Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith the LORD. Therefore thus saith the LORD God of Israel 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 the evil of your doings, saith the LORD. 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, saith the LORD.
The false, 501c3 church in my experience has little to no love and they scatter the sheep. Yet they attract the false sheep who don’t know the difference. They even pride themselves on keeping Sabbath, all the while forgetting the first two commandments about loving God and your neighbor as yourself. They do not fully embrace Torah and are much like the mainstream even though they “think” they are set apart.
This is a time of unprecedented evil on this planet. Many Americans are looking for refuge and direction with regard to dealing with these unprecedented times of tyranny. Historically, Americans look to their church for salvation and direction. However, most of today’s churches have been taken over from within by the very evil we fear. Many of your religious leaders have become the newest version of Benedict Arnold with regard to their faith. In short, most 501-C-3 churches do NOT represent Elohim.
These false shepherds feed themselves. They seek positions in a central office and do not feed the sheep. They claim the church does not get enough money. That alone shows their ill perspective and yet they live in $200,000.00 homes and drive nice vehicles. The Apostles in the early congregation had nothing! They did not focus or make comments about how much money the church does not have. It’s Elohim’s money! Not theirs! Sure they sit and write some tracts, booklets and other information according to their own carnal perspective and fool a lot of people. But they do not feed the flock any real spiritual food. Their church is a “religious business!!!”
And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD unto the shepherds; Woe be to the shepherds of Israel that do feed themselves! should not the shepherds feed the flocks? Ye eat the fat, and ye clothe you with the wool, ye kill them that are fed: but ye feed not the flock. The diseased have ye not strengthened, neither have ye healed that which was sick, neither have ye bound up that which was broken, neither have ye brought again that which was driven away, neither have ye sought that which was lost; but with force and with cruelty have ye ruled them. And they were scattered, because there is no shepherd: and they became meat to all the beasts of the field, when they were scattered. My sheep wandered through all the mountains, and upon every high hill: yea, my flock was scattered upon all the face of the earth, and none did search or seek after them. Therefore, ye shepherds, hear the word of the LORD;
As I live, saith the Lord GOD, surely because my flock became a prey, and my flock became meat to every beast of the field, because there was no shepherd, neither did my shepherds search for my flock, but the shepherds fed themselves, and fed not my flock;
In the true congregation which is the body of Messiah the people are united and walk in righteousness, having love toward one another. They did not use mans laws to attack the brethren and divide the sheep as the worldly, established religions of our day do. They claim to be the church of God but live in such hypocrisy that they don’t even know they are serving Ha Satan. The leaders have elevated themselves above the laity and when it comes right down to it, the members have no rights. Only the pastors can do anything in the apostate churches. They put on the facade of righteousness all the while using the laws of the land to protect their trademark. They do not lift up the name of Yeshua but rather work hard to protect and build up an earthly name in a world that will pass away! Messiah called these kind of people in his day whited walls. They are all clean on the outside and yet full of darkness on the inside.
However, in the true congregation any follower of Yeshua who hears and obeys is part of his body. The men can perform baptisms, can give the message on Sabbath, etc. It does not require a pastor to perform these works as the false church does. Any man of Elohim can spread the gospel and collect money for the congregation. The true congregation is lead by the Holy Spirit and not one with a central office that has a president residing over the congregations. This is the false, apostate church!
I’ve been accused wrongly by this false apostate church and saw their true fruit. Messiah told us to expose the unfruitful works of darkness. But when you do it to the false church they attack you and threaten legal action. They don’t recognize all the Spiritual gifts and when someone with discernment or who is a prophet tries to tell them anything they attack that person and cannot receive the truth.
Persecution comes from within the false church. Wake up! The incorporated, 501c3 established denomination is a false church! They are wolves in sheep’s clothing and they scatter the flock. One of the false teachers who is president of the apostate church always avoided direct questions when I asked him things. He did not give a straight answer but dodged the issues. This is not a righteous man who answers this way!
My eyes were opened to their facade and they wear the mask well. Taking on the appearance of righteousness while inside they are full of dead mens bones. Like whited walls that appear all clean on the outside but inside are full of evil and hatred. They allow angry men to become pastors and take on leadership roles. But the scriptures forbid such things.
The false church leaders take on the roll of a boss. Many have Narcissistic Personality Disorder because the roll of a pastor or church leader appeals to these types, hence many dysfunctional churches. I know first hand since I attended one in Canada for a length of time and I discerned quite a lot visiting there.
In the false, apostate church in order to become pastor you have to go to school and pass the testing. Then you are considered for anointing and can be a pastor. In the true congregation the pastor is Spirit lead and chosen by the congregation. And the pastor is not “the boss” but is one of the members, not elevated above them as the pastors in the apostate church are.
I was on the web team of a false, apostate church many years ago and one of the people was a narcissist who reacted badly when things didn’t go their way. The pastor who was leading the web team didn’t know an awful lot about computers. He spoke up with a smile saying, “I’m a DOS man!.” However, when I asked him one simple question about DOS he didn’t have a clue as to what the answer was. And he favored the narcissist. Remember, Yeshua said the world would love their own. I resigned from that web team when I saw the carnal people involved in it and that it was not lead by spiritual people or even the Ruach (Holy Spirit). They were actually very self centered, carnal and immature.
I got involved again several years later and even though some things improved, many things did not. The Lord opened my eyes and helped me see the full thrust of that organization, at least as much as I’m able to handle. It was enough and I am no longer associated with them. I got involved with another group of believers and have had very good fellowship every Sabbath since then. I have met humble people who understand these things also and are truly lowly. Not with the false humility we see from the carnal, apostate church leaders of our day.
If the Lord has opened your eyes, you’ll know what I speak of. There are many tares among the wheat. I tried for awhile to uproot some of them, however I read that Messiah told us to leave them be. One man in particular who was a pastor in another group talked to me and said he would like to have his credentials with that affiliation. I told him that he really doesn’t and explained why. He agreed with me when I told him the things I knew. He began exploring their website and even registered on their forums when they had them on the site and tried to reason with them. But they are self willed and dull of hearing. Something the Bible shows disqualifies a person from being a pastor or leader in the congregation. However, in the false congregation you can resist the Holy Spirit, be dull of hearing and still have a leadership position. That pastor did not get involved with them and I am pleased that I could help guide him in his journey in the truth.
There are many who only see the facade of the apostate church and think it is good. But they don’t know what is on the inside until it is revealed to them. For a long time someone had been telling me things about the false church I was in. And being a positive person I found it hard to believe. So I got involved, even went to their convention and managed a booth for them. I saw things from the inside for the first time and it all became very clear to me over just a few short years what they really are about.
In actuality, no God of the Bible would ever command his followers to both enable and to serve the evil which permeates our government. For any church that encourages complete obedience to a corrupt government has taken a big step towards accepting the Mark of the Beast. This is a very dangerous precedent, and this could potentially imperil the salvation of millions if believers allow this false doctrine to expand across our nation’s churches.
Don’t get involved with them. Find a group of people who are not involved in a 501c3 false religious system and fellowship with them. A home based group that knows members and pastors are on the same level. All brethren, nobody elevated above the others. You’ll be much happier and more spiritually fed.