I have been studying the book of Zechariah, and upon doing so, it has been impressed upon me, how much the eleventh chapter, applies to what is happening in the United States, today.
I have heard many say that we do not have any leadership coming from the White House, that it is like we are on autopilot. We are. We do not have a shepherd to lead us in Barack Obama, therefore, the sheep have become restless and are scattering.
Unfortunately, we would not have a shepherd to guide us, if Hillary Clinton were to become our President. God forbid!
I hear from Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton that Donald Trump is going to separate families, by deporting millions of illegal immigrants. This may very well be true, as the book of Zechariah gives us the instructions regarding the end result of an idol shepherd upon a nation:
“For I will no more pity the inhabitants of the land, saith the Lord: but, lo, I will deliver the men every one into his neighbour’s hand, and into the hand of his king: and they shall smite the land, and out of their hand I will not deliver them.And I will feed the flock of slaughter, even you, O poor of the flock. And I took unto me two staves; the one I called Beauty, and the other I called Bands; and I fed the flock.” ~Zechariah 11:6-7
“Then said I, I will not feed you: that that dieth, let it die; and that that is to be cut off, let it be cut off; and let the rest eat every one the flesh of another.” ~Zechariah 11:9
“For, lo, I will raise up a shepherd in the land, which shall not visit those that be cut off, neither shall seek the young one, nor heal that that is broken, nor feed that that standeth still: but he shall eat the flesh of the fat, and tear their claws in pieces.Woe to the idol shepherd that leaveth the flock! the sword shall be upon his arm, and upon his right eye: his arm shall be clean dried up, and his right eye shall be utterly darkened.” ~Zechariah 11:16-17
Families being separated, as a result of reckless decisions made by their parents, is not Donald Trump’s cross to bear! It is sad that as a result of the lack of attention from foolish shepherds that families may be separated. Unfortunately, the blame lies on the decision of the people who chose to enter the United States, illegally, and the foolish, idol sheperds that allowed it to happen.
If Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton feel badly, that as a result of their lack of ability to enforce existing immigration laws, that is too bad. Barack Obama is a foolish man and his lack of leadership has put this nation in a perilous situation. Unfortunately, Hillary Clinton shares his sentiments, and she would continue upon the destructive path that he has set us upon. Fortunately, God said that he would raise up a shepherd, who will set aright what the foolish shepherd has allowed to happen to the sheep.
If Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton were believers in Christ, they would have studied upon his teachings and they would have taken heed.
“He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now. He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him. But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes.” ~1 John 2:9-11
God is merciful, he is all things great! He is a man who wants to bless every living person who lives on this earth. However, with this being said, we must never forget that our God is also a jealous God:
“Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I theLord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;” ~Exodus 20:5
Be careful, be vigilant, and remember that there are consequences when one does not adhere to the teachings of Christ.
May God be with us. May we, as a nation, turn to him and obey his teachings. If we will do this, our Country will be rewarded with a Good Shepherd, and we will all prosper.