In 2013, the scripture that Michael preached on in Iquitos prison was from Jeremiah, 3v22 – 4v2 & 9v24, and it is a very strange scripture to preach on in prison, but it set the tone for a lot of what happened during that trip. When I preached on this in Peru it was fairly easy to see their application both in Peru and to Peruvian prisoners. The idol worship, the witchcraft are really right in your face, you cannot help but see the delusions that have come between the people and the poverty that that has caused.
At the start of Jeremiah 4 we have two wonderful promises “If we return to Him and stray no more”, then:
- He will enable us to live by truth, justice and righteousness and
- We will become a blessing to the world.
Anyone want to become a blessing to the world?. That is what the Lord wants us to be. A couple of dozen of those prisoners wanted to be as well, and there were also 14 new converts. So praise the Lord and pray that they keep walking with Him.