The Book of Jeremiah

Chapter 9

The Prophets's Sorrow

     It would seem that the way his countrymen are living, their constant delving into the darkness of sin, resulting in their personal destruction, has gotten to Jeremiah, and He begins to wail and cry out loud.

     The first five verses will be the words of the prophet, Jeremiah.

     Jeremiah 9:1 Oh that my head were waters, and mine eyes a fountain of tears, that I might weep day and night for the slain of the daughter of my people!

     The Septuagint, the Vulgate, and the Arabic versions have it worded this way…

     “Who will give to my head water, and to mine eyes a fountain of tears?"

     The people have turned away from our Father and, from the prior chapter, there is no balm available to heal the situation. It’s going to take a change of heart FROM the people to change it. It can be changed but they have to listen to our Father first.

     What is it that has to be healed today? Deception in organized religion. Deception in TV ministries. Deception in religion, period.

     Satan has been hard at work for many centuries and today he enjoys the fruits of his labors. Organized religion is so full of crap today that it’s almost a shame to call yourself a Christian. In fact, I never call myself a Christian. I just won’t do it. I don’t want to be associated with that nonsense.

     And Father is ready, willing, and able to change hearts today if they would just stop listening to some lyin’ preacher long enough. Deception is too easy today for lazy people.

     “Well, brother, all we have to do is wait for the rapture, that great fly-away, and we’re good to go.”

     I do a great deal of research before I begin writing and I’m amazed at the millions and millions of church-going people that believe in the rapture. It’s absolutely stunning. And it’s not just among one denomination, it’s among several and the splinter churches that branch out as well.

     Jeremiah 9:2 Oh that I had in the wilderness a lodging place of wayfaring men; that I might leave my people, and go from them! for they be all adulterers, an assembly of treacherous men.

     This lodging place was, most times, a rectangular or square building that was open in the middle and was stuck out somewhere in the desert. It was used by caravans or people traveling through the desert and usually, it was a filthy place and very lonely, waaay out in the desert.

     Jeremiah says that he’d rather be in that place than in Jerusalem with his own people. Why? Read the verse again…they are all adulterers and treacherous people. It offends and hurts him to be around them.

     Jeremiah 9:3 And they bend their tongues like their bow for lies: but they are not valiant for the truth upon the earth; for they proceed from evil to evil, and they know not me, saith the Lord.

     And they bend their tongues like their bow for lies. This bow is a reference to the bow and arrow used in combat, how it bends and arches just before the arrow is let loose. It means that the people don’t talk with a straight tongue, their tongue is bent, telling lies and falsehoods.

     I know people today that would rather walk around the block to tell a lie than stand in one place and tell the truth. They go out of their way to do it. Gossip, rumors, falsehoods, twisting the truth so much that by the time it gets to two or three other people, it’s changed so much that the original words are lost entirely.

     And some of them call themselves Christians.

     And when you live your life in that manner, there’s no way that they can yearn for the truth of our Father’s Word. They’ll fake it, they’ll try to act like they’re a good Christian, but deep down it’s a lie.

     For they proceed from evil to evil, and they know not me, saith the Lord. Not only is their life full of lies, their church of choice usually is as well.

     Jeremiah 9:4 Take ye heed every one of his neighbour, and trust ye not in any brother: for every brother will utterly supplant, and every neighbour will walk with slanders.

     Do you know what this is saying? DON’T TRUST ANYBODY, especially someone that calls themselves a Christian. Watch them first, watch how they act and live, and then, maybe, regard them as a Christian.

     For every brother will utterly supplant. Those words should have jumped off the page at you. Where have you heard the word “supplant” before? That’s right. Jacob and Esau. Brothers in the womb. Jacob, in Hebrew, means “supplanter” or “heel-grabber”.

     Jeremiah 9:5 And they will deceive every one his neighbour, and will not speak the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies, and weary themselves to commit iniquity.

     They’re taught how to do this in seminary schools and Bible colleges. Today, you can get a “degree” in religion online, you don’t even have to go to the actual school.

     Satan has been involved in these schools, most sponsored by some religious affiliation or denomination, for many, many years. BUT, as Satan changed the Scriptures ever so slightly when repeating them back to our Lord, so this has worked into these institutions.

     Oh, they wear the white collars, the black Cossacks, large Crucifixes on heavy chains hanging from their neck, and they look soooo religious, but they are false preachers.

