Can I Count on the Promise of Jeremiah 29:11? I answered that question on this episode of Real Truth. Real Quick.
1. False prophets and teachers still tell others that if they believe in God nothing bad will befall them. Temporary calamity may befall you even if you radically love God and obey Him.
2. If you want to have a future and a hope come to God, call upon Him, humble yourself, acknowledge you need a savior, acknowledge Jesus is your savior, and seek Him with all your heart.
3. Remember your future hope is not primarily in your today or even necessarily on earth. It is your future heavenly hope, and not a promise for health, wealth, and prosperity today.
4. This is NOT a verse that promises health, wealth, and prosperity.
5. Your future and your hope are not always in health, wealth, and prosperity in this life but in the eternal life to come.
6. As a believer, you don’t know that it’s necessarily going to get worse for you, but you shouldn’t use Jeremiah 29:11 to assume it’s always going to get better before the promise comes.
7. Our promise is not in this life but in the life to come.
“For I know the plans that I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11
For thus says the Lord, “When seventy years have been completed for Babylon, I will visit you and fulfill My good word to you, to bring you back
to this place.” Jeremiah 29:10
“Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen
to you. You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:12-13
“Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who
sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life.” John 5:24
“It is a trustworthy statement: For if we died with Him, we will also live with Him; If we endure, we will also reign with Him; If we deny Him, He also will deny us.” 2 Timothy 2:11-12
“Women received back their dead by resurrection; and others were tortured, not accepting their release, so that they might obtain a better resurrection; and others experienced mockings and scourgings, yes, also chains and imprisonment. They were stoned, they were sawn in two, they were tempted, they were put to death with the sword; they went about in sheepskins, in goatskins, being destitute, afflicted, ill-treated (men of whom the world was not worthy), wandering in deserts and mountains and caves and holes in the ground.” Hebrews 11:35-38
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