Seige of Jerusalem 587 BC as Isaiah predicted

Isa 3:1

For, behold, the Lord, the LORD of hosts, doth take away from Jerusalem and from Judah the stay and the staff, the whole stay of bread, and the whole stay of water,

This is the supply and support of God. The prophet Isaiah cried out inspite of his government and churches telling him to shut up> He lovingly was showing them the solution for their economy going to pieces. Shutdowns and fear all about. It was just the lack of God in Israel and so it is the same reason today. God is our source but we shut Him out for technology and they shut God our for Egypt. Nothing changes, the false pastors work for the government and will not bight the hand that feeds them. Not even if they are told to fleece the sheep instead of warn and protect them. We who speak for God are called evil.

 Isa 3:5

And the people shall be oppressed, every one by another, and every one by his neighbour: the child shall behave himself proudly against the ancient, and the base against the honourable.

We have seen our children stolen from us in the same way. They to be little soldiers for Egypt and now the Communist new governments.  I personally am seeing my grandchildren being taught by the internet to be rebellious and disrespect the elders. We who hold the last vestiges of Christianity!

Isa 3:6 NET

Indeed, a man will grab his brother right in his father’s house and say, ‘You own a coat – you be our leader! This heap of ruins will be under your control.’ If a man has money we think he is king. So we make fools into our leaders. We want to have cloths and food, that is normal. But instead of God we run to the government as they ran to Egypt until they were totally destroyed by Satan. So went Israel to Babylon as we are today.

Isa 3:4

And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them.

 Isa 3:4 NET

The LORD says, “I will make youths their officials; malicious young men will rule over them.

When children rule the parents and the wife rules the men. We have a problem. The order of God is turned up side down today. This morning I had to step in to tell my grand daughter who were being home programed by the Socialist Education system to stopping yelling at their Grandma and have respect for their elders!!

Isa 3:5  NET

The people will treat each other harshly; men will oppose each other; neighbors will fight. Youths will proudly defy the elderly and riffraff will challenge those who were once respected. I am seeing this today!! AND if no “pastors” are raising the alarm. I am called to do it. God help me!!

I am seeing this happen right before my very eyes!!

Israel was destroyed and taken over by their Communist Pagan God rejecting neighbor and so are we on the verge of a major war.  We like Israel cannot blame God but ourselves for rejecting Gods goodness for the worlds “goodness”. Good luck with that fools!

 Isa 3:7

At that time the brother will shout, ‘I am no doctor, I have no food or coat in my house; don’t make me a leader of the people!'”

And when you most need the system to work it fails you just like that! The social medical systems are to overburdened!  Turn back to God for your healing! You food supply is gone just like that! Turn back to love and respect!! You find yourself without shelter or food! Oh well!

Isa 3:8

Jerusalem certainly stumbles, Judah falls, for their words and their actions offend the LORD; they rebel against his royal authority.

It is not so much that God is offended. He is hurt to see his children being abused by the enemies but they have chosen not to listen. What can He do??

 Isa 3:9

The look on their faces testifies to their guilt; like the people of Sodom they openly boast of their sin. Too bad for them! For they bring disaster on themselves.

I feel like I am in Isaiahs shoes. Where are the prophets today? Not in Church! The pastors are bought with money and tax exemptions.

 Isa 3:10

Tell the innocent it will go well with them, for they will be rewarded for what they have done.

Yeah like the slogan all over Canada with a rainbow “Ca Va Bien Aller!” “things will get better!” But not when you are running from Jesus!

 Isa 3:11

Too bad for the wicked sinners! For they will get exactly what they deserve.

It is not God judging but trying to do all he can to get through and help! He is Love the devil is hate. He say not mockingly but with a heart “Too Bad” Oy VEY! But people judge themselves when they keep running away from the hard truth!

 Isa 3:12 NET

Oppressors treat my people cruelly; creditors rule over them. My people’s leaders mislead them; they give you confusing directions.

They have oppressed us with medical help! They have cruelly driven the populations of the world into Psychosis with confusion and uncertainty. No coivid rules work so they keep changing them until we are crazy and cannot think straight.

