For the Lord (אֲדֹנָ֣י)(Adonai) LORD (יהוה) (YHWH) says this: “Behold, I Myself will seek אֶת for My sheep and look after them. Ezekiel 34:11.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God says:
If you have hardened your heart to the truth, it is very hard to show you the truth. There is only one cure for a hardened heart: Remove it and replace it with a willing hearing heart. I made a promise through My prophet Ezekiel “Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols. Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put My Spirit within you and bring it about that you walk in My statutes and are careful and follow My ordinances.” Ezekiel 36:25-27. There is a way I have of changing hearts; it is by your becoming a new creation in Christ. 2 Corinthians 5:17. It is restoring in you My image and likeness. Genesis1:26-27. If you will turn to Me and renew your mind, I can regenerate you, I can remake you into the “YOU” that you were meant to be from before the foundation of the world. Titus 3:4-7.
If I can get your attention, My Word will plant in your heart and it has the power to save your soul. Open your heart—a stony heart is hard to plant a seed in, it is like the seed that fell on the footpath or the seed that fell on stony ground in the first parable My Son told. You have to moisten the ground with rain and dew and break up the clods of dry dirt and remove the rock to plant a field. It takes preparation, some fields more, some less, depending on the soil. It is only when you open your heart to Me that I can reach in to remove your stony heart and give you a heart of flesh. The Pharisees hearts were too hardened in self-righteousness for Me to reach in and remove them and give them a soft heart of flesh that could become a true worshiper in Spirit and in truth. Remember, in the parable of My Son there are four kinds of soil and only one was open to receive the seed and grow it to maturity, and I call that a good and generous heart. Luke 8:15. And remember what I tell you in the book of Acts? Some people received the seed of My Word and some did not. Once as Paul shared the good news of Jesus, I tell you that, “A woman named Lydia was listening; she was a seller of purple fabrics from the city of Thyatira, and a worshiper of God. The Lord opened her heart to respond to the things spoken by Paul.” Acts 16:14. A worshiper has an open heart, a soft sensitive heart that hears.
Peter explained to the people on that awesome day when I fulfilled My promise spoken by the prophet Ezekiel and I gave new hearts and put My Spirit in the first followers of My Son, “Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” Acts 2:38. Each one who did that became a new creation in Christ. They had stripped off the old self with its evil practices, and had put on the new self, which was being renewed to a true knowledge according to My image—a renewal in which Christ is all, and in all. Colossians 3:9-11.
Look back at what I told Ezekiel. First, I promised that I would cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols. That I did in Jesus by His death, burial and resurrection. You were washed, you were sanctified, and you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Holy Spirit. 1 Corinthians 6:9-11. And second, I promised to give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you by removing the heart of stone from your flesh and giving you a heart of flesh. And putting My Spirit within you and bringing it about that you walk in My statutes and are careful and follow My ordinances. Ezekiel 36:25-27. In Jesus, your dead stony spirit that is like an oil lamp gone dry, is again filled with fresh oil, and becomes a living heart lit by the anointing, which is My Holy Spirit. And it is then your spirit can receive and join with My Spirit and Jesus is the one who baptizes you in the Holy Spirit and fire! He lights your lamp and pours in fresh oil as He gives you to drink of the river of living water from My Throne, the Holy Spirit is your fire to enlighten you with the Light of Life and your living water to pour My love into your heart and fill you with eternal life. And it becomes a livestream you are tapped into with a continuous feed.
I will complete the good work I have begun in you. But how do I do that? The answer is in Ezekiel 34 and all through the Bible from the beginning to the very end of the Book.
“For the Lord (אֲדֹנָ֣י)(Adonai) LORD (יהוה) (YHWH) says this: ‘Behold, I Myself will seek אֶת for My sheep and look after them.’” Ezekiel 34:11. I gave you the great good Shepherd to lead you out of the valley of the darkness of death into the joys of the abundant life in My house forever. Psalm 23. He rescues you out of the darkness into His realm of marvelous light, the Kingdom of My beloved Son. And in Him you are born again to your heavenly inheritance, the lot of the saints in Light, made righteous with My own righteousness, made holy and blameless before Me, with a heart that hears and recognizes My voice, and has full access to the throne of grace day and night. In Jesus you become a descendant of Abraham and are blessed with the BLESSING of Abraham and the promise of the Spirit, and are My child, My heir, and My treasure. And He leads you into and through the life of good deeds, amazing fruitful works that are just like the works He did and greater, that I prepared for you in advance in Christ Jesus your Lord so that you can finish your course and run your race so He can reward you. Ephesians 2:10. And He will be your great good Shepherd forever, coming to take you with Him to where He is, John 14:1-4, and to be with you through eternity as the lamp of glory. “And He who sits on the throne will spread His tabernacle over them. They will no longer hunger nor thirst, nor will the sun beat down on them, nor any scorching heat; for the Lamb in the center of the throne will be their Shepherd, and will guide them to springs of the water of life; and God will wipe every tear from their eyes.” Revelation 7:15-17.
Look more closely at My promise to you through My prophet Ezekiel, “For the Lord (אֲדֹנָ֣י)(Adonai) LORD (יהוה) (YHWH) says this: ‘Behold, I Myself will seek אֶת for My sheep and look after them.’” Ezekiel 34:11. Do you see who made that promise? Adonai and YHWH, this is Me and My Son together, for it is My Son, My arm, whom I sent to earth to fulfill it. And do you see who I will send to seek out and save the lost as their Shepherd? In the Hebrew text you will find the Aleph Tav, so that it reads, “I Myself as Aleph Tav, את,” will seek My sheep and look after them. Aleph is the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet and Tav is the last letter and Hebrew is written right to left. So you see, My Son is the Word and words are formed by the letters of the alphabet from the “a” to the “z” for English, from the Aleph to the Tav for Hebrew, and from the alpha to the omega for Greek. Now you see why in the New Testament, which was written in Greek, it calls Jesus the Alpha to the Omega.
Let Me finish for you My Words to Ezekiel: “For the Lord LORD says this: “Behold, I Myself will seek for My sheep and look after them. As a shepherd cares for his flock on a day when he is among his scattered sheep, so I will care for My sheep and will rescue them from all the places where they were scattered on a cloudy and gloomy day. I will bring them out from the peoples and gather them from the countries and bring them to their own land; and I will feed them on the mountains of Israel, by the streams, and in all the inhabited places of the land. I will feed them in a good pasture, and their grazing place will be on the mountain heights of Israel. There they will lie down in a good grazing place and feed in rich pasture on the mountains of Israel. I Myself will feed My flock and I Myself will lead them to rest,” declares the Lord God.” Ezekiel 34:11-15.
Do not harden your hearts to the voice of your great good Shepherd, as He calls to you, “Come to Me.” Come. If you are thirsty come even faster. Let My glory be for you the cloud by day and the pillar of fire by night to lead you through the wilderness of this world to the Promised Land of peace just as I did by the cloud of My glory over the Tabernacle of Moses in the wilderness. And Jesus is My glory and He is yours too, Christ in you, your hope of glory.
Let Me make you into a new creation in Christ. Let My Word remove your stony heart and give you a heart of flesh. Let Me pour My Spirit into your heart and become just like Me. Love and Light. Pure joy and great peace. I am your peace.
I love you. Give Me your heart and I will give you Mine.