Jer 30:1 The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying,
There is no fixed date for this prophecy, nor for the one in the following chapter. We may be startled by the contents over these next 2 chapters. The subject matter concerns Israel’s future restoration, a sharp contrast to all that has gone before. After that, we will then be taken to the end of Zedekiah’s reign, and be given an historical account of the fall of Jerusalem, and the aftermath thereof, from a spiritual perspective. Let us bask in the sure promises of God that are found here, right in the midst of imminent calamity. Even as God spends 90% or more of his time on warning, he never leaves us without hope. The life of faith is one that places our eyes in 2 places – making the best of it in the moment, but always motivated and energized with the future hope that the scripture provides.
Jer 30:2 Thus speaketh the LORD God of Israel, saying, Write thee all the words that I have spoken unto thee in a book (scroll).
What follows is a word from the Lord that was not to be spoken in public at this time, but was to be recorded for later use. Some words are not meant to be released immediately. This was the season of judgment. If Jeremiah started to speak of future blessing, it would most likely derail the people from heeding the more immediate word of repentance and reform. Timing is everything. Those that want to skip the ‘now’ message for the one that is meant for a later season are not doing themselves any favors. You cannot simply live in your favorite part of the book. There is a reason the bible contains what it contains. Do not cheat yourself by ignoring the bits you don’t like.
The bible is such an amazing book. Something may lie dormant for centuries, yet when the truths contained therein are needed to be known, the Holy Spirit will unseal it in the proper season. I believe we’re living in such a season. The prophetic books of judgment are being unsealed. Soon perhaps books such as Daniel and Revelation will be truly unsealed, so we can stop guessing who is the antichrist, what is the mark, when are the 4 horsemen riding, and who are the 2 witnesses. A sure sign that a book is sealed is when you have 100 different books describing 100 different guesses as to what a particular passage of scripture means, such as the mark of the beast, for example. Only since 2020 and the unveiling of transhumanism are we now getting a true glimpse of what the mark may be all about.
Jer 30:3 For, lo, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will bring again (shoob) the captivity (prisoners, return from exile) of my people Israel and Judah, saith the LORD: and I will cause them to return (shoob) to the land that I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it.
God now wants Jeremiah to record some future promises, once judgment has run its course. God will shoob the prisoners (turn away) from captivity, and shoob (turn back) them back to their land of promise. Have we seen enough of shoob to understand just how important the concept is to God? The idea is one of regular turning – turning away from the evil and turning back toward the good. If our spiritual lives are stuck in neutral, we are most likely falling short somewhere. Seek God early and often, and find out where your next shoob lies in your personal life.
Jer 30:4 And these are the words that the LORD spake concerning Israel and concerning Judah.
The replacement theologians are about to get smacked down. While the church may be symbolically seen in certain passages where the northern kingdom is referenced, God very clearly has much to say about historical Israel. The previous verse, this verse, and several following specifically mention both Israel and Judah so there is no mistaking the fact that God has not forgotten any part of his people.
God has been dealing specifically with the judgment of Judah up until now, and he has said so. Now in these 2 chapters of future promise, he very clearly speaks of both kingdoms. To try and somehow say that Israel is now the church and only the church would make a mockery of the clear meaning of the text. The promises would not make much sense, except in a solely spiritual application. Yet the focus of these chapters will be first and foremost, a restoration of the Hebrews to all the promised land, and only secondarily can we pull out a spiritual application to the church. It’s not one or the other, it’s both. There will be a physical restoration of the Hebrews, but also a spiritual one for all the children of God. Let the Holy Spirit lead you in emphasizing one or the other or both, depending on what truth he wants to teach you at any moment in time.
God will now speak of both Israel and Judah. Two kingdoms that should of never been torn apart in the first place. Even though Israel had ceased to exist back in 722, and then fully exiled by 670, here in 597 to 586 (which would be when this word would of been given), God still speaks of Israel as a living entity. He did not make these promises stating that when Israel comes back to the land, or when in the future I restore them, he speaks of them as if they are restored and existing today.
