Three-Month Bible Reading Notes – Part 6 – Jeremiah, Section 1

– God’s people did not believe Jeremiah was a true prophet until either danger had approached, war hit them, or the murder of Pharaoh. How can we test so-called prophets today if the prophecies take time to come to fruition? I say, ask the Father to show you and wait for the answer.

– Both Isaiah and Jeremiah repeat themselves a lot.

– Jeremiah did no miracles nor was a witness to positive outcomes of his prophecies.

1:5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you.” This famous passage brings tears to my eyes.

Psalm 139:13-16 “For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well. My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them.”

Job 10:8 “Your hands shaped me and altogether formed me. Would You now turn and destroy me?”

Psalm 119:73 “Your hands have made me and fashioned me; give me understanding to learn Your commandments.”

Ecclesiastes 11:5 “As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the bones are formed in a mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things.”

Isaiah 43:1 and Isaiah 44:2 “Thus says the LORD who made you and formed you from the womb, Who will help you…”

Isaiah 49:1 “Listen to Me, O islands; pay attention, O distant peoples: The LORD called Me from the womb; from the body of My mother He named Me.”

Isaiah 49:5 “And now the LORD says, Who formed Me from the womb to be His Servant…”

Galatians 1:15 “But when God, who set me apart from my mother’s womb and called me by His grace, was pleased…”

1:11-12 Moreover the word of the LORD came to me, saying, “Jeremiah, what do you see?”

And I said, “I see a branch of an almond tree.”

Then the LORD said to me, “You have seen well, for I am ready to perform My word.”

Numbers 17:8 “Now it came to pass on the next day that Moses went into the tabernacle of witness, and behold, the rod of Aaron, of the house of Levi, had sprouted and put forth buds, had produced blossoms and yielded ripe almonds.” The Father established His authority through His power.

1:16 “Because they have forsaken Me… and worshiped the works of their own hands.”

Isaiah 2:8 “Their land is full of idols; they bow down to the work of their hands, to what their fingers have made.”

Isaiah 37:19 “They have cast their gods into the fire and destroyed them, for they were not gods, but only wood and stone—the work of human hands.”

Revelation 9:20 “Now the rest of mankind who were not killed by these plagues still did not repent of the works of their hands.”

Technology and entertainment anyone?

1:19 They will fight against you, but they shall not prevail against you. For I am with you,” says the Lord, “to deliver you.” AGAIN! Because they had disobeyed, AGAIN!

2:3 “Israel [God is upright, God strives, the upright striving for God] was holiness to the LORD, the firstfruits [beginning results] of His increase. All that devour him will offend; disaster will come upon them,” says the LORD. James 1:18 “He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we would be a kind of firstfruits of His creation.”

2:6Neither did they say, ‘Where is the Lord, Who brought us up out of the land of Egypt?’” Notice how often the Exodus is brought up? How important is this today?

2:24 “A wild donkey used to the wilderness, that sniffs at the wind in her desire; in her time of mating, who can turn her away? All those who seek her will not weary themselves; in her month they will find her.”

Genesis 16:12 “[Ishmael] will be a wild donkey of a man, and his hand will be against everyone, and everyone’s hand against him; he will live in hostility toward all his brothers.”

Job 24:5 “Indeed, like wild donkeys in the desert, the poor go to work foraging for food; the wasteland is food for their children.

Israel is like Ishmael and his descendants, acting like the Father never provided for them.

2:25Withhold your foot from being unshod [ashamed], and your throat from thirst [deprived]. But you said, ‘There is no hope [trust in God]. No! For I have loved aliens, and after them I will go.’”

God had wanted them to treat the strangers among them well, not become like the surrounding nations. If they had obeyed, foreigners would have desired to become as Israel, serving the Lord, getting blessed in return. Influence is a powerful force.

2:28 “But where are the gods you made for yourselves? Let them rise up in your time of trouble and save you if they can.” LOL!

2:31 “O generation, see the word of the LORD! Have I been a wilderness to Israel, Or a land of darkness? Why do My people say, ‘We are lords; We will come no more to You’?”

Mark 9:19 He answered him and said, “O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you?”

Numbers 14:11 Then the LORD said to Moses: “How long will these people reject Me? And how long will they not believe Me, with all the signs which I have performed among them?”

2:33 “Why do you beautify your way to seek love? Therefore you have also taught
the wicked women your ways.” Israel caused their women to sin. Remember, the Moabite women were sent to entice the men of Israel to sin.

Hosea 4:14 “I will not punish your daughters when they commit harlotry, Nor your brides when they commit adultery; For the men themselves go apart with harlots, And offer sacrifices with a ritual harlot. Therefore people who do not understand will be trampled.”

Men were the ones messing around with temple prostitutes, which encouraged the women to prostitute themselves.

2:34Also on your skirts is found the blood of the lives of the poor innocents.” They have caused the innocent (helpless, children) to die and see nothing wrong with it.

3:1 “They say, ‘If a man divorces his wife, And she goes from him and becomes another man’s, May he return to her again?’ Would not that land be greatly polluted? But you have played the harlot with many lovers; Yet return to Me,” says the LORD.

