Jeremiah Study – Jeremiah and the Last Kings of Israel – Part 2 Lesson 11

The Jeremiah Study from Tabernacle of David Restored, in Edom

Presented by Jaco van der Merwe
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I want to quote some Scripture before we start:

Mat 23:8-10 MJKV But you must not be called Rabbi, for One is your teacher, Christ, and you are all brothers. And call no one your father on the earth, for One is your Father in Heaven. Nor be called teachers, for One is your Teacher, even Christ. 

2Ti 3:13-17 MKJV But evil men and seducers will go forward to worse, deceiving and being deceived. But continue in the things that you have learned and have been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, and that from a babe you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise to salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is God-breathed, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be perfected, thoroughly furnished to every good work.

Col 2:8-12 MKJV Beware lest anyone rob you through philosophy and vain deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the elements of the world, and not according to Christ. For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily. And you are complete in Him, who is the Head of all principality and power, in whom also you are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ, buried with Him in baptism, in whom also you were raised through the faith of the working of God, raising Him from the dead.

 

 

Jeremiah Study – Jeremiah and the Last Kings of Israel – Part 2 Lesson 11
2Kings 24; 2Chronicles 36; and Jeremiah

Let’s read Isaiah 28:9-13 again

Isa 28:9-13 MKJV Whom shall He teach knowledge? And whom shall He make to understand doctrine? Those weaned from the milk and drawn from the breasts. For precept must be on precept, precept on precept; line on line, line on line; here a little, there a little; for with stammering lips and another tongue He will speak to this people. To whom He said, this is the rest; cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing.

Yet they were not willing to hear. But the Word of Jehovah was to them precept on precept, precept on precept; line on line, line on line; here a little, there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken and snared and taken.

 

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2Chronicles – Chapter 36

5 Jehoiakim was twenty-five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem: and he did that which was evil in the sight of YHVH his Elohim.
6 Against him came up Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and bound him in bronze shackles, to carry him to Babylon.
7 Nebuchadnezzar also carried the vessels of the House of YHVH to Babylon, and put them in his temple at Babylon.

Jehoiakim, the son of Josiah became king in the place of half-brother Jehoahaz, after he was taken captive by Pharaoh-Necho. Jehoiakim walked evil in the sight of Yahweh and Jeremiah the prophet was again called to carry the word of repentance to king Jehoiakim.

And Jeremiah made yokes out of wood which he carried around and then gave it to the ambassadors of the surrounding countries that came Jerusalem for a council meeting in those days. Jeremiah told them that they should know that Yahweh the Elohim that created the Heavens and the Earth have ordained that Jerusalem and all the surrounding nations will serve the King of Babylon and that those who refuse to do so will be killed. Those who do chose to serve Babylon will stay in their own countries and plough their own fields.

Then Jeremiah went to the Kings house and brought a message to the children of Josiah that they should repent and execute judgement and righteousness. If They do no do so, the descendant of Jehoiakim would be cut off from the throne and no descendant of him will sit on the throne forever more.

Jeremiah also went to the Temple of Yahweh and shouted to everyone going in and out that they should repent or Yahweh will send destruction over Jerusalem and the Temple. Jeremiah was thrown in prison and barely escaped with his life.

In the 3rd year, Nebuchadnezzar came against Jerusalem and forced Jehoiakim to change allegiance away from Egypt and Jerusalem and Israel became a vassal to Babylon. It was during this siege that Daniel and his friends were taken into exile. Jeremiah brought a message to king Jehoiakim and told him not to rebel and to serve the King of Babylon. This was also the 1st year of Nebuchadnezzar’s reign. During the 1st and 2nd year of his captivity, Daniel made a great name for himself and became a ruler over all Babylon.

In the 4th year, Babylon went up against Egypt in Carchemish at the Euphrates river and defeated Egypt. Yahweh then told Jeremiah to write about the destruction of Egypt and the Surrounding nations in a letter and to sent it to Jehoiakim. So, Jeremiah had Baruch write all that Yahweh had told him down in a letter and in the 5th year, which would then be the 2nd year of Jerusalem being a Vassal to Babylon, Baruch took the letter to king Jehoiakim. But he was not interested to hear what Jeremiah had to say and he burned the letter without hearing the full content there off.

Also during the 4th year of Jehoiakim, Yahweh told Jeremiah that the House of Judah will go into captivity to Babylon for 70 years after which he will bring some of them back to Jerusalem. It was also made clear to Jeremiah that because Jehoiakim burned the scroll that destruction on the House of Judah will come and that the spoilers will come and spoil the city. To the Prophet Habakkuk, Yahweh told him that He is raising the Chaldeans against Jerusalem and Israel and that they will bring destruction to it.

