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Tuesday, September 1 2015
Jeremiah 9: The Two Ways That Weeping Will End
"God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain"
The English-language words "tear" (pronounced teer), which refers to drops of water-based liquid that flow from the eyes in times of grief, happiness, or simply to wash away something foreign in the eye, and "tear" (pronounced tair), meaning to rend into pieces, originated from different words - although the original words themselves have a related meaning.
"Tears" (i.e. crying or weeping) is used to translate the Hebrew word, pronounced dim-maw, that means weeping. In the New Testament, the Greek equivalent, pronounced dak-roo, is also used to refer to weeping.
One way, or the other, weeping is going to end for all humans. How it will end will depend on the personal choice of character (see Which Way Is Right And Left?).
The first way will be when the defiantly-unrepentant are incinerated, into oblivion, in the lake of fire. It will be a quick and humane Judgment for those who choose to not accept the LORD's terms and conditions for Salvation. The last thing that they will do will be to "weep and wail" and "weeping and gnashing of teeth" (note the coincidence of the "biting" definition of the Anglo-Saxon word with the Bible's "gnashing of teeth"). Then, nothing - forever. It will not only be good riddance, but also riddance for good (see The Home Of The Righteous).
"25:30 And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 25:31 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: 25:32 And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: 25:33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left." (Matthew 25:30-33 KJV)
Tears will also then end for the righteous - after which they will live forever in Paradise: "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away" (see Home In The New Heavens And A New Earth).
"4:1 For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch. 4:2 But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall. 4:3 And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the LORD of hosts." (Malachi 4:1-3 KJV)
The prophet Jeremiah was a patriotic citizen of the Kingdom of Judah (see Why Didn't Jeremiah Live In The Kingdom Of Israel?) and a faithful and obedient servant of the LORD (see A Faithful Winner Among Unrepentant Losers). Jeremiah experienced many tears because of the stubborn arrogance and treason of his fellow citizens against the actual King of their nation: "Oh that my head were waters, and mine eyes a fountain of tears, that I might weep day and night for the slain of the daughter of my people! Oh that I had in the wilderness a lodging place of wayfaring men; that I might leave my people, and go from them! for they be all adulterers, an assembly of treacherous men." They too will one day all have their tears ended - one way, or the other.
"9:1 Oh that my head were waters, and mine eyes a fountain of tears, that I might weep day and night for the slain of the daughter of my people! 9:2 Oh that I had in the wilderness a lodging place of wayfaring men; that I might leave my people, and go from them! for they be all adulterers, an assembly of treacherous men.
This Day In History, September 1
891: Arnulf defeated the Vikings from Scandinavia at the Battle of Louvain in Belgium.
1159: Pope Adrian IV died at age 59. Born as Nicholas Breakspear, he was the only Englishman to become pope.
1532: Anne Boleyn was made Marquess of Pembroke by her finance, King Henry VIII of England.
1557: Jacques Cartier died at age 66. During his 3 voyages between 1534 and 1543, the French explorer discovered the St. Lawrence River and other major findings throughout eastern North America.
1666: The Great Fire of London began in a bakery on Pudding Lane. Over the next 4 days, the fire destroyed 75% of the British capital.
1676: Nathaniel Bacon led an uprising against English governor William Berkeley at Jamestown, Virginia, resulting in the settlement being burned to the ground. "Bacon's Rebellion" came as a result of the governor's refusal to defend the colonists against the "Americans" (i.e. the "Indians").
1707: The Treaty of Altranstadt was signed during the Great Northern War (1700-1721) by Swedish king Charles XII and Holy Roman emperor Joseph I.
1715: King Louis XIV of France died after a 72 year reign - the longest of any major European monarch.
1870: Prussia defeated France at the Battle of Sedan in the last battle of the Franco-Prussian War. Napoleon III surrendered himself to the Prussians.
1904: Helen Keller, 24, graduated from Radcliffe College. Blind and deaf from the age of 2, she became a champion of those with disabilities.
1905: Alberta and Saskatchewan joined the Canadian Confederation.
1914: The last-known passenger pigeon died, at the Cincinnati Zoo.
1923: A magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck Japan. Yokohama and Tokyo were destroyed, killing over 140,000 people and destroying the homes of 2.5 million people.
1939: Adolf Hitler's massive (52 army divisions) invasion of Poland. The Second World War (1939-1945) began that day in response to Germany's invasion of Poland (see also Presidential Quotes On War, Terrorism, Religion).
1941: The Yellow Star was made obligatory for all Jews in Hitler's "Third Reich" to wear (see also Presidential Quotes On War, Terrorism, Religion).
1945: Within months after the war ended in Europe, the official statistics of the Jews murdered in the Satanic Nazi "Final Solution" were 2,800,000 Polish, 800,000 Soviet, 450,000 Hungarian, 350,000 Romanian, 180,000 German, 60,000 Austrian, 243,000 Czechoslovakian, 110,000 Dutch, 25,000 Belgian, 50,000 Yugoslav, 80,000 Greek, 65,000 French, 10,000 Italian.
1962: The United Nations announced that the population of the world had reached 3 billion. It has since more than doubled.
1969: A coup in Libya established Muammar al-Gaddafi as leader (see also Libya In History And Prophecy).
1980: Terry Fox's Marathon of Hope (a cross-Canada run by Fox, who had lost a leg to cancer) ended near Thunder Bay, Ontario.
1983: Korean Air Flight 007 was shot down by a Soviet warplane after the commercial airliner strayed into Soviet airspace. All 269 passengers and crew were killed.
1985: Divers located the wreckage of the Titanic on the ocean floor, approximately 900 kilometers (560 miles) south of Newfoundland. It sank on April 15 1912 with a loss of 1,500 of its 2,200 passengers.
1991: Uzbekistan declared independence from the Soviet Union.