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Day 271: Isaiah 5-6; Revelation 20
Day 272: Isaiah 7-8; Revelation 21
Day 273: Isaiah 9-10; Revelation 22
Day 274: Isaiah 11-13
Day 275: Isaiah 14-16
Day 276: Isaiah 17-19
Day 277: Isaiah 20-22
Day 278: Isaiah 23-25
Day 279: Isaiah 26-27
Day 280: Isaiah 28-29
Day 281: Isaiah 30-31
Day 282: Isaiah 32-33
Day 283: Isaiah 34-36
Day 284: Isaiah 37-38
Day 285: Isaiah 39-40
Day 286: Isaiah 41-42
Day 287: Isaiah 43-44
Day 288: Isaiah 45-46 (2012 incomplete)
Day 289: Isaiah 47-49 (2012 incomplete)
Day 290: Isaiah 50-52
Day 291: Isaiah 53-55
Day 292: Isaiah 56-58 (2012)
Day 293: Isaiah 59-61 (2012 incomplete)
Day 294: Isaiah 62-64 (2012 incomplete)
Day 295: Isaiah 65-66 (2012)
Day 296: Jeremiah 1-2 (2012)
Day 297: Jeremiah 3-5 (2012 incomplete)
Day 298: Jeremiah 6-8
Day 299: Jeremiah 9-11
Day 300: Jeremiah 12-14 (2012)
Day 271: Isaiah 5-6; Revelation 20
.Isaiah 6:2 | flying blind
.Isaiah 6:3 | passwords
.Isaiah 6:5 | (highlighted)
.Isaiah 6:10 | Acts 7:7?
.Isaiah 6:11 | Daniel 12:11?
.Revelation 20:2 | Identifies clearly that the serpent in the Garden of Eden is Satan, and the Devil, the same as the dragon here in Revelation, in case anyone should have any doubt.
.Revelation 20:3 | continues in verse 7
.Revelation 20:4 | 1 Corinthians 6:1-7 | This here in Revelation is clear that these people are beheaded for their witness of Jesus, and for the Word of God, not for saying that they're Christian or for going to church, or even reading the Bible.
The Devil doesn't care that much if you call yourself a Christian, go to church, and read the Bible as long as you don't actually witness and testify about Jesus and actually follow Him and also follow and live by God's Word. There's a difference. Also, these were
not only beheaded for the witness of Jesus and the Word of God, but also because they didn't worship the beast or his image, and didn't receive the beast's mark upon their foreheads or in their hands. I imagine there will be some (perhaps plenty) who will witness
for Jesus, and the word of God, but who will still go and receive the beast's mark (or his number, or name) in their foreheads or hands, and worship the beast or his image. Those people are not counted with those who will live and reign with Christ 1000 years.
.Revelation 20:6 | 20:14
.Revelation 20:10 | The beast is not the devil.
.Revelation 20:12 | (highlighted)
.Revelation 20:13 | "Judged every man according to their works"
.Revelation 20:14 | "the second death" Rev 20:6; Hell is not the lake of fire.
.Revelation 20:15 | (highlighted)
Day 272: Isaiah 7-8; Revelation 21
.Isaiah 7:14 | The birth of Jesus Christ is prophesied; Matthew 1:23
.Revelation 21:1 | highlighted
.Revelation 21:5 | "Behold, I make all thing new." | "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold all things are become new." -Paul (2 Corinthians 5:17)
.Revelation 21:6 | 22:13; He'll give the water of life freely, not that which was given to him in John 19:28-30.
.Revelation 21:10 | highlighted (New Jerusalem)
.Revelation 21:12 | highlighted; I think Apostasy Now has written a well thought out statement on this. I haven't read through all of there stuff and I haven't read back over all of their quoted scripture word by word to check for
errors, but I am fairly familiar with all of the scriptures they quoted for this article, and I think this particular article is pretty solid. http://www.apostasynow.com/articles/apostles.html
.Revelation 21:23 | highlighted
Day 273: Isaiah 9-10; Revelation 22
.Revelation 22:4 | "And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads"
.Revelation 22:20 | "I come quickly" also in verse 20.
.Revelation 22:10 | Daniel 12:9
.Revelation 22:13 | 21:6
.Revelation 22:16 | highlighted
.Revelation 22:18-19 | 15:1 (the plagues); Proverbs 30:6 (don't add to God's words).
.Revelation 22:20 | 22:7
Day 274: Isaiah 11-13
.Isaiah 11:8 | Cockatrice is defined in Webster's dictionary as "legendary serpent"
Day 275: Isaiah 14-16
.Isaiah 14:12 | "How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!" I quote this here from the King James Version because the NIV version says something very different. Instead of saying "Lucifer," the NIV says "morning star." This big problem with that
is that in Revelation 22:16, Jesus calls Himself the morning star ("bright and morning star"), and we know that this verse here in Isaiah is not talking about Jesus. In Luke 10:18 Jesus says He saw Satan fall from heaven.
.Isaiah 14:13-14 | The greatest lie the Devil ever told was to himself.
Day 276: Isaiah 17-19
.Isaiah 19:10 | They had man-made ponds in those days too.
Day 277: Isaiah 20-22
.Isaiah 20:1-4 | Naked and barefoot? Did they say Tartan or Tarzan? (bad joke, I know. Hopefully I'll have some more serious notes about this soon).
.Isaiah 21:1 | 22:1 (the burdens)
.Isaiah 21:7 | "and he saw a chariot..." the watchman is the one that saw a chariot, not Isaiah.
.Isaiah 21:9 | Revelation 18:1
.Isaiah 22:1 | 21:1 (the burdens)
Day 278: Isaiah 23-25
.Isaiah 25:19 | the word "clean" here is used in a way that means "completely."
Day 279: Isaiah 26-27
.Isaiah 26:3-4 | Philippians 4:6-7
Day 280: Isaiah 28-29
.Isaiah 28:22 | the word "consumption" here has been said to mean "destruction."
Day 281: Isaiah 30-31
.Isaiah 30:25 | "in the day of the great slaughter, when the towers fall" | I have to read over this whole section again, but I had this highlighted, and it sounds like a loose reference to what happened on 9/11.
Day 282: Isaiah 32-33
.Isaiah 32:17-18 | Peace
.Isaiah 33:2 | Jeremiah 3:23 also says "the Lord our God is the salvation of Israel."
Day 283: Isaiah 34-36
.Isaiah 35:8 | a "highway" is mentioned here. You didn't know that was a biblical word, did you? Unlike our idea of highways, this highway is called "The way of holiness" and the unclean shall not pass over it.
