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A Warning from Nahum

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For the past several months I have felt that God is sending the United States a message. Either turn back to him or face the same destruction that Ninevah faced. When Jonah warned them, they turned to God and begged for redemption. But the redeeming did not last very long. Perry Stone pointed out the similarities in the last few videos that I have posted by him.

However, I still feel that God is wanting us to be prepared. Showing us what will happen so that those who are listening and believe in Him, will know what to do. Please do not take this warning lightly. When God rains destruction down, even the believers can be in the path of the storms. But as long as we are right with Him, we have no cause for worry. God bless you and be aware.

Nahum 1

Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

1 This is a prophecy about Ninveh, the book of the vision of Nachum the Elkoshi:

Adonai is a jealous and vengeful God.
Adonai avenges; he knows how to be angry.
Adonai takes vengeance on his foes
and stores up wrath for his enemies.
Adonai is slow to anger, but great in power;
and he does not leave the guilty unpunished.
Adonai’s path is in the whirlwind and storm,
and the clouds are the dust of his feet.
He rebukes the sea and leaves it dry,
he dries up all the rivers.
Bashan and the Karmel languish;
the flower of the L’vanon withers.
The mountains quake before him,
and the hills dissolve;
the earth collapses in his presence,
the world and everyone living in it.
Who can withstand his fury?
Who can endure his fierce anger?
His wrath is poured out like fire,
the rocks broken to pieces before him.

Adonai is good,
a stronghold in time of trouble;
he takes care of those
who take refuge in him.
But with an overwhelming flood
he will make an end of [Ninveh’s] place,
and darkness will pursue his enemies.

What are you planning against Adonai?
He is making an end [of it];
trouble will not arise a second time.
10 For like men drunk with liquor,
they will be burned up like tangled thorns,
like straw completely dry.
11 Out of you, [Ninveh,] he came,
one who plots evil against Adonai,
who counsels wickedness.

12 Here is what Adonai says:
“Though they be many and strong,
they will be cut down, they will pass;
and though I have made you suffer,
I will make you suffer no more.
13 Now I will break his yoke from your necks
and snap the chains that bind you.

14 Adonai gave this order concerning you:
you will have no descendants to bear your name;
from the house of your god I will cut off
carved image and cast metal image;
I will prepare your grave,
because you are worthless.”

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God Pleads Micah 6:10-16 and Micah Replies Micah 7

Amri(Omri) was king of Israel and father of Ahab.

Amri(Omri) was king of Israel and father of Ahab. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Are there yet the treasures of wickedness

In the house of the wicked,

And the short measure that is abomination?

Shall I count pure those with the wicked balances,

And with the bag of deceitful weights?

For her rich men are full of violence,

He inhabitants have spoken lies,

And their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.

“Therefore I will also make you sick by striking you,

By making you desolate because of your sins.

You shall eat, but not be satified;

Hunger shall be in your midst.

You may carry some away, but shall not save them;

And what you do rescue I will give over to the sword.

“You shall sow, but not reap;

You shall tread the olives, but not

anoint yourselves with oil;

And make sweet wine, but not drink win.

For the statutes of Omri are kept;

All the works of Ahab‘s house are done;

And you walk in their counsels,

That I may make you a desolation,

And your inhabitants a hissing.

Therefore you shall bear the reproach

of My people.”

Micah Replies

Woe is me!

For I am like those who gather summer fruits,

Like those who glean vintage grapes;


There is  no cluster to eat

Of the first-ripe fruit which my soul desires.

The faithful man has perished from the earth,

And there is no one upright among men.

They all lie in wait for blood;

Every man hunts his brother with a net.

That they may successfully do evil with both hands—

The prince asks for gifts,

The judge seeks a bribe,

And the great man utters his evil desire;

So they scheme together,

The best of them is like a brier;

The most upright is sharper than a thorn hedge;

The day of your watchman and your punishment comes;

Now shall be their perplexity.

Do not trust in a friend;

Do not put your confidence in a companion;

Guard the doors of your mouth

From her who lies in your bosom.

For son dishonors father,

Daughter rises against her mother,

Daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law;

A man’s enemies are the men of his own house.

Therefore I will look to the LORD;

I will wait for the God of my salvation;

My God will hear me.

Do not rejoice over me, my enemy;

When I fall, I will arise;

When I sit in darkness,

The LORD will be a light to me.

I will bear the indignation of the LORD,

Because I have sinned against Him,

Until  He pleads my case

And executes justice for me;

He will bring me forth to the light,

And I will see His righteousness.

