Friends, can you see? Can you hear? Or are you indifferent to the gradual deadly effects of God’s abandonment?
How can I compare this time? Oh yes, the book of Jonah. In that blessed book of the bible, there was a wicked Nation call Nineveh and all it’s inhabitants were bent on godlessness, so God being the Holy merciful and wrathful God that He is, He sends His servant Jonah to the godless people to warn them that in 40 days time judgment from God will fall due to their ever increasing wickedness because God’s had enough.
Initially Jonah refused to go, he desired to see their destruction like God did in Sodom and Gomorrah, eventually he was humbled by God through miraculous circumstances and repented.
Jonah came to his senses and after 3 days journey he warned the Ninevites of their coming doom.
How did the people respond to Jonah’s preaching? Observe :
JONAH 3:5-9 So the people of Nineveh believed God, and proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth ( external symbol of genuine repentance ), from the GREATEST of them even to the LEAST of them.
6 For word came unto the KING OF NINEVEH, and he arose from his throne, and he laid his robe from him, and covered him with sackcloth, and sat in ashes.
7 And he caused it to be proclaimed and PUBLISHED THROUGH NINEVEH by the DECREE OF THE KING and his nobles, saying, Let neither man nor beast, herd nor flock, taste any thing: let them not feed, nor drink water:
8 But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and CRY MIGHTILY UNTO GOD: yea, LET THEM TURN EVERY ONE FROM HIS EVIL WAY, AND FROM THE VIOLENCE THAT IS IN THEIR HANDS.
9 Who can tell if God will turn and repent ( change His mind ), and turn away from His FIERCE ANGER, that we PERISH NOT?
Friends, this is how a crooked and a wicked Nation along with its leadership should be repenting and setting aside all evil and cry out to God for forgiveness, but if we continue to go down the godless path then expect more and far worse of what our country and world has been experiencing. God spared Nineveh because they repented in sacloth and ashes, question is will America and the world repent and reverse all the wickedness and perverted laws so God can spare us too? Time will tell, fear God and repent…
Written by Michael Mensah