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Jeremiah 30

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The Message of Consolation

Jeremiah 30

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Lesson Number 27

Background Notes

Doctrinal Point(s)

  1. In the future, Israel will be saved out of the time of Jacob’s Trouble.
  2. In the future, Israel will return to serve David their king.

Practical Application

  1. Use your healing as testimony!

Questions

  1. Jeremiah 30-33 is called “The Book of _____________________.”
  2. List three reasons why we believe the “return to the land” in verse 3 is still future, and that it does not refer to the return of the Jewish people from their captivity in Babylon.
  3. The prophecy of blessing refers to the literal descendants of ___________, ____________, and _________, and to the literal land of __________.
  4. In our Lord’s Olivet Discourse (Matthew 24), He spoke of a time of great tribulation for Israel. Was this prophecy fulfilled in 70 AD?
  5. We believe that the future time of terror and pain that Jeremiah speaks of here in Jeremiah 30:4-7, refers to the still future time called the ___________ __________. Jeremiah refers to it in these verses as “the time of __________ ____________.”

Answers

  1. Jeremiah 30-33 is called “The Book of Consolation” and is a group of prophetic messages that emphasize the good news concerning Israel’s future.
  2. We believe the “return to the land” is still future because: a. Verse 24 implies that these prophecies will be fulfilled in the latter days or end times. b. Verse 3 says that both Judah and Israel will be restored (the kingdom of Judah was only partially restored and the kingdom of Israel was not restored at all when the Babylonian captivity ended). c. The remainder of chapter 30 indicates that there will be a time of great trouble for Israel before the time of blessing comes.
  3. The prophecy of blessing refers to the literal descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and to the literal land of Canaan. The fact that the Jewish people are now returning to their ancient homeland is only a foretaste of the great blessing to come in the future when they return to the Lord.
  4. No. The prophecy of Matthew 24 was not fulfilled in 70 AD. At that time, when 600,000 Jews were killed and thousands were taken into captivity, there certainly was a great deal of tribulation, but it was definitely not the predicted greatest tribulation of all time, because the Lord said that the great Tribulation would take place just before His return to earth with power and great glory.
  5. The time of terror and pain in verses 4-7 refers to the still future time known as the Tribulation Period, and Jeremiah refers to it as “the time of Jacob’s Trouble.”

Discuss/Consider

  1. Discuss the many events and conditions that will mark the future day when God will deliver his people from the yoke of foreign oppressors, such as the peace, health and prosperity they will enjoy, the rebuilding of Jerusalem, and the kingship of the Messiah, the Son of David.

Challenge

  1. Will The United States forsake and turn against Israel and be subject to the judgment of God as Jeremiah describes it in this chapter? Do you interpret the current policies of our leaders as evidence of our nation becoming more of an ally of Israel or less? Are you able to make an impact on the thoughts and actions of our elected officials? How?

Key Verses

  • “For behold, the days are coming that I will bring back from captivity My people Israel and Judah, and I will cause them to return to the land that I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it.” Jeremiah 30:3

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