Jeremiah’s Seething Pot, and the North Country


When we have gone against God, and deserve punishment, we look to the north, and see the punishment come. “Where is your north?”

Co – Author:

Rev. Patrick Williams

Jer 1:13 And the word of the LORD came unto me the second time, saying, What see you? And I said, I see a seething pot; and the face thereof [is] toward the north.

Jer 1:14 Then the LORD said unto me, Out of the north an evil shall break forth upon all the inhabitants of the land.

Jer 1:15 For, lo, I will call all the families of the kingdoms of the north, saith the LORD; and they shall come, and they shall set every one his throne at the entering of the gates of Jerusalem, and against all the walls thereof round about, and against all the cities of Judah.

Jer 1:16 And I will utter my judgments against them touching all their wickedness, who have forsaken me, and have burned incense unto other gods, and worshiped the works of their own hands.

Where is the “North?”


1. For Israel, this was location of the Assyrian empire, and after that the Babylonians, who took over the same northern territory.

Jeremiah saw the Assyrian Empire coming, and another coming also. The Babylonian army was coming as well.

The wind stroking the flames of fire was the wind of change. This army would besiege the north; yet the prophet was a preacher to the south, Judah and Jerusalem.

The flames of fire, dancing around the belly of the pot, caused the liquid inside to come to a boiling point, when it reached 212 degrees F.

Change was coming due to Israel. It had been given the law, and God’s Word, for guidance. But Israel rebelled, forsaking the Father. His Word was not being honored, and this would lead to their destruction.

The people didn’t want to hear this warning from Jeremiah. Israel didn’t want to hear its nation was going down, and there was no longer hope for them. They refused to believe that God was now allowing them to go into exile.

When Jeremiah preached this message to the masses they became angry at him. He confronted many prophets of that time, for their smooth words, who were not speaking the truth. These false prophets, kings, leaders and priests were telling the people God would never abandon them, which led to their complacency.

The exiles were brought to the “north country” as slaves.

For some reason, “escaping to the north” is a major pattern with the Jews, which is how so many ended up in Europe over the centuries.

The north seems to be a source of judgment against other nations of the region as well:

Jer 46:20 Egypt [is like] a very fair heifer, [but] destruction comes; it comes out of the north.

Jer 50:9 For, lo, I will raise and cause to come up against Babylon an assembly of great nations from the north country: and they shall set themselves in array against her; from thence she shall be taken: their arrows [shall be] as of a mighty expert man; none shall return in vain.


2. The north also represents where God’s throne room sits. It is where all the hosts of heaven gather. Heaven is the source of ultimate judgment.

Job 26:7 He stretches out the north over the empty place, [and] hangs the earth upon nothing.

Job 26:9 He holds back the face of his throne, [and] spreads his cloud upon it.

Eze 8:3 And he put forth the form of an hand, and took me by a lock of mine head; and the spirit lifted me up between the earth and the heaven, and brought me in the visions of God to Jerusalem, to the door of the inner gate that looked toward the north; where [was] the seat of the image of jealousy, which provokes to jealousy.

Eze 8:5 Then said he unto me, Son of man, lift up your eyes now the way toward the north. So I lifted up mine eyes the way toward the north, and behold northward at the gate of the altar this image of jealousy in the entry.

Eze 8:14 Then he brought me to the door of the gate of the LORD’S house which [was] toward the north; and, behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz.

Lucifer, in his rebellion, wanted the “northern parts” for himself.

Isaiah 14:13 – For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north.

Have you notice how here on earth the north plays a special role also? The enemy is always seeking to set up strongholds in northern lands here on earth.

3. The north also is the location of the Antichrist

Dan 11:40 And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over.

Reasons Israel went north?

Their worship was hollow and empty, just like today. Each of them went through the motion of worship but there was no love for God.

They worshiped other gods, and gave them credit for Israel’s safety. Today we also serve other gods, prosperity and wealth, career, material possessions.

