February 2016

Queen of Heaven


Copied from the sermon notes of Pastor Don Elmore

February 21, 2016

Scripture Reading:  Jeremiah 7:13-20

Last Sunday I had not even started on my message for this week.  I had one certain topic that I was considering, but when I saw an article in the newspaper, I was interested in what it said.  As I investigated, it got even more intriguing as I had never known about this situation at all.  I had no knowledge of this event that is one of the most celebrated events in the world.  It certainly opened my eyes and I hope that it opens yours if you have never heard about this subject.

As you read Jeremiah 7 you have to ask yourself this question:  What was it that provoke the LORD God of Israel to anger?  What were the descendants of the Kingdom of Judah doing that made Him so mad?  The children of God were worshipping the gods of the Canaanites, in particular the Queen of Heaven.

Who is the Queen of Heaven?  What peoples worshipped this Queen?  And if Israelites were guilty of this sin in their history, are they guilty of this sin today?  Do they worship the Queen of Heaven today?

The Assyrians did, the Babylonians did, the Canaanites did, the Syrians did, the Greeks did, and the Romans did; in fact, most of the world did and does today.  Let’s study some history!