Jeremiah Chapter 20

family devotional – week two: faith for the present

 

Day One: The Testing of Faith

Abraham had to wait 25 years before the promised son was born. By then he was 100 years old; his wife, Sarah, was 90. Yet God superseded the laws of nature to allow the birth of a child to an elderly, barren couple. They named their son Isaac, meaning “laughter,” for he brought unspeakable joy to them.

After Isaac had grown into young manhood, the word of God came once again to Abraham. He commanded: “Take your son, your only son, Isaac, whom you love, and go to the region of Moriah.” The message continued: “Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains I will tell you about” (Genesis 22:2).

Still believing, Abraham obeyed the voice of God and took his boy on that long, agonizing trip to the bleak slopes of Moriah. Though he did not comprehend God’s purpose, Abraham’s faith was not shaken. He complied with the instructions, placing his dear son on the altar and raising a knife to plunge into the young man’s chest. In the very act of lifting the knife to slay his son, God stopped him. He commanded Abraham instead to kill a ram caught in a nearby bush.

Would he have gone through with it? Would the old man have actually killed his own beloved son? We need not wonder. Hebrews 11:19 provides the answer: “Abraham reasoned that God could raise the dead, and figuratively speaking, he did receive Isaac back from death.” Yes, he would have done it, for he was already expecting God to raise his son from death!

What an extraordinary story, which causes us to wonder, what could we possibly have in common with Abraham? Many things!  As God spoke to Abraham, He speaks to you.  As God called Abraham to a life of obedience, He calls you.  As God tested Abraham, He tests you.  As God called Abraham to a life of faith, so God calls you.

Think on and discuss the parallels between yourself and Abraham.  If possible, identify some specific ways these are revealed in your life.

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Jeremiah 20

1 Now Pashur the son of Immer the priest, who was also chief governor in the house of the Lord, heard that Jeremiah prophesied these things.

Then Pashur smote Jeremiah the prophet, and put him in the stocks that were in the high gate of Benjamin, which was by the house of the Lord.

And it came to pass on the morrow, that Pashur brought forth Jeremiah out of the stocks. Then said Jeremiah unto him, The Lord hath not called thy name Pashur, but Magormissabib.

For thus saith the Lord, Behold, I will make thee a terror to thyself, and to all thy friends: and they shall fall by the sword of their enemies, and thine eyes shall behold it: and I will give all Judah into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall carry them captive into Babylon, and shall slay them with the sword.

Moreover I will deliver all the strength of this city, and all the labours thereof, and all the precious things thereof, and all the treasures of the kings of Judah will I give into the hand of their enemies, which shall spoil them, and take them, and carry them to Babylon.

And thou, Pashur, and all that dwell in thine house shall go into captivity: and thou shalt come to Babylon, and there thou shalt die, and shalt be buried there, thou, and all thy friends, to whom thou hast prophesied lies.

O Lord, thou hast deceived me, and I was deceived; thou art stronger than I, and hast prevailed: I am in derision daily, every one mocketh me.

For since I spake, I cried out, I cried violence and spoil; because the word of the Lord was made a reproach unto me, and a derision, daily.

Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name. But his word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay.

10 For I heard the defaming of many, fear on every side. Report, say they, and we will report it. All my familiars watched for my halting, saying, Peradventure he will be enticed, and we shall prevail against him, and we shall take our revenge on him.

11 But the Lord is with me as a mighty terrible one: therefore my persecutors shall stumble, and they shall not prevail: they shall be greatly ashamed; for they shall not prosper: their everlasting confusion shall never be forgotten.

12 But, O Lord of hosts, that triest the righteous, and seest the reins and the heart, let me see thy vengeance on them: for unto thee have I opened my cause.

13 Sing unto the Lord, praise ye the Lord: for he hath delivered the soul of the poor from the hand of evildoers.

14 Cursed be the day wherein I was born: let not the day wherein my mother bare me be blessed.

15 Cursed be the man who brought tidings to my father, saying, A man child is born unto thee; making him very glad.

16 And let that man be as the cities which the Lordoverthrew, and repented not: and let him hear the cry in the morning, and the shouting at noontide;

17 Because he slew me not from the womb; or that my mother might have been my grave, and her womb to be always great with me.

18 Wherefore came I forth out of the womb to see labour and sorrow, that my days should be consumed with shame?

36 thoughts on “Jeremiah Chapter 20

  1. iLove to eat the Word

    “The Fun is Just Beginning”

    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.” 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. (Jeremiah 20:10, 11 NLT)

    Not only were people waiting for Jeremiah to slip and fall, but they took him and beat him and falsely accused him… But God has always and will always stand up for those who have been falsely accused and wrongfully treated.

