Jeremiah 27 – 28

Jeremiah 27

God gives the nations in Jeremiah’s day into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar.  This prophecy reveals specifically that Judah would serve Nebuchadnezzar, as the head of gold of the statue of Babylon (Dan 2), his son and his grand son.

This is recorded for our instruction so that we will learn to obey and live by every Word of God today.

Jeremiah 27:1 In the beginning of the reign of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah came this word unto Jeremiah from the LORD, saying, 27:2 Thus saith the LORD to me; Make thee bonds and yokes, and put them upon thy neck, 27:3 And send them to the king of Edom and to the king of Moab, and to the king of the Ammonites, and to the king of Tyrus, and to the king of Zidon, by the hand of the messengers which come to Jerusalem unto Zedekiah king of Judah;

27:4 And command them to say unto their masters, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Thus shall ye say unto your masters; 27:5 I have made the earth, the man and the beast that are upon the ground, by my great power and by my outstretched arm, and have given it unto whom it seemed meet unto me. 27:6 And now have I given all these lands into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, my servant; and the beasts of the field have I given him also to serve him.

The following is an example of putting together all scripture to find the truth

For many decades people declared Daniel 5 to be wrong, because it was Nebuchadnezzar’s grandson and not his son who fell to the Persians. If they had only searched the scriptures more closely, they would have understood the Word of God through Jeremiah!

This prophecy says that in the days of Nebuchadnezzar’s grandson, the kingdom of Babylon of Nebuchadnezzar [the head of gold of Daniel 2] would fall to great kings who would  succeed the head of gold.

We find this was fulfilled and the empire of Nebuchadnezzar was succeeded by the Medo Persian Empire which maintained the religion and system of Babylon but were a different people. This succession is recorded in Daniel 5 where the word son is used in terms of descendant and actually refers to the grandson of Nebuchadnezzar as history shows and as is revealed in Jeremiah.

Belshazzar was the son of Nabonidus, and grandson of Nebuchadnezzar. Nabonidus made Belshazzar co-regent in 553 BC, leaving him in charge of Babylon’s defense.

In 540 BC, Nabonidus fought at Tayma, hoping to defend his kingdom from the Persians who were planning to advance on Babylon. Belshazzar was positioned in the city of Babylon to hold the capital, while Nabonidus marched his troops north to meet Cyrus. On October 10, 539 BC, Nabonidus surrendered and fled from Cyrus. Two days later the Persian armies overthrew the city of Babylon.

Jeremiah 27:7 And all nations shall serve him, and his son [Nabonidus], and his son’s son [Belshazzar], until the very time of his land come: and then many nations and great kings shall serve themselves of him.

God decreed that all the nations of that region would serve Nebuchadnezzar until the days of his grandson, when that empire would be taken over by the Medes and the Persians.

27:8 And it shall come to pass, that the nation and kingdom which will not serve the same Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, and that will not put their neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon, that nation will I punish,  saith the LORD, with the sword, and with the famine, and with the pestilence, until I have consumed them by his hand.

God proclaims through Jeremiah that Judah would serve Nebuchadnezzar because of the overspreading of their abominations.

In this end time, physical and spiritual Israel will serve Babylon the Great for only 42 months, yet in a much more extreme captivity and correction.

27:9 Therefore hearken not ye to your prophets, nor to your diviners, nor to your dreamers, nor to your enchanters, nor to your sorcerers, which speak unto you, saying, Ye shall not serve the king of Babylon: 27:10 For they prophesy a lie unto you, to remove you far from your land; and that I should drive you out, and ye should perish.

God promises that those in Jeremiah’s time who are willing to submit to God by serving Nebuchadnezzar as God commanded, would be allowed to remain in the land in security.  But Judah rebelled against Babylon and the Word of God and went into the Babylonian captivity.

God also tells us in our day that if we obey and live by every Word of God we will be secure from God’s correction. 

We are not to listen to the false teachers who say that we must follow idols of men and that we will be secure in doing so.

27:11 But the nations that bring their neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon, and serve him, those will I let remain still in their own land, saith the LORD; and they shall till it, and dwell therein. 27:12 I spake also to Zedekiah king of Judah according to all these words, saying, Bring your necks under the yoke of the king of Babylon, and serve him and his people, and live.

Jeremiah proclaims God’s promise that if Judah will serve Nebuchadnezzar, that they will surely live. But those who rebel and fight will die in captivity.

