Wednesday, March 8, 2017

"The Demise of an Ungodly Nation"

“The Demise of an Ungodly Nation”


The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble.  He cares for those who trust in Him, but with an overwhelming flood He will make an end of Nineveh; He will pursue His foes into the realm of darkness.      Nahum 1:7-8


Nineveh was the capital of one of the vilest, cruelest, idolatrous, most powerful empires in the world, the Assyrian empire.  It was the place and the time where Jonah, a prophet of God, disobeyed God’s command, and ran from God and His plans for the people of Nineveh.  But you cannot RUN or HIDE from the Almighty God.  So Jonah, in his disobedient behavior toward God, found himself in a few difficult situations, however he came to his senses and obeyed God’s commands and preached to the people in Nineveh, and many were SAVED. 


People make up a nation, and it is the people who make the nation what it is.  At this point in time, those who had been saved by the preaching of the prophet Jonah, are long since dead and gone.  And a new breed of people then did make up the nation and its spiritual outlook, which seems to be an outlook against the Lord God Almighty. 


His warning is that He will make an END of Nineveh, even to the point of pursuing His foes into the realm of darkness.  They CANNOT escape His wrath.  Whatever they plot or plan against Him, He will bring it to an end. 


In verse twelve it says:  This is what the Lord says:  “Although they have allies and are numerous, they will be destroyed and pass away.”  The Assyrian empire is NO MORE!  In 610 B.C. the Assyrian empire was conquered by the Babylonians.   God is TRULY a God of His Word.  He will accomplish what He wants done. 


Our Scripture for today, says that:  “The Lord is GOOD, He will be a REFUGE in times of trouble.  He CARES for those who TRUST in Him.”  However for those who are WICKED, EVIL, DEPRAVED and PERVERTED, He will destroy.   There will be no escape! 


Therefore, if you have not given your HEART and LIFE to God, then you are living a SINFUL life, and like the people in Nineveh, who were brought SALVATION and WARNINGS from the Prophets Jonah and Nahum, many received SALVATION, but many did not, and they along with their town and empire suffered DEFEAT from their enemies.  You can be VICTORIOUS, today, if you will come to God with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, CONFESSING your sins to Him and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and TURN AWAY from your sinful life and STOP contributing to the sins of a nation, which is working against the Almighty God, who is the RIGHTEOUS JUDGE.   Come to Him NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!




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