Jeremiah Chapter 8

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Jeremiah 8

At that time, saith the Lord, they shall bring out the bones of the kings of Judah, and the bones of his princes, and the bones of the priests, and the bones of the prophets, and the bones of the inhabitants of Jerusalem, out of their graves:

And they shall spread them before the sun, and the moon, and all the host of heaven, whom they have loved, and whom they have served, and after whom they have walked, and whom they have sought, and whom they have worshipped: they shall not be gathered, nor be buried; they shall be for dung upon the face of the earth.

And death shall be chosen rather than life by all the residue of them that remain of this evil family, which remain in all the places whither I have driven them, saith the Lord of hosts.

Moreover thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the Lord; Shall they fall, and not arise? shall he turn away, and not return?

Why then is this people of Jerusalem slidden back by a perpetual backsliding? they hold fast deceit, they refuse to return.

I hearkened and heard, but they spake not aright: no man repented him of his wickedness, saying, What have I done? every one turned to his course, as the horse rusheth into the battle.

Yea, the stork in the heaven knoweth her appointed times; and the turtle and the crane and the swallow observe the time of their coming; but my people know not the judgment of the Lord.

How do ye say, We are wise, and the law of the Lord is with us? Lo, certainly in vain made he it; the pen of the scribes is in vain.

The wise men are ashamed, they are dismayed and taken: lo, they have rejected the word of the Lord; and what wisdom is in them?

10 Therefore will I give their wives unto others, and their fields to them that shall inherit them: for every one from the least even unto the greatest is given to covetousness, from the prophet even unto the priest every one dealeth falsely.

11 For they have healed the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.

12 Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? nay, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush: therefore shall they fall among them that fall: in the time of their visitation they shall be cast down, saith the Lord.

13 I will surely consume them, saith the Lord: there shall be no grapes on the vine, nor figs on the fig tree, and the leaf shall fade; and the things that I have given them shall pass away from them.

14 Why do we sit still? assemble yourselves, and let us enter into the defenced cities, and let us be silent there: for the Lord our God hath put us to silence, and given us water of gall to drink, because we have sinned against the Lord.

15 We looked for peace, but no good came; and for a time of health, and behold trouble!

16 The snorting of his horses was heard from Dan: the whole land trembled at the sound of the neighing of his strong ones; for they are come, and have devoured the land, and all that is in it; the city, and those that dwell therein.

17 For, behold, I will send serpents, cockatrices, among you, which will not be charmed, and they shall bite you, saith the Lord.

18 When I would comfort myself against sorrow, my heart is faint in me.

19 Behold the voice of the cry of the daughter of my people because of them that dwell in a far country: Is not the Lord in Zion? is not her king in her? Why have they provoked me to anger with their graven images, and with strange vanities?

20 The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved.

21 For the hurt of the daughter of my people am I hurt; I am black; astonishment hath taken hold on me.

22 Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there? why then is not the health of the daughter of my people recovered?

33 thoughts on “Jeremiah Chapter 8

  1. Verses 4-17 MSG are captioned “To Know Everything but God’s Word“ Verses 4-7 say “Tell them this, God’s Message: “‘Do people fall down and not get up? Or take the wrong road and then just keep going? So why does this people go backward, and just keep on going—backward! They stubbornly hold on to their illusions, refuse to change direction. I listened carefully but heard not so much as a whisper. No one expressed one word of regret. Not a single “I’m sorry” did I hear. They just kept at it, blindly and stupidly banging their heads against a brick wall. Cranes know when it’s time to move south for winter. And robins, warblers, and bluebirds know when it’s time to come back again. But my people? My people know nothing, not the first thing of God and his rule.” Like Pastor mentioned last night, that it baffles him when people who are in need, sick, hurt or whatever the case may be; don’t rush to the house of God.

    Proverbs 3:1-7 CEV says “My child, remember my teachings and instructions and obey them completely. They will help you live a long and prosperous life. Let love and loyalty always show like a necklace, and write them in your mind. God and people will like you and consider you a success. With all your heart you must trust the Lord and not your own judgment. Always let him lead you, and he will clear the road for you to follow. Don’t ever think that you are wise enough, but respect the Lord and stay away from evil.”

