“Woe to the idol shepherd that leaveth the flock! the sword shall be upon his arm, and upon his right eye: his arm shall be clean dried up, and his right eye shall be utterly darkened” (Zechariah 11:17).

The Good Shepherd by James Tissot, Brooklyn Museum, 1894.

The Good Shepherd by James Tissot, Brooklyn Museum, 1894.

One of the titles of Jesus is the Good Shepherd (John 10:11). As the Good Shepherd He saves and protects His flock from the Idol Shepherd, who is clearly a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Many theologians over the centuries have attributed the above verse from Zechariah to the final end-time Antichrist, the great enemy of both God and man.

It speaks of the coming judgment on the Antichrist Beast. Jesus said, “I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive” (John 5: 43).

The Idol Shepherd will come in his own name, and his name is Destroyer (Rev.9:11). This is in contrast to Jesus, whose name means “Jehovah is salvation.” The Idol Shepherd “comes to kill, steal, and destroy” (John 10:10); this is in contrast to Jesus who comes to  “save His people from their sins” (Matt.1:21). Jesus gave his life for the sheep, and the Idol Shepherd will take life from the earth.

Jesus is the True Vine (John 15:1), and the Idol Shepherd is the Vine of the Earth (Rev.14:19). Those who worship the Good Shepherd do so in spirit and in truth, but those who worship the Idol Shepherd worship the Lie, in the spirit of Strong Delusion. In fact, the Idol Shepherd will demand the worship of the world. Instead of the Son of Man, the world will embrace the Man of Sin. Instead of the Son of God, the world will accept the Son of Perdition.

The world has turned its back on the Light of the World, and instead embraced darkness. John said, “light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil” (John 3:19).

So, in keeping with the spirit of the world, which is the spirit of antichrist, the world system has chosen the Idol Shepherd over the Good Shepherd. Instead of the gospel of Christ, the world has embraced the gospel of Antichrist. Instead of Christ, the world will clamor for Antichrist. Instead of the True Prophet, the world will demand the False Prophet. Instead of the True Gospel (1 Cor.15:1-4), the world will embrace Another Gospel, the gospel of the Serpent (Genesis 3:4-5; ye shall be as gods).

“I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.  But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed” (Galatians 1:6-8).

The Good Shepherd is from Heaven, the Idol Shepherd is the Beast from the abyss. He will be received by the world with open arms, will institute another gospel and system of worship (the image and mark of the Beast), and bring to humanity another spirit: the full manifestation of the spirit of antichrist.

“Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God” (2 Thess. 2:3-4).


While I do believe it is entirely possible the Antichrist will walk into a rebuilt Temple in Jerusalem, could it also be that he will walk into the individual hearts of billions of people by the power of the spirit of antichrist once the restraint of the Holy Spirit is removed? The human heart is also called the Temple of God in the New Testament.

  • Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are (1 Cor.3:16-17).
  • What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own (1 Cor. 6: 19)?

The Idol Shepherd is called “Idol” for a reason: He will become the idol in the sanctuary of the human heart. Billions will receive him by the power of the spirit of antichrist in much the same way that people today receive the real Jesus Christ through the new birth, and the indwelling power of the Holy Spirit!

Don’t wait for the Strong Delusion to overtake you: open your heart today to the real Jesus Christ, the true Good Shepherd!

Thanks for visiting.

Jeff Wingo


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