The Life of the Prophet IS the Warning   23 comments

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Jeremiah 37: 12:  “Then Jeremiah went forth out of Jerusalem to go unto the land of Benjamin, to separate himself thence in the midst of the people”

” . . . to separate himself in the midst of the people.”

The preceding scripture is in the Bible for a reason.  Jeremiah warned and warned Israel about the sins of that nation.  He said that Babylon was going to invade Israel and capture Jerusalem (Jeremiah 37: 7-10).  National repentance for sin was not going to prevent the Lord from judging Israel.

After crying out and shedding many tears for the sins of Israel, Jeremiah separated himself in the sight of the people as a testimony against Israel.  Jeremiah was shaking the dust from his sandals, so to speak.  He was done with Israel.

The life of the prophet IS the warning.  The life of a Christian IS the sermon, IS the witness.  Of course, the words of a prophet—spoken or written—are also very powerful.  If the Lord told Jeremiah to separate himself in the midst of the people, it looks to me that his ministry of warning Israel was coming to an end.

Jeremiah 37: 15-17:  “Wherefore the princes were wroth with Jeremiah, and smote him, and put him in prison in the house of Jonathan the scribe: for they had made that the prison.  When Jeremiah was entered into the dungeon, and into the cabins, and Jeremiah had remained there many days; Then Zedekiah the king sent, and took him out: and the king asked him secretly in his house, and said, Is there any word from the LORD? And Jeremiah said, There is: for, said he, thou shalt be delivered into the hand of the king of Babylon.”

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23 responses to “The Life of the Prophet IS the Warning

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  1. marvelous insights

  2. Thanks, Shawn. A man’s life speaks much more powerfully than his words.

  3. You’re a prohphetic type, huh Tim?
    I can see it. 😀

    Dont worry about ME! I always see that calling on certain people!

    I have been crazy busy. SORRY I have not gotten to you abt that dream.

  4. TMJ: I believe the first prophetic dream that I ever had was back in 1990. In 1996 I was inspired to write my poem “A Prophet’s Eyes”. Also, in 1996 the Lord had me start hitchhiking again as a witness for the Lord and against all the lukewarm and worldly Christians in the United States.

  5. The computer is the ‘g’od of the lukewarm.
    I need to BREAK free of it, everyday.
    I give it 4-5 hours, whereas I used to give it 12-14, no kidding.
    In fact, I am offline now.

    Good for you, telling the luke warm church.
    I study the Bible with the J. Witness’s. Things I dont agree with but at least they ACT right.
    And are moral and hate this watered down Jesus/bible.

    I would PREFER to meet with spiritual people, but they are just no where to be found anymore.

  6. TMJ: If you are looking for Christian fellowship online, you might like to read this blog:

    “Footsteps in the Deep”
    http://footstepsinthedeep.wordpress.com/

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  8. It seems like every time satan tries to get me sucked back into churchianity, the Lord puts messages before me, reminding me why He pulled me out of it. This time He just used you to do that for me. Thank you very much for your post!

  9. Dunamis: If we are truly surrendered to Christ, He will always use us to reach out to others even when we don’t think we are doing anything. We live by faith, not by sight.

    Churchianity is very dangerous. We have all of these “Christian” churches in the United States and we have the devil (Obama) in the White House. I rest my case.

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  11. Thanks for the reminder, Tim,

    When I was in art college (during the Jurassic period, when Tyrannosaurs were coming of age) we put on some street theater presentations. When I later read Jeremiah, after becoming a follower of Jesus, it was amazing to see the Lord direct the prophet to speak to the nation through street theater. But of course, it’s not just Jeremiah’s performance, but his life, as you said, that speaks God’s message.

    ~TD

  12. Trail Dust: You can also look at the life of Isaiah. The Lord had Isaiah walk naked in Egypt for three years as a witness against the sin in that nation (Isaiah 20: 3).

    Sometimes the Lord has a Christian separate himself from false Christians as a testimony against them. Actions can speak more powerfully than words. Many people can talk the talk; few people actually walk the walk.

  13. Trail Dust: Jeremiah was called The Weeping Prophet. The Lord gave me a dream almost a year ago where I was so filled with sorrow over this wicked nation (the United States) that I was not able to weep:

    “Overcome with Great Sorrow”
    https://hitchhikeamerica.wordpress.com/2012/08/19/overcome-with-great-sorrow/

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