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THE WORD FROM THE LORD
Dr. Stan Coffey
"When Jeremiah was entered into the dungeon, and into the cabins, and Jeremiah had remained there many days; then Zedekiah the king sent, and took him out: and the king asked him secretly in his house, and said, 'Is there any word from the Lord?' And Jeremiah said, 'There is: for,' said he, 'thou shalt be delivered into the hand of the King of Babylon.'" (Jeremiah 37:16-17)Let's pray together. Heavenly Father, may you bless the reading of your Word, may you anoint the ears of your hearers, and may you anoint the tongue and the heart and mind of your preacher. May he be filled with your Holy Spirit. God, may he speak a word that is fresh with the anointing of the Spirit of God. In Jesus' name, Amen.
Jeremiah was one of the greatest prophets in all the Bible. He was called the weeping prophet, because often his eyes were filled with tears when he saw what was happening to his beloved nation of Israel. Oh, for a Jeremiah today who would weep over the nation of America. As we look at this post modern age, as we look at a culture that is fast becoming something foreign to that which was the culture and the ideals upon which this nation was built, the question comes again, ringing as it did from the mouth of Zedekiah the king, in light of all that is happening in our nation and to our nation, "Is there any word from the Lord?"
The word from the Lord is important. When Jesus spoke, He spoke as one having authority and not as a scribe. They saw the power of the word of the Lord. They saw that through the power of the word of Jesus, the winds and the waves were stilled. They saw at the word of Jesus the lame were made to walk, and the dead rose again. They saw at the word of Jesus that lives were transformed and changed and touched, and the power of God was in the very Word that Jesus spoke. I would remind you, it is that same word that gave us the Word of ...
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