At the time of greatest prosperity, as well described by Jonah, Nineveh itself a great city had an area sufficient to house a population of 120,000.
In the book of Jonah, Nineveh received mercy and grace after the people responded to his message and repented; however later, Nahum the prophet declares that the city will receive the sentence of judgment because of ruthless godless ways.
The prophesy is carried out by God when Babylon and Medes overthrew the city in 612 BC. God DOES use nations to discipline His children and other nations.
Nahum’s name means compassion, but there is very little compassion in his harsh message about Nineveh’s impending judgment from God. God’s anger is released against the excessive cruelty of a proud nation. Sound familiar?
When prophesy and judgment spoken through Jonah was heard, the whole city, the leaders, the people and even the animal’s were on a fast to repent.
Did GOD spare that great city of Nineveh in Jonah’s day? Indeed we say yes! Why? Because there was true repentance and God heard their prayers and saw their actions. He relented and forgave them.
There is a major danger after such change comes to our nation. It is so easy to think our actions and attitudes don’t matter. After all the hoopla and the days and years move on, don’t think the enemy will lay down and play nice!
We are chosen to live in such a time and God is entrusting us with heart and resolve to continue to protect the heart of this nation. Our nation has been split down the middle and we need to heal. Christians, we must continue fervently to labor in prayer for the Soul of our nation!
We need to support especially our president and vice president and pray that God moves through godly voices and advisers! We need to take our places on the walls of fortification in warfare, prayer and stand our ground. This is historic and God is showing mercy to us. We must pray and continue to pray for ALL in authority, God commands us to do so. If we do not pray for them, we have no right to demand anything. Do we see this picture?
In Jonah, God told him to go to Nineveh and call all people to repentance. So instead of obedience, Jonah ran and boarded a ship in the opposite direction. As we know God sent a great storm to get his attention. When Jonah finally admitted to all in the boat that he was the cause, he asked that the crew would throw him into the sea. Once done, the storm stopped.
God wasn’t done with Jonah and the great fish swallowed him up for three days. And after three days the great fish spit him up onto dry ground. At this time God again tells Jonah a second time to go prophecy to Nineveh. I just bet he had fresh revelation after his time in the deep. God knows how to move and reach his prophets.
And the word of the LORD came unto Jonah the second time, saying…..
“Arise, go unto Nineveh, that great city, and preach unto it the preaching that I bid thee. So Jonah arose, and went unto Nineveh, according to the word of the LORD. Now Nineveh was an exceeding great city of three days’ journey. And Jonah began to enter into the city a day’s journey, and he cried, and said, Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown. So the people of Nineveh believed God, and proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them even to the least of them. 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. 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: 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. Who can tell if God will turn and repent, and turn away from his fierce anger, that we perish not? And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil, that he had said that he would do unto them; and he did it not,” Jonah 3:2-10 KJV.
You know what? GOD changed HIS Mind! He spared our nation and woke up a lot of sleepers and those who needed to see all their values and rights going away. I heard and saw so much anxiety in people of God through the campaign. Many were shaken to their very core for we thought we were loosing our nation to a socialistic state of affairs.
Beyond that shaking, we all went through, we must remember, Our relationship with God and the United States of America is still hanging in the balance and it is all about what the church will do with God’s Mercy. However, as warrior intercessors our battle has just begun. We have got to maintain the ground that we gained.
Our historical landslide election proves that God is giving America another chance in repentance, but we cannot continue in the way we did things prior. It is not the time to relax and lay down your armor and sword, the enemy is not done with this, matter of fact he is scrambling for round two, because he knows his time is short.
People are lulled into complacency after things wear off and the true warfare begins. People just fade away into sleep hopeful that it will all be changed and it will just go away without any participation with God or his will. NO WAY!
“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land,” 2 Chronicles 7:14 KJV.
History not heeded, will be repeated.
This battle was a major battle and win for the SOUL of our nation.
I see such Civil War spiritually and physically within the nation with lots of agitation and hostile, angry people. We are watching dramatically, those who are splitting right down the middle to reveal the nations divided heart.
We think we had a historical battle and win? Let me say this clearly, the battle for this nation is not over! We must continue to fight in the Spirit realm in prayer and must continue to till Jesus comes!
We, GOD’S people must be able to maintain the ground gained. We must pray for ALL our elected officials and all who hold offices in government, military and law enforcement etc. This war is not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, powers, rulers of darkness and spiritual wickedness in high places. WE the Church of the Living GOD Must rise and continue to stand for truth.
Church, beloved of God, if we do not continue to war for the heart of our nation, it can go the way of Nahum’s judgment. God is giving us another chance to repent nationally as a Church, and it is up to the Church of the living God! We cannot stop! We must continue to press into God and pray over this nation and the Church.
