Summary: GOD'S PHONE NUMBER
Jeremiah 33:1-16 GOD'S PHONE NUMBER
God visited Jeremiah in prison. with this great prayer promise.
I. The PERSON called --"Call unto me…" 2 Thus saith the LORD the maker thereof, the LORD that formed it, to establish it; the LORD is his name;
A. The One who has FOUNDED us.
B. The One who has FRAMED us.
C. The One who has FIXED us. He has established us.
II. The PROMISE confirmed --"…I will answer thee…"
A. The love of God promises what is best for us.
B. The wisdom of God perceives what is best for us.
C. The power of God performs what is best for us.
ILLUS.--While crossing the Atlantic on an oceanliner, F.B. Meyer was asked to deliver a message to the passengers on "Answered Prayer."
An agnostic answered, "I didn't believe a word of it." - two oranges
I have been seasick for days. I was asking my Father to send me an orange.
III. The PROVISION conferred --"…and shew thee great and mighty things…"
Ch 32:17 Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee:
18 Thou shewest lovingkindness unto thousands, and recompensest the iniquity of the fathers into the bosom of their children after them: the Great, the Mighty God, the LORD of hosts, is his name, 19 Great in counsel, and mighty in work: for thine eyes are open upon all the ways of the sons of men: to give every one according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings:
A. Great counsel. B. Mighty works.
IV. The PROFIT conveyed "…which thou knowest not."
-- Expect the unexpected! God always exceeds our request!
A. Curing 6 Behold, I will bring it health and cure,
B. Claiming 7 I will cause the captivity of Judah and the captivity of Israel to return
C. Cleansing 8 And I will cleanse them from all their iniquity,
D. Crowning 9 And it shall be to me a name of joy, a praise and an honour before all the nations of the earth,
E. Coming 15 In those days, and at that time, will I cause the Branch of righteousness to grow up unto David; and he shall execute judgment and righteousness in the land.