A Word to the Lord's Prophets, Apostles and Shepherds

by Sue Keranen


            The Lord is raising up Elijah and Moses to lead His people into the Promised Land.

            Like Elijah, like Moses, you are in a hard place.

You entered Egypt, faced Pharaoh (satan) and demanded in the Name of the Lord that the captives be set free. 

            You are now in the wilderness, leading God's people, headed for the Promised Land.           

            What will the people do?  

            And the Lord would say to you:

            "It is time.  It is time to seek out and select those that I have appointed to help you."



Exod 18:13-27

13        And so it was, on the next day, that Moses sat to judge the people; and the people stood before Moses from morning until evening.

14        So when Moses' father-in-law saw all that he did for the people, he said, "What is this thing that you are doing for the people? Why do you alone sit, and all the people stand before you from morning until evening?"

15        And Moses said to his father-in-law, "Because the people come to me to inquire of God.

16        "When they have a difficulty, they come to me, and I judge between one and another; and I make known the statutes of God and His laws."

17        So Moses' father-in-law said to him, "The thing that you do is not good.

18        "Both you and these people who are with you will surely wear yourselves out. For this thing is too much for you; you are not able to perform it by yourself.

19            "Listen now to my voice; I will give you counsel, and God will be with you: Stand before God for the people, so that you may bring the difficulties to God.

20        "And you shall teach them the statutes and the laws, and show them the way in which they must walk and the work they must do.

21            "Moreover you shall select from all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them to be rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.

22        "And let them judge the people at all times. Then it will be that every great matter they shall bring to you, but every small matter they themselves shall judge. So it will be easier for you, for they will bear the burden with you.

23        "If you do this thing, and God so commands you, then you will be able to endure, and all this people will also go to their place in peace."

24        So Moses heeded the voice of his father-in-law and did all that he had said.

25        And Moses chose able men out of all Israel, and made them heads over the people: rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.

26        So they judged the people at all times; the hard cases they brought to Moses, but they judged every small case themselves.

            And the Lord would remind you not to be discouraged when you see the people sin.



Exod 32:1-14

1          Now when the people saw that Moses delayed coming down from the mountain, the people gathered together to Aaron, and said to him, "Come, make us gods that shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man who brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him."

2          And Aaron said to them, "Break off the golden earrings which are in the ears of your wives, your sons, and your daughters, and bring them to me."

3          "So all the people broke off the golden earrings which were in their ears, and brought them to Aaron.

4          And he received the gold from their hand, and he fashioned it with an engraving tool, and made a molded calf. Then they said, "This is your god, O Israel, that brought you out of the land of Egypt!"

5          So when Aaron saw it, he built an altar before it. And Aaron made a proclamation and said, "Tomorrow is a feast to the LORD."

6          Then they rose early on the next day, offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.

7          And the LORD said to Moses, "Go, get down! For your people whom you brought out of the land of Egypt have corrupted themselves.

8          "They have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them. They have made themselves a molded calf, and worshiped it and sacrificed to it, and said, 'This is your god, O Israel, that brought you out of the land of Egypt!'"

9          And the LORD said to Moses, "I have seen this people, and indeed it is a stiff-necked people!

10        "Now therefore, let Me alone, that My wrath may burn hot against them and I may consume them. And I will make of you a great nation."

11        Then Moses pleaded with the LORD his God, and said: "LORD, why does Your wrath burn hot against Your people whom You have brought out of the land of Egypt with great power and with a mighty hand?

12        "Why should the Egyptians speak, and say, 'He brought them out to harm them, to kill them in the mountains, and to consume them from the face of the earth'? Turn from Your fierce wrath, and relent from this harm to Your people.

13            "Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, Your servants, to whom You swore by Your own self, and said to them, 'I will multiply your descendants as the stars of heaven; and all this land that I have spoken of I give to your descendants, and they shall inherit it forever.'"

14        So the LORD relented from the harm  which He said He would do to His people.


            And the Lord would say to you, "When the people sin, you are to be as Moses.  You are to pray and intercede for them."

            It is a hard thing that the Lord requires but it will be easier once your judges are trained and in place.    This will allow you to have alone time with the Lord to receive the Spirit's direction.  Rely on the Lord to tell you who they are then teach them, train them, and let go and trust God.  In the letting go you allow Him to test the hearts of His people.  And I am reminded of how the Lord has taught us through our own children that there comes a time when no matter how painful it might be or how much adversity we think it may bring for us, there comes a time that the Lord tells us that we must let go and let Him.  