Day 284: Isaiah 37-38
.Isaiah 38:4,7 | The Word of the Lord is speaking to Isaiah, and says He (the Word of the Lord) will be a sign to Isaiah from the Lord. This allows us to see that The Word of the Lord / Word of God was a being, as mentioned in John 1:1,14-15 which says the Word of God was made flesh and dwelt among us, which John the Baptist bare witness to. So before Jesus was named "Jesus" He was the Word of the Lord that is here
speaking to Isaiah the prophet. When we get to the book of Jeremiah, we'll also see how Jeremiah speaks of the Word of the Lord, and how this Word actually spoke to Jeremiah as well. It was not just something that was spoken to Isaiah and Jeremiah. It spoke (He spoke).
Day 285: Isaiah 39-40
.Isaiah 39 | This whole chapter is included in 2 Kings 20:12-14. 2 Kings is said to have been compiled from earlier sources and written after the book of Isaiah, although in many of our Bibles the book of Kings is put in the Bible before the book of Isaiah.
In most publications of the Bible, the books of the Bible are not in chronological order. So apparently the person who compiled 2 Kings, quoted that text straight from Isaiah 39.
Day 286: Isaiah 41-42
.Isaiah 41:7 | "...fastened it with nails, that it should not be moved." is the same text we find in Jeremiah 10:3-4, which seems to describe the heathen's vain practice of setting up something strikingly similar to the description of a "Christmas tree." We'll talk about that more when we get into Jeremiah.
.Isaiah 41:28 | 9:6 "counsellor"
.Isaiah 41:29 | "their molten images are wind and confusion."
.Isaiah 42:1 | Matthew 12:18
.Isaiah 42:3 | (Victory)
.Isaiah 42:8 | This was originally written in Hebrew, and the name "The LORD" is said to have in Hebrew been written YHWH (or YHVH), which is called the tetragrammaton. That is where people derive the name Jehovah from, yet it is said that
the true pronunciation is unknown and that the Jews never pronounced it out of fear and respect for the Lord. The vowels for "Jehovah" or "Jahovah" are said to have come from the Hebrew word "Adonai" which means "lord." The J and the Y and the V and W in the tetragrammaton are interchanged depending on
geographic location and what language or pronunciation the people in that land have. So from this YHWH some say Yahweh, and some others would pronounce the YHWH as JHVH and say Jehovah. This is similar to how certain Hispanic people pronounce their y as a j, so instead of pronouncing the word yo as "yo," they say "jo." Some of them also
pronounce their "r" as "d" so the word mira (look) is pronounced as "meeda," while people in Kenya would pronounce the word "milk" with their L sounding like an R, because that's what an L is to them. I'll also note that the Hebrew alphabet (aleph beis, I believe it's called) does not use the same letters as us. Their letters to us
just look like symbols. So the YHVH is what's transliterated from their lettering. It's even said that before 585 B.C. their (symbols) were different symbols (called Paleo-Hebrew). That info is new to me. I haven't had any personal revelations about any of it, but that's just what I've learned in studying my available resources. I'm not sure
if there is any real controversy on the issue or not.
Day 287: Isaiah 43-44
.Isaiah 43:2 | "...when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned..." and notice that it says walking through the fire, not running through the fire.
.Isaiah 43:10-11 | One God. Jesus and the Father are One, because beside Him, there's no saviour. God's Word was formed also, becoming flesh (Jesus), and here it says that before Him there was no God formed, and there won't be after Him. Also regard Matthew 1:23, "Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us." In fact, Isaiah prophesied this same thing in Isaiah 7:14, which is the prophecy Matthew was quoting in 1:23.
.Isaiah 43:12 | "...when there was no strange God among you..." by the time we get to Acts 17:23 there apparently have been so many strange gods (which are not really gods), and some people have become so estranged from God that they don't even know who He is. They had an altar with the inscription "To the Unknown God."
.Isaiah 44:13 | Though this mentions a carpenter, it's not a reference to Jesus. This is simply talking about how each man uses his own skill set and available tools to make himself a little god to worship, which remains in his house. That's very different from what the true God does. God is not formed by man, but forms man, and God does not dwell in man's house, but instead man dwells in God's house (Psalm 23:6).
Day 288: Isaiah 45-46
.Isaiah 45:1 (Sep.8.2012) | This is what God says to Cyrus, His anointed.
.Isaiah 45:5 (Sep.8.2012) | God can do things for people even though they don't know Him. There are many people who claim, "I don't need God. I did this myself! I protect myself! etc.," but the truth is that they have no idea what God is or isn't doing for them. They believe that just because they deny or don't acknowledge God that means God can't have anything to do with anything involving their life, but that's just not how it works. Basically, God can do whatever He wants to do, and you and I are not
big enough to tie His hands behind His back and incapacitate Him. Even Satan and his demons can't keep themselves out of God reach, which brings me to another point. A person can't just kick God out of their life or ignore, neglect, bash, or try to hinder Him and expect Him to just become neutral, sitting there idle, twiddling His thumbs, like a kid in time-out, waiting to be given permission to be God again. If you oppose God, you're not just burning a bridge, as the saying goes, you're potentially making yourself His enemy. He may not see you as
the poor little non-believer who needs to be handled gently. He may see you as one of Satan's children who needs to be dealt with. Just like He is still capable of helping non-believers, He is also capable of hurting or hindering non-believers, or removing His protection (which they didn't realize was there) and passively allowing them to be hurt. But sometimes, that which looks like punishment or neglect from Him can be used to help save that person. It says in 1 Corinthians 5:5 "...to deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the
spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus." Concerning those who claim "I do it all myself," Proverbs 6:17 says God hates a proud look. It also says He hates a lying tongue, and technically, nobody is does everything all by themselves. Even if you lived alone on an island like the movie "Castaway," you can't rightfully claim that God didn't help you, because the truth is, you don't know everything God is doing.
.Isaiah 45:7 (Sep.8.2012) | Notice that the light was "formed," but the darkness was "created," as was evil. I haven't looked into the bible's different uses of the terms "formed" and "created" yet, but it sounds like something interesting to look into. Verse 18 looks like a good place to start, which refers back to Genesis 1:1.
.Isaiah 45:13 (Sep.8.2012) | highlighted "I will direct all his ways"
.Isaiah 45:14 (Sep.8.2012) | highlighted
.Isaiah 45:18 (Sep.8.2012) | Genesis 1:1
.Isaiah 45:20 (Sep.8.2012) | 46:6 coincides with this verse. The Bible often refers to things being gods in others' eyes, which is not a validation or affirmation that these things are indeed real gods, just because the Bible says "a god" or "gods." 46:6 clarifies saying that the people make these things into a god, but we know that man does not have to ability to actually make a real, legitimate, functional god. A piece of gold in a mold is just a piece of gold, and a pretty piece of wood wouldn't save anybody if it could, except maybe from drowning so throw those things in the water.
