#62 Babylonian Captivity
Posted: Sunday, June 21st, 2015Print
About Rule and Reign Like Daniel Series
Daniel believed in God as Ruler, so he brought Heaven’s Rule into his earthly government and heathen captors. Do you rule and reign like Daniel did?
Israel refused to know their God…by seeking, by listening, by walking. Jeremiah reveals that this was their choice, their deliberate intention.
Jeremiah warned of the captivity some 20 years before it happened. He grieved for what he saw coming. But as a prophet, he well knew and diagnosed clearly the reason for it.
For they proceed from evil to evil, and they do not know Me.
Through deceit they refuse to know Me, declares the Lord.
Jeremiah 9:3, 6 NASB
The Babylonian captivity was to put Israel in a place of need so they would return to the simple basis of life as God’s people. That foundation, that necessity for living triumphantly is…to know God!