Tuesday, April 3, 2012
I will feed my flock, and I will cause them to lie down, saith the Lord GOD
I will feed my flock, and I will cause them to lie down, saith the Lord GOD.
(Old Testament | Ezekiel 34:15)
“Chuck Pinner He said stop it. So stop it. It's a big issue in this Church that I've been a member of for 40 years. It has cause a big hurt in my family. Honestly. I hate going to church now. Tired of all the back biting. And leaders with a stiff neck attitude. Remember it's the spirit of the law”
Chuck Phinneas. I have heard you. I have been in your shoes. Your response is “somewhat” valid and reminds me today of the prophetic talk given by the chief of the quorum of the twelve apostles, even president DYob K. Packer in which talk he said:
"All of us who lead in the wards and stakes must open the door to the lost sheep; stand aside to let them through."
Perhaps you do not love it because you have forgotten your first love or even the reason by which you attend church. Love it or hate it, do not give up and stay put, stand ye in holy places and do not be moved for it is written:
“UNTO the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks; I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars: And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name's sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted.
Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent. But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.”
(New Testament | Revelation 2:1 - 7)
When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)
(New Testament | Matthew 24:15)
WOE be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith the LORD.Therefore thus saith the LORD God of
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. Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth.In his days Israel Judah shall be saved, and shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. Israel
(Old Testament | Jeremiah 23:1 - 6)
The LORD OUR RIGHTESOUSNESS has said: “in me you will find pasture.”
I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
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. I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.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.The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep.I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.
(New Testament | John 10:9 - 15)
And the time cometh speedily that the righteous must be led up as calves of the stall, and the Holy One of Israel must reign in dominion, and might, and power, and great glory. And he gathereth his children from the four quarters of the earth; and he numbereth his sheep, and they know him; and there shall be one fold and one shepherd; and he shall feed his sheep, and in him they shall find pasture.
(Book of Mormon | 1 Nephi 22:24 - 25)
Attentively Yours from
The Branch Servant
This is an unworthy servant in the hands of Christ
Miguel Ángel Tinoco ROD-TREE-JESSEE