Let us review the terms that refer to each state. When Jeroboam broke away from Rehoboam after the reign of Solomon, he formed the northern kingdom. It was known by many names. The northern kingdom, Israel, the 10 tribes, Ephraim, Samaria. The southern kingdom was known primarily as Judah, but also Jerusalem, and the kingdom of David. Zion generally referred to all the land of both kingdoms, though it was centered around Jerusalem itself.
Jer 30:5 For thus saith the LORD; We have heard a voice of trembling (fear, anxiety, quaking), of fear (alarm, dread, terror), and not of peace (shalom).
Even in the midst of God’s promise of return and restoration, the promises are still centered around the idea of tribulation. We shall see in the following verses that not only is God speaking of the imminent destruction of Jerusalem, but of the tribulation as well. The word is so rich in depth of meaning, that one may find several passages like this that apply equally to more than one different time period.
Does this word not accurately describe the general environment that we are living in today? Fear and trembling on every side. Anxiety and dread over what may be coming next. Fear, fear, and more fear being spewed out by the media every opportunity they get. Keeping us from thinking straight, from stopping and considering what is the exact truth of things?
Jer 30:6 Ask ye now, and see whether a man doth travail with child? Wherefore (why) do I see every man with his hands on his loins, as a woman in travail, and all faces are turned into paleness (from fright)?
God is saying that the fear is so palpable, all men are as terrified and doubled over like a woman who is having a hard time giving birth. Fear has that paralyzing effect, unless it’s the fear of the Lord. Though that fear also paralyzes you, but only when it comes to being tempted. True godly fear will paralyze you when the temptation to sin is before your eyes, you will shudder in terror and flee from it.
It’s a tragedy that we’re usually paralyzed with terror over what man or the devil is trying to do to us, and fearless when it comes to indulging in sin.
As an aside, this verse reminds me of a particularly incomprehensible lunacy, where the woke crowd really believes that a man can have a child. Only in the Laodicean church age could something like this ever be allowed to exist amongst us.
Jer 30:7 Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble (tsaw-raw – tightness, adversity, anguish, tribulation); but he shall be saved (yaw-shah – preserved, delivered, rescued) out of it.
Now we see definitive proof that God is really speaking about the tribulation. The classic commentators of the previous century seemed to have had no clue as to the true meaning of this phrase, or of the reference to the tribulation altogether in this chapter. Nevertheless, that is a perfect example of why scholasticism can only carry you so far. Even amongst the prayerful, certain passages are only released in due season. While all the word of God is profitable at all times, certain passages have seals on them until the seals are broken by heaven.
Perhaps October 7, 2023 will be the start of the period that will become Jacob’s trouble. Jacob was a deceiver, and he paid dearly for it by losing 20 years of his life being cheated by Laban. Yet God watched over and blessed him greatly in the end. So today does the Jew face terrible hatred and prejudice by virtually the entire planet. Things are about to get far worse for the sons of Jacob, but God promises yaw-shah – deliverance in the end. Everyone can see the similarity of yaw-shah to yeshua. I will leave it to the reader to decide if the similarity was put there intentionally by God.
In any event, the word trouble implies a narrowing, a tightness. Does that not describe the feeling we are all experiencing in these days? Our world is becoming narrower, our options are becoming fewer. We feel like we are being hemmed in. First by lockdowns and travel restrictions, then by vax passports and the marginalization of Christian thought and practice. Tribulation always means tightness. Get ready to be squeezed!
Jer 30:8 For it shall come to pass in that day, saith the LORD of hosts, that I will break his yoke from off thy neck, and will burst thy bonds, and strangers shall no more serve themselves of him (be kept in bondage):
God would of been talking of at least a double fulfillment – the release from Babylonian captivity after 70 years, and the deliverance at the end of the tribulation.
Jer 30:9 But they shall serve (be bondmen to) the LORD their God, and David their king, whom I will raise up unto them.
