Sunday, June 13, 2021

Jeremiah 6:16

 "Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls.   But they said, We will not walk therein."

Continued 3rd section of 5 sections in this chapter, verses 9 - 17;

Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls.    -  word/phrase study - And God said/spoke;   word study - way (2); word study - see;  word study - find; word study - all the words that begin with "P", paths; word study - all the words that begin with "R", rest;


But they said, We will not walk therein.    -  word study - but; word study - will;   Rebellion and obstinate.                



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Saturday, June 12, 2021

Jeremiah 6:15

 "Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination?  nay, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush:  therefore they shall fall among them that fall:  at the time that I visit them they shall be cast down, saith the Lord."

Continued 3rd section of 5 sections in this chapter, verses 9 - 17;

Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination?   -  Great Questions of the Bible;   word study - Sin, abomination;    God asks a question and then proceeds to answer it.   But He asks it to instruct them why these things are happening, and what they have done against Him.    They have committed abomination.  Not just sin against the Lord, but abominations;  that which the Lord hates!  And God reprimands them that when they did these things against Him and provoked Him to anger and fury, did they at all blush? was they ashamed?   God saw and heard and knew their response to committing such great offenses against Him.    God now asks them of their response and will proceed to address their greater sin against Him for not being ashamed.

'Every man sins'; all are guilty.  But men's understanding and response is varied.  One sins and they have no remorse, they seek to excuse it, permit it and give cause to allow it.   Another sins and they are horribly broken over it and lament greatly for sinning against God and man.   And there is a wide response in between these two responses.   But this much is certain, according to the Bible, men will sin and then they are to confess, and repent and sorrow over it.  God loves and responds to the broken and contrite ones.   These people committed abominations against Him in the worst ways and had no remorse over it.   They did not repent, nor confess, nor weep, nor lament; they rejoiced and celebrated their evil.   Now turn to our society and world today.   See some of the worst things in history being recorded and permitted and legalized.   No remorse, no sorrow, no weeping; even from God's people.   Abominations are committed and accepted and approved and there is no ashamedness about it.   "God is giving us over to a reprobate mind.'   

nay, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush:   therefore they shall fall among them that fall:      -  word study - all;  God answers His question, posed in the opening phrase.   God asked if they were ashamed when they committed abominations against Him.  And He answers that they were not ashamed, neither could they, nor would they blush.  And because of their lack of sorrow over what they had done, God pronounces His judgement against them.  They shall fall, God will bring them down.  And a further judgement is declared, that not only they shall fall, but they shall fall among these that have already fallen away from God into their sinful abyss.   A failure to respond rightly brings forth a response from God.  A right response brings forth an act of grace and mercy from God.

And what shall we say of this generation?  Are they ashamed? do they blush any more?   Is there not a beginning of seeing the great fall of a nation, of men, of the church?   A verse stated and brought to pass, around 600 BC.   And here we are 1000's of years later, and a repeat of the same happenings.   A society that embraces abominations and defies the Lord God to do anything about it.  A God Who sees and knows their hardness, callousness.  Whereas, just a few decades ago, the same actions of abominations would produce the greatest response of shame, blushing and appall.  Now, laughter, mockery and disdain for anything of holiness or righteousness.   And because of it, God is bringing forth a fall.  A fall of nations, of men; a curse upon all these that are the same as Judah was.   Woe to the inhabitants of this age, for what they are reaping and what they shall reap for their choice of abominations.   

at the time that I visit them they shall be cast down, saith the Lord.     -   word/phrase study - And God said/spoke;  God speaks and issues what shall happen.  The God, Who is Omnipresent and Omniscient declares what shall happen when He sees fit.  He will visit them, at the time that He selects and chooses.   And that visit is not a visit of blessing and uplifting, but of casting down and bringing them to their end.    A visit that will judge their abominations.  A curse that will fall upon them, because they failed to blush and be ashamed.   They failed to respond rightly and now God will meet them in this Divine visitation.   And it will not end well for them.

