Saturday, February 4, 2023

Jeremiah 27:13

 "Why will ye die, thou and thy people, by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence, as the Lord hath spoken against the nation that will not serve the king of Babylon?"

Continued 2nd section of 3 sections in this chapter, verses 12 - 18;  

Why will ye die, thou and thy people, by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence, as the Lord hath spoken against the nation that will not serve the king of Babylon?   -   Great questions of the Bible; word study - will (2); word study - all the words that begin with "P" (2) people & pestilence;  word/phrase study - And God said/spoke;   God has given, and continued to give Judah and the king, multiple opportunities to repent of their wickedness and return unto Him.  God 'rising up early and sending His prophets,' but they would not hearken nor obey.  And Jeremiah pleads with them one more time, here to declare what shall be if they refuse the Lord's gracious invitation.  For the prophet's role is to tell what was, what is and what shall be.  And the three judgements announced over and over is here, once again, pronounced upon them for their evil:  sword, famine and pestilence.  And if they rebel and refuse, then death is certain for them, in one of these and all of these judgements.  The great questions of the Bible, puts before them a choice and an answer.  The Lord has spoken these things and warning them over and over again.  The king of Babylon is to be served and submitted to. God has risen him up for such a time as this to do His bidding.  And they are to obey and not rebel against the will and the word of the Lord.  God had told the nations to submit to him, for he was ordained of God for His purposes.  They were to drink of the cup that Jeremiah sent to all the nations, for the cup of wrath would be poured out on all the earth through king of Babylon.  And if they refused the will of the Lord through Nebuchadrezzar, then death was certain for them through God's 3 judgments: war, disease and hunger.   their choices was death; 'for the wages of sin is death'.

God is the same, He changes not.  And the same word and will of God, to obey, is still presented and put before the nations, men and especially His children.  For it is expected that men of this world, will not obey the word of the Lord. But among God's church, obedience is a must, and it declares we are His'.  'If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.'   And for the nation, people and His church that refuses to obey there is death that awaits and judgement.  Even now, it is upon the nations, upon the world, and upon the church.  and only by doing what the Lord has said, can we find grace and mercy.  God still sends such judgements upon us and we are to obey in order to hinder these things from happening.  Deep and specific confession, godly sorrow unto repentance and surrendered lives is a must for these days.  For who knows if He will turn and repent and leave a blessing behind Him.  For even now, these things are upon us and only when God sees and hears His people humbling themselves before Him in deep brokenness and contrition will we find Him sufficient in His repentance of His wrath.  And if not, then prepare to meet thy God.  Will we learn the lesson of history? or be doomed to repeat as Judah?

Started:  February 4, 2023

Finished:  February 4, 2023

Friday, February 3, 2023

Jeremiah 27:12

 "I spake also to Zedekiah king of Judah according to all these words, saying, Bring your necks under the yoke of the king of Babylon, and serve him and his people, and live."

Beginning of 2nd section of 3 sections in this chapter, verses 12 - 18;

I spake also to Zedekiah king of Judah according to all these words, sayings,  -  word study - all; word/phrase study - And God said/spoke;  Jeremiah has the word of the Lord.  Zedekiah is king of Judah, of the royal line of king David.  And yet, his epitaph, is not that of David, but of the evil and wicked kings that ruled over God's people of Israel and Judah, 'for he did evil in the sight of the Lord.'   And yet, God sends His prophet to him one more time, to hear and do the word of the Lord.  God ordained Nebuchadnezzar to rule and reign over all the nations.  All kings were to submit and serve the Babylon.  Obedience would be blessed; rebellion would be cursed.  And Jeremiah pleaded with Zedekiah to obey and submit to him.  This would obtain deliverance from Jerusalem and many of the people from dying.  Jeremiah was faithful to give him all the words of the Lord.

