WOE BE UNTO THE PASTORS THAT DESTROY AND SCATTER THE SHEEP OF MY PASTURE! SAYS YAHUAH.
Let’s give YIRMEYAHU (JEREMIAH) 23:1-16 another read from the 1st verse all the way to the 16th and see if we can draw a little better picture what and who YAHUAH was speaking to in regards to this Scripture reading and how can we apply it for today..
WOE be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! says YAHUAH.
Therefore thus says YAHUAH ELOHAI of Yashar’el against the pastors that feed my people; Ye have scattered my flock, and driven them away, and have not visited them: behold, I will visit upon you את eth-the evil of your doings, says YAHUAH.
And I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all countries whither I have driven them, and will bring them again to their folds; and they shall be fruitful and increase.
And I will set up shepherds over them which shall feed them: and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall they be lacking, says YAHUAH.
Behold, the days come, says YAHUAH, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth.
In his days Yahudah shall be saved, and Yisrael shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, YAHUAH TSIDQENU.
Therefore, behold, the days come, says YAHUAH, that they shall no more say, YAHUAH lives, which brought up the children of Yisrael out of the land of Mitsrayim;
But, YAHUAH lives, which brought up and which led the seed of the house of Yisrael out of the north country, and from all countries whither I had driven them; and they shall dwell in their own land.
My heart within me is broken because of the prophets; all my bones shake; I am like a drunken man, and like a man whom wine has overcome, because of YAHUAH, and because of the words of his holiness.
For the land is full of breakers of wedlock; for because of swearing the land mourns; the pleasant places of the wilderness are dried up, and their course is evil, and their force is not right.
For both prophet and priest are profane; yea, in my house have I found their wickedness, says YAHUAH.
Wherefore their way shall be unto them as slippery ways in the darkness: they shall be driven on, and fall therein: for I will bring evil upon them, even the year of their visitation, says YAHUAH.
And I have seen folly in the prophets of Shomeron; they prophesied in Ba`al, and caused my people Yisrael to err.
I have seen also in the prophets of Yerushalayim a horrible thing: they break wedlock, and walk in lies: they strengthen also the hands of evildoers, that none returns from his wickedness: they are all of them unto me as Cedom, and the inhabitants thereof as Amorah.
Therefore thus says YAHUAH TSEVA’OTH concerning the prophets; Behold, I will feed them with wormwood, and make them drink the water of gall: for from the prophets of Yerushalayim is profaneness gone forth into all the land.
Thus says YAHUAH TSEVA’OTH, Hearken not unto the words of the prophets that prophesy unto you: they make you vain: they speak a vision of their own heart, and not out of the mouth of YAHUAH.
YIRMEYAHU (JEREMIAH) 23:1-16