Sunday, November 18, 2012

Jeremiah...



The sermon that we heard today was taken from Jeremiah 18 and the pastor was showing us how like the Israelite's we are in America today! Isn't it great that we who believe is Christ's shed blood are only Pilgrims here and that we were not made for this world?! All the suffering that will come upon us is there for strengthening us and making us fit for the life to come.
And, yes! God will punish America for the way it has gone. We need more than ever to study God's word so that our faith does not falter when trials come! America needs a revival!

Jeremiah 18:1-12
The word which came to Jeremiah from the Lord, saying: “Arise and go down to the potter’s house, and there I will cause you to hear My words.” Then I went down to the potter’s house, and there he was, making something at the wheel. And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter; so he made it again into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to make.
Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying: “O house of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter?” says the Lord. “Look, as the clay is in the potter’s hand, so are you in My hand, O house of Israel! The instant I speak concerning a nation and concerning a kingdom, to pluck up, to pull down, and to destroy it, if that nation against whom I have spoken turns from its evil, I will relent of the disaster that I thought to bring upon it. And the instant I speak concerning a nation and concerning a kingdom, to build and to plant it, if it does evil in My sight so that it does not obey My voice, then I will relent concerning the good with which I said I would benefit it.
“Now therefore, speak to the men of Judah and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, saying, ‘Thus says the Lord: “Behold, I am fashioning a disaster and devising a plan against you. Return now every one from his evil way, and make your ways and your doings good.”’”
And they said, “That is hopeless! So we will walk according to our own plans, and we will every one obey the dictates of his evil heart.”

Sorry the background is white. It seems to do that whenever I copy and paste things on here... I didn't feel like typing out that section of scripture and I don't know how to fix it;)
I hope you have had a wonderful day! Did you go to church and were you encouraged? I was!

2 comments:

  1. “That is hopeless! So we will walk according to our own plans, and we will every one obey the dictates of his evil heart.”
    This is definitely a picture of where our nation is today.Everyone is doing what is 'right' in his own eyes and there is no fear of God.
    We do desperately need to cry out to God and repent and turn to Him.
    Good word of exhortation Priscilla. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Thank you Priscilla for encouraging us.

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