God has, and is, so good to give us His Word.  So many have been generations without the word of God.  All the words have been given to us to hear, read and discern.  God did not have to do this, nor place us here where we have such access to it.  Yet, even amidst here, God's people have ears to hear, but will not hear.  and the wicked refuse to give ear to hear all the words of the Lord.  Zedekiah is a reflection of far too many today.  And it is that same fate that shall befall us as befell them.  from the days of the garden of Eden, where Adam and Eve heard the word of God, but chose to rebel against the word of the Lord, and gave ear to Satan.  So it is today, that same pattern is repeated.  Our hearts to receive, our minds to understand and our ears to hear.  For even though our eyes may see the wondrous works of God, and our minds understand the truths of God, our hearts enflamed with the Presence and power of God, still it is the question, will the ears hear?  For all have ears to hear, 'for the gospel has gone to all the world', but will they listen and obey it.  As Christ spoke to the 7 churches in Revelation, it should be our constant prayer, 'Lord, give us ears to hear, what the Spirit is saying.'

Bring your necks under the yoke of the king of Babylon, and serve him and his people, and live.  -  word study - bring; word study - all the words that begin with "P", people;   Jeremiah gave all the words of the Lord to the king of Judah, to the people of Judah and to all the nations.  God has ordained and risen the king of Babylon up for such a time as this for His purposes and will.  God raises kings up and God removes kings.  God has given them a word to obey, they shall submit themselves under the king of Babylon.  To obey and do so, is life; to not obey and not give ear to hear and obey, is death.  For the wages of sin is death.  God is clear with this instruction that they are to adhere to.  Jeremiah beseeches the king and the people to bring their necks under him.  The instruction is two-fold, bring your necks under his rule & serve him and his people, Babylonians.  And if they do this two things, then life shall be given to them.  Failure to do so, is death.  Choose you this day, life or death.  

There are set times that men will experience the same instruction from the Lord.  And it is a discernment of the Lord's people of when to submit and when to respond.  For God is working for His purposes and knows the times and affairs of men, far better than we do.  And there is a time to obey, and a time to refrain from obeying.  We are to give ears to hear from Him.  For as this same king of Babylon, ruled and reigned over the children of Judah; it was Daniel and his three friends that refused to compromise their allegiance to God and bow to the false gods of the king.  Costs what it may, God is first and rulers of this earth, ordained by God are second.  Follow the Lord closely, and this will be evident and made plain to the church.  We will have to walk through this same valley in the days to come.  Great times of persecution and tribulation will be upon us.  Submit and live is man's natural course to choose, but for those, found mentioned, the bible and Foxes Book of Martyrs, there is a time to obey the Lord and lose our life in the flesh.  But remember what Christ said, 'if they did this to me, they will do it to you.' (the green tree).   Prepare to follow the Lord, suffering is a given, and death may be nearer for many than what we care to understand.  

Started:  February 3, 2023

Finished:    February 4, 2023

Thursday, February 2, 2023

Jeremiah 27:11

 "But the nations that bring their neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon, and serve him, those will I let remain still in their own land, saith the Lord; and they shall till it, and dwell therein."

Conclusion of 1st section of 3 sections in this chapter, verse 1 -11;

But the nations that bring their neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon, and serve him, those will I let remain still in their own land, saith the Lord;  -  word study - But; word study - bring; word/phrase study - I will's of God; word study - all the words that begin with "R" remain; word/phrase study - And God said/spoke;   God has given them, what seems to be, an easy choice about their future and existence.  Serve the king of Babylon, and God will let them remain in their land.  Simply surrender and submit to the king of Babylon, whom God has ordained to rule the nations, the people and even the beasts of the earth.  God has risen him up for this time and God has ushered this edict to yield to him.  Warning has come to those that refuse to put their neck under his yoke.  But hope is given to those that choose to yield to him.  and yet, dur to pride, how many will not yield and suffer great loss, because God said so.  

