Jeremiah Chapter 29
1 Now these are the words of the letter that Jeremiah the prophet sent from Jerusalem unto the residue of the elders which were carried away captives, and to the priests, and to the prophets, and to all the people whom Nebuchadnezzar had carried away captive from Jerusalem to Babylon;
6 Take ye wives, and beget sons and daughters; and take wives for your sons, and give your daughters to husbands, that they may bear sons and daughters; that ye may be increased there, and not diminished.
14 And I will be found of you, saith the LORD: and I will turn away your captivity, and I will gather you from all the nations, and from all the places whither I have driven you, saith the LORD; and I will bring you again into the place whence I caused you to be carried away captive.
16 Know that thus saith the LORD of the king that sitteth upon the throne of David, and of all the people that dwelleth in this city, and of your brethren that are not gone forth with you into captivity;
18 And I will persecute them with the sword, with the famine, and with the pestilence, and will deliver them to be removed to all the kingdoms of the earth, to be a curse, and an astonishment, and an hissing, and a reproach, among all the nations whither I have driven them:
21 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, of Ahab the son of Kolaiah, and of Zedekiah the son of Maaseiah, which prophesy a lie unto you in my name; Behold, I will deliver them into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon; and he shall slay them before your eyes;
23 Because they have committed villany in Israel, and have committed adultery with their neighbours' wives, and have spoken lying words in my name, which I have not commanded them; even I know, and am a witness, saith the LORD.
25 Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, saying, Because thou hast sent letters in thy name unto all the people that are at Jerusalem, and to Zephaniah the son of Maaseiah the priest, and to all the priests, saying,
26 The LORD hath made thee priest in the stead of Jehoiada the priest, that ye should be officers in the house of the LORD, for every man that is mad, and maketh himself a prophet, that thou shouldest put him in prison, and in the stocks.
31 Send to all them of the captivity, saying, Thus saith the LORD concerning Shemaiah the Nehelamite; Because that Shemaiah hath prophesied unto you, and I sent him not, and he caused you to trust in a lie:
32 Therefore thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will punish Shemaiah the Nehelamite, and his seed: he shall not have a man to dwell among this people; neither shall he behold the good that I will do for my people, saith the LORD; because he hath taught rebellion against the LORD.
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A disciple's Jeremiah Chapter 29 comment on 1/28/2018, 11:13am...
"And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart." Jeremiah 29:13 Do you remember when you were little, before you really started doing things you knew were wrong? Do you remember how you felt when you did something you knew was wrong? THAT is the secret place where God sees, and how He alone knows us better than we know ourselves. Stupidity and listening to others who wanted to get you to do bad things, can be forgiven and healed in anyone who brings THAT VERY THING to the Lord in repentance. A good and honest heart and a tender clean conscience have to go together. This must be the beginning of our new life in Christ and what we strive to maintain and perfect for the rest of our lives rendering to the Lord all He is worthy of, in deed and in truth.
A disciple's Jeremiah Chapter 29 comment on 1/28/2018, 10:42am...
Jeremiah 29:13 "And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart." These are they who with a good and honest heart receive the word by the preaching of the cross of Christ, under conviction of the Spirit, in faith and acknowledging of the truth. But there are multitudes of other kinds who are offended by the preaching of the cross, and will therefore not be heard nor regarded in their hour of distress, because they only cry out in desperation in the terrors of eternal doom, WITHOUT A HEART TO REPENT AND BE CONVERTED! John 7:33-34 "Then said Jesus unto them, Yet a little while am I with you, and I go unto him that sent me. Ye shall seek me, and shall not find: and where I am, ye cannot come." Thus it is, that the Lord Jesus Christ the Great King separates every man one from another and sets the Righteous at His right hand to pronounce to them the Blessing and Welcome into the Kingdom prepared for them from the foundation of the world and likewise the ungodly on His left shall have the everlasting shame and sorrow of Eternal Damnation, Rejection, and being PUT OUT OF ALL MEMORY OF MEN FOREVER.
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