O Jerusalem, wash thine heart from wickedness, that thou mayest be saved. How long shall thy vain thoughts lodge within thee?
Did you know that God chose Jeremiah to bring His messages of warning primarily to the nation of Judah? However, this Hebrew prophet was not just a dispassionate messenger. Knowing the disasters that would happen if the people didn’t repent, he continually expressed a personal passion to save his country. Jeremiah exhorted, begged, pleaded and even threatened—often with weeping—for his countrymen to repent. He said, “O Jerusalem, wash your heart from wickedness, that you may be saved” (Jeremiah 4:14).
But the people didn’t want to hear about their sins or any prophecies of impending punishment for wrongdoing. They wanted to hear only about how good they were, about how they were God’s chosen people, how they would never suffer defeat.
Jeremiah became unpopular, to say the least. He was hated, ridiculed, persecuted and almost killed. But what grieved this prophet the most was that his people wouldn’t, for their own good, listen to his warnings from God and repent.
In these Last Days, large numbers of Jeremiah’s are being led by the Holy Spirit to bring the “Good News of Salvation” the Gospel of Jesus Christ, to a spiritually comatose world.
OCS Ministry’s messages are too long, you say? OCSM’s devotionals repeat what I already know. OCSM’s edifications have nothing to do with me. I ask you to take a break from your busy schedule today and join the OCS Ministry conversation. Tell us about your Holy Spirit experiences, and how you are on fire for the Lord.
Tell us how you boldly confess that “Jesus is Lord” in a crowded room of unbelievers, including your friends. If they are bold enough to stand for what they believe, so should you.
In Christ our Lord,
Evangelist Al Garza