKSLIDING CHILDREN. I SHALL MAKE YOUR BACKSLIDING CEASE.
23b TRULY, IN YAHWEH OUR ELOHIM IS THE DELIVERANCE OF YISRAEL.” YIRMEYAHU/JEREMIAH 3:1B, 2B, 3, 6, 7A, 13, 22a, 23b.