JERIMIAH 23 From Shining light blog 7/8/13 my comments in Italics
23:1 Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith the “LORD”.(3068 Strongs)
23:2 Therefore thus saith the LORD God of Israel against the pastors that feed my people; Ye have scattered my flock, and driven them away, and have not visited them: behold, I will visit upon you the evil of your doings [the great tribulation], saith the LORD.
.23:5 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD,( this is the father speaking about a future event) that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch [the branch of Jesse which is Jesus Christ], and a King [of kings, Jesus Christ] shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth.
In that day all people shall seek the righteousness of Christ and the whole word of God, and SHALL NOT do what is right in their own eyes any longer.
23:6 In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.
All Israel shall be saved out of their captivity, when our Mighty One (The father sends his son) to deliver humanity.
23:7 Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD,( Adonia, title only used of the father) that they shall no more say, The LORD( Strongs 3068 always the father never Jesus) liveth, which brought up the children of Israel(The father brought his people out of Israel .Acts 3:13) out of the land of Egypt; 23:8 But, The LORD liveth, which brought up and which led the seed of the house of Israel out of the north country, and from all countries whither I had driven them; and they shall dwell in their own land.
23:9 Mine heart within me is broken because of the [false teachers] prophets; all my bones shake;23:9 continued; I am like a drunken man, and like a man whom wine hath overcome, because of the LORD, and because of the words of his holiness.
Christ has sent drought and famine for all our spiritual adulteries with the idols of men and false traditions. Our troubles are caused by the sins of the nations, but more importantly because the salt of the Called Out has lost its savor as we have lost our zeal for our Mighty God.( And Father Yehovah) Jesus will spite the nations for not worshiping His God.
Oh my friends; we are so HOT in our love of men, false traditions and corporate church’s with their leaders and elders; we burn to do as they tell us and to learn and keep the whole word of God. We blindly follow mortal men without questioning their words to prove them by the whole word of God. We exalt them above the Husband of our baptismal betrothal, and commit emotional and spiritual adultery against out Lord. Because we follow men and not Christ we blaspheme when we call ourselves the people of God.
23:10 For the land is full of adulterers; for because of swearing the land mourneth; the pleasant places of the wilderness are dried up, and their course is evil, and their force is not right.
Remember that these things were recorded for our instruction and example. They apply to US today.
Many of the COG leaders and elders are profane teaching for doctrines the commandments of men (Or Nicea) and leading the flock away from their owner to follow after themselves and their own ways.
23:11 For both prophet and priest are profane; yea, in my house [physical and spiritual temple] have I found their wickedness, saith the LORD. 23:12 Wherefore [God Yehovah will make] their way shall be unto them as slippery ways in the darkness: they shall be driven on, and fall therein: for I will bring evil upon them, even the year of their visitation [the tribulation], saith the LORD. Strongs 3068 Yehovah the father and God of all including Jesus Christ.
As the religious leaders of Judah and Israel caused them to err in ancient times; so the religious leaders of the church of God groups have caused the brethren to err from Christ in this latter day. Today the COG Groups prophecy by Baal [their idol of HWA and their own false ways] and lead the brethren to follow their idols of man and false traditions away from the word of God.
Most prophecy of the last days was SEALED by God (the father Yehovah) until there was a need to know in the very last days when God (Yehovah)promised to UNSEAL the prophets. HWA lived too far away from the very end to understand what God had SEALED, yet those who idolize him cling to his errors and refuse the new knowledge that God had promised to reveal in the very last days, Daniel 12:4 and Daniel 12:9-10.
23:13 And I have seen folly in the prophets of Samaria; they prophesied in Baal, and caused my people Israel to err.23:14 I have seen also in the prophets of Jerusalem an horrible thing: they commit adultery, and walk in lies: they strengthen also the hands of evildoers, that none doth return from his wickedness; they are all of them unto me as Sodom, and the inhabitants thereof as Gomorrah.
