Jeremiah 11: 14. Therefore pray not thou for this people,
neither lift up a cry or prayer for them: for I will not hear them in the time
that they cry unto me for their trouble.
15. What hath my beloved to do in
mine house, seeing she hath wrought lewdness with many, and the holy flesh is
passed from thee? when thou doest evil, then thou
16. The Lord called thy name, A green olive tree, fair, and of goodly fruit: with the noise of
a great tumult he hath kindled fire upon it, and the
branches of it are broken.
the Lord of hosts, that planted thee, hath pronounced evil against thee, for the
evil of the house of Israel and of the house of Judah, which they have done
against themselves to provoke me to anger in offering incense unto
18. And the Lord hath given me knowledge of it, and I know it:
then thou shewedst me their doings.
19. But I
was like a lamb or an ox that is brought to the slaughter; and I knew not that
they had devised devices against me, saying, Let us destroy the tree with the
fruit thereof, and let us cut him off from the land of the living, that his name
may be no more remembered.
20. But, O
Lord of hosts, that judgest righteously, that triest the reins and the heart,
let me see thy vengeance on them: for unto thee have I revealed my
21. Therefore thus saith the Lord of the men of Anathoth, that seek thy
life, saying, Prophesy not in the name of the Lord, that thou die not by our
22. Therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts, Behold, I will punish them:
the young men shall die by the sword; their sons and their daughters shall die
23. And there shall be
no remnant of them .......
Now, Look at verse 16-- this
is speaking of the Olive Tree Paul spoke of in Romans. This is Jesus - He is
speaking of the O.T. tree = the Old Covenant, of which Jesus came the first
See that it said they broke the branches
of this tree off? And set fire to it?
This is the destruction of the Old
See that verse 17 shows that even though
God planted this tree, He is destroying it?
He did this because of their
Verses 18, 19, and on down is Jesus
speaking. See it is proven in v.19--speaking of the
Read verse 19-- Jesus said He knew not tht
they had devised devices against him, saying, Let us destroy the tree (see
Jesus' tree)-- (that Olive Tree)-- but it is really the Old T. Tree--
.....with the fruit of it = the Old T.
fruit .........Let us cut him off from the land of the living, that his name may
be no more remembered.
Now, this was the Priests, the Pharisees,
the Jews altogether, speaking of killing Jesus and cutting the remembrance of
His name off. They wanted to destroy Grace, which He brought; for they knew it
would 'kill' their old tree of self-righteousness = the works of the Law. They
wanted no part of Grace = of love, forgivnesss, salvation apart from the works
of the law -- for this put them down out of their high
Jesus promised to put down those who were
high, and lift up the ones who were low.
They did not like this; for then they
would not be lifted up above others. Pride - which God
Read v. 20--Jesus prayed to see God's
vengeance on them.
v22- God speaks back to Jesus --- I will
punish them...... they shall die by FAMINE. (this is that famine for hearing
the words of God spoken of in Amos.)
v23- there shall be no remnant of them
--- No remnant of law-keepers to God.
Now I know these law people like to take
those words and say we live lawless because of this; Nope, we are the only
ones who keep the commandments of God -- we do it by His Spirit; not by the
works of the law. We do it by His nature which He put into
By: Jo Smith