     Little antichrists.

     Jeremiah 9:6 Thine habitation is in the midst of deceit; through deceit they refuse to know me, saith the Lord.

     Father says that ‘ole Jeremiah is living right in the middle of them all. They may truly know our Father but the words they speak deny that fact. And we’ve talked about this before…they do it for the money, or recognition, or some ego trip. Some may do it because they really hate our Father and want all His children to go to the Lake of Fire.

     Jeremiah 9:7 Therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts, Behold, I will melt them, and try them; for how shall I do for the daughter of my people?

     Again, Father uses the smelting process to demonstrate how the dross or slag is removed from precious metal leaving only the pure. He’s saying that He will do the same with these false preachers. He will remove the lies and damnation from their tongues.

     Don’t misunderstand this…He is not going to actually put a human being into a crucible of molten steel or gold. It’s an analogy. And once done, symbolically and spiritually, they might be of some use to Him, to actually teach His children the truth. But it’s doubtful, for sure.

 

     Yes, yes, I remember the three Hebrew boys in the furnace, but that wasn’t to remove lies from their tongues. That was to prove to you and me that during the end-time events, that He will protect us no matter what is happening around us.

     Jeremiah 9:8 Their tongue is as an arrow shot out; it speaketh deceit: one speaketh peaceably to his neighbour with his mouth, but in heart he layeth his wait.

     Oh, they’ll smile, pat you on the back, shake your hand and all that nonsense but that’s only to make you believe that they are good people. Because they teach the lies of established religion, they are not good people.

     The good people are sitting out there in the pews listening to this nonsense. Problem is, they don’t know if that preacher is teaching them the truth or not because they’ve never studied with earnestness to really understand what’s been written.

     And then they put together these little “coffee-bible-study” clutches or “home-study-groups”, and everybody has their own interpretation of any particular verse and it becomes a contest as to who has the most knowledge of the Scriptures, or really, who can speak the loudest.

     Jeremiah 9:9 Shall I not visit them for these things? saith the Lord: shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?

     Do you know what visit them really means? It means that He’s going to leave His Throne and come down and take care of business. He’s going to straighten out some people and make believers out of them.

     Instead of just sitting there in that pew, nodding their heads in agreement with everything this “preacher” has to say, whether it be the truth or not, He’s going to show them what the truth actually is.

     Shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?  These people are called by His name, they were created to bring forth the Christ child, so one would think that MAYBE they would be just a little more concerned with their relationship to Him.

 

     During this time the New Testament has yet to be written and a lot of the Old Testament was still in the works as well, so the people didn’t have the complete BOOK to study from, as we do today.

     Father compensates for that by sending the prophets to the people, to tell them what they need to know in order to please Him. And the words of those prophets were written down and preserved so that we could read and study them today.

     And as the people didn’t listen to those prophets back then, people don’t read those words from the BOOK today either, and Father is saying that He is offended and hurt, within His very soul, because we live according to our own wishes and desires instead of by His laws and commandments.

     Jeremiah 9:10 For the mountains will I take up a weeping and wailing, and for the habitations of the wilderness a lamentation, because they are burned up, so that none can pass through them; neither can men hear the voice of the cattle; both the fowl of the heavens and the beast are fled; they are gone.

     On the surface, the Chaldean army has come through and destroyed everything.

     So that none can pass through them. Nobody will pass through because there is nothing there any longer, there is no reason to be in that area any longer.

     This word habitations means pastures and who is it that takes care of a pasture? The PASTOR. But when that “pastor” teaches from the words of men and not our Father, why would anyone want to go to that pasture, that church, when there is nothing there to spiritually feed on?

     I will say this in defense of some of these “churchgoers”….some of them are so convinced that what they hear in that church is the truth that they see no reason to study on their own to check that preacher out…they take every word he says as gospel.

     And those people are the reason that Father has the Millennium period. Yes, during that time, everyone will know the Scriptures by heart, but for some, there will still be a lack of understanding and that’s where His Elect come into play. They will be the teachers and judges during that time.

     Why is it that some of these TV preachers have such a large attendance at their meetings? They rent or renovate sports stadiums, among other buildings, and fill them with tens of thousands of people every time they have a get-together?

     People are looking for something different, something that will spark their spirituality, and they’re not getting that in their hometown church, from their local pastor. Another reason is that some are there is for the "spiritual high" they get by being involved with thousands of people at a time.

