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Lamentations

Chapter 3

"The Judge [1-21]."

"Remembrance of Jehovah's Mercies [22-36]."

"Zion, Sin confessed [37-51]."

"Prayer [52-66]."

 

This third chapter of Lamentations has sixty six lines in the Hebrew text, yet is has only twenty two verses. In the Hebrew manuscripts, each three lines have the same Hebrew letter beginning with that Hebrew letter. This is three lines in a group, running sixty six total lines, which is divided into twenty two parts. This then is the use of the same acrostics that were used in the first two chapters.

Just like in the second chapter where verses sixteen and seventeen were transposed or reversed, so also the groupings of lines between forty four (44) and fifty four (54) are also reversed. This was done for a very special reason, and that was to call special attention to Hebrew letter "Ayin", where there is a message to you. The earlier scholars translating into the Septuagint, or Greek version translation, felt that this was a error in the manuscripts and reversed the letters back, however in the subject matter there is no break in the continuity of the message.

In verse sixteen (16) we learned what the enemy thought and said; but, as the "Ayin" really proceeds the "Pe" letter, so we are reminded that this was only owing to God's purpose which had been revealed centuries before. Though this is as a man speaking, it is a man speaking for the entire nation Israel, an Israel that includes all the tribes. This man is also speaking for the city of Jerusalem. It is also speak of the one that would come and declare these words, and it is to be read with a great passion psalm. It is speaking of one that would come and declare our freedom, and die on the cross as the price for all those that would accept Him.

However, it was also written for the elect in the end times to assure you that these sets of three, using the acrostics of eleven, draws attention and becomes a comfort to us today. Remember that this man is speaking as a nation or a city when he talks of himself.

Lamentations 3:1 "I am the man that hath seen affliction by the rod of His wrath."

Lamentations 3:2 "He hath led me, and brought me into darkness, but not into light."

Though our nation today appears to have the light in it, when they pray and carry on in their beautiful ceremonies. But as far as the truth of God's Word is concerned, there is very little light. Friend, though many people confess Christ and say they are saved, but if they do not have the full truth on the day that Satan is cast out onto the earth, they will be taken by Satan instantly in their ignorance. On the very day that the Antichrist appears how many of those lights will dim. What is being taught to them? Are they being taught to be ready and stand against the "instead of Christ" Satan, or are they being taught that they will fly away? If they are not ready to stand with their spiritual armor on and in place protecting their entire being, they will worship the Antichrist. This is not the generation to be playing church.

Lamentations 3:3 "Surely against me is He turned; He turneth his hand against me all the day."

"Surely against me (alone) is He turned;" The word "alone" is implied here. When God turns his hand against a person, a city or a nation it is for the purpose of correction. God is chastising and shaping you up to where you will become fit to stand on your own two feet.

Lamentations 3:4 "My flesh and my skin hath He made old; He hath broken my bones."

Lamentations 3:5 "He hath builded against me, and compassed me with gall and travel."

This expression is using a battle maneuver to explain how sin will come over you. When one army would come upon a walled city that they could not climb, they would build mounds of earth to the top of the wall and then march over the wall. They build that wall, and "compassed me" means that it was bit by bit, increasing the mound to where it completely covers that wall that is suppose to give the protection.

This is why you must remember that this is a city speaking here, not an individual, but the nation Israel. Stop and look at what is heaped up against the walls of protection for our nation and cities today, nothing but gall. We as a nation are preparing for the birth of a new age, but there is much that will happen before this age of the flesh comes to a close.

Lamentations 3:6 "He hath set me in dark places, as they that be dead of old."

Remember that this book of Lamentations is preparing us for the book that follows, the book of Ezekiel. In Ezekiel 37 God told Ezekiel to look out into the great valley and see the mountains of dry bones.

Ezekiel 37:1 "The hand of the Lord was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the Lord, and set men down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones,"

Lets put some realism to what God is projecting to Ezekiel. God is going to reveal to Ezekiel what He will do in these end times. Keep in mind that Ezekiel's far distant future is past history and currents of today.

Ezekiel 37:2 "And caused me to pass by them round about: and , behold, there were very many in the open valley; an, lo they were very dry."

Ezekiel 37:3 "And he said unto me, "Son of man, can these bones live?" And I answered, "O Lord God, Thou knowest." "

Ezekiel 37:4 "Again he said unto me, "Prophesy upon these bone, ans ay unto them, "O ye dry bones, hear the word of the Lord."