"The God That Failed" by Eric L Farrell
I’m going to bless that man / He’s so genuinely inspiring / He’s so dedicated and faithful / I shall do what he’s desiring || I’m God, I have the power / I have brought great destruction / I have helped so many people / I do not need introduction
I am known by every man /
And every man, he worships me /
I sway not in my ways /
I am as the Oak tree
Let he who approaches Me /
Come not without offerings /
Set Me up high /
Above this land that I am authoring
Nothing brings My end /
I die not from artillery /
The earth, the sun, the creatures /
The water is the fill of Me
I am the Old Great One /
I move when it is time /
Dependence is upon Me /
Many men have built My shrine
I will bless he who is Mine /
His work has been so tiring /
For all, to Me he’s grateful /
And his gifts are so admiring
This dry land that he works upon /
Is not fit for construction /
I will give him rain this week /
Unless he brings to Me corruption
He may worship other Gods /
But I will always be The Tree /
I will not be cast asunder /
Or be treated as debris
I have faith in this man /
To soon again seek My fostering /
As animals dwell with Me for food /
He’ll need Me too for prospering
This land now has a famine /
But I’ll provide through My auxiliary /
I thought I’d done this once before /
But now this challenge brings me to misery
He worshipped Me for doing great things /
But now it seems i’m not divine /
So, at last, we must accept /
That i’m just wood, carved and shined.
|| 8/20/2001 || copyrighted © 2001 Eric L Farrell
.Isaiah 45:23 (Sep.8.2012) | "the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness" - Remember John 1:1-3 says "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made."
"Every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear" is said similarly in Romans 14:11, which should be read with Philippians 2:10, which says "at the name of Jesus every knee should bow..." This bowing appears very much to be in a manner of hailing or worshipping like in Matthew 28:9 when they held Jesus by the feet and worshipped Him when he said "all hail." Where Paul speaks of bowing his knees unto the Father in Ephesians 3:14, it appears to be bowing in prayer, in supplication for the thing he desires in the previous verse, whereafter he says "for this cause I bow my knees unto the father of our Lord Jesus Christ".
Day 289: Isaiah 47-49
.Isaiah 47:9 (Sep.8.2012) | In verse one, we see that Babylon is being spoken to, so this here identified Babylon's error: the multitude of their sorceries, and the great abundance of their enchantments.
.Isaiah 47:10 (Sep.8.2012) | The people of Babylon were doing like Lucifer in Isaiah 14:14 and trying to exalt themselves to God's status. God exposes their hearts, for they said in their hearts "I Am, and there is none else beside me." That's God's line. No, literally, God says that in Isaiah 45:21-22. We need to ask ourselves, where have we seen this attitude today? We must ask ourselves if today we see these characteristics of these people, who we remember so well for trying to build the highest building, the Tower of Babel.
.Isaiah 47:12-14 (Sep.8.2012) | This is why it is wise not to subscribe to astrology. Put aside all of the astrology, which also includes all of the talk and titling of "I'm a Gemini, I'm an Aquarius, I'm a Libra, I'm a Sagittarius, I'm a Scorpio, I'm a this, and I'm a that, and therefore my personality is (fill in the blank)." There is no place for that with God. And don't come asking me when my birthday is, because I am not any of those things. In fact, let me type this scripture out. "Stand now with thine enchantments, and with the multitude of thy sorceries, wherein thou hast laboured from thy youth; if so be thou shalt be able to profit, if so be thou mayest prevail.
13) Thou art wearied in the multitude of thy counsels, let now the astrologers, the stargazers, the monthly prognosticators, stand up, and save thee from these things that shall come upon thee. 14) Behold, they shall be as stubble; the fire shall burn them; they shall not deliver themselves from the power of the flame: there shall not be a coal to warm at, nor fire to sit before it."
.Isaiah 48:1 (Sep.8.2012) | I noticed the word/name "Israel" here and how it ends in "el," as in Elohim. This is similar to how the name Emmanuel is translated to "God with us" (Matthew 1:23). If you remember, the name Israel was the name God gave to Jacob in Genesis 35:10. A few verses later in 35:15, we see that Israel names the place where God spoke to him "Beth-el." There's that "el" again. Now I'm not sure I've got the right source, but when I look it up, the name Israel is said to be translated to me "he who fights with God." I'm not a Hebrews scholar, but I can see that pretty much every time we see a name that has "el" as the suffix or prefix, the translation contains "God."
Okay, so my name has an "el" in there somewhere. Unfortunately, it doesn't quite make the list, but it is said to mean "man of valor." That's close enough for me! But the moral of the story is that the letters "el" in a name does not always necessarily translate to "God."
.Isaiah 48:3-5 (Sep.8.2012) | God speaks of prophecy.
.Isaiah 48:1 (Sep.8.2012) | God says "they are created now, and not from the beginning... lest thou shouldest say, behold, I knew them." God didn't finish creating on the sixth day. He rested on the seventh and eventually He got back to work. (2010) Now similar to what this says here in verse seven, do you know how silly it sounded to me when someone told me they had my poster for 8 years when I created it only 3.5 years ago? It sounds pretty silly, and I, the creator of the poster, know that it's completely impossible.
.Isaiah 48:12-13 (Sep.8.2012) | This which is said here is very significant. God says "I Am He: I am the first, I also am the last." Then He says "my hand also hath laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand hath spanned the heavens..." (48:13). In John 1:3 we see that God's Word is said to have made all things. Verses later in John 1:14-15, God's Word is identified as being He who was made flesh and who we know as Jesus, the Messiah. To tie it all together, we see that this is Jesus in Revelation 1:17 who says "I am the first and the last." Revelation 1:18 further solidifies this point as He continues to say "I am He that liveth, and who was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore..." If this is not
plain enough, He said in Revelation 1:8 "'I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending' saith the Lord, 'which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.'" In other words, according the Bible, Jesus is God Almighty. To say such, is no more incorrect than me saying that my hand and my voice is me. If my words hit someone's ear, although it is sound waves that have left my mouth and went into their ear, they're going to point to me and say "you said." They are not going to differentiate my words from me. If my hand hits them, they are going to point their finger directly in my face and say "he hit me." And the judge is not going to sit there and listen to me saying "No, your honor, I didn't hit him. My hand hit him." Jesus is God Almighty.