 

Jehoiakim reigns in Judah

2Ki 23:36 MKJV Jehoiakim was twenty-five years old when he began to reign. And he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. And his mother’s name was Zebudah, the daughter of Pedaiah of Rumah.
2Ki 23:37 MKJV And he did the evil in the sight of Jehovah, according to all that his fathers had done.

2Kings – Chapter 24
1 In his days Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up, and Jehoiakim became his servant three years: then he turned and rebelled against him. 
2 And YHVH sent against him raiding bands of the Chaldeans, and raiding bands of the Arameans, and raiding bands of the Moabites, and raiding bands of the children of Ammon, and sent them against Judah to destroy it, according to the word of YHVH, which He spoke by His servants the Prophets. 
3 Surely at the commandment of YHVH came this upon Judah, to remove them out of His sight, for the sins of Manasseh, according to all that he did; 
4 And also for the innocent blood that he shed: for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood; which YHVH would not pardon.

3 years after Jerusalem became a Vassal to Babylon, Jehoiakim rebelled and joined the Egyptian alliance. He did not listen to the prophecies and warnings of Jeremiah but rather listened to his own prophets and priests that advised him on the matters of the Kingdom.

This happened in the 6th year of the reign of Jehoiakim. Egypt had an enormous army and was allied with Ethiopia and Libya. Nebuchadnezzar controlled the countries north of Israel, just as Jeremiah prophesied and then there was a great war between Egypt and Babylon. History tells us that there was a great battle between these 2 countries and that Babylon pushed Egypt all the way back into his own country, but that the battle ended in a stale mate with huge losses on both sides of the battle. After this battle, Egypt did not leave its territories anymore.

It took Nebuchadnezzar 5 years before he retaliated against Jerusalem after Jehoiakim’s betrayal. Yahweh send Jeremiah to the Rechabites to bring them a message.

 

Jeremiah and the Rechabites

In Jeremiah chapter 35 Yahweh sends Jeremiah to call the Rechabites and to speak to them the words of Yahweh. At first glance, this is a very random chapter that does not seem to fit the context of scripture. There are very little regarding the Rechabites in scripture, but let’s have a look at what we can find.

The Rechabites are descendants from the Kenites. The Kenites go all the way back to Moses. If we follow through our Bible chronology, we later learn that Moses was actually married to the daughter of a Kenite. But was her father not a Mediante? It turns out that Jethro, Moses’s father-in-Law was a priest of the Medianites, but he himself was a Kenite.

Jdg 1:16 MKJV And the sons of the Kenite, Moses’ father-in-law, went up out of the city of palm trees with the sons of Judah into the wilderness of Judah, which is in the south of Arad. And they went and lived among the people.

We read about Jethro in the book of Exodus chapter 3 for the 1st time.

Exo 3:1 MKJV And Moses kept the flock of his father-in-law Jethro, the priest of Midian. And he led the flock to the back side of the desert. And he came to the mountain of God, to Horeb.

Exo 18:1 MKJV When Jethro, the priest of Midian, Moses’ father-in-law, heard of all that God had done for Moses and for Israel his people, that Jehovah had brought Israel out of Egypt,
Exo 18:2 MKJV then Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law, took Zipporah, Moses’ wife, after he had sent her back,
Exo 18:3 MKJV and her two sons, of which the name of the one was Gershom (for he said, I have been an alien in a strange land),
Exo 18:4 MKJV and the name of the other was Eliezer (for the God of my father, my help, delivered me from the sword of Pharaoh.)
Exo 18:5 MKJV And Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law, came with his sons and his wife to Moses in the wilderness, where he camped at the mount of God.

Later in the chapter of Exodus 18 we learn that Jethro worshipped Yahweh and gave thanks for Moses and Israel that came out of Egypt.

Exo 18:9 MKJV And Jethro rejoiced for all the goodness which Jehovah had done to Israel, whom He had delivered out of the hand of the Egyptians.
Exo 18:10 MKJV And Jethro said, Blessed be Jehovah, who has delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians and out of the hand of Pharaoh, and who has delivered the people from under the hand of the Egyptians.
Exo 18:11 MKJV Now I know that Jehovah is greater than all gods; for in the thing in which they were proved against them.
Exo 18:12 MKJV And Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law, took a burnt offering and sacrifices for God. And Aaron came, and all the elders of Israel, to eat bread with Moses’ father-in-law before God.

The nations of the regions of Egypt and Canaan knew about Yahweh, especially after the children of Israel left Egypt in the way that they did. But they also worshipped other gods. But, the children of Israel were not allowed to worship any other god, for Yahweh gave them the truth that He is the creator of heaven and earth and that He chose Israel as a Holy nation to Himself and that there are no other gods except for Him.

Jdg 1:16 MKJV And the sons of the Kenite, Moses’ father-in-law, went up out of the city of palm trees with the sons of Judah into the wilderness of Judah, which is in the south of Arad. And they went and lived among the people.