To prophecy meas to teach. Ezekiel is going to teach those massive deposits of dead dry bones, that are spread out all over this valley. This sounds sort of like a bad dream, However, it is not. It is the Almighty God giving you and I living today a lesson, or warning as to what is about to happen in our times, and following Jesus Christ's return.

Ezekiel 37:5 "Thus saith the Lord God unto these bones; 'Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live:"

God is stating here what He will do. God will cause "breath", or in the Hebrew "ruwach" to enter into all these dead dry bones, and bring them back to life. This "breath" in the Strong's Hebrew dictionary is # 7307; "Ruwach, mind, life, spirit"

Ezekiel 37:6 "And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live; and ye shall know that I am the Lord.' ' "

God is going to take these dead dry bones of the old house of Israel, and put muscle and tendons [sinews] on those old bones, then cover them with skin to give it form for it's activity. The muscle and tendons allow the "House of Israel" [United States, British nations, and other Christian nations] to be dynamic with strength, and life.

God is using these symbols to help us understand what He is doing for us. Though this sounds so simple that it is for a child; that is the mentality of most Christians today, when they apply the word of God. God is stating that He will take the offspring of the ancient "House of Israel", those ten tribes, and allow them to know who they are. He will put muscle on them to give them strength, and life with the Spirit, His Holy Spirit.

Ezekiel 37:7 "So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his bone."

We can see that as God's Word is preached throughout our land and the other Christian Nations, each will take form, become strong, and develop into God fearing people. In the spiritual sense, as God's Word enters into the minds of His people, we can see the changes come. It is God's Holy Spirit that breathes this life into their minds and causes their lives to become strong, and with a purpose.

Today we walk in the valley of death, as far as truth is concerned.

Lamentations 3:7 "He hath hedged me about, that I cannot get out: He hath made my chain heavy."

The chain is to hold someone captive. Our people are captive to a lie, and it is brought upon our nation because it is within God's plan. That chain is not brought upon our people because God is evil, no, it is brought up our nation because our people are sinners and have turned their hearts away from God.

Lamentations 3:8 "Also when I cry and shout, He shutteth out my prayer."

Remember that this is not personal but on a national scale. God does not shut out your personal prayers to Him, when you call upon His name. This is refering to the prayers of a nation as speaking as one man in unity, and there is no hope for it. There is no way that God is going to hear the prayers of Israel at this time, without running against His Plan written in His Word. It just will and shall not be.

Your personal prayers God our Father never shuts out when you come to Him in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Lamentations 3:9 "He hath inclosed my ways with hewn stone, He hath made my paths crooked."

In the Hebrew text this says, "My path returns," which means "I'm going in circles". So what hewn stone has God placed in the ways as roadblocks? The "stone that God will remove at the appointed time is Satan, the "false rock". He will also remove those sharp gravel that are the Kenites, his children.

Lamentations 3:10 "He was unto me a bear lying in wait, and as a lion in secret places."

God Himself was doing this to Israel and a whole nation, because the protection and correction of His people.

Lamentations 3:11 "He hath turned aside my ways, and pulled me in pieces: He hath made me desolate."

This is when the "abomination of desolation" comes upon our people, as Jesus spoke of in Matthew 24:15; "When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)" It is when Satan is here on earth in the role of deceiver.

Lamentations 3:12 "He hath bent His bow, and set me as a mark for the arrow."

Remember that we are talking about the city of Jerusalem and the nation of the House of Israel, which comprises those Christian nations of today.

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 of them, 'Ye are not My People,' there it shall be said of them, 'Ye are the sons of the living God.'"

The "House of Israel" today is not that tiny Kenite nation that is in the middle east today, but God is telling us through the prophet Hosea that the house of Israel is many nations and so many people that you simply can't count them. Notice that "in the places where they are", is being scattered around the world, it is there that they will not be called God's people, in fact they will even consider themselves Gentiles. "Yet it will be said of them," others besides themselves will call the "the sons of the living God."

The Living God is Jesus Christ who came out of the tomb and lives to day at the right hand of the Father. Those that are the sons of God call themselves "Christians" and the Christ we worship, "Christ's people". So the house of Israel are the nation that identify themselves as Christian nations. It is these nations that God is aiming his arrows at in these final days.

Lamentations 3:13 "He hath caused the arrows of His quiver to enter into my reins."