.Isaiah 48:13 (May.15.2014) | read Isaiah 65:17 (not remembered); read Isaiah 65:17 notes at end.
Colossians 2:9 even says "in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily."
Day 290: Isaiah 50-52
.Isaiah 51:21 | highlighted
.Isaiah 52 | Jesus is Lord
.Isaiah 52:13-15 | appears to be speaking of Jesus.
Day 291: Isaiah 53-55
.Isaiah 53:1-6 | speaking of the Life of Jesus
.Isaiah 53:3 | Matthew 26:35,56; Luke 20:17
.Isaiah 53:6 | highlighted "we have turned every one to his own way." It's not up to us to create our own way when God has given us a way to follow.
.Isaiah 53:7 | Acts 8:32
.Isaiah 53:11 | "shall my righteous servant justify many..." Notice it says "many," not "all."
.Isaiah 53:12 | "...and he bare the sin of many..." Again it says "many," not "all."
.Isaiah 54:17 | "No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper..."
.Isaiah 55:11 | Jesus is the Word of God. John 1:1-3
Day 292: Isaiah 56-58
.Isaiah 56:11 (Sep.9.2012) | highlighted "shepherds that cannot understand;" Read also Isaiah 65:11
.Isaiah 57:13 (Sep.9.2012) | "Let thy companies deliver thee" even applies to the modern day use of the word "company" as many people invest and believe more in those than in God.
.Isaiah 57:16 (Sep.9.2012) | This is a similar thing to what He said in Genesis 6:3 before He flooded the world.
.Isaiah 57:19-21 (Sep.9.2012) | This causes questions as to whether "far off" means their hearts are far from Him.
.Isaiah 58 (Sep.9.2012) | Proper fasting
.Isaiah 58:4-5 (Sep.9.2012) | Not everyone that fasts is doing so for the right reason.
.Isaiah 58:6-8 (Sep.9.2012) | The correct reason for fasting mentioned here is to feed the poor. Moreso than feeding the poor, when we look at fasting in other instances in the Bible, we see that it is often (or always) accompanied with doing something for somebody else, not about getting something for oneself.
.Isaiah 58:8 (Sep.9.2012) | Rearward/rereward. This particular word at the end of verse eight is spelled different ways in different King James Bibles. This is probably the only word I've seen that is different when you look at different King James bibles. I'm not yet sure why exactly, because I have not seen any other differences aside from this one word. Sometimes you'll see it spelled "rearward" and sometimes it's "rereward." In fact, in my own Bible, it is spelled "rearward" here in 58:8, but in 52:12 it is spelled "rereward." In earlier King James Versions, there were more spelling differentiations found for the same words, because
spelling didn't used to be as important in differentiating one word from another as it is today. We have more words today, and spelling, and therefore spelling consistency, is more important with words today, such as with the words dear and deer, for example. Previously, phonetics was more important, which is the sound of words. A lot of stories and information, fiction and non-fiction, were told and passed along through audible speech. Perhaps this is a word that slipped through the fingers of the people who say "hey, we're going to officially spell this word this way, every time." For now, I'll just plan on coming back to update my notes here when and if I find out there's anything else to this spelling difference.
.Isaiah 58:11 (Sep.9.2012) | highlighted
.Isaiah 58:13 (Sep.9.2012) | This is what remembering the Sabbath and keeping it holy means.
Day 293: Isaiah 59-61
.Isaiah 59:2 (Sep.23.2012) | This does happen, but God does not Himself leave us. It may help to think of it as a language barrier on one hand, and on the other hand, a wall we built between ourselves and Him. That wall and that language barrier is serving in the temporary interests of our flesh, causing us to have trouble hearing from God, because all of our attention is directed toward listening to our flesh, our iniquity, and Satan, which we have chosen to follow for that moment instead of God. It's serving in the temporary interests of our flesh, because we're not hearing God clearly say "Stop. Don't do that. Turn back to me. You're going the wrong way, etc." Neither do we see Him in our life, because then by even awareness of His presence, we would feel convicted.
Furthermore, our tongue becomes prone to speak the language of the flesh, not that of the spirit; our thoughts are sensual, not spiritual; and our ear is attuned to the sensual, not spiritual. We see and judge things based on what our five senses tell us, and you do according to that, which is why it's called sensual. We do not see and judge things based on what the Spirit of God tells us, because conveniently, we are not listening. Which is convenient for our flesh for the moment, but in the long term, it is inconvenient because that's what causes people to end up getting lost. It's like traveling by what your senses tell you, instead of receiving directions from a global positioning satellite (GPS) that feeds you directions and information about your location from above
where it can see more than you can see. It can tell you to turn around or reroute you the moment you start going in the wrong direction, but you turn it off for whatever illegitimate reason. You choose to rely on the information coming out of your own head, which can't even see past the trees and whatever else around you. This verse was originally written to the children of Israel, who ended up in that position; getting lost in the wilderness and wondering around lost for forty years because they refused to listen to God. You may think of your own city, and how you know your city well enough to turn off your GPS system without getting lost, which is fine when we're talking about geographical location. However, our walk in life is not just geographical, it's a walk through time. And because of
that, you never know where you are at, and which way you need to travel because you've never been there before. The Jefferson Road you walked down on September 22nd is not the same Jefferson Road on September 23rd. Yesterday, Jefferson Road was the way to go home, today it's blocked off, or it has danger awaiting anyone who walks down it. Likewise, the world we lived in on September 22nd is not the same world we live in on September 23rd, and we can't operate as if everything is the same just because our two little eyes and ears didn't see what changed. Last week, Trader Joe's grocery store was the place to go buy peanut butter, but ABC News just told us an hour ago that they issued a recall due to Salmonella contamination in their brand. Now, if a person just relies on their own senses, they'll finish off
a couple servings of that great tasting peanut butter without any warning, and by the time they find out that it was tainted, they could be on their way to an early grave, or at least feeling like it. Now, this is a true story today, that has already affected 29 people in 18 states. I'm sure that there are some people who found out by the news, and some who had the benefit of hearing God say "check the news today" or even hearing God say "Don't eat that peanut butter. I know it tastes good, but don't eat it." The point is that we can't afford to allow iniquity to separate us from God.
The end of this verse, here in Isaiah 59:2 says that while separated from God by our iniquity, He will not hear us. It doesn't say that He cannot, but that He will not.