 Isa 3:14

The LORD comes to pronounce judgment on the leaders of his people and their officials. He says, “It is you who have ruined the vineyard! You have stashed in your houses what you have stolen from the poor.

IF they leaders do not repent and come back to the Light, who is Jesus. The Good God has no other choice but to protect His sheep and use his staff to beat down these wolves. When Gods creation is being trampled on by the enemy Satan, The Good Father will become righteously angry and take action to protect His. We may not see it today but restoration is coming. When the Lord Jesus finally returns for us will he find faith?

 Isa 3:15

Why do you crush my people and grind the faces of the poor?” The sovereign LORD who commands armies has spoken.

God has spoken and you have been warned you enemies of God!


La houlette et le bâton du berger
Commençons par examiner ce que la Bible dit du berger, des brebis, de la houlette et du bâton.

Le Psaume 23 nous apprend que Dieu [Jésus] est le berger :

Psa 23:1 L’Éternel est mon berger, je ne manquerai de rien.

Nous savons qu’Israël était comparé à des moutons qui appartenaient à Dieu :

Psa 79:13 Nous, ton peuple, les brebis de ton pâturage, nous te rendrons grâce à jamais, nous ferons retentir ta louange de génération en génération.
Psa 95:7 Car il est notre Dieu, et nous sommes le peuple de son pâturage, les brebis de sa main.
Psa 100:3 Sachez que l’Éternel est Dieu, c’est lui qui nous a faits, et non nous-mêmes ; nous sommes son peuple, les brebis de son pâturage.

Nous savons qu’un berger porte à la fois une baguette et un bâton :

Psaume 23:4 Quand je marche dans la vallée de l’ombre de la mort, je ne crains aucun mal, car tu es avec moi, ta houlette et ton bâton me rassurent.

Nous savons que les brebis de Dieu se sont égarées :

Jérémie 50:6 Mon peuple est une brebis égarée ; ses bergers l’ont égarée, ils l’ont détournée sur les montagnes ; elle est allée de montagne en montagne, elle a oublié son lieu de repos.

Nous savons que Jésus est venu pour être le Bon, le Grand et le Chef des Bergers qui chercherait et sauverait les brebis perdues.

Mat 15:24 [Jésus] répondit : “Je n’ai été envoyé qu’aux brebis perdues de la maison d’Israël.”

La brebis et le berger
Les moutons ne sont pas aussi bêtes que certains le laissent entendre. L’accusation “muets comme des moutons” pourrait avoir son origine dans les années 1700, lorsque George Washington a déclaré : “Si la liberté d’expression nous est retirée, alors nous serons muets et silencieux, comme des moutons à l’abattoir.”

Peut-être que “muet” n’est pas un attribut juste du mouton, mais “dépendant” l’est certainement. Les moutons dépendent de leur berger pour leur orientation et leur protection. Ce ne sont pas des créatures indépendantes, elles ne sont pas fortes et ne sont pas des survivantes. Ils s’éloignent rapidement et peuvent facilement s’égarer. Sans les soins de leur berger, les moutons sont en grand danger car ils ne sont pas des chasseurs capables de trouver de la nourriture, et ils sont petits et sans défense, ce qui en fait des proies faciles pour les prédateurs. C’est pourquoi le berger doit surveiller de près son troupeau pour le protéger et le préserver. Ainsi, lorsqu’une brebis s’égare, le berger la ramène dans la bergerie et remet les brebis errantes sur le bon chemin.

Il en va de même pour les brebis de Dieu. Jésus, en tant que bon berger (Jean 10:11,14), ramènera ses brebis errantes dans sa bergerie, pour les garder sous sa protection, et il utilisera une “houlette” et un “bâton” pour les diriger afin qu’elles restent toujours avec lui et qu’elles marchent dans la bonne direction, sur le bon chemin.

