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The word of the Lord to Jeremiah the prophet

Studying about the life of the Prophet Jeremiah will give you a better understanding of the profundity of the following verses!

EZRA 1:1 (AMP) “Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia [that is, the first year he ruled Babylon], in order to fulfill the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah [the prophet], the Lord stirred up (put in motion) the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, so that he sent a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and also put it in writing, saying:

DANIEL 9:2 (AMP) “in the first year of his reign, I, Daniel, understood from the books the number of years which, according to the word of the Lord to Jeremiah the prophet, must pass before the desolations [which had been] pronounced on Jerusalem would end; and it was seventy years.”

Matthew 2: 17 – 18 (KJV) “17 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying, 18 In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.”

Here is a bit of information about some of the opposition he faced:

  • kings and princes, (Governmental systems/ rulers)
    the political class did not like him because he was opposing the presented strategy of forming alliances with Egypt. they trusted in chariots and horses. They were forsaking God
  • Religious systems
    • Priests and False Prophets –
    • He includes the priests and expounders of the law, pastors, and prophets, in his scathing words

Furthermore here is what the Book of Jeremiah and his prayer says

Jeremiah 18: 18 – 23 (NKJV) “18 Then they said, “Come and let us devise plans against Jeremiah; for the law shall not perish from the priest, nor counsel from the wise, nor the word from the prophet. Come and let us attack him with the tongue, and let us not give heed to any of his words.” 19 Give heed to me, O Lord, And listen to the voice of those who contend with me! 20 Shall evil be repaid for good? For they have dug a pit for my life. Remember that I stood before You To speak good for them, To turn away Your wrath from them. 21 Therefore deliver up their children to the famine, And pour out their blood By the force of the sword; Let their wives become widows And bereaved of their children. Let their men be put to death, Their young men be slain By the sword in battle. 22 Let a cry be heard from their houses, When You bring a troop suddenly upon them; For they have dug a pit to take me, And hidden snares for my feet. 23 Yet, Lord, You know all their counsel Which is against me, to slay me. Provide no atonement for their iniquity, Nor blot out their sin from Your sight; But let them be overthrown before You. Deal thus with them In the time of Your anger.”

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