The Lot of Jeremiah

 

Imagine the lot of Jeremiah:

For preaching the gospel

Getting stuck in a stinking mire

And seeing nothing but share hell.

 

He had a message: prophetic

Seemed to be standing alone

It came out dynamic, energetic

Burning, blazing fire in his bones.

 

With a sense of mission

He rode the storms and floods

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Depending solely on his God.

 

This was a weeping prophet

Who suffered day and night

Judgement he had to trumpet

Regardless of the pain and plight.

 

In season and out of season

He had to speak severity

Though it bought and brought prison

He had to obey the Almighty.   

 

Lord, recharge my spiritual battery

To shine, run, burn and burn for you

Regardless of the foes and fires I see

Knowing that you will bring me through.

Jer20:7-13,

If you are practising, devoted, disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ, your path is the narrow way. Your life rebukes darkness, unrighteousness. The world will hate you and reject you. But God will be proud if you as you let your light shine in the darkness be a City on a hill even if you become unpopular and vilified.

They did to your master, so they will do it to you.

The score is even more severe if you have a prophetic ministry. Be ready to doubly suffer, be marginalised, deserted, tortured, called names, imprisoned or killed.

Be strong and courageous and press on until you finish your assignment like Paul:

 

Jeremiah’s Complaint

 7 O Lord, you misled me,
      and I allowed myself to be misled.
   You are stronger than I am,
      and you overpowered me.
   Now I am mocked every day;
      everyone laughs at me.
 8 When I speak, the words burst out.
      “Violence and destruction!” I shout.
   So these messages from the Lord
      have made me a household joke.
 9 But if I say I’ll never mention the Lord
      or speak in his name,
   his word burns in my heart like a fire.
      It’s like a fire in my bones!
   I am worn out trying to hold it in!
      I can’t do it!
 10 I have heard the many rumors about me.
      They call me “The Man Who Lives in Terror.”
   They threaten, “If you say anything, we will report it.”
      Even my old friends are watching me,
      waiting for a fatal slip.
   “He will trap himself,” they say,
      “and then we will get our revenge on him.”

 11 But the Lord stands beside me like a great warrior.
      Before him my persecutors will stumble.
      They cannot defeat me.
   They will fail and be thoroughly humiliated.
      Their dishonor will never be forgotten.
 12 O Lord of Heaven’s Armies,
   you test those who are righteous,
      and you examine the deepest thoughts and secrets.
   Let me see your vengeance against them,
      for I have committed my cause to you.
 13 Sing to the Lord!
      Praise the Lord!
   For though I was poor and needy,
      he rescued me from my oppressors. Jer20:7-13

1 Corinthians 15:58

New King James Version (NKJV)

58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.

“No service for Christ is insignificant.”

 

If you are practising, devoted, disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ, your path is the narrow way. Your life rebukes darkness, unrighteousness. The world will hate you and reject you. But God will be proud if you as you let your light shine in the darkness be a City on a hill even if you become unpopular and vilified.

They did to your master, so they will do it to you.

The score is even more severe if you have a prophetic ministry. Be ready to doubly suffer, be marginalised, deserted, tortured, called names, imprisoned or killed.

 

Be strong and courageous and press on until you finish your assignment like Paul:

2 Timothy 4:7-8

New King James Version (NKJV)

7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 8 Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing.

The Wall Completed

   
15 So the wall was finished on the twenty-fifth day of Elul, in fifty-two days. 16 And it happened, when all our enemies heard of it, and all the nations around us saw these things, that they were very disheartened in their own eyes; for they perceived that this work was done by our God.

John 19:30

New King James Version (NKJV)

30 So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.

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