I woke up this morning singing this Bon Jovi song “Shot through the heart and you’re to blame, you give LOVE a bad name.” When a song pops up in my head out of nowhere I pay close attention because it usually means God’s trying to tell me something.
I even said. Jesus who’s giving you a bad name?
Then, I take my phone and read Doug Addison’s prophetic word and had an “Aha moment”.
Here is an excerpt of Doug’s prophetic Word. You can read the whole post Here.
Ezekiel 34 Mantles
Then on June 9, 2016, I had a radical encounter and was suddenly standing in the Courts of Heaven, a council meeting was taking place—similar to Zechariah 3. God spoke to me with a thundering voice, “Son, prophesy Ezekiel 34!” I knew the meaning of Ezekiel 34 as God had spoken it to me previously with a prophecy I released in February 2013—Super Bowl: Prophetic Sign Seen by the World.
In the encounter, I was shown parts of Ezekiel 34 that are now God’s agenda for those who have been wounded by mean shepherds and fat sheep. These wounded, weak sheep are people who need God’s love—and have been driven away from churches. Ezekiel 34 goes on to say that the mean shepherds and fat sheep, who do not have God’s heart of love, are allowing the enemy to ravish the weaker sheep.
I have been bringing a similar prophetic word for a number of years. One of the next revivals is going to be in the group of spiritual outcasts who have been rejected and considered unclean by many Christians. This may include women stepping up into leadership, political parties not accepted by many Christians, those with tattoos and piercings, the ones who are into zombies and vampires, New Age people, LGBT and minorities—to name a few.
We do not have to agree with the things these people might believe and support, but what God is calling us to is to love them unconditionally. I am not saying they are unclean, but they have been rejected and mistreated terribly by some Christians over the years. Many have been scattered and driven away from the opportunity to worship Jesus. As an evangelist and missionary to the outcasts for years, I have heard literal horror stories of the damage and rejection people have received in the name of Jesus.
Many Christians Have Driven People Away from God
“You have not strengthened the weak or healed the sick or bound up the injured. You have not brought back the strays or searched for the lost. You have ruled them harshly and brutally. So they were scattered because there was no shepherd, and when they were scattered they became food for all the wild animals.” Ezekiel 34:4–5 NIV
“‘Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says to them: See, I myself will judge between the fat sheep and the lean sheep. Because you shove with flank and shoulder, butting all the weak sheep with your horns until you have driven them away, I will save my flock, and they will no longer be plundered. I will judge between one sheep and another.” Ezekiel 34:20–22 NIV
God Is Looking for People to Show Love.
God is the judge of each person’s heart and motives. This is a time to step up and be a light in darkness. We really can love people who have been wounded by religion and by Christians who do not love as Jesus does. This wounding is an injustice in the eyes of God and He is preparing a movement to gather the wounded ones to a safe place.
“I will place over them one shepherd, my servant David, and he will tend them; he will tend them and be their shepherd. I the LORD will be their God, and my servant David will be prince among them. I the LORD have spoken.” Ezekiel 34:23–24 NIV
David is symbolic of someone who loves God and will be a warrior to protect and draw the outcasts to God—David’s mighty men were outcasts (look in 1 Samuel 22:2). This is a time in which we need to have a heart like David for people who have been wounded and driven away from having a relationship with God.
Weak Sheep Defender Mantles
While I was in the Courts of Heaven prophesying this, I felt a mantle come on me and the heat of it has not lifted since. I heard the Lord say to deputize weak sheep defenders.
God’s heart and agenda right now is to raise up people who are willing to go after those driven away, and to be defenders of the weak and menders of those who have been wounded. A strong ministry of reconciliation is coming on those who are willing to step up and receive it.
Then, to make confirmation way more evident. The dictionary word of the day pops up on my phone right at the moment I’m reading.
1. to overcome the distrust or hostility of; placate; win over: to conciliate an angry competitor.
2. to win or gain (goodwill, regard, or favor).
3. to make compatible; reconcile.
4. to become agreeable or reconciled: Efforts to conciliate in the dispute proved fruitless.
I believe the Lord is pretty serious with this matter.
He will bring His scattered sheeps to Him and will use those that are willing to lay down their agendas and prejudice to Love them the way Jesus does. The former ways are going to be no more. God’s new ways are coming swiftly. Get ready.
JESUS IS LOVE.