3-7-07: The Lord gave me this vision while I was in New Orleans ministering at the Mardi Gras. By Deborah Rennier
Before me I saw a very high diving platform sitting in an immense body of water. I saw a large horde of people pushing and jostling to get to the top of the platform. they struggled mightily to get to the end of the diving board. When they reached the end of the board they stopped and it became obvious that they did not want to jump.
I then saw below them, in the water many large animals. They had the general appearance of alligators. They were swimming about with their mouths gaped open. It seemed that they intended to devour the would-be divers.
As the creatures intent became clear, no one wanted to dive off of the board. Then I heard the beasts speaking.
"Come and enjoy the pleasures of life. Be rich and in need of nothing. God didn't really say you would suffer for His names sake, did He? We say He didn't. We believe He wants you to prosper and be wealthy."
Then one beast began to speak as all others went silent.
" Build bigger buildings where I am welcome. Keep teaching false doctrines. Keep pleasing people, when you please people, you please me. You can live forever with me. I offer eternity with me."
Many of the people listening desired what he offered for it appealed to their flesh.
The Lord gave me this scripture to accompany this.
Eze 34:1 And the word of the Lord came to me, saying,
Eze 34:2 "Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy and say to them, 'Thus says the Lord God to the shepherds: "Woe to the shepherds of Israel who feed themselves! Should not the shepherds feed the flocks?
Eze 34:3 "You eat the fat and clothe yourselves with the wool; you slaughter the fatlings, but you do not feed the flock.
Eze 34:4 "The weak you have not strengthened, nor have you healed those who were sick, nor bound up the broken, nor brought back what was driven away, nor sought what was lost; but with force and cruelty you have ruled them.
Eze 34:5 "So they were scattered because there was no shepherd; and they became food for all the beasts of the field when they were scattered.
Eze 34:6 "My sheep wandered through all the mountains, and on every high hill; yes, My flock was scattered over the whole face of the earth, and no one was seeking or searching for them."
Eze 34:7 'Therefore, you shepherds, hear the word of the Lord:
Eze 34:8 "as I live," says the Lord God, "surely because My flock became a prey, and My flock became food for every beast of the field, because there was no shepherd, nor did My shepherds search for My flock, but the shepherds fed themselves and did not feed My flock"
Eze 34:9 therefore, O shepherds, hear the word of the Lord!
Eze 34:10 'Thus says the Lord God: "Behold, I am against the shepherds, and I will require My flock at their hand; I will cause them to cease feeding the sheep, and the shepherds shall feed themselves no more; for I will deliver My flock from their mouths, that they may no longer be food for them."
Eze 34:11 'For thus says the Lord God: "Indeed I Myself will search for My sheep and seek them out.
Eze 34:12 "As a shepherd seeks out his flock on the day he is among his scattered sheep, so will I seek out My sheep and deliver them from all the places where they were scattered on a cloudy and dark day.
Eze 34:13 "And I will bring them out from the peoples and gather them from the countries, and will bring them to their own land; I will feed them on the mountains of Israel, in the valleys and in all the inhabited places of the country.
HE gave me this interpretation.
"Many shepherds have let MY sheep go astray. They are falling off the board into sin and the darkness, where there is no light. Remnant: Bring back the sheep that will come. Know that I AM separating the wheat from the tares. It has begun. Have I not said be prepared? Do not look with natural eyes. PERSECUTION IS COMING TO AMERICA!