This looses in the translation because it is not talking about "arrows", but "sons". This gives an entirely different meaning, for God is talking about the sons of that rock. It is the sons of the quiver of God. This is talking about the fallen angels that left their first estate, to come to earth to mate with the daughter of men. It is talking about those offspring that entered the bowls of the adamic men's daughters.

Lamentations 3:14 "I was a derision to all my People; and their song all the day."

This "song" is a mocking song. Have you ever had a person mock you for telling the truth. Though I am speaking in a personal nature here, this is directed to a nation and the city of Jerusalem. What they say today is a mocking song to those that know the truth.

Lamentations 3:15 "He hath filled me with bitterness, He hath made me drunken with wormwood."

Our Lord did come and when He hung on the cross the bitterness of the gall and wormwood was placed to his lips, and He refuse to accept it. What is brough out here is that the bitterness takes place before the joy will come forth. It is directed to the geographic location that this took place, and it shall also happpen in our day. The bitterness of the wormwood of Satan shall come before we shall see our Lord and Savior.

Lamentations 3:16 "He hath also broken my teeth with gravel stones, He hath covered me with ashes."

What are your teeth used for beside grinding food? It is saying the words that come out of our mouth. So what is God going to use to suppress the truth from coming out of our mouths, but the "gravel stones". That word "gravel" in the English, refers back into the Hebrew to the children of Satan, the Kenites. They are the little stones that we are told to enumerate them over a long period of time. To know the Kenites, is to know who they are and where they came from. Amos the prophet wrote of this in Amos 6:14.

Amos 6:14 "But, "behold, I will raise up against you a nation, O house of Israel, saith the Lord the God of hosts; and they shall afflict you from the entering in of Hamath unto the river of the wilderness."

It is from these people that came from Hamath, these Kenites the sons of Cain that the truth would be blocked in the last days.

Lamentations 3:17 "And Thou hast removed my soul far off from peace: I forgat prosperity."

Prosperity as used here means "good". God is saying that the truth was taken from me and I was deceived, and that is the only good thing that there is. This is what is happening across our land as God's people are hanging on to lies and traditions of Satan's children, the Kenites that give them a false hope, and that will lead them to the false Christ when he arrives.

Lamentations 3:18 "And I said, "My strength and my hope is perished from the Lord:"

The hope that should be in the Lord is gone from the land and the city of Jerusalem. Jesus Christ is being removed from the schools and public places of our land, and even the word Jesus Christ is being taken from our schools today. In Jerusalem it is forbidden under the penalty of jail, to teach the Word of God in that city to it's people.

Lamentations 3:19 "Remembering mine affliction and my misery, the wormwood and the gall."

What this is saying in the Hebrew song is that all I can remember is the misery and the wormwood and the gall.

Lamentations 3:20 "My soul hath them still in remembrance, and is humbled in me."

It is important that you pay attention here, for it is remembering why the punishment came in the first place. Remembering the gall is the only hope that your soul has, for it is your humbling yourself before God. That is the purpose for the bitterness and the gall, so you would humble yourself and save your eternal soul. .

Lamentations 3:21 "This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope."

When you bring this to your mind, that is your only hope. There is no other hope for your soul.

Lamentations 3:22 "It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not."

God is saying that if He turned us completely over to those little gravel stones, the Kenites, the sons of Satan through Cain; there wouldn't be any of us left. But God does protect us, and we had better thank Him for that protection. Though we are applying this to our personal lives, this is given from the city of Jerusalem and the nations comprising the house of Israel that are speaking.

Lamentations 3:23 "They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness."

Stop and think on this for a moment, God's mercies are fresh every morning of every day. Every day God's protection are fresh and new. God's help is there to us every moment of every day and that should be a comfort to you.

Lamentations 3:24 " "The Lord is my portion," sayeth my soul; "therefore will I hope in Him." "

The Lord is who feeds and gives strength to your spiritual body. There is no other hope aside from Jesus Christ.

Lamentations 3:25 "The Lord is good unto them that wait for Him, to the soul that seeketh Him."

It is important to have the knowledge of God's Word to wait for Him. Many souls will jump out and follow the first supernatural man to come on the earth. They will do it in ignorance for they will have been taught to look and wait for the first Christ. We are to wait on the Lord. This waiting will teach us patience, as we prepare for the true Christ, Jesus Christ.

Lamentations 3:26 "It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the Lord."

It doesn't hurt to plant a seed, and answer if someone asks, but we are to wait silently for the Lord's return.