Some people may have believed they were well off, and worshiped God as the national God, but he was rejected from their personal lives. Does this sound like us today?

Is there a physical north today?

It is the same earth as before. Israel’s enemies are primarily to the north and northeast.

For America, the primary concern is Russia, which could come from the north over the North Pole, or from the area of the Bering straits. With Russia as an ally of Iran, Iran does not need to attack us directly. It just needs to work through the Russians. Of course, Russia will get paid in oil and money.

I do want to make it clear that I have no problem with the Russian people.  They are warm and wonderful, and I have some for personal friends.  It is the clash of political ideologies of the governments that is the source of this strife.

So what is going on up there now? I took these pictures, because of the strange patterns.

1. It looks like the magnetic properties of the North Pole are being disrupted. Possibly, this would be necessary to guide a missile to its target over the Pole, so that it would accurately reach its intended target.

2. the USA is within easy range of the latest Russian missiles.




-Russia to Alaska above


Russia to New York City above


Russia to Washington, DC. above


– Russia to Wisconsin / Minnesota above

What about a “spiritual north?”

This is something that all mankind faces. One does not need to live in Israel, or America, to anticipate a judgment from the north to happen.

The throne of God is our spiritual north, and someday we will be held accountable for our lives, attitudes, and behaviors.

The Father God sits upon this throne, and He is an Awesome, Holy, Powerful Creator and Judge of all living things.

Who can stand before a Holy God, and live? Or be justified? To face God alone is to receive judgment, for scripture says there is none righteous before God, because we all have sinned.

There is only One Intercessor between God and man, and that is the Christ Jesus. Only through his intervention, can we avoid the judgments against us for our sins.

No other person, not Buddha, not the Virgin Mary, not Muhammad, can intercede for us – only Jesus / Yeshua. Only Jesus took our sins from us, with his self sacrifice, and shed blood, on Calvary. Only He paid the price for our sins. Only He can save us from the judgment that is waiting for all of us.

Application- what to do now:

The entire world, not just America or Israel, is in sin and rebellion against God.

God’s word is not being honored. We have removed His name from our schools. We are sued for mentioning His name in public places.

People want to remove “In God we trust” from our money, and Presidential candidates say “America is no longer a Christian nation.”

Seeker friendly ministers, and false prophets, are saying, “God loves you just the way you are. You do not have to change or repent. Just do your best. He understands. He will not punish you, and allow you to be overtaken. Go, and be blessed.”

America’s government, and other governments also, say we will take care of the problem. We will do it through stimulus packages and tax cuts. We can fix impossible problems.

But like Jeremiah, God’s true ministers are saying, you cannot fix your problems with money. The nation requires the loving hand of God to fix the problems we have.

God’s true men and women are saying, “no peace.” Destruction is coming if we do not return to the Lord”.

Beloved, the water inside the pot is reaching its boiling point, and is about to spill over!!!

*** Update 3-13-09 – I just found this site.  I have no idea where the person got this information, but I will just pass it along.  It is a map of the future “invasion” of the USA by missiles, etc.  Notice that the attack is coming from different directions, so it is more than one enemy.

-Link with invasion map

Repent of your sins, turn your back on them, and sin no more. Give your heart to Jesus, and accept His salvation, so when you come before the Holy Judge of Heaven, you will have Jesus on your side.

35 Responses to “Jeremiah’s Seething Pot, and the North Country”

  1. I guess this means if we get attacked, we should plan to go south, since the attack will come from the north.

  2. Hi thanks for a great post. I’ll be back 🙂

  3. I pray for the righteous judgments of God to be poured upon those who have hated Him.
    Six thousands years has God waited upon mankind to repent and honor Him.
    Mankind is arrogant and full of pride and still think unto itself that it needs not obey.
    The only god that America trusts in is ‘mammon’ and so it was befitting that the american dollar spoke so.
    And because of covetousness and idolatry the dollar fell and is still falling.
    The Americans have sold their land to China, their banks to the Sultans, their governments to lucifertarians and their souls to Satan. And told the world :
    “YES WE CAN”
    And they did!

