Jeremiah – Prophecy of Restoration
June 11, 2011
God declares again that He will restore both Israel and Judah, and declares that the king will be from their own, as opposed to being ruled from outside, and God will bring him near, as opposed to him daring to approach God. Even Samaria will come back to Zion.
Jeremiah prophesies consolation for God’s people after the exile, even the priests whom he has often prophesied hardship. The people will mourn for what has happened, and there is a prophecy about the slaughter of the innocents by Herod.
Jeremiah also prophesies that there will be a new covenant, one based on forgiveness, that God will usher in.