The world of the prophets was limited to the people and nations surrounding and impacting Israel. Of course these ancient nations have today morphed but God’s warnings still apply as well as to nations not mentioned.
God gives a warning of punishment to Iran, but in mercy promises a future blessing. Although they would never return to their own land, they would be counted in the great number of Gentiles redeemed by faith in Yeshua.
God’s judgment on Edom reflects His punishment on any people or nation that treats Israel badly.
From their conception, the twin sons of Isaac struggled in the womb. The conflict erupted when Esau traded his inheritance for a bowl of soup. Of course rather than take responsibility for his actions Esau blamed Jacob.
God is patient and long suffering, enduring the rebellion of both Israel and the nations. But there comes a time when He will no longer strive with mankind. In His holiness and justice, He must act. We must not be deceived or complacent but be aware of the coming judgement.
God’s desire is that all people will know Him as their loving but holy Father and Yeshua as their Lord and Savior. Therefore, in the midst of judgement God always offers mercy and grace.
We cannot stop the disaster that will come to all nations, but we can and must pray for the Church to be steadfast in its proclamation of the Gospel that more people will be saved even in the midst of God’s judgment.
We cannot change God’s ultimate plan of redemption which includes His judgement of the Gentiles and His discipline of Israel. But we can stand in the gap for the salvation of our nations’ leaders that more of them will be saved even as they carry out God’s will.