  2. He reigns forever

    19 Behold the voice of the cry of the daughter of my people because of them that dwell in a far country: Is not the Lord in Zion? is not her king in her? Why have they provoked me to anger with their graven images, and with strange vanities?

    When we were filled with the Holy Ghost and baptized in Jesus name we gave God an open invitation to move into every area of our lives. We withheld nothing from Him at that moment. So, He made a place of residence within us. His perfect plan was to dwell there throughout eternity taking rule, giving direction, and speaking to us. He has the understanding that we would be willing to obey His voice.

    Yet, when we disobey contiually and continue in sin it’s like we give Him an eviction notice. We say Lord… here are your walking papers and I want to do things my way so take your will and move on up the highway. We may say “I would never talk to God in that manner” yet action speak louder than words.

    You may never verbally say it but would you continue to dwell in a dirty home that was infested with bed bugs and critters? Well God has no desire to as well.

  3. Jeremiah 8:8,9 MSG
    How can we say, “We know the score. We’re the proud owners of God’s revelation”? Look where it’s gotten you- stuck in illusion. Your religion experts have taken you for a ride! Your know-it-alls will be unmasked, caught and shown up for what they are.Looking at them! they know everything but God’s Word. “Do you call that knowing?

    Judah’s wise men show the shallowness of their misdirected wisdom by rejecting their basic commitment to the word of the Lord.

    Psalm 119:9 Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.
    119:16 I will delight myself in thy statutes : I will not forget thy word.
    119:89 Forever, O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven.
    119:112 I have inclined mine heart to perform thy statutes alway, even unto the end.

    Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge : but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

  4. 11. To heal the brokenness of My people, they offer superficial words. They say, “Peace, peace” as if all is well, but there is no peace. Voice

    Telling someone all is well when they are lost is worse than simply handing a band-aid to someone with cancer. Don’t tell people what they think they want to hear and be an accomplice to their demise, but tell them Truth and you will be helping them towards salvation.

  5. These wise teachers will fall into the trap of their own
    Foolishness, for they have rejected the word of the Lord.
    Are you so wise after all?
    Jeremiah 8:9 NLT

  6. The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved. For the hurt of the daughter of my people am I hurt; I am black; astonishment hath taken hold on me. Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there? why then is not the health of the daughter of my people recovered?
    Jeremiah 8:20‭-‬22 KJV

    “The harvest is finished, and the summer is gone,” the people cry, “yet we are not saved!” I hurt with the hurt of my people. I mourn and am overcome with grief. Is there no medicine in Gilead? Is there no physician there? Why is there no healing for the wounds of my people?
    Jeremiah 8:20‭-‬22 NLT

    Salvation and healing are God’s gifts to His people. They were costly gifts freely offered. It grieves our Father’s heart when these gifts are not received. Not only are the people overcome with pain and misery, but God is overcome with grief and astonishment. After all He has done, why are the people not healed? Not saved? Where are those with the truth, those with the power, those with the balm to minister unto the hurts and lost condition of the people? How shall they hear without a preacher, and how shall they receive words we have never spoken? We have the antidote and the commission. God, give us the boldness, the burden, and the wisdom to be your physicians to the lost and hurting around us.

  7. I Love To Worship The Lord
    vs-21
    Rather than gloat at the vindication of his ministry Jeremiah is heartbroken at the suffering of his fellow countrymen. Love for God and love for others sometimes are in tension. But loving God dosent mean we must stop caring for others even when their tragedies are a consequence of their own sins

  8. Jeremiah 8
    20 The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved.

    21 For the hurt of the daughter of my people am I hurt; I am black; astonishment hath taken hold on me.

    22 Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there? why then is not the health of the daughter of my people recovered?

    Oh the heart break of the Savior. The harvest is ripe the laborers are few. Summer has ended where is the harvesy. Am I willing to set aside petty things in life to reach the lost. I pray so. His balm will soothe the soul of the anguished. We must reach them. We must share the healing oinment of the Holy Ghost power. We must see with His eyes hear with His ears. We must not let it be said we have not worked for rhe kingdom. Can we not hear the cry of the Shepherd He is wanting to heal them to love them we must bring them. In Jesus Name. Righteousness Peace and Joy in the Holy Ghost that’s the Kingdom of God.

