David Platt | – David Platt Explains the Meaning of Jeremiah 29:11

Jeremiah 29:11 does not teach that God’s will is to keep you from all suffering.

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  1. Amazing the number of interpretations floated when reading "the truth". Strange that an all knowing deity would select this method to get his message across. If the bible god exist, then I think this young man's interpretation would be closer to the truth though. After all, the hebrew desert deity murdered all the 1st born as a reprisal for something he made the king do. Very twisted, and evil. When he became angry at the violence in the world, what was his response? More violence. Slaughtered the whole world, babies, animals, everything with a flood. Now that's cold blooded. Not to mention he directed, and endorsed slavery, the rape of virgin prisoners of war, genocide, pestilence, and curses. And and his book instructs not to question things in Romans 9. So, while a claim is made for him being love in 1John, the actions of this creature speaks much louder, revealing a jealous, maniacal, sadomasochistic, overlord. It would be inconsistant with his recorded nature to think he wouldn't want us to suffer.

  2. Proverbs 13:22, The wealth of the wicked is reserved for the righteous.

    Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness and all things will be added unto you.

    I'm not claiming we should have faith for money, and houses and cars, I claim if I seek first God and His righteousness, that He will provide all my need according to His riches and glory in Christ. We don't have to suffer if we have the Holy Spirit living in us. Many times God tells us, "be of good cheer for I have overcome the world." "In His presence is fulness of joy." "Have joy unspeakable and full of glory." "Rejoice and again I say rejoice." "These things have I spoken unto you, that My joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full."

    Yes, tribulation comes, but we are to be of good cheer, beloved. We are not to cry and whine and pout and murmur, and have self-pity. We are to rise up and praise the Lord. And if you Praise God He arises and scatters the enemy. A day of suffering is a good day to me because I'm just going to praise Him and pray for others that might be going through the same thing as me. Did not God say that darkness is as light to Him in the Psalms? That is because He is the God that changes not. If evil happens about, He is still the reigning King and still raised up high above all principality and power and might and dominion and every name that is named. Beloved, this is where we sit too because He said as I am in this world so are you. Hallelujah. You only have a problem if you see a problem. But if you will cast all your cares and problems upon Him for He cares for you and forget that which lies behind and reach forth unto what God has for you and believe you are walking in the DAY THAT THE LORD HAS MADE, THEN YOU CAN BE GLAD AND REJOICE IN THAT DAY. It is all about a mind set. The eye is the lamp of the body, and if thine eye be single then the WHOLE body is full of light, but if thine eye be evil then the body is full of darkness. BUT IF THE LIGHT THAT IS IN THEE IS DARKNESS (THAT MEANS IF YOU ARE ONLY NOTICING ALL THE EVIL INSTEAD OF OUR MIGHTY GOD WHO IS MIGHTY TO SAVE) HOW MUCH GREATER IS THAT DARKNESS. Time to quit suffering and rise up with a song of praise and a voice of triumph and do like the Psalmist says and let your mouth praise God with joyful lips, and PUT ON (DELIBERATELY) THE GARMENT OF PRAISE FOR THE SPIRIT IF HEAVINESS). SHINE, CHURCH, SHINE AS LIGHTS IN THE MIDST OF A CROOKED AND PERVERSE GENERATION. How are you going to shine if you are suffering everyday? The joy of the whole earth lives inside of us, SO SHAKE OFF THE DUST AND RISE UP AND SIT ON YOUR THRONE, BELOVED! Don't settle for depression and suffering when Jesus gave you HIS JOY! HALLELUJAH. Now bless the Lord and get out of your sack cloths. We have a NEW COVENENT. We tread upon depression and sorrows and over all the power of the enemy and NOTHING CAN BY ANY MEANS HARM US. (Luke 10:19).

  3. Jesus as well as Paul said that if any lives Godly in Christ Jesus they will suffer persecution. these Prosperity Liars thrive because of the scriptural ignorance of their listeners. Jesus and Paul as long as many others lived to prove the truth of words any who lives Godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.

  4. The over stimulating ideas and desires of the world has made us blind in spirit for flesh eyes are wide awake wanting pleased like a baby bird wanting the next trendy worm from the dirt.

    Praise YAH the true sheep will escape this great deception.

  5. Yeah I went to a church that its entire doctrine was based on name it and claim it.. if your not getting rich..your in sin and unbelief… I never felt right about what went on in that place..

