There has never been a time in my life, when I was more or less reasonable (and there were times in which I was not), that this never scared the bejeebers out of me knowing that God’s Wrath applies to everyone…and that included myself. There were times in my life where I didn’t care if God was “mad” at me or not. I have since made my confessions to God and God has richly blessed me, not in monies, but in life in general. Naturally, God has blessed me financially – not that I’m a millionaire, because I’m not even remotely close to being one – but I pay my bills, I pay for the doctors and surgeons and I even have the “extra” funds to be able to provide health care to my animals/pets.
As I traveled about in the countries ending in “Stan” in the years fore, I always had my Holy Scriptures with me. More often than not, I had plenty of time to read. My favorite Book of the Bible is Ecclesiastes but I always return to the Book of Nahum. Many Christians, and the alleged Christians, don’t even know that this Book of the Bible even exists.
This Book means “comfort of God”, and the verbiage is vivid and forceful – which is more than likely The Why most Christians ignore this Book because it most certainly is not politically correct; nor is it multicultural; nor does it remotely apply to identity politics. The style of this Book is lyric poetry and of a high order.
The Book of Nahum is also a continuation from the Book of Jonah – it is a sequel to Jonah and this book is highly and most impassioned of all the prophets.
The Book of Nahum, obviously, applies to nations that have turned their backs on God – including the once glorious nation called America. Read these words of God via Nahum after you pray first and picture our political leaders as you study these words. I emboldened a few passages just to give a hint or two…
1 The burden of Nineveh. The book of the vision of Nahum the Elkoshite.
2 God is jealous, and the LORD revengeth; the LORD revengeth, and is furious; the LORD will take vengeance on his adversaries, and he reserveth wrath for his enemies.
3 The LORD is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked: the LORD hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet.
4 He rebuketh the sea, and maketh it dry, and drieth up all the rivers: Bashan languisheth, and Carmel, and the flower of Lebanon languisheth.
5 The mountains quake at him, and the hills melt, and the earth is burned at his presence, yea, the world, and all that dwell therein.
6 Who can stand before his indignation? and who can abide in the fierceness of his anger? his fury is poured out like fire, and the rocks are thrown down by him.
7 The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.
8 But with an overrunning flood he will make an utter end of the place thereof, and darkness shall pursue his enemies.
9 What do ye imagine against the LORD? he will make an utter end: affliction shall not rise up the second time.
10 For while they be folden together as thorns, and while they are drunken as drunkards, they shall be devoured as stubble fully dry.
11 There is one come out of thee, that imagineth evil against the LORD, a wicked counsellor.
12 Thus saith the LORD; Though they be quiet, and likewise many, yet thus shall they be cut down, when he shall pass through. Though I have afflicted thee, I will afflict thee no more.
13 For now will I break his yoke from off thee, and will burst thy bonds in sunder.
14 And the LORD hath given a commandment concerning thee, that no more of thy name be sown: out of the house of thy gods will I cut off the graven image and the molten image: I will make thy grave; for thou art vile.
15 Behold upon the mountains the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace! O Judah, keep thy solemn feasts, perform thy vows: for the wicked shall no more pass through thee; he is utterly cut off.
May the Lord bring His peace upon you all.
Sic vis pacem para bellum
Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum
(If you want peace, prepare for war.)
Sic Semper Tyrannis!
Death to Tyrants
“Be still and know that I am God: …” Psalm 46:10