Jeremiah 20 – Jeremiah and Pashur & Dangerous Cities

The world is going crazy and anyone that has any sense knows the devil is hard at work:

Seals of two of Jeremiah’s worst persecutors: Jehucal, son of Shelemiah, and Gedaliah, son of Pashur.

 

“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour (1 Pet 5:8).

Remember, I said, “anyone that has sense,” and that leaves out most governments, especially ours.  We had a true lunatic running our country from 2008-2016.

I disagree with these sites on what is the most dangerous city in the world.  The number one city is the White House.  The United States government has killed more people than any city or country, and they kill globally. 

The world has been going down hill for centuries, and America really started picking up speed when Old Man Bush was elected.  

 

Jeremiah 20
Jeremiah and Pashur

1 Now Pashur the son of Immer the priest, who was also chief governor in the house of the LORD, heard that Jeremiah prophesied these things.

“Pashur” – one or more different men with the same name appear in 21:1, 38:1.

“Immer” – perhaps a descendant of the head of the 16th division of priests in the Jerusalem temple.

 

The Babylonian Chronicle records events in ancient Babylon dating from about 750 BC to 280 BC.

This tablet is part of that chronicle and records events from 605-594 BC including Nebuchadnezzar IIs campaigns in the west, where Jerusalem is. It also records the defeat of the Assyrians and the fall of the Assyrian Empire and the rising threat of Egypt.

It records the Battle of Carchemish where Nebuchadnezzar II of Babylon defeated Pharaoh Necho of Egypt in 605 BC. It records Nebuchadnezzar’s rise to power, it records the removing of Jehoiachin, king of Judah and inserting Zedekiah as king in his place, as recorded in Scripture, and it records the capture of Jerusalem on the 16th of March, 598 BC.

The discovery of this part of the Babylonian Chronicle is important in the study of Biblical Archaeology because it contains several events mentioned in the Bible that are in harmony with one another.

“Chief governor” – the priest in charge of punishing troublemakers, real or imagined, in the temple.

 

2 Then Pashur smote Jeremiah the prophet, and put him in the stocks that were in the high gate of Benjamin, which was by the house of the LORD.

3 And it came to pass on the morrow, that Pashur brought forth Jeremiah out of the stocks. Then said Jeremiah unto him, The LORD hath not called thy name Pashur, but Magor-missabib.

“Mago-missabib” – means “terror on every side”.  The phrase “fear round about” is found in the plural in Lam 2:22.

4 For thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will make thee a terror to thyself, and to all thy friends: and they shall fall by the sword of their enemies, and thine eyes shall behold it: and I will give all Judah into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall carry them captive into Babylon, and shall slay them with the sword.

Pasur’s new name symbolizes terror to all Judah, whose people will be exiled to Babylonia or put to death.

“King of Babylon” – Nebuchadnezzar, who acceded to the Babylonian throne in 605 B.C.

5 Moreover I will deliver all the strength of this city, and all the labors thereof, and all the precious things thereof, and all the treasures of the kings of Judah will I give into the hand of their enemies, which shall spoil them, and take them, and carry them to Babylon.

6 And thou, Pashur, and all that dwell in thine house shall go into captivity: and thou shalt come to Babylon, and there thou shalt die, and shalt be buried there, thou, and all thy friends, to whom thou hast prophesied lies.

“Thou, Pashur…shall go into captivity” – probably in 597 B.C. because shortly after that year two other men in succession had replaced Pashur as chief governor in the temple.  The priest Pashur had pretended to be a prophet.

7 O LORD, thou hast deceived me, and I was deceived: thou art stronger than I, and hast prevailed: I am in derision daily, every one mocketh me.

“Deceived” – Jeremiah felt that when the Lord originally called him to be a prophet He had overly persuaded him.

8 For since I spake, I cried out, I cried violence and spoil; because the word of the LORD was made a reproach unto me, and a derision, daily.

9 Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name. But his word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay.

10 For I heard the defaming of many, fear on every side. Report, say they, and we will report it. All my familiars watched for my halting, saying, Peradventure he will be enticed, and we shall prevail against him, and we shall take our revenge on him.

11 But the LORD is with me as a mighty terrible one: therefore my persecutors shall stumble, and they shall not prevail: they shall be greatly ashamed; for they shall not prosper: their everlasting confusion shall never be forgotten.

