Jeremiah

Chapter 15

"True Prophets."

This Bible Study is written by Roger Christopherson, and it's transcription/ location is provided by http://www.theseason.org

Remember in chapter fourteen Jeremiah pleaded with God to intercede with these false teachers and false prophets and force them to stop telling the people and the king that the punishment and captivity won't take place. Just like today, God's Word was being mistaught by many of the pastors and teachers, as it is written, and Jeremiah wanted God to do something about it, or he knew the people would be deceived.

The subject in chapter fourteen was a drought that would bring on a famine. That drought and famine was for the truth in the understanding of God's Word. That is just as true today, as it was then. Here then, in this chapter, God is going to decree what he is going to do, in response to Jeremiah's request that God change his mind.

Jeremiah 15:1 "Then said the LORD unto me, Though Moses and Samuel stood before me, yet my mind could not be toward this people: cast them out of my sight, and let them go forth."

Moses and Samuel are used here, because they were the two that asked God to change His mind about something that He had pronounced upon the people, and God changed His mind. God is letting it be known that even if they had asked this request that Jeremiah is making, He still would not change His mind. God is telling Jeremiah that this House of Judah is so evil that He just wants them out of His sight.

This reminds us of the time in the near future when many that think they are doing the will of God and who will approach Christ at the Second Advent, only then, Jesus Christ will tell them, get out of My sight, I know you not. Jesus spoke of this in Matthew 7:20-23.

Matthew 7:20 "Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them."

Matthew 7:21 "Not every one that saith unto me, `Lord, Lord,' shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven."

Matthew 7:22 "Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?"

Matthew 7:23 "And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity."

The will of God is what you read and study in His entire Word [which is His will] so that you will not be deceived, especially in our generation. This generation we live in today are seeing the forming of both the political and the religious beasts which are the one world system that is preparing the way for Satan, the Antichrist, coming to earth, and being accepted. Today the warning is not being given as to the fact that there are are two Christ's coming, and that the first is the Antichrist. Instead, they are teaching their traditions that make void the Word of God and by those teachings they will cause Christians to throw themselves to the first christ through their rapture theory, and thus not to be part of the virgin bride of Christ.

It is a very serious thing to have a drought for truth, and a famine for truth for hearing the Word of God, and it is upon us now. We are warned that it would come to pass in Amos 8:11 "Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord:"

Are you studying God's Plan that you know the flow of the Word that you will not be deceived, as the people of Jeremiah's day were deceived by those false prophets?

Jeremiah 15:2 "And it shall come to pass, if they say unto thee, Whither shall we go forth? then thou shalt tell them, Thus saith the LORD; Such as are for death, to death; and such as are for the sword, to the sword; and such as are for the famine, to the famine; and such as are for the captivity, to the captivity."

The People are running about looking for someone to tell them where to go and what to do, that conforms to what they want to hear. They are not interested in what God has to say in His Word on the matter, but what the false prophets will say to soothe their ears. So God is telling Jeremiah that if these people come to you requesting what I have to say, you tell them; If you choose to be deceived by Satan's sword, then let him lop your head off. If they choose death, then that is exactly what they will receive.

If they choose the famine and desire not to study my Word, then let them go and please themselves. Get them out of my sight. Or if they choose captivity, let them be taken captive. Captivity as spoken of here should remind us of Revelation 13:10 "He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints."

Christ holds our hearts captive through the Holy Spirit and in His service. Satan also holds people captive to his evil works. God is saying here that if you choose Satan, let them have Satan, and if they choose me, let them choose me. God is telling Jeremiah, Don't pray for them, and don't ask me to have mercy upon them, let them do their thing. That is exactly as it is today, you have the responsibility for the circumstances you are in, because you have made them yourself by your own choices. Though your family determines much in your early life, by maturity it is your choice as to whether you choose God, or Satan.

Remember that the book of Revelation tells us that Babylon and king Nebuchadnezzar are a type of the one world religious system, and the Antichrist that shall rule over all the people of the world. Jeremiah's day was just as it will be today in the last generation, those sealed with God's Word and know the truths of the events that God said will happen will not be taken into captivity when it comes. There is no famine in their minds, and they choose not to fight against what God has ordained will happen in His Word.

Jeremiah 15:3 "And I will appoint over them four kinds, saith the LORD: the sword to slay, and the dogs to tear, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the earth, to devour and destroy."

This is four kinds of destruction that came on them when they chose it. This is also getting to what we call the four hidden dynasties of today. Four divine agencies of destruction to where those who choose not to study God's Word will be taken in by them, and in the end destroyed. These four hidden dynasties are mentioned in Zechariah 1:18, and are called four horns of power.

It is interesting in this verse that God is speaking to Jeremiah how the word "dogs" was changed from its original Hebrew text. The Word given in the Hebrew is "Keleb", # 3611 in Strong's Hebrew dictionary. "To attack as a dog, hence a (euphemism) a male prostitute."

In this generation we have the four hidden dynasties to form the minds of the people into the acceptance of the new world order. They are the Economy [money, industry, banking and commerce], Education, Politics, and Religion. The leftist orientated minds are in full control of all of these dynasties, and they are taking all of mankind into captivity. The more left they get, the more they leave God out of their plans and thoughts. God is telling us that if the people choose this type of government, let them have it and be destroyed by it. In these days we have to be wiser then the serpent [and those Kenites] and beat them at their own game. That is why we must know our Father's Word, for all their plans for our day are laid out in it, and God warns us that we must seal it in our minds.

Jeremiah 15:4 "And I will cause them to be removed into all kingdoms of the earth, because of Manasseh the son of Hezekiah king of Judah, for that which he did in Jerusalem."

God is telling Jeremiah that he will remove the House of Judah from Jerusalem and scatter them all over the world. We know that the ten tribes to the north of the House of Judah were scattered over a hundred years prior to this prophecy that God is giving to Jeremiah, and we know those tribes today by the term "Caucasians". Caucasian does not refer to the Jews, the tribes of Judah or Benjamin which comprise the House of Judah but the other ten tribes.

"Manasseh" in the Hebrew tongue means "forgetting". These people have forgotten who they are, and refer to their race by an event which happened in the seventh and eighth century B.C., when they were scattered because of their sins. The Assyrians removed the House of Israel from their lands in Palestine, and moved them to a land just north of lake Van in northern Iraq. From there, they moved through the Caucasus Mountains, and scattered throughout western Europe, and the Americas. Though they are know by many names such as Saxons, Celts, Cimmerons, Gauls, Sakka, and so on, they are are called by one common name which is not a race, but ties them all to the ten tribes of the old House of Israel. That name is Caucasians.

Our early fathers knew what the name meant, but through the recent years the people of the "house of Israel" have allowed their identity to be taken from them. Friend, there was a reason why "Caucasian" imigrants were given special treatment in applying for their citizenship, for the United States is made up in large part by the tribe of Manasseh of the old House of Israel. Hosea addressed the House of Israel in his Prophecy in Hosea 1:10.

Hosea 1:10 "Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered; and it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people, there it shall be said unto them, Ye are the sons of the living God."

So where are the people of the House of Israel? Hosea says that they will be very numerous, and scattered around the earth. He also said that wherever they are, you can identify them by what they call themselves. Friend, the "sons of the living God" call themselves "Christians", for Jesus Christ is the "living God". He came out of that tomb, and arose from the dead, and is now sitting on the right hand of the Father. The Christian nations of today are all part of the old House of Israel today. As the House of Israel became scattered they not only forgot who they were, but they forgot our Father's Word.

When Hezekiah was king of Judah things were in good shape, and right with God. Then when Manasseh took the throne, along came every form of idolatry and idol worship known to man. In this day, Ephraim [England} and Manasseh [the United States], are falling into the same forms of idolatry that king Manasseh took Judah into, that which caused God to condemn them to captivity. God's People today are forgetting to study His Word, which is the authority and the power for maintaining peace of mind in this generation.

Jeremiah 15:5 "For who shall have pity upon thee, O Jerusalem? or who shall bemoan thee? or who shall go aside to ask how thou doest?"

God is telling Jeremiah that there will be nobody that cares what their condition is when they are crying peace peace, and are taken into captivity. Friend, there wasn't in Jeremiah's day, and looking around today we are running headlong into the captivity of one worldism and only those sealed with the Word of God truly know what danger they are in. Soon the false Messiah will arrive, and they will know what false peace can be.

We see in II Kings 21:1-3; "Manasseh was twelve years old when he began to reign, and reigned fifty and five years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Hephzibah."

II Kings 21:2 "And he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord, after the abominations of the heathen, whom the Lord cast out before the children of Israel."

