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Can I claim Jeremiah 29:11 for my life if it was specifically for the Israelites?


“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back from captivity. I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile.” Jeremiah 29:11-14
            Jeremiah 29:11 is a favorite verse for many Christians.  It expresses good for one’s life and not harm, prosperity and not poverty.  Is that true for everyone who hears that verse or was it only tru for the Israelites during Jeremiah's time who heard it?
            Jeremiah 29:11 expresses the heart of God to prosper, not to harm, to give hope and a future.  It expresses the ideal relationship of man and God, communicating, seeking, discovering, and restoring.  Is that for you too today?
            I think it’s safe to say that God wants this for all people.  He loves them.  God moves us always towards the better future.  Why don’t we all see it?  Because of sin…the world…disease...
            Ultimately if things don’t work out for everyone on earth, heaven is the final opportunity to make this verse true.  Heaven gives us the ultimate prosperity, safety, hope and eternal future.  In the that sense, yes, God will fulfill this promise to all who believe.  He always wants the best for you.