Jeremiah is often referred to as The Weeping Prophet because his message, of upcoming captivity and judgment for the most part went unheeded, mocked, and/ignored, until it came to pass.
Expectedly, his personal life involved persecution and suffering, as his proclamations were not in line with the upbeat and positive words of temporary false comfort issued by the temporary false prophets (re Jer 23).
Meanwhile, Jeremiah had reasons to rejoice – he was hearing directly from the living God, and the entirety of his word revealed the fullness of God’s plan of eventual redemption for Israel. In the midst of the natural frustrations and physical and emotional angst, Jeremiah was able to see into the spirit realm, through the millenniums of Israel’s self-inflicted troubles, all the way to the redemptive conclusion when Messiah will have completed His grand and marvelous work.
Jeremiah clearly wept, and yet it should be understood and appreciated that Jeremiah rejoiced. His obedience to and intimacy with His great God had postured him to see into the eternal landscape.
THE ‘USED-TO-BE’ BEFORE HIS OWN DAYS:
2 “Go and cry in the hearing of Jerusalem, saying,
‘Thus says the Lord: “I remember you,
The kindness of your youth,
The love of your betrothal,
When you went after Me in the wilderness,
In a land not sown.
3 Israel was holiness to the Lord,
THE ‘SHALL-BE’ OF EVENTUAL FUTURE DAYS:
40 And the whole valley of the dead bodies and of the ashes, and all the fields as far as the Brook Kidron, to the corner of the Horse Gate toward the east, shall be holy to the Lord.
It shall not be plucked up or thrown down anymore forever.”
1 John 3:2-3
2 Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.
3 And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.
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