Thursday, October 1, 2015

Were They Ashamed??

Jeremiah 6:15
Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? nay, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush: therefore they shall fall among them that fall: at the time that I visit them they shall be cast down, saith the Lord.

Jeremiah 6, in full context, is speaking to a nation that commits abomination after abomination and does them OPENLY with no shame.

Just looking at the news lately.....

Cutting up babies and selling their body parts for $$ - People don't care

Giving weapons and training to rebels who eat the heart of their christian enemies - People don't care

Providing children and a 'safe' location for men to rape little boys - People don't care

Entire businesses built to assist men to cheat on their wives - People don't care

There is probably more.... but what kind of world do we live in that THIS is not damning enough?

Last week was Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. On that day, the High Priest was to choose two goats. One as a sacrifice to YHWH and one to pour the sins of the ENTIRE NATION upon. Studying reveals that Yahshua Jesus filled the roles of Priest, Sacrifice and the Scapegoat, taking away the sin of His people.

Did our nation observe this day? Did our nation confess their sins? Did our nation MOURN over their sins?

NO. What was once done in darkness and secret has been brought out into the open, exposed.

Job 12:22
He uncovers deep things out of darkness,
And brings the shadow of death to light.

Luke 8:17
For nothing is secret that will not be revealed, nor anything hidden that will not be known and come to light.

Ephesians 5:12-13
For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret. 13 But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light.

And still, People don't care. Their hearts have been hardened. They refuse to bend their head, let alone their knee.

YHWH goes on in Jeremiah 6: 16 and 17
Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.
Also I set watchmen over you, saying, Hearken to the sound of the trumpet. But they said, We will not hearken.

Begging the people to listen, to turn back.....

Are we destined to follow the same path as that of Ancient Israel?

Jeremiah 6:18-30
18 Therefore hear, ye nations, and know, O congregation, what is among them.
19 Hear, O earth: behold, I will bring evil upon this people, even the fruit of their thoughts, because they have not hearkened unto my words, nor to my law, but rejected it.
20 To what purpose cometh there to me incense from Sheba, and the sweet cane from a far country? your burnt offerings are not acceptable, nor your sacrifices sweet unto me.
21 Therefore thus saith the Lord, Behold, I will lay stumblingblocks before this people, and the fathers and the sons together shall fall upon them; the neighbour and his friend shall perish.
22 Thus saith the Lord, Behold, a people cometh from the north country, and a great nation shall be raised from the sides of the earth.
23 They shall lay hold on bow and spear; they are cruel, and have no mercy; their voice roareth like the sea; and they ride upon horses, set in array as men for war against thee, O daughter of Zion.
24 We have heard the fame thereof: our hands wax feeble: anguish hath taken hold of us, and pain, as of a woman in travail.
25 Go not forth into the field, nor walk by the way; for the sword of the enemy and fear is on every side.
26 O daughter of my people, gird thee with sackcloth, and wallow thyself in ashes: make thee mourning, as for an only son, most bitter lamentation: for the spoiler shall suddenly come upon us.
27 I have set thee for a tower and a fortress among my people, that thou mayest know and try their way.
28 They are all grievous revolters, walking with slanders: they are brass and iron; they are all corrupters.
29 The bellows are burned, the lead is consumed of the fire; the founder melteth in vain: for the wicked are not plucked away.
30 Reprobate silver shall men call them, because the Lord hath rejected them.

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