Sunday, October 11, 2009

thoughtful words in Jeremiah 51:15-19

A passage in the book of Jeremiah, chapter 51, from verse 15 through 19, speaks some of the Truth God likes to use to teach us more of His Wisdom. I trust it will encourage and inspire you to prayer, and to see some things God still wants us to remember are true.

Some, on this earth, think that the chosen people of God (His people Israel) are not "His people" any more, but this is due to a sad misunderstanding. God has never abandoned His chosen people Israel. He has never forsaken them.

I find that, when I disobey, God has to let me go through (what I'd call) "consequences." These are seen, in our lives, as negative circumstances -- sometimes trouble, suffering, loss of blessing of some sort, or loss of income, and more possible options. Only God, my Father Who loves me more than I know, is wise enough to know what will turn my heart back to Him, to trust again in Him, and obey His Word, again, after a time when He has had to chastise me, in some way.

His usual aim in chastising His children (of Israel, and also His children by faith like that of Abraham; they are called the children of faith, in the book of Hebrews) is to open their (spiritual) eyes to see what He wanted them to see: that if they, or we, would obey Him, He would bless us and be with us in a special way, working on our behalf, to cause our enemies to shudder, to cause fear to rise up in the hearts of God's enemies (as He did when Gideon believed YHVH and obeyed His Word / command to Gideon and his men), ... and to prosper us, spiritually, in our souls, and in our lives, as well, so that His enemies are shown to be who they truly are. (fakes, failures and deceivers)

The Lord uses His people Israel, over and over, to show us what we are also like, if we are children of faith, believing God's Word like faithful Abraham.

Anyway, wanted to share this passage, from the book of Jeremiah, so ... here it is:

"He hath made the earth by His Power, He hath established the world by His Wisdom, and (He) hath stretched out the Heaven by His Understanding.
When He uttereth His Voice, there is a multitude of waters in the Heavens; and He causeth the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth: He maketh lightnings with rain, and bringeth forth the wind out of His Treasures.
Every man is brutish by His Knowledge; every founder (who makes molded or carved things) is confounded by the graven image: for his molten image if falsehood, and there is no breath in them.
They are vanity, the work of errors: in the time of their visitation they shall perish.
The portion of Jacob is not like them; for He is the former of all things: and Israel is the rod of His Inheritance: The Lord of hosts is His Name."


God's Word always becomes True, sooner or later.
He chooses when His Word will "come true." (in "historical time")
He chooses how to bring it about.
He knows all things, and is present at all times in what we call the history of this world.
Because He is God Almighty, and does not dwell "in time," but dwells in eternity, He is able to tell us things which are True, but which we do not, yet, understand, or see with our physical eyes, but which will come about, in time.

Keep trusting in The Lord Almighty, The God of Israel. He will cause His Will, for His chosen people, and for all who have been grafted into His Vine (Israel), by His Hand, and by His Power, to come about.
And, some day, every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Yeshua the Messiah (Jesus Christ) is Lord (Adonai, Master), to the glory of God The Father.

Philippians 2: 9-11
"Where God (The Father) hath also highly exalted Him, and given Him a Name which is above every name: That at The Name of Yeshua (Jesus) every knee should bow, of things in Heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Yeshua the Messiah (Jesus Christ) is Lord, to the glory of God The Father."

"Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem (!):
They shall prosper that love thee."
-- Psalm 122:7