  9. 3 Wherever I banish them, all the survivors of this evil nation will prefer death to life, declares the Lord Almighty.’

    As merciful and full of grace the Lord is, there will come a time where His wrath and His promises are going to take place and people will have no more hope. I just don’t understand how people can deny the King of Kings, it hurts me so much because I know how much God loves them and wants to transform them and use them, yet they want nothing with God. I pray everyday for the lost so God can guide us to them or them find us. I know prayer works and thanks to POFW faithfulness in prayer God sent us here 3 years and has been the best 3 years of my spiritual walk with God!!! Thank You Jesus for sending me here. This is the reason why I pray because I know there more people like me out there!

  10. I listen to their conversations and don’t hear a word of truth. Is anyone sorry for doing wrong? Does anyone say, “What a terrible thing I have done”? No! All are running down the path of sin as swiftly as a horse galloping into battle!
    Jeremiah 8:6 NLT
    It really that the people in this chapter is very heartless they don’t even care about what they are doing the said part that most of the people in this world they know what they are doing is not right but they continue to do it but only GOD can change the heart of these people now I see why we have prayed 3time a week a Warfare Prayer because we praying the people that they might have a change of heart
    And that they will a hungry for JESUS even when they reject the word of GOD just keep telling just keep praying because we won’t stop until the world knows what a mighty , merciful gracious powerful ,magnificent ,Almighty , forgiving GOD we server😀😇

  11. 4 “Jeremiah, say to the people, ‘This is what the Lord says: “When people fall down, don’t they get up again? When they discover they’re on the wrong road, don’t they turn back?
    5 Then why do these people stay on their self-destructive path? Why do the people of Jerusalem refuse to turn back? They cling tightly to their lies and will not turn around. (NLT)

    Just like Pastor emphasized last night: if you have trouble then you should hurry and come to the house of God, run to God not away from Him!

  12. 8 How do ye say, We are wise, and the law of the Lord is with us? Lo, certainly in vain made he it; the pen of the scribes is in vain.
    9 The wise men are ashamed, they are dismayed and taken: lo, they have rejected the word of the Lord; and what wisdom is in them?

    Wisdom is to search out the ways of the Lord God and allow him to search our hearts and our ways. Wisdom is to allow him to show us where we are lacking and fall short. Then, Repentance and a change of heart through the Holy Ghost and with prayer keeps our hearts soft and moldable. I must let his will be done in my life for myself and the ones I love and influence.

  13. 22 Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there? why then is not the health of the daughter of my people recovered?

    The people had at their fingertips the antidote for the condition they found themselves in, yet like many of us, they were not willing to apply the principles needed to their lives. We hear the word continually, the cry of the Lord to repent, turn from our ways, and walk in His ways. We hear the beckoning of His spirit to pray, fast, reach out to others, be a soul winner, teach someone a bible study, compel people to the house of the Lord, yet we continually do what we want to do and ignore what the Spirit is saying.

    We must shake ourselves and remember what happened to Israel, God caused their enemy to be the victor of them to turn their hearts around, they were cut off from His Spirit for many years as He tried to get their attention, and they would not harken – they were whoring after other “gods” in their lives.

    Today, I must examine my heart and see if their be “idols” set in high places that are taking the place of the “one true, living God” in my life. Fix what needs to be fixed, and set my face like a flint toward God and His kingdom.

  14. THY KINGDOM COME

    19 Behold the voice of the cry of the daughter of my people because of them that dwell in a far country: Is not the Lord in Zion? is not her king in her? Why have they provoked me to anger with their graven images, and with strange vanities?
    20 The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved.

    The prophet reveals here that the King is coming with judgement on HIS Kingdom. There are 2 questions in this passage that are timely, revealing and inspiring.

    1. Is not the Lord in Zion?

    Is there evidence in the church (ThePOFW) that JESUS is LORD of the people?

    2. Is the King not IN her?

    Is there evidence in the believer (ThePOFW) that JESUS is LORD of our life?

    Every Kingdom has a King. The King of the Kingdom we seek is JESUS. We must communicate this message to those that are not saved. Those that worship idols and trust in false gods. The Kingdom of GOD comes through us. The Kingdom of GOD is IN us.

