Monday, November 29, 2021

Jeremiah 11:6

 "Then the Lord said unto me, Proclaim all these words in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem, saying, Hear ye the words of this covenant, and do them."

Continued 1st section of 2 sections in this chapter, verses 1 - 17;

Then the Lord said unto me, Proclaim all these word in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem,    -  word/phrase study - And God said/spoke (2);  word study - all the words that start with "P", proclaim;   word study - all;   God declares to Jeremiah the prophet, his responsibility and duty to speak His words to His people about their covenant.  They are to hear the word of the Lord.  They are to know what God has said and remind them of what they had said.  God gives Jeremiah the directive of what to do, Proclaim.  And God directs Jeremiah where to do this, the place, cities and streets of Judah and Jerusalem.   God will give them one more moment of invitation and opportunity to respond rightly.  This is God's mercy and lovingkindness reaching out to them to hear and respond before it is too late.

The duty, privilege, opportunity and responsibly of every church and Christian is the same, proclaim and go.  Proclaim what?  Proclaim the Gospel; teach the people the covenants of God.  Proclaim the whole Word of God; for faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.  Go where?  Go in to Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and unto the uttermost parts of the world.  Go near and go far with the Gospel. Go to those you know and those you don't know; but go.   It is the confession of most Christians and churches of this day, they don't proclaim the whole counsel of God, nor do they know the counsel of God.  Ravenhill: "WE don't know the Word of God, nor do we know the God of the Word.":    Confession from far too many is they do not proclaim to their loved ones, their friends.  It is as great a sin of this hour of prayerlessness as that of silence from Christians.  It is our prayer to give us boldness to proclaim and to go.  We are to found obedient unto this heavenly calling.  

saying, Hear ye the words of this covenant, and do them.   -  word/phrase study - And God said/spoke (2); word study - Do;




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Sunday, November 28, 2021

Jeremiah 11:5

 "That I may perform the oath which I have sworn unto your fathers, to give them a land flowing with milk and honey, as it is this day.  Then answer I, and said, So be it, O Lord."

Continued 1st section of 2 sections in this chapter, verses 1 - 17;  Conclusion of sentence, verses 1- 5;

That I may perform the oath which I have sworn unto your fathers, to give them a land flowoing with milk and honey, as it is this day.    -  word study  - all the words that begin with "P", perform;  word/phrase study - And God said/spoke;  word study - give;  word study - Day;  word/phrase study - 'this day';


Then answered I, and said, So be it, O Lord.   -  



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Saturday, November 27, 2021

Jeremiah 11:4

 "Which I command your fathers in the day that I brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, from the iron furnace, saying, Obey My voice, and do them, according to all which I command you:  so shall ye be My people, and I will be your God."

Continued 1st section of 2 sections in this chapter, verses 1 - 17; Continued sentence from verses 1 - 5;

Which I command your father in the day that I brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, from the iron furnace,    -  word/phrase study - the Lord commanded;  word study - Day;  word/phrase study - 'in that day'; word study - Bring, brought; God established covenants with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.  Then when God was ready to bring Moses and the children of Israel out of Egypt, into the promised land, He set forth another command to them.  The great power and miracles of the 10 plagues upon Egypt, was to judge Egypt, and to set forth to Israel, Who their God truly was.  They had heard of Him, but now they saw His glory and power.  And He issued His command that they would be His people and He would be their God.  And their example and witness in the promised land, and fulfilling HIs covenant with Abraham, would draw the heathen to be also a part of this.  But Israel failed in keeping the commands of God.  But God set forth His greatness in how He brought them out of Egypt.  

We are to remember what our command is when God Almighty brought us out of our Egypt.  Brought out of sin, into glorious salvation in Christ and through Christ and for Christ.  Brought out of chains, possessions, self, world, flesh, and carnality.  Nothing is too hard for God.  And as He did for Israel, in 10 miraculous plagues, and numerous other miracles in the wilderness, so God has done for us.  Overcoming and abiding graciously with us and for us.  For He knew from the beginning who would be His.  And knowing if we would be His' or not, He works to bring us unto Himself.  What a glorious day, in that day, He brought us forth.    Delivered from that iron furnace of hell and all those of Satan and his demons.  God delivered us and set us on the path and keeps us and loves and knows us.  May we never forget from whence we have come and been brought forth.  All by God, for God and unto God.  'I am not my own, for I have been purchased with a price of the precious blood of Christ Jesus.'   Thank you Lord, for bringing me out of Egypt and delivering me from all that was evil and make me one of Yours.

