We Need a Word from God

"Jeremiah Lamenting the Destruction of Je...

“Jeremiah Lamenting the Destruction of Jerusalem” by Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Quote from our Pastor teaching on Jeremiah 18:

“Jeremiah was so broken down to see [the] decline in the worship of God – to see how people had turned their back on serving God until he just says, “Oh that my head were waters, and mine eyes a fountain of tears, that I might weep day and night…” (Jeremiah 9:1). [Jeremiah] felt, “If I could just make an intercession by crying all the time, Lord I would that.” …All he [was able to do was] bring the Word… but whether or not the people received the Word, it was up to them.

Sometimes the modern-day preacher [will] preach the same message over and over again. Some… listen and [some will] go on as though they never heard the Word… The preacher will preach the Word – he’ll bring the Word of God – and folk sometimes will hear it, sometimes they won’t. Sometimes they receive it, sometimes they don’t. And it leaves the heart of the preacher… broken…

Jeremiah was so broken and perplexed, until God spoke to him one day and said, “Get up Jeremiah. Stop your crying… I need you to hear a Word… Go on down to the potter’s house. There I will cause you to understand my Word and to hear a Word.” And sometimes, we need to get a word from God: a Word that is going to do more than just prick our heart, but a Word that is going to change us; a Word that is going to make us brand new. We need a Word that’s going to reshape us.”

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