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  1. The Book Of Jeremiah St. Mina Coptic Church Hamilton, On

  2. Jeremiah

  3. About the Prophet Jeremiah • Began young, and could say, from his own experience, that it is good for a man to bear the yoke in his youth, the yoke both of service and of affliction • God touched Jeremiah’s mouth, who was yet but young, nothing was said of the purging of his iniquity (1:9), reason of his tender years, he had not so much sin to answer for • Continued long a prophet, 50 years • Began in the thirteenth year of Josiah, when things went well under that good king • he continued through all the wicked reigns that followed

  4. About the Prophet Jeremiah • A reproving prophet, sent in God’s name to tell Jacob of their sins • To warn them of the judgments of God that were coming upon them • A weeping prophet; commonly called • A mournful observer of the sins of his people and of the desolating judgments that were coming upon them • Those who imagined our Saviour to be one of the prophets thought him to be Jeremiah (Matthew 16:14), because he was a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief • Persecuted by his own people more than any of the prophets

  5. Outline of the Book • The Call of Jeremiah (1) • Prophecies to Jerusalem and Judah (2-35) • Warnings and Exhortations to Judah • Promises of Restoration • The Sufferings of Jeremiah (36-38) • The Fall of Jerusalem • Prophecies to Foreign Nations (46-51) • Historical Appendix (52)

  6. Introduction • “’This is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after that time,’ declares the LORD. ‘I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts I will be their God, and they will be my people’” (31:33) • Jeremiah means (“Yahweh lays a foundation.”) • Date: 626 BC ~ sometime after 586 • Written, was destroyed (by King Jehoiakim), rewritten in a state of constant turmoil and danger • Theme: The Judgment of God

  7. Kings • Josiah (640-609) Jeremiah came in the 13th yr of his reign • Jehoahaz (609) • Jehoiakim (~597): A king under Egypt and Babylon. • Revolted against Nebu. Died in captivity. • Burned the scroll of God’s word. (36) • Jehoiachin (597) A political prisoner in Babylon for 37 yrs • Zedekiah (~587) • Jeremiah pleaded to submit to Babylon. Caused a famine. (32:36) • Imprisoned Jeremiah. Jeremiah prophesies 70 yrs of exile (25). • His sons were slain and his own eyes were put out. • Carried in chains to Babylon.

  8. Invasions • Josiah (640-609) • Jehoahaz (609) • Jehoiakim (~597) • Babylon becomes a super power nation. • Babylon’s 1st invasion (606) – Daniel… • Jehoiachin (597) • Babylon’s 2nd invasion (598) • Zedekiah (~587) • Babylon’s 3rd invasion (588) • The Fall of Jerusalem (586) – Jeremiah…

  9. Prophets • Contemporary Prophets • Beginning: Nahum, Zephaniah, and Habakkuk • End: Daniel and Ezekiel • There were false prophets • Preached good things to the people (14, 23, 30-34) • Prophesied lies in God’s name. • People loved to hear them. • Prophets were persecuted and killed • i.e. Uriah prophesied against the people of Judah and fled in fear to Egypt. But he was caught in Egypt and brought back. The king Jehoiakim had him struck down with a sword.(26)

  10. Prophecies • Judah’s Forsaking God / Idolatry  God forsakes them. • Coming Destruction • Warnings  Repentance • The Broken Covenant • Drought, Famine, Sword, and Captivity • Messages about Egypt, the Philistines, Moab, Ammon, Edom, Damascus, Kedar, Hazor, Elam, and Babylon (46-51)

  11. Judah In Prophecies • Idolatry: sacrifices to other gods (7:18), idols inside the temple (7,32) • Sacrificed their own children!!! (7:31) • No One Is Upright (5:1) • Godless and Lying Priests & Prophets (23) • “Peace, peace,’ they say, when there is no peace.” (8:11) • Use their power unjustly (23:10) • Prophesied by Baal and led people astray (23:25)

  12. Judah In Prophecies (cont.) • Kings, priests, and his people refused to accept Jeremiah’s message. • “They made their faces harder than stone and refused to repent” (5:3) • “A wild donkey sniffing the wind in her craving -- in her heat…” (2:24) • An unfaithful wife (3:20) • Well fed lusty horses (5:7-9)

  13. Prophecies • Promises of the Messiah • “’when I will raise up to David a righteous Branch,’” (23:5) • “I will make a righteous Branch sprout from David’s line;” (33:15) • “The LORD Our Righteousness” (23,33) • Restoration & Deliverance (30,33)

  14. Fulfillments of Prophecies As a result… • Jerusalem was besieged by Babylonian army (588-586) • By the sword, famine and plague the city of Jerusalem was destroyed • The fall of Jerusalem (586) • Judah went into captivity. (3,023 people including King Zedekiah)

  15. Fulfillments of Prophecies • Restoration & Deliverance • Zerubbabel (538 BC) • Ezra (457) • Nehemiah (445) • The temple was rebuilt (515) • Eventually by the Messiah (Righteous Branch)

  16. Jeremiah – The Man • Seventy years after the death of Isaiah • A native of Anathoth, from a priest’s family • A priest and prophet • When he was very young, God called him.(1:5,6) • Ordained by God • 1:17~19 imply how hard his life of mission would be. • Single (16:2) • Forty years with great faithfulness (626 BC ~ sometime after 586)

  17. Jeremiah’s Struggle • No prophet wrote much about his own agony except Jeremiah. (12, 20) • “O Lord , you deceived me, and I was deceived; you overpowered me and prevailed.” (20:7) • “Cursed be the day I was born!” (20:14) But • “You are always righteous, O Lord” (12) • “But the Lord is with me like a mighty warrior” (20:11)

  18. Jeremiah = We • Called when we were very young. • Kingdom of priests – Bible teachers • Carrying unpopular messages • Rejected and ignored many times

  19. Jeremiah – His Sufferings • Threatened and persecuted by people • “Do not prophesy in the name of the Lord or you will die by our hands” (11:21) • Social rejection, Betrayed by his own relatives • Mocked and ridiculed by people. • Accused of treason, beaten, and imprisoned • Thrown into a muddy cistern, sank in the mud, and left starving for dead • (Stoned to death in Egypt  tradition)

  20. God In Jeremiah • “Why does the way of the wicked prosper? • Why do all the faithless live at ease?” (12) • Creator of all things (10:12-16; 51:15-19) • Omnipotent (32:27; 48:15; 51:57) • Omnipresent (23:24) • Sovereign Deliverer (20:11, 32:17-25) • Lord of the Nations (5:15; 18:7-10; 25:17-28; 46-51): The Potter and the Clay(18)

  21. What I learn • People like good things to hear. They deceive themselves having false security. (military power & economy) • How terrible idolatry is! It brings God’s wrath! • Importance to accept the messages of warning and repentance • Having spiritual insight about my life and the world. • Jeremiah’s life of mission - used wholly as God’s instrument. - delivered messages from God to his people faithfully - Obedience to the will of God until he died • God’s yearning heart toward Judah “Obey me and I will be your God and you will be my people” (7:23)

  22. Q&A