We know that Yahweh send the children of Israel to slay the Medianites after they conquered the lands to the east of the Jordan before they crossed over into Canaan.

Num 31:2 MKJV Avenge the sons of Israel from the Midianites. Afterward you shall be gathered to your people.
Num 31:16 MKJV Behold, these caused the sons of Israel, through the counsel of Balaam, to commit sin against Jehovah in the matter of Peor, and the plague was on the congregation of Jehovah.
Num 31:17 MKJV And now kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that has known man by lying with him.
Num 31:18 MKJV But all the female children that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves.

This was spoken after the Israelites killed all the men and women and took captives and brought them back with them.

The Question always remained about Jethro; Moses’s father-in-law who returned to Median. According to the book of Judges, he was a Kenite, and they joined with the tribes of Judah. The Kenites could have been a different kind of people that lived with Median, and Jethro was a Priest to them, or the Kenites could have been a family within Median and they left and joined Israel. The Bible does not give clear information about this. All we know is that Jethro, a Kenite, was not killed when the Medianites were slain.

 

Jdg 4:11 MKJV And Heber the Kenite, of the sons of Hobab the father-in-law of Moses, had separated himself from the Kenites and pitched his tent toward the plain of Zaanaim, near Kedesh.

Jethro was also called by another name, Hobab, the Kenite.

 

In Judges chapter 4 we have the story of Deborah and Barak. Barak asked Deborah to go with him and the armies of Israel making war against king Jabin of Canaan. Sisera was the captain of the armies of king Jabin, and after Yahweh delivered them into the hands of Israel, Sisera fled to the house of Heber the Kenite where Jael drove a tent peg into the temple of his head and he died.

Jdg 4:17 MKJV And Sisera fled on his feet to the tent of Jael, the wife of Heber the Kenite. For there was peace between Jabin the king of Hazor and the house of Heber the Kenite.
Jdg 4:18 MKJV And Jael went out to meet Sisera, and said to him, Turn in my lord, turn in to me. Do not fear. When he had turned in to her into the tent, she covered him with a rug.
Jdg 4:19 MKJV And he said to her, Please give me a little water to drink, for I am thirsty. And she opened a skin of milk and gave him a drink, and covered him.
Jdg 4:20 MKJV Again he said to her, Stand in the door of the tent, and it shall be when any man comes asking of you, saying, Is there any man here? You shall say, No.
Jdg 4:21 MKJV Then Jael, Heber’s wife, took a peg of the tent and put a hammer in her hand, and went softly to him, and struck the peg into his temple, and beat it into the ground. For he was fast asleep and weary. So he died.

Jdg 5:24 MKJV Blessed among women shall Jael the wife of Heber the Kenite be. She shall be blessed above women in the tent.

According to 1st Chronicles, the Rechabites comes from the family of the Kenites.

1Ch 2:55 MKJV And the families of the scribes who lived at Jabez were the Tirathites, the Shimeathites, and Suchathites. These are the Kenites who came from Hemath, the father of the house of Rechab.

During the time of Ahab and Jezebel, Yahweh called Jehu to make an end to the House of Ahab.

2Ki 10:15 MKJV And he left there and found Jehonadab the son of Rechab coming to meet him. And he greeted him and said to him, Is your heart right, as my heart is with your heart? And Jehonadab answered, It is. If it is, give your hand. And he gave his hand. And he took him up to him into the chariot.
2Ki 10:16 MKJV And he said, Come with me and see my zeal for Jehovah. And they made him ride in his chariot.
2Ki 10:17 MKJV And he came to Samaria, and killed all that remained to Ahab in Samaria, until he had destroyed him, according to the saying of Jehovah which He spoke to Elijah.

2Ki 10:18 MKJV And Jehu gathered all the people together, and said to them, Ahab served Baal a little, but Jehu shall serve him much.
2Ki 10:19 MKJV And now call to me all the prophets of Baal, all his servants and all his priests. Let no one be lacking. For I have a great sacrifice to Baal. Whoever shall be lacking, he shall not live. But Jehu was acting with cunning, to the end that he might destroy the worshipers of Baal.
2Ki 10:20 MKJV And Jehu said, Call a solemn feast for Baal. And they called it.
2Ki 10:21 MKJV And Jehu sent through all Israel. And all the worshipers of Baal came, so that there was not a man left who did not come. And they came into the house of Baal. And the house of Baal was full from one end to another.
2Ki 10:22 MKJV And he said to him who was over the robe-room, Bring out robes for all the worshipers of Baal. And he brought them out for them.
2Ki 10:23 MKJV And Jehu went, and Jehonadab the son of Rechab, into the house of Baal. And he said to the servants of Baal, Search and look, that there may not be here with you any of the servants of Jehovah, but only the servants of Baal.
2Ki 10:24 MKJV And they went in to offer sacrifices and burnt offerings. And Jehu had appointed eighty men outside, and said, If any of the men whom I have brought into your hands escapes, his life shall be for the life of him.
2Ki 10:25 MKJV And it happened when he had made an end of offering the burnt offering, Jehu said to the guard and to the commanders, Go in. Kill them! Do not let any come out! And they struck them with the edge of the sword. And the guard and the commanders threw them out. And they went to the city, to the house of Baal.

