God’s Word above all.

Jeremiah 26:8-9 “And when Jeremiah had finished speaking all that the Lord had commanded him to speak to all the people, then the priests and the prophets and all the people laid hold of him, saying, ‘You shall die! Why have you prophesied in the name of the Lord, saying, ‘This house shall be like Shiloh, and this city shall be desolate, without inhabitant’?’ And all the people gathered around Jeremiah in the house of the Lord.” Brethren, by this time, Jeremiah has been preaching God’s Word for 23 years yet no one has relented from their sin. At this time, Babylon is at the stoop of Jerusalem about to seize it and enslave it’s people for 70 years. Yet, the people would not listen to God’s Word from Jeremiah. Chapter 26 states that the priests and the prophets encircled him to seize Jeremiah and commit him to death. While this SCREAMS Christological correlation to when Jesus was seized and condemned, my question is why was God’s Word from Jeremiah depicted as something less than? I believe that it’s because these “prophets” were prophesying false words to the people, like what happens today. They’d fake as if they were hearing direct revelation from God, which created a all of reverence for the real Word spoken through Jeremiah. Prophecy and preaching became something common and less than serious because it was not being understood as a direct Word from God Himself. Much like today, people take it leave prophecies or fake like they speak for God from a direct Word, but when you respond with the direct Word of God from His Bible, you get persecuted. Why? Because we are not here to tickle people’s ears while they walk towards eternal Hell. We are here to slap you awake with biblical truth so that you wake up from the sleep on sin and see how close the cliff is to where you’re standing. Live like that today, I pray! Don’t settle for people’s horrid and blasphemous handling of God and His Word. Jeremiah would’ve gone to death for its proper context, and so should we. His Word is above all! God bless you.

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