BROTHERS & SISTERS !!
WHAT ARE HIRELINGS AND WHAT ARE THEY DOING AMONGST THE SHEEP ?
Result of search for "HIRELING": 7916 sakiyr saw-keer' from 7936; a man at wages by the day or year --- hired (man, servant), hireling.
Just because a man has religious qualifications, it does not mean he will act in love towards the sheep. Eph 4 tells us to "walk worthily of the calling with which you were called, with all humility and meekness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, being eager to guard the unity of the ruach in the bond of peace".
Who are these frauds who have worked their way in amongst believers, declaring to be teachers, emissaries, prophets, evangelists and shepherds?
YAHUSHA IS THE ONLY TRUE SHEPHERD.
John 10:16: And there shall be one flock and one Shepherd.
The ministries above were given to men because in some places there was an influx of believers and dedicated men were needed for a while to bring the flock to maturity.
Eph 4:12: for the perfecting of the qodeshim, to the work of service to a building up of the body of Mashiak, until we all come to the unity of the belief and the knowledge of the Son of Yahuah, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature to the completeness of Mashiak. So that we should no longer be children, tossed and borne about by every wind of teaching, by the trickery of men, in cleverness, to the craftiness of leading astray.
LEADING ASTRAY, MAKING THE SHEEP SCATTER THEN TO WANDER. WE ALL KNOW THAT SHEEP WILL JUST KEEP WANDERING AND CAN'T FIND THEIR WAY HOME. THIS IS THE ENEMY!
As we can see by this brief study it is apparent why these ministries rose up - it is of course to teach new converts how to live and behave Turah. Obviously it does not take that much time to receive the information and to arrive at this place of belief and understanding. Of course we understand that in those days not everyone could afford scrolls in their homes, so they got together to study Scripture. Today we all have Scriptures in our homes or can buy one, to do our own research of the wonderful words of Yahuah.
Once these ministries had achieved their goal and all members had reached the levels to continue without instruction, what need was there to continue in a ministry (unless there were a few more converts), preaching and carrying on the same instruction, over and over again in a never ending saga. Yahusha wants His sheep to be raised to issue the same instruction they were given. Remembering that people lived in village complexes and as the believers moved around so did the word of truth. It was definitely never a religious "church" type organisation, but a movement of genuine love.
Today men (who are hirelings) have syncretised (mixed) religion with Turah belief. These are two different types of behaviour and we should be very careful of who we accept as a shepherd. Many come with religious qualifications but do not know how to behave Turah-love. These are hirelings and want to fleece the flock and scatter them into the wilderness, wandering and lost aimlessly heading towards destruction.
A hireling will never come to the end of preaching, keeping people confused, whereas a true shepherd quickly leads the sheep to maturity, safety, and love.
TODAY THIS IS OUR REALITY AND IS REALLY HAPPENING NOW AS WE SPEAK. YOU CAN SEE ABOVE THE HIRELING HAS DIFFERENT AGENDAS.
By Chris Hilton . . .