If we're in iniquity, then our thoughts, desires, and actions, and language is going to pertain to fleshly, sinful things, not things spiritual. First of all, our motives are going to be all wrong, and likely selfish, ultimately self-destructive, and ignorant of God's will. Secondly, if God acknowledges that level of communication to Him, when we are capable of greater, then He would be enabling us keep using it like the parent of the toddler who refuses to talk, or refuses to learn how to talk, and wants to continue to grunt and point at what he wants, while holding his parents hostage with the threat of throwing a tantrum. God is not going to go for that and He's not obligated to, either. It's not in our benefit for Him to enable us to continue in iniquity either. (May.15.2014) Read Proverbs 15:29, 1 Peter 3:12, and 1 John 3:22.
.Isaiah 59:7 (Sep.23.2012) | Romans 3:15 says this also.
.Isaiah 59:17-18 (Sep.23.2012) | The breastplate of righteousness, which is mentioned in Ephesians 6:14, and the helmet of salvation in Eph 6:17. We also see mentioned here that God put on the "garments of vengeance," which we are not told to put on in Ephesians 6. In verse 18, it says God will repay. This aligns with what God says in Deuteronomy 32:25 ("To me belongeth vengeance, and recompense") and is remembered in Romans 12:19 ("'Vengeance is mine; I will repay,' saith the Lord.").
.Isaiah 59:19 (Sep.23.2012) | This verse says that the sun rises. It doesn't say that we go around the sun, which is the unproven theory taught by many scientists and others who don't believe the Bible.
.Isaiah 60:3 (Sep.23.2012) | It was prophesied.
.Isaiah 60:14 (Sep.23.2012) | Prophecy of Jesus Christ.
.Isaiah 60:16 (Sep.23.2012) | "...and shalt suck the breast of kings..." Even naturally speaking, men can lactate too. Look it up.
Day 294: Isaiah 62-64
.Isaiah 63:3-6 (Sep.26.2012) | God does not just fight against any and everybody that does wrong, because Romans 3:23 reminds us that all have sinned and fallen short of God's glory. However, we see in Isaiah 63:10 that under certain circumstances, God will put up His dukes and fight against people. Here it says that they rebelled, and vexed His holy Spirit, and He was turned to be their enemy and fought against them.
.Isaiah 63:3 (Sep.26.2012) | When God says "of the people there was none with me" He lets us know that the people getting His vengeance were all people who were against Him, not with Him.
.Isaiah 63:4 (Sep.26.2012) | God speaks about vengeance again, particularly associating it with Himself, saying the day of vengeance is in His heart. Remember in 60:17 it spoke about Him putting on the garments of vengeance, and the other scriptures that mention vengeance being His.
.Isaiah 63:5 (Sep.26.2012) | This may be speaking of Christ as His arm.
.Isaiah 63:10 (Sep.26.2012) | This is the reason God was brought to the point we see Him at in verses 3-6. Notice that it says God was turned to be their enemy. So not only did God look at them as people who needed to be fought, but even to them, in their eyes, God was their enemy. Many people look at God as their enemy, and fight against Him first before He reaches the point of fighting and dealing out vengeance. In fact, the very word "vengeance" tells us that when God fights man, it is a reaction to what man has done. God doesn't go around picking fights. Vengeance is defined as "punishment inflicted in retaliation for an injury or offense: retribution" (Webster's New Encyclopedic Dictionary, 2002). Dictionary.com defines it as "infliction of injury, harm, humiliation, or the like, on a person by another who has been harmed by that person; violent revenge" (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/Vengeance, Sept.26,2012).
.Isaiah 63:11 (Sep.26.2012) | Seeing that the writer quotes the people as saying (in reference to God and Moses) "where is he that put his holy Spirit within him?" we see that people having the holy Spirit in them is not something that was strictly reserved for us in the New Testament. In other words, the people in Acts 2 at the day of Pentecost were not the first people to have the holy Spirit in them. Moses is also not known to have spoken in tongues, and it was not required to validate that the holy Spirit was in him. That is further evidence that speaking in tongues is not the only manifestation of having the holy Spirit, as some mistakenly believe and teach.
.Isaiah 63:12-13 (Sep.26.2012) | This is almost assuredly a reference to Exodus 14:16 when Moses (with God) parted the sea that night.
.Isaiah 63:16 (Sep.26.2012) | According to my notes, which I wrote sometime in the not too distant past, I figured out that Isaiah (aka Esaias) is from the bloodline of Tola from Isaac, who is Abraham's Son and Israel's dad. Unfortunately, I didn't write any notes as to how I figured that out, so prayerfully I'll find those scriptures later to verify the accuracy of my previous findings.
.Isaiah 64:1-2 (Sep.26.2012) | This is obviously speaking of a volcano, but the word "volcano" is not used in the Bible.
.Isaiah 64:6 (Sep.26.2012) | Romans 10:3; Zechariah 3:3-4.
.Isaiah 64:7 (Sep.26.2012) | "there is none that calleth upon thy name, and stirreth up himself to take hold of thee..." Hmm, perhaps we should stir ourselves up to take hold of God. We stir ourselves up to do all sorts of other things. We put the headphones/earphones on and pump some music into ourselves before the game, talk trash before a fight, and I'm sure somebody out there even plays the Rocky theme music to get themselves pumped up before going in and handling their business in the office Monday morning. When you're not quite in the best mood to take hold of God, perhaps you should find a way to stir yourself up.
.Isaiah 64:8-9 (Sep.26.2012) | underlining the word "all," it sounds like he feels left out, also in 63:16.
Day 295: Isaiah 65-66
.Isaiah 65:5 (Sep.30.2012) | This is where the term "holier than thou" comes from. God says that it's what those rebellious people say. To understand it in context, one must read from verse two through five.
.Isaiah 65:9 (Sep.30.2012) | God says He'll bring forth a seed out of Jacob, and out of Judah an inheritor of His mountains. This is Jesus, which we also see confirmed in Romans 9:8 and Galatians 3:16. Romans 9:8 differentiates between the children of the flesh and the children of promise, and clarifies that the children of promise are counted for the seed. Galatians 3:16 clarifies that to Abraham and his seed were the promises made, and that He didn't say "seeds" (many), but "seed" (one), which is Christ. Galatians 3:29 further clarifies that "if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise." By mentioning Christ as the seed, and us being one in Christ (His body), then this includes us too.
.Isaiah 65:15 (Sep.30.2012) | "For the Lord God shall slay thee, and call His servants by another name" may very well refer to that which we see in Acts 11:26, which says "and the disciples were first called 'Christians' in Antioch."