    THY KINGDOM COME is only possible as each of us purpose in our mind, heart and lives to “Seek FIRST the Kingdom of GOD”.

    Lets GO.

    22 Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there? why then is not the health of the daughter of my people recovered?

    Be the balm, be the healer, BE the Kingdom to the lost and backslider.

    iRepent
    iPraise
    iPray
    iWork
    iGive
    iReap
    iGo
    iBlessYouInTheNameOfTheLordJESUS

  15. 4 Moreover thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the Lord; Shall they fall, and not arise? shall he turn away, and not return?

    5 Why then is this people of Jerusalem slidden back by a perpetual backsliding? they hold fast deceit, they refuse to return.

    6 I hearkened and heard, but they spake not aright: no man repented him of his wickedness, saying, What have I done? every one turned to his course, as the horse rusheth into the battle.

    7 Yea, the stork in the heaven knoweth her appointed times; and the turtle and the crane and the swallow observe the time of their coming; but my people know not the judgment of the Lord.

    8 How do ye say, We are wise, and the law of the Lord is with us? Lo, certainly in vain made he it; the pen of the scribes is in vain.

    9 The wise men are ashamed, they are dismayed and taken: lo, they have rejected the word of the Lord; and what wisdom is in them?

    10 Therefore will I give their wives unto others, and their fields to them that shall inherit them: for every one from the least even unto the greatest is given to covetousness, from the prophet even unto the priest every one dealeth falsely.

    11 For they have healed the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.

    12 Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? nay, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush: therefore shall they fall among them that fall: in the time of their visitation they shall be cast down, saith the Lord.

    13 I will surely consume them, saith the Lord: there shall be no grapes on the vine, nor figs on the fig tree, and the leaf shall fade; and the things that I have given them shall pass away from them.

    What brought this ruin? 1. The people would not attend to reason; they would not act in the affairs of their souls with common prudence. Sin is backsliding; it is going back from the way that leads to life, to that which leads to destruction. 2. They would not attend to the warning of conscience. They did not take the first step towards repentance: true repentance begins in serious inquiry as to what we have done, from conviction that we have done amiss. 3. They would not attend to the ways of providence, nor understand the voice of God in them, Jeremiah 8:7. They know not how to improve the seasons of grace, which God affords. Many boast of their religious knowledge, yet, unless taught by the Spirit of God, the instinct of brutes is a more sure guide than their supposed Wisdom of Solomon 4. They would not attend to the written word. Many enjoy abundance of the means of grace, have Bibles and ministers, but they have them in vain. They will soon be ashamed of their devices. The pretenders to wisdom were the priests and the false prophets. They flattered people in sin, and so flattered them into destruction, silencing their fears and complaints with, All is well. Selfish teachers may promise peace when there is no peace; and thus men encourage each other in committing evil; but in the day of visitation they will have no refuge to flee unto.

  16. 4“Jeremiah, say to the people, ‘This is what the LORD says: “‘When people fall down, don’t they get up again? When they discover they’re on the wrong road, don’t they turn back?

    Other examples, when your typing and its wrong, you go back and delete. When you buy the wrong item, you take it back to the store. In a sense, God is telling us the same thing. When you do wrong(sin), go back to God. Go back to prayer, praise and worship. Go back and correct what was done wrong.

  17. iLove the Kingdom
    Jeremiah 8:1-2 KJV  At that time, saith the LORD, they shall bring out the bones of the “kings” of Judah, and the bones of his princes, and the bones of the “priests” and the bones of the “prophets”, and the bones of the inhabitants of Jerusalem, out of their graves:  (2)  And they shall spread them before the sun, and the moon, and all the host of heaven, whom they have loved, and whom they have served, and after whom they have walked, and whom they have sought, and whom they have worshipped: they shall not be gathered, nor be buried; they shall be for dung upon the face of the earth.

    Wow, I put emphasis above on 3 important words, those words are “kings, priests, and prophets”. Why is that important…because these are the people in whom the God of the Old Testament put his Spirit into. He would fill the kings, priests, and prophets with the Holy Ghost. They were the leaders filled with the Holy Ghost. They would prophesy, they would fulfill the ministry, and they would lead…that was good…but not good enough.