His warning has already come to us and His Divine visit is happening even now.  That image when God's hand is raised and stretches out; it can either bless or curse.  And in response to our response, God's response is determined.  No blushing, no ashamedness, no remorse, no ceasing abominations, will provoke a response by God, that matches this in Jeremiahs' day.   A visit, upon such times that brings us to the end of ourselves.   And it is for the same reason, they refused to humble themselves before God.   

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Thursday, June 10, 2021

Jeremiah 6:14

 "They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of My people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace:"

Continued 3rd section of 5 sections in this chapter, verses 9 - 17;   verse 14 - 15 is one sentence;

They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of My people slightly saying, peace, peace; when there is no peace.    -   word study - all the words that begin with "P", peace (3): people;   God had just finished condemning the priest and the prophet for their failure to lead and do right before Him and the people.  They were guilty in the sight of God.  And He continues on with what He had seen and heard from them that provoked Him to anger.  They had lied to the people with these half truths of peace.  Three times in this verse, God speaks on this word peace.  The prophets lied and declared, "Peace, peace"  and God declares, 'there is no peace.'   God was judging them and bringing forth judgement upon them for their sins against Him.  And here God reveals that they spoke lies, which sounded good, which is the slightly heal their hurt, but it was a lie as well.   Its as telling a dying man, 'you will be alright'; when you know better.

God will conclude this condemnation of this verse, in the next verse, which is the conclusion of this sentence.  It is a question put forth of their continued sins against Him and their wrong doings and actions.  And He will pronounce His finished judgement for these gross sins of the lies and prophets failure to speak His Word and and His truth.   

Look now upon the church and the falsehoods that are set forth by preachers, and groups, slightly healing the hurt of these people, by telling them everything will be ok.  


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Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Jeremiah 6:13

 "For from the least of them even unto the greatest of them every one is given to covetousness; and from the prophet even unto the priest, every one dealeth falsely."

Continued 3rd section of 5 sections in this chapter, verses 9 - 17;

For from the least of them even unto the greatest of them every one is given to covetousness;    -  word/phrase study - great to least, least to great, G&L, L&G;   word study - give;  God is revealing of those that are responsible for this cataclysmic judgement upon their people and their land.  They are all held responsible, for all have had a part in this.  And He specifies it by the phrase, 'greatest to least' are all involved.   And He declares wherein their sin lies, they covet.   Within the 10 commandments He declares these things of relational sin that they are 'Thou shalt not. . . ' -- kill, commit adultery, steal, lie or covet.'   Thou shalt be content with what you have and happy for others with what they have.  But you shall not covet, desire, envy, seek to possess what your neighbour and others have.   

Increased in goods, and have need of nothing was the sin of the church of Laodicea.   That problem comes from covetousness.   Never satisfied and always wanting more.  Bigger and better of everything, to replace the need for want.  It is one thing when you have nothing to want something; if nothing else the basics of life.  "I wish we had food for today, or water, or shetler or help"; but when you have the basics, and you lusts after what everyone else has, you covet.   You want their house, their car, their jobs, their odds and ends.  Never satisfied, never content, always coveting more.   And they were all guilty, and we are all guilty in this society.    And God holds us accountable.  For our increase could have been and should have been used to promote the kingdom of God world wide, rather than our kingdom.   The sin of covetousness is upon us.   

and from the prophet even unto the priest, every one dealeth falsely.   -  word study - all the words that begin with "P", prophet, priest;   God calls out all these that have caused these great abominations and HIs people forsaking Him.   The religious leaders are mentioned here, or their stated titles of prophet and priests.   And He declares their gross sin, they deal falsely.    God sees and knows those that are against Him and HIs ways and who they are.   God is laying out the cause of all the judgements against Judah; these are the ones that He will judge harshest.  For they knew better, but they did not do better.

The prophet and priest were ordained positions before the Lord out of the tribes of Israel and Judah.  The Levites chosen from the days of Aaron and Moses, should be the ones, that would be taken by the Lord for His service and the tabernacle.   The prophet would be selected by God to speak to men on His behalf.   And throughout the history of the Old Testament we see these priests and prophets overlay each other.   If the priest failed, then God would send forth a prophet.  And during the days of Jeremiah there were many false prophets and God would rise and send His prophet to speak against them and warn them.   To know the true priest and prophet is to know the true will and way of the Lord, for they follow it.

