There are some corrupt pastors, leaders. These leaders have used their gift and calling that God has given them to use and abuse God’s sheep. At first yes they may have been doing the work of God but somewhere along the way they have been tempted to abuse their power and authority. These sheep are coming to these leaders in a vulnerable state and are expecting to be lead and fed the word of God. So the shepherd is using the word to manipulate and deceive to get what they want from the sheep. “Ok sheep, if you want the best grass inside this fence you must do everything I say.” The sheep are following the shepherd but the shepherd is deceiving them. The sheep depend on the shepherd because they are dumb, they don’t know much. They know when that staff comes out it’s time to pay attention. When the shepherd speaks he is speaking truth but the iniquities are not seen. They are being sent out with the word. Now the sheep are wondering how they ended up outside the fence. It’s because the shepherd was not doing his job of feeding and tending to God’s sheep. The shepherd had the sheep tending to him. It supposed to be the other way around. The other sheep are blind by the same shepherd. The Bible even gave the story of one sheep being lost and the shepherd leaving the flock looking for that one. Don’t you think that sheep is important. Ask yourself why isn’t the shepherd going after the sheep that walked away? The sheep look at that lost sheep and says, they’re crazy to leave this field. This place is nourishment, this place is where God is. We are getting the best food, the best care in the world. But it is all deception because the shepherd has fed the sheep deception, watered down food. But let’s get this right, there is a true shepherd and that is Jesus! Why am I coming for the leaders? I’m not! I’m coming for the sin! Leaders are seen in God’s eyes as murders, thieves, abusers, etc when they commit these crimes. These crimes may not be illegal in the world but they are illegal in the kingdom of God. They may not go to prison but they will go to hell along with the sheep that they are leading. These leaders steal the sheep money while the sheep are suffering. It forces the sheep to beg the shepherd for help, to depend on the shepherd. Which continues to keep them in a vulnerable state. The problem is the shepherds have begun to love themselves instead of Christ. Because Christ said if you love me, feed my sheep. Because these leaders have been in leadership for so long, they won’t confess their sins because of fear of judgement, losing sheep, and money to support the ministry. These leaders have dropped their cross and never picked it back up. They have given into their flesh. They continue to lead sheep astray with no protection or security at the gate. So the wolves come in and rest.
“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. 2 But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. 3 To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out. 4 And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice. 5 And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.” John 10:1-5. Jesus then repeats himself, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep. 8 All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them. 9 I am the door: by me if any manenter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. 10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. 11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. 12 But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep. 13 The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep. 14 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine. 15 As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep. 16 And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd. 17 Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again. 18 No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.
If the wolves are coming in Jesus is not at the door. If Jesus is not honoring the work and ministry of your leader you might want to look at your leader. These leaders are deceiving the people to make them believe they are still hearing from God. But this is the time for us to know God’s voice for ourselves and not depend solely on the leader. Because when the leader is speaking opposite what God spoke we will know. You have no excuse because God speaks to us individually.