Lamentations 3:27 "It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth."

This is saying that it is good for a man to bear the yoke of the chastisement in his youth. If a person waits to long in life to turn from his ways, he may be to set in his ways. Of course this applies to the ladies as much as it does the men. It is when you are in your youth that you learn most of your lessons. It is saying that it is good to go through God's corrections in your life when you are young.

Lamentations 3:28 "He sitteth alone and keepeth silence, because he hath borne it upon him."

This is completely mistranslated. It is saying "let him sit alone and keep silent as he is under God's chastisement and being corrected." If the load becomes to heavy for him, let him sit alone and don't bother him.

Lamentations 3:29 "He putteth his mouth in the dust; if so be there may be hope."

This means that he doesn't stand up boldly, but he gets his face down in the dirt and begs God's forgiveness for his sins. He doesn't stand up high and mighty, but falls to his knees or lays in a prone position in humility, and repentance. It is good for him.

Lamentations 3:30 "He giveth his cheek to him that smiteth him: he is filled full with reproach."

He bares the reproach of the Kenite, because He understand that reproach. God has told us that these things are going to happen, and the man and woman that knows the Word of God, knows that he will see these events come to pass. Then we see the reproaches of the Kenite come, he understands that it is God's will that it happen for the correction of His people, and he can then take the insults and smiting on the cheek for the sake of God's Word.

Though this is used in a personal sense, it is applied to the city of Jerusalem, and to us as a nation. It will not be any different nationally, and the Kenites cause great damage to our people not only physically, but spiritually, but we are to bear it with joy because we know it is God's prophecy being fulfilled. Let these fulfilled prophecies strengthen your faith in God's Word. Our people as a nation deserve the chastisement that is coming upon them, for their refusal to study and trust in the entire plan or Word of God. We are not to make excuses for them.

Lamentations 3:31 "For the Lord will not cast off for ever:"

The Lord is not going to caste of His servants forever.

Lamentations 3:32 "But though He cause grief, yet will he have compassion according to the multitude of His mercies."

Remember what was said in verse twenty three? God mercies are fresh every morning, and they are unlimited. What this is saying is that if God is a little rough with your brethren to straiten them out, don't worry for God is so great that in the end what ever punishment and chastisement they go through now will seem like nothing compared to eternity. This chastisement will not go on forever.

Lamentations 3:33 "For He doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men."

God does not inflict any punishment because He wants to, but He chastises because men have forced Him to. The whole reason that God cast His children from heaven to this earth, was so that they could make their mind up whether they would follow Him or Satan.

Lamentations 3:34 "To crush under His feet all the prisoners of the earth,"

Lamentations 3:35 "To turn aside the right of a man before the face of the MOST HIGH."

God doesn't enjoy punishing those that do wickedly, but he does it to same their soul in the end.

Lamentations 3:36 "To subvert a man in his cause, the Lord approveth not."

This word for "man" is "Adam" in the Hebrew. God has never approved of correction, but it has to be done for man's sake. What matters in the end is the man's soul.

Lamentations 3:37 "Who is he that saith, and it cometh to pass, when the Lord commandeth it not?

There is absolutely no one that can command something to happen before hand and have it comes to pass exactly as it was spoken, except for our Heavenly Father. What God is telling us, is that when you see the things that I have spoken come to pass, know that I am God, and I can decree it. It happened in 1948, and we saw the nation of the Kenites established, and the city of Jerusalem is occupied and controlled by these Kenites. God has proven His Word true and He is telling us to believe the rest of His Word also.

Lamentations 3:38 "Out of the mouth of the MOST HIGH proceedeth not evil and good?"

You can't draw bitter and sweet water from the same well. It is either sweet or it is bitter. If those words come from the mouth of Satan it is bitter, and if it from God's mouth it is sweet. If something sounds cruel coming from the mouth of God, then it is time that you stop and think, because you just don't understand the complete picture. Every thing that God does is for a purpose, and for the good of that person. God will not hurt His children, but He would correct them just as you would correcct your child, to hold them from some terrible fate.

Lamentations 3:39 "Wherefore doth a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins?"

What this is saying is, why does any mortal man complain, for what the man receives he gets because of his sins. In short, he has it coming to him. No man is perfect, so how can you complain when God tries to correct you in your ways. Thats the question, How can you complain when you have it coming?

