We will begin this lesson in Jeremiah 30:1 "The word that came to
Jeremiah from the LORD, saying,"  Jeremiah 30:2 "Thus speaketh the
LORD God of Israel, saying, Write thee all the words that I have
spoken unto thee in a book."

     Each time there is a new word from the LORD to Jeremiah, it is
for a specific purpose, and is not covering something he has already
done. It seems that God wants Jeremiah to write down what He is about
to give him. He wants a record kept of each word. This could cover all
the prophecies that God has already given him, as well as the new
things, because it says all the words I have spoken. Have spoken is
past tense. They are to be gathered in a book for future reference.
Most of this chapter, I believe, is speaking of things that have not
even occurred yet. The need for a book was, because the generation
these prophecies were for, had not even been born yet. He was not
writing a historical book. It would be possible to put it in
chronological, order only after all prophecies were fulfilled.

     Jeremiah 30:3 "For, lo, the days come, saith the LORD, that I
will bring again the captivity of my people Israel and Judah, saith
the LORD: and I will cause them to return to the land that I gave to
their fathers, and they shall possess it."

     This is speaking of a time when the 12 tribes of Israel will
return to the promised land. The people will return in 70 years and
rebuild. This is looking to a time far beyond this time, when God will
bring His people back to His land. This is in the process of happening
now in Israel. In 1948, Israel became a nation, and there has been a
steady flow of the Israelites back to their promised land.

     Jeremiah 30:4  "And these [are] the words that the LORD spake
concerning Israel and concerning Judah."

     We must remember that Judah represents the two tribes of Judah
and Benjamin. Israel represents the rest of God's people.

     Jeremiah 30:5 "For thus saith the LORD; We have heard a voice of
trembling, of fear, and not of peace."

     Truly, even unto this day, there has never been peace in Israel.
The voice of trembling has to do with a great war.

     Jeremiah 30:6 "Ask ye now, and see whether a man doth travail
with child? wherefore do I see every man with his hands on his loins,
as a woman in travail, and all faces are turned into paleness?"

     The pain is so great to the men, that they are like women with
labor pains. Fear is the cause, many times, of paleness. There is a
great time of fear coming upon the earth, that we read about in the
next Scripture. Luke 21:26 "Men's hearts failing them for fear, and
for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the
powers of heaven shall be shaken."

     Jeremiah 30:7 "Alas! for that day [is] great, so that none [is]
like it: it [is] even the time of Jacob's trouble; but he shall be
saved out of it."

     The "time of Jacob's trouble" is speaking of the great
tribulation that comes upon the earth. Joel 2:11 "And the LORD shall
utter his voice before his army: for his camp [is] very great: for [he
is] strong that executeth his word: for the day of the LORD [is] great
and very terrible; and who can abide it?"  Jacob is mentioned, here,
because he was the father of all 12 tribes of Israel. That great day
is the day of God's judgement on all the earth. The troubles, we have
been reading about in Babylon, were but a type and a shadow of this
great trouble mentioned here. The believers are saved in the middle of
the great tribulation. They are saved from God's wrath, not saved from
tribulation. The following Scripture is vivid about God's family being
saved out of tribulation. Revelation 7:14 "And I said unto him, Sir,
thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of
great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in
the blood of the Lamb."

     Jeremiah 30:8 "For it shall come to pass in that day, saith the
LORD of hosts, [that] I will break his yoke from off thy neck, and
will burst thy bonds, and strangers shall no more serve themselves of

     The yoke, that has been on all mankind, was put there by Satan.
Jesus broke that yoke for all believers, when He gave His body on the
cross for the sins of the world. This is speaking of a time, when the
yoke is broken for everyone, not just the believers, because it
includes the word "strangers". This could be the 1000 years that Jesus
has Satan bound, so that he cannot deceive the nations. Notice, the
yoke is broken by God, not by man.

     Jeremiah 30:9 "But they shall serve the LORD their God, and David
their king, whom I will raise up unto them."

     David, in this Scripture, is referring to the Lord Jesus Christ
who will reign as King of kings and Lord of lords.

