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Summary: This is a series on it’s time to deciede. Mainly for young people to make up thier minds to serve the Lord. But it is also for us older ones in life. We all must decide.

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THE DIRTY GIRDLE

JEREMIAH 13:1-11

JEREMIAH WAS ASKED TO DO SOME HARD THINGS.

AS A RESLUT HE FOUND HIMSELF WANTING TO QUIT.

LIKE MUST OF US TODAY TIMES GET HARD WE WANT TO QUIT.

LET’S LOOK AT SOME REASONS WHY HE WANTED TO QUIT THE MINISTRY. HE WANTED TO GIVE UP ON GOD, & GO BACK TO THE WORLD. I’M TALKING BACK TO THE HOG PEN, & GO BACK TO HIS VOMIT.

JERMEMIAH THE WEEPING PROPHET WANTED TO QUIT ON GOD. (HEY, YOU DO THE SAME WITH LESS THAN HE WENT THROUGH)

LET’S SEE HE WAS MOCKED ALL THE TIME (MAYBE WE CAN REALATE TO THAT)

HE SUFFERED MUCH PERSCUTION (THIS IS ALWAYS PART OF THE MINISTRY)

FROM WHERE WAS THIS COMING:

1.FAMILY MEMBERS:

Jeremiah 12:6 For even thy brethren, and the house of thy father, even they have dealt treacherously with thee; yea, they have called a multitude after thee: believe them not, though they speak fair words unto thee.

MAY I SAY IN LOVE THEY WILL BE THE FIRST.

THE FIRST TO FORSAKE YOU IS YOUR OWN FAMILY

2.BY HIS OWN TOWNSMAN:

Jeremiah 11:21 Therefore thus saith the LORD of the men of Anathoth, that seek thy life, saying, Prophesy not in the name of the LORD, that thou die not by our hand:

WAS TOLD NOT TO PREACH WHAT GOD WANTED OR THEY WOULD KILL HIM

SOUNDS LIKE THE CHURCH TODAY DON’T PREACH TO HARD & TOO LONG OUR WE WILL LEAVE THE CHURCH

I SAY GOODBYE! I LOVE YOU! BUT MUST PREACH GOD’S WAY

3.HE WAS ARRESTED & FLOGGED: (BEATEN)

Jeremiah 37:11-16

THE STORY HERE-THE CHALDENAS HAVE TAKEN JERUSALEM

THE ARMY OF EGYPT WAS COMING TO HELP JERSUSALEM

THE CALDENAS GOT WORD OF THIS & IN FEAR LEFT

ONE PROBLEM GOD HAD A PLAN JERUSALEM STILL HAD TO BE PUNISHED FOR THEIR SINS

SO THE CHALDEANS LEFT IN FEAR BUT THE WOUNDED LEFT BEHIND GOD SAID IN

Jeremiah 37:10 For though ye had smitten the whole army of the Chaldeans that fight against you, and there remained but wounded men among them, yet should they rise up every man in his tent, and burn this city with fire.

SO WE FIND IN JEREMIAH 37:13 THAT JERMEMIAH WAS AT THE GATE Of THE CITY THE CAPTAIN OF THE WARD SAW HIM. THOUGHT HE WAS TRYING TO LEAVE AND JOIN UP WITH THE CHALDEANS WHO FLED.

JEREMIAH TELLS HIM IN VERSE 14 “IT IS FALSE; I FALL NOT AWAY TO THE CHALDEANS

BUT HE HARKENED NOT TO JEREMIAH. HE WAS TAKEN BEFORE THE PRINCES AND THEY WELL LET’S SEE IN

Jeremiah 37:15-16 Wherefore the princes were wroth with Jeremiah, and smote him, and put him in prison in the house of Jonathan the scribe: for they had made that the prison. When Jeremiah was entered into the dungeon, and into the cabins, and Jeremiah had remained there many days;

4.HE WAS WHIPPED & PUT IN STOCKS:

Jeremiah 20:2 Then Pashur smote Jeremiah the prophet, and put him in the stocks that were in the high gate of Benjamin, which was by the house of the LORD.

5.HE WAS ALMOST MURDED BY A ANGRY MOB:

Jeremiah 26:8 Now it came to pass, when Jeremiah had made an end of speaking all that the LORD had commanded him to speak unto all the people, that the priests and the prophets and all the people took him, saying, Thou shalt surely die.

6.HE WAS REDCULED BY A FALSE PROPHET

HE WAS PLACED IN THE DUNGEON (THE PIT):

Jeremiah 38:6 Then took they Jeremiah, and cast him into the dungeon of Malchiah the son of Hammelech, that was in the court of the prison: and they let down Jeremiah with cords. And in the dungeon there was no water, but mire: so Jeremiah sunk in the mire.

MIRE IS SOGGY GROUND, DEEP MUD, & SLUSH. THIS WAS SO BAD THAT IT STANK

JUST THINK THIS IS WHERE HE HAD TO SLEEP, EAT, & GO TO THE BATHROOM. HE HAD T0 WASH & BATH HIMSELF IN THIS MESS. HE SAT IN IT, STOOD IN IT, & WALKED IN IT.

JEREMIAH WAS DISCOURGED. HE WANTED TO QUIT & THROW IN THE TOWEL. AS WE WOULD SAY IN TEXAS HANG UP HIS SPURS. IN ENGLISH STOP PREACHING THE WORD OF GOD.

WHO COULD BLAME HIM

AFTER ALL LOOK WHAT HE WENT THRU IN THE NAME OF THE LORD.

Jeremiah 20:9A Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name. KEEP IN MIND WHAT THE LORD JESUS ALSO SUFFERED. MAY I SAY BY FAR MORE THAN THIS

IF YOU ARE TRULY A PERSON OF GOD YOU WILL GO ON.

JEREMIAH IS SAYING I QUIT!!!!!!

NO MORE SOUL WINNING

NO MORE TEACHING

NO MORE PREACHING

NO MORE SERVING

I QUIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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