Participants: Kelly Mowrer
Series Code: HWAL
Program Code: HWAL000658
00:15 Hello and welcome to "His Words Are Life."
00:18 I'm Kelly Mowrer and today
00:19 we'll continuing together from the Book of Jeremiah.
00:22 But let's pray before we start.
00:25 Dear Heavenly Father, thank you so much
00:27 for giving us the gift of Your words
00:31 as a guide to our feet and as a source of wisdom
00:35 and counsel and comfort.
00:37 Please be with us now as we read
00:39 and give us understanding of what we hear.
00:42 We love You so much
00:43 and thank you for loving us, amen.
00:46 When we were last together, we were reading the story
00:48 of a prophet who came along during the days of Jeremiah.
00:53 A prophet by the name of, Hananiah,
00:55 who was prophesying that the captives
00:58 of Babylon would shortly be returned.
01:01 We're gonna pick up that story now
01:03 in Jeremiah Chapter 28 beginning with verse 15
01:08 and this is the King James Version.
01:12 Then said the prophet Jeremiah
01:14 unto Hananiah the prophet, Hear now, Hananiah,
01:18 the Lord hath not sent thee,
01:21 but thou makest this people to trust in a lie.
01:26 Therefore thus saith the Lord, Behold,
01:28 I will cast thee from off the face of the earth,
01:32 this year thou shalt die,
01:34 because thou hast taught rebellion against the Lord.
01:38 So Hananiah the prophet died
01:41 the same year in the seventh month.
01:44 Continuing now in Jeremiah Chapter 29,
01:47 this is the King James Version.
01:50 Now these are the words of the letter
01:53 that Jeremiah the prophet sent from Jerusalem
01:57 unto the residue of the elders
01:58 which were carried away captives,
02:00 and to the priests, and to the prophets,
02:03 and to all the people whom Nebuchadnezzar
02:05 had carried away captive from Jerusalem to Babylon.
02:09 After that Jeconiah the king, and the queen,
02:12 and the eunuchs, the princes of Judah
02:14 and Jerusalem, and the carpenters, and the smiths,
02:18 were departed from Jerusalem.
02:21 By the hand of Elasah the son of Shaphan,
02:26 and Gemariah the son of Hilkiah,
02:28 whom Zedekiah king of Judah sent unto Babylon
02:31 to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon saying,
02:35 thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel,
02:38 unto all that are carried away captives,
02:41 whom I have caused to be carried away
02:43 from Jerusalem unto Babylon.
02:47 Build ye houses, and dwell in them
02:50 and plant gardens, and eat the fruit of them.
02:54 Take ye wives, and beget sons and daughters,
02:57 and take wives for your sons,
02:59 and give your daughters to husbands,
03:01 that they may bear sons and daughters,
03:03 that ye may be increased there and not diminished.
03:08 And seek the peace of the city
03:10 whither I have caused you to be carried away captives,
03:12 and pray unto the Lord for it,
03:15 for in the peace thereof shall ye have peace.
03:20 For thus saith the Lord of hosts the God of Israel.
03:23 Let not your prophets and your diviners,
03:26 that be in the midst of you, deceive you,
03:28 neither hearken to your dreams
03:30 which ye cause to be dreamed.
03:31 For they prophesy falsely unto you in my name.
03:34 I have not sent them, saith the Lord.
03:38 For thus saith the Lord, that after seventy years
03:41 be accomplished at Babylon I will visit you,
03:45 and perform my good word toward you,
03:47 in causing you to return to this place.
03:51 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you,
03:54 saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil,
03:59 to give you an expected end.
04:02 Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go
04:05 and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.
04:09 And ye shall seek me, and find me,
04:12 when ye shall search for me with all your heart.
04:16 And I will be found of you, saith the Lord.
04:19 And I will turn away your captivity,
04:21 and I will gather you from all the nations,
04:24 and from all the places
04:26 whither I have driven you, saith the Lord.
04:29 And I will bring you again into the place
04:32 whence I caused you to be carried away captive.
04:35 Because ye have said,
04:36 The Lord hath raised us up prophets in Babylon.
04:39 Know that thus saith the Lord of the king
04:42 that sitteth upon the throne of David,
04:44 and of all the people that dwelleth in this city,
04:46 and of your brethren that are not gone
04:48 forth with you into captivity.
04:50 Thus saith the Lord of hosts.
04:52 Behold I will send upon them
04:54 the sword, the famine, and the pestilence,
04:56 and will make them like vile figs,
04:58 that cannot be eaten, they are so evil.
