Jesus in the books of Jonah and Nahum – OUR MERCY ✝️
“BUT HE answered and said to them, “An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah. For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. The men of Nineveh will rise up in the judgment with this generation and condemn it, because they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and indeed, a greater than Jonah is here.” – Matthew 12:39-40
Nineveh was SIN CITY. The Prophet Nahum said this of Nineveh:
The Prophet Jonah said, “… Let them give up their evil ways and their violence.” – Jonah 3:8
Some things never change. Sin is nothing new. The Apostle Paul says in Romans 3:23: “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Two things stand out here. First, “ALL have sinned.” We are ALL guilty, like Nineveh was. Second, we ALL fall short of God’s GLORY. Yahweh God desires and deserves GLORY. In fact, Isaiah 49 tells us that OUR SALVATION IS FOR GOD’S SAKE! HE CREATED US FOR HIS GLORY! The Bible is clear: Yahweh God desires, for His own GLORY, that we be restored to a right relationship with Him.
Jesus gave us a sign. A “greater than Jonah”. He “was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried. HE DESCENDED INTO HELL. THE THIRD DAY, HE ROSE AGAIN FROM THE DEAD.” – From the Apostles Creed.
Folks, we are hopeless sinners, in desperate need of redemption. We are buried under the disorienting blindness of our sins (Ephesians 2:1), BUT GOD. We are ruled by our self-determination; deceived by the devil (Ephesians 2:2), BUT GOD. We are enslaved to the passions of our flesh (Ephesians 2:3), BUT GOD. We are God’s enemies (Romans 5:10), hating Him (Romans 1:30), and children of His wrath. BUT GOD.
“BUT GOD, being so very rich in MERCY, because of His great and wonderful LOVE with which He loved us, even when we were spiritually dead and separated from Him because of our sins, He made us spiritually alive together with Christ”– Ephesians 2:4-5 amp
My friend, Yeshua Jesus left us a sign, the RESURRECTION. It is well documented in History. Don’t look for another! Jesus said, “The men of Nineveh will rise up in the judgment with this generation and condemn it, because THEY REPENTED at the preaching of Jonah; and indeed, a GREATER THAN JONAH is here.”
My dear friend, the hour is late. Repent. Yahweh God has left you a WAY BACK HOME… for HIS GLORY. ❤️