12 But, O LORD of hosts that triest the righteous, and seest the reins and the heart, let me see thy vengeance on them: for unto thee have I opened my cause.

13 Sing unto the LORD, praise ye the LORD: for he hath delivered the soul of the poor from the hand of evildoers.

14 Cursed be the day wherein I was born: let not the day wherein my mother bare me be blessed.

“Cursed be the day wherein I was born” – Jeremiah questions the very basis of his divine commission.

15 Cursed be the man who brought tidings to my father, saying, A man child is born unto thee; making him very glad.

16 And let that man be as the cities which the LORD overthrew, and repented not: and let him hear the cry in the morning, and the shouting at noontide;

“Cities…the Lord overthrew” – Sodom and Gomorrah (Gen 19:24-25, 29).  By Jeremiah’s time their wickedness had long been proverbial.

17 Because he slew me not from the womb; or that my mother might have been my grave, and her womb to be always great with me.

18 Wherefore came I forth out of the womb to see labor and sorrow, that my days should be consumed with shame?

Did Obama Desire Justice
or Martial Law?

Here I’m going to show you what is considered the 25 most dangerous cities in America and then I’m going to show you what is considered the 50 most dangerous cities in the world.

I searched through many sites and none of them were exactly the same and I settled on these two because of certain factors, but as you will see that even though New Orleans is believed to be the 21st most dangerous city in the world, but it’s the 5th most dangerous city in the United States, not the first.

Before I start I want to point out that the minds of most people are backwards and that is because only 33% of the world believe in Jesus, but out of those not all of them believe that Jesus is our Savior.

In contests and things the best was always shown last, right?  In all the sites that show the most dangerous cities most dangerous city is shown last, making it the best.  I’m going to show you the worst first and the least dangerous last.

Obama has been president for less than five years and has caused many problems, here are just two of them:

In an interview with Robin Roberts about homosexuality Obama said, “I’ve always been adamant that gay and lesbian Americans should be treated fairly and equally.”  That’s not what God says (Lev 20:13; Rom 1:243-32; 1 Cor  6:9-10).

Obama signed an executive order that lets black students get away with bad behavior.  Why is Obama doing this?  It’s not helping America or the black kids, all that will do is create more thugs and stupid people.  I think Obama is hoping for a race riot so he can declare martial law.

The blacks are only 13% of the American people, but they commit 52% of the murders.

The 10 Most Dangerous Cities in America (2013)

Chicago, New York and Los Angeles are not in this list.

#1 Flint, Michigan

62 murders per 100,000 people

106 forcible rapes per 100,000 people

662 robberies per 100,000 people

Flint has had financial trouble since General Motors shut down a number of plants there.

#2 Detroit, Michigan

55 murders per 100,000 people

62 forcible rapes per 100,000 people

685 robberies per 100,000 people

Like Flint, Detroit has suffered because of the death of the auto industry there. “What are you doing to stop the attack as far as blight, the drugs, the murder?” Detroit Police Officer Marcus Cummings reportedly asked the mayor recently.

Cars drive along Telegraph Avenue in Oakland, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014.

#3 Oakland, California

32 murders per 100,000 people

68 forcible rapes per 100,000 people

1,086 robberies per 100,000 people

Violence in Oakland has surged amid cutbacks to its police force. It’s so violent that residents there reportedly feel like they’re living in a war zone.

#4 Bridgeport, Connecticut

15 murders per 100,000 people

266 forcible rapes per 100,000 people

415 robberies per 100,000 people

Bridgeport, the most populous city in Connecticut, had a spate of gun violence in 2012. The problem got so bad that the city passed a curfew to stop late-night violence in the city. The city’s rape number is unusually high due to incidents where an individual was charged with many counts of rape of a single victim.

#5 New Orleans, Louisiana

53 murders per 100,000 people

37 forcible rapes per 100,000 people

293 robberies per 100,000 people

New Orleans has a long history of violence that was more apparent than ever when looting broke out during Hurricane Katrina in 2005. More recently, a mass shooting on Mother’s Day of this year injured 19 people.

#6 Cleveland, Ohio

21 murders per 100,000 people

92 forcible rapes per 100,000 people

826 robberies per 100,000 people

Cleveland was in the news recently when three young women were freed after nearly 10 years in captivity in a home in the inner city. The incident spurred the public to question the efficacy of police in the city.

