The Broken Flask

“If at any time I declare concerning a nation or a kingdom, that I will pluck up and break down and destroy it, and if that nation, concerning which I have spoken, turns from its evil, I will relent of the disaster that I intended to do to it. And if at any time I declare concerning a nation or a kingdom that I will build and plant it, and if it does evil in my sight, not listening to my voice, then I will relent of the good that I had intended to do to it.” Jeremiah 18:7-10

In verse 1 of Jeremiah 19, The Lord tells Jeremiah to go and buy a potter’s flask. Many times God uses visual pictures to symbolize what he is going to do. Take for example Ezekiel chapter 4, where the prophet lies down on his side for 190 days. This act symbolizes what is happening and the coming siege on Jerusalem. In Jeremiah we see the same thing, God tells the prophet to buy a flask. As we read later in chapter 19, the flask will be broken. This represents the breaking of a nation because of their sin.

“Then you shall break the flask in the sight of the men who go with you, and shall say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts: So will I break this people and this city, as one breaks a potter’s vessel, so that it can never be mended.’” Jeremiah 19:10-11

 “Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, behold, I am bringing upon this city and upon all its towns all the disaster that I have pronounced against it, because they have stiffened their neck, refusing to hear my words.” (vs. 15)

I believe God is saying this today to the United Kingdom. Check out the angel coin TV commercial.

According to the GovMint website –

“Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte is said to have carried an Angel coin in his vest pocket throughout his steady rise to power in France.”

“In times of conflict and danger, Angel coins have long been believed to provide safety and protection. Generals issued them to fighter pilots in both WWI and WWII for luck. Pilots in the Korean War, Vietnam, and Desert Storm were also known to carry Angel coins for good luck.”

“England’s King Henry VIII was one of the earliest monarchs to give Angel coins to his subjects. And less than six miles away from the last royal palace he built the Pobjoy Mint”. This Mint is where the 2014 angel coins are produced.

The legend of the coins is that they bring good luck, health and happiness. 2 Timothy says, “I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths.” 2 Timothy 4:1-4

“I will cut off from this place the remnant of Baal and the name of the idolatrous priests along with the priests, those who bow down on the roofs to the host of the heavens . . . Be silent before the Lord God! For the day of the Lord is near;” Zephaniah 1:4-5,7

Ezekiel 25-32 proclaims the coming judgment of God on the nations. You will find similar proclamations in Jeremiah, Amos and many other places. Today is such a day! It is too late to think God is a lovable teddy bear that does not care what people and nations do. The judgment on the nations has begun, starting in Europe. Destruction and disaster cannot be avoided. The defiance toward God and the hostility toward his people can only bring judgment because God’s word is never broken. It is the tool by which nations are broken and destroyed. The broken flask comes and is not easily mended.


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