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On Nov. 26, 2015, I was in prayer for the nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and was given Jeremiah 9. As I read the chapter of this book of the weeping prophet Jeremiah, I was taken aback by the similarity of the conditions of that nation for which Jeremiah was lamenting.
Like the prophet Jeremiah, the cry of prayer warriors and intercessors should be echoed in this time of trouble in this nation of SVG.
Jeremiah cried “Oh, that my eyes were a fountain of tears that I would weep for forever; I would sob day and night for the slain of my people. Oh, that I could go away and forget them and live in some wayside shack in the desert, for that are all adulterous, treacherous men.
“They bend their tongues like bows to shoot their arrows of untruth. They care nothing for right and go from bad to worse: they care nothing for me” says the LORD.
Beware of neighbors. Beware of your brother. All take advantage of one another and spread their slanderous lies. With practiced tongues they fool and defraud each other; they wear themselves out with all their sinning.
“They pile evil upon evil, lie upon lie, and utterly refuse to come to Me.” says the LORD. (The Book Edition)
According to the readings of Jeremiah, judgement was about to be meted out upon the nation of Jerusalem. But the Almighty God, who is full of compassion, not wanting any to perish but all to come to repentance, gave Jeremiah a solution to the problem before the destruction.
This is what verse 17-18 says: “The Lord Almighty says; Send for the mourners. Quick, begin your crying (wailing). Let the tears flow from your eyes”.
Let us now, as in Jeremiah’s time, issue a call for the wailers and let a cry be taken up before the Lord God of Host for the people of this noble nation of SVG.
Let us gather and weep and mourn, He can save by few or many. It is not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit sayeth the LORD.
The voice of one crying
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