Jer. 23:10; 2nd π Jer. 23:11; 2nd π Jer. 23:12 π Jer. 23:13 π Jer. 23:14 π Jer. 23:16 π Jer. 23:17 π Jer. 23:20 π Jer. 23:22 π Jer. 23:26 π Jer. 23:27 π Jer. 23:30 π Jer. 23:31 π Jer. 23:32; 2nd π Jer. 24:7 π Ezek. 16:49-50 π Hos. 4:7 π 1 Jn. 4:1 π Jude 16
“The anger of the Lord shall not return (turn back) until He has executed and till He has performed (accomplished) the thoughts (and intents) of His heart (and mind). In the latter days (end of church age) you shall consider (understand) it perfectly.” ( Jer. 23:20; top ) (This is referring to judgment on pastors, priests and false prophets.)
Obviously we are living in the times of this verse. This is further confirmed through the conditions of the present-day Church.
Jeremiah lists the sins of these undesirable leaders, “‘For both prophet and priest are profane, yes, in My house have I found their wickedness,’ says the Lord.” ( Jer. 23:11; top )
Adultery (v. 10 ), swearing (v. 10 ), wickedness (v. 11 ), false prophecies (v. 26 ), false visions (v. 16 ), false dreams ( v. 32 ), cause the people to err (vs. 13 , 22 ), cause the people to forget God (v. 27 ), steal words of true prophets (v. 30 ), encourage those that despise God that they shall have peace. (v. 17; top )
To prophesy to the people using the words “thus says the Lord” (v. 31 ) is unacceptable, as this tries to promote the stamp of approval of the Lord without giving the hearers a chance to “test the spirits.” ( 1 Jn. 4:1; top ) It also is manipulative to try and promote one’s own credibility.
“I will bring evil upon them...” (v. 12 ) “...they are all of them unto Me (God) as Sodom and the inhabitants of Gomorrah.” (v. 14; top )
What were the sins of Sodom? Abominations of pride, abundance of things, haughty, sensuality. (see Ezek. 16:49-50; top )
“...The more they increased and multiplied in prosperity and power, the more they sinned against Me.” ( Hos. 4:7 ; Amp.; top)
Because God said He would not stop His anger until He had completed His judgments, and assuming He has just started in 1987 and 1988, what would the end of these judgments on prophets and Christian leaders unveil? Mercy! It appears the only course for any Christians is to prostrate themselves before God and repent before it’s too late.
God be merciful!
In the natural, we don’t have a chance.
Verse 32 ; (top) explains how the prophets (whom God had not sent) lied to God’s people by their lightness. Lightness comes from the Hebrew word pashazuwth, meaning frivolity, or reckless boasting. Never has a Christian generation been exposed to more of this than ours.
“...Their talk is boastful and arrogant [and they claim to] admire men’s persons and pay people flattering compliments to gain advantage.” ( Jude 16 , Amp.; top)
Could it be when God’s judgment is over and fulfilled that God will say, “...And I will give them a heart to know Me, that I am the Lord; and they shall be My people and I will be their God; for they shall return unto Me with their whole heart.” ( Jer. 24:7; top )
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