October 9, 2011

There Are Wolves Among Us!!

The Word of GOD warns us;

“Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.” (Matthew 7:15, AV)

But sometimes, a small number of wolves disguise themselves because they know the sheep are easy prey.  When the shepherds are hirelings and are more interested in how much money they can get, the sheep are left unprotected.   They are wounded, there is no one to bind their wounds, no one to pour oil into their wound to help them heal.  These are those who are more interested in their position than doing what is right.   They have forgotten GOD gave them instructions to…  “Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; Neither as being lords over God’s heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.” (1 Peter 5:2–3, AV)

I have stated before, there are those in COGIC who are working very hard to correct the abuses that are happening,  we praise GOD for them and pray for them.

To the wolf/hirelings, those who feed on the sheep, who bite them, spiritually wounding them, scattering them.  GOD says “Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith the LORD.” (Jeremiah 23:1, AV).  Bishops are not exempt from these instructions.  Who protects the flock when the leaders cause the flock to scatter?

How can you tell a wolf/hireling from a true shepherd?   The wolf/hireling consumes the sheep.  The shepherd lives from the sheep (what they produce).  Jesus says… “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.” (John 10:11–13, AV)

“Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” (Galatians 6:7, AV)

Neither the sheep, nor their pasture belong to the wolf/hireling, they are GOD’S heritage, GOD’S pasture.

As an update to the case I am involved with,  It is now on appeal with the State of Kansas.  Some have said it is over. NOT TRUE



  1. Wolves and predators have been among the sheep for ages and they have found comfort there because many of the sheep say nothing and simple look the other way. I believe that in many cases, we the sheep are part of the problem. Many think God will punish them for speaking up when those in leadership are blatantly and plainly caught up in immorality and error.One would figure that after many years of prayer and attending bible study and church worship services, we would have learned something. While the presence of wolves seem to be acceptable in many places of worship, those in and outside of the church, do not take the church serious because we (the church) are involved in the same problems as those outside the body of Christ.

    Comment by Nate Lewis — October 11, 2011 @ 6:45 AM | Reply

    • I agree with you. Scriptures such as “touch not mine anointed and do my prophet no harm” , “…obedience is better than sacrifice” are taken out of context. Let’s not forget”obey your leader”. The way these are used to make the flock think they are wrong not to agree, is similar to the way victim of domestic abuse are made to feel it was their fault, because they made the abuser mad.
      Lord let the scales fall from their eyes

      Comment by R.E. Stidham — October 11, 2011 @ 11:32 AM | Reply

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