Christ holds the titles of Priest and Prophet.   "I will raise up a prophet, like unto Moses", Who shall declare all My words and will and way.   "HE shall be like Melchisedec, God's priest", Who shall stand before God on behalf of man.   There are numerous names that we associate with priest and prophet, but know that there is none that holds those offices and titles like Christ.   Christ is both Prophet and Priest.   And we as sons and daughters of God, (John 1:12), hold those same titles as He determines.  Revelation 1, "I have made you kings and priests".   "And there shall be teachers and prophets. . . " in the holy churches positions.    

And as we learn of these unholy, untrue prophets and priests of Judah, who led the people not to God, but away from God.  We learn that as we hold these titles and offices, we are to do so rightly in His sight.   Let us learn from them, what not to do;  and let us glean from our Great Prophet and Priest, Christ Jesus, what we are to be and don.    For as Christ holds and does, so also are we to do.   Let us hold these positions with the same attributes, fitly confirmed upon us:  holy, faithful, righteous, godly, true, Spirit filled and obedient unto the heavenly calling of God.   Let us instruct the people rightly.  Let us live rightly.   And let us be often before God on behalf of people, then we shall be able to be before men on behalf of God.    For there are many that desire to be in front of men on behalf of God, but they are more like these false priests and prophets.  Woe to these, for their judgement shall be severe.   And there are far too many that do not take the time to be often before God on behalf of men, a neglect that has costs us much.    Rise up priest and prophet and fulfill your Masters will and ways for His glory.

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Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Jeremiah 6:12

 "And their houses shall be turned unto others, with their fields and wives together:  for I will stretch out My hand upon the inhabitants of the land, saith the Lord."

Continued 3rd section of 5 sections in this chapter, verses 9 - 17

And their houses shall be turned unto others, with their fields and wives together:   -  God continues to declare what the judgement will look like and how it will impact their lives.   Houses will be taken away and given to others.  Along with all their other possessions of animals, land, servants, riches and fields.   They shall be stripped of everything, and possessing nothing but their very life.  God is revealing how bad this will be.   And He concludes, that apart from the houses being take away and given to others, their fields and wives shall be removed from them.  Children, families, servants, all those under their household shall be removed from them.   Taken and given away to others for their service and possession, and never to be known what shall befall them.  They shall never see one another again.  This is the price to be paid for those that survive the famine which is death by starvation; death by pestilence or death by warfare.   

Partly the reason that the church and the nation do not fear the Lord, is because they have forgotten the high costs of our sins against the Lord.  When one reads such passages and verses as these and realize that God blest and God can take away, we need to remember just what we can lose.  No fear of the Lord, during these days of blessings, abundance, ease and much of everything.  But soon, it will be removed, and will be sooner than what most perceive.   These are things to be removed from that which we cherish and often, take for granted.  For as the old saying goes, 'you don't know what you have, till its gone.'   But houses, wives, families, and lands all to be taken by the enemy, and left with nothing.  Have you considered the severity of God's judgement against a people?

for I will stretch out My hand upon the inhabitants of the land, saith the Lord.   -  word/phrase study - I will's of God;  word/phrase study - And God said/spoke;


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Monday, June 7, 2021

Jeremiah 6:11

 "Therefore I am full of the fury of the Lord; I am weary with holding in:  I will pour it out upon the children abroad, and upon the assembly of young men together:  for even the husband with the wife shall be taken, the aged with him that is full of days."

Continued 3rd section of 5 sections in this chapter, verses 9 - 17;

Therefore I am full of the fury of the Lord;   -  God's fury fills Him.


I am weary with holding in:  I will pour it out upon the children abroad, and upon the assembly of young men together:  for even the husband with the wife shall be taken, the aged with him that is full of days.   -  word/phrase study - I will's of God;  word study - day;  word study - all the words that begin with "P", pour; 


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Sunday, June 6, 2021

Jeremiah 6:10

 "To whom shall I speak, and give warning, that they may hear?  behold, their ear is uncircumcised, and they cannot hearken:  behold, the word of the Lord is unto them a reproach; they have no delight in it."