Deuteronomy 24:4 “…then the husband who divorced her first may not remarry her after she has been defiled, for that is an abomination to the LORD. You must not bring sin upon the land that the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance.”

Genesis 2:24 “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.” Also see Matthew 19:5, Mark 10:7, Mark 10:8, 1 Corinthians 6:16, Ephesians 5:31.

Marital purity was/is paramount, spiritually speaking, because the God-given, reproductive force of sexual energy used outside of God’s Order (in nature) and Will (direction for use) maintains and spreads the first sin’s corruption over the Earth. This opens mankind to evil influences, whether it be from entities, people, or society (culture) as a whole. Sex, simply put, is the strongest spiritual activity corrupt mankind will ever experience. It is even greater than murder, since more people have sex than kill. This is why Scripture either mentions or alludes to the sexual behavior involved with idolatry. Also sacrificing the fruit of sexual activity (children) bares a double consequence: pollution of the environment (2 Kings 3:27, Numbers 35:33, Genesis 4:10, Genesis 9:6, Deuteronomy 19:10, Deuteronomy 19:13, Deuteronomy 21:1-9, Proverbs 6:17, 1 Samuel 19:5, 26:15, 1 Kings 2:31, Matthew 27:4, Matthew 27:24) and insulting the Father’s work (Leviticus 18:21, Leviticus 20:2-5, Deuteronomy 18:10, Deuteronomy 12:31, 2 Kings 16:3, 2 Kings 17:17, 2 Kings 21:6, 2 Chronicles 28:3, 2 Chronicles 33:6, Psalm 106:37, Psalm 106:38, 7:31, 19:5, 32:35).

3:3 “You have had a harlot’s forehead [mindset]…” LOL!

3:4 “My Father, You are the guide of my youth?”

Genesis 45:8 [Joseph said,] “He has made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house, and a ruler throughout all the land of Egypt.”

Judges 17:10 Micah said to [the Levite], “Dwell with me, and be a father and a priest to me…”

Judges 18:19 “And [the Danites] said to [the Levite], “Be quiet, put your hand over your mouth, and come with us; be a father and a priest to us.”

A father is a strong guard, guide, advisor—all three belong to the Lord, even today.

3:13 “Only acknowledge your iniquity, that you have transgressed against the Lord your God, and have scattered your charms to alien deities under every green tree, and you have not obeyed My voice,” says the Lord.

Nehemiah 9:2 “Those of Israelite descent separated themselves from all the foreigners, and they stood and confessed their sins and the iniquities of their fathers.”
Psalm 106:6 “We have sinned like our fathers; we have done wrong and acted wickedly.”

Daniel 9:20 “Now while I was speaking, praying, and confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel, and presenting my supplication before the Lord my God for the holy mountain [capital city] of my God [Jerusalem]…”
1 John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

3:16 “Then it shall come to pass, when you are multiplied and increased in the land in those days,” says the Lord, “that they will say no more, ‘The ark of the covenant of the Lord.’ It shall not come to mind, nor shall they remember it, nor shall they visit it, nor shall it be made anymore.”

Isaiah 65:17 “For behold, I will create new heavens and a new earth. The former things will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind.”

31:31-34 “Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah, not like the covenant that I made with their fathers on the day when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, my covenant that they broke, though I was their husband, declares the Lord. For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the Lord: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts. And I will be their God, and they shall be my people. And no longer shall each one teach his neighbor and each his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, declares the Lord. For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.”

1 Corinthians 13:10 “But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.”

3:17 “At that time Jerusalem shall be called The Throne of the Lord, and all the nations shall be gathered to it, to the name of the Lord, to Jerusalem. No more shall they follow the dictates of their evil hearts.”

Revelation 2:27He shall rule them with a rod of iron. They shall be dashed to pieces like the potter’s vessels.’ [Psalm 2:9]— as I also have received from My Father.”

4:16 “Make mention to the nations, yes, proclaim against Jerusalem, that watchers [besiegers] come from a far country and raise their voice against the cities of Judah.”

4:23 “I beheld the earth, and indeed it was without form, and void. And the heavens, they had no light.”

Genesis 1:2 Now the earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters.

5:31The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests rule by their own power; and My people love to have it so. But what will you do in the end?” This is true today.

6:10 “Indeed their ear is uncircumcised…”

Deuteronomy 10:16 “Circumcise your hearts, therefore, and stiffen your necks no more.”

Acts 7:51 “You stiff-necked people uncircumcised in heart and ears! You always resist the Holy Spirit, just as your fathers did.” Also see Leviticus 26:41, Deuteronomy 30:6, 4:4, 9:25, Romans 2:27, Romans 2:29, 9:26.

6:14 and 8:11 “For they have healed the hurt of the daughter of My people slightly, saying, ‘Peace, peace!’ when there is no peace.”

Ezekiel 13:10 “…they have seduced My people, saying, ‘Peace!’ when there is no peace…”

1 Thessalonians 5:3 “Peace and safety!”

Also see 14:13, 23:17, 23:32.

7:11 “…a den of thieves.” Also see Matthew 21:13, Mark 11:17, Luke 19:46.

