Jeremiah a true prophet of God
By Craig C. White
The Prophet Jeremiah told Israel to repent from worshiping false gods or the true God would judge them. The people didn’t like Jeremiah’s message. The people rejected Jeremiah along with his message and his God. The people threatened to kill Jeremiah. They cast him in a muddy dungeon (Jer 38:6). The king of Israel kept Jeremiah in prison because he said that Babylon would overrun Jerusalem. Jeremiah was in prison when Babylon attacked Jerusalem. The people figured that they could make their own way through life. God’s message was just too burdensome (Jer 23:33-38)
Jeremiah had it tough. God even commanded Jeremiah not to marry or to have children because of the terrible things that were coming upon Jerusalem. Everybody hated Jeremiah because of the things that God told him to say. Yet Jeremiah remained faithful. I am certain that he will receive great reward.
In the following verse Jeremiah is speaking to God. Jeremiah is recounting the trouble that speaking God’s message had brought to him personally.
Jeremiah 20:7 O LORD, thou hast deceived me, and I was deceived: thou art stronger than I, and hast prevailed: I am in derision daily, every one mocketh me.
Jeremiah was a true prophet of God. But Jeremiah had a lot of competition. Many false prophets told the people that God would bless the nation of Israel. They said that God told them in a dream that the nation of Israel would prosper. God would certainly not judge Israel. Unfortunately the people rejected Jeremiah’s message and listened to these false prophets. Very soon most of them were dead or carried away as slaves to Babylon.
Jeremiah 23:25-26 I have heard what the prophets said, that prophesy lies in my name, saying, I have dreamed, I have dreamed. 26 How long shall this be in the heart of the prophets that prophesy lies? yea, they are prophets of the deceit of their own heart;
Today Jeremiah is speaking yet again. Jeremiah 49:23-27 tells us that Turkey will invade northwestern Syria and then destroy Damascus. The Turkish Army has already entered Syria. After the destruction of Damascus the Prophet Ezekiel says that Turkey will lead the forces that are now fighting in Syria into Israel. Today an invading army is once again predicted to come against Israel. In fact wide spread disaster is prophesied for the entire world. I’m sorry to say that Jeremiah’s message is being rejected just like it was before Babylon conquered Jerusalem and Judah.
Jeremiah warned Israel about the coming Babylonian invasion. Babylon wiped out Jerusalem. They burned the city. Many were killed or carried away captive, the rest were left to starve. It was terrible. Today Jeremiah is still telling us about a yet future time of trouble for Jerusalem that will be even worse than the Babylonian invasion.
Jeremiah 30:7 Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble; but he shall be saved out of it.
In Jeremiah’s day the people preferred to listen to the false prophets. They chose to believe that everything was going to be OK. Today not much has changed. Modern day false prophets are saying that building a new temple in Jerusalem will bring lasting peace to Israel and also to the world. That’s not what God told Jeremiah.
Jeremiah 23:15-17 They say still unto them that despise me, The LORD hath said, Ye shall have peace; and they say unto every one that walketh after the imagination of his own heart, No evil shall come upon you.
Many people are still listening to the false prophets. The false prophets are saying that God will prosper you. They are claiming that God spoke to them in a dream. They are saying that the United States will be destroyed because it is not mentioned in the Bible, while they neglect the things that are mentioned in the Bible. The false prophets predict great spiritual revival while they refuse to believe Jeremiah’s warnings. The false prophets have many followers.
Jeremiah is known as the “weeping prophet” because he was so sad about the terrible time of trouble that was coming upon Jerusalem. Jeremiah was distraught that the people had rejected God’s warning. Jeremiah was also sorrowful about the terrible way that he was treated throughout his life.
I cannot compare myself to Jeremiah but I am going to anyway. Many people are upset with me for being so certain about Jeremiah’s predictions. I am telling you with certainty that Turkey will invade northwestern Syria and then destroy Damascus because I am certain. The Turkish Army has already entered Syria. Jeremiah 49:23-27 is ready to be fulfilled!
Jeremiah 49:24 Damascus is waxed feeble, and turneth herself to flee, and fear hath seized on her: anguish and sorrows have taken her, as a woman in travail.
I am also certain about a few other things. Like the fact that Turkish President Erdogan is the Antichrist, and that the Resurrection and Rapture, and also the Tribulation is close at hand!
Many people are rejecting my reports. Some of them have even suggested that I am a false prophet. They say that I am misleading people and that I should be killed. It’s bad enough that they don’t believe me but when the messenger is rejected along with the message it becomes disheartening. Like Jeremiah, my own people are rejecting me. So I salute Jeremiah a true prophet of God. Your life was filled with difficulties because you faithfully served God. When I see you after the resurrection you and I will be good friends. You will be happy to know that somebody believed the message that you suffered to tell.