God raises up leaders and governments for His purposes and will.  And when evil rulers are in place, there is a purpose behind it.  And the church and Christians must pray for their deliverance and against the evil of their time.  But know, that generally, this happens because of great sins of nations and people.  and God judges them by given them foolish and evil leaders and governments.  This is a by-product of God's wrath and judgment.  And God may allow His church to exist there for His witness for them and against them.  many persecutions have happened for this very cause and purpose.  God can allow them to remain in their land, but they will suffer and face hardships by their evil hands.  Yet, God sees and hears all and knows that which is done against His people, near and far.   Yet, it is God's allowance to either move and remove them; or to allow them to remain and stay.  But regardless as to why, it is all about His glory and purpose.  And the child of God, recognizing that their heavenly Father sees and knows their needs, provisions and helps.  We are not left to ourselves, but yielded ot Him, for His glory.  Pray it and live it, 'Thy kingdom come, and Thy will be done'.  

and they shall till it, and dwell therein.  -  God will allow them to stay in their land and have means to till the ground and live there.  This is a promise of God, for their existence and lively hood.  God is offering them  the opportunity to choose life, and not His wrath and anger of death and dying.  All that they must do is put their necks under the yoke of the king of Babylon.  Submit to him, and the promise is given, you shall remain in your land and be able to raise your food and continue to live.  Refuse, and the opposite will happen.  They will be destroyed by his army in death; their cities shall be holed up in the siege and famine and pestilence shall reach them.  Or they shall be taken away into captivity for their rejection of God's most gracious and generous offer.  It seems like a clear choice, yet they would not and they did not.  And all those horrible judgement befell them, for their great iniquity of disobedience, rebellion and pride.  

It is a privilege, not a given, that God may allow for man and his family to own their own land, and till it and eat from it.  It is a blessing, to often taken for granted, when God gives such a thing.  What  s man? that God should give such a gift, such a means? Yet, God is gracious, and merciful and does such things.  In great exploits of God's giving, read the biographies, of Reec Howell and George Mueller, how God gave land and homes for their ministry and service to His Name.  Many times over, God gives land and homes.  But as is true, God can take away and remove lands and homes.  And as Job said, 'the Lord gives and the Lord takes away, blessed be the Name of the Lord.'  And if God allows for you to have land and till it and eat from it, make sure it is for His glory and purposes.  Consider what the Lord has given and allowed.    not every land is good to till; and not every land is good to live in.  Yet, the Lord is able to make any and all things happen for His purpose.  Show us Thy will O God and may it be.  Why am I here?  Because the Lord so will it.  

Started:  February 2, 2023

Finished:   February 2, 2023

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Jeremiah 27:10

 "For they prophesy a lie unto you, to remove you far from your land; and that I should drive you out, and ye should perish."

Continued 1st section of 3 sections, verses 1 - 11; Conclusion of one sentence, verses 9 - 10;

For they prophesy a lie unto you, to remove you far from your land;  -  word study- all the words that begin with "P" prophesy; word study - all the words that begin with "R", remove;  God chooses His true prophet, to give them the true word of God.  These false prophets, and priests, do not have the truth to speak; therefore they must make up lies and speak those.  And God comes to them, through His true prophet and to denounce and condemn them.  And to warn the people from giving their ears to hear these false prophets, that will be their undoing.  And yet, because God has warned them for decades and throughout the generations, their sins and evil have reached a place of severe judgement and wrath from the Lord.  And God foretells them that these false prophets will speak, the people will hear and it will cause them to be removed from the promised land.  They shall be taken into captivity and destroyed by Babylon.  This is for the sin of the false prophets, for lies, and for following them rather than God's true  prophet.

