The Church inside the Tabernacle
Moreover the word of the LORD came unto Jeremiah the second time, while he
was yet shut up in the court of the prison, saying,
saith the LORD the maker thereof, the LORD that formed it, to establish it;
the LORD is his name;
unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things,
which thou knowest not.
thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel, concerning the houses of this city,
and concerning the houses of the kings of Judah, which are thrown down by
the mounts, and by the sword;
come to fight with the Chaldeans, but it is to fill them with the dead
bodies of men, whom I have slain in mine anger and in my fury, and for all
whose wickedness I have hid my face from this city.
Behold, I will bring it health and cure, and I will cure them, and will
reveal unto them the abundance of peace and truth.
7 And I
will cause the captivity of Judah and the captivity of Israel to return, and
will build them, as at the first.
8 And I
will cleanse them from all their iniquity, whereby they have sinned against
me; and I will pardon all their iniquities, whereby they have sinned, and
whereby they have transgressed against me.
9 And it
shall be to me a name of joy, a praise and an honour before all the nations
of the earth, which shall hear all the good that I do unto them: and they
shall fear and tremble for all the goodness and for all the prosperity that
I procure unto it.
“Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty
things, which thou knowest not.”
What’s happening here?
promised Jeremiah that:
That Jerusalem shall be rebuilt and reestablished
statu quo — in its former state," V.1-6.
That Israel, having their sins pardoned, shall be restored.V.7-8.
This shall bring glory of God, V.9.
Israel shall have both joy and plenty, see V.10-14.
way made for the coming of the Messiah see V.15-16.
the promise included restoring
house of Israel, shall flourish again, and be whole with Judah.
What does this say?
Jeremiah is writing this by God’s command
promise of restoration of Israel and Judah
While being captives by Babylon
wrote imprisoned in the courtyard of the Royal Palace.
reveal the power and glory of God
What does it mean?
Regardless of what uncertainty we face, this is always true:
God has a
plan and purpose in every situation. [Jer. 32:26]
will is for our benefit and His glory.
the midst of tribulation, God has work for us to do.
[See Jer.32:6-8; Israel pays a price v.9-13; Jeremiah prepares for the
future, v.14, 15; in the end receive the blessing, Ch. 33:10-11.]
How can I use this?
you are facing, God has a plan and purpose
reprove and rebuke but always to get us to turn around. He loves us as we
are, but loves enough not to leave us there!
created us to walk with Him throughout our lives.
Jesus came to redeem and deliver us from our corrupted state to guide and
instruct us by the Holy Spirit that we should serve Him for the glory of
Israel, God wants to grow us to a new level of godlikeness and purity.
There are times when we will suffer the results of our rebellion and
covenant with God is based on a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, not
a corporate one. Our hope is in knowing God’s will and obeying Him daily.
not a guessed obedience but obeying founded upon the promise found in the
New Testament of Hebrews 10:16
“This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith
the Lord, I will put my laws into their
hearts, and in their minds will I write them;”
passage is found in Jeremiah 31:33, 34.)
taken this promise from the past future to the present; for present day
believers. We are not to guess; we are to know from God’s word what
His will is for us.
is not doing!
is necessary before we can do, but it takes a change of heart and mind to
obey. Anyone can say they believe so what makes belief certain?
does it take to build a house?
components on the board]
money, resources; knowledge; devotion; application of this and more.
takes a positive attitude, and determination to make it all happen in its
proper time. A schedule and effort to make it happen.
Age is a
two edged sword
insight into what is important
less energy and time to accomplish your goal