     Jeremiah 30:10  "Therefore fear thou not, O my servant Jacob,
saith the LORD; neither be dismayed, O Israel: for, lo, I will save
thee from afar, and thy seed from the land of their captivity; and
Jacob shall return, and shall be in rest, and be quiet, and none shall
make [him] afraid."

     Who is not to fear? God's servants. This speaks of a time of
perfect peace for Israel. I believe this is speaking to both physical
Israel and spiritual Israel {Christians}. Fear should not be in the
vocabulary of believers, except to fear God. Fear is the opposite of
faith. Without faith, it is impossible to please God. Moses had been
spoken of as the deliverer of the physical house of Jacob, when he led
them out of Egypt to the promised land. He was a type and a shadow of
the great Deliverer, the Lord Jesus Christ. He is the King of Peace.
When He comes, He brings perfect peace.

     Jeremiah 30:11 "For I [am] with thee, saith the LORD, to save
thee: though I make a full end of all nations whither I have scattered
thee, yet will I not make a full end of thee: but I will correct thee
in measure, and will not leave thee altogether unpunished."

     Every man must give an account to God. God has always kept a
remnant of physical Israel. He has never made a full end of them. God
realizes the weakness of man, and that is why He gave them a better
covenant of grace through Jesus Christ our Lord. The Saviour of all
mankind is Jesus. I Timothy 4:10 "For therefore we both labour and
suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the
Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe."

     Jeremiah 30:12 "For thus saith the LORD, Thy bruise [is]
incurable, [and] thy wound [is] grievous." Jeremiah 30:13 "[There is]
none to plead thy cause, that thou mayest be bound up: thou hast no
healing medicines."

     Mankind can not save itself. Their sickness, and ours, is sin.
The end result of sin is death. The only cure is Jesus, if we will
accept Him. He abolished our sin. He took our sin upon His body on the
cross, and sin for the believer in Jesus, died on the cross.

     Jeremiah 30:14 "All thy lovers have forgotten thee; they seek
thee not; for I have wounded thee with the wound of an enemy, with the
chastisement of a cruel one, for the multitude of thine iniquity;
[because] thy sins were increased."

     Sin is like a cancer that spreads. The lover, here, is speaking
of all those who sinned with them. God sends chastisement on His
children to cause them to repent. Every time God pours out His wrath,
the next statement is, "And they repented not". You see, God wants
everyone to be saved. He seems cruel sometimes, to cause us to be
saved. He showed the greatest love that ever was, when He gave His Son
on the cross to pay for our sins.

     Jeremiah 30:15 "Why criest thou for thine affliction? thy sorrow
[is] incurable for the multitude of thine iniquity: [because] thy sins
were increased, I have done these things unto thee."

     This appears that they wanted the affliction to go away, without
repenting of their sins. The purpose of the afflictions, was to bring
them to repentance.

     Jeremiah 30:16 "Therefore all they that devour thee shall be
devoured; and all thine adversaries, every one of them, shall go into
captivity; and they that spoil thee shall be a spoil, and all that
prey upon thee will I give for a prey."

     Romans 12:19 "Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but [rather]
give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance [is] mine; I will
repay, saith the Lord."

     Jeremiah 30:17 For I will restore health unto thee, and I will
heal thee of thy wounds, saith the LORD; because they called thee an
Outcast, [saying], This [is] Zion, whom no man seeketh after.

     Not only does God heal His people, but He keeps them in divine
health. Israel has always been thought of as an Outcast. The church of
the Lord Jesus Christ {Zion} is thought of as an Outcast, as well. The
world does not understand salvation. Anything they do not understand,
they declare an Outcast. I Corinthians 2:14 "But the natural man
receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are
foolishness unto him: neither can he know [them], because they are
spiritually discerned."

     Jeremiah 30:18  "Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will bring again
the captivity of Jacob's tents, and have mercy on his dwellingplaces;
and the city shall be builded upon her own heap, and the palace shall
remain after the manner thereof."

