Summary: To show the prayers of Jeremiah against his enemies.
Can we pray double destruction for our enemies?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show the prayers of Jeremiah against his enemies.
Jeremiah 17:18 (Amplified Bible)
17:18 Let those be put to shame who persecute me, but let me not be put to shame; let them be dismayed, but let me not be dismayed. Bring on them the day of evil, and destroy them with double destruction.
Praise, worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS for we don't have to take vengeance on our enemies but You will be the One to do it for us. It's really a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the Living GOD.
Double destruction upon our enemies
A. Author: Jeremiah - the weeping prophet or lamenting prophet
B. Date written: 627 - 580 B.C.
C. Purpose: To declare GOD's judgement upon His people, to call them to repentance and spiritual restoration
D. To whom written: Judah
E. Main Themes: backsliding, bondage, Jew's restoration
F. Keyword: heart
Jeremiah 2:19 (Amplified Bible)
2:19 Your own wickedness shall chasten and correct you, and your backslidings and desertion of faith shall reprove you. Know therefore and recognize that this is an evil and bitter thing: [first,] you have forsaken the Lord your God; [second,] you are indifferent to Me and the fear of Me is not in you, says the Lord of hosts.
Jeremiah 31:33 (Amplified Bible)
31:33 But this is the covenant which I will make with the house of Israel: After those days, says the Lord, I will put My law within them, and on their hearts will I write it; and I will be their God, and they will be My people.
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. Shame and dismay to the persecutors
"Let those be put to shame who persecute me, but let me not be put to shame; let them be dismayed, but let me not be dismayed."
Shame, confounded or "bush" in Hebrew meaning:
1. to pale
2. to be ashamed
3. to be disappointed or delayed
5. become dry
Dismayed or "chathath" in Hebrew meaning:
1. to prostrate - lying at length, or with the body extended on the ground or other surface.
Proverbs 24:16 (Amplified Bible)
24:16 For a righteous man falls seven times and rises again, but the wicked are overthrown by calamity.
2. to break down by violence, confusion and fear
3. beat down
5. scare, terrify
Psalms 35:4 (Amplified Bible)
35:4 Let them be put to shame and dishonor who seek and require my life; let them be turned back and confounded who plan my hurt!
Psalms 40:14 (Amplified Bible)
40:14 Let them be put to shame and confounded together who seek and require my life to destroy it; let them be driven backward and brought to dishonor who wish me evil and delight in my hurt!
Psalms 70:2 (Amplified Bible)
70:2 Let them be put to shame and confounded that seek and demand my life; let them be turned backward and brought to confusion and dishonor who desire and delight in my hurt.
Psalms 83:17-18 (Amplified Bible)
83:17 Let them be put to shame and dismayed forever; yes, let them be put to shame and perish,
83:18 That they may know that You, Whose name alone is the Lord, are the Most High over all the earth.
Imagine our enemies these are the people who hate us without cause, they are already in this situation and if you pray for more of it in their lives, they're gonna really seek GOD and ask GOD for help.
B. Day of evil be upon them and double destruction
"Bring on them the day of evil, and destroy them with double destruction."
Double or "mishneh" in Hebrew meaning:
4. twice as much
Destruction or "shibron" in Hebrew meaning:
1. rupture - the act of breaking or bursting; the state of being broken or violently parted
For a believer, pray that he will be caught in rapture, for an unbeliever, pray that he will be ruptured.
Revelation 18:6 (Amplified Bible)
18:6 Repay to her what she herself has paid [to others] and double [her doom] in accordance with what she has done. Mix a double portion for her in the cup she mixed [for others].
Jeremiah 16:18 (Amplified Bible)
16:18 First [before I bring them back to their land] I will doubly recompense and punish them for their iniquity and their sin, because they have polluted My land with the carcasses of their detestable idols and with the abominable things offered to false gods with which they have filled My inheritance.