    Some might wonder what would motivate people to concoct a story against someone else falsely. There are serveral reasons, but the main reason is the enemy is starting to feel intimidated and feels he has to shut the mouth of the one prophesying… But like Jeremiah those who are falsely accused usually just explode with that fire in the bones and overcome all obstacles in their path…because God is fighting for them!

    BOOMSHAKALAKA

  2. A moment of grief.

    9 Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name. But his word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay.

    I believe Jeremiah is having his own kind of pity party. It has to be hard to look upon Judah and see his own family member, friends, and acquaintances doing wrong and him knowing that the Lord is going to destroy them. It has to be hard to be the bearer of bad news, to the point that you prefer to never speak a word again; but the Truth shall be louder than anything else. It has to be a sad day in a man’s life when he curses the day he was born, and wishes he had died in his mother’s womb. Never the less, the Truth must be said… May the word of God be in our hearts with the same burning desire, a burning fire shut up in our bones. Let us have such a desire that no matter where we go we can’t but just talk always of God and what He is doing in our mist. Let every word that comes out of our mouth be a Praise to our Lord, a shout of triumph, a word of encouragement, or simply His Truth that must be shared with the whole world. May we never be able to shut up about the Goodness and Mercies of our Lord Jesus Christ. In Jesus Name I pray. AMEN

  3. 1 Now Pashur the son of Immer the priest, who was also chief governor in the house of the Lord, heard that Jeremiah prophesied these things.

    2 Then Pashur smote Jeremiah the prophet, and put him in the stocks that were in the high gate of Benjamin, which was by the house of the Lord.

    When he heardJeremiah’s message from God, he smote him and put him is stocks!
    This world doesn’t want to hear the truth; they only want to be told its all ok and what they’re doing is acceptable.

    2 Timothy 4:3-4 KJV
    [3] 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;
    [4] And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

    Galatians 4:16 KJV
    [16] Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?

  4. 11 But the Lord is with me as a mighty terrible one: therefore my persecutors shall stumble, and they shall not prevail: they shall be greatly ashamed; for they shall not prosper: their everlasting confusion shall never be forgotten.

    12 But, O Lord of hosts, that triest the righteous, and seest the reins and the heart, let me see thy vengeance on them: for unto thee have I opened my cause.

    I WILL PREVAIL

    Bless the Lord, he is with me. Not a greater statement could be made than I am persecuted, but the Lord is with me. He is not only with me, but with me as my Lord and Savior. King and redeemer of my life.
    Because the Lord is with me my persecutors shall stumble. They shall not prevail over me. God will confuse them with an everlasting confusion and they will not be able to overcome me.
    I am glad to be called a child of God, and I need to be ready to make him my protector. I know I will be tried, but by his help I will overcome!!

  5. He tried to shut up
    For since I spake, I cried out, I cried violence and spoil; because the word of the Lord was made a reproach unto me, and a derision, daily. Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name. But his word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay. (Jeremiah 20:8, 9 KJV)

    He tried so hard not to share the word of The Lord, but it didn’t work. Like the video that pastor showed us about the boy in Thailand that tried to stop the Holy Ghost, it just can’t happen. When we try to allow pride to take over God can and so e times will crush your pride to get his will accomplished.

    He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. (John 7:38 KJV)

  6. Vs 1-3 We should always preach the truth of God’s word even if it means we are persecuted for our beliefs.
    vs 4 Sometimes we can become our own worst enemy. We should obey God not our fleshly desires.

  7. I CANT SHUT UP

    9 Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name. But his word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay.

    Speaking what GOD says, how he wants it said, it is proven here that it is NOT always popular with people. However the dilemma a man of GOD deals with is the PUSH of GOD and the pull of the people. Being unpopular for prophetic words spoken is to the flesh most challenging, because most people that lead people have a desire to be liked by other people. There are subjects, that if GOD would allow me the opportunity to avoid, I WOULD. There are times that the felling that overwhelmed Jeremiah floods my soul and consideration is made of how to avoid the subject.

    However!

    Thanks be to GOD something in me begins to well up like a spring of LIVING water. Something begins to burn in me like cloven tongues of FIRE burns on the inside of me.

    I CANT SHUT UP

    I MUST SPEAK and challenge us to GROW in GOD and MAKE DISCIPLES of JESUS.

