When the Lord Hides His Face

Jeremiah 35 prophesied of the good things that the Lord would do for Jerusalem after He had brought the Jews back from captivity, but He also wanted them to know why they could not defeat the Chaldeans, “They come to fight with the Chaldeans, but only to fill their places with the dead bodies of men whom I will slay in My anger and My fury, all for whose wickedness I have hidden My face from this city” (Jeremiah 33:5).
Jerusalem made the Lord angry, so much so that He turned His face away from the city, and that was why the Jews could not defeat the armies of Babylon, when at other times Israel had fought against superior armies and won.
Everything depends upon our relationship with the Lord, whether we speak of individuals, churches, or nations. How is your relationship with Him?

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