10 May 2008
Shalom Kol Yisrael,
This past Friday morning I saw a vision of a conductor leading a symphonic orchestra. The orchestra was playing the most amazing music! Abba then spoke to me and said, “Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) 3:15.”Yirmeyahu 3:15 “I will give you shepherds according to My heart, who shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.”
Our Conductor Y’shua, the Great Shepherd, is leading an orchestra. Within His orchestra are concert masters and section leaders. These concert masters and section leaders understand the musical score and look to the Conductor to lead them. They also realize that they are actually sheep themselves living a life of a sheep who is following the Great Shepherd. Through this example they are leading sheep in their sections. If they do not pay attention to the great Conductor, they will lose the rhythm and the intonation will be lost creating a discordant sound. The concert masters and section leaders are the shepherds Abba is raising up in these last days who desire not to please themselves but the Master Conductor Yeshua – the Great Shepherd.
Our Great Conductor and Shepherd Plays a Flute
Zekaryah 10:3 “My wrath burns against the shepherds, and I lay a charge against the leaders. For YHWH of hosts shall visit His flock, the house of Yehudah, and make them like His splendid horse in battle. 4 “From him comes the corner-stone, from him the tent peg, from him the battle bow, from him every ruler, together. 5 “And they shall be like mighty men, who trample down the mud of the streets in the battle. And they shall fight because YHWH is with them, and the riders on horses shall be put to shame. 6 “And I shall make the house of Yehudah mighty, and save the house of Yoseph. And I shall bring them back, because I have compassion on them. And they shall be as though I had not pushed them aside. For I YHWH am their Elohim, and I answer them. 7 “And Ephrayim shall be as a mighty man, and their heart shall rejoice as if with wine. And their children shall see and rejoice, their heart exulting in YHWH 8 “I shall whistle for them and gather them, for I shall ransom them. And they shall increase as they once increased. 9 “Though I sow them among peoples, they shall remember Me in places far away. And they shall live, together with their children, and they shall return. 10 “And I shall bring them back from the land of Mitsrayim, and gather them from Ashshur, and bring them into the land of Gil’ad and Lebanon, until no more room is found for them. (emphasis added)
In ancient Yisrael the shepherd played the flute. This flute was used to call forth the sheep. The sound of the flute was called a “whistle”. Our Great Shepherd is playing the shepherd’s flute for Ephrayim. It’s known that the call of the shepherd is very powerful. As sheep march forth toward the shepherd’s flute, they become as mighty men. In this march to the shepherd’s call, it has been known that any wolves in their midst will be trampled to death.
Yisrael is a shepherd nation. All the sons of Yisrael were shepherds. As we understand the role of the shepherd, we begin to understand our Great Shepherd Yeshua.
Yeshua as our Great Shepherd, is described beautifully in Tehillim 80: 1 Give ear, O Shepherd of Yisra’el, Who lead Yoseph like a flock; Who dwell between the kerubim, shine forth! 2 Before Ephrayim, Binyamin, and Menashsheh, Stir up Your might, And come and save us! 3 Cause us to turn back, O Elohim, And cause Your face to shine, That we might be saved! (emphasis added)
We are moving toward that crescendo called the Greater Exodus. The Exodus is a migration. A shepherd understands that he is to lead the flock in migration. If the flock is not moved, the flock will perish because of starvation. The nations are spiritually drying up. This is Abba’s plan for the Great Shepherd is leading His flock to that great pasture land called Yisrael.
Chazak Chazak v’nitchazek
Let us be strong, let us be strong and let us
strengthen (encourage) one another!