Make a Donation
About The Author
Holy Day Calendar
Free Online Bibles
Bible Reading Plan
|Get Daily Bible Study on Facebook||Get Daily Bible Study on Twitter Follow @WayneBlank|
by Wayne Blank
"Houses and fields and vineyards shall be possessed again in this land"
The destruction of Judah and Jerusalem (see also Raiders Of The Lost Ark) was coming. Jeremiah's purpose up to that time was to warn the people of Judah that unless they turned from their corruption, they were surely going to fall.
"The word that came to Jeremiah from The Lord in the tenth year of Zedekiah king of Judah [see also Kings of Israel and Judah], which was the eighteenth year of King Nebuchadnezzar. For then the king of Babylon's army besieged Jerusalem: and Jeremiah the prophet was shut up in the court of the prison, which was in the king of Judah's house.
Nevertheless, The Lord also declared that the people of Judah would one day return. Jeremiah was told to purchase a piece of land as a prophecy in itself of that sure return.
"And Jeremiah said, The word of The Lord came unto me, saying, Behold, Hanameel the son of Shallum thine uncle shall come unto thee, saying, Buy thee my field that is in Anathoth: for the right of redemption is thine to buy it.
Baruch recorded the deed and put it in storage to await the day when it would be used.
"And I charged Baruch before them, saying, Thus saith The Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; Take these evidences, this evidence of the purchase, both which is sealed, and this evidence which is open; and put them in an earthen vessel, that they may continue many days. For thus saith The Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; Houses and fields and vineyards shall be possessed again in this land." (Jeremiah 32:13-15 KJV)
Fact Finder: (a) How and why did the fall of the northern Kingdom of Israel happen? (b) How and why did the fall of the southern Kingdom of Judah happen?