In Ezekiel 34, God tells the prophet that He will redeem the Jews (“sheep”) from the greedy leaders (“shepherds”) who steal the food from right out of their mouths. In modern terms this refers to the corrupt leaders (not all the leaders, the corrupt ones) currently harming the people of the State of Israel.
“O mortal, prophesy against the shepherds [rulers] of Israel. Prophesy, and say to them:Ezekiel 34:2
To the shepherds: Thus said the Lord GOD: Ah, you shepherds of Israel, who have been tending yourselves! Is it not the flock that the shepherds ought to tend?”
Yesterday I painted this without really understanding what it was–had a general picture in my mind and then it came out this way, telling me what my intuition perceives. Basically it shows God (represented by the acronym in Hebrew) angry at the vile injustice happening here. The red sky indicates His anger. The blue outline indicates God watching. It implicitly highlights the falsehood of the Illuminati “all seeing eye.”
I envisioned the kingly (purple robe) Moshiach (Messiah) arriving on a spaceship-donkey (this is an abstract image to represent Biblical imagery versus modern technology) with a gigantic sword to hack away at the injustice. The Moshiach is real, and good. The false messiah manufactured by the globalists only serves the NWO. [This is of course a symbolic image and does not express or imply, or encourage, violence in real life. Justice takes place in a courtroom, or should take place there, according to the rule of law.]
On November 11, 2021, in an article in Israel 365 News, Rabbi Chananya Weissman is quoted and he articulates what I was feeling in a different way, offering insights from Yechezkel (Ezekiel) 34.
He is commenting on Ezekiel 34.
- The “shepherds” are helping themselves to the world’s goods while systematically withholding them from the people. He comments: ‘we’re stuck with horrible shepherds.’”
- In the prophecy God says that He will save the people, only for the “shepherds” (the elites, the globalists, etc.) to once again steal from the people.
- God will send the Moshiach (Messiah) to save the people from their “shepherds.” Israel is a partial fulfillment of this prophecy, but within Israel, evil leaders, working against the people, have control.
- The “two classes” in Israel always existed – “those with special privileges, and those who suffer mightily just to get by. This is not because Hashem didn’t bless the land and the people, but because the fat animals seized control of everything and pushed the sheep aside.”
- Things were livable for some time — “the sheep managed to get along and were generally content.” This is not true anymore, says the Rabbi. “The fat animals – the Erev Rav [“mixed multitude,” Jewish people who are not Jewish at heart] gangsters who rule the land –
- “have embraced the globalist plan to control resources, create shortages, and destroy people’s ability to make ends meet.
- “force people out of work, force businesses into bankruptcy, impose massive fines for breathing normally, raise taxes, even more, give a raise to their cronies, then sneer that it’s all for our own good.
- “surveil us, spy on us, rob us of our liberty, turn us into lab rats, and wage psychological warfare on us to keep us in line.”
- You see here all the topics that people are concerned about:
- Globalism and the New World Order
- Intentional economic destruction to enslave the people
- Surveillance state
- Crushing of individual liberties
- Medical experimentation through forced vaccination
- Mind control, propaganda, censorship, the narrative
- On the “green passport” Rabbi Weissman calls it an impossible choice – you can either take the “bioweapon” or suffer” “political, economic, and social strangulation.”
- We do not know when this ends, but we do know how it ends – Rabbi Weissman says that God will bring the Messiah “as our righteous shepherd.”
- In the meantime we can know that “it’s all part of the plan, and it’s all under control.”
- We can and should “pray for Hashem to judge our oppressors, free us from their grip, and restore the kingdom of David under Torah law.”
Commenting on Ezekiel 24:2, Kol Dodi Dofek says that a true leader bears a sense of “shared obligation and responsibility.” More broadly: “The people of Israel have a collective responsibility, both halakhic and moral, for one another. The discrete units coalesce into a single halakhic-moral unity, with one all-encompassing and normative conscience and consciousness.”
Or as Rabbi Hillel said (Ethics of the Fathers, 1:13): “If I am not for myself, who will be for me? But if I am only for myself, what am I?”
God judges the evil leaders of the Jewish people for their failure to issue moral chastisement particularly for sins between man and man. It is this failure which has led the Jews astray, and to be attacked as vulnerable strays.
- Ezekiel 34:6: “My sheep stray through all the mountains and over every lofty hill; My flock is scattered all over the face of the earth, with none to take thought of them and none to seek them.”
- Rashi, on “my flock strayed”: “They wander astray over the face of all the mountains; i.e., they are going free for anyone to do to them as he wishes, and you did not reprove them and did not judge between a man and his fellow.“
God demands justice against those who not only failed to take care of the vulnerable under their charge, but also literally preyed upon them:
- Ezekiel 34:8: “Because My flock has been a spoil—My flock has been a prey for all the wild beasts, for want of anyone to tend them since My shepherds have not taken thought of My flock….I am going to deal with the shepherds! I will demand a reckoning of them for My flock, and I will dismiss them from tending the flock. The shepherds shall not tend themselves any more; for I will rescue My flock from their mouths, and it shall not be their prey.”
Think about these phrases: “Sheep no more”…”trust the plan”…”the hunter becomes the hunted”…all of these phrases from “Q” are reflected in the prophecy of Ezekiel.
“Saving Israel for last” — which has been interpreted quite antisemitically by some — that is, quite literally, the prophecy of Messianic times, which represent the End Times. Thus it is no wonder that the evil “shepherds” do not want any discussion of “Q” and even call “Q” the problem.
How will the people be saved? God will “walk” among us Himself, says Rashi – bringing the people together personally. Ezekiel 34:12: “As a shepherd seeks out his flock when some [animals] in his flock have gotten separated, so I will seek out My flock, I will rescue them from all the places to which they were scattered on a day of cloud and gloom.”
God Himself will tend to the people abandoned and used. Ezekiel 34:16: “I will look for the lost, and I will bring back the strayed; I will bandage the injured, and I will sustain the weak; and the fat and healthy ones I will destroy.”
This chapter of prophecy is prefaced by God addressing Ezekiel as “son of man,” meaning “mortal.” (Ezekiel 34:2). Specifically, a descendant of the first man on Earth, who was called Adam Kadmon (Adam HaRishon), “primordial man.” Why?
The phrase “son of man” is recurrent in the Bible. It is generally understood to denote “human weakness and frailty” in contrast to the Divine. (Wikipedia) Rashi explains that God is reminding Ezekiel that despite his experience of seeing the celestial dimension of reality, so to speak, he is limited by his mortality and should not be arrogant. See comment on Ezekiel 2:1 — “He called him “son of man” only so that he should not become haughty from having become familiar with the Celestial Chariot and with workings of the heavenly beings.”
Perhaps there is another reason. Superficially it seems that God is speaking situationally. Truthfully God is speaking to all of the people who will read the passage once Ezekiel is gone. He is saying, over and over (as He does throughout the Bible) to be uplifted by His Omnipotence, by His permanence, by the absolute fact that what He decides to do, will be done. Perhaps God is speaking to the fearful people, who think that the globalists will remain in control forever. They will not.
No man can stand against Him.
By Dr. Dannielle (Dossy) Blumenthal. All opinions are the author’s own. Public domain.