7:16, 11:14, 14:11 “Do not pray for these people.” A prophet was to pray over the people.

8:2 “[The enemy] shall spread [Judah] before the sun and the moon and all the host of heaven, which they have loved and which they have served and after which they have walked, which they have sought and which they have worshiped. They shall not be gathered nor buried; they shall be like refuse on the face of the earth.”

9:22 “Even the carcasses of men shall fall as refuse on the open field, like cuttings after the harvester, and no one shall gather them.

Also see 2 Kings 9:37, 2 Kings 23:5, Psalm 53:5, Psalm 83:10, Job 39:30, Matthew 24:28, Luke 17:37, Habakkuk 1:8.

8:22 “Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there? Why then is there no recovery for the health of the daughter of my people?”

Revelation 3:18 “I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see.”

9:5 “They have taught their tongue to speak lies. They weary themselves to commit iniquity.”

Romans 7:23 “But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.”

Romans 8:5 “For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit.”

2 Corinthians 10:5 “Casting down arguments [imagination] and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ…”

Galatians 5:17 “For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish.”

Romans 12:2 “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”

Ephesians 4:23 “…and be renewed in the spirit of your mind…”

Your mind is under your control. You are allowed to reject thoughts that would cause chaos and disaster. Rebuke the adversary, if need be.

9:7 “Behold, I will refine them and try [test] them.”

Psalm 66:10 “For You, O God, have tested us; You have refined us like silver.:
Proverbs 17:3 “A crucible for silver and a furnace for gold, but the Lord is the tester of hearts.”
Proverbs 25:4 “Remove the dross from the silver, and a vessel for a silversmith will come forth.”

Isaiah 1:25 “I will turn My hand against you; I will thoroughly purge your dross; I will remove all your impurities.”
Isaiah 48:10 “See, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have tested you in the furnace of affliction.”
6:27 “I have set you as an assayer [examiner] and a fortress among My people, that you may know and test their way.”

6:29 “The bellows blow fiercely. The lead is consumed by the fire. The smelter refines in vain, for the wicked are not drawn off.”

Malachi 3:3 “He will sit as a refiner and a purifier of silver; He will purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, That they may offer to the Lord an offering in righteousness.”

Job 7:18 “That You should visit him every morning, and test him every moment?”

Job 23:10 “Yet He knows the way I have taken; when He has tested me, I will come forth as gold.”
1 Peter 1:7 “…that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ…”

1 Peter 4:12 “Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you.”

1 Corinthians 3:13 “…each one’s work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one’s work, of what sort it is.”

Psalm 81:7 “I tested you at the waters of Meribah.”

If you believe that God tests us everyday, every second, and act accordingly, you have the fear of the Lord.

9:15 “…therefore thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: ‘Behold, I will feed them, this people, with wormwood [poison], and give them water of gall [bitter] to drink.’”

Revelation 8:11 “The name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters became wormwood, and many men died from the water, because it was made bitter.”

Also see 23:15, Lamentations 3:15, Lamentations 3:19, Amos 5:7, Amos 6:12, Isaiah 5:20.

9:24 “But let him who glories [boasts] glory [boast] in this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the Lord, exercising loving-kindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth. For in these I delight,” says the Lord. Also see 1 Corinthians 1:31, 2 Corinthians 10:17, Galatians 6:14, Psalm 20:7, Psalm 34:2, Psalm 44:8, Luke 1:46, 1 Samuel 2:1.

Do I know You enough, Lord, to boast of You in Your holy Name?

10:2 Thus says the Lord: “Do not learn the way of the Gentiles. Do not be dismayed at the signs of heaven, for the Gentiles are dismayed at them.”

Deuteronomy 4:19 “And take heed, lest you lift your eyes to heaven, and when you see the sun, the moon, and the stars, all the host of heaven, you feel driven to worship them and serve them, which the LORD your God has given to all the peoples under the whole heaven as a heritage.”

Genesis 2:1 “Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array.”

Deuteronomy 17:3 “…who has gone and served other gods and worshiped them, either the sun or moon or any of the host of heaven, which I have not commanded…”
The celestial sky is our clock (
Genesis 1:14, Psalm 104:19), not for worship.

10:23 “O Lord, I know the way of man is not in himself; It is not in man who walks to direct his own steps.”

Proverbs 16:9 “A man’s heart plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps.”

Also see Proverbs 3:6, Proverbs 16:1, Proverbs 20:24, Isaiah 26:7, Proverbs 16:3, Psalm 37:5, Psalm 37:24, Psalm 55:22, 1 Peter 5:7.

10:24 “Correct me, O Lord, in Your mercy, not Your anger lest I come to nothing.”
I have this one memorized.

10:25 “Pour out Your fury on the Gentiles, who do not know You, and on the families who do not call on Your name; for they have eaten up Jacob, devoured him and consumed him, and made his dwelling place desolate.”

Psalm 79:6 “Pour out Your wrath on the nations that do not know You, And on the kingdoms that do not call on Your name.”

Revelation 16:1 Then I heard a loud voice from the temple saying to the seven angels, “Go, pour out on the earth the seven bowls of God’s wrath.”

He has, is, and will pour out His wrath. Amen.

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