1 "If you will return, O Israel (now referring to the northern kingdom), [is] the Lords (Yahaveh's) oracle, return to Me: and if you will put away your abominations out of My sight, and stray not from the Lord. 2 And you shall swear (see Deut. 10:20), The Lord lives in truth, in judgment, and in righteousness (= truly, yes, justly and righteously, shall swear); and the nations shall bless themselves in Him, and in Him shall they glory.
Q² U¹ 4:3-31. Warnings. Threatenings. Alarm. V¹ 5:1-31. Investigation. U² 6:1-9. Warnings. Threatenings. Alarm. V² 6:10-21. Investigation. U³ 6:22-26. Warnings. Threatenings. Alarm. V³ 6:27-30. Reprobation.
U¹ W 3,4. Call to repentance. X 5-7. Alarm. W 8-18. Call to repentance. X 19-31. Alarm.
3 For thus [is] the Lord's (Yahaveh) oracle to the men of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, Break up your fallow ground, and sow not among thorns.
4 Circumcise yourselves to the Lord (see Deut.10:16; 30:6. Spiritual circumcision in the O.T. is confined to these 3 passages), and take away the foreskins of your heart, all you men of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem: lest My fury come forth like fire, and burn that none can quench it, because of the evil of your doings.
5 Declare you all in Judah, and publish in Jerusalem; and say (cp. 46:14; 50:2. "Judah" is put for Judah and Benjamin), ‘Blow you all the trumpet in the land:’ cry, gather together, and say, ‘Assemble yourselves, and let us go into the defensed cities.’
6 Set up the standards toward Zion: retire, stay not (all plural): for I will bring calamity from the north, and a great destruction (or, breaking up).
7 A lion (fig. put for the king of Babylon. Contrast 49:19 and see note there) is come up from his thicket, and the destroyer of the nations is on his way; he is gone forth from his place to make your land desolate; and your cities shall be laid waste, without an inhabitant.”
W l 8-. Call. m -8-13. Reason. l 14. Call. m 15-18. Reason.
8 For this gird you with sackcloth, lament and howl:
for the fierce anger of the Lord is not turned back from us.
9 “And it shall come to pass at that day, [is] the Lord's oracle, that the heart (fig. put for courage) of the king shall perish, and the heart of the princes; and the priests shall be astonished, and the prophets shall wonder.” (all had become false and corrupt since Josiah's day)
10 “Then said I, “Ah, the Lord God! surely You have greatly deceived this People and Jerusalem (Heb. idiom for declaring that they would be deceived: i.e. the false prophets who prophesied peace), saying, ‘You all shall have peace;’ whereas the sword reaches to the soul.”
11 At that time shall it be said to this People and to Jerusalem, “A dry wind (ruach) of the high places in the wilderness toward the daughter of My people, not to fan, nor to cleanse,
12 Even a full wind from those places shall come to Me: now also will I give sentence against them.” (or, "her", i.e. Jerusalem)
13 Behold, he shall come up as clouds, and his chariots shall be as a whirlwind: his horses are swifter than eagles. Woe to us! for we are spoiled.
14 “O Jerusalem, wash your heart from wickedness, that you may be saved. How long shall your vain thoughts lodge within you?
15 For a voice declares from Dan, and publishes affliction from the hill country of Ephraim. (the enemy would enter the Land from the north, as he afterward did)
16 Make you all mention to the nations; behold, publish against Jerusalem, that watchers come from a far country, and give out their voice against the cities of Judah.
17 As keepers of a field, are they against her round about; because she has been rebellious against me, [is] Yehovah's oracle.
18 Your way and thy doings have procured these things to you; this is your wickedness, because it is bitter, because it reaches to your heart.”
(Now God goes into great detail as to how He destroyed the earth and that 1st age. If you listen, allow your mind to be washed clean, rather than brain washed. Alright? Let it be washed clean with the truth from God's Word from those things that have been instilled within you that are false. What's happening here in Jeremiah chapter 4? Well here in Jeremiah chapter 4, God is giving Israel a great warning. He's telling them in one case how they should break up your fallow, or un-plowed ground, and plant seeds. And those seeds happen to be flesh man for one. But He said if you mess around, if you don't think I will destroy this earth age, then just look what I did to the last one. That's what He's talking about. So here you have a firsthand account, not from man but from God Himself, as to how He brought about the destruction of the earth age that was. You read here how the earth came to be void and without form and that it wasn't always that way. Let me give you a little data here from the facts gathered in our documentary that we made in the pan handle of Oklahoma and the edge of Colorado. The fact that there were rich lagoons at one time, almost swamplands, with the dinosaurs tracts from millions of years before which let us know that this earth was not void and without form way before that time of 6000 years ago, proving that something happened after they were here and that it became that way. Those dinosaurs and that rich lagoon that brings forth the oil and fuel that you burn in your automobile, did not happen 6000 years ago, nor did it happen underneath water. That is to say that an earth covered with water and void of anything. The dinosaurs were there. They are something and something substantial. So you see, there's a great big hole in what man has taught you, in that this earth is only 6000 years old. Be realistic. Christianity is a reality, so face it. It's not a religion it's a reality. And understanding our Father's Word is also a reality. Listen to Him and you will learn. So He's going to tell Jeremiah, “Listen, if you don't think I destroyed it once before, before this earth age in the flesh, then you listen to me.)
