Jeremiah 40: 4 “Look, the whole country lies before you; go wherever you please.”
The prophet Jeremiah fully submitted himself to God’s ordained assignment for him. He submitted to the word of the Lord. That is all he ever asked the people of Jerusalem- to do-submit and obey God .
Although Jeremiah suffered greatly for this message as his own people tried to kill him several times, the word of the Lord protected him.
After Jerusalem was ransacked, torn down and burned by the Babylonians just as Jeremiah had warned, the most amazing thing happened to Jeremiah. The commander of the Babylonian guard found Jeremiah, paid respect to him and honored his word by saying, “All this happened because your people sinned against the Lord and didn’t obey Him. But today I am freeing you from your chains on your wrists…Look, the whole country lies before you; go wherever you please.” (Jer. 40:4)
If we simply submit to what God is telling us to do, we will be released. He will make seemingly hard assignments easy. Let us “chain” ourselves to the Word of God and go free as the whole country lies before us.
It has been a long 10 years since these young women went missing. we are thrilled to see their safe return home. This whole incident, the Lost being Found, reminds me of the scripture Luke 15:32: "But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; He was lost and now is Found."
I live just a few blocks from the area that the girls went missing. I was running errands at the nearby bank and noticed all the media from different parts of the World! All eyes are on Cleveland! As I contemplated on this wonderful and joyous occasion I was reminded of a prophetic word spoken over the North East Ohio Region about 10 years ago. It was written and has been circulated among the churches. In this word it said that Cleveland will be experiencing a great Revival and that all of the world would come to SEE what was happening here! Knowing that what happens in the natural is a foreshadow of what is to come in the Spiritual, I quickly understood the Miracle that was unfolding before our eyes! The return of the ones being held Captive, 3 women who lost the most exciting decade of any persons life, Young Adulthood; to be found and given another chance at life, what a picture of the condition of our generation today! The young adults are being held captive by perverse lies. They are being held captive by sin and lust of the flesh, and yes against their Spiritual Will. These young women's spirits were vexed. They will never be the same, their innocence stolen. Our children's innocence is being stolen and people between the ages of 14 and 30 are being deceived by the great deceiver and father of lies.
But God! He has promised Revival on this land. the Lost will be Found! and they will come home and regain their identity in Christ! They will come home and receive true freedom! Their wounds will be healed and their hearts mended!!
Look Up, and see the harvest! Look up and see God's glorious salvation come!
“For though the Lord is exalted, he regards the lowly, but the haughty he knows from far away.” (Psalm 138:6)
A friend is someone who connects with you because he understands you. We all have a deep desire to be understood by someone. Some things we can’t put into words. Our inner being longs to be known.
A friend of God understands God’s desires to be known. This is how we minister to Him- by stretching ourselves to understand Him better. Spend more time on a Bible verse until it melts into your spirit.
It doesn’t get any better than this, guys!