“The Lord gave another message to Jeremiah. He said, “Go to the entrance of the Lord’s Temple, and give this message to the people: ‘O Judah, listen to this message from the Lord! Listen to it, all of you who worship here!” Jeremiah 7:1-2
God told Jeremiah to publicly preach this word from the Lord, and to do it right at the gate of the temple. Jeremiah needed plenty of courage and boldness to do his work. It’s easy to imagine Jeremiah speaking to the busy crowds of people and priests coming in and out of the temple area. Perhaps many stopped to listen, but apparently none truly heard his word from the Lord. Since his message was delivered to all the people, it was most likely preached during one of the great religious festivals, such as Passover or the Feast of Tabernacles, when the whole nation came to Jerusalem to worship.
We need to go to the steps of the churches today and we need to shout, wake up, wake up, wake up! Time is getting short. The government will not get us out of the mess that is in our nation. God is our only hope and this message needs to come from our churches. Most churches are not going to preach what needs to be preached. They are worried that they may offend someone. We need the courage and the boldness to stand up for God and telling the people about the wonderful news of the Gospel.
“Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” (Revelation 3:20-22)