    • Hi Abigail,

      I agree with you 100%.

      What people need to ask themselves now is……

      Yes, we can do what….?

      my answer is ….

      we can repent
      we can witness the love of Jesus
      we can forget the government fixing anything,
      unless it is temporary
      we can stop sinning
      we can Let God help those who choose
      we can prepare to protect ourselves from more
      violence and unrest in the future as
      judgment comes.
      we can be ready to share
      we can be ready, by staying in prayer.
      we can wake up, and see the deceptions.
      we can humble ourselves before God, do our
      best, and trust Him for help

      And we will be Ok…..because man CAN NOT DO ANYTHING RIGHT without GOD

      YES……God CAN…!!!
      YES……God CAN…!!!
      YES……God CAN…!!!
      YES……God CAN…!!!
      YES……God CAN…!!!
      YES……God CAN…!!!

      HE is able!


  4. Marianne,

    There is no plan that will work. I know this is The Judgment of God because it is Global.
    Where can one hide from The Face of Him?
    Godly repentance is required.
    And to repent means to turn to Him and to obey His Holy Commandments.
    But He The King of The Universe, He alone can humble mankind;
    He alone can wake up the dead!
    In their slumbering they have surely forgotten Him.
    But throughout the revelation of His Might mankind will mock and rebel even more.

    But for those who DO trust in Him, He will sustain them.
    The Wrath of The Most High and of The Lamb is not for The servants nor for the saints.
    And Salvation is to those who endure till the end.

  5. that would make an awesome t shirt, Yes we can on the front and all that other on the back,,,,
    we can repent
    we can witness the love of Jesus
    we can forget the government fixing anything,
    unless it is temporary
    we can stop sinning
    we can Let God help those who choose
    we can prepare to protect ourselves from more
    violence and unrest in the future as
    judgment comes.
    we can be ready to share
    we can be ready, by staying in prayer.
    we can wake up, and see the deceptions.
    we can humble ourselves before God, do our
    best, and trust Him for help

  6. Marianne et al,
    remember what David said in the Psalms – “where could I go to hide from You, if I went to the bottom of the ocean You would be there, if I made my bed in hell you would find me there…”
    Unless god tells us to move somewhere very clearly, stay put, Ps 91 says that hose who abide in Him, need have no fear, so take refuge under His Wings. trust Him to be your fortress, your protection, or as one of His names says “The Lord Who Provides”

    • Hi paul

      I think there is really no place to go anyhow, for most people, unless there is relocation money from the government in the bail out. If something really bad happens, I am going to just stay inside and pray. By that time, it is totally out of control and only god can help.


  7. Marianne,

    I like your good sense of humor. We all know there is no ‘relocation money’ in the
    And yes I do pray for all of us.
    Thank you

  8. global crisis is inevitable. for thousands of years the human poplulation has had enough resources to sustain itself because famine, disease and war have kept population numbers down. medical advances mean that we live longer and technological advances in warefare mean that large scale war between developed nations is impossible because of mutually assured distruction.
    only when we finally run out of food and resources will the massive starvation and warfare happen.

    none of this is part of “god’s plan” every thinking person knows that the religious concept of god is a nonsense. the language of god is tautological or meaningless in all cases. by all means stay inside and pray, that way you will die without causing a burden for the surviving stronger members of society. i for one won’t miss you.

    • What makes you think that your “thinking” is superior to others? And what makes your conclusions about God so right?

      Thinking people through the ages have realized that life is meaningless, if there is no God. You yourself think this, because of the narrow minded, hopeless people you adore. They are your gods.

      I just adore someone who is smarter than what you have chosen.