  6. What a good explanation of Jeremiah 29:11. I did not look at the verse that way, but I believe God is there indeed to pull us through, not to be served with every wish without any effort. God bless, in the name and blood of Jesus Christ, amen. Hallelujah! Annelies Bakker.


  8. Ps……So-called prosperity gospel is non existent because gospel is truth….. It's prosperity lies!!! And there will be no prospering in hell…. which is where that false prosperity preaching was spawned in the first place!!
    I'M SO FED UP WITH THIS GARBAGE!!! GO AHEAD ON…IT'S YOUR RIGHT…HAVE YOUR SO-CALLED BEST LIFE NOW… and LATER, while you're in hell for loving money, I'll be in HEAVEN with JESUS having my best life for eternity!!

  9. Seek God's presence not His presents. Periodt. But there are lots of presents in which God is also very present. There are presents that leads to more of His presence. Godliness with contentment since day 1. Don't get attached to these superficials let God remain as the superlative. ♡

  10. What is happening to anyone, either good or bad, it's obviously God's plan. Don't believe to God with good things happened or happening to you, God is the creator of everything including Satan. Everything is his will. Wherever you are right now, what ever your situation right now, your eating, talking, etc is God's plan. So PRAISE HIM.

  11. if you have a common sense, then you know that the fact that you believe in God does not solve every problem you have. you gotta go out and work for it to happen, otherwise, you just stay as status quo forever.

  12. Suffering comes when we as his people so not hearken unto the Lord so he chastised as a Father so don't we can repent and turn back to him as obedient children. Deuteronomy 28 and 29 speaks of curses and blessings and we are drew will human beings choosing our paths therefore acquiring blessings or cursing. We reap what we sow and that is a spiritual law in the fallen world we live in

  13. God is my provider can't change His word its more than faith and trust its obedience also! Not plans thoughts completely different words, being filled with the Holy Ghost is the answer and allow the Holy Ghost to guide your steps away from the sinful life God's thoughts are not our fleshly plans.
    11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

  14. Will David Platt, the Social Justice pastor be thanking Shaun King when his church gets torn down by his calls for Social Justice? Maybe so. Therefore, there are 2 types of Social Justice. One is man-centered on institutions and the other is centered on God and His power.

    What, then, is the Christian view of social justice? The Bible teaches that God is a God of justice. In fact, “all his ways are justice” (Deuteronomy 32:4). Furthermore, the Bible supports the notion of social justice in which concern and care are shown to the plight of the poor and afflicted (Deuteronomy 10:1824:1727:19). The Bible often refers to the fatherless, the widow and the sojourner – that is, people who were not able to fend for themselves or had no support system. The nation of Israel was commanded by God to care for society’s less fortunate, and their eventual failure to do so was partly the reason for their judgment and expulsion from the land.

    In Jesus’ Olivet Discourse, He mentions caring for the “least of these” (Matthew 25:40), and in James’ epistle he expounds on the nature of “true religion” (James 1:27). So, if by “social justice” we mean that society has a moral obligation to care for those less fortunate, then that is correct. God knows that, due to the fall, there will be widows, fatherless and sojourners in society, and He made provisions in the old and new covenants to care for these outcasts of society. The model of such behavior is Jesus Himself, who reflected God’s sense of justice by bringing the gospel message to even the outcasts of society.

    However, the Christian notion of social justice is different from the contemporary, secular notion of social justice. The biblical exhortations to care for the poor are more individual than societal. In other words, each Christian is encouraged to do what he can to help the “least of these.” The basis for such biblical commands is found in the second of the greatest commandments—love your neighbor as yourself (Matthew 22:39). Today’s politicized notion of social justice replaces the individual with the government, which, through taxation and other means, redistributes wealth. This policy doesn’t encourage giving out of love, but resentment from those who see their hard-earned wealth being taken away.

    Another difference is that the Christian worldview of social justice doesn’t assume the wealthy are the beneficiaries of ill-gotten gain. Wealth is not evil in a Christian worldview, but there is a responsibility and an expectation to be a good steward of one’s wealth (because all wealth comes from God). Today’s social justice operates under the assumption that the wealthy exploit the poor. A third difference is that, under the Christian concept of stewardship, the Christian can give to the charities he/she wants to support. For example, if a Christian has a heart for the unborn, he can support pro-life agencies with his time, talent and treasure. Under the contemporary form of social justice, it is those in power within the government who decide who receives the redistributed wealth. We have no control over what the government does with our tax money, and, more often than not, that money goes to charities we might not deem worthy.

    Basically, there is a tension between a God-centered approach to social justice and a man-centered approach to social justice. The man-centered approach sees the government in the role of savior, bringing in a utopia through government policies. The God-centered approach sees Christ as Savior, bringing heaven to earth when He returns. At His return, Christ will restore all things and execute perfect justice. Until then, Christians express God’s love and justice by showing kindness and mercy to those less fortunate. Platt's man-centered Social Justice Gospel built on hate must go.

  15. PLEASE if anyone senses the deadness of the institutional church system but can't put your finger on it. I'm literally pleading with you (whoever you are) to understand something extremely important here. The mainstream Christian system is not of God. The Protestant churches are what the bible calls "The Harlot daughters of Rome". (Rev 17:5) – "Mystery, Babylon The Great, The Mother Of Harlots, And Abominations Of The Earth." 

    And Jesus Christ is calling His people out of her. 

    Rev 18:4
    “And I heard another voice from heauen, saying, Come out of her, my people, that yee be not partakers of her sinnes, and that yee receiue not of her plagues:” 

    The very first thing you need to understand is that GOD CAN BE TRUSTED to preserve His word for every generation forever. As He promises us in psalms 12:6-7

    You don’t need men to teach you what God means.

    1 John 2:27
    “But the anointing which ye haue receiued of him, abideth in you: and yee need not that any man teach you: But, as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is trueth, and is no lye: and euen as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.”

    It’s vital to know, especially right now, that God has kept His word in tact! There is still an every word testimony. The following clip is short yet covers a lot. And is what the Lord used to strengthen my faith in the truth. It’s not just more lifeless information. It is powerful and life changing. 


    “But he answered, and said, It is written, Man shall not liue by bread alone, but by euery word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.”
    Matt 4:4

    Psalm 12:6-7 "The wordes of the Lord are pure wordes: as siluer tried in a fornace of earth purified seuen times. Thou shalt keepe them, (O Lord,) thou shalt preserue them, from this generation for euer. 

    The next video is a lesson on the pure word of God in the English language, which is found in the av1611 kjv. This is much different than the King James bible you are able to easily find in the so called "Christian bookstores".  Please pray and genuinely take this before the Lord. He will show you. (Prepare to be attacked once you start down this path)  

     The first link I left above is from Reg's youtube channel called "Rescuing the Church". There is a lot of good information there on things you should know. Very important and powerful and it dispels many lies. So you can find him there. 
    And Johns channel is also the one associated with the lesson on the 1611. There are a few testimonies, a few sermons, as well as a handful of lessons to be found there.
    John is gracious yet right to the point. And so is Reg. And most importantly they have the Holy Ghost in them. 

    I had prayed for help a long time because I was growing increasingly confused, frustrated, misguided and the list goes on.. But like most of us, I kept returning Sunday after next hoping something would change. If I sang more, prayed harder, tithed more (not biblical to give cash btw, but that’s another topic), got more involved, etc.
    It got to a point where a friend at the time asked me to just "try and sing". He meant well, but it was always disingenuous so I never did. Long story short – my whole Christian life was that way until very recently. Powerless. Its only been about the last 2 years. That's when my life turned upside down. And the Lord truly showed up in a powerful way and began leading me in the trueth.

    This link is a series of interviews that Reg began to do with John after they finally met (a providential story) Start on the first interview of course. But it's a treasure of information for the Saints. 

    It's actually named after one of three films John helped co-produce with Christ Pinto. (side note: Chris Pinto does not hold to the same conviction about the word of God as John and a few of us others. That tid bit was used to try and attack John before, as an attempt to discredit him) 

    The films are called: 

    A lamp in the Dark
    Tares among the wheat
    A bridge to Babylon

    All are free to watch on YouTube, and they cover the history of the bible. They follow the reformation, persecution of early believers, the counter reformation, the attempts at destroying the word of God, the Jesuits and so on. Things the Saints will be edified to know. The things that matter. 

    I really hope this reaches someone. If this is you… honestly, please go ahead and look. God is rich in mercy and His patience is unmatched. He's been drawing me for a really long time. But I got trapped in the institutional church system and was stuck there being taught corruption for years, by pastors who don't believe that the book they teach from is infallible. They say that it is, but they are dishonest in their claim. And their churches "statements of faith" will attest to this. They almost all say something akin to "we believe the original manuscripts were infallible.”
    Okay well wait a minute… unless they have read the originals in their entirety, then how do these men know when they’re teaching us truth and how do they know when they’re teaching us error? They don’t!
    If they did, why not simply fix the bible they’re using and make it infallible? 
    ..something to consider. 

    here is one very final clip on the "servants of Lucifer" 

    "(if it were possible,) they shall deceiue the very elect.”
    God bless you all in the trueth of the real Jesus Christ!

  16. BRAVO exploit the false prophets in the churches or on tv thet ask for money too and sell CD's giving us false hope with lying tongues. These preachers are getting rich from telling lies. They are the only ones getting wealthy!

    Social Justice is a Blank Check for Abuse of Government Power & Less Feedom, and Contradicts the Bible.
    Thomas Sowell

    "In politics, the great non-sequitur of our time is that 1) things are not right and that 2) the government should make them right. Where right all too often means cosmic justice, trying to set things right means writing a blank check for a never-ending expansion of government power."

    For the social justice warrior, equality of treatment under the law is not a sufficient condition to achieve justice

    What Do Social Justice Warriors Want?

    To make this a reality, processes need to be put in place, according to social justice theory, so that outcomes – such as income level, unemployment rates, leadership positions, etc – are equalized regardless of one's starting point or demographic trait. Any deviation from 'equalized' outcomes suppossedly proves in the eyes of social justice that some form of social injustice- racism, sexism, capitlalist greed- must be the culprit.

    The quest for social justice “focuses on one segment of the population and disregards the interests of others."

    Sowell takes issue with such thinking. He believes it is the actions and policies in search of equal outcomes, along with their results, that need to be judged by an ethical evaluation of justice.

    Injustice of Social Justice
    John MacArthur

    Today, critical race theory, feminism, intersectional theory, LGBT advocacy, progressive immigration policies, animal rights, and other left-wing political causes are all actively vying for evangelical acceptance under the rubric of “social justice.”
    Not every evangelical leader currently talking about social justice supports the full spectrum of radical causes, of course. Most (for the moment, at least) do not. But they are using the same rhetoric and rationale of victimhood and oppression that is relentlessly employed by secularists who are aggressively advocating for all kinds of deviant lifestyles and ideologies. Anyone who claims victim status can easily and effectually harness the emotional appeal of a plea for “social justice” both to gain support and to silence opposition.
    Indeed, as social justice rhetoric has gained currency among evangelicals, just about every cause that is deemed politically correct in the secular world is steadily gaining momentum among evangelicals. It would be folly to pretend the social justice movement poses no threat whatsoever to evangelical conviction.
    Evangelicals seldom explicitly define what they mean by “social justice”—possibly because if they gave an accurate definition of where that term came from and what it means in the secular academy, they might lose a lot of evangelical support. Countless critics have pointed out that the rhetoric of “social justice” is deeply rooted in Gramscian Marxism. For many decades, “social justice” has been employed as political shorthand by radical leftists as a way of calling for equal distribution of wealth, advantages, privileges, and benefits—up to and including pure Marxist socialism.

    Undermining Justice & the Gospel.
    E. Calvin Beisner
    The Bible Does Not Demand Wealth Redistribution or Equalization
    Progressives most commonly appeal to certain passages as proof that Christianity warrants redistribution or equalization of wealth. None does so. Yet many people still insist that the basic Biblical principle of justice does require redistribution.

    When people speak of social justice, they mean a social order that aims at equality of opportunity or even ofoutcome. But this equality of either opportunity or outcome can
    be achieved only by violating the very criteria of Biblical justice— impartiality, proportionality, desert, and conformity with a righteous standard. Yet, “equality of outcome” is the primary sense in which the Progressive movement has used the term for over a century. This sort of “social justice” necessarily asserts positive rights and leads inexorably to the violation of negative rights. In this sense, “social justice” is really, by Biblical criteria, injustice.

  18. Healing is a promise , but suffering is obvious for Christians!
    I suffered for 13 years with a sickness and was under medication. I always thought God is unfair letting people live a normal life but here I am with a sickness . Then , Isaiah 53 changed my life .Jesus died on the cross for my sins and took those whips for my health . This truth set me free. I was healed and I don't have that sickness anymore and it's been six years with good health and all by the Grace of God .
    Healing is the will of God!