Jeremiah Chapter 26

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Jeremiah 26

1 In the beginning of the reign of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah came this word from the Lord, saying,

Thus saith the Lord; Stand in the court of the Lord’s house, and speak unto all the cities of Judah, which come to worship in the Lord’s house, all the words that I command thee to speak unto them; diminish not a word:

If so be they will hearken, and turn every man from his evil way, that I may repent me of the evil, which I purpose to do unto them because of the evil of their doings.

And thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the Lord; If ye will not hearken to me, to walk in my law, which I have set before you,

To hearken to the words of my servants the prophets, whom I sent unto you, both rising up early, and sending them, but ye have not hearkened;

Then will I make this house like Shiloh, and will make this city a curse to all the nations of the earth.

So the priests and the prophets and all the people heard Jeremiah speaking these words in the house of the Lord.

Now it came to pass, when Jeremiah had made an end of speaking all that the Lord had commanded him to speak unto all the people, that the priests and the prophets and all the people took him, saying, Thou shalt surely die.

Why hast thou prophesied in the name of the Lord, saying, This house shall be like Shiloh, and this city shall be desolate without an inhabitant? And all the people were gathered against Jeremiah in the house of the Lord.

10 When the princes of Judah heard these things, then they came up from the king’s house unto the house of the Lord, and sat down in the entry of the new gate of the Lord’s house.

11 Then spake the priests and the prophets unto the princes and to all the people, saying, This man is worthy to die; for he hath prophesied against this city, as ye have heard with your ears.

12 Then spake Jeremiah unto all the princes and to all the people, saying, The Lord sent me to prophesy against this house and against this city all the words that ye have heard.

13 Therefore now amend your ways and your doings, and obey the voice of the Lord your God; and the Lord will repent him of the evil that he hath pronounced against you.

14 As for me, behold, I am in your hand: do with me as seemeth good and meet unto you.

15 But know ye for certain, that if ye put me to death, ye shall surely bring innocent blood upon yourselves, and upon this city, and upon the inhabitants thereof: for of a truth the Lord hath sent me unto you to speak all these words in your ears.

16 Then said the princes and all the people unto the priests and to the prophets; This man is not worthy to die: for he hath spoken to us in the name of the Lord our God.

17 Then rose up certain of the elders of the land, and spake to all the assembly of the people, saying,

18 Micah the Morasthite prophesied in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah, and spake to all the people of Judah, saying, Thus saith the Lord of hosts; Zion shall be plowed like a field, and Jerusalem shall become heaps, and the mountain of the house as the high places of a forest.

19 Did Hezekiah king of Judah and all Judah put him at all to death? did he not fear the Lord, and besought the Lord, and the Lord repented him of the evil which he had pronounced against them? Thus might we procure great evil against our souls.

20 And there was also a man that prophesied in the name of the Lord, Urijah the son of Shemaiah of Kirjathjearim, who prophesied against this city and against this land according to all the words of Jeremiah.

21 And when Jehoiakim the king, with all his mighty men, and all the princes, heard his words, the king sought to put him to death: but when Urijah heard it, he was afraid, and fled, and went into Egypt;

22 And Jehoiakim the king sent men into Egypt, namely, Elnathan the son of Achbor, and certain men with him into Egypt.

23 And they fetched forth Urijah out of Egypt, and brought him unto Jehoiakim the king; who slew him with the sword, and cast his dead body into the graves of the common people.

24 Nevertheless the hand of Ahikam the son of Shaphan was with Jeremiah, that they should not give him into the hand of the people to put him to death.

27 thoughts on “Jeremiah Chapter 26

  1. 14 As for me, behold, I am in your hand: do with me as seemeth good and meet unto you.

    Ephesians 6:13 KJV
    [13] Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

  2. Learning from your mistakes.

    15 But know ye for certain, that if ye put me to death, ye shall surely bring innocent blood upon yourselves, and upon this city, and upon the inhabitants thereof: for of a truth the Lord hath sent me unto you to speak all these words in your ears.
    16 Then said the princes and all the people unto the priests and to the prophets; This man is not worthy to die: for he hath spoken to us in the name of the Lord our God.