            You are to pray and intercede for them but you must keep doing what the Lord has called you to do.    This is the harvest and some will fall by the wayside.  



            Exod 32:34     "Now therefore, go, lead the people to the place of which I have spoken to you.  Behold, My Angel shall go before you.  Nevertheless, in the day when I visit for punishment, I will visit punishment upon them for their sins."     

            And I saw:

            Multitudes of peoples, thousands upon thousands coming from the left of my vision, pressing in towards the right and I was aware that they were headed towards the throne of Jesus.  Though I did not see Jesus nor His throne for it is not yet time, still, the people are being gathered, the people are pressing in and the spirit of Elijah (the Word of the Lord) will prepare them.  The spirit of Moses will lead them.

            And I heard the Lord say three times in a very clear voice:

            "My people, they are one."       

            And as I began to write these things down the Lord gave to me a further revelation.

            He spoke to me about the Spirits of Elijah and Moses and why these two appeared with Jesus on the Mountain. 



Matt 17:1-13


1          Now after six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, led them up on a high mountain by themselves;

2          and He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as the light.

3          And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, talking with Him.

4          Then Peter answered and said to Jesus, "Lord, it is good for us to be here; if You wish, let us make here three tabernacles: one for You, one for Moses, and one for Elijah."

5          While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them; and suddenly a voice came out of the cloud, saying, "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him!"

6          And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their faces and were greatly afraid.

7          But Jesus came and touched them and said, "Arise, and do not be afraid."

8          When they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no one but Jesus only.

            And I understood that these people that I saw in the vision are the remnant that will be the Lord's Church-The Lord's Bride.  They are of one purpose.  They are of one mind.  And that purpose and mind is JESUS.  This is the job of the Elijah and Moses spirit-to lead the people so that when they lift up their eyes, they will see no one but Jesus!

            And I realized that Jesus, Elijah and Moses are the only three recorded in the Bible that fasted for forty days and forty nights. 

            And I understood the significance of the number of days of their fasts because  God cleansed the earth from sin with a flood that lasted forty days and forty nights BUT he saved a remnant through Noah.   

            And I, from these things I understood why God is calling forth the spirit of Elijah and the spirit of Moses.  He is sending them forth to prepare and cleanse by His Word (Elijah) and lead the remnant out of the wilderness (Moses).

            And I understood why the three of them were talking together on that mountain that day and why the three of them fasted for the same symbolic forty days and nights.    

They were of one mind, one purpose.  And that mind and purpose is God.  All three were symbolically cleansed (forty days and nights) just like the flood cleansed the earth from sin and then a new day began.   And these people of God's are the Noah's.   Like Noah, they are those that remain after the cleansing.



            Matt 4:1-2 (NKJ)  Jesus

1          Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.

2          And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterward He was hungry.

Exod 34:27-28  Moses

27        Then the LORD said to Moses, "Write these words, for according to the tenor of these words I have made a covenant with you and with Israel."

28        So he was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights; he neither ate bread nor drank water. And He wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant, the Ten Commandments.

IKing 19:7-8  Elijah

7          And the angel of the LORD came back the second time, and touched him, (Elijah) and said, "Arise and eat, because the journey is too great for you."  8  So he arose, and ate and drank; and he went in the strength of that food forty days and forty nights as far as Horeb, the mountain of God.



            And I believe that I may have been given some insight (not a Word of the Lord, but perhaps some insight) that the two end time witnesses spoken of in Revelation, Chapter 11, may not be as some suppose, two people, but rather two Spirits (Elijah and Moses) sent out to the earth to prepare the way for the coming of our Lord. 




Rev 11:3-17

3          "And I will give power to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy one thousand two hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth."

*Note on verse 3 (1,260 days =3-1/2 years.  Same amount of years that it did not rain when Elijah prayed.  James 5:17 Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain; and it did not rain on the land for three years and six months. (NKJ)

4          These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands standing before the God of the earth.

5          And if anyone wants to harm them, fire proceeds from their mouth and devours their enemies. (Elijah/fire 1Kings18:37-40) And if anyone wants to harm them, he must be killed in this manner.

6          These have power to shut heaven, so that no rain falls in the days of their prophecy; (The Lord through Elijah shut up heaven no rain 1Kings 17:1) and they have power over waters to turn them to blood, (The Lord through Moses turns water to blood Exodus 7:14-25) and to strike the earth with all plagues, (The Lord through Moses brings 10 plagues to Egypt Exodus Chapters 7-11)  as often as they desire.