    • Jung wrote under the influence of spirit guides called Philemon and Basilides . So the philosophy that you admire was demonically inspired.

      Jung also was a follower of Lucifer, Bringer of Light, whom he said “presided over him.” So if there is a Lucifer, there is a God in heaven, who Lucifer rebelled against.

      Nietzsche, as we know, went insane.

      So, what you are saying is that you are really a follower of Satan, since the human gods you worship are really working for Lucifer, who is the fake light version of Satan.

  9. Hi all. Mairanne, why do they come here if they don’t believe? Do they hope to convince true believers that their beliefs are false? Or are they agents of darkness unaware? Have they been blinded to truth and they believe a lie, hoping you will also? Interesting to see non-believers voice their beliefs in something, anything, even worldiness, though not God. Very interesting.

    • Hi Rev Williams,

      Even Jesus was challenged by Satan.

      One of true faith, and in the Word, will not really have a problem, dealing with a challenge.

      Lucifer has blinded many. It is our job to help them see again.

      The true light of God draws all creation, both fallen and saved.

      The redeemed rejoice in its presence.

      Instinctively, darkness is drawn to light, even if it hates it, protests it, or tries to kill it.

      This is why you find more demons, and fallen people, hanging around more christian sites and churches, than dark sites.

      Even while they attack, they are still drawing in some of the light that is there, to refresh themselves. They will starve without the light.


  10. i’ve never even read jung and nietzsche died of syphilis (the cause of his madness). your influences are the less educated and more narrow minded members of society as well as ‘the bible’ a deist work of theology- not exactly open minded.

    ‘the devil’ as you imagine him doesn’t exist. examine the sentences you are using.

    “Jung also was a follower of Lucifer”

    In practical terms, what this sentence means is “i don’t like jung” or “jung is bad”. this is a purely personal moral judegement, a reactionary emotivist stance.

    have you ever questioned where you morality comes from? people externalized their own qualities and attached to an abstract figure named “god” so they could promote their own values. this is why the warlike tribes of the old testament worship a vengeful god and the peaceful christians of the new testament worship a forgiving god. god is made in the image of man.

    this can be observed through social science. it is not an irrational claim thrown up by someone who decided god didn’t exist and then started looking for evidence. it is the conclusion arrived at by all people not looking for evidence of god but instead looking at the way the world works without the predicate of gods existence.

    yes ‘god’ exists. god is a concept created by people to mirror their own morality- arrived at through human means.

    • zarathustra

      The point is that you are always quoting philosophers, who are just imperfect men. So what makes them right?

      God has made himself known quite a few times. You were just not around.

      Unless you experience Him for yourself, you will never be satisfied or convinced.

      I assume you think I exist, because you are interacting with me. You may not agree with me, but you have some evidence that I exist. Well, the same is true for many, many people. They have had that interaction, and they are convinced, because of that interaction.

      Maybe, if you just leave yourself open to a new experience, instead of fighting it so badly, He might just show up in your life.

  11. no he won’t because he mysteriously only shows up in the lives of people who are desperately afraid of death or the end of civilisation or personal loneliness or whatever it is that they use god as a cure for.

    i experienced “god” as a naive child and since realised i was deluding myself. people who don’t put these experiences into perspective simply need to grow up.

    i have also witnessed “messages from god” or “the hand of god” in other people. in all cases this has been obvious self delusion. people use it as an excuse to do things which they are too scared to take personal responsibility for.

    were you around when he ‘made himself known’? i assume you are talking about ‘miracles’ in the bible. ask yourself what is more likely – is the record metaphorical, has it been accidentally or deliberately altered over time, were the people involved delusional at the time? remember that many of these miracles happened to people who were in very hot countries and pron to fasting- these were most likely hallucinations brought on by exhaustion.

    or is it perhaps more likely that the voice of god literally spoke out of a bush, that god literally chiselled commandments onto stones and handed them to a man on a mountain- and now, just as our observation and understanding of the world becomes more logical and advanced, decides not to show himself any more.

    christianity is always clutching at straws instead of investigating things seriously, it takes a certain kind of mindset. the kind of mindset that on another post claimed a dog and panda had mated without checking to see if the owner had actually just DYED SOME OF THE DOGS FURR BLACK. (your post alien or human-like fetus born from a cow).

    what makes the thinking of philosophers and scientists better than your ill informed pseudo science and ‘bible study’ is that they are not incredibly gullible and prone to believe something without questioning it.

