June 1, 2013

Jeremiah 8:1-11

Passage: Jeremiah 8:1-11
Service Type:

The LORD leads me to tell you that this message is for all that are not disciples but it is to inform disciples that they may warn those that have no evidence of salvation in their lives.  We, as disciples, have a responsibility to hear the warnings of the LORD and then to call them to repent and believe the gospel.  Scripture makes it clear who are the lost.  Simply go to 1 John 2:3-6, “And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him. He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.”  So let us hear His word and go and tell everyone who does not know (is intimate with) Christ Jesus that they might repent and be saved.

Last Sunday, He spoke to us from Jeremiah 8:1-11.  The message started in verse one with the words, “At that time.”  This is referring back to chapter 7:32-34 where the LORD was speaking about a time that has not come but in the future. The Valley of Hinnom has not yet become the burial ground of the battle of Armageddon.  So, this word is not only for the Jews of that time but for all the people of God through the ages up until the time that tribulation shall take place.  At that time, the birds and the beasts will feast on the slain bodies even as Jeremiah 7:33 and Revelation 19:17-18 reveal.

This is a hard thing to realize.  But, in the ancient times in many great battles and in the modern times in the First World War this scene was a reality, but in a greater way in the time to come in the war of Armageddon.  The LORD spoke to us who have loved ones buried in a cemetery about how we feel about the resting place of their remains and how we would feel about this horrible thing that will be done, even though we who are Christians know that our loved ones that are in Christ, 1Thessalonians 4:13, are not in the grave but with Christ it is still a hard thing to consider.

The LORD speaks to us in verse 2 about the “many”, Matthew 22:14, that are not of the chosen because they did not receive Christ Jesus as their personal LORD and savior and those that entered into the broad gate that leads to destruction and did not chose the narrow gate that leads to life, Matthew 7:13-14, and did not become the few that find eternal life and not the few that are chosen.  These are those that have loved the “host of heaven.”  These were Baal gods that were thought of in the image of man.  They were jealous, lustful, revengeful, having all the personalities of humanity.  This was the reason that they loved these gods because they loved their sin and did not want to give it up.  The LORD speaks to us that this horrible scene is yet for the future for those that are called by the name of the people of God because they had His name but not His Spirit.

Lastly, the LORD took us to Lamentations 2:14 to show us the reason that these people of God were under judgment.  The preachers proclaimed peace, peace when they knew the sin of the people, and rather they did not show the people their sin and iniquity.  This is why we must come to church.  We all are sinners and need the anointing on the preachers to reveal our sin to us that we may repent and be cleansed.

Submit a Comment