Jehonadab, the son of Rechab joined Jehu on his chariot when he went after Ahab’s descendants. And in Nehemiah we read that the Rechabites were involved with the repairs of the walls of Jerusalem after the 70 years of exile.

Neh 3:14 MKJV But the Dung Gate was repaired by Malchiah the son of Rechab, the ruler of part of Beth-haccerem. He built it and set up its doors, its locks, and its bars.

So, the Rechabites was descendants of the Kenites who where gentiles not from the families of Israel who joined the families of Judah. During the time of king Jehoiakim, Yahweh sent Jeremiah to the Rechabites and made them a promise because of their loyalty to their father, Jonadab. Let’s go and read Jeremiah chapter 35.

 

Jeremiah – Chapter 35
The Obedience of the Rechabites

1 The word that came to Jeremiah from YHVH in the days of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah King of Judah, saying,
2 Go to the House of the Rechabites, and speak to them, and bring them into the House of YHVH, into one of the rooms, and give them wine to drink.
3 Then I took Jaazaniah the son of Jeremiah, the son of Habaziniah, and his brothers, and all his sons, and all the House of the Rechabites;
4 And I brought them into the House of YHVH, into the room of the sons of Hanan, the son of Igdaliah, a man of Elohim, who was by the room of the leaders, which was above the room of Maaseiah the son of Shallum, the keeper of the door:
5 And I set before the sons of the House of the Rechabites pots full of wine, and cups, and I said to them, Drink the wine.
6 But they said, We will drink no wine: for Jonadab the son of Rechab our Father commanded us, saying, You shall drink no wine, neither you, nor your sons forever;
7 Neither shall you build a House, nor sow seed, nor plant a vineyard, nor have any possessions: but all your days you shall dwell in tents; that you may live many days in the land where you are strangers.
8 So have we obeyed the voice of Jonadab the son of Rechab our Father in all that he has commanded us, to drink no wine at all in our days, we, our wives, our sons, and our daughters;
9 Nor to build houses for us to dwell in: neither have we vineyards, or fields, or seed:
10 But we have dwelt in tents, and have obeyed, and done according to all that Jonadab our Father has commanded us.
11 But it came to pass, when Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up into the land, that we said, Come, and let us go to Jerusalem for fear of the army of the Chaldeans, and for fear of the army of the Arameans: so we dwell in Jerusalem.

12 Then came the word of YHVH to Jeremiah, saying,
13 This says YHVH Host of Armies, the Elohim of Israel; Go and tell the men of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, Will you not receive instruction to listen to My words? Says YHVH.
14 The words of Jonadab the son of Rechab, that he commanded his sons not to drink wine, are performed; to this day they drink none, but obey their Father’s commandment: notwithstanding I have spoken to you, rising early and speaking; but you have not listened to Me.
15 I have sent to you also all My  servants the Prophets, rising up early and sending them, saying, Make repentance now every man from his evil ways, and change your doings, and go not after other elohim to serve them, and you shall dwell in the land which I have given to you and to your fathers: but you have not inclined your ear, nor listened to Me.
16 The sons of Jonadab the son of Rechab have performed the commandment of their Father, which he commanded them; but this people have not listened to Me:
17 Therefore this says YHVH Elohim Host of Armies, the Elohim of Israel; See, I will bring upon Judah and upon all the inhabitants of Jerusalem all the evil that I have pronounced against them: because I have spoken to them, but they have not heard; and I have called to them, but they have not answered.
18 And Jeremiah said to the House of the Rechabites, This says YHVH Host of Armies, the Elohim of Israel; Because you have obeyed the commandment of Jonadab your Father, and kept all his precepts, and done according to all that he has commanded you:
19 Therefore this says YHVH Host of Armies, the Elohim of Israel; Jonadab the son of Rechab shall not lack a man to stand before Me forever.

 

The Rechabites were tent dwellers, but because of the thread of Babylon, they moved to Jerusalem for refuge. Jeremiah brought them to the House of Yahweh and put them to the test, if they will continue to walk after the covenant that their father made with his children that they will never drink wine. And because they kept this promise of their father, Yahweh blessed the Rechabites so that there will always be descendants of them who will be in Covenant with Yahweh and be part of His people.

