Today’s Devotional – July 12th (Jeremiah & The Two Jerusalems, Part 2: “Jesus Wept”)

By admin On July 10th, 2014

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 “Complete List of Daily Devotionals”

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Today’s Devotional – July 12th

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Jeremiah & The Two Jerusalems, Part 2: “Jesus Wept”

To read Part 1, click here…May 20th (Jeremiah & The Two Jerusalems)

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“Mine eye runneth down

with rivers of water

for the destruction of

the daughter of My people.”

Lamentations 3:48

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The prophet, Jeremiah, is known as the “Weeping Prophet”.

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Well, of course, the Bible doesn’t call him that. But the fact is, Jeremiah actually did do a lot of weeping and mourning for his people.

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And that is because, Jerusalem, the chosen city of God, had given herself over to idolatry, to the point that God was going to allow them to go into Babylonian captivity.

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Cry of prophet Jeremiah on the Ruins of Jerusalem – Wikiart – US Public Domain

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“Mine eye runneth down with rivers of water for the destruction of the daughter of My people.”

Lamentations 3:48

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This above verse from Lamentations refers to Old Testament House of Israel as “the daughter of My people”.

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And the Lord, through Jeremiah reveals His (God’s) sorrow over His apostate congregation, who valued the things of this life more than the things of Heaven…“Will ye steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely, and burn incense unto Baal, and walk after other gods whom ye know not;” Jeremiah 7:9

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Cry of prophet Jeremiah on the Ruins of Jerusalem – Wikiart – US Public Domain

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https://www.wikiart.org/en/ilya-repin/cry-of-prophet-jeremiah-on-the-ruins-of-jerusalem-on-a-bible-subject-1870“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine”

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But today’s church-world is by no means impervious to this same condemnation which the Old Testament people of God were guilty of!

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No, just listen to Paul’s forecast of the end-time church-world…“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.” 2nd Timothy 4:3, 4

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This above passage speaks of a church-world steeped in worldly pursuits, earthly riches, and filled many unbiblical additions to the purity of the Gospel.

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Cry of prophet Jeremiah on the Ruins of Jerusalem – Wikiart – US Public Domain

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Well, this little article does not have time to enumerate all the many pollutions which have entered God’s house. But there is no shortage of articles on this website which do define exactly why God is unhappy with His professed people.

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https://www.wikiart.org/en/ilya-repin/cry-of-prophet-jeremiah-on-the-ruins-of-jerusalem-on-a-bible-subject-1870“Now all these things…are written for our admonition”

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But the focus of today’s devotional is to stress the sorrow which God has over this apostate condition. Yes, God established the congregations to be His faithful army, throughout the New Testament era. The era of the churches was no small matter. It was a very important part of God’s Salvation plan!

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Listen to how we, the New Testament Church, are to relate to the Old Testament…“Now all these things happened unto them (the Old Testament people of God) for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.” 1st Corinthians 10:11

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Yes, many or perhaps most Bible teachers today have the inability to relate all those Old Testament stories and prophecies to today’s church-world, even though we are commanded to do so.

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Cry of prophet Jeremiah on the Ruins of Jerusalem – Wikiart – US Public Domain

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“Jerusalem which is now…is in bondage with her children…But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all”

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The Apostle, Paul, upbraided the churches of Galatia for not being able to discern the spiritual meaning behind the various stories in the Old Testament. And then he went on to reveal to them that there were actually two spiritual Jerusalems…“For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children. But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.” Galatians 4:25, 26

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And so, because New Testament believers, both Jew and Gentile are children of their mother, the Jerusalem which is above. But the apostate portion of God’s professed people are of the “Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children.” Galatians 4:25

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Cry of prophet Jeremiah on the Ruins of Jerusalem – Wikiart – US Public Domain

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https://www.wikiart.org/en/ilya-repin/cry-of-prophet-jeremiah-on-the-ruins-of-jerusalem-on-a-bible-subject-1870AS WITH THE OLD, SO WITH THE NEW

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And so, when reading such prophecies as Lamentations, the New Testament Bible student needs to understand that God is not only weeping for His Old Testament assembly, but also for His New Testament assembly, equally as much.

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Even the true worshipers of God have been so corrupted by all the antichrist deceivers within the walls of Sion, that we too have fallen from God’s approval. And He weeps for us too!