    • zarathustra

      It sounds like you have only experienced “people,” not God.

      If the real God showed up, you would not be complaining right now.

      The people at Mt Sinai were not fasting. God did write on stone, and these tablets had been, and have been, preserved for thousands of years.

      I think you need to get off the dog. You do not know his origins. That was just an example. Most hybrids do not make it to youtube. Also, you cannot explain the anomaly of the strange fetus. Whether you like it or not, scientists do a lot of weird things in labs now. Try to stay on topic.

    • Thought-provoking…I too have heard from God. People lacking the experience judge and comment without experience. Equally, Jesus live here on earth and he experienced our afflictions…the encounter is knowledge.

  12. 1- i experienced speaking in tongues during private prayer- or so i thought at the time, in retrospect- looking at it objectively i was simply deluding myself
    2- i wasn’t linking that specific event to fasting- many others were- e.g. jesus tempted in the desert.
    3- i do know his origins because i read the news story about the japanese man who rescued a stray dog and then gave him a make-over, starting a craze for dogs dyed with panda markings, instead of completely failing to research it and claiming it was cross bred. i brought this up because it is a classic example of drawing a conclusion from something without verifying if it is true, if you do it one case you do it in others.
    4- WHERE exactly is this highly advanced genetic science lab supposed to be in the middle of an LEDC?

    you need to learn to look critically at sources, taking into account the situation they were written in, who wrote them and for what purpose.

    • zarathustra

      There is not one genetic lab. They are everywhere. We can synthesize our own DNA now, make the sequence we want and splice it into any other DNA, and come up with new material. So the dog was not the best example. I am not sure why I used that now. There were much better ones, like the sheep that we use to grow human livers in, etc. Like I said, scientist do not use youtube. They use scientific journals.

      It saddens me that you are so bitter. You obviously had many disappointments that closed the door for real experiences with God.


  13. i’m not at all a bitter person, it just makes me sad to see people waste their lives on religion.

    i’ve had no disapointments, just many brilliant revelations which have driven me towards the truth.

    • zarathustra

      What is brilliant about revelations that come from people who refuse to believe anything, and reject the evidence that is there?..philosophers who think they are scientists? philosophers who think life is meaningless?

      I am trying to help you see that man’s mind is limited, so there is no way it can ever satisfy you.

      I am still waiting……What is your course of study at your university?

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  15. stop blathering this nonsense about “philosophers who don’t believe in anything” and “meaningless philosophy”.

    life is clearly full of meaning- the meaning which we give it through our existence. if there were only one meaning which we all simply had to learn, life would be incredibly boring- as i suspect your life is.

    of course our mind is limited- it is also all that there is. how can you experience “god” if not through your mind? if you sense something then it exists as part of the world you have created- this is why “supernatural” intervention is meaningless. if you experience it- it is just as natural as anything else.

    i am perfectly happy and satisfied knowing that i am free to create the world through my experience of it- without sturggling to comprehend the “true nature” of things. the world is made up of the sum of everyones individual experience of it.

    i’m not coming on here because i’m ‘desperately unhappy’ or ‘looking for something more than the limitations of the human mind’, i’m coming on here to see if it’s possible to demonstrate basic principles of how we experience the world to people with a closed minded view. and because i find the levels of ignorance shown here to be hilarious and genuinely entertaining.