After Judah had learned the meaning of being in bondage to a pagan ruler, just like they were in Egypt, so God will redeem them once again, not so they could go back to their own self willed stubborn ways, but be a servant or slave of Yehovah. We don’t really talk about the fact that slavery is not looked upon as the all encompassing evil that the modern western world considers it to be. God would have much to teach us within this context of slavery.
We love to hear how we are all children of God, sons and daughters, soldiers, and even a bride. We don’t really hear much about us being bond slaves of Jesus. What do we think happened at the cross? Jesus bought us out of slavery by paying in blood. We were bought off the slave auction block, in a sense. We now belong to a new master. He may of adopted us as sons, yet the word teaches us to not throw away the concept of seeing ourselves as bond servants altogether. The word doo-los in the Greek is rendered as servant. It means salve or bondman. Look at all the references to doolos (Strong’s 1401):
Tit_1:1 Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God’s elect, and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness;
Jas_1:1 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.
2Pe_1:1 Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ:
Jud_1:1 Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called:
Rev_1:1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:
That pretty much covers all the new testament letter writers. Notice that none of them declared themselves to be sons or warriors of God, but slaves of God and Jesus Christ.
We need to embrace this slave mindset when we approach the throne. It may help keep pride, presumption and arrogance our of our hearts, and help foment humility, contriteness, and grace instead.
The reference to king David is an obvious messianic promise. Ezekiel in describing the activities taking place in the Millennial temple seems to indicate that David himself will come back and preside there as prince. The Millenium is really a total mystery, and I don’t believe that portion of scripture will be fully unsealed until we are almost done with the tribulation.
Jer 30:10 Therefore fear thou not, O my servant Jacob, saith the LORD; neither be dismayed (discouraged, beat down), O Israel: for, lo, I will save (yaw-shah) thee from afar (far in time and place), and thy seed from the land of their captivity; and Jacob shall return (shoob), and shall be in rest, and be quiet, and none shall make him afraid (shudder in terror).
The first thing to notice is God is using the generic name for the united kingdom – Jacob. He also uses Israel, which can also refer to both kingdoms, as it does here. He does not speak of Judah. God wants to make it known that all Israel will be saved at the end. This would speak more of the Millennial deliverance, as only Judah returned from the Babylonian captivity.
I believe one of the greatest challenges that we face today is not to fear. Fear has always been such a powerful weapon of the enemy. How much more at the end of all things! We are not to be discouraged or beat down. This is all fine and dandy for God to say. How do we accomplish this? By continually reading promises such as this, where God promises to save us, even if he doesn’t appear to be present in our current circumstance, but far away. He also promises to save our children from wherever they have been taken captive. They may not of been spirited away to a foreign land, but they certainly have been spirited away to a foreign way of thinking. Wokeness, transgenderism, sexual depravity, evolution, fake climate crisis, fake racism, fake everything. If God was willing to promise these rebellious Jews total deliverance and a return to peace, so would God be willing to deliver us.
Just as I have been trying to prove that the judgments of Jeremiah are as applicable to our situation as to theirs, so are the precious promises as well.
Jer 30:11 For I am with thee, saith the LORD, to save thee: though I make a full end of all nations whither I have scattered (dashed in pieces) thee, yet will I not make a full end of thee: but I will correct (yaw-sar – chastise, punish) thee in measure (mishpat), and will not leave thee altogether unpunished naw-kaw, naw-kaw – be clean, acquitted).
God is with us. Should that not be enough to get us through the day? God now speaks in global terms. It has seemed like his entire focus is on Israel, yet here he casually states that all Gentile nations will receive full measure for their sins. God’s people, though punished, shall not receive a full measure. No, you cannot escape punishment, but I will not wipe you completely out, like I may do with others.
Specifically, God speaks of nations where he has sent his people the Jews. I believe this can apply to his church as well. How that nation treats God’s people will determine if they will survive the tribulation or not. Especially how they treat the Jews. With so much antisemitism proliferating in the nations, I fear for all our lands. God does take note how we treat his people. That is not just his church, but his original tribe as well. We see how God still speaks of the northern kingdom as a viable entity, so anyone who thinks that God has abandoned Israel or replaced them with the church is simply non-biblical in his belief.