La houlette et le bâton du berger
La houlette et le bâton du berger

Dans les temps bibliques, le berger utilisait systématiquement une baguette et un bâton pour garder le troupeau. Tous deux servaient à protéger les moutons, chacun d’une manière très spécifique.

La baguette était utilisée pour repousser les animaux sauvages, compter les moutons et les diriger. Le bâton les poussait pendant la journée dans les champs et la nuit dans la bergerie. Une brebis bien disposée répondait à l’aiguillon, mais pas une brebis têtue et obstinée.

Même si les moutons ne sont pas aussi stupides qu’on le dit souvent, ils ont des caractéristiques qui donnent du crédit à cette affirmation. Ils mangent sans distinction à peu près n’importe quoi, que ce soit quelque chose qui puisse les blesser ou les tuer. Ils errent sans fin, apparemment sans direction. Et beaucoup de moutons résistent obstinément à l’incitation du berger. C’est pourquoi le bâton, avec une crosse à son extrémité, est nécessaire. Le berger utilise le bâton pour exercer plus fortement son autorité et pour ramener doucement, mais fermement, les brebis au bercail et les maintenir dans la bonne direction. Il peut également utiliser la crosse du bâton pour éloigner les brebis du danger.

La houlette et le bâton de Jésus
Quels sont donc le bâton et la houlette qu’utilise notre bon, grand et principal berger ? Je dirais, au sens figuré, que c’est sa Parole. Les Saintes Écritures nous émeuvent, nous dirigent, nous guident, et même nous corrigent, pour nous remettre sur le droit chemin et nous garder dans la bergerie sous la garde de notre berger.

Par conséquent, demandez-vous si le Seigneur a besoin d’utiliser son bâton pour vous diriger en vous poussant doucement. Réponds-tu ? Ou doit-il utiliser son bâton pour vous faire bouger fermement contre votre gré ? Vous soumettez-vous à sa direction ou suivez-vous obstinément et volontairement vos propres désirs ?

Quelle que soit l’option choisie, nous devons toujours nous rappeler dans la main de qui sont tenus la verge et le bâton. Ils sont dans la main de notre Seigneur Jésus-Christ et il les utilise selon son bon vouloir pour nous garder toujours près de lui et nous guider sur le chemin de notre “bergerie” éternelle. Pour cela, nous devrions être éternellement reconnaissants.

Hébreux 13:20-21 Que le Dieu de paix, qui a ressuscité d’entre les morts notre Seigneur Jésus, le grand berger des brebis, par le sang de l’alliance éternelle, vous rende parfaits en toute bonne œuvre pour faire sa volonté, en travaillant en vous ce qui est agréable à ses yeux, par Jésus-Christ, à qui soit la gloire dans les siècles des siècles. Amen


La vara y el cayado del pastor
Empecemos por ver lo que dice la Biblia sobre el Pastor, las ovejas, la vara y el cayado.

Sabemos por el Salmo 23 que Dios [Jesús] es el Pastor:

Sal 23:1 El Señor es mi pastor; nada me falta.

Sabemos que Israel fue comparado con ovejas que pertenecían a Dios:

Sal 79:13 Así que nosotros, tu pueblo y ovejas de tu prado, te daremos gracias para siempre; mostraremos tu alabanza a todas las generaciones.
Sal 95:7 Porque él es nuestro Dios, y nosotros el pueblo de su prado, y las ovejas de su mano.
Sal 100:3 Sabed que Jehová es Dios; él nos hizo, y no nosotros; nosotros somos su pueblo, y las ovejas de su prado.

Sabemos que el pastor lleva tanto la vara como el cayado:

Sal 23:4 Aunque camine por el valle de la sombra de la muerte, no temeré ningún mal, porque tú estás conmigo; tu vara y tu cayado me sostienen.

Sabemos que las ovejas de Dios se extravían:

Jer 50:6 Mi pueblo ha sido una oveja descarriada; sus pastores la han extraviado, la han desviado por los montes; ha ido de monte en monte, ha olvidado su lugar de reposo.