II Kings 21:3 "For he built up again the high places which Hezekiah his father had destroyed; and he reared up altars for Baal, and made a grove, as did Ahab king of Israel: and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served them."

"The grove" worship was the worship of the Phoenician love goddess in the groves. In the celebration of "Easter" do you see the chasing of the eggs and the bunnies, and all sorts of heathen rituals taking the place of passover? Do you see those heathen practices being made to be something spiritual? The "hosts of heaven" are the evil Spirits, as well as the angels. Like today, the House of Judah had sunk into all forms of spiritual false divination, as well as looking to angels for the support that they should be looking to God for. They replaced God with religious forms, and they called it of God, and God told them he hated and despised those practices. They not only worshipped them, but they served them also.

Jeremiah 15:6 "Thou hast forsaken me, saith the LORD, thou art gone backward: therefore will I stretch out my hand against thee, and destroy thee; I am weary with repenting."

This is a direct answer to Jeremiah's plead from the fourteenth chapter, and God not only said that He would not change His mind about them, but He is going to destroy them. Friend this is why it is important to be familiar with prophecy, because when God has said something will happen, it will happen exactly as God said it would. It doesn't matter how much you pray, when you pray against God's Plan and His Word, those prayers are in vain, other then for yourself, and those that are around you. That which is said to the nations is set, and will happen as spoken by God. If you try to change things that God said will happen, then you will only be getting in God's way.

Jeremiah 15:7 "And I will fan them with a fan in the gates of the land; I will bereave them of children, I will destroy my people, since they return not from their ways."

God is going to come again the gates of every city of the land. It is up to you what the Father does to you personally. God is telling us that today, just like in Jeremiah's day, the people just don't care about His Word, and the prophecies that are going to come against them. However, you can make a difference for your own life. What you choose is exactly what you will get. You won't be destroyed if you turn to the Father in Jesus name. It is up to you to return to the Scriptures, and know and understand God's Plan.

Jeremiah 15:8 "Their widows are increased to me above the sand of the seas: I have brought upon them against the mother of the young men a spoiler at noonday: I have caused him to fall upon it suddenly, and terrors upon the city."

God is warning those that choose to follow the ways of the world system, and there will be many; as the sands of the seas. An attack from an enemy usually comes early in the morning, but not during the noon hour, the heat of the day. God is warning them that His attack will come when they least expect it.

Speaking in an spiritual sense, widows are increased when they take on the old harlot of Revelation 16. They will think they are a queen when they marry the false Christ, but they have become a widow in their ignorance, when the true christ returns. These widows are all those that go whoring after the Antichrist by his deceptions and wonders, because they have not studied God's Word to know that the false Christ comes first.

In Jeremiah's day the false prophets and false teachers gave the "House [nation] of Judah" a false sense of security, and covered up God's warnings with their traditions and idolatry and when the Babylonian army came, it was a surprise to them.

Jeremiah 15:9 "She that hath borne seven languisheth: she hath given up the ghost; her sun is gone down while it was yet day: she hath been ashamed and confounded: and the residue of them will I deliver to the sword before their enemies, saith the LORD."

The "Ghost" is the "Spirit of God". This widow has given up the Spirit of God and she is striking out on her own. She is making up her own religious forms to worship, and calling it of God. Then when the enemies comes upon them, God is saying that He will deliver them right into the hand of their enemies. We saw this happen when King Nebuchadnezzar came against Judah and took her captive, and we will also see God delivering those that care less about His Word, and the truths that He has warned us of, right into the hands of the Antichrist Satan.

Friend, if you fall to the Antichrist and become a widow instead of a bride of Christ, at Jesus return it will be at your own choice, and God will not play games with you. If you want to play games with God's Word, then friend, you lose and that is absolute because God said it. God said, "I will deliver you to the sword before your enemies, thus saith the Lord" and that makes it an absolute.

The sword of the enemy is the lying and deceitful tongue of Satan that also cuts both ways. God gave you the schedule of events that would happen before His return at the Second Advent, and if you choose to listen to Satan's lies, and those of the Kenites, and evil spirits then you will follow Satan the Antichrist upon his arrival to earth.

Jeremiah 15:10 "Woe is me, my mother, that thou hast borne me a man of strife and a man of contention to the whole earth! I have neither lent on usury, nor men have lent to me on usury; yet every one of them doth curse me."