    I know there are vultures standing by for me to fail and the WORDS of the LORD I speak to fail. One thing is for sure, “the WORD of the LORD shall never fail”.

    iPraise
    iPray
    iRead
    iWork
    iGive
    iReap

  8. 9 But if I say, “I will not mention him or speak any more in his name,” his word is in my heart like a fire, a fire shut up in my bones. I am weary of holding it in; indeed, I cannot. 10 I hear many whispering, “Terror on every side! Report him! Let’s report him!” All my friends are waiting for me to slip, saying, “Perhaps he will be deceived; then we will prevail over him and take our revenge on him.” 11 But the LORD is with me like a mighty warrior; so my persecutors will stumble and not prevail. They will fail and be thoroughly disgraced; their dishonor will never be forgotten. NIV

    We have all been talked about behind our backs from friends, family and sad to say even church family. I have been told I’m not going to amount to anything but thank you Jesus with his saving grace and water baptism I am saved by grace. Let the nay sayers talk about you let the so called friends talk about you and treat you wrong why cause you have Jesus on your side and when you have Jesus in your heart and someone is mistreating you they are mistreating Jesus why cause you are a child of God. It’s time that church folks get in unity and one accord and treat all with the same respect. If you can’t get along or even talk to the people you go to church with and work with and live with how do you think you are going to get to heaven? Just a thought
    After reading this chapter this song came to my mind:

    Verse 1
    Filled with Holy boldness
    Born to prophesy
    The prophet Jeremiah
    would lift his voice and cry
    Be quiet the folks commanded
    Go home and leave us alone
    But he said How can you be quiet
    when there’s fire down in your soul

    Verse 2
    Jerusalem was a shaking
    Pentecost had arrived
    An upper room party
    they were drunk on the New Wine
    Peter stood among them
    He said there is no doubt
    This Holy Ghost power it’ll make you wanna shout!

    Chorus
    It feels like fire shut up in my bones
    This Holy Ghost fire is shut up in my bones
    It’s just like fire and it’s shut up in my bones
    This Holy Ghost fire is shut up in my bones

    Verse 3
    Some people get offended
    because I dance and shout
    They say that’s too much emotion
    too much moving about
    But don’t tell me to be quiet
    or go sit down in some pew
    Because if you felt what I felt
    I know you’d be shoutin’ too

  9. But God, a most fierce warrior, is at my side. Those who are after me will be sent sprawling— Slapstick buffoons falling all over themselves, a spectacle of humiliation no one will ever forget. Oh, God -of-the-Angel-Armies, no one fools you. You see through everyone, everything. I want to see you pay them back for what they’ve done. I rest my case with you. Sing to God ! All praise to God ! He saves the weak from the grip of the wicked. (Jeremiah 20:11-13 MSG)

    What a Mighty God we serve! He is so faithful.

  10. 9 Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name. But his word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay.

    This is a rminder of how we need to hide God’s word in our hearts.

  11. The message Bro. Tallant preached many months ago came to mind as I read this passage today “The High Cost of a Bad Decision.”

    Pashur made a bad decision when he whipped Jeremiah and placed him in stocks. The words spoke by Jeremiah to him upon his release bought doom and damnation to not only him but those associated with him. We must be careful of our “spur of the moment” reactions. We act on things that have not been prayed through and thought through, and it costs us without even knowing until its too late. Our family depends upon our good sound judgment and responses.

    20 1-5 The priest Pashur son of Immer was the senior priest in God’s Temple. He heard Jeremiah preach this sermon. He whipped Jeremiah the prophet and put him in the stocks at the Upper Benjamin Gate of God’s Temple. The next day Pashur came and let him go. Jeremiah told him, “God has a new name for you: not Pashur but Danger-Everywhere, because God says, ‘You’re a danger to yourself and everyone around you. All your friends are going to get killed in battle while you stand there and watch. What’s more, I’m turning all of Judah over to the king of Babylon to do whatever he likes with them—haul them off into exile, kill them at whim. Everything worth anything in this city, property and possessions along with everything in the royal treasury—I’m handing it all over to the enemy. They’ll rummage through it and take what they want back to Babylon.

    6 “‘And you, Pashur, you and everyone in your family will be taken prisoner into exile—that’s right, exile in Babylon.

  12. 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. (NLT)

  13. Jeremiah cried out in despair mixed with praise. In Jeremiah’s despair we can find hope. If someone with such intimate awareness of God’s presence struggled with insecurity, we ought not be surprised over our own failures and weaknesses. Jeremiah doesn’t give us an excuse but an example.

  14. Trusting in God in times of trouble can get us farther than trust in anyone or anything of this world. He is there for us when everyone has turned their back or when you feel alone. He is my strength, my hope, my best friend. Even when people turn away my God is everlasting and will never fail me!

    Thank you Jesus for being so constant in my life and loving me when I didn’t deserve it.