    We see here how Judah had learned from their mistakes from the past. We should take from this chapter the same response. Don’t kill God’s messenger in your life. It just might save you.
    God has placed men and women alike to help us in this walk of life. Namely the Pastor of our church. Thank God for a man of God who is willing to listen listen to the voice of God, and not so worried about stepping on a few toes. I would rather the man of God step on my toes, that it hurts me and stops me dead in my tracks ,than someone who does not do that and allows me to fall off the cliff of spiritual death. When the man of God steps on toes, he stops them. Sometimes a shepherd has to break a lambs leg for it to learn another to do something ,and learn in that process that the shepherd loves it. Thank you Jesus for putting a Pastor that will step on my toes to stop me from spiritual death.

  3. This chapter illustrates direction. Their anger was directed towards Jeremiah, whereas it should have been directed towards their sins. One is unwise to blame the messenger; if one has sinned one should be thankful that God (Jesus) had directed the message, so one can repent. What a mighty God we serve! May the good Lord Bless you all in Jesus name, Amen

  4. Jeremiah ‘s boldness almost cost him his life. Yet, the sovereign LORD’s words are ALWAYS YES AND AMEN !

    We can pray for boldness in JESUS NAME. “Such as I have give I thee.
    In the Name of JESUS” Acts 3:6

    Like Jeremiah we can choose to submit GOD in everything we do.
    ” For whether we live, we live unto the LORD, and whether we die, we die unto the LORD: whether we live therefore, or die we are the LORD’s
    Romans14:8

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  5. ESCAPING JUDGEMENT

    12 Then spake Jeremiah unto all the princes and to all the people, saying, The Lord sent me to prophesy against this house and against this city all the words that ye have heard.
    13 Therefore now amend your ways and your doings, and obey the voice of the Lord your God; and the Lord will repent him of the evil that he hath pronounced against you.
    14 As for me, behold, I am in your hand: do with me as seemeth good and meet unto you.

    There is a 2 fold message in this passage.

    1. Jeremiah escaped the judgement of the angry sinners by placing his life in the hands of GOD and trusting GOD to speak to the people that were able to harm him. He allowed GOD to FIGHT his battle.

    2. The disobedient, rebellious people had the opportunity of ESCAPING JUDGEMENT. All that was required of them was to REPENT of their sins and turn themselves toward GOD to serve HIM.

    These same 2 Biblical principals apply to our lives today. Our lives are pleasing to GOD when we allow HIM to fight our battles and when we turn our hearts toward HIM.

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  6. 12 Then spake Jeremiah unto all the princes and to all the people, saying, The Lord sent me to prophesy against this house and against this city all the words that ye have heard.

  7. Willing to give his all

    14 As for me, behold, I am in your hand: do with me as seemeth good and meet unto you.
    15 But know ye for certain, that if ye put me to death, ye shall surely bring innocent blood upon yourselves, and upon this city, and upon the inhabitants thereof: for of a truth the Lord hath sent me unto you to speak all these words in your ears.

    John 15:13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

    Giving your life for a friend is easier than to give your life for the neighbor you don’t like or get along with, or for the bad mouthing boss that is always on you, or for the person that took your loved ones life. In this scripture we see all that, we see a prophet willing to lay down his innocent life for all those that has sinned against God. He can not help but go and speak the word of God to whom ever will listen; he tries to warn them of what is to come if they continue their behaviors, in return, all he gets is curses and threads on his life. Will you be willing to lay your life on the line? Will you be willing to be obedient to God no matter what the outcome may be?? Soon we will be called to do just that to obey the word of God no matter what. My God can do ANYTHING!!!!

  8. Our leadership is here to help guide and encourage us to the place where Jesus wants us! We have people in our lives to reach for us when we think we have everything, correct us when we’ve done wrong, and encourage us to get back up when we fall. I thank God for the people God has put in my life to help me, teach me, and guide!
    Hallelujah!