The Hebrew word for correct (yaw-sar) also contains the idea of punish. I have heard so many people try to separate the idea of correction from punishment, or chastise. Like a helicopter parent who wouldn’t dream of striking their child, we anthropomorphize God. We assign human attributes to the divine. When God corrects, he chastises. Chastisement has the aspect of punishment intertwined in it. Torah teaches this concept. When a thief steals, he is to make restitution 4 or 5 fold in some cases. This is more than restitution, this is punitive. The idea is to inflict a certain kind of pain so the lesson lasts. As I have shared previously, when I stepped out in presumption and worldly fear in trying to obey God by purchasing a place that was not God’s will, God let me do it, and he did not deliver me right away. I was punished in stress and anxiety for a season of time, and ended up with a significant financial loss. There was a painful, punitive aspect to God’s chastisement, so that I would not easily forget the lesson.
Do not be offended at God when he corrects you, even if it is painful and permanent. Is it not better to have a reminder of a danger that you are susceptible to, rather than a quick deliverance, which may lead you into the same error down the road?
In like manner, the same error is found when many speak of their wrongly taught concept of the fear of the Lord. They all say it just means reverence. It does not. It means terror, dread, even horror. I sometimes am in reverential awe of a beautiful sunset. Reverential awe will not make me change my behavior. Dread and holy terror will. Go where the text actually leads you, it is always for your own good. Go where the hireling in the pulpit tries to take you, and you will always end up outside the sheepfold, sooner or later.
Jer 30:12 For thus saith the LORD, Thy bruise (ruin) is incurable (woeful), and thy wound (plague, carnage) is grievous.
God plainly describes Israel’s current state. Whether he is speaking of the dispersed 10 tribes, or the Judean captivity that was about to become total, God was not afraid to tell it like it is. We need to stop listening to preachers who refuse to tell their people exactly what is going on in the world. How does it help anyone to pretend that there is no world wide human extermination taking place? That your government is not trying to kill you, when they are? That immorality has become so pervasive in our society, that it is an absolutely sure thing that God has to destroy our land? Why are we shielding everyone from the truth? Do you think you’re doing them any favors? If they leave, let them leave. They won’t be able to stand anyway. Concentrate on those who have a love of the truth. Don’t ever withhold truth from your people. He who has ears to hear will hear.
God is saying the moral rot in your land is so bad that it can’t be healed, or salvaged.
Jer 30:13 There is none to plead thy cause, that thou mayest be bound (bandaged) up: thou hast no healing medicines.
Your backsliding has reached such a level that no one can really make a judicial case for your pardon anymore. You have run our of remedies to avoid judgment.
In more veiled references to the signs of our times, our medical system has imploded. Medicines that actually heal have been banished, only poisons are allowed to be prescribed. You will not be healed, only poisoned and vented should you venture into our modern day death camps. As well, there are almost no righteous lawyers left. They refuse or are afraid to take your case, knowing they cannot win against the corrupt judges in the land.
Jer 30:14 All thy lovers have forgotten thee; they seek thee not; for I have wounded (struck) thee with the wound (blow) of an enemy, with the chastisement of a cruel (terrible) one, for the multitude of thine iniquity (perversity); because thy sins (khat-taw-aw – offences, habitual sins) were increased (become so numerous).
