Bible In One Year-Day 145 (Sunday, May 25, 2014)
Commentary: Jer22-24. God, in His infinite mercies always sound series of warnings before He takes action against any injustice. He admonished the kings of Judah concerning their duties going by the covenant on Mount Sinai;
Jeremiah 22:3 “Thus saith the LORD; Execute ye judgment and righteousness, and deliver the spoiled out of the hand of the oppressor: and do no wrong, do no violence to the stranger, the fatherless, nor the widow, neither shed innocent blood in this place.”
At the same time He gave clues to receiving rewards for both obedience and disobedience (verses4-5). Unfortunately, they disobeyed God’s instruction. In subsequent verses, He proclaimed judgment over them. The most terrible of the pronouncement was against Jehoiachin, otherwise called Coniah.
Jeremiah 22:28-30 “Is this man Coniah a despised broken idol? is he a vessel wherein is no pleasure? wherefore are they cast out, he and his seed, and are cast into a land which they know not?O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the LORD.Thus saith the LORD, Write ye this man childless, a man that shall not prosper in his days: for no man of his seed shall prosper, sitting upon the throne of David, and ruling any more in Judah.”
God called nature (earth) to take record against him and his descendants. There was no way he would not walk on the face of the earth and there was no way he would not eat of the produce from the earth. Unfortunately, the same earth had taken record of God’s judgment against him. The earth was never to favor him and his descendants because of this. Jehoiachin was in captivity for 37 years. All the food he ate was not for him but that which was given by the king of Babylon. He used the prime of his life in captivity
The earth is bearing record against a lot of people right from their ancestry and the battle they are fighting now springs from that aspect. Only Jesus, the Ancient of days, can bring total deliverance to such people.
Colossians 2:14-15 “Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it.”
If a man’s battle is linked with the earth, the prayers of such should not be done with full stomach; which means to fast and pray until something happens. The contents of the prayer points should be dictated by the Holy Spirit. However, I encourage us to fight all battles in the name of Jesus; that is the only name that could do the miraculous. There is no sin committed that is not in the record of the earth and there is no sin perpetrated that is not done on earth. Only the blood of Jesus can remove such records. If you have to commit any known sin, remember that the earth bears record. It is good for us to note that the blotting out of the evil handwriting is a finished work of the Lord Jesus, we only need to apply it to the situation with repentance.
Jeremiah 23:6 “In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.”
Let us ask for the old path where we could find rest. Let us listen to the trumpet’s sound, wherewith we could escape the calamity to come. May His mercy speak for us in the name of Jesus. Our reading for today is Jer25-27. Keep the fire burning and alive.