This is in contrast of what happened when Yahweh send Jeremiah to speak to the House of Judah and they rejected the messenger and the message of Yahweh. The Rechabites listened to their father who told them not to drink wine, but Judah and Israel, whom Yahweh saved out of Egypt refused to follow after Yahweh their Elohim and kept breaking His commandments. So, the Rechabites were gentiles that carried the promise of Yahweh.

We have a similar event within the Gospels. Let’s go read it.

 

Yeshua Sends Out the Twelve Apostles

Luk 9:1 MKJV And He called His twelve disciples together and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases.
Luk 9:2 MKJV And He sent them to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal the sick.
Luk 9:3 MKJV And He said to them, Take nothing for your journey, neither staffs, nor a bag, nor bread, nor money, nor each to have two tunics.
Luk 9:4 MKJV And whatever house you enter into, abide there and depart from there.
Luk 9:5 MKJV And whoever will not receive you, when you go out of that city shake off the very dust from your feet for a testimony against them.
Luk 9:6 MKJV And they departed and went through the towns, proclaiming the gospel and healing everywhere.

We have parallel accounts of this story in Mathew and in Mark. Let’s read the consequence of the rejection of the message of the Gospel of the Kingdom.

Mat 10:5 MKJV Jesus sent out these twelve, commanding them, saying, Do not go into the way of the nations, and do not enter into any city of the Samaritans.
Mat 10:6 MKJV But rather go to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

Jeremiah was sent to the house of Israel, Judah and the Israelites that were left in the North.

Mat 10:7 MKJV And as you go, proclaim, saying, The kingdom of Heaven is at hand.
Mat 10:8 MKJV Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. You have received freely, freely give.
Mat 10:9 MKJV Do not provide gold nor silver, nor copper in your purses,
Mat 10:10 MKJV nor a bag for the journey, nor two coats, nor sandals, nor staves. For the workman is worthy of his food.
Mat 10:11 MKJV And into whatever city or village you enter, inquire who within it is worthy. And there abide until you go away from there.
Mat 10:12 MKJV And when you come into a house, greet it.
Mat 10:13 MKJV And if the house is worthy, let your peace come on it. But if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you.
Mat 10:14 MKJV And whoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when you depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet.
Mat 10:15 MKJV Truly I say to you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city.

In the Gospel of Mark we have the same account and this is what was written down:

Mar 6:11 MKJV And whoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when you depart from there, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them. Truly I say to you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city.
Mar 6:12 MKJV And they went out and proclaimed that men should repent.

Jeremiah’s message was one of repentance and it came from Yahweh. The disciples’ message was one of repentance and it came from Yeshua, the on of Yahweh. Except for a remnant, most rejected this message, in the times of Jeremiah as well as in the times of Yeshua, Paul and the disciples.

Yeshua gave us this parable:

The Parable of the Wedding Feast

Mat 22:1 MKJV And Jesus answered and spoke to them again by parables, and said, 
Mat 22:2 MKJV The kingdom of Heaven is like a certain king who made a marriage for his son
Mat 22:3 MKJV And he sent out his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding; and they would not come. 
Mat 22:4 MKJV Again he sent out other servants, saying, Tell those who are invited, Behold, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and fatlings are killed, and all things are ready. Come to the marriage. 
Mat 22:5 MKJV But not caring, they went their ways, one to his field, another to his trading. 
Mat 22:6 MKJV And the rest took his servants and treated them spitefully, and killed them. 
Mat 22:7 MKJV But when the king heard, he was angry. And he sent out his armies and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city. 
Mat 22:8 MKJV Then he said to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they who were invited were not worthy.
Mat 22:9 MKJV Therefore go into the exits of the highways, and as many as you shall find, invite them to the marriage.
Mat 22:10 MKJV So the servants went out into the highways and gathered together as many as they found, both bad and good. And the wedding was filled with reclining guests. 

Mat 22:11 MKJV And the king coming in to look over the guests, he saw a man there who did not have on a wedding garment. 
Mat 22:12 MKJV And he said to him, Friend, how did you come in here without having a wedding garment? And he was speechless. 
Mat 22:13 MKJV Then the king said to the servants, Bind him hand and foot and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 
Mat 22:14 MKJV For many are called, but few chosen. 

 

During the time of Jeremiah, Yahweh sent Jeremiah to the Rechabites. He even took them to the Temple grounds and made a promise to them. Later, we read in the book of Acts, that Paul was sent to the Gentiles. I already shared that both Israel and Judah broke the Covenant that Yahweh made at mount Sinai. Except for a remnant of the Jews, who represented Israel, during the times of the Acts of the apostles, The House of Judah rejected Yeshua and they went as far and killed the Apostles and tried their very best to kill Paul as well, but Yahweh saved him from their hands. Paul became the apostle onto the gentiles.