This is the correction of the unrepentant leaders and elders of the COG Groups of today.
23:15 Therefore thus saith the LORD (Adonia the father Yehovah 3068) of hosts concerning the prophets; Behold, I will feed them with wormwood, and make them drink the water of gall: for from the prophets of Jerusalem is profaneness gone forth into all the land.
Christ tells us (In the new testament he wasn’t born during Jeremiah’s time) NOT to even listen to the teachings of men who are not zealous for the whole word of God; for they teach their own ways, contrary to the whole word of God; they live by their pride in themselves and do not live by the whole word of God.
23:16 Thus saith the LORD (strongs 3068 the eternal the father Yehovah) of hosts, Hearken not unto the words of the prophets that prophesy unto you: they make you vain: they speak a vision of their own heart, and not out of the mouth of the LORD.23:17 They say still unto them that despise me, The LORD hath said, Ye shall have peace; and they say unto every one that walketh after the imagination of his own heart, No evil shall come upon you.
Because few have stood on the whole word of God; his fury will go forth against the COG Groups as a whirlwind to afflict those who do this wickedness.
23:18 For who hath stood in the counsel of the LORD,(strongs 3068 the father) and hath perceived and heard his word? who hath marked his word, and heard it? 23:19 Behold, a whirlwind of the LORD is gone forth in fury, even a grievous whirlwind: it shall fall grievously upon the head of the wicked.
This happened in the days of Jeremiah as a lesson that we should not do the same sins or we will reap the same correction.
23:20 The anger of the LORD (Who’s anger strongs 3068 the fathers) shall not return, until he have executed, and till he have performed the thoughts of his heart: in the latter days ye shall consider it perfectly.
The men who prophecy lies in the name of the Lord; saying you will find peace by tolerating heresy and who stand on false traditions and the idolizing of men; shall not prosper.
23:21 “I”( singular pronoun) have not sent these prophets, yet they ran: “I” (singular pronoun) have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied. ( there are over 10,000 singular pronouns describing the one God and father of all God, of both the old and new testaments. John 17:3 And this is Eternal life that they may know you the only true God and Jesus whom you have sent.23:22 But if they had stood in my counsel, and had caused my people to hear my words, then they should have turned them from their evil way, and from the evil of their doings.23:23 Am I a God at hand, saith the LORD, and not a God afar off? 23:24 Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the LORD.(3068 the father) Do not “I” ( Who? the father, no We) fill heaven and earth? saith the LORD.(3068) 23:25 I (Who, the father) have heard what the prophets [leaders and speakers teach] said, that prophesy lies in “My” name,( “My” is a singular pronoun) saying, I have dreamed, I have dreamed.
How long will the COG leaders lead people away from Christ to follow themselves and their false traditions? or to exult a dead man above the word of God? To make and bow before idols [baals] of men and corporations?
23:26 How long shall this be in the heart of the prophets that prophesy lies? yea, they are prophets of the deceit of their own heart; 23:27 Which think to cause my people to forget my name by their dreams which they tell every man to his neighbour, as their fathers have forgotten my name for Baal.23:28 The prophet that hath a dream, let him tell a dream; and he that hath my word, let him speak my word faithfully. What is the chaff to the wheat? saith the LORD. 23:29 Is not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?
Jesus Christ who inspired the holy scriptures, ( Jesus had nothing to do with the book of Jerimiah or any old testament writing’s, he wasn’t even born yet! James doesn’t and refuses to know who God is, yet he is going to lead us out of heresy!) is against those who speak their own words and teach their false traditions, tolerating heresy and sin, falsely claiming that they are teaching the word of God.23:30 Therefore, behold, I am against the prophets [speakers], saith the LORD, that steal my words every one from his neighbour. 23:31 Behold, I am against the prophets, saith the LORD, that use their tongues, and say, He saith. [When the Eternal has NOT said any such thing!]23:32 Behold, I am against them that prophesy [speak, teach falsely] false dreams, saith the LORD, and do tell them, and cause my people to err by their lies, and by their lightness [taking lightly the word of God]; yet I sent them not, nor commanded them: therefore they shall not profit this people at all, saith the LORD.23:33 And when this people, or the prophet, or a priest, shall ask thee, saying, What is the burden of the LORD? thou shalt then say unto them, What burden? I will even forsake you, saith the LORD.23:34 And as for the prophet, and the priest, and the people, that shall say, The burden of the LORD, I will even punish that man and his house.