Lamentations 3:40 "Let us search and try our ways, and turn our ways, and turn again to the Lord."

This means that we should search ourselves, and look closely at those things that we are saying and doing. Though this is said in a personal way, it is directed to a city or national level. It applies to Jerusalem and to our nation also, just as much as it applies to you in your personal life. We are to search the ways of our people and what we are allowing within our community, our schools, and our homes. Then ask ourselves, why is God allowing this to happen to our nation? It becomes quite obvious.

Look at what is happening in our cities today, with all the dope, murders, robberies, pornography, and violence not only with the adults, but with the youth also. Then ask yourself, why would God put up with it all? Is it starting to become clear why God is allowing these things to come upon our nation today? If our people refuse to confess their sins, then our Lord must go to these ends to draw our attention back to Himself. It is going to get far worse before it gets better. There simply is not going to be any more great revival in our country any more, it is not within the plan of God. Don't just blame it on Jerusalem, but it applies to any major city in our Land or any other christian nation where the people have turned their backs on God's Word.

Lamentations 3:41 "Let us lift up our heart with our hands unto God in the heavens."

You had better know where our strength comes from, it comes from God in the heavens.

Lamentations 3:42 "We have transgressed and have rebelled: Thou hast not pardoned."

Now again remember this is in reference to our nation, and the city of Jerusalem, don't get on a gilt trip over this verse. It is stating that the people of our nation have become stiff-necked and refused to bow to God for their transgressions and rebellion. However God will pardon any person that will lean on Jesus Christ in repentance and remorse for their sins, but as a city like Jerusalem, forget it, they are so steeped in sin, and they refuse to allow Christ's name to even be mentioned. There is no pardon for Jerusalem.

Lamentations 3:43 "Thou hast covered with anger, and persecuted us: Thou hast slain, Thou hast not pitied."

There is a time coming, but it is not until the appointed time.

Lamentations 3:44 "Thou hast covered thyself with a cloud, that our prayer should not pass through."

Again don't take this verse personally, for it is talking about cities and nations. God will not allow these cities and nations to go unpunished for the sins they are allowing to take place within their borders and limits. The national prayer will not go through because it will not be made. However your prayers daily will always reach the ear of our Heavenly Father, each and every time you call on Him in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Lamentations 3:45 "Thou hast made us as the offscouring and refuse in the midst of the people."

Stop and think for a moment, this "offscouring and refuse" that runs out from the midst of the people is nothing but "raw sewage". God is saying that is how He looks at our rebellious nation and people, when we refuse to come to him in repentance. This goes likewise to the city of Jerusalem, for their people have rejected and denounced our Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of our Heavenly Father. This is what we have come to, so don't cry over God's correcting of our land and it's people. Pray for them and the city of Jerusalem, but don't be surprised when the help simply doesn't come, for God is telling us that it won't.

Even though we have it coming, God is still love, and in His mercies He waits for the appointed time so that those few that will turn to Him in repentance can be saved, and find eternal rest for their souls.

Lamentations 3:46 "All our enemies have opened their mouths against us."

These next six verses have been reversed for the sake of drawing our attention to them in this poem. Verses {46-48] are in fact the sixteenth verse of chapter two, in this form. Verses [49-51] are the seventeenth verse in chapter two of this poem. Each verse has three lines. Remember that the number [16] means "love" in biblical numerics while the number [17] means "victory".

God is trying to tell us that even though we see what is going on, God still loves His people. And the correcting that God brings upon us in the long run brings about Love.

Lamentations 3:47 "Fear and a snare is come upon us, desolation and destruction."

Lamentations 3:48 "Mine eye runneth down with rivers of water for the destruction of the daughter of my people."

This is the city mourning over the desolation that has come upon the people of Jerusalem and the people of God's nations of the House of Israel. The city sees the wickedness of her people, and she knows the destruction that God has promised that will come upon them. This leading God's people into captivity will ultimately bring about love for our Heavenly Father.

Lamentations 3:49 "Mine eye trickleth down, and ceaseth not, without any intermission,"

This is the seventeenth verse of the poem.

Lamentations 3:50 "Till the Lord look down, and behold from heaven."

Lamentations 3:51 "Mine eye affecteth mine heart because of all the daughters of my city."

In other words, what can be seen with the eye effects the mind of the people of the city. Just because only a hand full of people looks up to God, God sends His love down on the entire city. the Lord knows the heart of each and every soul no matter where they are, and through those elect, there will be victory in the end. The daughter of Jerusalem is the bride of Christ and we shall return at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Lamentations 3:52 "Mine enemies chased me sore, like a bird, without cause."