Sabemos que Jesús vino para ser el Buen, Gran y Principal Pastor que buscaría y salvaría a las ovejas perdidas

Mat 15:24 [Jesús] respondió y dijo: “No he sido enviado sino a las ovejas perdidas de la casa de Israel”.

La oveja y el pastor
Las ovejas no son tan tontas como algunos sugieren. La acusación “tontos como ovejas” podría haberse originado en el siglo XVIII, cuando George Washington declaró: “Si se nos quita la libertad de expresión, podemos ser conducidos como ovejas al matadero, mudos y silenciosos”.

Quizá “mudo” no sea un atributo justo de las ovejas, pero “dependiente” sí lo es. Las ovejas dependen de su pastor para ser dirigidas y protegidas. No son criaturas independientes, no son fuertes, ni son supervivientes. Se alejan con rapidez y pueden extraviarse fácilmente. Sin el cuidado de su pastor, las ovejas corren un gran peligro porque no son cazadoras que puedan encontrar comida, y son pequeñas e indefensas, lo que las convierte en presa fácil para los depredadores. Por eso el pastor debe vigilar de cerca a su rebaño para protegerlo y preservarlo. Por eso, cuando una oveja se extravía, el pastor la empuja de vuelta al redil y devuelve a las ovejas descarriadas al camino correcto.

Lo mismo ocurre con las ovejas de Dios. Jesús, como el Buen Pastor (Juan 10:11,14), empujará a sus ovejas descarriadas para que vuelvan a su redil, para mantenerlas bajo su cuidado protector, y utilizará una “vara” y un “bastón” para dirigirlas para que permanezcan siempre con Él y para que caminen en la dirección correcta por el camino correcto.

La vara y el cayado del pastor
La vara y el cayado del pastor

En los tiempos bíblicos, un pastor utilizaba constantemente tanto una vara como un cayado para cuidar el rebaño. Ambos se utilizaban para proteger a las ovejas, cada uno de una manera muy específica.

La vara se utilizaba para luchar contra los animales salvajes y para contar las ovejas y dirigirlas. La vara las empujaba durante el día en los campos y por la noche en el redil. Una oveja dispuesta a responder al empujón, pero una oveja obstinada y de fuerte voluntad no lo haría.

Aunque las ovejas no sean tan tontas como a menudo se sugiere, tienen características que dan cierto mérito a esa afirmación. Comen indiscriminadamente cualquier cosa, sin importar si es algo que podría dañarlas o matarlas. Vagan sin cesar, aparentemente sin rumbo. Y muchas ovejas se resisten obstinadamente al empuje del pastor. Por eso es necesario el cayado, con un báculo en el extremo. El pastor utiliza el cayado para ejercer con más fuerza su autoridad y para tirar suavemente, pero con firmeza, de las ovejas de vuelta al redil y mantenerlas en la dirección correcta. También puede utilizar el cayado para alejar a las ovejas del peligro.

La vara y el cayado de Jesús
Entonces, ¿cuál es la vara y el cayado que utiliza nuestro Buen, Gran y Principal Pastor? Yo sugeriría, en sentido figurado, que es Su Palabra. Las Sagradas Escrituras nos mueven, nos dirigen, nos guían e incluso nos corrigen, para ponernos en el camino correcto y mantenernos en el redil bajo el cuidado de nuestro Pastor.

Por lo tanto, pregúntate, ¿necesita el Señor usar su vara para dirigirte con suaves empujones? ¿Respondes? ¿O necesita usar Su vara para moverte firmemente en contra de tu voluntad? ¿Te rindes a Su dirección o sigues obstinadamente, y voluntariamente, tus propios deseos?

Cualquiera que sea la necesidad, debemos recordar siempre en qué mano están la vara y el bastón. Están sostenidos en la mano de nuestro Señor Jesucristo y Él usa ambos según su buena voluntad para mantenernos siempre cerca y guiarnos en el camino hacia nuestro eterno “redil”. Por ello, debemos estar eternamente agradecidos.

