Jonah, Nineveh, and America


The United States of America always comes together when there is a tragedy. We know how to give a helping hand. We have big hearts. However, we also have a short memory. I pray the tragedy of 911 never occurs again in our land. Our government officials need to govern and protect us. Please pray for our President and other leaders. Pray for repentance and revival in our land.

I was reading the book of Jonah today. This reluctant prophet did not want to warm Nineveh about the wrath of God. They were his enemies. However, after some time in the belly of a BIG fish, he obeyed and did what God asked.

The people of Nineveh LISTENED to Jonah and put on sackcloth, mourned and fasted. Not only the people but their KING put on sackcloth. He also made a degree for the entire land to fast for he hoped God would relent in sending destruction. GOD RELENTED.

*And he caused it to be proclaimed and published throughout Nineveh by the decree of the king and his nobles, saying,

Let neither man nor beast, herd nor flock, taste anything; do not let them eat, or drink water. But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and cry mightily to God; yes, let every one turn from his evil way and from the violence that is in his hands. Who can tell if God will turn and relent, and turn away from His fierce anger, so that we may not perish?

Then God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God relented from the disaster that He had said He would bring upon them, and He did not do it.” Jonah 3:7-10