His Words Are Life

Jeremiah 4:31 To 7:15

Three Angels Broadcasting Network

Program transcript

Participants: Kelly Mowrer


Series Code: HWAL

Program Code: HWAL000650

00:16 Hello and welcome to His Words Are Life
00:18 I'm Kelly Mowrer and thank you for joining with me today to
00:21 read the word of God together. Let's pray together before we
00:25 start. Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for this time to spend
00:29 hearing your word to us. Please send your Holy Spirit to show
00:32 each one of us in the things that we are facing in our lives
00:36 right now how your words have the power to help us. Please
00:39 guide us and be with us, I pray in the name of your Son Jesus,
00:43 thank you, Amen
00:44 We're reading in Jeremiah chapter 4 beginning in verse 31.
00:50 And this is the King James Version.
00:52 For I have heard a voice as of a woman in travail, and the
00:57 anguish as of her that bringeth forth her first child, the voice
01:02 of the daughter of Zion, that bewaileth herself, that
01:07 spreadeth her hands saying, Woe is me now! for my soul is
01:11 wearied because of murderers.
01:14 Continuing in Jeremiah chapter 5
01:16 and this is the King James Version.
01:18 Run ye to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, and see
01:23 now, and know, and seek in the broad places thereof, if ye can
01:27 find a man, if there be any that executeth judgment, that seeketh
01:33 the truth; and I will pardon it. And though they say, The Lord
01:38 liveth; surely they swear falsely. O Lord, are not thine
01:43 eyes upon the truth? thou hast stricken them, but they have not
01:47 grieved; thou hast consumed them but they have refused to receive
01:51 correction: they have made their faces harder than a rock; they
01:55 have refused to return. Therefore I said, Surely these
01:59 are poor; they are foolish: for they know not the way of the
02:03 Lord, nor the judgment of their God. I will get me unto the
02:07 great men, and will speak unto them; for they have known the
02:09 way of the Lord, and the judgment of their God:
02:12 but these have altogether broken the yoke,
02:14 and burst the bonds. Wherefore a lion
02:17 out of the forest shall slay them, and a wolf of the
02:20 evenings shall spoil them, a leopard shall watch over their
02:23 cities: every one that goeth out thence shall be torn in pieces:
02:27 because their transgressions are many, and their backslidings are
02:31 increased. How shall I pardon thee for this? thy children have
02:35 forsaken me, and sworn by them that are no gods: when I had fed
02:40 them to the full, they then committed adultery, and
02:42 assembled themselves by troops in the harlots' houses.
02:45 They were as fed horses in the morning: every one neighed after
02:50 his neighbor's wife. Shall I not visit for these things? saith
02:55 the Lord: and shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as
03:01 this? Go ye up upon her walls, and destroy; but make not a full
03:06 end: take away her battlements; for they are not the Lord's.
03:10 For the house of Israel and the house of Judah have dealt very
03:15 treacherously against me, saith the Lord. They have belied the
03:19 Lord, and said, It is not he; neither shall evil come upon us;
03:23 neither shall we see sword nor famine: And the prophets shall
03:27 become wind, and the word is not in them: thus shall it be done
03:31 unto them. Wherefore thus saith the Lord God of hosts, Because
03:36 ye speak this word, behold, I will make my words in thy mouth
03:42 fire, and this people wood, and it shall devour them. Lo, I will
03:47 bring a nation upon you from far, O house of Israel, saith
03:50 the Lord: it is a mighty nation, it is an ancient nation,
03:54 a nation whose language thou knowest not, neither
03:56 understandest what they say. Their quiver is as an open
04:01 sepulcher, they are all mighty men. And they shall eat up thine
04:05 harvest, and thy bread, which thy sons and thy daughters
04:08 should eat: they shall eat up thy flocks and thine herds: they
04:13 shall eat up thy vines and thy fig trees: they shall impoverish
04:17 thy fenced cities, wherein thou trustedst, with the sword.
04:21 Nevertheless in those days, saith the Lord, I will not make
04:26 a full end with you. And it shall come to pass, when ye
04:30 shall say, Wherefore doeth the Lord our God all these things
04:34 unto us? then shalt thou answer them, Like as ye have forsaken
