(You will need to read the prior post to this one in order to know what on earth this is about.)
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Here is one sign of judgement upon the “Household of God,” God’sown people, that emerges from the `Book of the Prophet Jeremiah:
Well intentioned reforms are initiated but come to nothing. God tells Jeremiah that despite all the good reforms of Josiah, a line had been crossed with regard to rebellion, in the days of Manasseh, that could not be undone by sincere reform (even though Manasseh himself had repented and had been forgiven). What seemed like an upturn was at most a delay of a divine sentence being executed. It could not even be averted by prayer by the mightiest intercessors, such as Moses or Samuel. Jeremiah is told not even to pray. Judgement was fixed.
Denominations, individual congregations, take note. Fearing God is the beginning of wisdom not only for individuals but for congregations, fellowships, Movements, Denominations, National Churches, Independent Evangelical Congregations, Reformed Churches, Calvinist Churches, Arminian Churches, Cessationist Churches, Charismatic Gatherings, and whatever other expression of Church or sincere venture you may want to add to the list.