    We must be cautioned to not get caught up in the fact that we are kings, priests, and prophets in the Kingdom of God today. Just because we are filled with the Holy Ghost and God uses us does not mean He approves of our lifestyles. The only way to see if He approves of our lifestyle is to look into the mirror of the Word of God.

  18. Rejoice Not Oh MY Enemies, For When I Fall I Shall Arise

    4 Moreover thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the Lord; Shall they fall, and not arise? shall he turn away, and not return?
    5 Why then is this people of Jerusalem slidden back by a perpetual backsliding? they hold fast deceit, they refuse to return.

    Why do we struggle for the things that we don’t have. Is it not enough anymore to be content with what you have. Our society in 2017, is we want what we don’t have, and are not satisfied until we have it. Figet Spinners for example. For 3-4 months that was the IT item to have. Kids HAD TO HAVE one, two, or twenty. Yet they were not happy until they got one. In our Social Media Charged lives, where the next biggest Thing is just a “LIKE,” away. We have become complacent with not being happy with what we have.

    Now KINGDOM Minded- The IT thing was to have a relationship with God. One of which, was directed by the teachings of the Bible, and unwavering convictions that you felt were of the utmost importance in your walk with God. Where when someone said that they had received the Gift of the Holy Ghost, you knew because of the fruit that they bore. We fast forward to late 2017, where we are now more concerned about programs to entertain the masses, how politically correct our sermons are, because of fear of someone coming to shoot up a church. We cannot stand for what is scriptural on social media for the backlash of others. Has the church become comfortable, hearing about our prominent church goers falling away from the church due to what the world is offering them. What happened to the relationship status of,” Fallen Madly In Love with God,” to now,” It’s complicated.” A relationship with God is Not Complicated. When we truly fall in live with what and who God is. It’s Easy. The song/thought, “Falling in Love with Jesus, It’s the best thing I’ve ever Done,” is quintessential to a relationship with Him. As we are set for this coming year’s theme, THY KINGDOM COME. We must remember it starts and ends, with falling in love with Jesus. We must not allow this world to entice us into its grip.
    Stay Focused on his KINGDOM…Let’s Go Do Something

  19. 4 “Jeremiah, say to the people, ‘This is what the Lord says: “When people fall down, don’t they get up again? When they discover they’re on the wrong road, don’t they turn back?
    5 Then why do these people stay on their self-destructive path? Why do the people of Jerusalem refuse to turn back? They cling tightly to their lies and will not turn around. (NLT)

  20. ewise teachers will fall into the trap of their own
    Foolishness, for they have rejected the word of the Lord.
    Are you so wise after all?

    None of us can claim to be wise if we are not baseing our wisdom and knowledge on the word of God. The Bible is infallible. Our wisdom is not, we cannot fail by putting our trust and confidence in the Lord.

  21. 4 Moreover thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the Lord; Shall they fall, and not arise? shall he turn away, and not return?

    5 Why then is this people of Jerusalem slidden back by a perpetual backsliding? they hold fast deceit, they refuse to return.

    6 I hearkened and heard, but they spake not aright: no man repented him of his wickedness, saying, What have I done? every one turned to his course, as the horse rusheth into the battle.

  22. 4 Moreover thou shalt say unto them, thus saith the Lord, shall they fall, and not arise? Shall he turn away, and not return? 5 Why then is this people of Jerusalem slidden back by a perpetual backsliding? They hold fast deceit, they refuse to return. GOD HELP THEM.

  23. Jeremiah 8:22
    “Is there no balm in Gilead; is here no physician there? why then is not the health of the daughter of my people recovered?”

    As I read this scripture, I remembered a prophecy given to POFW, “We are a hospital.” This means we are the “physicians” and we have the “ointment” to help heal the souls of Fort Worth. But in order for people to get the “healing” they need, We Must Be KINGDOM Minded.

  24. “‘How can you say, “We are wise because we have the word of the Lord ,” when your teachers have twisted it by writing lies? These wise teachers will fall into the trap of their own foolishness, for they have rejected the word of the Lord . Are they so wise after all?
    Jeremiah 8:8‭-‬9 NLT

    We must be cautious what voices we hear and allow to influence our lives. What teachings, books, knowledge or doctrines we expose ourselves to must align with the Word of God. Study it for in there you have the key and answers to life.

