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"Unleashing the Power of Prayer: Exploring Jeremiah 33:3" - Part 1

Updated: Mar 29

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Jeremiah 33:3

3 Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.


Jeremiah chapters 30-33 are known as “the book of consolation.”


This final chapter (33) of the Book of Consolation continues the themes of destruction and restoration.


The words in chaps. 30–33 would give hope and comfort to the exiles even during their experience of punishment (Ps 137).


God’s love and grace are so great that even in exile he gave his people hope for the future. Ultimately, their hope was found in a hope for the Messiah (vv. 14–16) who would deliver and redeem them.


Although the city would be devastated (vv. 2–5), God would bring “health” and “peace” back to it (vv. 6–9). Verses 10–26 focus almost entirely on the future restoration of Judah.


Notice first, that Jeremiah was facing A VERY LARGE AND DIFFICULT SITUATION JEREMIAH WAS UNDER HOUSE ARREST for his preaching.


Je 33:1... "while he was yet shut up in the court of the prison..”


Not only was the prophet Jeremiah in prison but JUDAH WAS BESIEGED BY THE BABYLONIANS (Jeremiah 32:32 and 33:4-5). They were just about to be attacked and carried away into Babylonian captivity.


These are major problems, but in the midst of this desperate situation there is,

A MUCH LARGER AND MORE POWERFUL HOPE -


Jeremiah 33:3

3 Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.


Wow! What a promise!


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Jeremiah 33:2 - Thus saith the Lord the maker thereof, the Lord that formed it, to establish it; the Lord is his name;


The words of praise for God as Creator in v. 2 are not unrelated to the context but serve as a reminder that he who created this world has the power to restore Israel and Judah. That same God has the power to hear and answer your prayer!


The Promise Restated!


Jeremiah 33:3 Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not. 


Consider if a friend gave this same promise to you.

Debt? (Call upon me….)

Sickness? (Call upon me….)

Confusion? (Call upon me….)

Despair/Depression? (“Call upon me....) -


But how much larger the offer, when we realize it is not human frailty that offers, but Divine Immensity and Omnipotence!


To some, it is just a doctrine....a teaching....a cold and lifeless thing…or perhaps a warm and fuzzy feeling! But no reality. No experience!


To some, it is a mirage or a dream! - Do you really mean to state that whatever we ask in prayer we are to receive?


Stay tuned for the second part of this important article.

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