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Jeremiah 33 – 34

Jeremiah 33

Jeremiah 33:1 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto Jeremiah the second time, while he was yet shut up in the court of the prison, saying, 33:2 Thus saith the LORD the maker thereof, the LORD that formed it, to establish it; the LORD is his name; 33:3 Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.

The correction by Babylon in Jeremiah’s day, will be repeated by the king [beast of Revelation] of Babylon the Great [the feet of Dan 2 the New Europe] in these last days of Satan’s misrule. 

It was God who brought up the Babylonians against Judah and Jerusalem in that time, and it is GOD who will life his protection and give us over to humbling by the final Babylon the Great in our day for our wickedness.

33:4 For thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel, concerning the houses of this city, and concerning the houses of the kings of Judah, which are thrown down by the mounts, and by the sword; 33:5 They come to fight with the Chaldeans, but it is to fill them with the dead bodies of men, whom I have slain in mine anger and in my fury, and for all whose wickedness I have hid my face from this city.

The being who gave up his God-hood to become flesh as Jesus Christ delivered the repentant Judah from Babylon; he will deliver repentant physical and spiritual Judah and Israel from Babylon at the beginning of the Kingdom of God over all the earth.

Notice that in the days of Ezra and Nehemiah ONLY a part of Judah returned, and NOT Israel; Verse 7 talks about BOTH Judah and Israel returning, proving that the prophecy is dual and for the latter days.

33:6 Behold, I will bring it health and cure, and I will cure them, and will reveal unto them the abundance of peace and truth. 33:7 And I will cause the captivity of Judah and the captivity of Israel to return, and will build them, as at the first.

All sin will be sincerely repented of and forgiven and all Judah with Israel will enter into the New Covenant of Jeremiah  31. Did that happen in ancient times?  No this is for the latter days.

33:8 And I will cleanse them from all their iniquity, whereby they have sinned against me; and I will pardon all their iniquities, whereby they have sinned, and whereby they have transgressed against me.

All the nations shall praise God the Father and Jesus Christ for their good works and great glory.

33:9 And it shall be to me a name of joy, a praise and an honour before all the nations of the earth, which shall hear all the good that I do unto them: and they shall fear and tremble for all the goodness and for all the prosperity that I procure unto it.

Messiah will deliver Judah and Israel into deep repentance, out of which will flow a zeal to live by every Word of the LORD of Hosts and the righteousness of God’s Word will fill the earth.

33:10 Thus saith the LORD; Again there shall be heard in this place, which ye say shall be desolate without man and without beast, even in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem, that are desolate, without man, and without inhabitant, and without beast,

The people will repent and turn to a passionate zeal for the Eternal and his ways and they will rejoice at his deliverance; filling the land with his praise!

33:11 The voice of joy, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, the voice of them that shall say, Praise the LORD of hosts: for the LORD is good; for his mercy endureth for ever: and of them that shall bring the sacrifice of praise into the house of the LORD. For I will cause to return the captivity of the land, as at the first, saith the LORD.

After the captivity of the tribulation, the land will be fruitful in all its produce and the flocks and herds will fill the pastures.  This is also about the flocks of men that will be led by the good shepherds of the resurrected chosen, and all men shall feed on every Word of God to become spiritually well nourished in true godliness.

33:12 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Again in this place, which is desolate without man and without beast, and in all the cities thereof, shall be an habitation of shepherds causing their flocks to lie down. 33:13 In the cities of the mountains, in the cities of the vale, and in the cities of the south, and in the land of Benjamin, and in the places about Jerusalem, and in the cities of Judah, shall the flocks pass again under the hands of him that telleth [counts, numbers] them, saith the LORD.

At the end of the tribulation the Branch [Messiah, Yeshua Mashiach, Jesus Christ] will come to rule all nations and David shall be raised up to rule over a united Israel/Judah!

33:14 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will perform that good thing which I have promised unto the house of Israel and to the house of Judah.

Again this is dual and the return of a few of Judah after 70 years in ancient Babylon is only a tiny fore-type of what is coming after the final captivity to Babylon the Great of the New Europe: We KNOW this because the Branch of Righteousness and a resurrected David have not yet come to rule the people.

33:15 In those days, and at that time, will I cause the Branch of righteousness [Yeshua Messiah / Jesus Christ] to grow up unto David; and he shall execute judgment and righteousness in the land.

Jerusalem as the capital of the earth and the seat of the Mighty One of Jacob; shall be called the city of “The LORD Our Righteousness.”  No more will people follow their own ways and their idols of men; after that time they shall delight in every Word of God to learn it and to keep it!

33:16 In those days shall Judah be saved, and Jerusalem shall dwell safely: and this is the name wherewith she shall be called, The LORD our righteousness.

God’s promise to David and to Aaron and Levi

In the kingdom the Ezekiel Temple will be built and the priests of Aaron through Zadok and the Levitical workers of Levi will serve God in the physical things of Ezekiel Temple, while the resurrected spirit priests and kings of the spiritual Melchizedek priesthood shall teach the nations spiritual things.