Any allies Judah had have abandoned her, as they sniff which way the political winds are blowing. Many nations are seeing America fall from its perch as the last superpower and are now abandoning her and making new alliances (think of the BRICS nations). As God struck Judah a fatal blow, so he has struck America. God is said to of struck Judah as cruelly as an enemy would strike, that is, this is not a light affliction of a loving parent applied to a wayward son, but as one who is an enemy. That is how far Judah had fallen away from God, that God is chastising them like he would his personal enemy, not a family member. And why does he do this? Because of the quality of their perversion, and the multitude of their sins. Does that not sound like our nations today? Can our sexual perversion get any more deranged (don’t answer that, as I know that somehow it will get worse, in ways that normal people’s imaginations cannot comprehend until the wicked reveal it unto us). Who would of ever thought we would allow 4 year olds to watch drag queens perform obscenities before their eyes, while the parents clap and cheer? Who would of thought we would let our children secretly take hormone blockers, ruining their reproductive cycles for life? Who would of thought cutting off breasts and genitals of our very own children would be protected by law? Who would of thought that you could be jailed for trying to tell your son that he really is a son and not a daughter? Who would of thought your children could be taken away from you because you refused to call your daughter a son? Who would think overt homosexual acts are now commonplace on almost all tv shows? Who would of thought that Disneyland would be filled with pedophiles and sodomites? Who would of thought we would be forced to watch naked men parade in our streets in front of our children and not only be protected, but applauded and almost worshipped as the new morality?
Our sins have increased high above our heads. Even the pagan lands are sick of our behavior. They might of liked some level of immorality that they imported from us, but now even the most secular are disgusted with our moral norms and practices.
Jer 30:15 Why criest (shriek) thou for thine affliction (ruin, destruction, breaking)? Thy sorrow (anguish, affliction) is incurable (desperate) for the multitude (abundance) of thine iniquity (perversity): because thy sins were increased (so numerous), I have done these things unto thee.
God is not moved by the pain of the wicked, especially in the end times, even if they call themselves God’s people. When all these feminized, cowardly, reality denying believers face the end of their comforts, safety, and security, they will shriek to God. God will ask them why are they shrieking now? Did I not warn you again and again, and you rebuked my messengers. You accused them of preaching an old testament god, as if there are 2 different gods found in the bible. You have been broken, even your immune system is now broken, because you refused to give up any little bit of what you had in this life. Your affliction cannot be cured at this late stage. There comes a time when it is too late. God says that a certain amount of sinning guarantees a certain definitive judgment, that no amount of pleading the blood of Jesus can overturn.
We have these stupid ideas that we can run to a particular doctrine and use it as an all round antibiotic to solve every problem. Pleading the blood does not halt God’s mishpat. God’s righteous decrees can only possibly be delayed or overturned by a certain kind of repentance. A repentance of a certain quality and quantity, entered into before it is too late. We all want magic bullets, get out of jail free cards. So many Christians approach the bible that way. Instead of falling on their face before the living God, seeking him until he shows us what we must do, we run to our favorite fair weather preacher, who thinks God is a Tony Robbins of Zig Ziglar seminar, who gives us the 3 steps to success, or the one scripture that reverses all sorrow.
Carefully read the above verse. Get on your face right now, and make sure that your self will has not blinded you into thinking that you haven’t sinned as much as God says you have. And even if your conscience is clear, be realistic in what you expect God can do when you are a part of a nation that has wilfully chosen to plunge so deep into gross iniquity of every kind. Because our sins have become so numerous, God has done all these evil things to us.
Our only weapon is prayer. Total abandonment of all man made solutions. Total trust in relying on God’s decision to deliver us, when and where and how he pleases.
Let this awful truth sink deep into our souls. God is perfectly righteous. He has every right to do with us as he pleases. He has every right to destroy us. He owes us nothing. We think that just because we’re washed in the blood, we deserve and are guaranteed a certain amount of temporal deliverance. The book of Jeremiah is delivering us from that silly notion, once and for all.
Jer 30:16 Therefore all they that devour thee shall be devoured; and all thine adversaries, every one of them, shall go into captivity; and they that spoil thee shall be a spoil, and all that prey upon thee will I give for a prey.
The therefore ties in this abrupt change of mood with the previous passage. Because all have abandoned you and none plead your case, in the end I will take up your case. I see how all those whom I have appointed to punish you have actually treated you. They always go way too far in their cruelties. Four times God proclaims that Israel’s enemies will receive a punishment in accordance with their behaviour. If they devoured, they will be devoured in turn. Not a single enemy will escape. I will avenge you of your enemies. We may be entering a season of suffering and physical loss, but those who are preying upon us will themselves be utterly consumed. Our challenge is to wait upon Him.