  9. 5 To hearken to the words of my servants the prophets, whom I sent unto you, both rising up early, and sending them, but ye have not hearkened;

  10. And they fetched forth Urijah out of Egypt, and

    23

    brought him unto Jehoiakim the king; who slew him with the sword, and cast his dead body into the graves of the common people.

    Nevertheless the hand of Ahikam the son of

    24

    Shaphan was with Jeremiah, that they should not give him into the hand of the people to put him to death.

    God protects his man…
    the people of that country wanted to put the Prophet to death God had made provisions for him through the hand of Urijah. and those that thought to slay him were killed themselves. you can never kill or silence the word of the prophet in your life. God will always protect his man

  11. Take heed man of God.

    Scripture for this topic is the whole chapter.

    You notice two different prophets preached the doom and gloom. Jeremiah and Urijah. Urijah means Jehovah is my light.
    Both prophets were threatened with death and both respond differently. Jeremiah says I speak from God and do whatever you want with me. He then says if you kill me you bring innocent blood on your hands. He remains humble and then refers to the law in regards of him being innocent.

    Urijah gets scared when threatened and runs to Egypt. Both speak under the influence and authority of God. Verse 21 Urijah is afraid so he flees. Egypt is a type of worldliness.

    The anointed man of God abandons his proclaimed word and leaves the will of God. In this case pride, valuing his life over the will of God, causes him to run. Today we see it. We fear what people will think or do so we fall out of the will of God. A young man fears what others will think so rather than deny to sin he joins the crowd. This behavior will lead to spiritual death and cause us to die outside of the will of God.

    If God is behind the word, stand firm in it. The greatest honor God can give to his people is to suffer for his names sake. If I suffer for him, I prove my faith to him and he proves his trust in my faith to me. We become closer and he gets glorified.

    Take heed and stand by his word.

    Matt 16:24 NET
    Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If anyone wants to become my follower, he must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.

  12. Jeremiah chapter 26 verse 14: As for I, behold to you my lord, in your hands I do with you as I smeemeth good and meet unto you. In jesus name Amen .

  13. iLove to eat the Word

    If the devil Coulda Killed You, he Woulda Already Killed You.

    24 Nevertheless the hand of Ahikam the son of Shaphan was with Jeremiah, that they should not give him into the hand of the people to put him to death.

    The only thing the enemy can do is try to get folks mad at you…but God always has a plan for those who put their trust in him.

  14. 14 As for me, behold, I am in your hand: do with me as seemeth good and meet unto you.

    The princes rose up against Jeremiah but he was still willing to submit to their authority. He knew they were wrong but still did what was right in the sight if The Lord!

    What faith!

  15. The Truth Hurts

    The people want to kill Jeremiah for speaking the painful truth. He infuriates the priests, false prophets and the temple mob: How dare he claim that the Lord will desert the temple and city, that God will make them “like Shiloh” (vs 9)! During the time of the judges, God established His tabernacle in Shiloh, a town north of Bethel. Samuel grew up in the Shiloh tabernacle (1 Sa 1:24), which housed the holy ark of the covenant. While the Bible doesn’t specifically mention the fall of Shiloh, it does refer to God “abandon[ing] the tabernacle of Shiloh, the tent He had set up among men.” (Ps 78:60). The people’s idolatry and lasciviousness spurred God to destroy the house that bore His in Shiloh (Jer 7:12-14), and now history is about to repeat itself in Jerusalem.

  16. Don’t discount the word of The Lord!
    2 Thus saith the Lord; Stand in the court of the Lord’s house, and speak unto all the cities of Judah, which come to worship in the Lord’s house, all the words that I command thee to speak unto them; diminish not a word: 3 If so be they will hearken, and turn every man from his evil way, that I may repent me of the evil, which I purpose to do unto them because of the evil of their doings.
    In the scriptures it says not to diminish not even one word. If we leave something g out or change the words then it is not the same in God s voice

  17. 5 To hearken to the words of my servants the prophets, whom I sent unto you, both rising up early, and sending them, but ye have not hearkened;

    again we find the blessing of rising early and giving God first fruits.