    • zarathustra

      You follow philosophers who could not “see” past their nose. They just travel around the maze in their brain, and end up either nowhere, or where they started.

      Since they never leave their brain, they do not know what is “true” outside their own experience.

      Nietzsche taught the “truth” of eternal return- eternal recurrence of blind, meaningless variation—chaotic, pointless shuffling of matter and law- that in itself is meaningless. And where did he get the idea that anyone has an eternal nature?

      Man has a spirit, which is how he experiences God, if not in the physical. The mind may be involved, but it is not the guide to the experience. God controls any experience we have with him, not us.

  16. Dear Marianne,
    I’ve been reading the articles and posts on your website and really appreciate what you are doing here. The articles and opinions offered are really full of great insight. I feel like I would like to offer a few things I have learned. I will limit my reply right now to this article in particular (Jeremiah’s Seething Pot, and the North Country), but I would really like to make a reply to several of your articles,and will do that in time,if this is acceptable.
    I would like to start off by saying that these things are just some of the things I have found that has helped me make sense of and clarified the Bible, my faith in my God and my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. If you don’t already know of these things, I hope to be offering further insight and clarity. Starting with the point that the Assyrian Empire being north of Judah in the ancient times in which the prophetic books of the Bible where written, is an important one. Obviously, what is meant by north has expanded throughout history. If we trace the descendants of Assyria into today, we come to the modern German people. The northern ten tribes of Israel were taken into captivity by the Assyrians, but never returned to the land. Where did they go? They settled throughout western and mostly north western Europe – the ‘north’ country. If you follow history, once again, into modern times this ‘north’ country has really expanded to include North America, as well, with these Europeans immigrating to the North American continent, establishing the nations of Canada and the United States. I believe that what could be meant by Isaiah 14:13 I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation in the sides of the north. may be referring to Satan wishing to ultimately infiltrate even the most pious of Christian communities throughout this northern country – where a true Judeo-Christian presence is the strongest. It is also interesting to note a comparison of the Northern Hemisphere of our planet with the Southern Hemisphere – and the religious sentiment and trends which have dominated throughout history into it’s modern socio-religious make-up of today. As far as Russia is concerned – It is not the central player in the end-time scenerio a lot of people make it out to be. It seems Russia and its allies are shaping up to be the 200 million man army from the east. We will see. You can read more about the history and end-time role of various nations on the Church of God websites. They offer a lot of reading suggestions to look into the history of peoples involved in biblical events and prophecy. Thank you for listening and I’m looking forward to your favorable reply. I hope this was interesting and helpful and I hope to talk to you soon. Yours in Christ, Lisa

    • hi Lisa,

      Thanks for the insights. I agree with you. I personally do not see Russia taking the lead. It has always worked behind the scenes, and let its allies do the dirty work. It promotes Iran, and would Iran take the initiative, and suffer the damage, while Russia would send weapons, sit home, and watch the fireworks.

  17. all i wnt to say just “TRUST TO GOD THE ALMIGHTY”

  18. I have seen the north window, in heaven. It happened in a vivid dream on February 13, 2006. This year a saw a glimpse of heaven of preparation. Growing up as a tiny young girl, I sat on three wooden steps, in my grannies back yard watching the northern sky-I was asking God to show me his face. I wanted to see the face of God because my grannies, and those twelve senior ladies prayed to him intently before me, which was once a week in the living room. The place where they gathered to pray in one accord. They were prayer warriors.

    • hi Linda

      It is a blessing when God will show us something of him. I think in the days, months and years ahead, we will see things coming “from the north.” I wish you blessings and protection as world end time events unfold.

  19. Only God and Him alone is able to set us free,and this can be done when we have accepted Jesus Christ as our Lord and personal saviour.Everything impossible in the sight of men becomes possible with God.I ask for the Grace for we all to love him the more and those that are yet to give their heart to Christ,God shall surely visit them by Himself n touch their hearts.

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