saying, Obey My voice, and do them, according to all which I command you:  so shall ye be My people, and I will be your God.   -  word/phrase study - And God said/spoke;  word study - Do; word study - all; word/phrase study - the Lord commanded;  word/phrase study - I will's of God;  




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Friday, November 26, 2021

Jeremiah 11:3

 "And say thou unto them, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel; Cursed be the man that obeyeth not the words of this covenant,"

Continued 1st section of 2 sections in this chapter, verses 1 - 17;   Continued one sentence found from verses 1 - 5;   

And say thou unto them, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel:   -  word/phrase study - And God said/spoke;   God is the Lord God of Israel;  God rules and reigns over them, for they are His'.  God speaks to them, to cause them to know what they have done against Him.  God speaks through His prophets Jeremiah to tell them, these truths.  

Cursed be the man that obeyeth not the words of this covenant,  -  God's covenant and commands.  



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Thursday, November 25, 2021

Jeremiah 11:2

 "Hear ye the words of this covenant, and speak unto the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem;"

Continued 1st section of the two sections in this chapter, verses 1 - 17;  One sentence found in verses 1 - 5, this continues that sentence in verse 2;

Hear ye the words of this covenant, and speak unto the men of Judah and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem;  -  word/phrase study - And God said/spoke;   God is speaking.  God is to be heard when He speaks, especially to HIs people.  His people that He is addressing is specifically called out, the men of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem.  For truly, they are the only ones that remain at this time.   When God speaks, His people are to give ear and hear.  God sets forth a reminder for them to hear Him speak on what the covenant was that He established with them and their fathers.  In verses 4, He identifies and reminds them more specifically of that covenant made with them and what was required of them.  'This covenant' is to be heard, to be obeyed, to be known and to be done.  This covenant is between God and HIs people.  god's covenants are not to be broken nor dismissed, but fulfilled and kept.  

God's covenant is one of the great acts of God's grace and mercy.  Who are we that we should ever receive from a Holy, Just God any act of help, salvation or redemption.  And yet, God, Creator and Sustainer of all things, offers to sinful, rebellious, unfaithful and unregenerate men the right to enter into covenant with Him.  The two covenants should be thought upon and understood at this point.  The covenant which is discussed in this chapter, with Israel and their children.  And then the new covenant with Christ and His children which is set in the New Testament for Christ followers.   God always keeps His side of the covenant.  A Covenant is an agreed upon terms that two or more parties enter into./   God offers to men this agreement.  Men are to agree and keep it the agreement for their eternal purposes, as well, as the present living here.   Much goes into the covenants of God.  God's covenant after the flood, with the rainbow.  God's covenant with Israel, and the day and night season.  God's covenant with the followers of Christ and their eternal home with Him in the new heaven and the new earth.   It is for us to make sure that we know the covenant and upon agreeing to it, we enter into it for all our days.   It is for God's glory that this is done.  Keep the covenant as God will hold us accountable for our part.  

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Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Jeremiah 11:1

 "The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord, saying,"

Beginning of new chapter, chapter 11; There are 23 verses; there are only 2 sections in this chapter;  This is the first section, verses 1 - 17;

The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord, saying,   -   Word/phrase study - And God said/spoke;  word study - Come, came;  God speaks, and His prophets and servants proclaim it.  God's word is spoken and it comes to His servants to give to the ears of the people.  The Word of God goes forth for multiple purposes.  It brings salvation, prophecy, warnings, promises, direction, leading, guidance, wisdom, instruction, laws, covenant.  His word goes forth and it shall not return unto Him void.  God's word is eternal, as it proceeds from Him, that is eternal.  'The grass withers, the flower fades, but the Word of God abides forever."    Only two things on this earth are eternal, the souls of men, and the Word of God.  It would do well for us to take heed to both of these eternal things.   God's word came to Jeremiah to tell the people, to warn the people and to offer them another instruction to do right before it was too late.  Throughout the prophets, when God's word comes to them, God states, the Word came to the prophets to give it to the people, that they might repent and return to Him.  It is God's invitation.  'Faith comes by hearing, and hearing the Word of God; and how shall they hear unless God's word comes to them through the messenger?"  

