Phrases regarding some Old Testament prophecies applying to not only then:
Prophecy is cyclical
Already, but not yet
About a month ago, half awake, I quietly heard “Nahum 3.” I wrote it down, and looked it up later, aghast!
Is this America today? Have we become prideful and haughty like Nineveh, under the evangelicals’ watch, so we are also doomed (v. 19)?
Wikipedia says this about Nineveh:
Nineveh was the flourishing capital of the Assyrian empire (2 Kings 19:36; Isa. 37:37). The book of the prophet Nahum is almost exclusively taken up with prophetic denunciations against this city. Its ruin and utter desolation are foretold (Nahum 1:14; 3:19, etc.). Its end was strange, sudden, tragic. (Nahum 2:6–11) According to the Bible, it was God’s doing, his judgement on Assyria’s pride (Jonah Nah). In fulfilment of prophecy, God made “an utter end of the place”. It became a “desolation”.
1 Woe to the bloody city! It is all full of lies [lying is rampant even among ‘Christian’ leaders] and robbery. The prey doesn’t depart.
2 The noise of the whip [heard by many who now hate America], the noise of the rattling of wheels, prancing horses, and bounding chariots,
3 the horseman mounting, and the flashing sword, the glittering spear, and a multitude of slain, and a great heap of corpses, and there is no end of the bodies [not just through our military and black ops ventures throughout the world, but consider all of those who have been James-3 cursed even by ‘Christians.’ Many who have been cursed have gotten sick and even died]. They stumble on their bodies,
4 because of the multitude of the prostitution of the alluring prostitute, the mistress of witchcraft, who sells nations through her prostitution, and families through her witchcraft [lust demons run amuck even in the church, not just in the filth we export from Hollywood and over the internet to peoples, including innocent children everywhere].
5 “Behold, I am against you,” says Yahweh of Armies, “and I will lift your skirts over your face. I will show the nations your nakedness, and the kingdoms your shame.
6 I will throw abominable filth on you, and make you vile, and will set you a spectacle.
7 It will happen that all those who look at you will flee from you, and say, ‘Nineveh is laid waste! Who will mourn for her?’ Where will I seek comforters for you?”
8 Are you better than No-Amon, who was situated among the rivers, who had the waters around her; whose rampart was the sea, and her wall was of the sea?
9 Cush and Egypt were her boundless strength. Put and Libya were her helpers.
10 Yet was she carried away. She went into captivity. Her young children also were dashed in pieces at the head of all the streets, and they cast lots for her honorable men, and all her great men were bound in chains.
11 You also will be drunken. You will be hidden. You also will seek a stronghold because of the enemy.
12 All your fortresses will be like fig trees with the first-ripe figs: if they are shaken, they fall into the mouth of the eater.
13 Behold, your troops in your midst are women. The gates of your land are set wide open to your enemies. The fire has devoured your bars.
14 Draw water for the siege. Strengthen your fortresses. Go into the clay, and tread the mortar. Make the brick kiln strong.
15 There the fire will devour you. The sword will cut you off. It will devour you like the grasshopper. Multiply like grasshoppers. Multiply like the locust.
16 You have increased your merchants more than the stars of the skies. The grasshopper strips, and flees away.
17 Your guards are like the locusts, and your officials like the swarms of locusts, which settle on the walls on a cold day, but when the sun appears, they flee away, and their place is not known where they are.
18 Your shepherds slumber, king of Assyria. Your nobles lie down. Your people are scattered on the mountains, and there is no one to gather them.
19 There is no healing your wound, for your injury is fatal. All who hear the report of you clap their hands over you [we’ve already seen this on TV]; for who hasn’t felt your endless cruelty? [and now we even torture, thanks to our ‘Christian’ President, reelected by the evangelicals and the Toby Keith “the angry American” devotees]