Jeremiah 23:16 – Thus saith the Lord of hosts, Hearken not unto the words of the prophets that prophesy unto you: they make you vain: they speak a vision of their own heart, and not out of the mouth of the Lord.
Jeremiah 23:17 – They say still unto them that despise me, The Lord hath said, Ye shall have peace; and they say unto every one that walketh after the imagination of his own heart, No evil shall come upon you.
Hello readers, thank you for reading another blog, the Bible says in Isaiah 48:22 ” There is no peace, saith the Lord, unto the wicked.” If you’re not okay with God, you’re not ok with God! If you are not saved, there is no peace between you and God, things are not right, and you are headed for hell. That’s the truth. But there are so many false prophets, people claiming to be Christians, daring to speak on God’s behalf today, who falsely prophesy to people saying, you don’t need to repent, sin isn’t that bad, God isn’t that mad at you, God accepts you, God understands, God is fine with you, there’s no hell, there’s no wrath, God loves you.
But they’re lying.
I have been reading Jeremiah recently, and all through this book you see Jeremiah telling people that judgment and wrath is coming and how to be saved from it… but while he does that, meanwhile there are a large bunch of prophets at the same time telling the people at the same time nah you’re fine and it will be fine. Oh they’re Christians too. They’re speaking in God’s name! And they’re saying… Peace, peace!
… when there is no peace.
The false prophets, who were prophesying in God’s name, whom God said to Jeremiah, I haven’t sent them, they’re not saying what I’ve said… they weretelling everyone it’s going to be fine when it wasn’t going to be fine. God’s word had said it’s not going to be fine. But they were saying, God says its going to be fine! Well well, today there is likewise a massive contradiction with the Christian message and the Biblical message. Because people aren’t speaking out of the Bible but out of their own heart and imaginations. And they’re making a nation ripe for the wrath of God. Those fake phony Christians speaking a line of bull on behalf of God, daring without fear of God to speak on his behalf… they’re leading people to false peace and eternal hellfire.
Guess what? If you’re not saved, if you haven’t repented of your sin and been born again of the Spirit of God… it is not fine. It’s not going to be ok. It’s not “she’ll be right”. If you are not saved, there is no peace. We’ve got a bunch of Christians supposedly representing Jesus Christ who refuse to preach on sin, righteousness and judgment as Holy Spirit filled preaching is mandated to be. Why do they not bear the message of the Spirit of God? Because God has not sent them… it’s not from the Holy Spirit, and they do not have God’s word in their mouth like Jeremiah did.
Jeremiah 6:14 ” They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.” True salvation isn’t a bandaid solution, it’s a full salvation of spirit, soul and body that lasts forever. There’s a lot of slight healing going on at the moment, churches are doing slight healing, but not salvation healing. They have their programs and feel good messages, and that helps people feel better. Boy that message is so great. Things are going to be alright! What a healing. Just as phony as those fake healers out there… who never preach the gospel which can heal the spirit and the soul.
Those false prophets that Jeremiah dealt with? They’re still around today. I’ve just been blown away by how relevant Jeremiah is to today. In the book is a snapshot of humanity and the gospel message. There was coming wrath and judgment because of sin and rebellion. Same for us. There was a plea to repent and be saved. Same for us. They were instructed on how to be saved, and that was through obedience to God’s word, humility and surrender. Same for us. Though they deserved God’s wrath, yet his mercy was still extended, but yet they still refused the gospel. Same for us.
Yes, it didn’t help that they had a heap of guys speaking in God’s name who were leading them down the garden path with lies not from God’s mouth but from their heart. But as God said “my people love to have it so”. They loved their false prophets! Why? Because they told them what they wanted to hear. Their sermons didn’t challenge or convict or rebuke people. They had a fun message. There was no inconvenient and offensive rebuke of sin. There was no command to repent. And they loved being told that they were going to prosper and God loves you and that gave the people a nice (false) security that all was well in the world.
But it wasn’t going to be fine. And you can read on in Jeremiah until Jerusalem falls, just as he had been warning them about. Are we any different to them? Are we any better than they? Do we deserve God’s wrath and judgment any less? Our nation is as ripe for judgment as they were. Oh they called Jeremiah everything from traitor to judgmental… but who were the real traitors? Were they not the supposed prophets of God who led the nation to hell with their lies?