#7 St. Louis, Missouri

35 murders per 100,000 people

62 forcible rapes per 100,000 people

558 robberies per 100,000 people

One reason crime is so high in St. Louis is that it’s not as sprawling as other cities, criminologist Richard Rosenfeld of the University of Missouri told CNN. Other cities have grown to include safer bordering communities.

#8 Jackson, Mississippi

36 murders per 100,000 people

77 forcible rapes per 100,000 people

454 robberies per 100,000 people

Racial tension is rife in Jackson and has fueled some of its murders. Recently, there was a spate of attacks by young whites against blacks.

#9 Baltimore, Maryland

35 murders per 100,000 people

51 forcible rapes per 100,000 people

576 robberies per 100,000 people

Baltimore has had a pretty bad reputation ever since the show “The Wire” popularized its drug wars. The city has been called the heroin capital of the country, and the federal government has designated it a “high intensity drug trafficking area.”

#10 Newark, New Jersey

34 murders per 100,000 people

20 forcible rapes per 100,000 people

708 robberies per 100,000 people

Newark has long had a bad reputation for crime, and Newark’s Mayor Cory Booker has been slammed for not doing enough to make it better.

The 25 Most Dangerous Cities in the World

1. San Pedro Sula, Honduras

Homicides: 1,143

Inhabitants: 719,447

Murder rate: 158.87

2. Juárez, Mexico

Homicides: 1,974

Inhabitants: 1,335,890

Murder rate: 147.77

3. Maceió, Brazil

Homicides: 1,564

Inhabitants: 1,156,278

Murder rate: 135.26

4. Acapulco, Mexico

Homicides: 1,029

Inhabitants: 804,412

Murder rate: 127.92

5. Distrito Central, Honduras

Homicides: 1,123

Inhabitants: 1,126,534

Murder rate: 99.69

 

6. Caracas Venezuela

Homicides: 3,164

Inhabitants: 3,205,463

Murder rate: 98.71

7. Torreón (metropolitan area), Mexico

Homicides: 990

Inhabitants: 1,128,152

Murder rate: 87.75

 

8. Chihuahua, Mexico

Homicides: 690

Inhabitants: 831,693

Murder rate: 82.96

 

9. Durango, Mexico

Homicides: 474

Inhabitants: 593,389

Murder rate: 79.88

 

10. Belém, Brazil

Homicides: 1,639

Inhabitants: 2,100,319

Murder rate: 78.04

11. Cali, Colombia

Homicides: 1,720

Inhabitants: 2,207,994

Murder rate: 77.90

12. Guatemala, Guatemala

Homicides: 2,248

Inhabitants: 3,014,060

Murder rate: 74.58

 

13. Culiacán, Mexico

Homicides: 649

Inhabitants: 871,620

Murder rate: 74.46

 

14. Medellín, Colombia

Inhabitants: 2,309,446

Murder rate: 70.32

 

 

15. Mazatlán, Mexico

Homicides: 307

Inhabitants: 445,343

Murder rate: 68.94

 

16. Tepic (metropolitan area), Mexico

Homicides: 299

Inhabitants: 439,362

Murder rate: 68.05

 

 

17. Vitoria, Brazil

Homicides: 1,143

Inhabitants: 1,685,384

Murder rate: 67.82

 

18. Veracruz, Mexico

Homicides: 418

Inhabitants: 697,414

Murder rate: 59.94

 

19. Ciudad Guayana, Venezuela

Homicides: 554

Inhabitants: 940,477

Murder rate: 58.91

 

20. San Salvador, El Salvador

Homicides: 1,343

Inhabitants: 2,290,790

Murder rate: 58.63

 

21. New Orleans, United States

Homicides: 199

Inhabitants: 343,829

Murder rate: 57.88

 

22. Salvador (and RMS), Brazil

Homicides: 2,037

Inhabitants: 3,574,804

Murder rate: 56.98

 

23. Cúcuta, Colombia

Homicides: 335

Inhabitants: 597,385

Murder rate: 56.08

 

 

24. Barquisimeto, Venezuela

Homicides: 621

Inhabitants: 1,120,718

Murder rate: 55.41

 

25. San Juan, Puerto Rico

Homicides: 225

Inhabitants: 427,789

Murder rate: 52.60

I think you should have done to Obama what the king did when the rich guy refused to return the property to the poor.