Jeremiah 33:1, Moreover the word of the Lord came unto Jeremiah the second time, while he was yet shot up in the count of the prison saying.
Jeremiah 33:2, Thus saith the Lord the maker thereof, the Lord that formed it, to establish it; the Lord is his name;
Jeremiah 33:3, Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.
Chapter 33 is concludes as the book of consolation, the chapter is structurally and chrouodogically related to chapter 32. Jeremiah 33:1-13, Continited God promise of blessing as he reaffirmed both the coming destruction and the future restoration, of Jerusalem. God then reaffirmed his covenants with David and with the levites that minister unto me, This chapter, reveals how God spoke to Jeremiah the second time. Now Jeremiah was still confined to the prison courtyard, this did not hinder the Lord from revealing yet more of his plans for Israel. The word of God is not bound, it cannot be stop at anytime.
2 Timothy 2:9, Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds: But the word of God is not bound. God again identified himself to Jeremiah by stressing both his power and his character, He is God who made the heaven and earth, by revealing to Jeremiah that the Lord is his name. So God challenged the prophet to call to him for understanding, God promised to answer by revealing great and unsearchable things. God plans for the future are inaccessible to ordinary people, only God can unlock the secrets of the future.
He offered the knowledge to Jeremiah, God would share with Jeremiah things the prophet did not know or understand about Israel’s future, The first revelation focused on Jerusalem impending fall as babylon siege wore away at a Jerusalem’s outer defenses. The houses of Jerusalem’s along with the royal palaces were torn down to provide wood and to strengthen the wall against the siege ramps. The object of this frantic effort was to prevent Babylon’s soldiers (the sword) for making a breach in the walls and entering the city. God announced that Jerusalem’s feeble attempts to shore up her defenses were futile, The partially dismantled houses would be filled with the dead bodies of those slam by the babylonians. And God would hide his face from the city, refusing to deliver them from this destruction, Now Jerusalem had to be destroyed because of all its wickedness.
Because of God love and promise, and covenant with David this judgment was to be only temporary see after the time of judgment God will someday bring health and healing to his city and people. God spoke to Jeremiah about there elements of this blessing, First the blessing will involve a restoration to the land, and God will bring both Judah and Israel back from captivity. Second the blessing will involve a restoration to the Lord, and God will cleanse the people from all their sin and forgive them of their rebellion. Third the blessing will involve a restoration to a special place of honor among the nations. The nations will be in awe and will tremble as they marvel at the abundant prosperity and peace God will lavish on his people, Jerusalem was a desolate waster that was without man or animals.
The Lord drew a contrast between what Judah was presently and what what it would become after its restoration. In Jeremiah’s day both the Judea town and the street of Jerusalem were desolate, without man and without inhabitant, without beast. Although the siege of Jerusalem was still in progress, God portrayed its fall as having already taken place. The street of Jerusalem that were desolate, after its destruction by babylon, will again be filled with the sounds of joy and gladness. This joyful sound will be typified by the voices of a bride and bridegroom in a wedding ceremony. And the voices of worshipers as they bring thank offering to the house of the Lord. Joy will come when God restores Judah future.
We sould enter into his gate with thanksgiving and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him and bless his name. For the Lord is good: his mercy is everlasting and his truth endureth to all generations.
To God Be The Glory
Minister David A Benjamin