 

Jeremiah prophecies destruction

Jeremiah – Chapter 14

Famine, Sword, and Pestilence
1 The word of YHVH that came to Jeremiah concerning the drought.
2 Judah mourns, and its gates languish; they are fallen to the ground; and the cry of Jerusalem is gone up.
3 And their nobles have sent their little ones for water: they came to the cisterns, and found no water; they returned with their vessels empty; they were ashamed and blushed, and covered their heads.
4 Because the ground became cracked, for there was no rain in the earth, the plowmen were put to shame; they covered their heads.
5 Yes, the deer also gave birth in the field, but left it, because there was no grass.
6 And the wild donkeys did stand in the high places, they snuffed up the wind like jackals; their eyes have failed, because there was no grass.
7 O YHVH, though our iniquities testify against us, You do it for Your Name’s sake: for our backslidings are many; we have sinned against You.
8 O Expectation of Israel, the Savoir of it in times of trouble, why should You be as a stranger in the land, and as a traveller that turns in to stay for a night?
9 Why should You be as a man stunned, as a mighty man that cannot save? Yet You, O YHVH, are in the midst of us, and we are called by Your Name; do not leave us.
10 This says YHVH to this people, This have they loved to wander, they have not refrained their feet, therefore YHVH does not accept them; He will now remember their iniquity, and visit punishment for their sins.
11 Then said YHVH to me, Make no prayer for this people for their good.

12 When they fast, I will not listen to their cry; and when they offer burnt offering and an oblation, I will not accept them: but I will consume them by the sword, and by the famine, and by the pestilence.

When king Jehoiakim burned the scroll that Jeremiah sent with Baruch, Yahweh saw this is the rejection of His hand of salvation and the promise that He made to King Josiah about the fullness of the Curses that was written in the Book of the Law was now coming into play.

But here is the thing, after the great war between Egypt and Babylon, Babylon’s armies returned back to their own lands. It took 5 years before these prophecies of Jeremiah came into play. And during these times we had false prophets not from Yahweh who spoke lies to Jehoiakim.

Lying Prophets

13 Then said I, Oy vey, Master YHVH! See, the Prophets say to them, You shall not see the sword, neither shall you have famine; but I will give you true peace in this place.
14 Then YHVH said to me, The prophets prophesy lies in My Name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither have I spoken to them: they prophesy to you a false vision and divination, and a thing of vanity, and the deceit of their own heart.
15 Therefore this says YHVH concerning the prophets that prophesy in My Name, and I sent them not, yet they say, Sword and famine shall not be in this land; By sword and famine shall those prophets be consumed.
16 And the people to whom they prophesy shall be cast out in the streets of Jerusalem because of the famine and the sword; and they shall have no one to bury them, them, their wives, nor their sons, nor their daughters: for I will pour their wickedness upon them.

17 Therefore you shall say this word to them; Let my eyes run down with tears night and day, and let them not cease: for the virgin daughter of My people is broken with a great breach, with a very grievous blow.
18 If I go forth into the field, then see the slain with the sword! And if I enter into the city, then see them that are sick with famine! Yes, both the Prophet and the Priest go out into a land that they know not.
19 Have You utterly rejected Judah? Has Your being loathed Zion? Why have You smitten us, and there is no healing for us? We looked for peace, and there is no good; and for the time of healing, and see trouble!
20 We acknowledge, O YHVH, our wickedness, and the iniquity of our fathers: for we have sinned against You.
21 Do not despise us, for Your Name’s sake, do not dishonour the throne of Your Glory: remember; break not Your Covenant with us.
22 Are there any among the worthless elohim of the gentiles that can cause rain? Or, can the heaven give showers? Are not You He, O YHVH our Elohim? Therefore we will wait upon You: for You have made all these things.

These false prophets spoke the deceit of their own heart. In the time of Jehoiakim, Jeremiah brought the true oracles of Yahweh and it was rejected. The people and their king rather chose to listen to the prophets that spoke of the things that they want to hear. And the message was that there will be peace and that the king will live long. They prophesied in the name of Yahweh and proclaimed that Yahweh will not destroy Jerusalem for His great House is there, and Yahweh will not end the line of Jehoiakim, because of a promise made to David of a King from his line will sit on the throne in Jerusalem forever.

Today we have the full prophecies of scripture from Genesis to revelation speaking of the destruction and a coming Judgment and yet the prophets of today still speak of peace forever and that Yahweh will never destroy His own people. This is spoken in all 3 major Religions of Islam, Christianity and Judaism.

 

Jeremiah – Chapter 15
The Lord Will Not Relent
1 Then said YHVH to me, Though Moses and Samuel stood before Me, yet My mind could not be changed toward this people: cast them out of My sight, and let them go forth.
2 And it shall come to pass, if they say to you, Where shall we go forth? Then you shall tell them, This says YHVH; Such as are for death, to death; and such as are for the sword, to the sword; and such as are for the famine, to the famine; and such as are for the exile, to the exile.
3 And I will appoint over them four kinds of punishment, says YHVH: the sword to kill, and the dogs to tear, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the earth, to devour and destroy.
4 And I will cause them to be removed into all the kingdoms of the earth, because of Manasseh the son of Hezekiah King of Judah; for all that he did in Jerusalem.

