I was watching a flock of sheep and I noticed some of the sheep and lambs were getting too far off to be watched carefully. I had noticed on the fringes of the field near thick brush and trees, some of the sheep were not aware of their surroundings.
I noticed those same sheep who were far off suddenly change course and ran back closer to the flock.
Then all of the sudden I noticed a ruckus of behavior near that same area of brush. I saw a couple of sheep involved and one broke free running back to the flock. This ruckus alerted the shepherd to take a better look.
Indeed there were wolves in the locale. Wolves usually travel in packs so there was concern about the flocks safety. As the shepherd went to the area of interest, he saw the remains of the sheep that was taken and devoured quickly by the wolves, all that was left was blood and the skins of wool.
I was able to see one one of the wolves from a distance, as the rest dissipated as quickly as they packed together.
The LORD began to relate this to His people, “the flock of God.”
“Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves,” Matthew 10:16 KJV.
“Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. You shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns or figs of thistles?” Matthew 7:15 KJV.
In scripture the devil is described as a wolf or wolves. To understand the vision one must understand the Shepherd’s care of the sheep and lambs. In this vision, once the sheep were caught by the wolf or wolves, the sheep were being devoured while yet being alive. It wasn’t a clean kill, it was torturous and in frenzy.
The devil has no mercy for God’s people and seeks to steal, kill, destroy and devour everything in our lives. It is hard to explain what is happening to those who are concerned for you unless they personally have been through this type of thing.
It can feel like torture and your life may feel like you’re a feeding frenzy having wild extreme mental agitation, wild excitement or derangement with absolutely no order!
You may feel like a totally lost cause and have no support. God has not left us, we are living in end time warfare! Once the enemy gets within strike distance, he attacks and shocks us to gain access into our lives.
The devil isn’t playing with us, he wants to see us taken completely out! You have got to learn not to play or avoid the signs of the devils activity in your life. He won’t stop until he destroys you.
Also note that when the sheep was killed, not long after devouring that sheep, the wolf in sheep’s clothing appeared in the flock. He is among us incognito. The enemy satan and his cohorts seek not only to kill, but to steal and destroy as well.
To relate this to our spiritual journey, every time the enemy is out and about, he seeks those sheep and lambs, (Christians) who continually venture away from the shepherd and the strongholds of safety. We must find our place and remain there even if it is online ministry.
The LORD is using social media beloved; it can literally reach anywhere in the world. All five fold-ministry is available online, you just need to seek the LORD for His placement for you.
There is power and protection in numbers beloved. The devil knows this too and is why he loves to isolate Christians and come to us in packs! He wants to not eat your lunch but to devour you and everything important to you and God.
Who is your pastor or apostle? Who watches over you in prayer and teaches you?
These people will watch over you and must give account to God for your souls. When you find the ministry to be connected to, treat it with utmost respect and honor. As it is set forth for your benefit and care from the LORD.
Do not touch God’s anointed beloved! These go through a lot of battles on your behalf. Do not be part of a feeding frenzy in gossip and slander! Be grateful to God! It is for life and death that these have surrendered to God on your behalf!
Become planted in God’s sheepfold! If you don’t know where you are to be planted, seek the LORD to find it.
These five-fold ministers must give account to God of how they minister to you and for you. It is not an easy job for them, so be respectful to God and to those he brings into your life to help and bless you.
There are much spiritual lessons to learn through all this. I also noticed that once that sheep (Christian) was devoured, that the wolf went further to squander their possessions and ruined their good name economically, spiritually, emotionally and locally. He wants to RUIN YOU!
Furthermore the wolf (the devil or demon) uses these things like skins to remain hidden so that from a distance they all seem like sheep and are clothed like sheep. It is when the sheep and lambs are too far away from the fold that the shepherd cannot discern as well.
The wolf took to himself those skins and purposely stayed at a distance to avoid discernment. (Devil took the former sheep’s identity!). That is why it takes discernment because you remember that person a certain way and now they are very different.
Once the fullness of the strategy comes, then a planned coup d’etat is staged by the devil. By taking the person’s identity, what is left of that person is used by the devil taking their place in life.
The enemy seeks a host to live in and with. The devil will attempt to use the identity of that fallen sheep in deception to cause havoc. All being done in the name of that former sheep.
Our battle is not with flesh and blood but with principalities, powers and rulers in darkness. Satan seeks a host and this is a way he gets one.
A coup d’etat is a sudden decisive exercise of force especially a violent overthrow or alteration of a small group like existing government by small group etc. ©Merriam Webster Dictionary.
God is supposed to sit on the throne of our heart and being filled with HIM keeps us protected and prepared from outside sources. We are living in the last day and we must learn to walk in the Spirit and live, eat, drink, sleep and breathe in the Holy Spirit.
It takes special care to help deliver one that is so deceived among us. They need the Lord to set them free and many times they know something is wrong but cannot pin it down.
Then there are others that are purposely spreading devilish lies these need deliverance too. However when one is pinned down, leadership must try to reach out to them to stop the damage unfolding.
Don’t give up on them; just remind them of all God has done in their life. Hopefully, through much prayer, they will seek deliverance.
There are some among us, who may look like a duck and waddle like a duck or quack like a duck but on closer inspection is a decoy. That is why we are supposed to know those who labor among us.
This is why we are to KNOW them and why the gift of discerning of spirits is so important.
Be equipped beloved of God! Find your place of protection and fellowship, seek God for where you can finally rest in a covered five fold ministry environment. It is available to all, even on-line if you seek it.
“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand,” Ephesians 6:12-13 KJV.
In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey