Weekly Nuggets January 13, 2020
Jeremiah 24:3-7 (NKJV)
Then the Lord said to me, “What do you see, Jeremiah?” And I said, “Figs, the good figs, very good; and the bad, very bad, which cannot be eaten, they are so bad.” Again the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel: ‘Like these good figs, so will I acknowledge those who are carried away captive from Judah, whom I have sent out of this place for their own good, into the land of the Chaldeans. For I will set My eyes on them for good, and I will bring them back to this land; I will build them and not pull them down, and I will plant them and not pluck them up. Then I will give them a heart to know Me, that I am the Lord; and they shall be My people, and I will be their God, for they shall return to Me with their whole heart.
Key Phrase: God can show Freedom from the figs
Still on the subject of hearing and seeing. What do you hear? What do you see?
A basket of figs or a revelation?
Captivity or liberty?
A lifting up or a pulling down?
A planting or an uprooting?
There are times that God uses the most random thing to speak and pass across a strong message. It may be a short video clip on social media or it could be that short outburst that you shouldn’t have permitted, or even that brief transaction in the market place. But once our spiritual Eyes and Ears are open, we will see him move, hear him speak in situations.
Jeremiah had an encounter with a basket of figs and the Lord spoke a word to those in captivity. Captivity is a state of imprisonment or confinement. It is not only physical, but can also be emotional, financial, spiritual. Captivity breeds fear, breeds stagnancy or even progression, it brings fruitlessness and limitations. In captivity one is limited by the desires of the captor. But today God is saying to those in captivity, trust me, For I will set My eyes on you for good.
For someone in any state of captivity today, God is set to release, to restore, to build up and to replant in green pastures.
Father, your word says the Son has set us free, let that word free us today. Lord, as you revealed your ways to Jeremiah through a simple basket of figs, let our eyes and ears never be closed to your revelations in our lives. Mostly Lord, set your eyes upon us for good, turn our hearts to know you as our only God. In Jesus name.