.Isaiah 65:17 (Sep.30.2012) | Notice that "new heavens" is plural, while "a new earth" is singular. He also says here that the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind. Notice that "remembered" and "come into mind" are mentioned separately, signifying they have a different meaning. Nowadays, when we use the word "remember" when we're talking about something coming into mind, or recalling information. In other words, to remember something, means to have a thought about something, or not to forget it. But in the Bible, the word "remember" often held a greater meaning, which could probably best be understood by focusing on the root word "member" and understanding what the word "dismember" means. The word "member" did not mean a person joined to a group or organization, but "member" actually meant "body part." Your arm and your hand are your members, and so are other parts of your body. This is why are are called members of the body of Christ.
We are members of His body. To dismember, means to divide limb from limb, like what Kentucky Fried Chicken does to a chicken before it finds its way to your plate. We all know "re-" is a prefix, meaning it is something attached to the beginning of a word to changes it's meaning. "Re-" means "back" or "again," so to remember means to member again, or to rejoin members (or to rejoin a member) that has been torn apart. More generically it means to put/bring something back together. So in this passage, when God says the former earth and heavens shall not be remembered, nor come into mind, He's saying that it won't be brought back together, or restored, nor will it even be thought of in anyone's mind. (May.16.2014) This may have some significance to that said at the end of 48:13 about the heavens and the earth standing up together.
.Isaiah 65:19-20 (Sep.30.2012) | I thought it was a little funny that right after God said the voice of crying won't be heard anymore, He mentioned infants in the next verse. Even though He obviously meant a voice of any age crying, we also know that infants are the majority of criers. Notice He also says "infant of days" not just "infant." This is like (opposite) the term "ancient of days." However, this verse (20) doesn't seem to be saying that there won't be any more infants, but that there won't be anymore infants that won't fulfill their days. It does say that there will still be death, just not premature death. And apparently there may still be sinners, but I suppose they will not cause weeping and crying. Admittedly, I don't completely understand that, but that seems to be what it says here.
.Isaiah 65:25 (Sep.30.2012) | highlighted
.Isaiah 66:4 (Sep.30.2012) | Notice God's reason here for choosing their delusions and bringing their fears upon them. He doesn't just do it haphazardly for no good reason.
.Isaiah 66:9 (Sep.30.2012) | highlighted
Day 296: Jeremiah 1-2
.Jeremiah (Oct.8.2012) | Jeremiah the prophet was spoken of in 2 Chronicles 36:12.
.Jeremiah 1:1-2 (Oct.8.2012) | There's a lot of info to work with here to possibly piece together other parts of history, especially genealogies and timeframes.
.Jeremiah 1:3 (Oct.8.2012) | This verse starts "It also came". The only "it" spoken of before this verse was "the word of the Lord," which came in the days of Josiah, verse 2 says. Here it says that it came in the days of Jehoiakim unto the eleventh year of Zedekiah. The interesting thing that I gather from this is that the word of the Lord came at specific times, which sounds like it left at specific times too.
.Jeremiah 1:4 (Oct.8.2012) | Here, Jeremiah says the word of the Lord came to him. It's interesting that he expressly says "the word of the Lord came unto me saying," instead of simply saying "I heard the word of the Lord say..." The way he says it allows us to see that the word of the Lord is personified, which means what it sounds like, personified. It is a person, or a living being, that is able to come to someone and say something. Looking at what is revealed to us in John 1:1,14 and 8:58, I come to no other conclusion than to understand that this Word is the same person that we now know as Jesus Christ. To recap, John 1:1,14 says "1) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 14) And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth." And in John 8:58, Jesus says "Verily, verily, I say unto you, before Abraham was, I am."
.Jeremiah 1:5 (Oct.8.2012) | Now here's a scripture that's just not going to sit well with abortionists, as we find here that God knows people before they are even formed in the belly, and can ordain them and give them their purpose, even as important as a prophet, before their are even born.
.Jeremiah 1:6 (Oct.8.2012) | Jeremiah calls himself a child, which the Lord admonished him against in the following verse.
.Jeremiah 1:7 (Oct.8.2012) | God does not look at people's ages as being a restriction or prerequisite.
.Jeremiah 1:11 (Oct.8.2012) | "the word of the Lord came unto me, saying..." John 1:1,14
.Jeremiah 1:12 (Oct.8.2012) | The word of the Lord is speaking words from the Lord, seeing how it says "I will hasten my word to perform it" instead of "I will hasten myself to perform it." This also says that His word can perform things, not just come and speak.
.Jeremiah 1:13 (Oct.8.2012) | "the word of the Lord came unto me the second time, saying..." John 1:1,14
.Jeremiah 1:14 (Oct.8.2012) | It's interesting that He says "an evil" instead of just "evil." He most likely means an evil spirit, which apparently is capable alone of handling all the inhabitants of the land.
.Jeremiah 1:16 (Oct.8.2012) | highlighted "worshipped the works of their own hands."
.Jeremiah 1:18 (Oct.12.2012) | It is amazing that God says to one person, who is the age of a child. We should take note though that God says "thee" instead of "you" and "thee" is generally used to mean plural, meaning He's likely speaking to Jeremiah (1:14) about his people, not that Jeremiah alone will be a city, iron pillar, and brasen walls.
.Jeremiah 2:2 (Oct.8.2012) | after Egypt
.Jeremiah 2:3 (Oct.8.2012) | "Israel was holiness unto the Lord" is said in the past tense, which could signal that God was not still seeing them as holy.
.Jeremiah 2:8 (Oct.8.2012) | Pastors mentioned.
.Jeremiah 2:20 (Oct.8.2012) | lips and heart not in agreement, as Jesus mentions in a different instance in Matthew 15:8.
.Jeremiah 2:22 (Oct.8.2012) | sope = soap
.Jeremiah 2:23 (Oct.8.2012) | They even tried to deny what they were actually doing.
.Jeremiah 2:25 (Oct.8.2012) | "Withhold thy foot from being unshod..." Ephesians 6:15 speaks about having our feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace. Shod comes from the word shoe.
.Jeremiah 2:27 (Oct.8.2012) | "saying to a stock, thou art my father..." John 8:41; Ephesians 4:6
.Jeremiah 2:28 (Oct.8.2012) | They had a "to each his own" mentality.
.Jeremiah 2:31 (Oct.8.2012) | "the word of the Lord" John 1:1,14
.Jeremiah 2:32 (Oct.8.2012) | God sounds heartbroken.
.Jeremiah 2:35 (Oct.8.2012) | "...thou sayest, I have not sinned." Just because someone says something, doesn't mean it's the truth.
