June 30, 2013

Jeremiah 9:6

Passage: Jeremiah 9:6
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Let’s review what the LORD said to us last Sunday from Jeremiah 9:6, “Thine habitation is in the midst of deceit; through deceit they refuse to know me, saith the LORD.”   I felt the passion of the LORD as I preached from this verse as He cried to His people, His children, the people of God in the earth that were established by Him, who were not a people.  Through the definite act of God in speaking to a man that was a gentile in the earth, a pagan named Abram whom God changed His name to Abraham, He brought forth a people for Himself.

The LORD was there, God. He was the only God, there was no other.  All the other nations had gods that were not God.  He had protected them through the years of their nativity bringing them into Egypt in the time of famine.  Later, God delivered them out for the purpose of bringing them into a land that He would give to them.  On the way, He brought them to Mt. Sinai and reveled Himself to them.  He gave them the Ten Commandments that would structure their society, their culture to make them the witness of the life that God had planned for all mankind.

The LORD cried through Jeremiah; “You have changed Me, the only god for those that are not.  I planted you a noble vine to bring forth fruit for me in the earth but you have become a degenerate plant bringing forth rebellious fruit not fit for my name.  My people are foolish because they do not know me.  They are wise to do evil but to do good they have no knowledge.  I look through the streets of my people to see if I can find one that executes justice and I find none.  I go to the leaders of the land but they have altogether broken My Law and forsaken me.  I find an unbelievable thing in the land.  The prophets (preachers) prophecy falsely.  The priests bear rule by their means and my people love to have it so.  The prophet and priest have preached, “Peace, peace when there is no peace,” and rejected my Word to them of the coming catastrophe of the armies of Babylon.  This people are saying that my prophets are not speaking for me but are full of wind.  If that were not bad enough they go further by following after the pagan religions around them.  But, they continue to come and stand in My house after they have committed spiritual adultery, stolen, murdered, swore falsely and burned incense to Baal.  They come and stood in my house and blatantly stated that you are delivered to do this.”

Now the passage Jeremiah 9:6 that the LORD’s message came to us last Sunday.  The LORD says to the people of His name, “Deceit is the way of life among you from the government to the ministry down to the families.  Deceit is everywhere.  It is common and thought of as just normal life but to the LORD it is an abomination.  It is thought of as normal because you do not know Me.  You know the Baal gods and the people that follow them but Me and My way you do not know.”  That is what He said to them. Then He turned and spoke that to us.  We need to wake up!  This is the way of our country and the church of this nation.  Neither do they know God’s heart or His Word for they have received a strong delusion from the LORD.  They did not love the truth and have believed a false gospel.  See 2 Thessalonians 2:7-12.  We need to take this Word to heart and fear the LORD.

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