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2 Chronicles 7:14 reads: “then if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves, pray, seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land.” ULB-EN
I know that is a verse used frequently to call God’s people to Himself, but think of the way it was fulfilled in Nineveh. Jonah was God’s very reluctant, and disobedient, prophet that He sent to Nineveh to warn them of coming destruction, but when he finally preached through the streets—-just picture Jonah perhaps digging his feet, head lowered, may be even muttering at times, “In forty days Nineveh will be overthrown.” Jonah 3:4 ULB-EN. Jonah didn’t like the Nineveh people, he didn’t want to see them saved, yet God sent the warning, and in Jonah 3:5-9
“The people of Nineveh believed God and they proclaimed a fast. They all put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them down to the least of them. 6 Soon the news reached the king of Nineveh. He rose up from his throne, took off his robe, covered himself with sackcloth, and sat in ashes. 7 He sent out a proclamation that said, “In Nineveh, by the authority of the king and his nobles, let neither man nor animal, herd nor flock, taste anything. Let them not eat, nor drink water. 8 But let both man and animal be covered with sackcloth and let them cry out loudly to God. Let every one turn from his evil way and from the violence that is in his hands. 9 Who knows? God may relent and change his mind and turn away from his fierce anger so that we do not perish.” 10 God saw what they did, that they turned from their evil ways. So then God changed his mind about the punishment that he had said he would do to them, and he did not do it.” ULB-EN.
See how the news came to the king and he orders fasting, sackcloth (a way to show mourning), and prayer seeking God to “relent and change His mind” and He did.
Oh, how much more could He change the conflict, corruption, and confusion of the world we live in by renewing hearts through the prayers and tears of His people.
September 6th is our first Tuesday time of prayer. Join me, sisters, and see what great things God will do. THE CALL