     And they will stand there and listen to some guy spout fancy words about “humanism”, about how great a person can be, and the people just eat it up. Never mind the fact that our Father tells us that the HUMBLE will inherit the earth. That the least among us today will be the greatest in the future.

     What does that really mean......inherit the earth? Well, since the eternity will be spent right here on earth, those that overcome Satan during this life will spend eternity with our Father right here on Mother Earth. The eternity will be their inheritance.

     What happens when “humanism” no longer stirs the human heart? Do these so-called “preachers” begin to actually teach from the Word of God? No, they won’t because to teach the Scriptures properly, you must start at the beginning of a book and go through it one chapter at a time and in sequence.

     People today will not sit still for something like that, they want INSTANT gratification and that’s what they get over a two-hour period while listening to these super-preachers. And these super-preachers want that money to flow nightly, not weekly or monthly.

     Swoop in, lay the con on them, and take it to the bank.

     Jeremiah 9:11 And I will make Jerusalem heaps, and a den of dragons; and I will make the cities of Judah desolate, without an inhabitant.

     When the Chaldean army is through, that city will be nothing but rubble and the only living creature that will be left will be the jackals looking for some morsel of food to eat.

     This is the condition of the soul without our Father and the people of Jerusalem are being used as an example, by our Father, to teach us today what it will be like when we live to satisfy ourselves and not Him.

     And the only way to turn people away from the desire to satisfy this flesh body is to teach the Word of God in such a way that it really means something to people. Not a 45-minute sermon with a few verses interjected within it, but a true reading and studying of one chapter after another.

     Jeremiah 9:12 Who is the wise man, that may understand this? and who is he to whom the mouth of the Lord hath spoken, that he may declare it, for what the land perisheth and is burned up like a wilderness, that none passeth through?

      Father is asking whether there is really anyone out there listening that understands what He has been talking about? Is there anybody that understands and can pass that knowledge on to others? Or will people continue to be compared, spiritually, to a waste land that is burned up and no longer useful?

     A place where there is no spiritual food?

     Jeremiah 9:13 And the Lord saith, Because they have forsaken my law which I set before them, and have not obeyed my voice, neither walked therein;

     Get ready. Father has gathered His thoughts and is now going to tell us what the after effects of living like this is going to produce. What will be the punishment for ignoring Him night and day?

     Because you didn’t walk in His laws nor listened to His voice….

     Jeremiah 9:14 But have walked after the imagination of their own heart, and after Baalim, which their fathers taught them:

     Which their fathers taught them: That’s called following traditions, traditional teachings. No doubt his father taught him the same thing, his grandfather did the same, his great-grandfather probably did as well.

     Traditions. It doesn’t matter if these traditions are true or not, they are followed steadfastly making it very difficult to change ones’ mind about them.

     It’s the traditional teachings of established religion that will really get your soul in trouble. Speaking in tongues is a lie. The rapture theory is a lie. The any-moment doctrine is a lie. Your soul burning in purgatory is a lie. Being the first one taken from the field is a lie. Burning forever and ever in a place called hell is a lie.

     I could go on, but I won’t.

     Jeremiah 9:15 Therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will feed them, even this people, with wormwood, and give them water of gall to drink.

     The Targum has it written as this….

     “I will bring tribulation upon them, bitter as wormwood:''

     Wormwood_OT:3939 la`anah (lah-an-aw'); from an unused root supposed to mean to curse; wormwood (regarded as poisonous, and therefore accursed):

     Wormwood, although primarily a poison, is bitter to the taste which means that He is going to make life difficult for His children.

     An interesting side note… wormwood is the English translated word for the Russian word Chernobyl, the site of the world’s most disastrous nuclear accident in 1984. Do you see any relationship there?

     And give them water of gall to drink. Again, from the Targum….

     “and I will give them the cup of cursing to drink as the heads of serpents:''

     As we found out earlier, gall is a poison known as hemlock, but Father is neither going to poison them with wormwood or with gall. The meaning is that the punishment is going to be severe.

     Jeremiah 9:16 I will scatter them also among the heathen, whom neither they nor their fathers have known: and I will send a sword after them, till I have consumed them.

     Father not only scattered the Ten Northern Tribes, but He did Judah and Benjamin as well. It’s well known that the Ten “Lost” Tribes are in Europe, the British Isles, Canada, the Americas and other places around the world.

