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I Bought a Field. A work of true faith!!

Jeremiah 32: Jerusalem was then under siege from the Babylonian army, and Jeremiah was imprisoned in the courtyard of the guard in the royal palace. King Zedekiah had put him there, asking why he kept giving this prophecy: “This is what the Lord says: ‘I am about to hand this city over to the king of Babylon, and he will take it. King Zedekiah will be captured by the Babylonians[c] and taken to meet the king of Babylon face to face. He will take Zedekiah to Babylon, and I will deal with him there,’ says the Lord. ‘If you fight against the Babylonians, you will never succeed.’” At that time the Lord sent me a message. He said, “Your cousin Hanamel son of Shallum will come and say to you, ‘Buy my field at Anathoth. By law you have the right to buy it before it is offered to anyone else.’”

So Jeremiah bought a field in his hometown of Anathoth because the Lord told him to do it. Jeremiah just prophesied and was put in prison for it, the downfall of Jerusalem and now God is telling him to buy a field because the story is not over yet? It is one thing to say God is faithful,, but still another to believe it with our actions. Jeremiah was going to be given the opportunity by God to put some "feet" to his "faith." Here is what happened.

Jeremiah 32:So I bought the field at Anathoth, paying Hanamel seventeen pieces of silver for it. 10 I signed and sealed the deed of purchase before witnesses, weighed out the silver, and paid him. Did you get the action of Jeremiah above? God said buy the field and Jeremiah bought the field! It is one thing for us to say "I have faith" and still another to react to that faith when God speaks to us through His Word and the Holy Spirit. Why wouldn't we react in the way Jeremiah did? 1. The world is more present in our thoughts than God. We have let the world influence our belief system and a decline in our faith will not prove fruitful for us. 2. We don't know what God is saying to do because we don't study His Word. I believe in the Bible. All of the Bible. My Bible says "God can do ALL THINGS!" In the present condition of our world, it might be tough to say that and mean it. Just think about Jeremiah's time and the thought that the Babylonian empire was about to take over and imprison everyone! But our faithful God told Jeremiah "Go buy some land 'cause this is all coming back to you."

No wonder Jeremiah prayed this prayer in Jeremiah 32: 17 “O Sovereign Lord! You made the heavens and earth by your strong hand and powerful arm. Nothing is too hard for you! 18 You show unfailing love to thousands, but you also bring the consequences of one generation’s sin upon the next. You are the great and powerful God, the Lord of Heaven’s Armies. 19 You have all wisdom and do great and mighty miracles. You see the conduct of all people, and you give them what they deserve. 20 You performed miraculous signs and wonders in the land of Egypt—things still remembered to this day! And you have continued to do great miracles in Israel and all around the world. You have made your name famous to this day.

Will you trust God in ALL things? Will you follow His Word, the Bible? Will you bend your will to His and follow His directions? Then you have just stepped on the road to victory and God will provide....Guaranteed!!! God told the prophet Isaiah in Isaiah 43:15 I am the Lord, your Holy One, Israel’s Creator and King.16 I am the Lord, who opened a way through the waters,    making a dry path through the sea.17 I called forth the mighty army of Egypt with all its chariots and horses.I drew them beneath the waves, and they drowned,    their lives snuffed out like a smoldering candlewick. 18 “But forget all that—    it is nothing compared to what I am going to do.19 For I am about to do something new. I believe. Do You? So we need to do a Word of True Faith, don't we?


Vesselogical Out,


David Warren

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