Jer 30:17 For I will restore health (wholeness) unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds (plagues), saith the LORD; because they called thee an Outcast, saying, This is Zion, whom no man seeketh after.
God may punish his people severely, but he hates those whom pile on persecution upon persecution onto his chosen race. When the world says the Jews have been abandoned by God, whether its muslims or replacement theologians, God will then take pity on his people and heal them.
As an aside, perhaps it is only God who can heal you of the jab, if you took it in ignorance and/or fear, but have now sincerely repented of it.
Here is another remez – a Hebrew word meaning a hint of something deeper. Zionism is perhaps the most hated movement in the world today. Somehow it is connotated with all those rich Jewish banking families that we are all aware of, and are associated with world control. Zionism has become a slur, a curse word, something so evil that to be called a Zionist is almost worse than being a satanist.
Yet all Zionism is is simply a belief by certain Jews that the land that God gave them via Abraham in an eternal covenant is just that, their land forever. How any Christian has any problem with that, is beyond me. You have to deny the Abrahamic covenant to oppose Zionism. Does that mean that every person that works towards restoring the Hebrews to their biblical homeland is righteous? Of course not. Just as every so called Christian is not saved. Does that make Christianity something evil? The lack of critical thinking amongst believers appalls me.
Because God placed a special blindness upon the Jews after they had crucified the Messiah, the church became increasingly hostile to the Jewish people, since they responded so poorly to every evangelization effort attempted. Instead of understanding the scriptures where this situation is thoroughly explained in Romans chapters 9 to 11, we were ashamed of our failures to convert and took it out on them. Thus all sorts of heinous doctrines were developed to explain our lack of evangelistic success. It couldn’t be our fault, it had to be the Jews’ fault. They were demon possessed. They were cursed and abandoned by God. They were not human. They were in league with the devil. They were the Christ killers. So instead of accepting the fact that God was dealing with them in his own time and in his own way, we demonized them throughout the ages.
It has culminated in the 2 greatest antisemitic movements in history. Islam was most likely started by an apostate Nestorian Christian, who undoubtedly had strong antisemitic sentiments, which he passed along in this supposed new religion. The protocols of the elders of Zion was another document that may or may not of been created by satanists, that laid out this diabolical plan for world enslavement at the feet of the Jews. In reality, it was the filthy rich of all the tribes of the world who dreamed of total world control. They have always been working behind the scenes, but now are out in the open since 2020. They are the cabal, and they are not all Jews. By listening to some of these antisemitic lunatics, you would think that no one could be truly evil unless he was a Jew.
Cast aside your condemnations of all things Jewish. God is dealing mightily with them. They have suffered far worse than most any other people group in history. We have enough crisis to deal with in our own backyards.
This verse is also implying that God will use these heretical teachings as motivation to bring about Israel’s restoration.
Jer 30:18 Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will bring again the captivity of Jacob’s tents, and have mercy on his dwellingplaces; and the city shall be builded (built, repaired) upon her own heap (mound), and the palace (citadel) shall remain after the manner thereof (mishpat).
As God rescued Israel from Egypt, so he would rescue them from Babylon. As God rescued us from Egypt, the land of sin and bondage to sin, so now as believers who have fallen away with the Laodicean generation into the Babylonian new world order, he will deliver us once again.
God reminisces about how simply his people used to live. He would like to restore you to that simplicity in Christ.
The last phrase could be translated as ‘the citadel shall be established in or by mishpat – judgment and justice’. Only by living under the righteous decrees of our Father can we hope that our spiritual houses will remain standing as the storms increase all around us.
Jer 30:19 And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of them that make merry (laughs): and I will multiply them, and they shall not be few; I will also glorify them, and they shall not be small (ignoble, brought low).