  15. Why was I ever born? My entire life has been filled with trouble, sorrow, and shame?

    In the valley, we make such bold and untrue desperation cries unto the Lord. Often forgetting all the good that has happen and all the wonderful, meaningful moments that we know without a shadow of doubt –could have only happened because of God. Being a the only Pentecostal in the my family, has made then last year of my life very challenging.

    “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!”

    But to know the word and not live the word is not an option. I have lost all of my friends and my family are accepting, but things aren’t the same. The feeling of being stuck into between two worlds is overwhelming and stressful and I have had more days then I care to admit, that I felt just like Jeremiah. This chapter remains me that I have yet another promises from God, even when the people who are suppose to be children of God, don’t see it or understand– that 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.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.” Because of this and so much more–I will continue to “Sing to the Lord! Praise the Lord!For though I was poor and needy, the rescued me from my oppressors.” Thank You Jesus!!!!

  16. 11 But the Lord is with me as a mighty terrible one: therefore my persecutors shall stumble, and they shall not prevail: they shall be greatly ashamed; for they shall not prosper: their everlasting confusion shall never be forgotten.

  17. The power of God’s Word, in your heart can’t be contained forever. Jesus Christ is the Word made flesh, you are his and don’t even try keeping back his praise. AMEN……….

    9 Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name. But his word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay.
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    11 But the Lord is with me as a mighty terrible one: therefore my persecutors shall stumble, and they shall not prevail: they shall be greatly ashamed; for they shall not prosper: their everlasting confusion shall never be forgotten.

    They shall stumble, and not prevail against his Church, his Armies of the Living God shall prosper & prevail. “Who is this to defy the armies of the Living God.” “If, God be for me, who can stand against me.” “Jesus said, the Gates of Hell will not prevail, and he meant it.”
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    13 Sing unto the Lord, praise ye the Lord: for he hath delivered the soul of the poor from the hand of evildoers.

    He hears the cry of the poor immediately…………”it’s written”.

    “Be Blessed”………”Be Fruitful”……”Multiply”……..”In Jesus Name”…….

  18. This chapter illustrates persecution. Jeremiah was continually persecuted, yet he pressed on. One may be discriminated against for proclaiming Christ, albeit one must press on, for the reward is eternity. What a mighty God we serve! May the good Lord Bless you all in Jesus name, Amen

  19. Verse 11 AMP “But the Lord is with me as a mighty and terrible One; therefore my persecutors will stumble, and they will not overcome [me]. They will be utterly put to shame, for they will not deal wisely or prosper [in their schemes]; their eternal dishonor will never be forgotten.”

    Joshua 1:9 AMP “Have not I commanded you? Be strong, vigorous, and very courageous. Be not afraid, neither be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

  20. Honesty With God

    This passage is the last recording of Jeremiah’s confessions. His intensely honest prayer reveals the tremendous cost he’s paid for serving God. Comfortable in his relationship with his Maker, Jeremiah complains that God has deceived him and that everyone mocks him (vs7). He even curses the day of his birth (14-18). He wasn’t the 1st to feel this way (Job 3:3) and in Acts 14:22 Paul says “Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.”

    He remembers to acknowledge God as the Soverighn Lord, even if his feelings screan the opposite. King David shares similar candid prayer throughout the Psalms. In Psalms 22 David cries out “I am a worm.. Dogs have surrounded me” (Ps 22: 6,16). But he also praises God, like Jeremiah, saying “In the congregation I will praise you.” (Ps 22:22). Our God, who knows our troubled thoughts before we even articulate them, inivites us to come to Him, regardless of how we feel. He is not appalled by our raw emotions or preplexed by our questions. We simply need to be honest with ourselves and honest with our God.

  21. 9 Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name. But his word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay.

    This is what I see it should feel like when you know you are chosen to do Gods work. It should burn deep inside of you. It should consume you like a fire. You should almost be like a pregnant woman with sickness till you do what God has called you to do, until you give birth to the calling if The Lord. This is the call of The Lord. You have to do what he calls you to do or you will be miserable. There is joy in Gods will but there is disaster out side of it. I’m burning inside with a vision of a mighty work in Jesus Christ. I’ve got to get it out.
    Mold me Pastor that I might fulfill what God has called me to do. In Jesus Name.

  22. For since I spake, I cried out, I cried violence

    8

    and spoil; because the word of the Lord was made a reproach unto me, and a derision, daily.

    Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor

    9

    speak any more in his name. But his word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay

    this scripture shows us the power of God’s Word. another scripture says the word is quick and powerful and sharper than a two edged sword. the Word of God is powerful
    and we have been blessed with the opportunity to share it to the world! let’s tell the world that good news!

