Lamentations Study

Linda, this is the first part of the message. Read it and I will post some more of it as I get it done:

Lamentations 3

Lamentations 3 King James Version

3 I Am the man that hath seen affliction by the rod of his wrath.
2 He hath led me, and brought me into darkness, but not into light.
3 Surely against me is he turned; he turneth his hand against me all the day.
4 My flesh and my skin hath he made old; he hath broken my bones.
5 He hath builded against me, and compassed me with gall and travail.
6 He hath set me in dark places, as they that be dead of old.
Jesus is speaking in verse one.
Adam is also speaking. Law is speaking. Eve is speaking. OT system is speaking. It is a great mystery but to unravel it is an amazing blessing.

  1. Jesus…. God smote Jesus at the cross. God forsook Jesus at the cross. God afflicted Jesus at the cross. This is Jesus speaking of his death for the sins of this world.
  2. Adam is also a man that saw affliction by the rod of God’s wrath. Wicked people are in sight here all the way. Verse 4 is speaking of the change of mankind when God drove them out of Eden. At the flood God drove them out. He then changed their entire ‘makeup’. They were changed from the glorious Cherubs in Eze 28, or Eden. To the fallen dust creature. God changed them in their first children born after the flood.
    I have already explained this in many messages so will not go into it here.

Verse 6,,, ‘they that be dead OF OLD?
Of Old almost always refers to before the flood. So it is speaking of the anointed cherubs of Eden being changed into dust creatures and that old civilization before the flood was now dead.

7 He hath hedged me about, that I cannot get out: he hath made my chain heavy.

This is the same group, Adam’s civilization before the flood, speaking. It is speaking of changing them and enclosing them with skin and bones made of the dust of the ground. Before, in eden, they could soar the heavens but now they are CHAINED to the earth in a body of dust, by gravity.

I cannot prove each of these statements in this study; would make it too long. Besides I have proven it all many times. If you study the Word of God and seek truth, you can learn these things.

8 Also when I cry and shout, he shutteth out my prayer.
This is sinful man; but it is also Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane.

9 He hath inclosed my ways with hewn stone, he hath made my paths crooked.
This is man, under law. Those stones are the law system and it made their path crooked for the truth was hidden.

10 He was unto me as a bear lying in wait, and as a lion in secret places.
The BEAR is the new kingdom under Noah. Yes, Noah is that second head over mankind, the world after the flood. This flood destroy the sinful kingdom of Adam, in Eden. It was as the lion of Judah set to bring total destruction to sinful man.

11 He hath turned aside my ways, and pulled me in pieces: he hath made me desolate.

Here the OT as Law is speaking. Jesus spoke to her and made her desolate in Mat 23. That OT law system was destroyed and made desolate. God turned aside the ways of that OT system. Isa. 1 and 66. God hated that law system and everything about it. He laid it desolate.

12 He hath bent his bow, and set me as a mark for the arrow.
13 He hath caused the arrows of his quiver to enter into my reins.
The BOW ALWAYS REFERS to that first seal. It is the Words of God hitting and bringing down that old law system.
14 I was a derision to all my people; and their song all the day.
This is Jesus, Eve and God’s people speaking. Jesus was made a laughing stock. So was Eve and others who truly departed from sin and served the true God.

15 He hath filled me with bitterness, he hath made me drunken with wormwood.
16 He hath also broken my teeth with gravel stones, he hath covered me with ashes.
17 And thou hast removed my soul far off from peace: I forgat prosperity.
The above is the state of mankind after the flood. Driven out of Eden paradise. The bitter wormwood is spoken of in Revelation. Now they have no peach or prosperity. Those stones was bring brought under law and being made into the dust of the ground./ashes.

ok, here is the rest of the chapger:
18 And I said, My strength and my hope is perished from the Lord:
19 Remembering mine affliction and my misery, the wormwood and the gall.
20 My soul hath them still in remembrance, and is humbled in me.
21 This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope.
22 It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.
23 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

Verse 18 is primarily Eve speaking. It is now showing what happened to the Mother of all Living. Her strength and hope perished as Adam afflicted her in many ways. She is remembering her affliction, misery bitterness and gall. But through it all, she had hope. She knew God had promised her to raise up a seed to bruise the head of that old serpent, Adam.
She reminds herself of this and is comforted. Her faith rises as she comes to rest in that promise.

24 The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.
25 The Lord is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.
26 It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the Lord.
27 It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth.
Here Eve comes to rest as her faith rises in the promises of God. She has born that heavy yoke in her youth and is now seeing deliverance ahead.

28 He sitteth alone and keepeth silence, because he hath borne it upon him.
29 He putteth his mouth in the dust; if so be there may be hope.
30 He giveth his cheek to him that smiteth him: he is filled full with reproach.
31 For the Lord will not cast off for ever:

28 shows both Jesus and Eve being alone and keeping silence. They both did not defend themselves in front of their enemies. Jesus gave his cheek to those who smith him. He and Eve were so severally reproached for serving God.
39 Wherefore doth a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins?
40 Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the Lord.
41 Let us lift up our heart with our hands unto God in the heavens.
42 We have transgressed and have rebelled: thou hast not pardoned.
43 Thou hast covered with anger, and persecuted us: thou hast slain, thou hast not pitied.
44 Thou hast covered thyself with a cloud, that our prayer should not pass through.
45 Thou hast made us as the offscouring and refuse in the midst of the people.
46 All our enemies have opened their mouths against us.
47 Fear and a snare is come upon us, desolation and destruction.
The above is showing people under the law and out of Eden, trying to get back to God. But God will not take them back under the law system. Their enemies were the NT ministers, preaching against that old law system.
Jesus was their enemy and opened his mouth against them. Eve also did this thing. They made that old law system desolate and destroyed it. So the law is speaking here.

52 Mine enemies chased me sore, like a bird, without cause.
53 They have cut off my life in the dungeon, and cast a stone upon me.
54 Waters flowed over mine head; then I said, I am cut off.
55 I called upon thy name, O Lord, out of the low dungeon.
56 Thou hast heard my voice: hide not thine ear at my breathing, at my cry.
57 Thou drewest near in the day that I called upon thee: thou saidst, Fear not.

Still, law is speaking here. Her enemies, the NT ministers, cut them off and cast a stone upon them. They shut Jesus up in that tomb. He died as under that old law. But in hell he called upon the Lord and God heard him and brought him out. This is so beautiful when you can see this truth. It is Jesus down in hell crying out to God and being delivered. It is also Eve crying out to God from the prison that Adam had tortured her in. They were set free.

58 O Lord, thou hast pleaded the causes of my soul; thou hast redeemed my life.
59 O Lord, thou hast seen my wrong: judge thou my cause.
60 Thou hast seen all their vengeance and all their imaginations against me.
61 Thou hast heard their reproach, O Lord, and all their imaginations against me;
62 The lips of those that rose up against me, and their device against me all the day.
63 Behold their sitting down, and their rising up; I am their musick.
64 Render unto them a recompence, O Lord, according to the work of their hands.
65 Give them sorrow of heart, thy curse unto them.
66 Persecute and destroy them in anger from under the heavens of the Lord.

The rest of this chapter is showing both Jesus and Eve as they seek deliverance and pray against their enemies.
By: Jo Smith …. August 18, 2022

Published by Tweety134

I love Jesus. And I only read the King James Scriptures.

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