Why is this Happening (14th End Times Series)
Jeremiah 4:19-22: My bowels, my bowels! I am pained at my very heart; my heart maketh a noise in me; I cannot hold my peace, because thou hast heard, O my soul, the sound of the trumpet, the alarm of war. 20: Destruction upon destruction is cried; for the whole land is spoiled: suddenly are my tents spoiled, and my curtains in a moment. 21: How long shall I see the standard, and hear the sound of the trumpet? 22: For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are sottish children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.
Jeremiah 4:23-27: I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form, and void; and the heavens, and they had no light. 24: I beheld the mountains, and, lo, they trembled, and all the hills moved lightly. 25: I beheld, and, lo, there was no man, and all the birds of the heavens were fled. 26: I beheld, and, lo, the fruitful place was a wilderness, and all the cities thereof were broken down at the presence of the LORD, and by his fierce anger. 27: For thus hath the LORD said, The whole land shall be desolate; yet will I not make a full end.
Why is this Happening Jeremiah 4-5 ?
(God is grieved. Why? He is grieved because He had this cry recorded in Jeremiah to teach the church and to reveal the answer to this problem of unproductiveness and stagnation. I will show you His deliverance later. Let’s read on.)
Jeremiah 4:28-31: For this shall the earth mourn, and the heavens above be black: because I have spoken it, I have purposed it, and will not repent, neither will I turn back from it. 29: The whole city shall flee for the noise of the horsemen and bowmen; they shall go into thickets, and climb up upon the rocks: every city shall be forsaken, and not a man dwell therein. 30: And when thou art spoiled, what wilt thou do? Though thou clothest thyself with crimson, though thou deckest thee with ornaments of gold, though thou rentest thy face with painting, in vain shalt thou make thyself fair; thy lovers will despise thee, they will seek thy life. 31: For I have heard a voice as of a woman in travail, and the anguish as of her that bringeth forth her first child, the voice of the daughter of Zion, that bewaileth herself, that spreadeth her hands, saying, Woe is me now! for my soul is wearied because of murderers.
(I am applying all this to the condition of the church and the world today. The church is, for the most part, no more effective in ministry than those trained for that purpose in the world. I’m saying we should be walking by faith in God not “do it yourself” programs. I’m saying we should be healed by the power of our super-natural God not by doctors and medicine. We should be able to lay hands on the sick and they should recover. We should be able to convey the power and majesty of the Lord Jesus Christ to a dying world and see many resurrected to new life. We should see confessing Christians living as new creatures in Christ Jesus.)
God says to us:
Jeremiah 5:1-2: Run ye to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, and see now, and know, and seek in the broad places thereof, if ye can find a man, if there be any that executeth judgment, that seeketh the truth; and I will pardon it. 2: And though they say, The LORD liveth; surely they swear falsely.
(I believe that is how God sees the church today. I know that He has a remnant that has not bowed their knee to Baal. I’m talking about the church that the world sees – the one that keeps dressing up to impress the world, but she is not clothed in the glory of the Lord and the beast is going to strip her naked.
But take heart for the prayer warriors are busy and they are travailing and the birth that God wants will take place.)
Jeremiah 5:3-5: O LORD, are not thine eyes upon the truth? thou hast stricken them, but they have not grieved; thou hast consumed them, but they have refused to receive correction: they have made their faces harder than a rock; they have refused to return. 4: Therefore I said, Surely these are poor; they are foolish: for they know not the way of the LORD, nor the judgment of their God. 5: I will get me unto the great men, and will speak unto them; for they have known the way of the LORD, and the judgment of their God: but these have altogether broken the yoke, and burst the bonds.
Jeremiah 5:6-9: Wherefore a lion out of the forest shall slay them, and a wolf of the evenings shall spoil them, a leopard shall watch over their cities: every one that goeth out thence shall be torn in pieces: because their transgressions are many, and their backslidings are increased. 7: How shall I pardon thee for this? thy children have forsaken me, and sworn by them that are no gods: when I had fed them to the full, they then committed adultery, and assembled themselves by troops in the harlots’ houses. 8: They were as fed horses in the morning: every one neighed after his neighbour’s wife. 9: Shall I not visit for these things? saith the LORD: and shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?
Jeremiah 5:10-13: Go ye up upon her walls, and destroy; but make not a full end: take away her battlements; for they are not the LORD’s. 11: For the house of Israel and the house of Judah have dealt very treacherously against me, saith the LORD. 12: They have belied the LORD, and said, It is not he; neither shall evil come upon us; neither shall we see sword nor famine: 13: And the prophets shall become wind, and the word is not in them: thus shall it be done unto them.
(God has had His prophets crying out and exhorting the people to turn wholly to the Lord, but many leaders do not completely agree with this evaluation. They assure the people that a few adjustments will make everything all right. But true Christianity is a radical about face. And those who are half-hearted are not empowered to walk by the spirit. This is why many have sincerely chosen to follow Jesus, but have followed man instead. Their lower nature still had enough power to sway their decisions and actions. This is the state of the church today.