  23. Psalms 3:1-6
    Psalm 3
    A Psalm of David, when he fled from Absalom his son.
    Lord, how are they increased that trouble me!
    many are they that rise up against me.
    Many there be which say of my soul,
    There is no help for him in God. Selah.
    But thou, O Lord, art a shield for me;
    my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.
    I cried unto the Lord with my voice,
    and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah.
    I laid me down and slept;
    I awaked; for the Lord sustained me.
    I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people,
    that have set themselves against me round about.

    Earlier today this song played on my car stereo. I was reminded of the time when the choir sang these words, and the spirit of The Lord took over our practice. God did a mighty work in a “suddenly” moment.

    Opposition seems to mount around us as the enemy gathers his forces. To lose this battle means the elevation of a beacon that will shine throughout the region of Fort Worth, and spawn many ministries, and missionary works in the world.

    Yet despite the sounds of war drums beating in the distance The Lord promises we will overcome!

  24. It’s not a coinsidence that Jeremiah was the chosen one to speak to the people who refuse to love and follow God’s commands. It’s for God’s glory that his power will reveal to the lost souls to bring them closer to him. God’s discipline leads to death if not careful in doing his will.

    Lord I fear you NOW!

  25. Strong Tower

    10 For I heard the defaming of many, fear on every side. Report, say they, and we will report it. All my familiars watched for my halting, saying, Peradventure he will be enticed, and we shall prevail against him, and we shall take our revenge on him.

    11 But the Lord is with me as a mighty terrible one: therefore my persecutors shall stumble, and they shall not prevail: they shall be greatly ashamed; for they shall not prosper: their everlasting confusion shall never be forgotten.

    12 But, O Lord of hosts, that triest the righteous, and seest the reins and the heart, let me see thy vengeance on them: for unto thee have I opened my cause.

    Proverbs 18:10
    The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.

    The Lord knows the depths of us like none other. No matter what comes against us, we can trust in Him that He sees and knows. We don’t have to take vengeance into our hands but can wait upon Him to bring peace. We need not wait upon Him with anticipation of others “getting theirs” but rather should wait in joyful anticipation of God being glorified. When we step out of the way and do what it takes to let God be God, He can be glorified in whatever opportunity we find ourselves in. Did someone hurt you? Speak badly about you? Perhaps they themselves were hurting and God receives glory in you praying for them and seeing them healed.

    Jesus is our Strong Tower; in everything we should give thanks and live in the shelter of Him:

    Colossians 3:17
    And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

    Colossians 3:3
    For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.

  26. 10 For I heard the defaming of many, fear on every side. Report, say they, and we will report it. All my familiars watched for my halting, saying, Peradventure he will be enticed, and we shall prevail against him, and we shall take our revenge on him.

    11 But the Lord is with me as a mighty terrible one: therefore my persecutors shall stumble, and they shall not prevail: they shall be greatly ashamed; for they shall not prosper: their everlasting confusion shall never be forgotten.

    I got your back!
    Throughout our lives we will see troubles, we will experience heartache and there will be obstacles and mountains to climb, and if we stay in the righteous path and on the will of God, abiding in Him and His word, there is no better insurance policy than knowing that El Shadai, God Almighty has your back. After all the battles is His. This just brings reassurance to my heart that I can trust in Him fully. In times of trouble He will deliver me. I have seen times where the Lord has stepped in and fought for me. People talking bad about me and lying and trying to get me in trouble at work. And I knew it was all evil lies with the intent to cause damage.. I stayed prayed and gave it to Jesus. His revenge is serious that’s all I can say…

  27. Cant Stop Won’t Stop

    Then I said , I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name . But his word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones , and I was weary with forbearing , and I could not stay.
    NET
    Sometimes I think, “I will make no mention of his message. I will not speak as his messenger any more.” But then his message becomes like a fire locked up inside of me, burning in my heart and soul. I grow weary of trying to hold it in; I cannot contain it.

    It isn’t going to happen. You may not like it, and it may offend you. But will we please God or man? In the end Gods opinion is what matters?

    The prophet was thinking I am just going to shut up, but the word of God burned up inside him and he had to preach despite the popularity of the message. Thank you Jesus for men of God who proclaim your word despite reputation.

  28. 10 For I heard the defaming of many, fear on every side. Report, say they, and we will report it. All my familiars watched for my halting, saying, Peradventure he will be enticed, and we shall prevail against him, and we shall take our revenge on him.

    I have seen many family and friends turn their backs on me, hoping and waiting for me to fall, BUT Jesus is so good, He keeps me in my time of trouble…

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