From The Desk Of Dave Horsman

Posted on May 7, 2013 | 1 comment


As I re-read this tonight for the first time in two years, my heart is stirred all over again asking this question, “Who will stand in the counsel of the Lord?”

Will I?

Original post April 29, 2011.

“Behold, the days are coming,” says the LORD, “That I will raise to David a Branch of righteousness; A King shall reign and prosper, and execute judgment and righteousness in the earth. In His days Judah will be saved, and Israel will dwell safely; now this is His name by which He will be called: THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS” (Jeremiah 23:5-6)

This is my view this morning. My “office” in the Prayer Sanctuary. My desk. I’m reading Jeremiah 23-31 today and I’m struck by the Lord’s commitment to His people. Even in His discipline of Israel through captivity in Babylon, never was His purpose of restoration unclear in His mind. Even in the midst of rebellion, the end was not in doubt. He will have a people who love Him wholeheartedly. The Lord will have His Day and His way (Jer 24:6). In Jeremiah’s day there were other prophets, prophesying different things then what Jeremiah was speaking and they were not hearing from the Lord. They were speaking what they thought the people wanted/needed to hear but it was not what was on God’s agenda for that time (Jer 23:16-17). Maybe in a different time their message would have fit but in that time it was opposite of what God desired to communicate (Jer 27:14). Only a few were standing in the counsel of the Lord and hearing His voice and speaking in risk of ridicule and death. Am I willing to be like Jeremiah and stand in the counsel of the Lord (Jer 23:18-20)?

Am I willing?

Am I willing to speak words that He gives me to speak without concern for my reputation and life? Days like those in Jeremiah’s day are coming (25:30-33). It is the Day of the Lord. Will we have a message in that Day that will cause us and others to turn from wickedness and hear the words of God (Jer 23:22)?

For who has stood in the counsel of the LORD, and has perceived and heard His word? Who has marked His word and heard it? Behold, a whirlwind of the LORD has gone forth in fury— a violent whirlwind! It will fall violently on the head of the wicked. The anger of the LORD will not turn back until He has executed and performed the thoughts of His heart. In the latter days you will understand it perfectly. (Jeremiah 23:18-20)

One Comment

  1. Be strong and of a good courage the Lord will bring you to victory

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