Friday, September 28, 2007

Promises of Restoration

Hey you.

Yes you.

I am talking to you.

Did I just hear you talk about me. Did I just hear you just try to muffle a laugh concerning what you’ve just heard about me. Wow. Keep on doing what you are doing – Did you not know that my sorry state has caused God to make a promise to me – to restore my fortunes and have compassion on me.

Ahh, I see, you didn’t know of His promises of restoration in Jeremiah 33 vs. 1 – 26. Come on over and I will recite it to you.

This is what the LORD says, he who made the earth, the LORD who formed it and established it —the LORD is his name:

Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.

I will bring health and healing to You; I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security.

I will bring (You) back from captivity and will rebuild you as you were before.

I will cleanse You from all the sin You have committed against me and will forgive all Your sins of rebellion against me.

Then You will bring me renown, joy, praise and honour before all nations on earth that hear of all the good things I do for You; and they will be in awe and will tremble at the abundant prosperity and peace I provide for You.'

You say You are a desolate waste, but there will be heard once more the sounds of joy and gladness, the voices of bride and bridegroom, and the voices of those who bring thank offerings to the house of the LORD, saying,

"Give thanks to the LORD Almighty, for the LORD is good; his love endures forever."

For I will restore the fortunes of You as they were before,' says the LORD.

The days are coming,' declares the LORD, 'when I will fulfill the gracious promise I made to You.

You will be saved, and You will live in safety. For God is the LORD Our Righteousness.'

This is what the LORD says: 'If you can break my covenant with the day and my covenant with the night, so that day and night no longer come at their appointed time, then my covenant with You —can be broken - which we know is impossible

“Have you not noticed that these people are saying, 'The LORD has rejected You? So they despise You and no longer regard You. This is what the LORD says: 'If I have not established my covenant with day and night and the fixed laws of heaven and earth, then I will reject You. – But we know our God is a convenant keeping God.

For I will restore Your fortunes and have compassion on You.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you!

Linda Ikeji said...

Hey u..yes u..im talking to u!lol. Nice post...

ebony said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the prayer of thanksgiving. God bless!

God's child said...

I just recently discovered Jeremiah 33 and I love it, I can only imagine how Jeremiah really felt.

This part got to me

"Then You will bring me renown, joy, praise and honour before all nations on earth that hear of all the good things I do for You; and they will be in awe and will tremble at the abundant prosperity and peace I provide for You."

God just worked one of uncountable miracles in my life and I was online on a financial board giving my answer, basically how I got approved for a pretty big loan with absolutely no income as a fulltime grad student :) Several people said but "how did that happen? is it possible?" I said yeah I know doesnt make sense but I had prayed for it so I believe it was a blessing.
I think that got all of them in shock because they stopped asking questions after it. We serve a living God, keep doing all you do to bring glory to His name.