27:13 Why will ye die, thou and thy people, by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence, as the LORD hath spoken against the nation that will not serve the king of Babylon? 27:14 Therefore hearken not unto the words of the prophets that speak unto you, saying, Ye shall not serve the king of Babylon: for they prophesy a lie unto you. 27:15 For I have not sent them, saith the LORD, yet they prophesy a lie in my name; that I might drive you out, and that ye might perish, ye, and the prophets that prophesy unto you.

Today, God declares that if His called out Spiritual Ekklesia will only sincerely repent and turn to live by every Word of God, we shall be delivered from God’s correction on the wicked.

The work of Elijah will be done by God through his two servants and will be done by the power of God’s Spirit; and will NOT be done by some organization.  This is so that the brethren will understand that Almighty God and his Word are far above the organizations of men.

Follow and live by every Word of God and repent of idolizing men, false traditions and corporate organizations, rather than by the whole Word of God.  We think that we are so great and godly while our Lord is calling on us to repent of our transgressions.  Truly we are spiritually blind and wretched and naked of any righteousness, rejecting learning and zealously living by every Word of God.

Far from doing some great work, these corporate factions are even now being rejected by Jesus Christ (Rev 3:16), for loving men and false traditions more then they love the whole Word of God.  These organizations deceive themselves and they have turned away from God to do what is right in their own eyes; it is up to individuals to diligently seek to work out their own salvation in fear and trembling (Philip 2:12).

This rejection by Christ, because we have turned away from zeal for God’s Word (Rev 3:16), is the stopping of the intercession [daily sacrifice] of our High Priest Jesus Christ for our collective sins, it is the stopping of the daily sacrifice as written of by Daniel.

Please see: The Sacrificial System

No physical sacrifice or physical temple is biblically necessary for the tribulation to begin

In fact God tells Daniel that the daily sacrifice will be stopped by prince Titus and will remain stopped until Messiah comes to cleanse the area of the sanctuary and build the millennial Temple.  See The 2300 Day Prophecy: Dating the Tribulation and the Coming of Messiah

Do not believe the lies of today’s false teachers; who falsely teach that when a peace deal is achieved in the Middle East, there will remain 3 1/2 years for some great Elijah Work by certain organizations of the corporate Ekklesia.   

Believe Jesus Christ, there will be no more delay in our correction once peace and safety is declared (1 Thess 5:3,  Mat 24:15).

27:16 Also I spake to the priests and to all this people, saying, Thus saith the LORD; Hearken not to the words of your prophets that prophesy unto  you, saying, Behold, the vessels of the LORD’s house shall now shortly be brought again from Babylon: for they prophesy a lie unto you.

27:17 Hearken not unto them; [do not obey idols and false teachers of men but OBEY GOD and live by every Word of God] serve the king of Babylon [as God has commanded], and live: wherefore should this city be laid waste? 27:18 But if they be prophets, and if the word of the LORD be with them, let them now make intercession to the LORD of hosts, that the vessels which are left in the house of the LORD, and in the house of the king of Judah, and at Jerusalem, go not to Babylon.

None of the church of God organizations will do an Elijah work, for none of them stands on the whole Word of God like Elijah did!

The work of Moses in proclaiming the Word of the Lord, and the work of Elijah in restoring the Word of the Lord, will be done by two individual physical men.

27:19 For thus saith the LORD of hosts concerning the pillars, and concerning the sea, and concerning the bases, and concerning the residue of the vessels that remain in this city. 27:20Which Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon took not, when he carried away captive Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim king of Judah from Jerusalem to Babylon, and all the nobles of Judah and Jerusalem; 27:21 Yea, thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, concerning the vessels that remain in the house of the LORD, and in the house of the king of Judah and of Jerusalem; 27:22 They shall be carried to Babylon, and there shall they be until the day that I visit them, saith the LORD; then will I bring them up, and restore them to this place.

 

Jeremiah 28

The false prophet Hananiah resists Jeremiah; proclaiming a false prophecy and claiming that he is of God and Jeremiah is not.  Even so many false prophets and false teachers within the Spiritual Ekklesia resist the Word of the LORD today.

How can we tell the difference between good and evil? Prove all things by the whole Word of God (Mat 7)!

Jeremiah 28:1 And it came to pass the same year, in the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the fourth year, and in the fifth month, that Hananiah the son of Azur the prophet, which was of Gibeon, spake unto me in the house of the LORD, in the presence of the priests and of all the people, saying,

These false prophecies of Hananiah did not come to pass; and neither will be any delay after peace has been declared in our day.