God lets his mother be blinded, because she doesn't know what time it is. She would rather listen to those false prophets around her, then to listen to warnings of God. The majority of the flock of God's children will go into the deception and captivity again shortly and for the same reason that Judah went into captivity. Just like what God told Jeremiah, even if Moses and Samuel were here, I would do for them what you are asking me to do. All the people, including his mother were cursing Jeremiah because he was speaking the truth.

Jeremiah 15:11 "The LORD said, Verily it shall be well with thy remnant; verily I will cause the enemy to entreat thee well in the time of evil and in the time of affliction."

The Remnant are all those that have the eyes to see the truth of God's Word. God is promising Jeremiah that even when he is delivered into the hands of the enemy, and he becomes under the control of Nebuchadnezzar, that Jeremiah would be treated well, and we will see in future chapters that he was. Nebuchadnezzar even allowed Jeremiah to take three of the tender twigs, the daughters of king Zedekiah, and take them to the British Isles to marry into the king lines that were established there. We will discuss this in detail in later chapters. The King line of David did not die with the death of Zedekiah and his sons, but lives on just as God promised David that it would.

God took care of Jeremiah, and He will take care of you in that time when the entire world goes into deception. You don't have to fly away to have God's wall of protection around you. It is called "faith" and it comes from the knowledge from God's Word. It is God's promise to you.

Jeremiah 15:12 "Shall iron break the northern iron and the steel?"

Can iron [God] stop the northern iron [Nebuchadnezzar and the Babylonian army] and the steel [his allied forces that come with him]? The answer of course is no, because they are coming because God is sending them.

Jeremiah 15:13 "Thy substance and thy treasures will I give to the spoil without price, and that for all thy sins, even in all thy borders."

God gave all of the House of Judah, and the wealth and territories that were accumulated through the years, from the days of David and Solomon to Nebuchadnezzar. God is also going to give over the wealth of his children that refuse to read and believe His Word to Satan and his children, the Kenites. God has given the warnings, yet people prefer to remain ignorant by choice.

Think of the trillions of dollars that are being poured continually into the Kenite coffers, through their political manouvering, their industries and their control of the world system that is now well formed. In ignorance, Christians sit by blinded as their nations are being stripped clean, in preparation by the Kenites for their father Satan. Is this all happening by accident? Of course not, God stated it would happen in Jeremiah's day, and we are also warned from both the Old and New Testament that this is exactly as it will be in the time of the end. God said; "Thy substance and thy treasures will I give to the spoil without price."

God blesses his children, then those children of God allow the slick leaders to tax them out of their substance and give over to the heathen nations, and line their own pockets. This isn't something that will happen, but it has been going on for the past century.

Jeremiah 15:14 "And I will make thee to pass with thine enemies into a land which thou knowest not: for a fire is kindled in mine anger, which shall burn upon you."

Jeremiah was allowed to pass by Nebuchadnezzar out of the land of Palestine, through Egypt and on to Ireland, and Great Britain.

Jeremiah 15:15 "O LORD, thou knowest: remember me, and visit me, and revenge me of my persecutors; take me not away in thy longsuffering: know that for thy sake I have suffered rebuke."

Any time you teach God's Word as it should be taught, you will have rebuke. When the truth is taugh that convicts of sins, and tells the truth and warnings and of events that are coming upon them, there will be the majority that simply doesn't want to hear the truth. You can expect it to happen but don't worry about it, because God will protect you from them.

When you are teaching the truth as it ought to be taught, and some organization comes against you, God is saying that He will crush them by what ever means that they plan to use against you. When they pick the weapons of battle to be used against you, that is the very weapon that they will be destroyed by. Friend, the only time you will suffer rebuke is for the sake of Jesus Christ.

Jeremiah 15:16 "Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts."

You eat the words by studying the Word of God, and placing it in your mind. The more you read and understand God's Word, the more joy and rejoicing you will find for your life. By calling or identifing and knowing the true Christ from the false christ [Satan], you come to know the Lord God of the hosts.

Jeremiah 15:17 "I sat not in the assembly of the mockers, nor rejoiced; I sat alone because of thy hand: for thou hast filled me with indignation."