Once God delivers us from all evil, then we shall rejoice. So many rejoice today, not in faith of a future promise, but as a way of shutting their eyes and ears to the extreme suffering that is occurring all around us. Reality is too ugly, so we hide like ostriches.
There will be a time to rejoice, but in God’s time, not ours. Today, we are being depopulated. Tomorrow, God will reverse that decree.
Jer 30:20 Their children also shall be as aforetime (in the front, as in ancient times), and their congregation shall be established before me (before my face), and I will punish all that oppress them.
While the true church has been shrinking in this last generation, God will eventually reverse that, even as he promises to reverse the Jews misfortune. The sense also could be that children will become properly valued and cherished as they once were in ancient times. Today, we place little value on children. We abort them, we euthanize them, we poison them with vaxxes, we destroy their souls with drag queen story hour, teaching them sodomy in schools, evolution and gender dysphoria (whatever that is). We tell them they can identify as a cat, dog, or whatever they want, and we will accommodate them. We pack off our kids to whoever while we pursue our careers. We ensure that they will wind up in hell because we must maintain our accustomed standard of living. We’ve turned them over to those who hate us, who want nothing more than to destroy our children in every way possible. God is saying that a day is coming when all of that will cease. You will once again worship me in spirit and in truth, and I will stop being your enemy and will once again fight on your side.
Jer 30:21 And their nobles shall be of themselves, and their governor shall proceed from the midst of them; and I will cause him to draw near, and he shall approach unto me: for who is this that engaged (intermix) his heart to approach unto me? saith the LORD.
It is a great blessing to not have strangers rule over you. All we get are weird foreigners ‘elected’ as our mayors and political representatives who in no way could of ever been fairly elected, as no one even knows who these people are in order to vote for them. We now know what it is like to have those make decisions that effect our day to day lives who have nothing in common with us. When God is back on your side, all that garbage ceases.
These leaders that God will rise up from within our own ranks will be given a heart that wants to seek God. While it is up to us to shoob toward God, yet our shoobing will certainly eventually cease without God placing the love of shoobing within us. Turn to God. He will notice and place his desires within you. Your desire for him will increase. As you obey this inner prompting, God will give you more desire. And on it goes until you come to the measure of the stature of the fullness in Christ, as Paul states in Eph 4:13.
God certainly takes notice of who engages his heart to approach him. I like that nuance in the Hebrew, that of intermixing. I see it as intermixing our heart with his, so that his heart becomes our heart.
Jer 30:22 And ye shall be my people, and I will be your God.
The end result is what has been God’s will since he called Abraham. He wants us to totally belong to him. When Adam fell, he lost the entire human race. Unwilling to let us all go, he chose one man, and from that one man, he will have his portion to glorify him for all eternity.
Jer 30:23 Behold, the whirlwind (hurricane) of the LORD goeth forth with fury (heat, rage, wrath), a continuing whirlwind: it shall fall with pain upon the head of the wicked.
Jeremiah would not be Jeremiah unless he concluded his discourse with more of God’s wrath. God’s wrath is uncontainable like a sudden storm. It is relentless and is meant to cause pain as it consumes. The wicked have nothing to look forward to but the wrath of God.
Jer 30:24 The fierce anger of the LORD shall not return (shoob), until he have done it, and until he have performed (accomplished) the intents (plans) of his heart: in the latter days (end of days) ye shall consider (discern, perceive) it.
Only in the end times shall we be given the revelation of the judgments of God. So much of the church simply cannot accept that all this evil that has fallen upon us is from the hand of God. The great reset could not be taking place unless God had decreed it.
As recipients of this crucial revelation, let us be found as good stewards. Do not look at this and cast it aside, as the man who looks at himself in the mirror and goes his way (Jam 1:23-24). Rather, let these unsealed truths be allowed to sink down into the very marrow of our bones, to motivate us and spur us on to greater and greater depths of consecration and dedication to the things of God.
Let us be about our Father’s business while there yet remains a little light to see by.
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