Jer 11:7 For I earnestly protested unto your fathers in the day that I brought them up out of the land of Egypt, even unto this day, rising early and protesting, saying, Obey my voice.
Jer 11:8 Yet they obeyed not, nor inclined their ear, but walked every one in the imagination of their evil heart: therefore I will bring upon them all the words of this covenant, which I commanded them to do; but they did them not.
Jer 11:9 And the LORD said unto me, A conspiracy is found among the men of Judah, and among the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
Hebrew word fro Protest hear is,
1) to return, repeat, go about, do again
1a) (Piel) to surround, go round and round
1b) (Pilel) to restore, relieve
1c) (Hithpalel) to be restored
2) to bear witness
2a) (Qal) to bear witness, say again and again
2b1) to testify, bear witness
2b2) to cause to testify, take or call as witness, invoke
2b3) to protest, affirm solemnly, warn, exhort or enjoin solemnly, admonish, charge
2c) (Hophal) to protest, give warning
Part of Speech: verb
For I earnestly protested unto your fathers,.... Or "witnessing, witnessed" (g); testified his great affection for them; importunately solicited their observation of his precepts for their good; and strictly cautioned them against neglect and disobedience:
the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt; See Gill on Jer_11:4,
even unto this day, rising early, and protesting, saying, obey my voice; that is, from the time of the giving of the law, in all successive ages, to the present time, he had sent his prophets to them, time after time, morning by morning, early and late, to press, exhort, and stir them up to an obedience to his will, and to warn them of the evils that would come by disobedience to it.
He opens the charter upon which their state was founded and by which they held their privileges.
They had forgotten the tenor of it, and lived as if they thought that the grant was absolute and that they might do what they pleased and yet have what God had promised, or as if they thought that the keeping up of the ceremonial observances was all that God required of them.
He therefore shows them, with all possible plainness, that the thing God insisted upon was obedience, which was better than sacrifice. He said, Obey my voice, Jer_11:4 and again Jer_11:7.
“Own God for your Master; give up yourselves to him as his subjects and servants; attend to all the declarations of his mind and will, and make conscience of complying with them. Do my commandments, not only in some things, but according to all which I command you; make conscience of moral duties especially, and rest not in those that are merely ritual; hear the words of the covenant, and do them.” 1. This was the original contract between God and them, when he first formed them into a people.
It was what he commanded their fathers when he first brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, Jer_11:4 and Jer_11:7. He never intended to take them under his guidance and protection upon any other terms. This was what he required from them in gratitude for the great things he did for them when he brought them from the iron furnace. He redeemed them out of the service of the Egyptians, which was perfect slavery, that he might take them into his own service, which is perfect freedom, Luk_1:74, Luk_1:75.
2. This was not only laid before them then, but it was with the greatest importunity imaginable pressed upon them, Jer_11:7. God not only commanded it, but earnestly protested it to their fathers, when he brought them into covenant with himself. Moses inculcated it again and again, by precept upon precept and line upon line.
3. This was made the condition of the relation between and God, which was so much their honor and privilege: “So shall you be my people and I will be your God; I will own you for mine, and you may call upon me as yours;” this intimates that, if they refused to obey, they could no longer claim the benefit of the relation. 4. It was upon these terms that the land of Canaan was given them for a possession: Obey my voice, that I may perform the oath sworn to your fathers, to give them a land flowing with milk and honey, Jer_11:5. God was ready to fulfill the promise, but then they must fulfill the condition; if not, the promise is void, and it is just with God to turn them out of possession.
Dear reader this is a very serious message, may all heed. Esp. the Church under Judgment. A message, not to the remnant true believers, but the Church and people under judgment
In our day and age we are seeing world wide protest, it is a rising issue, many have the feeling they are being unjustly treated, and maybe so, but in this word we see the lord has His protest, against mans injustice, disobedience, waywardness, and such.
You will never find in the N.T. where we are to take up arms as Christians, or even protest, turn the other cheek, hate taxes, everyone does, but render unto Caesar what is Caesars, no matter how high the Tax. The Kings taxed the heck out of it's subjects, hence the real tea party in Boston, gone are those days, we were still a nation under the lord.