*Note on the above references pertaining to verse 6

These manifestations of God's power through Elijah were intended to turn the false prophets to the true God.  These manifestations of God's power through Moses were used to beseech Pharoh to let God's people go.

7          Now when they finish their testimony, the beast that ascends out of the bottomless pit will make war against them, overcome them, and kill them.

8          And their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.

9          Then those from the peoples, tribes, tongues, and nations will see their dead bodies three-and-a-half days, and not allow their dead bodies to be put into graves.

10        And those who dwell on the earth will rejoice over them, make merry, and send gifts to one another, because these two prophets tormented those who dwell on the earth.

11        Now after the three-and-a-half days the breath of life from God entered them, and they stood on their feet, and great fear fell on those who saw them.

12        And they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, "Come up here." And they ascended to heaven in a cloud, and their enemies saw them.

13        In the same hour there was a great earthquake, and a tenth of the city fell. In the earthquake seven thousand men were killed, and the rest were afraid and gave glory to the God of heaven.

14        The second woe is past. Behold, the third woe is coming quickly.

15        Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in heaven, saying, "The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!"

16        And the twenty-four elders who sat before God on their thrones fell on their faces and worshiped God,

17        saying: "We give You thanks, O Lord God Almighty, the One who is and who was and who is to come, because You have taken Your great power and reigned.  (NKJ)

            In light of the Scripture and their references it would seem that the two witnesses walk in the Spirits of  Elijah and Moses.  Now whether or not these two witnesses are two men, or many men called in the spirit of Elijah and Moses is not known.  I would ask that we just keep an open mind with the things of the Lord and thank Him for His revelations for they are never early, never late but always right on time. 

            And I remembered the Word of the Lord spoken through our Pastor last Sunday, October 21st.  It was a Word about our need to listen and hear with the "third ear", "the inner ear", and "the still small voice of God" The same still small voice that Elijah heard while he was hiding in the cave.   

            And I believe that I have been given a Word from the Lord regarding these end time prophets (Elijah's) and shepherds (Moses') of the Lord.  




IKing 18:4  For so it was, while Jezebel massacred the prophets of the LORD, that Obadiah had taken one hundred prophets and hidden them, fifty to a cave, and had fed them with bread and water.  (NKJ)

"God has placed you in this cave for a season.  It has been safe.  It has been peaceful but it has also been lonely.  You have missed fellowshipping with others who are sold out to Jesus.  God has placed you and taken care of you in this cave for a reason.  God has been speaking to you and preparing you for such a time as this.  He placed you in His church for a season and a reason but when that season passed He took you out and placed you in His cave where He could revive you, refresh you and prepare you for what was to come.  God never intended that you stay in the cave forever. 

Now is the time, now is the season that you must come out.  God has reserved for Himself a remnant of people that have not bowed the knee to Baal, a people reserved for the Day of The Lord.  They will receive the Lord’s Words that He places in your heart.  They are thirsty; they are hungry for the Lord’s truth.  These shepherds of the Lord are true shepherds.  They have no agenda but the Lord’s agenda.  They have repented, they have been broken and they are ready to receive the true Word of the Lord.  You will not have to prove yourself to them that you are who you say you are in the Lord.  You will not have to attend their schools, jump through their hoops or serve for a season as a hand when you are really a foot that carries the Word of the Lord to His people.  The Lord will tell them who you are in Him.  Before the Words even begin to unfold from your mouth-they will know-that the Words you speak are not your words, but the Lord’s Words. 

“Come out you end time prophets, COME OUT, and do not be afraid.  For I have been preparing you, I have birthed you, for a time such as this.”



Mal 4:5 

Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD. (NKJ)




10/23/2001    A WORD TO THE MOSES' WANDERING AROUND OUT IN THE                                   WILDERNESS

            Come out of the wilderness you end time Shepherds.  Give up your will, give up your ways to Me.  I am sending forth my Word.  I have prepared the way.  I have prepared the place but my people need My Shepherds to lead them. 

"Come out you end time Shepherds and lead my people home."


Jer 23:1-4

1          "Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of My pasture!" says the LORD.

2            Therefore thus says the LORD God of Israel against the shepherds who feed My people: "You have scattered My flock, driven them away, and not attended to them. Behold, I will attend to you for the evil of your doings," says the LORD.

3          "But I will gather the remnant of My flock out of all countries where I have driven them, and bring them back to their folds; and they shall be fruitful and increase.

4          "I will set up shepherds over them who will feed them; and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, nor shall they be lacking," says the LORD.




Humbly submitted in His Love, 

Sue Keranen
Email: 1abba@tampabay.rr.com