The scattering of all Israel as it is written down in the book of Deuteronomy.

5 For who shall have pity upon you, O Jerusalem? Or, who shall mourn for you? Or, who shall turn aside to ask how you are doing?
6 You have forsaken Me, says YHVH, you have gone backward: therefore will I stretch out My hand against you, and destroy you; I am weary of relenting.
7 And I will winnow them with a winnowing fan in the gates of the land; I will bereave them of children, I will destroy My people, since they return not from their own paths.
8 Their widows are increased before Me more than the sand of the seas: I have brought upon them, against the mother of the young men, a plunderer at noon: I shall cause agitation and sudden alarm to fall on the city.
9 She that has borne seven languishes: she shall breathe her last; her sun is gone down while it was yet day: she has been ashamed and humiliated: and the rest of them will I deliver to the sword before their enemies, says YHVH.

Jeremiah’s Complaint

10 Woe is me, my mother, that you have borne me, a man of strife and a man of contention to the whole earth! I have neither lent on interest, nor men have lent to me on interest; yet every one of them does curse me.
11 YHVH said, Did I not direct you for your good? Did I not intercede for you in a time of evil? And in a time of affliction against the enemy?
12 Shall iron break the northern iron and the steel?
13 Your substance and your treasures will I give to the plunderer without price, for all your sins, even in all your borders.
14 And I will make you to pass with your enemies into a land that you do not know: for a fire is lit in My anger, which shall burn upon you.
15 O YHVH, You know: remember me, and visit me, and revenge me of my persecutors; take me not away in Your patience: know that for Your sake I have suffered rebuke.
16 Your words were found, and I did eat them; and Your word was to me the Joy and the gladness of my heart: for I am called by Your Name, O YHVH Elohim Host of Armies.
17 I sat not in the congregation of the mockers, nor rejoiced; I sat alone because of Your hand upon my life: for You have filled me with displeasure.
18 Why is my pain everlasting, and my wound incurable, which refuses to be healed? Will You be to me as a mirage, which cannot be trusted?
19 Therefore this says YHVH, If you make repentance, then will I bring you again, and you shall stand before Me: and if you take out the precious from the vile, you shall be as My mouth: let them return to you; but return not to them.
20 And I will make you to this people a fortified bronze wall: and they shall fight against you, but they shall not prevail against you: for I am with you to save you and to deliver you, says YHVH.
21 And I will deliver you out of the hand of the wicked, and I will redeem you out of the hand of the ruthless.

Jeremiah asked Yahweh: “But what about me?” He was not just speaking of himself, but of all the people that listened to the message and repented. These last verses are prophecy of the ingathering and the victory that is written down in the books of Revelation and Daniel.

 

Jeremiah – Chapter 16

Famine, Sword, and Death
1 The word of YHVH came also to me, saying,
2 You shall not take a wife; neither shall you have sons, or daughters in this place.
3 For this says YHVH concerning the sons and concerning the daughters that are born in this place, and concerning their mothers that bore them, and concerning their fathers that begat them in this land;
4 They shall die of grievous deaths; they shall not be lamented; neither shall they be buried; but they shall be as dung upon the face of the earth: and they shall be consumed by the sword, and by famine; and their corpses shall be food for the fowls of the heaven, and for the beasts of the earth.
5 For this says YHVH, Enter not into the House of mourning, neither go to lament for them: for I have taken away My peace from this people, says YHVH, even loving-kindness and mercy.
6 Both the great and the small shall die in this land: they shall not be buried, neither shall men lament for them, nor cut themselves, nor make themselves bald for them:
7 Neither shall men tear themselves for them in mourning, to comfort them for the dead; neither shall men give them the cup of consolation to drink for their Father, or for their mother.
8 You shall not also go into the House of feasting, to sit with them to eat and to drink.
9 For this says YHVH Host of Armies, the Elohim of Israel; See, I will cause to cease out of this place in your eyes, and in your days, the voice of rejoice, and the voice of joy, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride.
10 And it shall come to pass, when you shall show this people all these words, and they shall say to you, Why has YHVH pronounced all this great evil against us? Or, what is our iniquity? Or, what is our sin that we have committed against YHVH our Elohim?
11 Then shall you say to them, Because your fathers have forsaken Me, says YHVH, and have had their way after other elohim, and have served them, and have worshipped them, and have forsaken Me, and have not kept My Torah;
12 And you have done worse than your fathers; for, see, you have your way each one after the imagination of his evil heart, that they may not listen to Me:

13 Therefore will I cast you out of this land into a land that you know not, neither you nor your fathers; and there shall you serve other elohim day and night; where I will not show you favour.