Day 297: Jeremiah 3-5
.Jeremiah 3:1 (Oct.10.2012) | Her body is referred to as land where God says "shall not that land be greatly polluted?" But being that Israel is a land also, it refers to that as well, as we see in verse 3:2 and 4:7. It's also interesting to note that He says "greatly polluted," and not just "polluted." God knows how it feels to be the victim of adultery. We might assume that she was put away in the first place for adultery, seeing that God is referencing Israel in 2:1-2, 2:32, and 3:20 when He paints the picture of a wife gone astray.
.Jeremiah 3:2 (Oct.10.2012) | Notice that they are called Arabians here, instead of Arabs. 4:7 speaks about the land being desolate, likely from this polluting spoken of here in verse 2.
.Jeremiah 3:3 (Oct.10.2012) | This sounds like California's dust bowl. In Amos 4:7 God speaks about how He withholds the rain.
.Jeremiah 3:7 (Oct.10.2012) | This makes me think of my poem "The Train" in Verbalizions of Enlightenment, which says "...the Lord said Come here / But she ignored His word / So the train came near / And that was all she heard..."
.Jeremiah 3:8 (Oct.10.2012) | It says here that God divorced Israel.
.Jeremiah 3:9 (Oct.10.2012) | I'm guessing that "adultery with stones" means that they had idols made of stone.
.Jeremiah 3:12 (Oct.10.2012) | Sounds like God is willing to reconcile with Israel here. Later in Jeremiah 5:3 says they refused to return.
.Jeremiah 3:13 (Oct.10.2012) | God demands that they confess and repent.
.Jeremiah 3:15 (Oct.10.2012) | highlighted verse. Underlined "I will give you"
.Jeremiah 3:20 (Oct.10.2012) | This is a sad shame (shame on the wife, not the husband). He sounds like a husband begging his cheating wife to stop cheating on Him, who is half blinded by His love for her.
.Jeremiah 3:23 (Oct.10.2012) | "...the Lord our God is the salvation of Israel." This is also mentioned in Isaiah 33:2.
.Jeremiah 4:2 (Oct.10.2012) | Told that they shall swear. This may be said as a command, or possibly a prophecy of what will happen.
.Jeremiah 4:7 (Oct.10.2012) | "land desolate" is likely the result of the adultery spoken of in 3:1-3.
.Jeremiah 4:22 (Oct.10.2012) | God says right here in the Bible, "my people is foolish," instead of "my people are foolish," which shows that this type of vernacular is not necessarily incorrect, nor can it be specifically attributed to one group of people, unless that group of people is "folks who read the bible." Now concerning these "sottish children," the online dictionaries say that "sottish" means stupefied or drunken. Now about God actually
calling His people foolish, He follows that by saying "they have not known me," which is similar to what is said in Psalms 14:1 "The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God." This is likely the reason why Jesus tells us in Matthew 5:22 not to call our brethren fools, because our brethren are those who believe and follow God, and would therefore not be considered foolish.
.Jeremiah 4:23-30 (Oct.10.2012) | destruction of the earth foretold
.Jeremiah 4:23 (Oct.10.2012) | Jeremiah sees the earth as it was spoken of in Genesis 1:2.
.Jeremiah 4:24 (Oct.10.2012) | This sounds volcanic. Perhaps the earth in Genesis 1:2 was also like lava, which essentially is without form, and possibly void since anything that would exist would be burned up. In reality, however, I don't think that'd be the case, because then there would be volcanic looking rock everywhere... I suppose.
.Jeremiah 4:25 (Oct.10.2012) | Genesis 1:26
.Jeremiah 4:26 (Oct.10.2012) | This is not Genesis 1. Jeremiah 20:16 references cities that the Lord overthrew.
.Jeremiah 4:27 (Oct.10.2012) | 5:10,18
.Jeremiah 4:29 (Oct.10.2012) | He is likely seeing what is in Revelation 6:2-8, which is amazing, because Revelation itself is a prophecy seen and told by someone in a completely different time. So these two guys from completely different times and places are able to see the same thing. If this is, in fact, the same scene as Rev 6, then it's also interesting to note that nothing that has occurred in the world between Jeremiah's time and John's time has changed the final outcome. It's interesting, but not so interesting, because prophecy is not a forecast of what will likely happen; it is seeing the actual reality that is already there. It's like peaking ahead at the last page of a book. The story is already done, so it doesn't really matter (it does matter) what happens between page 1 and the last page, the outcome is going to be exactly what you saw when you peaked at the last page of the book.
.Jeremiah 4:30 (Oct.10.2012) | Underlined "Though thou clothest thyself with crimson" ... "with ornaments of gold"
.Jeremiah 4:31 (Oct.10.2012) | "my soul is wearied because of murderers." So essentially, he has been terrorized.
Day 298: Jeremiah 6-8
.Jeremiah 6:14 | 8:11 and 6:14 mention how they healed the people slightly and said peace peace when there is no peace, but in 57:19, the Lord says peace peace and heals them. What I'd take from this is that while man only heals slightly, the Lord heals fully. I believe Also, just because someone says "peace" doesn't mean that there is peace.
.Jeremiah 6:26 | Revelation 6:12
.Jeremiah 7:1 | "The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord, saying..." The way the word is mentioned here, we see that the word is not just something that is spoken, but it/He speaks. I was
mentioning this in Isaiah as well, how the Word spoke to Isaiah. More examples in Jeremiah are 1:4-5; 1:13; 2:1,4; 5:13; 9:20; 10:1; 11:1; 13:3; 13:8; 14:1; 16:1; 17:15; 18:1; 18:5; 19:3; 20:8-9; 21:1; 24:4; 25:1; and possibly 26:1, and that's as far as I got.
.Jeremiah 8:11 | 6:14
.Jeremiah 8:21 | "I am black" This is also said by Solomon in Song of Solomon 1:5-6 (also known as “Song of Songs” or simply “Songs”). Verse 6 of songs actually says I am black, because the sun hath looked upon me. This sounds like Solomon actually meant his skin color was black. Also in verse 5, he says "I am black, but comely" The word "comely" was a reference to aesthetics. Because of how
it's used here in Jeremiah, I'm not sure it's a physical reference like in Songs.
Day 299: Jeremiah 9-11
.Jeremiah 9:4-5 | highlighted
.Jeremiah 9:15 | This is also mentioned in 23:15 and Revelation 8:11 speaks about this star named Wormwood and the bitter waters. I had a vision within a dream recently of this about to happen. I saw the Wormwood star in the sky for a day or two and some
news about the water. I couldn't remember exactly what it was about the water, but I knew it was something pretty terrible that we were about to face. At that moment, most things that shouldn't really matter in life didn't matter to most people; not when
something so catastrophic was about to happen. Here in Jeremiah 9:15 it mentions water of gall to drink. Remember that when Jesus was on the cross they tried to give Him vinegar with gall to drink (Matt 27:34).
