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Thus says the Lord my God, 'Feed the flock for slaughter,...

The prophet, Zechariah, is told to feed the flock of God and to shepherd the flock. So we see the prophetic shepherd emerging from the pages of the Bible.

One of the chief functions of a shepherd is that he is to lead the flock of God into green pastures. This is beautifully illustrated in Psalm 23.

PSALM 23: 1-3
The Lord is my shepherd;
I shall not want.
He makes me to lie down in green
He leads me beside the still waters.
He restores my soul;
He leads me in the paths of
For His name's sake.

The prophetic shepherd will lead the flock of God in the way of God and not in the places where the other shepherds have taken the sheep.

The sheep will no longer ask:

Tell me, O you whom I love,
Where you feed your flock,
Where you make it rest at noon.
For why should I be as one who veils
By the flocks of your companions?

There will be restoration and a satisfaction; and no longer will there be a restless searching for something more, but a sense of having found Him and that of knowing Him in truth.