05:01 And I will persecute them with the sword,
05:03 with the famine, and with the pestilence,
05:05 and will deliver them to be removed
05:07 to all the kingdoms of the earth,
05:09 to be a curse, and an astonishment,
05:11 and an hissing, and a reproach,
05:14 among all the nations whither I have driven them.
05:17 Because they have not hearkened to my words,
05:19 saith the Lord, which I sent unto them
05:21 by my servants the prophets,
05:23 rising up early and sending them,
05:25 but ye would not hear, saith the Lord.
05:28 Hear ye therefore the word of the Lord,
05:29 all ye of the captivity, whom I have sent
05:32 from Jerusalem to Babylon.
05:34 Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel,
05:37 of Ahab the son of Kolaiah,
05:39 and of Zedekiah the son of Maaseiah,
05:41 which prophesy a lie unto you in my name.
05:44 Behold, I will deliver them into the hand
05:46 of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon,
05:49 and he shall slay them before your eyes.
05:52 And of them shall be taken up a curse
05:54 by all the captivity of Judah
05:56 which are in Babylon, saying,
05:58 the Lord make thee like Zedekiah and like Ahab,
06:01 whom the king of Babylon roasted in the fire.
06:04 Because they have committed villany in Israel,
06:07 and have committed adultery with their neighbors' wives,
06:09 and have spoken lying words in my name,
06:12 which I have not commanded them
06:14 even I know, and am a witness, saith the Lord.
06:18 Thus shalt thou also speak to Shemaiah
06:21 the Nehelamite, saying,
06:23 the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, saying,
06:27 because thou hast sent letters in thy name
06:29 unto all the people that are at Jerusalem,
06:31 and to Zephaniah the son of Maaseiah the priest,
06:35 and to all the priests, saying,
06:36 the Lord hath made thee priest
06:38 in the stead of Jehoiada the priest,
06:40 that ye should be officers in the house of the Lord,
06:43 for every man that is mad, and maketh himself a prophet,
06:46 that thou shouldest put him in prison,
06:48 and in the stocks.
06:50 Now therefore why hast thou not
06:51 reproved Jeremiah of Anathoth,
06:54 which maketh himself a prophet to you?
06:56 For therefore he sent unto us in Babylon, saying,
06:59 this captivity is long, build ye houses,
07:01 and dwell in them, and plant gardens,
07:02 and eat the fruit of them.
07:05 And Zephaniah the priest read this letter
07:07 in the ears of Jeremiah the prophet.
07:10 Then came the word of the Lord
07:11 unto Jeremiah, saying, send to all them
07:14 of the captivity, saying, thus saith the Lord
07:17 concerning Shemaiah the Nehelamite.
07:21 Because that Shemaiah hath prophesied unto you,
07:24 and I sent him not,
07:26 and he caused you to trust in a lie
07:30 Therefore thus saith the Lord, behold,
07:32 I will punish Shemaiah the Nehelamite,
07:35 and his seed he shall not have a man
07:38 to dwell among this people,
07:40 neither shall he behold the good
07:42 that I will do for my people, saith the Lord,
07:45 because he hath taught rebellion against the Lord.
07:51 Continuing now in the Book of Jeremiah Chapter 30
07:54 and this is the King James Version.
07:57 The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord,
07:59 saying, thus speaketh the Lord
08:02 God of Israel, saying, Write thee all the words
08:05 that I have spoken unto thee in a book.
08:08 For, lo, the days come, saith the Lord,
08:10 that I will bring again the captivity
08:12 of my people Israel and Judah, saith the Lord
08:16 and I will cause them to return to the land
08:18 that I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it.
08:23 And these are the words that the Lord spake
08:25 concerning Israel and concerning Judah.
08:28 For thus saith the Lord,
08:30 We have heard a voice of trembling,
08:33 of fear, and not of peace.
08:36 Ask ye now, and see whether a man doth travail with child?
08:40 Wherefore do I see every man with his hands on his loins,
08:42 as a woman in travail,
08:43 and all faces are turned into paleness?
08:47 Alas! For that day is great, so that none is like it,
08:51 it is even the time of Jacob's trouble,
08:55 but he shall be saved out of it.
08:57 For it shall come to pass in that day,
08:59 saith the Lord of hosts, that I will break his yoke
09:03 from off thy neck, and will burst thy bonds,
09:07 and strangers shall no more serve themselves of him.
09:10 But they shall serve the Lord their God,
09:13 and David their king, whom I will raise up unto them.
09:17 Therefore fear thou not, O my servant Jacob,
09:20 saith the Lord, neither be dismayed,
09:22 O Israel, for, lo, I will save thee from afar,
09:28 and thy seed from the land of their captivity
09:31 and Jacob shall return, and shall be in rest,
09:34 and be quiet, and none shall make him afraid.
