Greetings Brethren:

Many are persecuted for the cause of righteousness. However it is written that this will occur. Meanwhile we gain strength from our accusers and those that reject Jehovah God.

Peace and Love,

Carl Patton a willing slave of Jehovah and a servant of the people writing for the FreedomJournal June 21, 2001 in the year of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.




In the name of God Jehovah, Master of the earth, Ruler of the universe.

Jeremiah was one of the greatest Hebrew Prophets. The book of Jeremiah is written as an autobiography. Thus, we are able to understand the life and times of Jeremiah better than any other Hebrew prophet. He was known as the "Weeping Prophet" however anywhere he spoke nobody listened.

As he declared Jehovah's message of doom and the New Covenant, he was often persecuted and called a traitor. But in the eyes of Jehovah God he was an upright and for his faith and obedience to Jehovah was strong. Jeremiah was called by Jehovah to be a prophet to Judah (Southern kingdom).

Jeremiah 1:5. "Before I formed thee in the belly, I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations."

All believers have a purpose in life. However, some are anointed by Jehovah for a specific kind of work. But all believe are to love, obey and serve Jehovah. This is the way to activate Jehovah's healing power.

Jeremiah 17:1. Jeremiah warns the people.

"The sin of Judah is written with a open iron, and with the point of a diamond: it is graven upon the table of thine heart, and upon the horns of your altar."

Although the people had the benefit of the law, the great prophets and the record of the miracles of Jehovah, they still continued to live a life of sin. The following scripture references note the high calling of Jehovah and how it affects the heart.

Proverbs 3:3. Mercy and truthfulness are outstanding qualities that denote great character.

Proverbs 7:3. "Bind thou upon thy fingers, write them upon the tables of thine heart."

2 Corinthians 3:3. Here the Apostle Paul reveals that the conversion of the called comes from the Spirit of Jehovah. Thus, we are converted by the implanting of the Holy Spirit on our hearts.

As Jeremiah warned of false prophets, they continued to mislead the people.

Jeremiah 17:14. "Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved or thou art my praise."

The healing that had been done by the false prophets was a deception. The healing of the Lord is true. Those that repented were promised restored health and the forgiveness of sins. This cure was prescribed in the Babylonian captivity.

Related Scripture:

Deuteronomy 10:21. Do not forget to fear God

"He is thy praise, and he is thy God, that hath done for thee those great and terrible things, which thine eyes have seen."

Jehovah is the only one who deserves the praise of the people. Because all of their blessings, come from this divine source.

Psalms 54:1. "Save me, O God, by thy name, and judge me by my strength."

Some people say there is no God to cover their sins. As they attempt to ignore their sin, they attempt to ignore the Judge to avoid the judgment. Therefore, a fool does not always mean a lack of intelligence. However a fool is clearly seen in those that reject God.

Jeremiah 33:6. God promises peace and prosperity.

"Behold, I will bring it health and corn, and I will cure them, and will reveal unto them the abundance of peace and truth."

As the people returned from captivity God began to deliver his promises. Good health thus resulted from the cure of being captive in Babylon. However, the peace would come with the return to their native land.

In the next verse we see that the people persecuted Jeremiah. As he condemned their wicked lives, they denounced his message and his role as a teacher.

Jeremiah 17:15. "Behold they saw unto me, where is the word of the Lord? Let it come now."

The ungrateful people as a smokescreen for their unruly attitude pretended to not recognize the word of God. Thus when the prophet spoke they acted like hypocrites and asked "where is the word of the Lord?

Also, see: Isaiah 5:19. This verse notes the sneering attitude of the corrupt leaders toward the Lord.

Amos 5:18. Woe unto you that desire the day of the Lord! To what end is it for you? The day of the Lord is darkness, and not light."

Here the day of Lord is seen as the destruction brought by the Assyrian army and the future Judgment of the Lord. Meanwhile the people called for the Day of the Lord believing that it would bring an end to their troubles.

Cont. Part 28: The Healing Water ( Ezekiel 47:8)




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