Also the pillars of brass that were in the house of the Lord , and the bases, and the brasen sea that was in the house of the Lord , the Chaldeans brake, and carried all the brass of them to Babylon. The caldrons also, and the shovels, and the snuffers, and the bowls, and the spoons, and all the vessels of brass wherewith they ministered, took they away. And the basins, and the firepans, and the bowls, and the caldrons, and the candlesticks, and the spoons, and the cups; that which was of gold in gold, and that which was of silver in silver, took the captain of the guard away. The two pillars, one sea, and twelve brasen bulls that were under the bases, which king Solomon had made in the house of the Lord : the brass of all these vessels was without weight. Jeremiah 52:17-20 KJV https://bible.com/bible/1/jer.52.17-20.KJV
Have you ever experience a break-in at your home? Years ago we experienced this, when I was still living with my parents. I remember the one thing that the criminals took. It was my mother’s jewelry box. It was a shiny black box, that seemed Chinese in design. I wasn’t saddened so much for the jewelry that they took. It was the fact that the box was a music box, and had a petite ballerina dancing on a mirror. All that was now gone. Forever… I get the sense of devastation that Jeremiah felt as he saw the destruction of the temple. We read in 1 Kings 6 about how the temple were built, to the tiniest detail. In verse 12 (KJV), the Lord told Solomon: “Concerning this house which thou art in building, if thou wilt walk in my statutes, and execute my judgments, and keep all my commandments to walk in them; then will I perform my word with thee, which I spake unto David thy father: 13- And I will dwell among the children of Israel, and will not forsake my people Israel.” The ruination was truly a great loss to witness. Not only did Israel lose all the treasures of the temple, they lost the presence of the Lord Most High.
All this were foretold by Jeremiah. But we have to remember that with every prophesy, God also show His great mercy.
And it came to pass in the seven and thirtieth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, in the five and twentieth day of the month, that Evil–merodach king of Babylon in the first year of his reign lifted up the head of Jehoiachin king of Judah, and brought him forth out of prison, And spake kindly unto him, and set his throne above the throne of the kings that were with him in Babylon, And changed his prison garments: and he did continually eat bread before him all the days of his life. And for his diet, there was a continual diet given him of the king of Babylon, every day a portion until the day of his death, all the days of his life.
Jeremiah 52:31-34 KJV
We find that Jehoiachin was the “King of Judah; son and successor of Jehoiakim (II Kings xxiv. 6); reigned a little over three months. He was scarcely on the throne when Jerusalem was besieged by Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon” (Jewish Encyclopedia). Jehoiachin was replaced by Zedekiah, who later was captured, and his children were killed in front of his eyes, then his eyes were removed from his face.
But Jehoiachin found favor in the king of Babylon’s eye, and thus were treated with greater respect. Jesus explained how we should be to receive blessings such as Jehoiakim. Jesus elated to the people on how to act in humility. “10-But when thou art bidden, go and sit down in the lowest room; that when he that bade thee cometh, he may say unto thee, Friend, go up higher: then shalt thou have worship in the presence of them that sit at meat with thee. 11- For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted” (Luke:14:10-11, KJV).
The restoration of this world would be like no one has ever experienced. So too will it come to pass that the words of Daniel will come true: “The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool” (Psalms 110:1, KJV). God will bring restoration to this world. God’s Word promises restoration through the prophesies of John saying, “and he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God...” (Revelation 21:10, KJV).
Do you believe that God can restore to you which has been taken? When asking these things, are you asking Jesus in humility? Or, has pride captured your heart?
My prayer for you is that you will trust in the Lord, the God Most High. He will restore unto you which no one can. #GodCanDoThis
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