June 16: Jacob’s Trouble – The Nations

Destruction of Nations

The more it pains us to read about God’s judgment of nations, the more motivated we should be to pray and proclaim His offer of mercy in Yeshua.

Zephaniah 2:8-15

“I have heard the reproach of Moab,
And the insults of the people of Ammon,
With which they have reproached My people,
And made arrogant threats against their borders.
 Therefore, as I live,”
Says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel,
This they shall have for their pride,
Because they have reproached and made arrogant threats
Against the people of the Lord of hosts.
 The Lord will be awesome to them,
For He will reduce to nothing all the gods of the earth;
People shall worship Him,
Each one from his place,
Indeed all the shores of the nations.

“You Ethiopians also,
You shall be slain by My sword.”

And He will stretch out His hand against the north,
Destroy Assyria,
And make Nineveh a desolation,
As dry as the wilderness.
The herds shall lie down in her midst,
Every beast of the nation.
Both the pelican and the bittern
Shall lodge on the capitals of her pillars;
Their voice shall sing in the windows;
Desolation shall be at the threshold;
For He will lay bare the cedar work.
This is the rejoicing city
That dwelt securely,
That said in her heart,
“I am it, and there is none besides me.”
How has she become a desolation,
A place for beasts to lie down!
Everyone who passes by her
Shall hiss and shake his fist.

CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR MORE OPPORTUNITIES TO WARN PEOPLE OF GOD’S COMING JUDGEMENT AND HIS OFFER OF SALVATION.

Vaseline Family of Albania
When the Mandil Famiy fled Yugoslavia, they came to Albania. Moshe Mandil had owned a photography store and sought work with a former apprentice. One of his coworkers Refik Veseli took their family to his families home in the mountains when Albania came under German occupation. Other Jewish families hiding from the Nazis also came to live on their mountain farm. See more at Yad Vashem.org/righteous/stories

 

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