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THE WORD FROM THE LORD
Dr. Stan Coffey
I have been preaching a series on THE WORD FROM THE LORD, which comes from an experience in the life of Jeremiah, the prophet. When Jeremiah was the only prophet in Israel telling the truth, the king had his own prophets who told him what he wanted to hear. But when it came down to it, the king himself knew that his were only false prophets, and they did not declare the Word of the Lord. He knew that if he was going to get the truth about the situation the nation faced, he had to go to God's prophet, and he had to go to God's Word. "Jeremiah was put into a vaulted cell in a dungeon, where he remained a long time. Then King Zedekiah sent for him and had him brought to the palace, where he asked him privately, 'Is there any word from the Lord?'" (Jeremiah 37:16-17). That's the topic for this series. Is there any word from the Lord in this day in which we live? Is God silent, or do we have a word from the Lord? "Yes," Jeremiah replied, "you will be handed over to the King of Babylon." It wasn't a word he wanted to hear, but it was a word that he needed to hear, a word of judgment. He said, "You need to get ready." You and I need to get ready for what we are facing. We're on the edge of eternity. We stand on the precipice that divides time and eternity. We stand in the last days. We stand in the days before the
fulfillment of Bible prophecy, the coming of the Lord.
So we last talked about the Word of the Lord. We said the Word of the Lord is A PERFECT WORD. God's word is perfect and complete. We cannot add to it; we must not take away from it. It's a perfect word. We said that the Word from the Lord is not only a perfect word, but it is A POWERFUL WORD. It has the power to change hearts and lives. We said the Word from the Lord is A PERMANENT WORD. God's Word is not as the word of man: it does not change with direction of the wind. But G ...
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