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So they took Jeremiah and put him into the cistern of Malkijah, the king’s son, which was in the courtyard of the guard. They lowered Jeremiah by ropes into the cistern; it had no water in it, only mud, and Jeremiah sank down into the mud.
The King of Judah at this time was Zedekiah, and one of his sons was Malkijah. The son, along with a number of the guards and the king’s associates, implored Jeremiah to stop prophesying that anyone who stayed in Judah would be killed by the Babylonians, and only those who went to Babylon as an exile would live. Jeremiah refused to change what God had given him to tell the people. So, King Zedekiah had Jeremiah, the man of God, thrown into a muddy cistern that had no water in it, but instead had liquid mud. Jeremiah began to sink in the mud.
Have You Ever Had A Bad Day? If you’re like me, I have no doubt that you’ve had a bad day here and there along the way. But, I want to remind you that God is just as much a part of your bad days as he is your good days. You’ve heard it said before that you must go through some kind of fire to get to the victory that is on the other side of the test. Then and only then can you truly elevate your life and future. Was Jeremiah able to get out of that cistern and get unstuck out of the mud? Of course, he was! The Lord sent one of the king’s associates to him and said, “What were you thinking putting the man of God in that cistern?” Immediately the King ordered Jeremiah to be pulled out to safety. In time the King had his eyes put out and all of his sons executed by Nebuchadnezzar, and he remained in Babylon till he died. The prophet Jeremiah? Well, he kept prophesying the word of the Lord. And yes, he was elevated, and hardly anyone talks about Zedekiah. EVER!
I’m asking this am that you would help me through my periodic fires in order for you to keep elevating me. I know there’s a test first and once passed there is a victory in the other side. Amen