33:17 For thus saith the LORD; David shall never want a man to sit upon the throne of the house of Israel; 33:18 Neither shall the priests the Levites want a man before me to offer burnt offerings, and to kindle meat offerings, and to do sacrifice continually.

Jesus Christ affirms that his covenant with Aaron, Levi and with David is sure; and in saying that David will have a perpetual kingdom, he is talking about himself being born into the tribe of Judah of the family of David as Messiah the Christ, the King of kings; as well as the resurrection of David.

33:19 And the word of the LORD came unto Jeremiah, saying, 33:20 Thus saith the LORD; If ye can break my covenant of the day, and my covenant of the night, and that there should not be day and night in their season; 33:21 Then may also my covenant be broken with David my servant, that he should not have a son to reign upon his throne; and with the Levites the priests, my ministers.

The repentant and faithful descendants of David and Levi will be countless for numbers.

33:22 As the host of heaven cannot be numbered, neither the sand of the sea measured: so will I multiply the seed of David my servant, and the Levites that minister unto me.

The nations of the earth despised Judah and Israel when the king of Babylon brought them into captivity, and today’s nations will despise Judah and Israel when they fall and are defeated by the king of Babylon [the beast emperor of the New Europe, Babylon the Great] during the 42 months of Jacob’s Trouble.

33:23 Moreover the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah, saying, 33:24 Considerest thou not what this people have spoken, saying, The two families [Israel and Judah] which the LORD hath chosen, he hath even cast them off? thus they have despised my people, that they should be no more a nation before them.

Christ affirms HIS PROMISE that the nations of Israel / Judah will be delivered and will return from their correction when Messiah comes, and that the resurrected David will yet rule all Israel.

33:25 Thus saith the LORD; If my covenant be not with day and night, and if I have not appointed the ordinances of heaven and earth; 33:26 Then will I cast away the seed of Jacob and David my servant [the seed of David being a reference to Jesus Christ], so that I will not take any of his seed to be rulers over the seed of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob: for I will cause their captivity to return, and have mercy on them.

 

Jeremiah 34

The New Federal Europe will come leading many allies and being supported by most of the rest of the world.  The king of the South [Egypt, Judah and Israel; the US and the British Anglo Saxon Norman peoples being tribes of Israel] will be dominated by the king of the North, the New Federal Europe; until in the third year Europe will have a falling out with and go to attack Asia.

Jeremiah 34:1 The word which came unto Jeremiah from the LORD, when Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and all his army, and all the kingdoms of the earth of his dominion, and all the people, fought against Jerusalem, and against all the cities thereof, saying,

Just as this correction happened for the many abominations of the people in the days of Jeremiah; we will also be corrected for our great wickedness in our days.  The 42 months of great tribulation will also come upon the spiritual Israel of the Church of God factions for our idolatries and our many sins.

Wiki:  The Babylonian Chronicles give 2 Adar (16 March), 597 BC, as the date that Nebuchadnezzar [first] captured Jerusalem, thus putting an end to the reign of Jehoaichin (aka Coniah, Jeconiah).  Zedekiah’s installation as king by Nebuchadnezzar can therefore be firmly dated to the early spring of 597 BC when he was installed as king to succeed his nephew, Jeconiah [aka Coniah, Jehoaichin], who (Coniah) was overthrown as king after a reign of only three months and ten days.

Zedekiah was made king of Judah by Nebuchadnezzar II in 597 BC at the age of twenty-one. The kingdom was at that time tributary to Nebuchadnezzar II.  Despite the strong remonstrances of Jeremiah, Baruch ben Neriah and his other family and advisors, as well as the example of Jehoiakim [Jeconiah aka Coniah, who was willing to pay tribute], he revolted against Babylon, and entered into an alliance with Pharaoh Hophra of Egypt. Nebuchadnezzar responded by invading Judah again. (2 Kings 25:1).

34:2 Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel; Go and speak to Zedekiah king of Judah, and tell him, Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will give this city into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall burn it with fire: 34:3 And thou shalt not escape out of his hand, but shalt surely be taken, and delivered into his hand; and thine eyes shall behold the eyes of the king of Babylon, and he shall speak with thee mouth to mouth, and thou shalt go to Babylon.

The end of Zedekiah is prophesied

34:4 Yet hear the word of the LORD, O Zedekiah king of Judah; Thus saith the LORD of thee, Thou shalt not die by the sword: 34:5 But thou shalt die in peace: and with the burnings [the same mourning] of thy fathers, the former kings which were before thee, so shall they burn odours [incense] for thee; and they will lament thee, saying, Ah lord! for I have pronounced the word, saith the LORD.

Jeremiah prophesied to Zedekiah when he was under siege.

34:6 Then Jeremiah the prophet spake all these words unto Zedekiah king of Judah in Jerusalem, 34:7 When the king of Babylon’s army fought against Jerusalem, and against all the cities of Judah that were left, against  Lachish, and against Azekah: for these defenced cities remained of the cities of Judah.

