Sunday, September 04, 2005

Behind the Katrina....

I am an Indonesian Christian, and I have received abundant blessing and teaching from some of the most anointed servant of God from the United States. I am always blessed by how this nation sends so many missionaries to the world, great awakening come from this country. But I know that the nation is not without sins. Maybe…, maybe God wants to revive this nation. Maybe He wants to see His people see the salvation from the Most High…, Maybe He wants to see more humility from His people in this nation…, Like in the ancient times, when the King and all the Israelites mourned, put on sackcloth and in ashes due to their sins….

Even when the people of the wicked city Niniveh repented, God spared them…

Jonah Goes to Nineveh

Then the word of the LORD came to Jonah a second time:
“Go to the great city of Nineveh and proclaim to it the message I give you.”
Jonah obeyed the word of the LORD and went to Nineveh. Now Nineveh was a very important city—a visit required three days.
On the first day, Jonah started into the city. He proclaimed:“Forty more days and Nineveh will be overturned.”
The Ninevites believed God. They declared a fast, and all of them, from the greatest to the least, put on sackcloth.  
When the news reached the king of Nineveh, he rose from his throne, took off his royal robes, covered himself with sackcloth and sat down in the dust. Then he issued a proclamation in Nineveh:

“By the decree of the king and his nobles:

Do not let any man or beast, herd or flock, taste anything; do not let them eat or drink.
But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth. Let everyone call urgently on God. Let them give up their evil ways and their violence.
Who knows? God may yet relent and with compassion turn from his fierce anger so that we will not perish.”

When God saw what they did and how they turned from their evil ways, he had compassion and did not bring upon them the destruction he had threatened (Jonah 3:1-10)

Maybe…maybe He just want to see His people come back to Him…a great nation that has been a blessing for many nations…A radical repentance.

May God bless you America….!


Blogger Paul said...

Thank you for your comments - they are very thoughtful. I think you are correct in saying that God is trying to get America's attention. There is a lot of blame being pointed at each other. But it's my hope and prayer that we can really make something positive out of all this. This is a real opportunity for reconciliation and healing in our country.

Monday, September 05, 2005  
Blogger homo unius libri said...

Very true and much needed perspective.

Monday, September 05, 2005  
Blogger ESOOLimeS said...

maybe its about time they stopped converting people of other religion to christianity

Wednesday, September 07, 2005  

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