GIAN, TELL ME: Chapter 31 and 2024

By Rev. Gian Carlo Villatoro

Founding Pastor, Victory Church Odessa

You might wonder about 2024 and what will happen. The following Scriptures come from Chapter 31 of the Book of the Prophet Jeremiah. The context in Jeremiah 31: The kingdom of Israel has been divided like our country is divided. Somehow you are divided, too. Part of you wants to do good, part of you does not. Let me share with you some applications of Chapter 31 in your life today, particularly for the year 2024.

“The Lord God will save His people from those who are stronger.” (31.11b)

This year our Lord God will do awesome things for His people. 2024 is a year of battles, and you must fight with faith and strength.

“I will be the God of all the tribes of Israel. And they will be my people.” (31.1b) All the people who are part of the Israel of God, on Earth, will experience the feeling of “belonging to God.”

“The people who escaped the enemy’s sword will find comfort in the desert. Israel will go there looking for rest.” (31.2b) Even those who did wrong things, now find the troubles (desert), a place to reflect and regain trust in the Lord. “From far away, the Lord will appear to His people.” (31.3a) The Lord says, “I love you people with a love that continues forever. That is why I have continued showing you kindness.” (31.3b) “They will come back crying, but I will lead them and comfort them. I will lead them by streams of water. I will lead them on an easy road, where they will not stumble.” (31.9)

You, as a true believer, an Israelite of God, have a tremendous opportunity this year to experience the power of our Almighty God, as long as you read the Bible daily, believe it with all your heart, and live accordingly with the principles of the Scripture. This is the promise of God for you:

“Their faces will shine with happiness about the good things the Lord gives them. He will give them grain, new wine, olive oil, young sheep and cattle. They will be like a garden that has plenty of water. And the people of Israel will not be troubled anymore.” (31.12) “My people will be filled and satisfied with the good things I give them.” (31.14b) You will be able to work hard, take care of your job or business, and witness the greatness of the Lord, and still learn to be satisfied in the Lord every single day of your life. I invite you to watch a message filmed for you about this particular topic.