One of the great tragedies is the declaration of woe unto the pastor by the Almighty God through the prophet Jeremiah. We can see that in Jeremiah 23:1-2 which says “Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith the Lord”.
Prophet Jeremiah further says, Therefore thus saith the Lord God of Israel against the pastors that feed my people; Ye have scattered my flock, and driven them away, and have not visited them: behold, I will visit upon you the evil of your doings, saith the Lord.
In other words, promised to visit upon the pastors or prophets the evil of their doings, saith the Lord. Meaning that all these fake pastors committing all these in the name of pastors will surely be visited by the evil of their doings.
Also, according to the prophet Ezekiel, as seen in Ezekiel 13:1 it says, And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Son of man, prophesy against the prophets of Israel that prophesy, and say thou unto them that prophesy out of their own hearts, Hear ye the word of the LORD;
Thus, saith the Lord GOD; Woe unto the foolish prophets, that follow their own spirit, and have seen nothing! O Israel, thy prophets are like the foxes in the deserts.
That is to say, these fake pastors do prophesy out of their own hearts. Prophet Ezekiel, therefore, declared “Woe unto the foolish prophets, that follow their own spirit, and have seen nothing.
Ye have not gone up into the gaps, neither made up the hedge for the house of my people, to stand in the battle in the day of the LORD.
They have seen vanity and lying divination, saying, The LORD saith: and the LORD hath not sent them: and they have made others to hope that they would confirm the word.
Speaking further, prophet Ezekiel asked them, saying, have you not seen a vain vision, and have you not spoken a lying divination, whereas you say, The LORD saith it; albeit I have not spoken?
Therefore, thus saith the Lord GOD; Because you have spoken vanity, and seen lies, therefore, behold, I am against you, saith the Lord GOD.
And my hand shall be upon the prophets that see vanity, and that divine lies: they shall not be in the assembly of my people, neither shall they be written in the writing of the house of my people,
Neither shall they enter into the land of promise; and they shall know that I am the Lord GOD. Because, even because they have seduced my people, saying, Peace; and there was no peace, and one built up a wall, and, lo, others daubed it with untempered mortar: Say unto them which daub it with untempered morter, that it shall fall:
There shall be an overflowing shower; and ye, O great hailstones, shall fall; and a stormy wind shall rend it. Lo, when the wall is fallen, shall it not be said unto you, Where is the daubing wherewith you have daubed it?
Therefore, thus saith the Lord GOD; I will even rend it with a stormy wind in my fury, and there shall be an overflowing shower in mine anger, and great hailstones in my fury consume it.
So will I break down the wall that ye have daubed with unhampered mortar, and bring it down to the ground so that the foundation thereof shall be discovered? And it shall fall, and you shall be consumed in the midst thereof: and you shall know that I am the LORD.
Thus will I accomplish my wrath upon the wall, and upon them that have daubed it with untempered mortar, and will say unto you, The wall is no more, neither they that daubed it;
To wit, the prophets of my people which prophecy concerning Jerusalem, and which see visions of peace for her, and there is no peace, saith the Lord GOD.
Likewise, thou son of man set thy face against the daughters of thy people, which prophecy out of their own heart; and prophesy thou against them,
And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; “Woe to the women that sew pillows to all armholes, and make kerchiefs upon the head of every stature to hunt souls”! Will you hunt the souls of my people, and will you save the souls alive that come unto you?
And will you pollute me among my people for handfuls of barley and for pieces of bread? To slay the souls that should not die, and to save the souls alive that should not live, by your lying to my people that hear your lies?
Wherefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against your pillows, wherewith you there hunt the souls to make them fly, and I will tear them from your arms and will let the souls go, even the souls that you hunt to make them fly.
Your kerchiefs also will I tear, and deliver my people out of your hand, and they shall be no more in your hand to be hunted, and you shall know that I am the LORD.
Because with lies you have made the heart of the righteous sad, whom I have not made sad; and strengthened the hands of the wicked, that he should not return from his wicked way, by promising him life:
Therefore, ye shall see no more vanity, nor divine divination: for I will deliver my people out of your hand: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
Moreover, Proverbs 16:5 says, “Everyone that is proud in heart is an abomination to the Lord: though hand joins in hand, he shall not be unpunished. That is to say that those patronizing and celebrating these fake pastors or prophets will surely share in their woe.
The Almighty God is therefore warning you. To be warned is before harmed. Shalom!