“Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!” Jonah
God sent Jonah to Nineveh to tell the inhabitants there He had
had enough. Jonah refused God, but after some persuasion on God’s part Jonah
relented, cleaned the fish slobber off his clothes, and headed to Nineveh .
Once Jonah arrived in that great city his message was simple. Basically,
Jonah’s communication to the Ninevites went like this, “Forty days and
At this point in the history of Nineveh, God had every intention of
destroying the whole city and all its inhabitants, and was prepared to do so
in just forty more days. He had given them many years to repent, to turn
away from their evil ways. He always gives opportunities to repent. God is
longsuffering and wishes that none would perish but all come to repentance.
“Who can tell [if] God will turn and relent, and turn away from His
fierce anger, so that we may not perish?” Jonah 3:9.
All through the Bible we read about warnings God sent to His people when
they got off course; even to those who were enemies of His people He sent
warnings. Nineveh was one such city. Ninevites were sworn enemies of God’s
chosen people. That is why Jonah tried to hide from God instead of going
immediately to Nineveh . God sends warnings to people so they can make
course changes, lifestyle changes, as well as motivational changes, and
these warnings can come in many forms. In the case of Nineveh , the warning
came from one of their enemies, a Jew.
Have you ever wondered how God is sending His warnings today, even to those
who are called by His name? Could God be using the enemies of His Church to
be messengers bearing warnings of impending doom? I believe He can and does,
and I believe, at this juncture, we’ve just received a doozy. God has sent
America a warning and it’s been delivered to us by His enemy.
We seem to be in freefall mode today in this country. We’ve grown quite soft
in our luxurious lifestyles which are heavily laden with debt, and abound
with non-necessities. I was speaking with a lady who runs a retirement home
recently, and our conversation was a real eye opener for me. We were talking
about the age of some of the residents at the home, some of whom are in
their nineties. I found that remarkable because many of them attend my
weekly Bible study there. She told me one man went through quadruple bypass
surgery just over a year ago, and he still drives. This man has attended my
Bible studies since they began a year ago. He turns ninety-seven this month,
but doesn’t look a day over seventy-five.
Her estimation of these individuals and their longevity of life were summed
up thusly; they lived a much tougher lifestyle when they were younger than
those of us today. Sure they ate a lot of what we today would consider
unhealthy food, but they worked hard everyday and thus kept their bodies
healthy. She went on to complain a bit that she wasn’t looking forward to
the time when the baby boomers would start arriving because she was sure
they would be continually pushing the call buttons in their rooms as though
they were some kind of room service devices instead of a “for emergency
device”. I got a chuckle out of that remark because I’m a baby boomer.
Americans have grown soft; hard work is quickly becoming a thing of the
past. Many Americans are overweight and thus they are living an unhealthy
lifestyle. We’ve become more prone to heart disease among many other
ailments that crop up as we add inches to our waist lines. This softness
leads to a lifestyle of mediocrity in motivations and lethargy in actions.
What does all this talk of softness have to do with our current warning from
God? Americans voted to replace our current President with a man who has
promised us pie in the sky economics, wealth redistribution, healthcare for
every person, and on and on it goes. Everything he has promised will add to
the wonderful lifestyle of plenty and non-activity Americans have grown
accustomed to, and at no additional charge to us. No extra physical exertion
needed, just stay there in your easy chair and keep your eyes glued on
As a nation we don’t care that this man promotes wholesale murder of babies
in the womb, same-sex marriages, immorality of our children, re-distribution
of the land of Israel to the Palestinians, appeasement of our enemies,
socialism, the systematic elimination of our Constitution, and most
important of all, the complete elimination of the Holy Bible from our lives.
All this is just the beginning of the list. I’m sure there are many other
things he promotes that didn’t come out in the election and will only come
out after he’s sworn in as our next President and Commander-in-Chief. Keep
watching through all the pomp and circumstance to see if he places his hand
on the Holy Bible or the Koran at his swearing-in ceremonies.
A thoroughly evil man to the core could be just the thing that brings this
country down and in ways we would never expect. As a nation of softies we
want to continue in the bliss of easy living. So we elect a man who will
give us everything we want, while all the time his evil mind is conjuring up
ways to thoroughly disrupt this easy life and bring Americans under such
bondage that we will never see the light of freedom again. Socialism is only
one step away from communism. And communism never works out so well for the
regular working stiff.
Warnings abound, they are all around us. The Bible points out many but,
since most people aren’t much into reading the Bible anymore, God had to
resort to a more extreme method to get His warning across. Sure, in the past
He has used natural disasters, weather anomalies, wars and rumors of wars.
Today God used Satan to bring to America what might just be our final
What’s coming to the shores of America won’t be pretty and it won’t be
anything softies will want to deal with, or even be able to deal with in
their current state. Americans voted to take the easy way out of the
problems confronting this nation. Little do they understand, that the
problems facing this nation aren’t going away; they’ve just begun.
Progression is the name of the game today, a progression of intensifying
calamities befalling a once Christian nation that’s turned into followers of
Satan. God can’t be happy with us and He’s no doubt going to express His
lack of joy in ways we’ve yet to experience. “Because they forsook the
LORD God of their fathers…, and embraced other gods, and worshiped them and
served them; therefore He has brought all this calamity on them.”
2 Chronicles 7:22
I know all this sounds like I’m some kind of a Chicken Little “the sky is
falling” alarmist, but the signs are concurrent to what we read in our
Bibles. Nothing I’ve said is beyond the realm of possibilities for God
Almighty. Even though He loves us, and died for us, He chastises those who
belong to Him as He feels He must to bring them back into a right
relationship with Him. He is speaking to us daily. Here is a Bible verse
that is continually use in commentaries such as this; “if My people who
are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and
turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive
their sin and heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14
many really understand that God is speaking to those of us who have taken on
His name? As believers we are in Christ and therefore we are those who are
called by His name (Christians) and are the ones He’s admonishing to pray
and seek His face, and turn from our wicked ways.
The warning Jonah delivered to Nineveh was received and heeded by the
Ninevites. That huge city repented from the King down, and God spared them
all. The United States of America has received her Jonah warning, we now
need to humble ourselves before God and repent from the top down if we are
to survive as a country. No repentance, no reprieve, we’re toast.
God bless you all,