Then she who is my enemy will see,

And shame will cover her who said to me,

“Where is the LORD your God?”

My eyes will see her;

Now she will be trampled down

Like mire in the streets.

In the day when your walls are to be built,

In that day the decree shall go far and wide.

In that day they shall come to you

From Assyria and the fortified cities,

From the fortress to the River,

From sea to sea,

And mountain to mountain.

Yet the land shall be desolate

Because of those who dwell in it,

And for the fruit of their deeds.

Shepherd Your people with Your staff,

The flock of Your heritage,

Who dwell solitarily in a woodland,

In the midst of Carmel;

Let them feed in Bashan and Gilead,

As in days of old.

“As in thhe days when yu came out of the land of Egypt,

I will show them marvelous things.”

The nations shall see and be ashamed

of all their might;

They shall put their hand over their mouth;

Their ears shall be deaf.

They shall lick the dust like a sperpent;

They shall crawl from their holes like snakes of the earth.

They shall be afraid of the LORD our God.

And shall fear because of You.

Who is a God like You,

Pardoning iniquity

And passing over the transgression of

the remnant of His heritage?

He does not retain His anger forver,

Because He delights in mercy.

He will again have compassion on us,

And will subdue our iniquities.

You will cast all our sins

Into the depths of the sea.

You will give truth to Jacob

And mercy to Abraham,

which You have sworn to our fathers

From days of old.


God’s Power in Judgment Nahum 1:3-8

The LORD is slow to anger and great in power,

And will not acquit the wicked.

The LORD has His way 

In the whirlwind and in the storm,

And the clouds are the dust of His feet.

He rebukes the sea and makes it dry,

And dries up all the rivers.

Bashan and Carmel wither,

And the flower of Lebanon wilts.

The mountains quake before Him,

The hills melt,

And the earth heaves at His presence,

Yes, the world and all who dwell in it.

Who can stand before His indignation? 

And who can endure the fierceness of 

     His anger?

His fury is poured out like fire,

And the rocks are thrown down by

    Him.

The LORD is good,

A stronghold in the day of trouble;

And He knows those who trust in Him.

But with an overflowing flood

He will make an utter end of its place,

And darkness will pursue His enemies.


Rejection of the Messiah Zechariah 11

Open your doors, O Lebanon, That fire may devour your cedars.

Wail, O cypress, for the cedar has fallen, Because the mighty trees are ruined. Wail O oaks of Bashan, For the thick forest has come down.

There is the sound of wailing shepherds! For their glory is in ruins. There is the sound of roaring lions! For the pride of Jordan is in ruins.

Thus says the Lord my God, “Feed the flock for slaughter,

“whose owners slaughter them and feel no guilt; those who sell them say “Blessed be the Lord, for I am rich’ ; and their shepherds do not pity them.

“For I will no longer pity the inhabitants of the land,” says the Lord. “But indeed will give everyone his neighbor’s hand and into the hand of his king. They shall attack the land, and I will not deliver them from their hand.”

So I fed the flock for slaughter, in particular the poor of the flock. I took for myself two staffs: the one I called Beauty, and the other I call Bonds; and I fed the flock.

I dismissed the three shepherds in one month. My soul loathed them, and their soul abhorred me.

Then I said, “I will not feed you. Let what is dying die, and what is perishing perish. Let those that are left eat each other’s flesh.”

And I took my staff, Beauty, and cut it in two, that I might break the covenant which I had made with all the peoples.

So it was broken on that day. Thus the poor of the flock, who were watching me, knew that it was the word of the Lord.

Then I said to them, “If it is agreeable to you, give me my wages; and if not, refrain.” So they weighed out for my wages thirty pieces of silver.

And the Lord said to me, “Throw it to the potter”— that princely price they set on me. So I took the thirty pieces of silver and threw them into the house of the Lord for the potter.

Then I cut in two my other staff, Bonds, that I might break the brotherhood between Judah and Israel.

And the Lord said to me, “Next, take for yourself the implements of a foolish shepherd.

“For indeed I will raise up a shepherd in the land who will not care for those who are cut off, nor seek the young, nor heal those that are broken, nor feed those that still stand. But he will eat the flesh of the fat and tear their hooves in pieces.

“Woe to the worthless shepherd, Who leaves the flock! A sword shall be against his arm And against his right eye; His arm shall completely wither, And his right eye shall be totally blinded.”


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