God is speaking, has spoken and will speak.  Do we have ears to hear?  Are we listening?  Let us not be found sinful, having ears to hear and cannot hear.   But let us sit before the Lord, and say, 'Speak Lord; for Thy servant is listening.'   God's word is so needful and beneficial for this life, we cannot go without it.  And where we have freedom, education and opportunity to read, study, glean and meditate on it; let us take advantage of this great opportunity God allows us.  For where much is given, much is required.  We shall be judged harsher, than those places who were restricted and unable to access the Word of God.  But God still speak and the Word still comes and we must give ear to hear what the Spirit is saying for this hour.  and the Word that God speaks to Jeremiah, is largely a parallel for our nation and times today.  A word for 600 BC, but just as relative for the 21st century.   "Speak Lord; I'm listening".  

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Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Jeremiah 10:25

 "Pour out Thy fury upon the heathen that know Thee not, and upon the families that call no on Thy Name:  for they have eaten up Jacob, and devoureth him, and consumed him, and have made his habitation desolate."

Conclusion of chapter 10;  conclusion of 4th section of 4 sections in this chapter, verses 23 - 25;

Pour out Thy fury upon the heathen that have know Thee not, and upon the families that call not on Thy Name:    -  word study - all the words that begin with "P", pour; word study - know;  word study - call;  Jeremiah the prophet concludes his prayer against the enemies of Israel.   Jeremiah had prayed for himself But now, in this verse he knowing that the enemy has been allowed to prevail against Israel, against the land, he cries out to God, for God to deal with them.  Where he had asked God not to deal with him in His fury, he now prays for God to deal the enemy of Israel in His fury.  He states two points to define who he wants God to deal with in fury:  1.  those that do not know You; 2.  those that call not on You.     

God's fury shall be poured out on the wicked of the earth.  His wrath will meet all those that have rejected Jesus Christ.  Hell is the full justice upon these that have not known Him nor called upon Him.  Oh, how vast the souls that shall perish!   Multitudes and multitudes in the valley of decision!  but they would not!    Christ prayed and taught that our privilege and responsibility is to know God.  'Be still and know God'.   And what shall we say to those that God has called, and they have refused to give ear, to respond, to hear.  'For having ears to hear they would not hear'.  Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God, but they would not!   They will not know God, they will not call upon Him.  They have refused to hear Him, refused to call, refused Him.  And as they reject and refuse Him, so He will refuse them.  They is no hope for them.  God's fury will find them and judge them accordingly, 'Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?"  yes He shall!   

And another added note here.  the nations that are heathen refuse to know Him.  And families refuse to call upon Him.  How is it that families, broken, shattered, in the greatest of troubles, will not call upon Him?  Sickness, poverty, calamity, death, drugs, divorce, rebellious, criminals, etc of all that is wrong in so many families and they will not call upon Him.  The One Who can make it alright and help, they refuse to call upon Him.  A heathen nation facing destruction, false gods, evil governments, broken society and the greatest of need is to know God, they refuse.  How is this for heathen nations and families, but it is our reality in this present world.  It is mind boggling.  And yet, look at American churches and Christians, how little they know of Him; how little they call upon Him.  Are we not much better than they?  Oh, for a change that makes the wrongs right, how we need ot know God and call upon Him.  

for they have eaten up Jacob, and devoureth him, and consumed him, and have made his habitation desolate.    -  word study - Destroy, desolate; word study - made;   God knows all things, but Jeremiah pours out the enemies tactics against His people and the promised land.  They, the enemy have eaten up Jacob, they have devoured them;  they have consumed them, and desolation is upon their habitation of the cities, homes, and lives.  God has fulfilled His warning against them for their great abominations against Him.  They have been reduced to nothing through famine, pestilence, captivity and slain with sword.   The enemy has dared to raise their hand against God's people.  God will not hold them innocent.  God's children have reaped what they sowed.  God will hold all guilty in this.  

How fast a nation, family, church or individual can go from health, riches, prosperity, increase, and all the other positive things of living.  And God can bring them to nothing in a moment.  In an hour, a day, God can undo everything that they have enjoyed and been blessed with.  Jeremiah had to watch this unfold.  I cannot think of a more tragic, horrific thing, after decades spent in trying to prevent the very thing that now comes upon them.  Lost souls, lost nation, wayward, carnal, churches all going away from God, and bringing and ushering forth such destruction desolation upon them.  See the descriptions which Jeremiah prays and see it upon your loved ones, upon our way of life - eaten up, devoured, consumed and desolate.  This is final judgement.  And it is God's wrath poured forth upon them, who should have done better, for they knew better.   

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