19 My bowels, my bowels! (fig. put for the emotions which produce and effect their movement) I am pained at the walls of my heart; my heart makes a noise in me; I cannot hold my peace, because I have heard, O my soul, the sound of the trumpet, the alarm of war. (Understand this in a prophetic sense when you look all the way to the end. You understand when this next destruction comes, in part. The spiritual war is building on earth and in heaven. Keep your eyes on Jerusalem.)
20 Destruction upon destruction is cried; (Yes, at the seventh trump) for the whole land is spoiled: suddenly are my tents spoiled, and my curtains in a moment. (fig. put for tents, in which a large proportion of the people lived. See 2 Sam. 18:17. 1 Kings 8:66. Cp. 10:20. In other words, it's going to happen again in an instant like that, at moment. When? When Christ's feet touch the Mount of Olives. And now He's going to tell you how it happened in the past.)
21 How long shall I see the standard, and hear the sound of the trumpet? (The standard is the Christian flag, and more specifically those nations who fly that flag. It is important that you know who you are following and serving. It represents Yahshua Messiah, Jesus The Christ. He is the living Word and the Word is your standard.)
22 For My people is foolish, (What an understatement, quite frankly, when you think in the terms that He's trying to communicate to you. My people are foolish. They stand up in a court of law, when evolution, the monkey law, comes forth and they don't have any more sense than to say this earth is 6000 years old.) they have not acknowledged Me; they are stupid sons, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil (they know the ways of the world.It seems that they can pollute everything that is in the natural. They can destroy this earth with their poisons and their habits.), but to do good they have no knowledge. (They teach incorrectly. Most of God's children don't have a clue what their Father expects of them. No, none at all! And when the children are so sottish that they can't understand the three earth ages which are so simply put forth from God's Word, it is real sad dear friend. I could weep for our people because of the standard and level of teaching that is put forth to them in this generation. High technology explodes in this generation. We've placed men on the moon, but what about theology? Where is it? Has it exploded? God isn't happy, and He's going to share with you just what He did in the 1st earth age.)
23 I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form, and void (Heb. tohu va-bohu. After Satan's overthrow. See Gen. 1:2. In Isa. 34:11, the two words are in another light); and the heavens, and they had no lights. (God didn't create the world void and without form, but He destroyed everything at Satan's rebellion. That is the subject of this Scripture.)
24 I beheld the mountains, and, lo, they trembled, and all the hills moved lightly. (God shook it up. Our Father hung this earth into the socket in which it fits. It is believed by many that are familiar with the plates of this great earth’s crust and surface, that all continents were one at one time. And a great shaking made them brake up. And if you look at the east coast of the Americas along with the coast of west Africa and Europe, you can see how very possible those plates and crust meshed at one time. Be that as it may, that's beside the point. God is saying, "I shook it." [Note: if this was speaking of Noah’s flood, there was already light upon the earth and the heavens did have light. So the reference to NO LIGHT, and the term VOID AND WITHOUT FORM, let’s you know the exact time God is referencing, the destruction of the 1st age.])
25 I beheld, and, lo, there was no human, (Many of you would like to say, “Well this is Noah's flood." It said No Man! Do you know what NO means? Zilch, zero. God destroyed every living being and they were transformed into a new body instantly. But He destroyed that earth age. Every last man. There were not 8 souls floating aboard some ark or any other people alive to cater to or to cotton too. Zilch, No man.) and all the birds of the heavens were fled. (They are destroyed. You have no living birds. What was it that Noah released from the ark? First it was a raven, huh? Quite a few birds. He had two of those species aboard. Then a dove, symbolic of peace. This does not have to do with Noah's flood. Listen as we document.)