God warns.  The choices of men, which are in defiance against the Lord, will lead to their undoing and judgement.  Thus, God allows the works of evil, like these lying prophets to deceive the people. And He allowed that to be bring forth His judgement on them, and remove them from the land of Judah.  All because they had ears ot hear, but would not give ear ot the truth.  And men today, what shall we say?  Do they not have ears to hear the truth?  And even though the truth is hard pressed to find among our communities, it is out there and before them.  The remnant is still active and spread enough across our land, that they may have to put some effort to go and hear, but it is accessible.  And yet, how many even if it was next to them, they would not rise up and go.  But they will travel and give plenty of time, to everything else under the sun, even the false prophets of hell.  And God will use that as part of their deception, to bring them to their end. For the wages of sin is death.  

and that I should drive you out, and ye should perish.  -  word study - all the words that begin with "P" perish;  God has warned them of their awful end because of their continued sins and evil against Him.  All warnings, have been rejected and forgotten.  And God gives them their final edict.  God shall drive them out of the promised land, because they have defiled it and forsaken Him.  And their end shall be to perish from off the land of their homes and cities, and perish from off the earth with death and dying.  Death through war, famine and pestilence.  But God is telling them now, before it happens that they knows that it was not change, or coincidence or mystery; but it was God Who shall do this to them for their great sins against Him.  For they refused to hear Him, they refused to humble themselves and now, they will reap what they have sown.  

God is able to keep one in their place, or drive them out.  God is able to sustain life, or cause one ot perish.  Men are given a choice to decide what shall befall them.  There are those that we see driven out.  The demon man Legion, was driven outside the city.  Christ was driven to the brink of the cliff by the city's men.  Nebuchadnezzar was driven out into the wild when he lost his sanity.  Men drive men out.  And God is able to resist or permit that.  And God knows those that shall perish from His hands, and those that shall perish from men's hands.  Consider the evil of this day and how many men perish with great evil to cause them to be driven out and perish.  How many refugee camps are there throughout the world, where millions have been driven out of their land and perishing from hunger, disease and war.  God warns of it, men do it. And we are left to the hands of God for His mercies and protection.  Only the Lord knows what shall be, and we are to rest, trust and look unto Him.  His will be done.  And as men may drive out from their presence, may we never be driven from the Lord's Presence.  Remember Adam and Eve in the garden.  Driven out of the garden, and left to perish.  For the wages of sin is death. 'And the day that you eat of the fruit, ye shall perish.'  And so it is.  But there is coming a day, in eternity, with Him, that we shall not be driven out, nor perish any more.  

Started:  February 1, 2023

Finished:   February 2, 2023

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Jeremiah 27:9

 "Therefore hearken not ye to your prophets, nor to your diviners, nor to your dreamers, nor to your enchanters, nor to your sorcerers, which speak unto you, saying, ye shall not serve the king of Babylon:"

Continued 1st section of 3 sections in this chapter, verses 1 - 11; Beginning of one sentence in verses 9 - 10;

Therefore hearken not ye to your prophets, nor to your diviners, nor to your dreamers, nor to your enchanters, nor to your sorcerers, which speak to you,   -   word study - all the words that begin with "P" prophets;  Look and consider how many false speakers and words are going forth among the children of Judah.  Prophets, diviners, dreamers, enchanters, sorcerers all speak lies.  The very forces of hell, are found in these false speakers for God.  And the people gave ear to this word.  And they refused and rejected the true servant and prophet of the Lord.  Giving ear to follow lies, and rejecting truth.  And the instruction comes again to them, to warn them that they are false words and not to give ear to hear them.  Yet, their ears sought out the false, and would not give ear to hear the truth.  A listening problem has always been man's folly from the very beginning, and we see it again here in these passages.  It is not the usual condemnation of having ears to hear and not hearing; for they have ears to hear, they are simply listening to the wrong voices.  And the impact of all this lists of evil workers.  Five different evil ones posed to speak a false word from hell and their master the Devil.  All these titles are cursed and named among evil ones.





saying, Ye shall not serve the king of Babylon.  -  The message these false prophets speak is completely anti-God.  For God had commanded the very opposite through His true prophet, Jeremiah.  They and all the nations and kings of the earth, were to yield and surrender to the king of Babylon.  Not one man or any beasts were to rebel or refuse allegiance to the king of Babylon.  God had spoken clearly on this.  And yet, here we have a message from these false prophets, a false word, a false instruction, a false prophecy, a lie.  And it is so many saying the same thing, would prompt the people to believe them.  For they were in authority over them; and they were those that they looked to and listened to.  However, liars are never to be given place or time to speak.  And ears are not to listen to lies, lest they be deceived by them.  It was a stark contrast of a word to them, 'ye shall not serve the king of Babylon'; when the true word from the Lord was the opposite, 'ye shall serve the king of Babylon.'  Why? Because said so!