Indeed today’s corporate Ekklesia will be rejected by Christ if they remain unrepentant [that rejection by Christ is the stopping of the spiritual daily sacrifice on their behalf], and will be given into the correction of the great tribulation for their pride and sins (Rev 3:16).

28:2 Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, saying, I have broken the yoke of the king of Babylon. 28:3 Within two full years will I bring again into this place all the vessels of the LORD’s house, that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon took away from this place, and carried them to Babylon: 28:4 And I will bring again to this place Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim king of Judah, with all the captives of Judah, that went into Babylon, saith the LORD: for I will break the yoke of the king of Babylon.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if all of the Ekklesia were as righteous as they think they are; and that they would unite; and that a major Elijah work would be done by them!!!

Sadly, most will NOT repent and turn from exalting their own ways above the Word of God, by doing what they think is right instead of diligently seeking to learn and live by every Word of God.

28:5 Then the prophet Jeremiah said unto the prophet Hananiah in the presence of the priests, and in the presence of all the people that stood in the house of the LORD, 28:6 Even the prophet Jeremiah said, Amen: the LORD do so: the LORD perform thy words which thou hast prophesied, to bring again the vessels of the LORD’s house, and all that is carried away captive, from Babylon into this place.

Moses, Jeremiah and Jesus taught that the prophets of God would be known by their fruits and their consistency with the Word of God.

28:7 Nevertheless hear thou now this word that I speak in thine ears, and in the ears of all the people; 28:8 The prophets that have been before me and before thee of old prophesied both against many countries, and against great kingdoms, of war, and of evil, and of pestilence. 28:9 The prophet which prophesieth of peace, when the word of the prophet shall come to pass, then shall the prophet be known, that the LORD hath truly sent him.

Hananiah spoke falsely in the name of the Lord; and so do many false prophets and leaders in the brotherhood today.

28:10 Then Hananiah the prophet took the yoke from off the prophet Jeremiah’s neck, and brake it. 28:11 And Hananiah spake in the presence of all the people, saying, Thus saith the LORD; Even so will I break the yoke of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon from the neck of all nations within the space of two full years. And the prophet Jeremiah went his way.

After this coming war and the great victory over Islamic Extremism, a genuine peace deal will be negotiated, and as soon as the abomination is set up doing miracles and goes to the Holy Mount and “peace and safety” is declared as achieved; sudden [immediate, by surprise] destruction will fall upon us, (1 Thess 5:3 and Mat 24:15).

Then those who proclaim that they will now have 3 1/2 years after peace has been declared for the corporate churches to do an Elijah work; will fall into great tribulation for believing their own false traditions and not believing the Word of God.

Not understanding the scriptures and standing on their own false tradition, they shall say that because no physical temple has been built and no physical sacrifice has been  started, that they now have 3 1/2 years to do an Elijah work.

 This in defiance of The 70 Weeks Prophecy which says that from the time that Prince Titus of Rome stopped the physical Daily by destroying the temple [c 70 A.D.]; there will be no new temple and no physical sacrifices until Messiah comes.

28:12 Then the word of the LORD came unto Jeremiah the prophet, after that Hananiah the prophet had broken the yoke from off the neck of the prophet Jeremiah, saying,

Then the one who became Jesus Christ told Jeremiah how to respond to the false teachers

28:13 Go and tell Hananiah, saying, Thus saith the LORD; Thou hast broken the yokes of wood; but thou shalt make for them yokes of iron. 28:14 For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; I have put a yoke of iron upon the neck of all these nations, that they may serve Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon; and they shall serve him: and I have given him the beasts of the field also.

Today many false teachers think to heal the organizations by telling the people that they will be protected and have peace and that they are about to do a great Elijah work; when they are being rejected into great tribulation for their spiritual adulteries with the false traditions of men.

28:15 Then said the prophet Jeremiah unto Hananiah the prophet, Hear now, Hananiah; The LORD hath not sent thee; but thou makest this people to trust in a lie.

As the false prophet Hananiah died; so shall the false teachers in the factions of the called out Spiritual Ekklesia also die in great tribulation, unless they quickly repent.

28:16 Therefore thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will cast thee from off the face of the earth: this year thou shalt die, because thou hast taught rebellion against the LORD. 28:17 So Hananiah the prophet died the same year in the seventh month.

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