     God is restoring. This is speaking of the rebuilding of
Jerusalem, and the rebuilding of the temple. It is, also, speaking of
a people being rebuilt.  Redemption from sin clears the conscience and
brings real inner peace to the forgiven one. Only Jesus Christ brings

     Jeremiah 30:19 "And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and
the voice of them that make merry: and I will multiply them, and they
shall not be few; I will also glorify them, and they shall not be

     Jesus began with Himself and a handful of apostles. Today, the
church has grown to a multitude beyond numbering. We, also, know that
those in captivity in Babylon were told to multiply, so this,
possibly, has two meanings. Mankind cannot glorify itself. God must
glorify it.

     Jeremiah 30:20 "Their children also shall be as aforetime, and
their congregation shall be established before me, and I will punish
all that oppress them."

     The children of Israel shall be restored to their greatness. We
remember the children of Israel are two-fold. This is speaking of the
physical and the spiritual house of Israel. The congregation is like
the church. Both are speaking of God's people on the earth. God is
their very present help in trouble. He builds a hedge of protection
around them. The oppressor is Satan and all who follow him. God will
take care of their punishment.

     Jeremiah 30:21 "And their nobles shall be of themselves, and
their governor shall proceed from the midst of them; and I will cause
him to draw near, and he shall approach unto me: for who [is] this
that engaged his heart to approach unto me? saith the LORD."

     Again, we see two messages, here. One is the ruler who comes from
their people, and rules them after their bondage in Babylon. The other
is speaking of the Lord Jesus Christ, who was born of a woman of the
stock of Judah. He came from the people to reign. He was King of the
Jews. He was God in the flesh of man. Jesus opened the way to the
Father for all of mankind. At the crucifixion of Jesus, the temple
veil was torn from the top to the bottom, making the way open into the
holy of holies for all who believe.

     Jeremiah 30:22 And ye shall be my people, and I will be your God.

     We must choose to be His people, and He will be our God.

     Jeremiah 30:23 "Behold, the whirlwind of the LORD goeth forth
with fury, a continuing whirlwind: it shall fall with pain upon the
head of the wicked."

     This is speaking of the wrath of God on all the unbelievers.

     Jeremiah 30:24 "The fierce anger of the LORD shall not return,
until he have done [it], and until he have performed the intents of
his heart: in the latter days ye shall consider it."

     Now, we see the time this whole thing was to be set. It was in
the latter days. The latter days, in my opinion, is speaking of the
time of the end. This is speaking of the time that we read of in
Revelation, when God pours out His wrath on those unbelievers, and
removes His children from the earth for safety.

                         Jeremiah 32 Questions

1.  What was different about what God told Jeremiah to do with this
    prophecy He had given him?
2.  Why did God tell Jeremiah to do this?
3.  Jeremiah was not writing a __________ book.
4.  When would it be possible to put it in chronological order?
5.  Verse 3 is speaking of what day?
6.  When did Israel become a nation?
7.  Who does Judah represent?
8.  Who does Israel represent?
9.  What does the "voice of trembling" have to do with?
10. Quote Luke chapter 21 verse 26.
11. What time is spoken of as "time of Jacob's trouble"?
12. Quote Joel chapter 2 verse 11.
13. What were the troubles we have been reading about of Babylon?
14. Quote Revelation chapter 7 verse 14.
15. Who put the yoke on all mankind?
16. When was the yoke broken for believers?
17. When will it be broken for everyone?
18. Who is being referred to as David in verse 9?
19. Who is not to fear?
20. Fear is the opposite of ________.
21. Who is the great Deliverer?
22. Quote 1 Timothy chapter 4 verse 10.
23. What is the sickness verse 12 is speaking of?
24. Who is the only cure for this sickness?
25. What is the greatest act of love ever shown?
26. Quote Romans chapter 12 verse 19.
27. Who has always been thought of as an Outcast?
28. Quote 1 Corinthians chapter 2 verse 14.
29. Who is verse 21 speaking of?
30. Quote Jeremiah chapter 30 verse 22.
31. What time is verse 34 speaking of?