After the first fall of Jerusalem, Zedekiah was made king of Judah by Nebuchadnezzar II in 597 B.C. Zedekiah then sought to repent a little and ordered the release of all the servants [slaves] in his remaining cities, in the hope that God would save him from Babylon.

The law requires that servants be released every seventh year (Ex 21:2), yet after releasing their servants, the people made them return to service; making their release and the covenant that they had made to return to God’s law a mockery.

34:8 This is the word that came unto Jeremiah from the LORD, after that the king Zedekiah had made a covenant with all the people which were at Jerusalem, to proclaim liberty unto them; 34:9 That every man should let his manservant, and every man his maidservant, being an Hebrew or an Hebrewess, go free; that none should serve himself of them, to wit, of a Jew his brother.

They made their covenant of no effect by first releasing the servants and then requiring them to return again to their captivity.  Therefore, because Judah would not release their captives, God would not deliver them from the captivity of Babylon until 70 years was completed.

34:10 Now when all the princes, and all the people, which had entered into the covenant, heard that every one should let his manservant, and every one his maidservant, go free, that none should serve themselves of them any more, then they obeyed, and let them go. 34:11 But afterward they turned, and caused the servants and the handmaids, whom they had let go free, to return, and brought them into subjection for servants and for handmaids.

Within today’s nations and the Spiritual Ekklesia; do we keep the law and live by every Word of God?

It is time we keep our New Covenant with Christ and God the Father (Jer 31); It is time that we started to keep the whole Word of God!

34:12 Therefore the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying, 34:13 Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel; I made a covenant with your fathers in the day that I brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondmen, saying, 34:14 At the end of seven years let ye go every man his brother an Hebrew, which hath been sold unto thee; and when he hath served thee six years, thou shalt let him go free from thee: but your fathers hearkened not unto me, neither inclined their ear.

Instead of obeying with zeal; they made a mockery of the Covenant and the Word of God!  Just like the spiritual Ekklesia does today!

34:15 And ye were now turned, and had done right in my sight, in proclaiming liberty every man to his neighbour; and ye had made a covenant before me in the house which is called by my name: 34:16 But ye turned and polluted my name, and caused every man his servant, and every man his handmaid, whom he had set at liberty at their pleasure, to return, and brought them into subjection, to be unto you for servants and for handmaids.

Because they made a mockery of the Covenant, God proclaimed his judgment

Because the called out Spiritual Ekklesia of today make a mockery of the New Covenant, turning to a love and zeal for idols of men and their false traditions; and turning away from living by every Word of God; which Word of God is to be written on our hearts; we will also see the same kind of correction.

34:17 Therefore thus saith the LORD; Ye have not hearkened unto me, in proclaiming liberty, every one to his brother, and every man to his neighbour: behold, I proclaim a liberty for you, saith the LORD, to the sword, to the pestilence, and to the famine; and I will make you to be removed into all the kingdoms of the earth.

34:18 And I will give the men that have transgressed my covenant, which have not performed the words of the covenant which they had made before me, when they cut the calf in twain, and passed between the parts thereof, 34:19 The princes of Judah, and the princes of Jerusalem, the eunuchs, and the priests, and all the people of the land, which passed between the parts of the calf; 34:20 I will even give them into the hand of their enemies, and into the hand of them that seek their life: and their dead bodies shall be for meat unto the fowls of the heaven, and to the beasts of the earth.

34:21 And Zedekiah king of Judah and his princes will I give into the hand of their enemies, and into the hand of them that seek their life, and into the hand of the king of Babylon’s army, which are gone up from you. 34:22 Behold, I will command, saith the LORD, and cause them to return to this city; and they shall fight against it, and take it, and burn it with fire: and I will make the cities of Judah a desolation without an inhabitant.

According to the Word of the Lord, following the siege of 597 BC, Nebuchadnezzar installed Zedekiah as tributary king of Judah at the age of twenty-one.  However, Zedekiah revolted against Babylon, and entered into an alliance with Pharaoh Hophra, king of Egypt.

Nebuchadnezzar responded by invading Judah and began a siege of Jerusalem in January 589 BC. During this siege, which lasted about thirty months, “every worst woe befell the city, which drank the cup of God’s fury to the dregs”. (2 Kings 25:3; Lamentations 4:4, 5, 9)

In 587 BC, the eleventh year of Zedekiah’s reign, Nebuchadnezzar broke through Jerusalem’s walls, conquering the city. Zedekiah and his followers attempted to escape, but were captured on the plains of Jericho and taken to Riblah. There, after seeing his sons killed, Zedekiah was blinded, bound, and taken captive to Babylon, where he remained a prisoner until his death. (2 Kings 25:1-7; 2 Chronicles 36:12; Jeremiah 32:4,-5; 34:2-3; 39:1-7; 52:4-11; Ezekiel 2:12),

After the final fall of Jerusalem, the Babylonian general Nebuzaraddan was sent to complete its destruction. Jerusalem was plundered and Solomon’s Temple was destroyed [in the ninth of Av]. Most of the elite were taken into captivity in Babylon. The city was razed to the ground.  Only a small number of people were permitted to remain in the countryside to tend to the land.

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