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Cry of prophet Jeremiah on the Ruins of Jerusalem – Wikiart – US Public Domain

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Brooklyn_Museum_-_The_Good_Shepherd_(Le_bon_pasteur)_-_James_Tissot_-_overall.jpg“As a shepherd…will I seek out My sheep”

Ezekiel 34:12

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But God will still seek out His sheep… “…and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day.” Ezekiel 34:12

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But make no mistake! The time which is just before us will be a difficult experience, to put it mildly!

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Brooklyn Museum – The Good Shepherd – James Tissot – Wikpedia – US Public Domain

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“Come out of her (Babylon) My people!”

Revelation 18:4

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But God must remove His sheep from the fallen and apostate conditions which have greatly http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tissot_The_Flight_of_the_Prisoners.jpgcorrupted His people, rendering them greatly ineffective in their service to Him.

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And our apostasy has caused the following prophecy to be fulfilled in those of us who are living today…“We have been with child, we have been in pain, we have as it were brought forth wind; we have not wrought any deliverance in the earth; neither have the inhabitants of the world fallen.” Isaiah 26:18

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Yes, God weeps over His people today. We have not brought forth Christ, neither have we caused the inhabitants of the world to fall to their knees and confess, “that God is in you of a truth.” 1st Corinthians 14:25
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James Tissot – The Flight of the Prisoners – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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“hide thyself…until the indignation be overpast.”

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But the hour has come when it may be said… “Come, My people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast.” Isaiah 26:20

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Yes, the hour is come that we must hide ourselves from the approaching storm!

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And even though God has been weeping for His apostate people, He is certainly not going to give up on His faithful ones, in spite of our sleepy-eyed lukewarm service of the past!

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No, “the LORD cometh out of His place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.” Isaiah 26:21

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Yes, the Lord is just now beginning to punish the world for its wickedness!

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ABOVE PICTURE: Hide Thyself in thy Chambers – inspired by Tornado Over Kansas by Curry

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A HAPPY ENDING FOR GOD’S FAITHFUL ONES!

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And though the days ahead may be difficult, we can rejoice along with the Psalmist…“He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.” Psalm 126:6

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Yes, we may weep many tears in the coming days. And even though we will be… “As sorrowful, yet (we will be) alway rejoicing”, knowing that our Lord will, “Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.” 2nd Corinthians 6:10 & Romans 12:15 (parenthetical comment by this website editor)

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Yes, every tear that we shed through the coming purifying trials will be met with manifold more tears by our Lord, who will be with us all the way up that Narrow Pathway…

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“and, lo, I am with you alway,

even unto the end of the world.

Amen.”

Matthew 28:20

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to see the spiritual nature of the Bible. Open Thou mine eyes, that i may behold wondrous things out of Thy Law…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… November 22 – (The Greatest Jig-saw Puzzle Ever!) or you can also read… December 30 (A Supernatural Book!)

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THE END

.Orion Constellation at Eagle Ridge

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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THE HOLY-GHOST-RIDER CONSTELLATION

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“Gavest thou…wings and feathers unto the ostrich?….What time she lifteth up herself on high, she scorneth the horse and his rider.” Job 39:17, 18

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Here in the above condensed passage is revealed a tremendous Bible prophecy! Here the ostrich (being a symbol of the Church-Apostate) is going to lift up herself and scorn the horse and his rider.

Holy-Ghost-Rider on Goodly Horse (above western horizon)

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Well, if we look in the winter-night skies, we might possibly have our eyes opened to see a most incredible constellation group, known as the “Horse and His Rider” Constellation Group.

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And so, this above passage speaks of the time of the end (which we are just now in). And sadly to say, there will be many in the Church who will scorn this last message, just as the wisdom-deprived ostrich scorns the Horse and His Rider, who symbolize God’s Church in battle, being ridden by the Spirit of Christ! Such a sad ending for the Church-Apostate, to scorn the Holy Spirit: the same Spirit that they so often exulted in praise, with their lips!

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This constellation group is made up of a number of smaller constellations: the horse’s head, made from the Perseus Constellation. The tail and rear end is partly of the Cassiopeia Constellation. The hind-leg is made partly of stars from the Andromeda Constellation. The Rider is made primarily from the Camelopardalis Constellation.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The Holy-Ghost-Rider Constellation” or you can also read… “Goodly Horse in Battle Constellation”

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TOMORROW:

“July 13th (Jacob’s Trouble: Alone With God)”

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