Jeremiah is saying that he didn't sit in the church house with the mockers [merry makers] and false preachers and listen to their babblings, but I sat alone being guided by God's hand, as He filled me with righteous indignation. This is saying that because I have studied and because they have persecuted me, I can understand your indignation Father, against them. They choose to be ignorant and mock because they are blind to the truth of your Word, yet they set themselves up to be teachers of your Word when they know not of what they teach. Is it any wonder that God's indignation is stirred against them.

Jeremiah 15:18 "Why is my pain perpetual, and my wound incurable, which refuseth to be healed? wilt thou be altogether unto me as a liar, and as waters that fail?"

Jeremiah is starting to complain a little here. He is saying that I taught the truth, and I gave the prophecies exactly as you told me to give them, and it seems like it never comes to pass. "Waters that fail" is called an "intermittent stream", which is a stream that comes from only ground surface water and contains all the pollutants it picks up as it flows across the surface. The good water has gone into the ground, and this stream flows only after a rainstorm, and then when it flows, as time passes it picks up all the filth that it collects.

Jeremiah is asking God not to let the prophecy fail like this stream? It wasn't Jeremiah's prophecy but God's. God gave the warning, the God sets the time schedule and manner that His prophecy will take place. God gave His Word, and when you teach that Word it is not for you to set the schedule of events, but to observe those events when the do come to pass. God is longsuffering that everyone will have the chance to hear His Word, and when that sufficient time has passed, then the fifth trumpet sound that arrival of Satan the Antichrist will sound.

Jeremiah 15:19 "Therefore thus saith the LORD, If thou return, then will I bring thee again, and thou shalt stand before me: and if thou take forth the precious from the vile, thou shalt be as my mouth: let them return unto thee; but return not thou unto them."

God is answering Jeremiah and in this answer He is also talking to each of us, even in our end time generation. God is telling Jeremiah if you can separate good from evil by your prophesying to them, fine, but don't you beg anybody. This should be part of everyone's ministry, to present God's Word as it is written and leave the choice to them. It just doesn't do any good to beg people, because that type of conviction is not from the heart. That type of high pressure conversion is not based on faith, but on feelings. Those planted seeds of truth are planted on stoney ground and will blow away in the wind on Monday morning.

There is nothing wrong with an altar call, but the standards for the call are only based by God's standards. If you give the truth of God's Word, then it is not up to you but the Spirit of God to move the individual and make a change in that person's life. Don't beg them to come, but offer the assistance. This is also true for those that leave your church, Don't badger them into returning because there is some reason that God doesn't want them there and that is what they are gone.

Jeremiah 15:20 "And I will make thee unto this people a fenced brasen wall: and they shall fight against thee, but they shall not prevail against thee: for I am with thee to save thee and to deliver thee, saith the LORD."

When you make a stand for the truth, then God will give you the victory. God will protect you and do the battles for you. You can be bold in your approach because the enemy cannot have victory when God is doing the battle. They cannot hurt your ministry or even prevent your witnessing one on one. You are protected when you use common sense when you have prepared yourself from His Word.

Friend, it is nice to have the desire to teach, but you must first understand what you are to teach, and is the full plan of God. The Holy Spirit will give you the words to say after the words have been placed in your mind with understanding. There is only one Holy Spirit, but there are also many other spirits that are not of God. Many people are preaching and teaching today and listening to those other spirits that are not of God. That is exactly as it was in Jeremiah's day also. Prepare yourself before you set forth to teach God's Word.

Jeremiah 15:21 "And I will deliver thee out of the hand of the wicked, and I will redeem thee out of the hand of the terrible."

This is God's promise to Jeremiah for following the instructions that He gave Jeremiah. It is also the promise that you can count on today if you follow the instructions that He has given to us in His Word. "I will deliver thee out of the hand of the wicked, and I will redeem thee out of the hand of the terrible." Satan is the wicked one, and Satan is also the hand of the terrible. Satan is the Antichrist that will come to earth shortly, and the entire world will chase after him as their messiah, yet God's elect, just like Jeremiah, will be delivered out of the hands of this enemy.

God is telling Jeremiah in this chapter that if he knew enough to separate the good from the bad, and if you know my Word good enough to act as my mouth and teach my Word, I will build a brazened wall around you, and you will be delivered out of the hands of the wicked one. Today we have instructions given to us on how to put on that gospel armor and wear it for our protection, and those instructions are given in Ephesians 6:10-20. When you put on that armor, God is promising that you will have the victory, because He will be with you to guarentee you it.

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