OF IGNORANCE, REVELATION AND REBELLION

“As for the word you spoke to us in the name of Yahweh, we are not going to listen to you! Instead, we will do everything we said we would: burn incense to the queen of heaven and offer drink offerings to her just as we, our fathers, our kings, and our officials did in Judah’s cities and in Jerusalem’s streets…”

“As for the word you spoke to us in the name of Yahweh, we are not going to listen to you!”

Of course there is ignorance… I grew up with Easter Eggs and Sunrise services on the Feast of Ashtoreth and I never questioned why. We had Easter Egg hunts at church and while the Master Masons giggled in the corner, no one ever bothered to ask why. We honestly celebrated the resurrection, immediately after we glorified Ashtoreth and no one seemed to understand.

The problem is the resistance that you get when you inform people of the truth. It is one thing to act in ignorance. It is quite a different thing to continue, and insist on continuing your evil actions after the truth has been revealed to you.

This is exactly what happened when God, through the Prophet Jeremiah, revealed the truth about the same goddess to the Israelites…

Jeremiah 44:16 “As for the word you spoke to us in the name of Yahweh, we are not going to listen to you! 17 Instead, we will do everything we said we would: burn incense to the queen of heaven and offer drink offerings to her just as we, our fathers, our kings, and our officials did in Judah’s cities and in Jerusalem’s streets…”

GOD RESPONDED:

Jeremiah 44: 24 Then Jeremiah said to all the people, including all the women, “Hear the word of the Lord, all Judah who are in the land of Egypt. 25 This is what the Lord of Hosts, the God of Israel, says: ‘As for you and your wives, you women have spoken with your mouths, and you men fulfilled it by your deeds, saying, “We will keep our vows that we have made to burn incense to the queen of heaven and to pour out drink offerings for her.” Go ahead, confirm your vows! Pay your vows!’

26 “Therefore, hear the word of the Lord, all you Judeans who live in the land of Egypt: ‘I have sworn by My great name, says Yahweh, that My name will never again be invoked by anyone of Judah in all the land of Egypt, saying, “As the Lord God lives.”

27 I am watching over them for disaster and not for good, and every man of Judah who is in the land of Egypt will meet his end by sword or famine until they are finished off.”

“I am watching over them for disaster and not for good, and every man of Judah who is in the land of Egypt will meet his end by sword or famine until they are finished off.”

David…

Author: davidrice1951

I am a vile sinner. I have been a soldier and a sailor. I have been a student and a teacher. I taught English in Mexico. I started and taught in a Bible College in Venezuela. I am married to Cathy, a beautiful lady from Guyana. We have two children, Christopher and Amanda. I am saved by Grace, washed in the Blood and filled with the Spirit. I love Jesus, my wife, my kids and you...

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