     In 1948, when Israel established her international borders once again, the generation of the fig tree began, and Jews from around the world began to return to their homeland. Many people today, who call themselves Gentiles, really are of the Ten Northern Tribes, in ancestry.

     Jeremiah 9:17 Thus saith the Lord of hosts, Consider ye, and call for the mourning women, that they may come; and send for cunning women, that they may come:

     These women are professional mourners, hired to heighten the cries of mourning by baring their breasts, beating their arms and allowing their hair to be disheveled. This was not out of the ordinary as it heightened the awareness of the one deceased.

     But Father wants them to wail and cry for the entire city of Jerusalem because of their disobedience and the coming punishments.

     How comfortable are you in your church? Does your preacher teach the Word of our Father or his own words? Is your soul at rest as you sit there each Sunday morning? If not, if you’re uncomfortable, then you had better find another place to attend, because you’re wasting your time by continuing to go to the church you’re presently at.

     There are many different ways to study His Word without going to some Beth-Aven, some house of NOTHING.

     Jeremiah 9:18 And let them make haste, and take up a wailing for us, that our eyes may run down with tears, and our eyelids gush out with waters.

     And let them make haste. Get them over here in a hurry! Have them work us up emotionally so that we may shed our tears of sorrow.

     They’ve been thumbing their noses at our Father and His laws and commandments for some time, and now, with the punishments pending, they want to show their sorrow, have people feel sorry for them.

     Now, let’s get down to the nitty-gritty of sorrow and tears. Satan, as Antichrist, will deceive the entire world…..

    Revelation 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. KJV

     …..and that is not to be taken literally, there will be some that will see the truth BEFORE Satan PORTRAYS himself as the true Messiah in Jerusalem, and those will be His ELECTION. Plus a few more.

     The whole world will worship this fake, follow after him, take Delta flights to the Middle East just to lay eyes on him, and 3 ½ days AFTER the two witnesses have been killed, the true Messiah will come.

     And at that moment the entire world will know, without a speck of doubt, that Satan deceived them because they didn’t know that the false messiah came before the True. And the tears will fall like a cow peeing on a flat rock.

     Their hearts will almost stop beating and the embarrassment at having been fooled will cause them to want to kill themselves….

    Revelation 6:16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: KJV

     They don’t want our Lord to even SEE them, they are so ashamed. They didn’t know the difference between the two. They never read the book of Revelation, instead, they listened to their preacher who is supposed to “know all things” because he was taught by the “CHURCH” in seminary school and he ended up being a religious dufus.

     And Satan will slink off into the shadows, a smile of contentment on his face, thinking…

     “I may be going to the Lake of Fire when this is all over but I’m going to take a bunch with me and they are standing right before me!”

     And it will be too late for many.

     Hey! It's not going to be some secret event, I assure you. Because of global communications, every news organization around the world will have a SPECIAL REPORT. Every electronic device that you may carry with you will start beeping. 

     "There has been an unconfirmed report of a sighting of what appears to be Jesus Christ standing on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. Stay tuned for further information while we confirm that report."

     And that report will be true to some extent....but it won't be the True Jesus Christ. It will be Satan as the Antichrist.

     Jeremiah 9:19 For a voice of wailing is heard out of Zion, How are we spoiled! we are greatly confounded, because we have forsaken the land, because our dwellings have cast us out.

     The enemy has cast them out of their own houses.

     We are greatly confounded. We are greatly confused and rightly so because they never took the time to study on their own.

     “Well, I’ve read the Bible and I just can’t understand any of it.”

     Then you must have skipped a few classes in grade school. The ones that told you how to pick out the subject and the object of a sentence.

     You have not begun to experience confusion like what will happen when Satan appears in Jerusalem. It will be worldwide chaos. But those that have the seal of God in their forehead, their mind, their brain, will know EXACTLY what is going on and they will NOT be confused. They will be content in the knowledge that they obtained by studying the Bible well before this event happens.

     Jeremiah 9:20 Yet hear the word of the Lord, O ye women, and let your ear receive the word of his mouth, and teach your daughters wailing, and every one her neighbour lamentation.

     Why is there crying and lamentation among these people? Because Satan has his arm wrapped around them and they’re all going into the Lake of Fire if they don’t change how they live.