04:38 me, and served strange gods in your land, so shall ye serve
04:42 strangers in a land that is not yours. Declare this in the house
04:47 of Jacob, and publish it in Judah, saying, Hear now this, O
04:51 foolish people, and without understanding; which have eyes,
04:56 and see not; which have ears, and hear not: Fear ye not me?
05:00 saith the Lord: will ye not tremble at my presence, which
05:04 have placed the sand for the bound of the sea by a perpetual
05:08 decree, that it cannot pass it: and though the waves thereof
05:12 toss themselves, yet can they not prevail; though they roar,
05:17 yet can they not pass over it? But this people hath a revolting
05:22 and a rebellious heart; they are revolted and gone. Neither say
05:26 they in their heart, Let us now fear the Lord our God, that
05:31 giveth rain, both the former and the latter, in his season: he
05:35 reserveth unto us the appointed weeks of the harvest. Your
05:39 iniquities have turned away these things, and your sins have
05:44 withholden good things from you. For among my people are found
05:48 wicked men: they lay wait, as he that setteth snares; they set
05:53 a trap, they catch men. As a cage is full of birds, so are
05:57 their houses full of deceit: therefore they are become great
06:01 and waxen rich. They are waxen fat, they shine: yea, they
06:05 overpass the deeds of the wicked they judge not the cause, the
06:09 cause of the fatherless, yet they prosper; and the right of
06:13 the needy do they not judge. Shall I not visit for these
06:18 things? saith the Lord: shall not my soul be avenged on such a
06:24 nation as this? A wonderful and horrible thing is committed in
06:29 the land; the prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear
06:35 rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and
06:40 what will ye do in the end thereof?
06:44 Continuing in Jeremiah chapter 6.
06:46 and this is the King James Version.
06:48 O ye children of Benjamin, gather yourselves to flee out
06:54 of the midst of Jerusalem, and blow the trumpet in Tekoa, and
06:58 set up a sign of fire in Bethhaccerem: for evil
07:01 appeareth out of the north, and great destruction. I have
07:05 likened the daughter of Zion to a comely and delicate woman.
07:08 The shepherds with their flocks shall come unto her; they shall
07:12 pitch their tents against her round about; they shall feed
07:16 every one in his place. Prepare ye war against her; arise, and
07:21 let us go up at noon. Woe unto us! for the day goeth away, for
07:26 the shadows of the evening are stretched out. Arise, and let us
07:30 go by night, and let us destroy her palaces. For thus hath the
07:35 Lord of hosts said, Hew ye down trees, and cast a mount against
07:40 Jerusalem: this is the city to be visited; she is wholly
07:46 oppression in the midst of her. As a fountain casteth out her
07:51 waters, so she casteth out her wickedness: violence and spoil
07:56 is heard in her; before me continually is grief and wounds.
08:01 Be thou instructed, O Jerusalem, lest my soul depart from thee;
08:06 lest I make thee desolate, a land not inhabited. Thus saith
08:11 the Lord of hosts, They shall thoroughly glean the remnant of
08:17 Israel as a vine: turn back thine hand as a grapegatherer
08:22 into the baskets. To whom shall I speak, and give warning, that
08:26 they may hear? behold, their ear is uncircumcised, and they
08:31 cannot hearken: behold, the word of the Lord is unto them a
08:35 reproach; they have no delight in it. Therefore I am full of
08:40 the fury of the Lord; I am weary with holding in: I will pour it
08:44 out upon the children abroad, and upon the assembly of young
08:48 men together; for even the husband with the wife shall be
08:51 taken, the aged with him that is full of days. And their houses
08:56 shall be turned unto others, with their fields and wives
08:59 together: for I will stretch out my hand upon the inhabitants of
09:04 the land, saith the Lord. For from the least of them even unto
09:08 the greatest of them every one is given to covetousness; and
09:13 from the prophet even unto the priest every one dealeth
09:18 falsely. They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my
09:22 people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.
09:28 Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? nay, they
09:33 were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush: therefore they
09:38 shall fall among them that fall: at the time that I visit them
