Sin is not just personal. It is not just something you do against yourself. Sin; yes, even our own "Private", "Personal" sin hurts others. Those closest to you; your family, friends, your fellow workers at your place of employment. Even more and worse my sin and yours offends God. Hear God speaking through the prophet … Continue reading The Defiled
My reading of Scripture today was Ezekiel 15 - 16. Chapter 16 describes the sins of Judah and Israel, and why God judged them, the sins of Sodom and their judgment (16:49-50). We can see clearly that God does not tolerate sin. Sin is what God calls sin; it does not matter at all what … Continue reading The Grace of GOD is Greater Far…
Today I want you to compare the life of two rebellious kings. Jehoichin which Scripture tells us "...did evil in the sight of the LORD" and Zedekiah also "...did evil in the sight of the LORD" (2 Kings 24:9, 19). The following verses tell us more of Zedekiah, and chapter 52 of Jeremiah gives us … Continue reading The Life of Two Kings
"In those days, and in that time, saith the LORD, the children of Israel shall come, they and the children of Judah together, going and weeping: they shall go, and seek the LORD their God. They shall ask the way to Zion with their faces thitherward, saying, Come, and let us join ourselves to the LORD … Continue reading The Children of Israel Shall Come
In a world where there are many words spoken. Some religious, some political, much trivial and inconsequential, talk among family and friends of events, church activities, teaching, and on and on we could go. In the prophet Jeremiah's day following the capture of Jerusalem the people chose to disobey God, even though the prophet had … Continue reading Whose Words Shall Stand?
We must consider, and realize that every word from God is not pleasant, comfortable, or encouraging. Many times it is not what we want to hear. Hear the word of the LORD through Jeremiah the prophet to king Zedekiah... "Then Zedekiah the king sent, and took him out: and the king asked him secretly in … Continue reading The Word From the LORD
Jeremiah did not enjoy preaching the message which God gave him to preach. He loved the people, the priests (they were members of his own family), the princes, and the kings. He loved the temple and what it represented. Most of all Jeremiah loved God and His commandments. When Hananiah the prophet preached that God … Continue reading The Teaching of Rebellion
Manasseh was one of Judah's most vile and wicked kings. He was responsible for turning the hearts of the people against the LORD God, and as being "worse than the heathen, whom the LORD had destroyed before the children of Israel" (2 Chronicles 33:9). Yet the LORD Almighty is merciful and gracious. "And when he … Continue reading Evil and God’s Grace
The prophets of the Bible were never really popular with the people. Many who claimed to be a prophet, and were popular with the kings and queens of the day, along with many of the people were not the prophets of the true and Living God. The prophet of God was much more than one … Continue reading The Biblical Prophet
Reading today from 2 Kings 19 - 21... "But they hearkened not: and Manasseh seduced them to do more evil than did the nations whom the LORD destroyed before the children of Israel." 2 Kings 21:9 (KJB) Hezekiah the father of Manasseh was a good, and godly king. His son Manasseh turned the hearts of … Continue reading When Evil Leadership Influences a Nation
Reading chapters 17 - 19 of 2 Kings today... "For he clave to the LORD, and departed not from following Him, but kept His commandments, which the LORD commanded Moses." 2 Kings 18:6 (KJB) Old, outdated, and antiquated are words we might hear from some older people about the Bible. We would probably hear it … Continue reading Old, Outdated, Antiquated???
Reading today from 1 Kings 14 - 15... "...Nevertheless Asa's heart was perfect with the LORD all his days." 1 Kings 15:14 b (KJB) Asa was the grandson of Rehoboam, and great grandson of Solomon. Abijam followed Rehoboam as the king of Judah, but he certainly was not a godly king; neither was Rehoboam, because … Continue reading Loyalty of Heart
“And he set captains of war over the people, and gathered them together to him in the street of the gate of the city, and spake comfortably to them, saying, Be strong and courageous, be not afraid nor dismayed for the king of Assyria, nor for all the multitude that is with him: for there … Continue reading The LORD Our God is With Us to Help Us
Do you find yourself to be a sinner? Have you sinned against God? There are some who would answer "No" to both of those questions. Sadly, though, there is no salvation for such a person. It is possible however for one to experience deliverance from iniquity, forgiveness of sin. Hear the prophet Jeremiah speak the … Continue reading No Iniquity Found
“Flee, save your lives! And be like the juniper in the wilderness. For because you have trusted in your works and your treasures, you also shall be taken. And Chemosh shall go forth into captivity, his priests and his princes together. And the plunderer shall come against every city; no one shall escape. The valley … Continue reading Judgment of Nations