Summary: God commands Jeremiah to preach the word again after King Jehoiakim cuts it up and throws it in the fire. God word will be preached again and again. You can cut it. You can burn it. You can throw it away, but the word of God shall stand forever.
PREACH IT AGAIN!
©ERIC ROGERS,PH.D. CHURCHWITHOUTWALLSCHICAGO.COM 2016
PREACH IT AGAIN! JEREMIAH 36:23-24
In the Old Testament Book or Prophecy of Jeremiah, the 36 Chapter, the 23 and the 23-24 and the 28 verses…..
These strange….these spiritual…these sacred…these sanctified words are recorded……..
23 And it came to pass, that when Jehudi had read three or four leaves, he cut it with the penknife, and cast it into the fire that was on the hearth, until all the roll was consumed in the fire that was on the hearth.
24 Yet they were not afraid, nor rent their garments, neither the king, nor any of his servants that heard all these words.
27Then the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah, after that the king had burned the roll, and the words which Baruch wrote at the mouth of Jeremiah, saying,
28 Take thee again another roll, and write in it all the former words that were in the first roll, which Jehoiakim the king of Judah hat
The God of Heaven and Earth….Creator of the Universe and Our Eternal and Everlasting Father is still in the blessing business.
God is still speaking to man through the ages and across the tracks of time.
He is doing it live and in color through His eternal and everlasting word and
Every now and then He steps down through the pages of history and
Every now and then He steps down across the sands of time to intervene into the affairs of men.
He has proclaimed his Word to a dying world. And His word will stand and last forever.
The Psalmist reminded you and I that
“God has been our dwelling place in all generations.
“Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.
Thou turnest man to destruction; and sayest, Return, ye children of men.
For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night.
Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep: in the morning they are like grass which groweth up.
In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up; in the evening it is cut down, and withereth.
For we are consumed by thine anger, and by thy wrath are we troubled.
Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of thy countenance.
For all our days are passed away in thy wrath: we spend our years as a tale that is told.
The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away. ( KJV Psalm 90)
The Psalmist said.. thou word have I hid in my hear that I may not sin against thee. (Psalm 119:11 KJV)
The word is that It is appointed unto man once to die and then cometh the judgement. (Heb 9:27 KJV)
The word is that we need to be still and know that He is God. (Psalm 46:10 KJV)
The word is that God is our refuge and a very present help in the time of need. (Psalm 46:1 KJV)
And Revelation recorded…. In the end when it is all over…
When we have run the last mile of the race…had our last supper…prayed our last prayer and done all that our little hands and little minds can do down here
We are saved by the word of our testimony and the Blood of Lamb.
And I don’t know how you feel about it…but
It would do us good if we would every now and then just stop, look, and listen to the Word of God.
I wish I had some help up in here today because.
The Word God is the same yesterday, today and forever.
Oh the world may change. People may change. The wind may blow, the rain may fall, the storms may rage and every dog has its day
But the Word God is the same yesterday, today and forever.
It is infallible….. without error.. It is incredible….awesome and amazing. It is invincible. It is eternal and everlasting …forever and ever.
It tells me who I am, what I am, how I am and what I shall become.
It tell me who I am and whose I am and that I am not my own but I have been bought with a price.
And I don’t mind telling you today that:
The record is according to God that to everything there is a season..a time and purpose under heaven. There is a time be born a time to die. A time to laugh and a time to cry.