26 I beheld, and, lo, the fruitful place was a wilderness, (There was not a tree standing [and right before this it was a fruitful place, the way God had created it to be inhabited. Now] it was waste. Let's stop a minute. What was it that the dove went out to retrieve and right at the short end of a year? Did the dove not return with an olive branch? Do you know how long it takes an olive tree to grow? Do you know how long it takes a branch from waste or nothing, or from that which is void? Quite frankly, if you want to know the truth about it, there was not even a living seed from this destruction. God created the seed of the olive tree of Noah’s time long after this event took place. So this could not have been Noah's flood. Do you understand?) and all the cities thereof (Whoa! What do you know about that friend? This earth was inhabited with cities at one time before. And we’re not talking about the ruins that they find in the Middle East at this time when they go on digs or the mounds of this country. I'm talking about a city that no doubt could have been in a different dimension even. As far as substance is concerned) were broken down because of the presence of the Lord (this was not Noah's flood. This was before man was created in the flesh. What broke them down? Almighty God Himself caused them to cease existence. God brought forth a saying that is said in Isaiah, "Woe to those that join house onto house." He doesn't like cities. That's why Cain was cursed and became a city dweller and builder of them. Anytime you start building and joining house onto house, you have murder, rape, crime and so forth it. It extends those things when you crowd people together), and by His fierce anger. (You can understand why God, when He had caused it to simply rain for 40 days, that He did not destroy the cities, and He did not destroy every man, for Noah's entire family was aboard the ark. I believe there were people left in the earth. All God wanted to destroy were the geber, the giants, those that were the offspring of woman and the fallen angels, whereby Satan was trying to spoil the woman's seed whereby the seed of Messiah could not come through woman, or else it was part of the serpents seed. You see, satan was still trying to take the mercy seat, if not in the world, that was by hook-n-crook and deception in this world. Do you understand? That's why it was so important to Satan that Cain be born of him. For it was through woman that Messiah would come through this earth age. [That woman being Eve with Adam’s seed and their off-spring is what Satan wanted to pollute that blood-line of Eve through which Messiah would come. Satan attempted to pollute the daughters of Eve with the seed of the fallen angels in Genesis chapter 6 as well]. He doesn't give up. Let that not be a point of digression whereby you miss the point, but rather a compound that will solidify the entire truth over all, together. For the very controversy is between Christ and Satan. That's why this destruction took place in the beginning. As I have shared with you before. God could have destroyed that third of His children that followed Satan but what does it really take to cause you to kill one of your own that you love? God chose rather to destroy that age and then caused each to be born innocent of woman in the flesh. Innocent with all memory of what was, erased. I know this must sound strange to some, and no, I'm not talking about reincarnation. Don't be stupid. I'll use the word sottish. Don't be that way. Think.)
27 For thus has the Lord said, “The whole land shall be desolate; yet will I not make a full end. (see Lev. 26:44. Cp. 5:10,18)
28 For this shall the earth mourn, and the heavens above be black; because I have spoken it, I have purposed it, and will not repent, neither will I turn back from it. (see Num. 23:19. There is a great change coming soon!!! God's Word is irrevocable. He said what will happen, and it is going to come to pass. He told us of the things that must come to pass before the 7th trump sounds [Matt. 24/Mark 13]. They will happen. God's plan doesn't change.)
29 The whole city (fig. put for its inhabitants) shall flee for the noise of the horsemen and bowmen; they shall go into thickets, and climb up upon the rocks: every city (= all) shall be forsaken, and not a man dwell therein. (At the 7th trump all will be changed into spiritual bodies for the millennium, and eventually judgment. There will be no flesh man to dwell in the cities.)
30 And when you are spoiled (fig. put for idolatrous Israel. An adulterous woman), what will you do? Though you cloth yourself with crimson, though you deck yourself with ornaments of gold, though you enlarge (with paint) your eyes with painting, in vain shall you make yourself fair; your lovers will despise you, they will seek your soul. (Remember, we are speaking in a spiritual sense here. Those who are spiritually in bed with with antichrist might as well paint themselves up like a harlot, because that is exactly what God thinks of them. God's love for His elect who don't worship the antichrist is also irrevocable.)
31 For I have heard a voice as of a woman in travail, and the anguish as of her that brings forth her first child, the voice of the daughter of Zion, that bewails herself, that spreads her hands, saying, ‘Woe is me now! for my soul is wearied because of murderers.’ (The 7th trump is going to sound. It will bring about the birth of a new age. There will be a spiritual war. This time God will not only shake the earth, but heaven as well [Heb. 12:26]. That is God's Word. His Word is irrevocable.)