Jeremiah, Yahweh will Rise.

 

 

As we have noted: Hebrew names often predict, and prophetically call men into their Life Purpose, the Divine Plan Prepared for them from before the foundation of the World.

Is this hard to believe? Only if you are not familiar with the Name of God, and the Power behind the Name of God, because God knew you long before you were born.

 

How can God really know you before you are born? Let us look into this subject:

Jeremiah 1:4-5 (KJV)
Then the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations. *

 

Guess what? God’s name  for “Yeremiah” has His Own Name embedded in Jeremiah’s Name. Jeremiah means: “Jah will rise” Jah (or Yah) is an abbreviation for YHWH.   יִרְמְיָה Yirmᵉyâh, yir-meh-yaw’; or יִרְמְיָהוּ Yirmᵉyâhûw; from H7311 and H3050; so in essence his name it means, “Yahweh will rise.”Yahweh revealed

At the time that Jeremiah prophesied to the nation of Israel, it was the lowest time in the nation’s history. The people of God were devastated by their own sin and rebellion against the YHWH, and ALL the judgments God (foretold through the prophets) were coming upon the people of Israel.

It was a very dark and terrible time. But even in God’s call to Jeremiah, his name means that “God will rise.” Yet, God promised Jeremiah that his own people would be deported, and enslaved, and become exiles in the land of their enemies, but at the end of 70 years of discipline, punishment and humiliation, the people of God, after being humbled, and experiencing firsthand what it is like to serve the idols of men … would rise up and come home.

This time of exile would last 70 years, which is an important number. The people disobeyed God for 490 years. They didn’t let the land rest every 7 years (as they were commanded to in God’s Law, so the soil could receive its rest–and rebuild itself every 7th year). Jeremiah 25:1-14; 29:10-14.

 

2 Chronicles 36:21 (KJV) 21 To fulfil the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land had enjoyed her sabbaths: for as long as she lay desolate she kept sabbath, to fulfil threescore and ten years [70 years].

 

So Yahweh declared, you wouldn’t obey my command, so I will fulfill my commandment and will let the land rest all the years you failed to obey me. (Notice: God’s Actions speak louder than words.) So why the number 70? What is 490 years divided by 7? 70 years. It just shows you how precise an accounting God holds and honors to his own word.

Now when Daniel the prophet was reading Jeremiah the prophet’s prophecy, he read that 70 years were determined for the exile of his people. And immediately, Daniel begins praying for the return of his people to the land of Israel. 

Now while Daniel is praying, God gives Daniel a revelation, not of the past 490 year period, but of the next future 490 year period, highlighting and revealing  3 major world events:

    1. The rebuilding of Jerusalem, and the temple, including the miraculous return of Israel from captivity *(slavery) in Babylon.
      (this would take seven sevens or 49 years)
    2. The Communist Messiah the coming of the Messiah to Israel, and that he would be cut off and half nothing. (This would take another 62 sevens. Thus we have used up 69 sevens and have only one more seven left.)
    3. Coming of the antichrist and his seven year reign of evil upon the world. 

 

They would rebuild the city of God, and the temple of God, at the Command and Direction of God, and the nation of Israel would rise once again. Only this time, they would no longer serve the idols of the nations around them (ever again). And God’s people would again worship the one true God, Yahweh, YHWH. And everything that Jeremiah said came to pass just as God told him it would. And the name of Jeremiah has been carved on the face of history, for eternity proclaiming both his name and his contribution of faith and obedience as a beacon of light for generations to come.

 

And please note that God told Israel precisely how the people of God would return to their own land, through the prophet Isaiah (circa 700 BC), precisely as it did happen, 70 YEARS AFTER JEREMIAH HAD PASSED AWAY.

 

Daniel 9:23 – 10:1 (KJV) 23 At the beginning of thy supplications [prayers] the commandment came forth, and I am come to shew thee; for thou art greatly beloved: therefore understand the matter, and consider the vision.

24 Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy. 25 Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks [7 = 49 rears], and threescore and two weeks [62 = 434 years]: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times. 26 And after threescore and two weeks [49 years + 434 years = 483 years, the very year Jesus entered Jerusalem on a donkey to the shout of “Hosanna, Blessed be the King”] shall Messiah be cut off, [which happened at the end of that Passover week] but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined. 27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

 

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