Repent quickly and seek to learn and keep, asking for the whole word of God, and not after the teachings of men. When someone asks you a question do you answer: “Well the church teaches” or “HWA said”; or do you answer; “The scriptures say this” and then quote and stand on the whole word of God? (I say you are guilty of the above James and I have given you scripture after scripture but you don’t answer.)
23:35 Thus shall ye say every one to his neighbour, and every one to his brother, What hath the LORD answered? and, What hath the LORD spoken? (The father is clearly speaking in every passage of this text 3068)
Because the COG Groups have followed a mortal man and idolized his words, and have not proven out his words by the whole word of God; and have twisted and perverted many of the words of scripture to support their errors; each person who does that, will be responsible for his own conduct and God will correct him, neither hearing him nor delivering him for his unrepentant sin.” James Mam Shining Light Blog (My comments in Italics is not the cat, calling the kettle black, I wrote you decide.)
Response by wwpog blog below
To the unsuspecting COG person the above might sound like sound opinion. Its easy to point the finger and miss the plank in our own eye. I might be just as guilty as the shining light writer, having said that, I will weigh in on what I see as the cat calling the kettle black. The COGs are fellowship places with people of like mind. The COG organizations have been thru some rough times in the last few years, I think all of us agree with that. The ministry has suffered credibility, we would all agree. If by July 8 2013 you as a baptized member, are not working out your own salvation your probably in shortage of oil in your lamp. Mr Malm accuses the COGs day and night of not having zeal for Gods commandments and brethren being led by false ministers into apostacy. There are elements of truth in what he says, for we must all grow in grace and knowledge, until God sends Jesus to lead us and teach us, what sin has blinded us to. Roy Holiday gave a 2 part sermon on Sabbath keeping which I recommend, in light of what Shining light blog says about changing the doctrine in UCG. Back to what the shining light says today and Mr Malm whom I have no personal dislike for but simply remind him of what he says daily contains some flaws in thinking. Example today he says in Jer. 23:5 “Behold the days come saith the LORD (Adonia which is always the father which is the one God of both old and new testaments) That I ( singular pronoun) will raise unto David a righteous branch, and a King shall reign and prosper.” This is father speaking about a future king that will be a righteous Judge in the future. Mr Malm thinks this is the Word speaking about his latter incarnation. This is the kind of thinking that came from HWA before the information revelation which started about 1992 several years after HWA death. Information is now available to shine light on key verses such as the singular usage of Gen.1:1
Elohim: Plural or Singular? By Nehemia Gordon http://www.karaites.info
Nehemia writes ” In Hebrew, a numerically plural noun has three characteristics:
1 It receives a plural suffix
2 It receives a plural verb
3 It receives a plural adjective
“The first characteristic, the plural suffix, is familiar to the English speaker. In English, most nouns have the plural suffix “s” or “es”. For example, dog is the singular while dogs is the plural. Hebrew adds another dimension by matching adjectives and verb to the noun. In Hebrew, a plural noun gets a plural verb and plural adjective. English verbs and adjectives do not change to match the noun.”
Folks the above from Nehemia Gordon is just a paragraph out of a 15 page study on this first verse in the bible which sets the tone for the first and greatest commandment and the rest of scripture, of who is and who is not, God. When shining light blog was notified about this information James did what HWA did he ignored it because he didn’t want to admit he was wrong, especially when he’s on a role…