The LORD spoke to me and said:
“The Supreme court of Solomon is here!As King Solomon’s wisdom and judgment was displayed over the case of the harlots child, He listened to each harlot, then he asked for the sword to divide the child into.
NOW hear the word of the LORD. Yes this nation has played the harlot giving out of her resources to foreign nations, playing with idols, paying homage to them with such diabolical seductiveness. Even the great cities, she has played the harlot by making alliances with crooked leaders, nations and crooked policies.
However, MY church is guilty TOO! She has played the harlot through apathy and complacency, being so much like the world that no one could tell the difference.
You left Me at the altar, you lied about your belief. You were embarrassed to be labeled as Mine. I have watched as you have pushed Me out of homes, schools, even push and eliminate your own God given children, forced and killed out of your own wombs!
You have pushed Me out of your lives even taking credit of the things of MY creation. Even churches that were once Mine went astray and pushed MY presence out of MY house, rejecting MY prophets I sent to you and over and over you close the door.
I say I AM judging MY churches, don’t be surprised with the type of messenger that comes, for it will never be someone you would choose. And who knows, it may be the angel of the LORD!
You say, we could never not receive you LORD! NO? But you have, by rejecting My sent ones to bring godly order back to MY house. So many have gone astray from their own devious ways.
Yea, this nation is held up to me in heaven, and the true harlot mother shall cry out for babe to live, for she was proven that she would rather give up the child to live, than to see it die.
The other harlot cared not that the child be split in to and she had no regard for it’s life. The Wisdom of God speaks, This child shall live and you shall not play the harlot Church against My Name! You shall be mine as I redeem you Gomer! You shall once again know MY Love for you as I take you into deeper realms as you yield to Me.
As Hannah gave Samuel to ME, so I say the true mother shall rise and bear much fruit through Me! I lift up the child and she shall live! Not be split! The true church of the Living God shall give birth again and again, being redeemed as Rahab the harlot was in direct lineage to Me, says the LORD! I reveal the heart of the truth Mother; THE CHURCH OF THE LIVING GOD!
The heart of this nation is being split, but the woman with the true child shall rise again in this season and rise victorious! True revival shall break forth through all sorts of upheavals, trouble and agitation and shaking as the earth waits for the manifested sons of the living GOD! YOU were made for such a time as this!
I will give you endurance and patience to overcome. Yes, you are equipped from the foundation of the earth! You will have what it takes to overcome anything and everything even unto death.
I speak to you, REVIVE BELOVED! You shall live and not die and declare the works of the LORD!”
“Then came there two women, that were harlots, unto the king, and stood before him. And the one woman said, O my lord, I and this woman dwell in one house; and I was delivered of a child with her in the house. And it came to pass the third day after that I was delivered, that this woman was delivered also: and we were together; there was no stranger with us in the house, save we two in the house. And this woman’s child died in the night; because she overlaid it. And she arose at midnight, and took my son from beside me, while thine handmaid slept, and laid it in her bosom, and laid her dead child in my bosom. And when I rose in the morning to give my child suck, behold, it was dead: but when I had considered it in the morning, behold, it was not my son, which I did bear. And the other woman said, Nay; but the living is my son, and the dead is thy son. And this said, No; but the dead is thy son, and the living is my son. Thus they spake before the king.Then said the king, The one saith, This is my son that liveth, and thy son is the dead: and the other saith, Nay; but thy son is the dead, and my son is the living. And the king said, Bring me a sword. And they brought a sword before the king. And the king said, Divide the living child in two, and give half to the one, and half to the other. Then spake the woman whose the living child was unto the king, for her bowels yearned upon her son, and she said, O my lord, give her the living child, and in no wise slay it. But the other said, Let it be neither mine nor thine, but divide it. Then the king answered and said, Give her the living child, and in no wise slay it: she is the mother thereof. And all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had judged; and they feared the king: for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him, to do judgment,” 1 Kings 3:16-28 KJV.
As I was praying, a song went through my head and I had to look up the lyrics to be able to understand what I was hearing and what God was saying…..
“I’m walking the floors over you, I can’t sleep a wink that is true. I’m hoping and praying as my heart breaks right in two, I’m walking the floor over you. You left me and you went away, you said that you’d be back in just a day, you’ve broken your promise and you’ve left me here alone, I don’t know why you did dear but I do know that your gone, someday, you may be lonesome too, walking the floor is good for you. Just keep right on walking and it won’t hurt you to cry, remember that I loved you and I will till the day I die. I’m walking the floor over you.”
(Lyrics to “I’m walking the floors over you,” by Ernest Tubb)
Hear what the sovereign LORD says:
“MY beloved come back, don’t leave Me like that. I seek your first love relationship, Intimacy with me. I want MY time with you alone…
Come away.. Come away with Me… We were meant to live this close, there is no striving in my arms. You are effortlessly held as you yield control to Me, as you will know MY security. Safe in MY unchanging hand.”
In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey