|Jeremiah 23:25-32 |
25 I have heard what the prophets said, who prophesy lies in my name, saying, 'I have dreamed, I have dreamed.'
26 How long shall this be in the heart of the prophets that prophesy lies? Yes, they are prophets of the deceit of their own heart;
27 Who think to cause my people to forget my name by their dreams that they tell every man to his neighbor, as their fathers have forgotten my name for Baal.
28 The prophet who has a dream, let him tell it as a dream; and he that has my word, let him speak my word faithfully. What is the chaff to the wheat?" says the Lord. [Notice! The Lord has likened dreams to be chaff, but his word to be wheat. Do not depend on dreams in the least.]
29 "Is not my word like a fire?" says the Lord; "and like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?3 [His Word is Christ, the Word of God, the power of God. Hearing him speaking to you in your heart and then obeying the word of the Lord, results in the burning of the sin within you and a hammering down of that sinful nature.]
30 Therefore, behold, I am against the prophets, says the Lord, who steal my words everyone from his neighbor that they claim are from me.
31 Behold, I am against the prophets," says the Lord, "who use their tongues, and say, 'He said.'
32 Behold, I am against those who prophesy false dreams," says the Lord, "and tell them, causing my people to err by their lies and by their lightness; yet I did not send them or command them. Therefore they will be of no benefit at all to this people," says the Lord.
3 The word like a fire and a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces. Hearing him speaking to you in your heart and then obeying the word of the Lord, results in the burning of the sin within you and a hammering down of that sinful nature.