Continued 3rd section of the 5 sections in this chapter, verses 9 - 17;

To whom shall I speak, and give warning, that they may hear?   -  Great Questions of the Bible;  word study - give; word study - will, whom;   God asks the question that requires an answer.  God is speaking, God is addressing them; but they will not listen nor hear.  Thus, God asks the question, to whom shall I speak, to give these warnings of what is about to happen, and what I am about to do, that they may hear.   Who is before God, on God's behalf listening and giving audience to God?   HOw few there were in Elijah's day, only 7,000; how few there were in Jeremiah's day; and what about our day?    This is when God's faithful servants are to be, 'speak Lord, Thy servant is listening'.

And the question is noted before us in this hour.  Who is before God, that God can say, 'My faithful servant, who gives ear to Me and listens to what I say.  Are you one?  Am I one?  God is pronouncing the warning, give ear to hear what the Spirit is saying for this hour.   The warnings have come, but is it possible that no one had their ear to hear?  God wanted to speak, but He could not find a man that was before Him to hear?   So long as you and I are given time and opportunity, may we be one.  "Speak to me, Lord; Cause me to hear Thy voice; open my ears that I may hear Thy warnings, Thy will, Thy word."  

behold, their ear is uncircumcised, and they cannot hearken:     -  word study - behold;   God declares that their ears are uncircumcised and they cannot hear.  God knows those that are listening and hearing; and those that are deaf and refuse to hear.   God is able to open the ear and God is able to close the ear.  God knows men's choices to refuse ot hear the correction, instruction and admonition of the Lord.  Woe to those that are of such uncircumcised ears and cannot hear.  And what shall we think of those that have ears to hear, but no one has reached them this day with the Gospel for them to hear truth?  It is a focus of God revealing our problem and need to correct with repentance and confession and crying out to Him, 'give us ears to hear.'

From the beginning of Genesis 3, the sin has been the ear, the hearing.  God speaks, and we are given ability and opportunity to hear.   But as Christ declared, and many other passages of old and new testament, men have ears to hear, but they cannot hear.  God forgive us for not hearing you.  But we also know that for the physical deaf, Christ was able to touch, to speak a Word, and the miracle of healing could happen.  And is He not able to do so with our spiritual ear?  Of course; nothing is too hard for the Lord.    Those in the old law, that were not circumcised were cut off from the children of Israel.  And how much more for those with uncircumcised ears to hear, shall be cut off from the Presence of the Lord.   May we pray for healing of the hearing issue; may we pray for the Lord God to open our ears to hear, before it is too late.   The hearing sin continues, and must be dealt with and addressed.   

behold, the word of the Lord is unto them a reproach; they have no delight in it.    -   word study - behold; word/phrase study - And God said/spoke, the word of the Lord;   word study - all the words that begin with "R", reproach;   Can there be any greater condemnation from the Lord upon His Own people, than that they delight not in His Word; it is a reproach unto them.   Of all the things that has been declared and shared about the word of the Lord, reproach is not one that God's people would choose to describe it.  Then how could God say such?  Because they did not delight in it, because it was a reproach to their choices, their lifestyles and their priorities.  They were anti-God, and the word of the Lord was removed from their interest or passion.  And when this vacum happened, it was filled with the things of idols, self, sin and evil.   The absence of the Word of God leads to great peril.  

And what shall we say of today of God's people?   It the Word of God a reproach? is is delightful to you?  Then why does God's Own people, in the church not read it, study it, memorize it, know it?   Why is the Word of God not preached, taught in so many churches?  Because it is a reproach to them.  The lies and evils of this day are rapidly increasing because the Word of God is not a delight but a condemnation upon our nation and society.  Truth is perished and lies are embraced.    Without the Word of God, for salvation comes through hearing the Word of God, men perish.  And SAtan loves to have it so.  Why would you enjoy and take delight in that which Satan delights?   It is expected for the lost, heathen, to do this response to God's Word, but it is not accepted or permitted by God's people.  Continue rejecting God's Word and God's word will be to reject us.     

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