The tea party movement, the OWS movement are now all known to be ran by the powers that be. I posted recently an article by Adrew Strom, ‘why the Tea Party Is UN-Christian’, a very good read. If you have not read it, it is on the right link.
This fits well with what this message. Man says I have my rights, I have my freedoms, I have my own domain, yes, the constitution says all this, but the constitution is already gone, it was dying a slow death and is now dead, the lord almighty has allowed this due to his Judgments on his people.
The Russians leaders have always said, we will never have to invade America, as she will destroy herself. These are true and wise words.
Freedom has a price tag; it must be free in Christ and not mere freedoms with out Christ. You have no freedom without Christ. This is a different kind of freedom, freedom from sin, freedom from a heavy burden, freedom from death, and such.
America has used its freedoms as a tool for wickedness, hay I am 21 the law says I can drink, Gamble, see a porno shows, whatever, yes the law gives you that freedom, and this freedom also will cause you your soul, and it has. Hence, we are under judgment. Freedom has destroyed us, freedom is serious and if abused it historically is always lost.
I am free to believe what I want to, all paths lead to God, I choose to believe this, and I chose to believe that, again it is in the constitution freedom of religion, but see what freedom can also do. Once we make our freedoms a tool to sin, eventually in comes judgment.
I was meditating on what it will be like in the days ahead. It will be like when Jesus was on Earth, under the Roman occupation, yet he spoke peace, pray for your enemies, love your enemies, render unto Caesar what is Caesars , and render unto God, what is God's, so few render unto God what is his, and you are his. The lords occupy movement; his protest is holy, righteous and loving.
I was thinking, what it must have been like for the People under the Roman occupation and other occupations, like Germany, U.S.S.R, China, Communism.
Show me your papers, being pushed around, verbally, physically abused, told to shut up or else, and so people chose to shut up.
We in N.America and the West have never experienced this, but we will soon. Many will yell out, I am a US Citizen, I have rights, I have the Constitutional rights, and I am..................Under Judgment.
We lose our freedoms and rights when under Judgment, part of Judgment includes captivity, labor camps, no constitution and so be it. Jesus ministered in a police state and soon so will we.
I thought how it would be when you are being pushed around and by people with guns. Laughed at, scorned, abused etc. It is the way it will be, and it is the lords Judgment.
All of this could have been avoided, if back many years ago, we as a nation turned back to the Lord, we are far past 2Chron 7:14, no, it is to late for that.
Judgment is already on us. Those who are still alive and see the new America, with no rights, will be shocked, but the Church stood Idly by, it said nothing, it did nothing, this is why Judgments begin in the house of God, it shows the world if I judge my own people this hard, what will your coming judgment be like.
It is not all the fault of D.C., congress, the white house, anyone, it all started with the church and it's disobedience and falling from God, because they have freedoms, to do what ever they choose, and they chose wrong.
I have received more persecution for preaching the truth of ancient and N.T. bible standards on Passivity, but it is in the word, the word is clear on this.
We must not fight whats coming, or we will be fighting the lord, no matter how wicked his rod of correction is, tyranny, we must simply use the prayer closet and fight spiritual battles. The militias, the oath keeps, patriots, constitutionalists, are mostly non- Christian, well they are under double judgement.
Every wants freedom, but with out Jesus. The second revolution will fail, as I said, men might as well shoot guns up in the sky and try to hit God, because this is His Judgment, we must accept what is coming and prepare to be shocked at first. Many other countries have gone through this, all of History, since the creation of man, has had the same thing happen over and over, as history repeats.
The Apostate Church has the word of the lord protesting against it, his people the lord has a protest against them, not the government, it starts with the Christian. In the text, The Prophet said, repeatedly the Lord protested against his people, but they would not listen.
The lord once again has a protest against the church, he is judging this nation because of the Church, it has come into politics and the nation has now rejected the name of Jesus, so our wall of protection and blessing are gone. It is a done deal.
This is the occupy movement all Christians must pay attention to, the lord Almighty’s occupying The Church And Nation, this is the current occupy movement in protest against his Church. Think on this.