    This church that Jeremiah was preaching to wanted a feel good message and Jeremiah offended them by delivering the message from God. This is not what they wanted to hear. As in our own church our Pastor preaches the truth and sometimes offends our flesh but he does it out of love and by the word and hand of God. The feel good church and preaching doesn’t lead to repentance. When there is no repentance we all know there is destruction on the horizon. Our pastor challenges us and provokes us to do good. If he ever stops that we are in trouble. Thank God for a pastor with a backbone and that speaks the word of the Lord.

  18. Verse 24 NLT “Nevertheless, Ahikam son of Shaphan stood up for Jeremiah and persuaded the court not to turn him over to the mob to be killed.” This verse makes me think of how many times Pastor has stood in the gap for us and that’s why we are still here. Many of us have been blessed with so many people that God has placed in our lives and around us to pray for us, correct us and encourage us to keep up the good fight.

  19. 14 As for me, behold, I am in your hand: do with me as seemeth good and meet unto you.

    We are all in the hands of God, for Him to do as He sees fit, for OUR GOOD.

  20. SANTO SANTO SANTO!!!
    20 And there was also a man that prophesied in the name of the Lord, Urijah the son of Shemaiah of Kirjathjearim, who prophesied against this city and against this land according to all the words of Jeremiah.
    21 And when Jehoiakim the king, with all his mighty men, and all the princes, heard his words, the king sought to put him to death: but when Urijah heard it, he was afraid, and fled, and went into Egypt;
    23 And they fetched forth Urijah out of Egypt, and brought him unto Jehoiakim the king; who slew him with the sword, and cast his dead body into the graves of the common people.
    THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENS IN THE SPIRIT, WHEN WE ARE OVERCOME WITH FEAR!!! the enemy hath come TO KILL, STEAL AND DESTROY!!! IT IS UP TO US TO BE FILLED WITH THE POWER OF THE HOLY GHOST, HAVING NO FEAR , NO DOUBT THAT IF GOD BROUGHT US THIS FAR, ITS NOT FOR US TO TURN BACK!!! GOING FORWARD WAS AND IS THE COMMAND SAITH THE LORD!!! HALELUJAH!!! THANK YOU DADDY!!! I LOVE YOU JESUS!!! BLESSED BE THE NAME OF THE LORD!!!

  21. 2 Thus saith the Lord; Stand in the court of the Lord’s house, and speak unto all the cities of Judah, which come to worship in the Lord’s house, all the words that I command thee to speak unto them; diminish not a word:

    I thank the Lord for Pastor and men of God that are not afraid to proclaim bodly the Words of the Lord for it is only for our good.

  22. Favor

    24 Nevertheless the hand of Ahikam the son of Shaphan was with Jeremiah, that they should not give him into the hand of the people to put him to death.

    The favor of God can show up in unusual places but it becomes that remnant portion the causes light to flood dark situations. It’s like Joseph who received favor while in prison. He became overseer within the prison, becoming better equipped for his then unbeknownst promotion to prime minister of Egypt. As we go forward in our journey of Impacting Our Future Together, the natural eye may come across dark situations, but the favor of God is what will confound opposition and bring blessing where there seemed to be a deadend. We must trust in God:

    Proverbs 3:5-6
    5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. 7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil. 8 It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.

  23. Don’t Kill the Messanger

    4 And thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the Lord; If ye will not hearken to me, to walk in my law, which I have set before you,

    5 To hearken to the words of my servants the prophets, whom I sent unto you, both rising up early, and sending them, but ye have not hearkened;

    6 Then will I make this house like Shiloh, and will make this city a curse to all the nations of the earth.

    15 But know ye for certain, that if ye put me to death, ye shall surely bring innocent blood upon yourselves, and upon this city, and upon the inhabitants thereof: for of a truth the Lord hath sent me unto you to speak all these words in your ears.

    Are you with the man of God or are you against him? Instruction is set in place to allow order and preparation. If the man of God states instruction by not abiding by his words you are placin yourself in a state of being cursed. Don’t get upset if you disobey instruction and kill the Messanger with your words. Words are set in place to either lift up or tear down. Who are you killing by not abiding by instruction?

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