'Silence is the ultimate verbal diminishing of the word of the lord'.
~Dr. Dan Abaldo
Jer 26:1 In the beginning of the reign of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah came this word from the LORD, saying,
Jer 26:2 Thus saith the LORD; Stand in the court of the LORD'S house, and speak unto all the cities of Judah, which come to worship in the LORD'S house, all the words that I command thee to speak unto them; diminish not a word:
Jer 26:3 If so be they will hearken, and turn every man from his evil way, that I may repent me of the evil, which I purpose to do unto them because of the evil of their doings.
Jer 26:4 And thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the LORD; If ye will not hearken to me, to walk in my law, which I have set before you,
Jer 26:5 To hearken to the words of my servants the prophets, whom I sent unto you, both rising up early, and sending them, but ye have not hearkened;
Jer 26:6 Then will I make this house like Shiloh, and will make this city a curse to all the nations of the earth.
Jer 26:7 So the priests and the prophets and all the people heard Jeremiah speaking these words in the house of the LORD.
Jer 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.
Jer 26:9 Why hast thou prophesied in the name of the LORD, saying, This house shall be like Shiloh, and this city shall be desolate without an inhabitant? And all the people were gathered against Jeremiah in the house of the LORD.
diminish not a word-
DIMINISH, v.t. [L., to lessen; less.]
1. To lessen; to make less or smaller, by any means; opposed to increase and augment; as, to diminish the size of a thing by contraction, or by cutting off a part; to diminish a number by subtraction; to diminish the revenue by limiting commerce, or reducing the customs; to diminish strength or safety; to diminish the heat of a room. It is particularly applied to bulk and quantity, as shorten is to length.
2. To lessen; to impair; to degrade.
I will diminish them, that they shall no more rule over the nations. Ezek 29.
3. In music, to take from a note by a sharp, flat or natural.
To diminish from, to take away something.
Neither shall you diminish aught from it Deu 4.
DIMINISH, v.i. To lessen; to become or appear less or smaller. The size of an object diminishes, as we recede from it.
If you faithfully speak all, and exactly what the lord says and declare the Bible Truths, the result will be the same today as it was in Jeremiahs day, this is the day we are in.
Vrs 9....... And all the people were gathered against Jeremiah in the house of the LORD.
Where we the people who came against the Prophet, against the word hos spoke with out diminishing it? The house of the lord, the Church.
Our worse enemies will soon be those in the apostate Church. They will be angry that the bible believers will not let up, will not ease up, and we will not give up-until death.
diminish not a word; soften not any expression or alter any word, by putting one more smooth for one rough; or change the accent, or abate of the vehemency of delivering it; but both for matter manner, and form let it be as directed, without any subtraction and diminution, change or alteration: a rule which every minister of the word ought to attend to; seeking not to please men, but God that sends him and Christ whose minister he is.
Stand in the court of the Lord’s house; in the largest court of the temple, where the most may hear what thou sayest, and there speak to all those that dwell in any of the cities of Judah (from whence they were wont to come up, more especially thrice in a year to the temple to worship, Psa_122:4).
In the gate or court of that house wherein they have such a confidence do thou stand, so Jer_7:2 and declare unto them what I command thee.
Diminish not a word; neither smoothing what may appear rough, nor suppressing what may offend them, entirely delivering my will unto them, not shunning to declare unto them the whole counsel of God, as Paul, Act_20:27.
Paul did not diminish the word, as we read in the NT
Act 20:27 For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God.
Act 20:28 Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.
Act 20:29 For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.
Act 20:30 Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.
Act 20:31 Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.
Hebrew word for Diminish;
A primitive root; to scrape off; by implication to shave, remove, lessen or withhold: - abate, clip, (di-) minish, do (take) away, keep back, restrain, make small, withdraw.
Look up these verses in the O.T. where this Hebrew word is used.
Total KJV Occurrences: 23
Exo_5:8, Exo_21:10, Deu_4:2, Deu_12:32, Jer_26:2, Eze_5:11
Num_36:3-4 (3), Ecc_3:14
I want you to really understand all you can about this one important word. Diminish.
This is a crises today, most ministers are guilty, most Christians are guilty, the apostate seeker friendly, make no waves , go with the flow, religion- is the American Church of 2016.
WE will give an account for everything we say, how we say it, and what we did not say. Silence is the ultimate verbal diminishing of the word of the lord. If you were given a word and do not obey, the lord will one day require this of you saints.
A Vow Of No Silence must be the order of the day.
Hab 1:13 Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity: wherefore lookest thou upon them that deal treacherously, and holdest thy tongue when the wicked devoureth the man that is more righteous than he?
This October 1, 2016, may this be so, may you start out this month with a new fire, obedience, and speak aloud and clear, so all may understand and say yes or no.
WE are desperate for the remnant to take up spiritual warfare and be bold as lion's, we need the ones who are not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, is that you reader ? It can be you, today.
Hab 2:1 I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved.
Hab 2:2 And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.
Hab 2:3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.
Think on this, better yet, apply this and speak the word in holy boldness and never, ever, diminish the Holy Bible, the holy word of the lord.