.Jeremiah 9:20 | highlighted "hear the word of the Lord" and "the word of his mouth"
.Jeremiah 9:23 | "Let no wise man glory in his wisdom." This is not saying for the wise man not to have wisdom, but not to find glory in it. Also, we should remember that man can have his own wisdom, but
there's also a wisdom that God gives. It's probably wise for man not to glory in that either. Use it and appreciate it,
but don't find your glory in how wise you are or how wise God has made you.
.Jeremiah 9:24 | The Lord saying "But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me..."
.Jeremiah 10:3-4 | This sounds very much like it's speaking of Christmas trees, or whatever practice that led up to what people do now with
"Christmas" trees. Since the Lord says doing such a thing is vain, I would advise doing away with that whole Christmas tree practice. I know we may say, "but it's fun." But we also must remember that just
because something is fun and everybody's doing it does not make it right. It's funny how we always claim that we are free to make our own decisions about what we do, yet
other people are able to get us to do so many practices when we don't even know what we're doing and why we're doing it. (the following questions may not apply to you) You know how to do it, but do you
know why you decorate trees and what it means? Do you know why you celebrate Halloween and what that means? And is "because it's fun" really a sufficient answer? There's many things in life that we're
taught how to do, but not why we do it? We shouldn't be so easily peer pressured or guided by others like puppets on strings, especially when we're claiming that we have our own free will.
.Jeremiah 10:13 | This same thing is said in Psalm 135:7
.Jeremiah 10:16 | "The Lord of hosts is his name." In Exodus, He says His name is Jehovah (or YHWH/JHVH). The Lord has many names and here it is "The Lord of hosts" as He's called also in Jeremiah 11:22.
.Jeremiah 10:21 | This is proof that just because someone is a pastor or in a leadership position does not necessarily mean that that person is right or that they are following the Lord. It also does not mean that
they can't be corrected, held accountable, or that the error is unable to be spoken of. Matthew 26:31 deals with this as well. Seeing how the Bible speaks against how the pastors are doing wrong, it wouldn't make sense
for someone to turn away from the Bible and from God just because they may see a pastor doing wrong. Some people see pastors leading people falsely and consequently start thinking that God and the Bible are false, not realizing
that the Bible is all the more true and all the more necessary for them to read. Of course (I shouldn't have to say), this is not speaking of all pastors.
.Jeremiah 11:22 | The Lord of hosts is his name
Day 300: Jeremiah 12-14
.Jeremiah 12:7 (Oct.11.2012) | underlined "I have forsaken mine house" and linked to verse 10.
.Jeremiah 12:10 (Oct.11.2012) | underlined "Many pastors have destroyed my vineyard" and linked from verse 7.
.Jeremiah 12:11 (Oct.11.2012) | Daniel 12:11 mentions desolation, although that may be speaking of a different type of desolation.
.Jeremiah 12:15 (Oct.11.2012) | One may read this and view it as being hypocritical to say love conquers all. However, this is done in love like a child getting a spanking.
.Jeremiah 12:17 (Oct.11.2012) | A God of second chances.
.Jeremiah 13:1-6 (Oct.11.2012) | This sounds very much like what is mentioned in 11:20 about God trying the reins (i.e. go this way, go that way, go, stop).
.Jeremiah 13:9 (Oct.11.2012) | that has been hidden
.Jeremiah 13:10 (Oct.11.2012) | Hosea 4:6
.Jeremiah 13:13 (Oct.11.2012) | These are corrupted prophets and priests, nevertheless, God still calls them prophets and priests. They are not demoted in title, although they are useless, as mentioned in verse 10 ("good for nothing").
.Jeremiah 13:16 (Oct.11.2012) | The "shadow of death" is mentioned here, which term we are so familiar with from Psalms 23:4.
.Jeremiah 13:18-19 (Oct.11.2012) | Perhaps this is a reference to the "Queen of the South" mentioned in Matthew 12:42 and Luke 11:31.
.Jeremiah 13:19,20 (Oct.11.2012) | Jeremiah 6:22
.Jeremiah 13:22 (Oct.11.2012) | "For the greatness of thine iniquity..." Not just the iniquity, but the greatness of it.
.Jeremiah 13:23 (Oct.11.2012) | As a leopard's spots are not evil, neither is the Ethiopian's skin, I would like to point out to Hitler and his followers. The point being made here in this verse is the inability to change.
.Jeremiah 13:27 (Oct.11.2012) | God knows they are not going to change, but like a person in love, He is still hoping and pleading for it.
.Jeremiah 14:1 (Oct.11.2012) | Seeing how Jeremiah is spoken of in the third person, it appears that someone else is now writing these words, not Jeremiah.
.Jeremiah 14:4 (Oct.11.2012) | chapt = parched; extremely dried up
.Jeremiah 14:6 (Oct.11.2012) | "dragons" mentioned
.Jeremiah 14:9 (Oct.11.2012) | "why shouldest though be as a man astonied..." I underlined "as" to help ensure this is read correctly. Astonied means astonished.
.Jeremiah 14:11 (Oct.11.2012) | Uh oh! Sounds like they're in big trouble. Something is very wrong when God says not to even pray for them. Check out what these people have been up to, revealed in Jeremiah 18:18-20.
.Jeremiah 14:12 (Oct.11.2012) | It's too late now. They are the walking dead. This makes me recall my "Heaven or Hell" poem in Verbalizions of Enlightenment, which ends: "I tried to tell you / You laughed at me / It was Satan's lies / That you believed // 'You should have listened' // 'You should have listened' // 'You should have listened' // To God's Word and way // 'You should have listened' // 'You should have listened!' // You should have listened // But now . . . it's too late."
.Jeremiah 14:13 (Oct.11.2012) | Jeremiah 5:12 mentions this also about not seeing the sword or famine.
.Jeremiah 14:14 (Oct.11.2012) | Sounds like a false prophet is more than a pretender, but a real prophet who has turned aside and deals falsely.
.Jeremiah 14:16 (Oct.11.2012) | 16:4 mentions this also.
.Jeremiah 14:17 (Oct.11.2012) | 6:2-8
.Jeremiah 14:19 (Oct.11.2012) | Jeremiah should be advised to remember God said in verse 11, and not to be disobedient by praying for this people that means no good. Don't be like Lot's wife, Jeremiah.
.Jeremiah 14:20 (Oct.11.2012) | "We acknowledge"? Sounds like Jeremiah is "we" all by himself, because it does not appear that these other people are acknowledging their wickedness at all.
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