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Reflections of warning: Jeremiah 2

Posted in Uncategorized by Uncle Jaque on 05/18/2017

Wed. May 17, 2017:
From Jeremiah 2:

21.   “Yet I had planted thee a noble vine, wholly a right seed: how then art thou turned into the degenerate plant of a strange vine unto me?

22.   For though thou wash thee with nitre, and take thee much soap, yet thine iniquity is marked before me, saith the Lord God.”

Now I’m not at all into “Replacement Theology” according to which YHVH has rejected Israel as His “Chosen People” due to their rejection of Yeshua as their Moshiach (Christ), and has replaced them as a Nation with the Christian Church.

I am open to the alternative theory of “Reflective Theology” (I don’t think they teach that in Seminary) by which as European and later American societies which were founded and dedicated to the premise of divine authority under YHVH became branches or a reflection of Israel, to kind of pick up where Israel left off after the atoning sacrifice of Yeshua.

By no means has the God of Israel totally abandoned or forsaken His original People or His Nation.

What they may lack in terms of the ancient Covenant and acceptance of the Messianic Prophecies, I believe they will make up for in the fullness of time.

(Zech. 12:10 ~ “And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.”)

If we here in the US are a “reflection” of Israel, does that imply that we are subject to the same expectations which our Founders assumed in dedication, and will we be similarly held accountable for our transgressions of the essential Covenant?

Do the Scriptural warnings and admonitions such as those found here in Jeremiah, and the consequences for transgressions that the Prophet warns us about still apply to us as much as they do to the Nation of Israel, which after 2000 years of exile has recently become a Nation again?

Rabbi Jonathan CAHN seems to speculate as much in his best selling book “The Harbinger”, in which he warns that we are being warned, and about to be judged, every bit as much as ancient Israel had been.

If you have not read it I would strongly recommend it.

When former President Obama proclaimed publicly the America was no longer a “Christian Nation”, I’m afraid that he was right.

How can any nation proclaim itself as “Christian” or “Jewish” for that matter when it not only embraces but celebrates abomination before YHVH – such as “legalized” prenatal infanticide (more popularly known as “a woman’s right to choose”) and the sale of butchered baby parts (the left denies the humanity of the pre born, just like they denied the humanity of the Slaves, and much of Islam still denies the humanity of the “Kuffir” or non-Muslims – particularly Christians and Jews)?

How can we assume the continued provision and protection of a divine providence when we have perverted the holy sacrament of “Marriage” by imposing “laws” to establish homosexual unions (which YHVH clearly abhors) – and viciously persecuting those who due to their Faith and traditional values are reluctant to accept or support the legitimacy of such “gay” marriages, and the political re defining of “Family” to include them?

I’m praying for Revival – a return to a saving relationship with our Creator and at least His absolute moral standards – here in America, in Israel, and around the World.

It might not happen until a severe and catastrophic “Tribulation”, during which the hammer of Divine judgment will come down hard on all Humanity – but as some point I expect the survivors (and there might not be all that many of us at that point) to wake up, repent, and return to our spiritual roots.

The times Jeremiah spoke of have already happened to some extent at limited times and to specific people groups. I opine that those partial fulfillments, as harsh as they were, served as warnings; a preview of what humanity should expect If we don’t get our collective acts together.

Thus far, most of us don’t seem to be taking the hint, are we?

We can be Nineveh, to which Jonah reluctantly ministered and inspired a saving revival…

…Or we can be Sodom and Gomorrah – and most of us remember what happened to them.

Choose wisely.

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