We have to face the fact that judgment and wrath is coming here… both personally and corporately. That is what happens when you rebel against God. But because it’s not here just yet, you still think you can somehow avoid it or it somehow won’t happen. It’s a matter of when, not if, that you will see that God’s word was right and everything and everyone else was wrong. But if you are not prepared for what is coming, you will realize too late. As Jeremiah says… the harvest is past, the summer is ended… and we are not saved.
So the message is simple. You may have been told both directly or indirectly by actions and attitudes and indifference that your sin is ok and you will be fine with God with it. But God’s word says you not. You living in fornication? The Bible still says fornicators will not inherit the kingdom of God. You still living a wicked worldly life? The Bible still says sin is sin, and clearly defines what is sin and what is not, what is clean and what is not. If you are not saved from your sin, there is no peace between you and God. It is not fine just because you’re living in a made up world where it’s fine because the liars you surround yourself with have made you feel comfortable in it.
If you are not right with God… it isn’t going to be ok. You are not ok. Just because you love all those fake Christians who will never say a word about sin or inconvenience or offend you with the truth like those few Bible bashers you hate… it doesn’t change the facts of the matter one little bit.
And guess what, those prophets were the real enemy of the people. Jeremiah was made out to be the enemy, but he wasn’t the real enemy of the people. Those liars were the enemy. They were leading the nation to hell, and the people loved them for it. Crazy hey. Jeremiah spent a lot of time in prison, because he told them the truth, he told them how to be saved and they hated him for it. It’s amazing how we love those who tell us lies leading us to hell more than someone telling us the truth in love so we can be saved and live forever.
So today, God still says… stop listening to those fake, phony idiots. They don’t have my word. If someone claims to be a Christian and doesn’t tell you what God’s word says… they’re a fake, they’re not worth your time, much less your trust. If you are not saved… you will NOT have peace and evil WILL come on you. That’s unpopular, that’s hate speech, that’s you’re so judgmental… but it’s the truth.
You may be like this Jeremiah 8:15 ” We looked for peace, but no good came; and for a time of health, and behold trouble!” You don’t want inconvenience, you just want things to be fine. But the only way things are fine and dandy for you in eternity are through repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ. God is going to upset your nice little life one day, so why not just get on the right side of it now? Your lovely little existence you’ve got that suits you right now… that is temporary. God’s wrath and judgment is eternal. Hell is forever.
Jeremiah 14:13 ” Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! behold, the prophets say unto them, Ye shall not see the sword, neither shall ye have famine; but I will give you assured peace in this place.” See how bold the lie was that they were going to be fine? And there was consensus too, Jeremiah was greatly outnumbered! Jeremiah was telling God, look at all those prophets telling all these unrepentant sinful Jews that they’re fine and going to be fine… and yeah, today I also say, look God, look at all those Christians speaking and acting on behalf of God as they help to lead people to a false peace and security which does not exist in reality. If you are not saved, it is not fine, you are not ok, it isn’t going to end well for you.
Today, there is the narrative of God’s word… and then there is the narrative of people claiming to be of God, but who do not speak God’s word. I have noticed so much in the society I live in how many people can claim to be Christians yet hold to such different beliefs, though we all claim Christ, yet the differences are about as stark as Jeremiah versus the false prophets. Jeremiah was saying sword and famine is coming, they were saying sword and famine is not coming. Jeremiah was up to his neck in dealing with these people and their false religion. Who and what to believe? Who is right? Psalm 33:4 “For the word of the Lord is right…”. God’s word is right. That’s what to believe. If you are not saved, you are not ok with God, and it is not going to be ok. That’s the truth. And you have been told so you can be ok with God. We are all without excuse as the sword comes.
Hi, my name is Joseph Zadow. I am a 30 y/o Bible Blogger. I was new to blogging once! God’s word is the best thing that we can be given, and once we have it and know it for ourselves it is both a privilege and responsibility to bring it to others! We are blessed to be a blessing! I am a sinner (for sure!) saved by God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ and I am a Lord Jesus Christ follower. He is faithful even though I rarely am to him. I believe the Bible is the word of God, and stake my life on it. My destination is heaven. As they say, I’m just a passin’ through this world… although most of the time it’s more like hangin’ by a thread in Jericho! I love playing sports – particularly cricket… I currently work on an orchard and a side hobby business of mine is growing vegetables etc – they are good for you! I love writing. Always happy to talk, so feel free to leave a comment. You can read more about me and my blog here – kjvbibletruth.com/about :)