Our beloved Shepherd is delivering us from religious bondage and from the dry and barren place where we have resided for so long. He is calling us out of Babylon and leading us back to His green pastures, to rest and feed on the hill country of God. He shall give us to drink deeply of His living water. He will nourish our soul and our desire shall be satisfied in Him alone.

He is calling us out to repentance, love, intimacy and communion with Him. He is calling us out to worship Him in Spirit and in Truth, uninhibited by the oppression of religion, tradition, legalism, and the manmade rules and doctrines of Churchianity. He is calling us to be committed to Him, not “the religious system.” He is calling us to seek His approval; not that of men. He is calling us to follow Him wherever He goes. He is leading us out to a new place.

For thus says the Lord GOD, “Behold, I Myself will search for My sheep and seek them out. As a shepherd cares for his herd in the day when he is among his scattered sheep, so I will care for My sheep and will deliver them from all the places to which they were scattered on a cloudy and gloomy day.

“And 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 ground will be on the mountain heights of Israel. There they will lie down in good grazing ground, and they will feed in rich pasture on the mountains of Israel. I will feed My flock, and I will lead them to rest,” declares the Lord GOD. Ezekiel 34:11-15