-The Word of the LORD came to Jeremiah once again in the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah, who was the last Davidic king in the sovereign kingdom of Israel (Christ is in the Davidic line and will be the Eternal King promised by God). The message is simple at this time. Bow to King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon whom the LORD has given power and authority if you want any semblance of the way things were in the land. All the nations will serve him, his son, and his grandson and then many nations and great kings will make him their servant (Medes/Persians, Greece, Rome). The prophets of Jerusalem are speaking lies if they predict anything else, which is reiterated over and over and over again by Jeremiah (Jeremiah 27:1-18). The last thing the LORD reveals is that if they want to preserve the vessels of the house of the LORD or the king, He needs to be entreated and come in repentance before Him and His Word. Else these vessels of worship will be carried away to Babylon as well. However, the LORD promises to bring them back on a day of visitation for the purpose of restoration (Jeremiah 27:18-22). *Application* The LORD is serious about true prophecy and is dead serious about not listening to false prophecy in the futility of human minds and people pleasing attitudes. Get the real deal from the actual Word of God. The LORD never lies.
Verse to Memorize: Jeremiah 27:5