09:38 For I am with thee, saith the Lord, to save thee.
09:43 Though I make a full end of all nations
09:46 whither I have scattered thee,
09:48 yet I will not make a full end of thee,
09:51 but I will correct thee in measure,
09:54 and will not leave thee altogether unpunished.
09:57 For thus saith the Lord, thy bruise is incurable,
10:01 and thy wound is grievous.
10:04 There is none to plead thy cause,
10:06 that thou mayest be bound up
10:08 thou hast no healing medicines.
10:11 All thy lovers have forgotten thee,
10:14 they seek thee not,
10:16 for I have wounded thee with the wound of an enemy,
10:18 with the chastisement of a cruel one,
10:20 for the multitude of thine iniquity,
10:23 because thy sins were increased.
10:26 Why criest thou for thine affliction?
10:29 Thy sorrow is incurable
10:31 for the multitude of thine iniquity,
10:34 because thy sins were increased,
10:35 I have done these things unto thee.
10:38 Therefore all they that devour thee shall be devoured
10:42 and all thine adversaries, every one of them,
10:45 shall go into captivity and they that spoil thee
10:48 shall be a spoil, and all that prey upon thee
10:51 will I give for a prey.
10:54 For I will restore health unto thee,
10:57 and I will heal thee of thy wounds,
10:59 saith the Lord, because they called thee
11:02 an Outcast, saying, This is Zion,
11:06 whom no man seeketh after.
11:08 Thus saith the Lord behold,
11:11 I will bring again the captivity of Jacob's tents,
11:15 and have mercy on his dwellingplaces
11:18 and the city shall be builded upon her own heap,
11:20 and the palace shall remain after the manner thereof.
11:24 And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving
11:27 and the voice of them that make merry
11:30 and I will multiply them, and they shall not be few,
11:34 I will also glorify them, and they shall not be small.
11:38 Their children also shall be as aforetime,
11:41 and their congregation shall be established before me,
11:45 and I will punish all that oppress them.
11:47 And their nobles shall be of themselves,
11:50 and their governor shall proceed
11:52 from the midst of them,
11:53 and I will cause him to draw near,
11:54 and he shall approach unto me.
11:57 For who is this that engaged his heart
11:59 to approach unto me, saith the Lord.
12:02 And ye shall be my people, and I will be your God.
12:06 Behold, the whirlwind of the Lord goeth forth with fury,
12:09 a continuing whirlwind it shall fall with pain
12:13 upon the head of the wicked.
12:15 The fierce anger of the Lord shall not return,
12:18 until he hath done it, and until he have performed
12:20 the intents of his heart
12:22 in the latter days ye shall consider it.
12:27 Continuing now with Jeremiah Chapter 31,
12:29 this is the King James Version.
12:32 At the same time, saith the Lord,
12:35 will I be the God of all the families of Israel,
12:38 and they shall be my people.
12:41 Thus saith the Lord, the people which were left
12:44 of the sword found grace in the wilderness,
12:48 even Israel, when I went to cause him to rest.
12:52 The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying,
12:55 yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love
12:59 therefore with loving kindness have I drawn thee.
13:03 Again I will build thee, and thou shalt be built,
13:07 O virgin of Israel thou shalt again
13:09 be adorned with thy tabrets,
13:11 and shalt go forth in the dances of them
13:13 that make merry.
13:15 Thou shalt yet plant vines upon the mountains
13:17 of Samaria the planters shall plant,
13:20 and shall eat them as common things.
13:23 For there shall be a day, that the watchmen
13:25 upon the mount Ephraim shall cry, Arise ye,
13:29 and let us go up to Zion unto the Lord our God.
13:33 For thus saith the Lord Sing with gladness for Jacob,
13:36 and shout among the chief of the nations publish ye,
13:40 praise ye, and say,
13:41 O Lord, save thy people, the remnant of Israel.
13:45 Behold, I will bring them from the north country,
13:47 and gather them from the coasts of the earth,
13:50 and with them the blind and the lame,
13:52 the woman with child and her that travaileth
13:54 with child together a great company shall return thither.
13:59 They shall come with weeping,
14:00 and with supplications will I lead them.
14:03 I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters
14:06 in a straight way, wherein they shall not stumble
14:10 for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn.
14:15 Hear the word of the Lord, O ye nations,
14:17 and declare it in the isles afar off, and say,
14:20 He that scattered Israel will gather him,
14:23 and keep him, as a shepherd doth his flock.
14:27 For the Lord hath redeemed Jacob,
14:31 and ransomed him from the hand of him
14:34 that was stronger than he.
14:36 Please join me again next time
14:38 to continue reading the word of God together.