Monday, September 5, 2011

Avoidable Captivity

Jeremiah 25:3
3For twenty-three years-from the thirteenth year of Josiah son of Amon king of Judah until this very day-the word of the Lord has come to me and I have spoken to you again and again, but you have not listened.

The prophet Jeremiah had to deliver bad news to God's people because of their refusal to listen. Their actions brought upon them punishment that the Lord delayed as long as He could but how else were the people going to know that disobedience brings trouble? The punishment rendered was seventy years captivity in Babylon. Listening is a skill not often utilized because many of us think we know what we're doing. But our journey can be made a lot easier if we learn to listen to the one who created us. He's the one that knows why we are here. Jeremiah was distressed because he spent so many years telling God's people over and over that there would be consequences of not putting the Lord first. He said over and over that their would be turmoil for chasing after those countries that in the end would mean them harm. What in your life has God said over and over but you refuse to listen? No matter what it is, sooner or later, we all have to come to terms with it. Listening to the Lord and being obedient are skills that will take us farther in Him and to our destiny than anything else that exists. Captivity by the enemy is avoidable if we listen and obey.

P.S. A special THANK YOU to Stubbs of the Leap of Faith Show, V of the Artist to Artist Show, the Church Beat Radio family, Sharman J. Monroe, The James Allen Library, Willie Jolley, Lisa J. Monroe, Prophetess Melvinia Williams, Raiza Bonaparte and many others for your support!!! Thank you to each of you that read the messages. To see and/or hear about your closer walk with Jesus, the lover of our souls, is indeed the best gift!!!  GOD BLESS YOU!!

1 comment:

  1. Listening is a skill we all need to learn. To listen to others and most importantly, to listen to God. In listening we learn alot! And you are very is my pleasure to support you and your efforts.