This is saying that, "I became their enemy without a cause."

Lamentations 3:53 "They have cut off my life in the dungeon, and cast a stone upon me."

The stone that they are trying to cast upon us is Satan as their messiah. Just as Christ removed the stone that was placed over the opening of the tomb He was in, so we shall remove the stone [Satan] that the world and the Kenites try to place over us.

Lamentations 3:54 "Waters flowed over mine head; then I said, "I am cut off."

As the waters or peoples of this world try to flow over me, they try to cut me off. Now here is how to get out of that fix.

Lamentations 3:55 "I called upon Thy name, O Lord, out of the low dungeon."

Let them place that stone over the city, and set up their world rule over our nation.

Lamentations 3:56 "Thou hast heard my voice: hide not Thine ear at my breathing, at my cry."

Remember that this is the prayer of a nation and a city.

Lamentations 3:57 "Thou drewest near in the day that I called upon Thee, Thou saidst, "Fear not."

When a person or the people of a nation call upon the Lord, the Words that comes from the Father is "Fear not". God's elect are completely protected, and yet many of them tremble at what they see today. They lose their focus on God's holy Word, and the fact that every last word spoken in the Scriptures will come to pass exactly as it is written. Our faith is to be in the Lord, and in that faith there should be no fear.

Many times it is hard to understand what is going on in the world today, in the eyes of our flesh bodies, but we must remember that it must come to pass because it is written in God's Word, and it will.

Lamentations 3:58 "O Lord, Thou hast pleaded the causes of my soul; Thou hast redeemed my life."

Christ redeemed the souls of every person that will come to the Father by faith in the name of Jesus Christ. Jesus paid the price on the cross completely, but before it is your, you must reach out and take it for youselves. We do that when we repent and ask forgiveness for our sins, in Jesus name, Jesus name is our credentials to approach the throne of God. This will also come to pass for both the city and the nation.

Lamentations 3:59 "O Lord, Thou hast seen my wrong: judge Thou my cause."

Lamentations 3:60 "Thou hast seen all their vengeance and all their imaginations against me."

All of the false charges that are brought up against Jerusalem, our nation, as well as ourselves personally will be taken care of by our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. When it looks like the world and the Kenites are getting away with much, don't worry, they will get away with nothing. Jesus said in Romans 12:19; "Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, "Vengeance is Mine; I will repay, saith the Lord." "

When we read the papers and see the court systems, we can see may false charges flowing against God's people, and our nation today. God is going to answer each of these at the appointed time.

Lamentations 3:61 "Thou hast heard their reproach, O Lord, and all their imaginations against me;"

Again these false witnesses, they use their imaginations to drum up the false charges against Jerusalem and our Nation, as well as God's elect. Those false witness will get away with nothing, but will be held accountable for their lies.

Lamentations 3:62 "The lips of those that rose up against me, and their device against me all the day."

You can see it continually today, lies every where you turn, the courts, the schools, the churches and their false teaching, and even in the homes. This applies to the city of Jerusalem and the people living there as well as within our nation.

Lamentations 3:63 "Behold their sitting down, and their rising up; I am their musick."

This word "musick" in the Hebrew text would be better translated "laughing stock" or "mocking song" in English. they sing songs and mock our Lord in their music, on their new and entertainment, and the world goes right along with these Kenites and their jokes.

Lamentations 3:64 "Render unto them a recompence, O Lord, according to the work of their hands."

Now we are getting into the twenty second verse which is the acrostic of eleven. This is the conclusion of the third part of the poem of Lamentations. This is a fair statement: the city and the nation is asking God to give each person a recompence, or just reward according to the work of their hands.

Lamentations 3:65 "Give them sorrow of heart, Thy curse unto them."

Lamentations 3:66 "Persecute and destroy them in anger from under the heavens of the Lord."

There is going to be a time coming that there will be nothing left on the face of this earth that offends our Lord of any of His people. That time is very shortly, then there will be no tears and ano more sorrow. This song is given for both the city of Jerusalem, and the nation of our people at this time. The time is coming when there will be no more sin and no more pollution for they are our enemy. All these things that offend come from one stone, and that is to say Satan. We can't just blame Satan, for our people add to the cause of this sin, in our refusal to obey God, and repent to Him for our sins.

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