Monthly Archives: January 2016

Like a Wasteland

For this is what the Lord says about the palace of the king of Judah: “Though you are like Gilead to me, like the summit of Lebanon, I will surely make you like a wasteland, like towns not inhabited.   I … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Community, Christian Leadership, Christianity, Covenant, Discernment, Faith, Following God, Free Will, Jeremiah, Obedience, Prophecy, The Nature of God | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Cool Waters from Distant Sources

Therefore this is what the Lord says: “Inquire among the nations: Who has ever heard anything like this? A most horrible thing has been done by Virgin Israel.   Does the snow of Lebanon ever vanish from its rocky slopes? Do … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Community, Christian Leadership, Christianity, Covenant, Discernment, Following God, Jeremiah, Life Together, The Earthly Realm, The Nature of God | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Roots by the Stream

This is what the Lord says: “Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who draws strength from mere flesh and whose heart turns away from the Lord .   That person will be like a bush in the wastelands; they … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Covenant, Death and Dying, Discernment, Discipleship, Following God, Free Will, Jeremiah, Obedience, reconciliation, Redemption, The Earthly Realm, The Nature of God, The Spiritual Realm | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

An Old Apple Tree

I will send four kinds of destroyers against them,” declares the Lord , “the sword to kill and the dogs to drag away and the birds and the wild animals to devour and destroy. I will make them abhorrent to … Continue reading

Posted in Conflict, Covenant, Discernment, Following God, Free Will, Jeremiah, Obedience, Prophecy, The Earthly Realm, The Nature of God | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Do Idols Bring Rain?

Have you rejected Judah completely? Do you despise Zion? Why have you afflicted us so that we cannot be healed? We hoped for peace but no good has come, for a time of healing but there is only terror.   We … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Covenant, Discernment, Discipleship, Following God, Jeremiah, Obedience, Prophecy, reconciliation, Redemption, The Nature of God | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Famine and Sword

Then the Lord said to me, “The prophets are prophesying lies in my name. I have not sent them or appointed them or spoken to them. They are prophesying to you false visions, divinations, idolatries and the delusions of their … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Leadership, Christianity, Discernment, Discipleship, Jeremiah, Obedience, The Earthly Realm, The Nature of God | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Unfilled Jars

This is the word of the Lord that came to Jeremiah concerning the drought:   “Judah mourns, her cities languish; they wail for the land, and a cry goes up from Jerusalem.   The nobles send their servants for water; they go … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Covenant, Following God, Free Will, God's Love for Us, Jeremiah, Obedience, reconciliation, Redemption, religion, The Earthly Realm, The Nature of God, The Spiritual Realm, Trusting God | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments