Woe to the shepherds of Israel that 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.Ezekiel 34:3
The leaders of the churches have failed, instead of feeding the poor they inherit great salaries, live in expensive houses, and drive fancy cars. Yet this is exactly the opposite of what God has taught us.
When the leader of the church is richer than the followers, there is obviously a problem here with the Church.
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. Ezekiel 34:
Jesus spent most of his ministry healing the sick and showing Gods power, but how many Churches are doing this today? How many Churches are actually going out and looking for the lost?
Recent data has showed less people are going to Church and associating with a denomination. Could it be people are seeing the greed of the Churches and not seeing the love of Christ?
Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against the shepherds; and I will require my flock at their hand, and cause them to cease from feeding the flock; neither shall the shepherds feed themselves any more; for I will deliver my flock from their mouth, that they may not be meat for them. Ezekiel 34:10
Make no mistake about it God sees all and these corrupted leaders will be punished. It’s a great responsibility to take an oath with God and lead the body of a Church. Those who abuse there power will feel the wrath of God.
I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick: but I will destroy the fat and the strong; I will feed them with judgment.Ezekiel 34:16
But Jesus is the Head and Cornerstone of the Church, he is the Good Shepherd and he will seek and find you. All who answer his calling shall be saved and shall receive mercy. Take peace in knowing this in Jesus Name Amen