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Good plans for youJeremiah 29:4-14, Andrew Love, December 30, 2018
- What would we say what God's plans are for us?
- God has good plans for His people
- It does not mean that everything will be good
- Can we take v11 given in context to ourselves today?
- Either corporately or individually
- Are their principles that apply to us today?
- What is the message for them?
- What is the message for us?
What is the message for them?
- You need to accept reality - that God has judged you
- After much patience with His people - God had finally brought judgment upon them
- They were not to listen to the false teachers and false prophets
- The 'preachers' were not preaching God's word
- Do not give up - there is hope if you wait upon God
- God has thoughts of peace towards His people
- God will bring His people back to the land
- God had told His people to be industrious and seek peace where they dwelt
- God had told His people to call upon Him and to return to Him - v12-13
What is the message for us?
- Do we discern the times we are living in?
- Are we a nation under judgment?
- Unbelievers are always under the judgment of God because of their sin
- As the people of God?
- What is our spiritual temperature?
- What is the state of the Church today?
- Are their false teachers?
- What do we need to repent of?
- We certainly need to seek God
- God is the God of His people wherever they are
- Example of Naomi
- Example of the Shunamite woman
- 2 Kings 8:1-6
- How has the last year been for you?
- Has there been many tears and heartache?
- Has it been a bad year?
- God is a gracious God and is working all things together for those who are called
- Example of the Apostle Paul
- We don't know what is going to happen in 2019
- But we do know that God has prepared good works for us to walk in
- We do know that God has plans for good
- We know that God will not test us beyond what we can bear
- We need to be still and trust the Lord
- Do not be anxious for anything but pray with thanksgiving
- Be a people of prayer, thanksgiving and trust
4Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, unto all that are carried away captives, whom I have caused to be carried away from Jerusalem unto Babylon; 5Build ye houses, and dwell in them; and plant gardens, and eat the fruit of them; 6Take ye wives, and beget sons and daughters; and take wives for your sons, and give your daughters to husbands, that they may bear sons and daughters; that ye may be increased there, and not diminished. 7And seek the peace of the city whither I have caused you to be carried away captives, and pray unto the LORD for it: for in the peace thereof shall ye have peace. 8For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Let not your prophets and your diviners, that be in the midst of you, deceive you, neither hearken to your dreams which ye cause to be dreamed. 9For they prophesy falsely unto you in my name: I have not sent them, saith the LORD. 10For thus saith the LORD, That after seventy years be accomplished at Babylon I will visit you, and perform my good word toward you, in causing you to return to this place. 11For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. 12Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. 13And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. 14And I will be found of you, saith the LORD: and I will turn away your captivity, and I will gather you from all the nations, and from all the places whither I have driven you, saith the LORD; and I will bring you again into the place whence I caused you to be carried away captive. (KJV)
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