Be careful what men say.  Are they a true prophet, a true spokesman for the Lord.  How many deceiving tongues are out there.  Satan is seems is working overtime to deceive the people. All the cults; mostly originating from Christianity.  all the false religions, that Satan has fabricated to keep men and the nations form the truth of Christ.  And then religion, those that are wolves in sheep's clothing, speaking one thing, but doing another.  And all the while, the kingdom languishes under this.  How needful for the men of God, to have the power of God, when the speak the Word of God.  No man can speak for God, without the unction of the Holy Ghost.  Every called man of God, is to seek this anointing from on high: "go into Jerusalem and wait, until ye be endued with power from on high.'  For without it, they are vain words, that change nothing, and have not affect on the ears that hear it.  But God's word, with God's power can save a soul, deliver a prisoner and give victory to those defeated and bound.  Speak Lord, for Thy servant is listening.  And in this hour, we need a powerful, anointed Word from Thee.

Started:  January 31, 2023

Finished:

Monday, January 30, 2023

Jeremiah 27:8

 "And it shall come to pass that the nation and kingdom which will not serve the same Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, and that will not put their neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon, that6nation will I punish, saith the Lord, with the sword, and with the famine, and with the pestilence, until I have consumed them by his hand."

Continued 1st section of 3 sections in this chapter, verses 1 - 11;

And it shall come to pass that the nation and kingdom which will not serve the same Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, and that will not put their neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon, that nation will I punish, saith the Lord,   -  word/phrase study - And it shall come to pass;  word study - come;  word study - all the words that begin with "P" (3) pass & put & punish;  word study - will (2);   word/phrase study - And God said/spoke;  word/phrase study - I will's of God;   There is much of our word studies and phrase studies found in this first half of this verse.  It shall come to pass, because is Omnipotent and omnipresent.  He knows what men will do and they will do it.  And God has ordained Nebuchadnezzar to rule and reign over all the nations.  And every nation shall submit to Him, because it is ordained by God.  And those that refuse to obey, God will meet them in their folly and judge them.  God will personally judge them for not yielding to what the Lord has ordained.  Their is consequences to men's and nations choices.  Consider what the Lord has ordained and yield to it.  Their refusal will be met with severe response from the Lord.  



with the sword, and with the famine, and with the pestilence, until I have consumed them by his hand.  -  word study - all the words that being with "P" pestilence;  word study - Until; 


Started:  January 30, 2023

Finished:

Sunday, January 29, 2023

Jeremiah 27:7

 "And all nations shall serve him, and his son, and his son's son, until the very time of his land come:  and then many nations and great kings shall serve themselves of him."

Continued 1st section of 3 sections in this chapter, verses 1 - 11;

And all nations shall serve him, and his son, and his son's son, until the very time of his land come:  -  word study - all; word study - until; word study - come;  God is directing what shall be for His creation.  The very existence of man and the nations is according to His will and purpose.  God raised up Babylon and Nebuchadnezzar for such a time as this.  And all the nations shall be under his control.  One, to bring forth judgment on them for their wickedness.  Two, for God is alligning them to bring forth that which shall come next.  And God sets 3 generations to be king, until their end shall come.  This is roughly less than 200 years, that God is allotting them to rule and reign.  God raises up, and God removes.  And God knows the very time appointed unto them.  Just as God had forewarned Judah that they would be 70 years in Babylon for exile, because of their wickedness against God.  God knows, for He is Omnipresent.


and then many naitons and great kings shall serve themselves of him.   -  word/phrases - nations & kings;

Started:  January 29, 2023

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