Hebreos 13:20-21 Y el Dios de la paz, que resucitó de entre los muertos a nuestro Señor Jesús, el gran pastor de las ovejas, por la sangre del pacto eterno, os haga perfectos en toda obra buena para que hagáis su voluntad, haciendo en vosotros lo que es agradable delante de él, por Jesucristo; al cual sea la gloria por los siglos de los siglos. Amén.

Our Shepherd

Our Shepherd is Jesus,
Shepherds Rod and Staff

Let’s begin by looking at what the Bible says about the Shepherd, the sheep, the rod, and the staff. 

We know from Psalm 23 that God [Jesus] is the Shepherd:

Psa 23:1  The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

We know that Israel was likened unto sheep that belonged to God:

Psa 79:13  So we thy people and sheep of thy pasture will give thee thanks for ever: we will show forth thy praise to all generations.
Psa 95:7  For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.
Psa 100:3  Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

We know that a shepherd carries both a rod and staff:

Psa 23:4  Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

We know that God’s sheep strayed:

Jer 50:6  My people hath been lost sheep: their shepherds have caused them to go astray, they have turned them away on the mountains: they have gone from mountain to hill, they have forgotten their resting place.

We know that Jesus came to be the Good, Great, and Chief Shepherd who would seek and save the lost sheep

Mat 15:24  [Jesus] answered and said, “I was not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”

The Sheep and the Shepherd

Sheep are not as dumb as some suggest. The accusation “dumb as sheep” might have originated in the 1700s, when George Washington declared: “If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led—like sheep to the slaughter.”  

Perhaps “dumb” is not a fair attribute of sheep, but “dependent” certainly is. Sheep are dependent on their shepherd for direction and protection.  They are not independent creatures, They are not strong, nor are they survivors.  They quickly wander away and can easily be led astray.  Without their shepherd’s care, sheep are in great peril because they are not hunters that can find food, and they are small and defenseless, making them easy prey for predators.  That’s why the shepherd must keep close watch over his flock to protect and preserve the flock. So when a sheep stray, the shepherd will prod them back into the sheepfold and put wandering sheep back on the right path.

The same is true for God’s sheep. Jesus, as the Good Shepherd (John 10:11,14) will prod His wandering sheep back into His fold, to keep them in His protective care—and He will use a “rod” and a “staff” to direct them to ever abide with Him and to walk in the right direction on the right path.

The Shepherd’s Rod and Staff

Shepherd's Rod and Staff

In biblical times, a shepherd consistently used both a rod and a staff to tend the flock.  Both were used to protect the sheep, each in a very specific way.

The rod was used to fight off wild animals and to count the sheep and direct them. The rod prodded them during the day in the fields and at night into the sheepfold.  A willing sheep would respond to the prodding, but a stubborn, strong-willed sheep would not.  

While sheep might not be as dumb as often suggested, they do have characteristics that give some merit to that claim. They’ll indiscriminately eat just about anything, regardless whether it is something that could harm or kill them. They endlessly wander, seemingly without direction. And many sheep stubbornly resist the shepherd’s prodding.  That’s why the staff, with a crook at the end, is needed.  The shepherd uses the staff to more strongly exert his authority and to gently, but firmly, pull the sheep back to the fold and keep the sheep moving in the right direction.  He can also use the crook of the staff to pull the sheep from harm.

Jesus’ Rod and Staff

So what is the rod and staff that our Good, Great, and Chief Shepherd uses?  I would suggest, figuratively, it is His Word.  The Holy Scriptures move us, direct us, guide us, and even correct us, to put us back on the right path and keep us in the sheepfold under the care of our Shepherd.

Therefore, ask yourself, does the Lord need to use His rod to direct you with gentle prodding?  Do you respond? Or does He need to use His staff to firmly move you against your will? Do you surrender to His leading or do you stubbornly, and willfully, follow your own desires?

Whichever one is needed, we must always remember in whose hand the rod and staff are held.  They are held in the hand of our Lord Jesus Christ and He uses both according to His good will to keep us ever close and guide us on the path to our eternal “sheepfold.” For that, we should be eternally grateful.  

Hebrews 13:20-21  Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well-pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.