This is why we can be described as baron and desolate as in Isaiah 26:18: We have been with child, we have been in pain, we have as it were brought forth wind; we have not wrought any deliverance in the earth; neither have the inhabitants of the world fallen.)
What God says will happen to the whore:
Revelation 17:1: And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters:
Revelation 17:15: And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.
Revelation 17:16: And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.
Revelation 19:2: For true and righteous are his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand.
(The whore is all those who join the Babylonian way to thinking and living. Babylon is where the foolish, ungodly, and vain philosophers live. To remedy this situation, God is going to allow the beast to have his head for a season. He will strip the whore naked and at that time many will call upon the Lord in a true state of repentance and will be enabled to put on the wedding garment – Jesus Christ.)
Jeremiah 5:14-17: Wherefore thus saith the LORD God of hosts, Because ye speak this word, behold, I will make my words in thy mouth fire, and this people wood, and it shall devour them. 15: Lo, I will bring a nation upon you from far, O house of Israel, saith the LORD: it is a mighty nation, it is an ancient nation, a nation whose language thou knowest not, neither understandest what they say. 16: Their quiver is as an open sepulchre, they are all mighty men. 17: And they shall eat up thine harvest, and thy bread, which thy sons and thy daughters should eat: they shall eat up thy flocks and thine herds: they shall eat up thy vines and thy fig trees: they shall impoverish thy fenced cities, wherein thou trustedst, with the sword.
Jeremiah 5:18-24: Nevertheless in those days, saith the LORD, I will not make a full end with you. 19: And it shall come to pass, when ye shall say, Wherefore doeth the LORD our God all these things unto us? then shalt thou answer them, Like as ye have forsaken me, and served strange gods in your land, so shall ye serve strangers in a land that is not yours. 20: Declare this in the house of Jacob, and publish it in Judah, saying, 21: Hear now this, O foolish people, and without understanding; which have eyes, and see not; which have ears, and hear not: 22: Fear ye not me? saith the LORD: will ye not tremble at my presence, which have placed the sand for the bound of the sea by a perpetual decree, that it cannot pass it: and though the waves thereof toss themselves, yet can they not prevail; though they roar, yet can they not pass over it? 23: But this people hath a revolting and a rebellious heart; they are revolted and gone. 24: Neither say they in their heart, Let us now fear the LORD our God, that giveth rain, both the former and the latter, in his season: he reserveth unto us the appointed weeks of the harvest.
Jeremiah 5:25-31: Your iniquities have turned away these things, and your sins have withholden good things from you. 26: For among my people are found wicked men: they lay wait, as he that setteth snares; they set a trap, they catch men. 27: As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit: therefore they are become great, and waxen rich. 28: They are waxen fat, they shine: yea, they overpass the deeds of the wicked: they judge not the cause, the cause of the fatherless, yet they prosper; and the right of the needy do they not judge. 29: Shall I not visit for these things? saith the LORD: shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this? 30: A wonderful and horrible thing is committed in the land; 31: The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?
God’s remedy is:
Isaiah 54:1-5: Sing, O barren, thou that didst not bear; break forth into singing, and cry aloud, thou that didst not travail with child: for more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife, saith the LORD. 2: Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations: spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes; 3: For thou shalt break forth on the right hand and on the left; and thy seed shall inherit the Gentiles, and make the desolate cities to be inhabited. 4: Fear not; for thou shalt not be ashamed: neither be thou confounded; for thou shalt not be put to shame: for thou shalt forget the shame of thy youth, and shalt not remember the reproach of thy widowhood any more. 5: For thy Maker is thine husband; the LORD of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called.
Isaiah 54:6-10: For the LORD hath called thee as a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, and a wife of youth, when thou wast refused, saith thy God.7: For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great mercies will I gather thee. 8: In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment; but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith the LORD thy Redeemer. 9: For this is as the waters of Noah unto me: for as I have sworn that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth; so have I sworn that I would not be wroth with thee, nor rebuke thee. 10: For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the LORD that hath mercy on thee.
Isaiah 54:11-17: O thou afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, behold, I will lay thy stones with fair colours, and lay thy foundations with sapphires. 12: And I will make thy windows of agates, and thy gates of carbuncles, and all thy borders of pleasant stones. 13: And all thy children shall be taught of the LORD; and great shall be the peace of thy children. 14: In righteousness shalt thou be established: thou shalt be far from oppression; for thou shalt not fear: and from terror; for it shall not come near thee. 15: Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by me: whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall for thy sake. 16: Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the coals in the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy. 17: No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.
(Some will say; “There, you see, God promised the church peace and prosperity.” Yes, He did. And that’s what He intends to give her just as soon as she quits whoring around and receives a heart to be a chaste virgin unto the Lord. At that time, the wedding feast will take place.)
© Sylvia Huffnagle
She has four Inspirational Romance: "In the Palm of His Hand", "The Gift of Love", "Choose Life", and "A Time and A Season."
She also has three Bible-based non-fiction: "Bible Living Quiz Book." "Transformed, 121 Biblical Articles", and "Resurrected Christ in Me".
She completed a book of short stories: "Yea, Though I Walk," and one compilation taken from William Federer’s American Minutes: "God in America".