     Father is not punishing them because they disobeyed Him, He’s punishing them because He loves them and their soul, and He doesn’t want to see them destroyed in the Lake of Fire.

     The whole town is corrupt and while the people, the priests, the king, and princes are up there in the woods getting drunk, worshipping some idol, and having an orgy, who is taking care of the children? That’s not talked about here but it’s as big a part of the problem as anything else.

     Who’s taking care of the children?

     And teach your daughters wailing. The destruction by the Chaldean army is going to be so complete that there will not be enough women left alive to do the wailing, therefore, the mothers must teach the daughters HOW to mourn the dead or there will be no one left to do it.

     How hopeless does your life seem today? Aren’t you tired of repeating the same sins over and over again? Seems like a circle that cannot be broken, at times, doesn’t it?

      Breaking the cycle doesn’t come easy, it will not happen overnight. It will take weeks and months. It’s not going to be like some of the TV programs where they have a thirty-second prayer session and people start calling in with miracles happening in their lives.

     And how about this....our Lord gave the Apostles the power to heal sickness and all that and they did it 24/7. If these preachers today have the power to heal, why do they only do it for an hour once a week? Or only during one of their gatherings? Why don't they heal the sick 24/7?

     BECAUSE THEY CAN'T, that's why.

     Jeremiah 9:21 For death is come up into our windows, and is entered into our palaces, to cut off the children from without, and the young men from the streets.

     For death is come up into our windows. Here it has reference to the oncoming army but the deeper side is that…..who is death? It’s Satan, it’s one of his names….

     Revelation 6:8 And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth. KJV

     Satan is always the great imitator, just slightly off the truth to deceive those that don’t know the difference. He rides on a PALE horse while our Lord rides on a WHITE horse….

     Revelation 19:11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. KJV

     This death is a spiritual death and it’s also called the second death, the death of the soul….

     Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. KJV

     You don’t have to end up like that. Stop following the crowd, stop doing the things that please other men and women. Be your own person, have the guts to tell them to take a hike when they want to do something that is against our Father’s laws.

     Jeremiah 9:22 Speak, Thus saith the Lord, Even the carcases of men shall fall as dung upon the open field, and as the handful after the harvestman, and none shall gather them.

     Even the carcasses of men shall fall as dung upon the open field. Ever seen a pasture where dairy cows go when they’ve been fed and want to rest and chew their cud? Man, you cannot walk two feet without stepping on a cow patty, meaning there are going to be dead people everywhere.

     That will give you some idea of the number of the dead, spiritually, when our Lord returns.

     And as the handful after the harvestman, and none shall gather them. There won’t be enough people left to even bury the dead. The flesh-eating fowls of the air will dispose of them.

     Jeremiah 9:23 Thus saith the Lord, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches:

     If you know the truth, don’t be self-righteous about it. Don’t laud it over others. Don’t boast about it because that might make you a hypocrite.

     Spread the truth as best as you can. If not by word, then by your actions. Your demeanor. Show others that you are a God-loving Christian by how you live your life. Perhaps that word "Christian" should be changed to "person". Protect your credibility.

     Jeremiah 9:24 But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the Lord which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the Lord.

     This is how you should live your life….loving kindness towards others, using good sound judgment in all things and don’t lie and try to con people. Do these things and the Father will love you for it.

     Jeremiah 9:25 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will punish all them which are circumcised with the uncircumcised;

     Literal, physical circumcision benefits you not at all. This “circumcision” is of the heart and those that are truly circumcised know the difference between Satan/Antichrist and our Lord. They will not be lost, they will be glorified in our Lord.,

     Jeremiah 9:26 Egypt, and Judah, and Edom, and the children of Ammon, and Moab, and all that are in the utmost corners, that dwell in the wilderness: for all these nations are uncircumcised, and all the house of Israel are uncircumcised in the heart. KJV

     And all the house of Israel are uncircumcised in the heart. Who is the House of Israel today? It’s not those that live in the area of Israel or Jerusalem; it’s those that went across the Caucasus Mountains into other regions of the world.

     They weren’t Jews, they were Hebrew. Big, big difference. The Jews were of the House of Judah and they remained/remain in Israel.

     Many of you that are reading this right now are descended from the House of Israel and don’t even know it. How sad it would be if you spent your entire life not knowing if you were circumcised or uncircumcised.

     Having the seal of Almighty God in your brain, your reasoning, will ensure that you are of the circumcised.

 

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