The Lord Will Restore Israel

14 Therefore, see, the days come, says YHVH, that it shall no more be said, YHVH lives, that brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt;
15 But, YHVH lives, that brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north, and from all the lands where He had driven them: and I will bring them again into their land that I gave to their fathers.
16 See, I will send for many fishers, says YHVH, and they shall fish them; and after that will I send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain, and from every hill, and out of the holes of the rocks.
17 For My eyes are upon all their paths: they are not hidden from My face, neither is their iniquity hidden from My eyes.
18 And first I will repay their iniquity and their sin double, because they have defiled My land; they have filled My inheritance with the corpses of their detestable and abominable things.
19 O YHVH, my strength, and my stronghold, and my refuge in the day of Tribulation, the gentiles shall come to You from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited only lies, only vanity, and things in which there is no profit.
20 Shall a man make elohim to himself that are not elohim?

21 Therefore, see, I will this time cause them to know, I will cause them to know My hand and My Might, and they shall know that My Name is YHVH.

Jeremiah 16:14-21 gives is the final part as well as the reason why we will have tribulation in the end days. The context of “Israel” is not only the House of Judah, but the whole House of Israel, all 12 Tribes restored back to their land. Again, this comes from the book of Deuteronomy Chapter 30. And this will include the gentiles that come back with them and acknowledge Yahweh as Elohim. The context of Israel and Gentiles becomes clearer when you study through the book of Acts, Romans chapter 7 to 11 and the prophet Hosea chapters 1-3.

Deu 30:1 MKJV And it shall be when all these things have come on you, the blessing and the curse which I have set before you, and when you shall call them to mind among all the nations where Jehovah your God has driven you,
Deu 30:2 MKJV and shall return to Jehovah your God and shall obey His voice according to all that I command you today, you and your sons, with all your heart, and with all your soul,
Deu 30:3 MKJV then Jehovah your God will turn your captivity. And He will have compassion on you, and will return and gather you from all the nations where Jehovah your God has scattered you.
Deu 30:4 MKJV If you are driven out into the outermost parts of the heavens, Jehovah your God will gather you from there, and He will bring you from there.
Deu 30:5 MKJV And Jehovah your God will bring you into the land which your fathers possessed, and you shall possess it. And He will do you good, and multiply you above your fathers.
Deu 30:6 MKJV And Jehovah your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your seed, to love Jehovah your God with all your heart and with all your soul, so that you may live.
Deu 30:7 MKJV And Jehovah your God will put all these curses on your enemies, and on those that hate you, who persecuted you.
Deu 30:8 MKJV And you shall return and obey the voice of Jehovah, and do all His commandments which I command you today.

First Yahweh will send the fishers and they will fish for Yahweh’s people. Then He will send His hunters and they will hunt down Yahweh’s people but Yahweh will be King over Israel in the land promised to Abraham.

 

Lead-out

Let’s end this study with the parable of the Tenants

Mat 21:33 MKJV Hear another parable. There was a certain housemaster who planted a vineyard and hedged it round about, and dug a winepress in it, and built a tower, and rented it to vinedressers, and went into a far country.
Mat 21:34 MKJV And when the season of the fruits drew near, he sent his servants to the vinedressers to receive its fruits.
Mat 21:35 MKJV And the vinedressers took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another.
Mat 21:36 MKJV Again he sent other servants, more than the first, and they did the same to them.
Mat 21:37 MKJV But last of all he sent his son to them, saying, They will respect my son.
Mat 21:38 MKJV But when the vinedressers saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir. Come, let us kill him, and get hold of his inheritance.
Mat 21:39 MKJV And taking him, they threw him out of the vineyard and killed him.
Mat 21:40 MKJV Therefore when the lord of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those vinedressers?
Mat 21:41 MKJV They said to Him, Bad men! He will miserably destroy them and will rent out his vineyard to other vinedressers who will give him the fruits in their seasons.
Mat 21:42 MKJV Jesus said to them, Did you never read in the Scriptures, “The stone which the builders rejected, this One has become the head of the corner; this is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?”
Mat 21:43 MKJV Therefore I say to you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you and given to a nation bringing out its fruits.
Mat 21:44 MKJV And he who falls on this Stone shall be broken, but on whomever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.
Mat 21:45 MKJV And when the chief priests and Pharisees heard His parables, they knew that He spoke of them.
Mat 21:46 MKJV But seeking to lay hands on Him, they feared the crowd, because they held Him for a prophet.

 

Next week we will carry on with Jehoiachin, the son of Jehoiakim and bring the Prophet Ezekiel into our Narrative.

 

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Author: Jaco Van Der Merwe