09:43 they shall be cast down, saith the Lord. Thus saith the Lord,
09:49 Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where
09:54 is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest
09:58 for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein. Also I
10:05 set watchmen over you, saying, Hearken to the sound of the
10:08 trumpet. But they said, we will not hearken. Therefore hear, ye
10:14 nations, and know, O congregation, what is
10:18 among them. Hear, O earth: behold, I will bring evil upon
10:22 this people, even the fruit of their thoughts, because they
10:27 have not hearkened unto my words nor to my law, but rejected it.
10:31 To what purpose cometh there to me incense from Sheba, and the
10:36 sweet cane from a far country? your burnt offerings are not
10:40 acceptable, nor your sacrifices sweet unto me. Therefore thus
10:44 saith the Lord, Behold, I will lay stumblingblocks before this
10:48 people, and the fathers and the sons together shall fall upon
10:52 them; the neighbor and his friend shall perish. Thus saith
10:55 the Lord, Behold, a people cometh from the north country,
10:58 and a great nation shall be raised from the sides of the
11:02 earth. They shall lay hold on bow and spear; they are cruel,
11:06 and have no mercy; their voice roareth like the sea; and they
11:10 ride upon horses, set in array as men for war against thee,
11:14 O daughter of Zion. We have heard the fame thereof: our
11:18 hands wax feeble: anguish hath taken hold of us, and pain, as
11:23 of a woman in travail. Go not forth into the field, nor walk
11:28 by the way; for the sword of the enemy and fear is on every side.
11:33 O daughter of my people, gird thee with sackcloth, and wallow
11:37 thyself in ashes: make thee mourning, as for an only son,
11:42 most bitter lamentation: for the spoiler shall suddenly come
11:48 upon us. I have set thee for a tower and a fortress among my
11:53 people, that thou mayest know and try their way. They are all
11:59 grievous revolters, walking with slanders: they are brass and
12:04 iron; they are all corrupters. The bellows are burned, the
12:09 lead is consumed of the fire; the founder melteth in vain: for
12:14 the wicked are not plucked away. Reprobate silver shall men call
12:18 them, because the Lord hath rejected them.
12:22 We're continuing to read in Jeremiah chapter 7.
12:26 This is the King James Version.
12:28 The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord, saying, Stand in
12:32 the gate of the Lord's house, and proclaim there this word,
12:37 and say, Hear the word of the Lord, all ye of Judah, that
12:41 enter in at these gates to worship the Lord. Thus saith
12:45 the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, Amend your ways and your
12:49 doings, and I will cause you to dwell in this place. Trust ye
12:54 not in lying words, saying, The temple of the Lord, the temple
12:59 of the Lord, are these. For if ye thoroughly amend your ways
13:03 and your doings; if ye throughly execute judgment between a man
13:07 and his neighbor; if ye oppress not the stranger, the fatherless
13:11 and the widow, and shed not innocent blood in this place,
13:14 neither walk after other gods to your hurt: then will I cause you
13:19 to dwell in this place, in the land that I gave to your fathers
13:24 for ever and ever. Behold, ye trust in lying words, that
13:30 cannot profit. Will ye steal, murder, and commit adultery, and
13:34 swear falsely, and burn incense unto Baal, and walk after other
13:39 gods whom ye know not; and come and stand before me in this
13:43 house, which is called by my name, and say, We are delivered
13:47 to do all these abominations? Is this house, which is called
13:52 by my name, become a den of robbers in your eyes? Behold
13:57 even I have seen it, saith the Lord. But go ye now unto my
14:02 place which was in Shiloh, where I set my name at the first, and
14:06 see what I did to it for the wickedness of my people Israel.
14:10 And now, because ye have done all these works, saith the Lord,
14:14 and I spake unto you, rising up early and speaking, but ye heard
14:18 not; and I called you but ye answered not; therefore will I
14:22 do unto this house, which is called by my name, wherein ye
14:26 trust, and unto the place which I gave to you and to your
14:29 fathers, as I have done to Shiloh. And I will cast you out
14:33 of my sight, as I have cast out all your brethren, even the
14:37 whole seed of Ephraim.


Revised 2014-12-17