Can a man break bars of northern iron or bronze? This people’s stubborn will can’t be broken either. So, because of all your sins against Me, I will deliver your wealth and treasures as loot to the enemy.
I will have your enemies take you as slaves to a land where you have never been before, for my anger burns like fire, and it shall consume you.
Then Jeremiah replied, “Master, you know it is for your sake that I am suffering. They are persecuting me because I have proclaimed your word to them. Don’t let them kill me! Rescue me from their clutches, and give them what they deserve!
Your words are what sustain me; they are food to my hungry soul. They bring joy to my sorrowing heart and delight me. How proud I am to bear your name, O Master.
I have not joined the people in their merry feasts. I sit alone beneath the hand of the Almighty. I burst with indignation at their sins. Yet you have failed me in my time of need! You have let them keep right on with all their persecutions. Will they never stop hurting me? Your help is as uncertain as a seasonal mountain brook—sometimes a flood, sometimes as dry as a bone.”
Mighty Words to Hit my Soul like Lightening ….?
The Master replied: “Stop this foolishness and talk some sense! Only if you return to trusting Me will I let you continue as My spokesman. You are to influence them, not let them influence you!
They will fight against you like a besieging army against a high city wall. But they will not conquer you, for I am with you to protect and deliver you, says the Master.
Yes, I will certainly deliver you from these wicked men and rescue you from their ruthless hands.”
At that time? I was reading The Living Bible version. Then, in 1987 when the Father/Creator separated me to minister to Him? He gifted me The Amplified version still in my possession.
I been reading and quoting His words to me in 1986 from that version until now as He, my Father sent me back to the Living Bible version.
The amplification of those words open my eyes to see more what the Father/Creator meant with the shorter version that hit me like lightening. Amplified Quote,
If you return [and give up this mistaken tone of distrust and despair], then I will give you again a settled place of quiet and safety, and you will be My minister; and if you separate the precious from the vile [cleansing your own heart from unworthy and unwarranted suspicions concerning the Almighty’s faithfulness], you shall be My mouthpiece.