  25. 3 And death shall be chosen rather than life by all the residue of them that remain of this evil family, which remain in all the places whither I have driven them, saith the Lord of hosts.
    As in the Old Testament so in the New Testament.
    [Jhn 3:19 KJV] 19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

  26. 5 Why then is this people of Jerusalem slidden back by a perpetual backsliding? they hold fast deceit, they refuse to return.
    6 I hearkened and heard, but they spake not aright: no man repented him of his wickedness, saying, What have I done? every one turned to his course, as the horse rusheth into the battle.

    I cannot fathom a whole nation that has turned their hearts away from God so I can only wonder about how God has done so much for them and they continually become so self indulged and deceived by their own thoughts. It causes me to question their love for God in the first place.

  27. 12 Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? nay, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush: therefore shall they fall among them that fall: in the time of their visitation they shall be cast down, saith the Lord.

    The dictionary defines hardened as cold, insensitive, unfeeling, and unyielding. If we’re honest with ourselves, we’ll have to agree that there are certain areas of our life where we have a hard heart toward God. God made us so that we can harden our hearts and literally shut out unwanted influences. It was meant to be a positive thing, but because we haven’t understood this, what God meant for good can actually worked against us.

    I believe a hard heart is characterized by an inability to perceive spiritual things. When spiritual things are perceived, a hard heart will keep us from understanding the few things we can understand. We might see what the Lord is trying to show us, but we can’t get a hold of it in a way that we can apply it to our life. When we are hardhearted toward God, it’s like we are spiritually blind and deaf—we just can’t see spiritual truth or hear the Lord speak to us. We can’t remember. Not remembering is a major indication of the condition of our hearts.

  28. Even the stork that flies across the sky knows the time of her migration, as do the turtledove, the swallow, and the crane. They all return at the proper time each year. But not my people! They do not know the Lord ’s laws.
    Jeremiah 8:7 NLT

    1Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
    2But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
    3And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

    There are so many benefits to knowing the law and hiding it in your heart. In so thankful for Your Word and the freedom that we have e to know more of You.

  29. 12 Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? nay, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush: therefore shall they fall among them that fall: in the time of their visitation they shall be cast down, saith the Lord.
    13 I will surely consume them, saith the Lord: there shall be no grapes on the vine, nor figs on the fig tree, and the leaf shall fade; and the things that I have given them shall pass away from them.

    22 Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there? why then is not the health of the daughter of my people recovered?

    And they wonder why there daughters are not healed.

  30. Jeremiah 8:6
    I have listened attentively, but they do not say what is right. None of them repent owf their wickedness, saying, “What have I done?” Each pursues their own course like a horse charging into battle.

    When we choose to abide in darkness, we are opening ourselves to spiritual vulnerability. The darkness takes advantage of a lack of protection and strikes when we are most vulnerable. We get offended or hurt and take it against people, when it’s all a spiritual attack.

    Like a horse to battle we are lead by sin blinded, to our very death.

  31. God forbid that this should ever be spoken of the latter day harvest. ‘The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved.’ The church has a purpose and that purpose is souls! We need to make a difference in the lives of those around us. They need to know who we serve and why our love for him is so great! They need to understand their life is a choice with eternal consequences.

    This charge is not just to our labor however. Just imagine the shame and embarrassment of having someone you knew in this life look over to you in the judgment and be surprised that you were standing on the other side. Their lifestyle and choices are being condemned and they thought they knew you but never realized the difference. You fit in so well they just figured that your traditions were slightly different than theirs and everyone has their own traditions. They’ll wish then that they knew!

    We may not be the most accepted in the world, but never let it be said that his light could not be seen. Let it shine before all! Let them know who we serve, let them know what we stand for, let his truth be proclaimed without shame unto all! They may ignore it, they may reject it, but they’ll never be able to say they couldn’t see it. Ignorance never saved anyone… if it did then multitudes would qualify. Instead God charged his people to teach his truth unto the ends of the Earth that all would have the opportunity to make a conscious choice to serve him!

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