“In those days and at that time,
when I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem, I will gather all nations
and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat. There I will put them on trial
for what they did to my inheritance, my people Israel, because they scattered my people among the nations and divided up my land. (Joel 3:1-2)
What will happen to those nations who do not heed the warning?
“The day of the LORD is near
for all nations.
As you have done, it will be done to you;
your deeds will return upon your own head.
Just as you drank on my holy hill,
so all the nations will drink continually;
they will drink and drink
and be as if they had never been.
But on Mount Zion will be deliverance;
it will be holy,
and Jacob will possess his inheritance.
Jacob will be a fire
and Joseph a flame;
Esau will be stubble,
and they will set him on fire and destroy him.
There will be no survivors from Esau.”
The LORD has spoken. (Obadiah 1:15-18)
The nation that divides Israel will be divided. The nation that forsakes Israel will be forsaken. Do we understand this? If so, we must impress upon our leaders the gravity of God’s warning. We must also double-up on our prayers for Israel.
This is what our God spoke to Abraham:
“I will make you into a great nation,
and I will bless you;
I will make your name great,
and you will be a blessing.
I will bless those who bless you,
and whoever curses you I will curse;
and all peoples on earth
will be blessed through you.” (Genesis 12:2-4)
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:
“May those who love you be secure.
May there be peace within your walls
and security within your citadels.”
For the sake of my family and friends,
I will say, “Peace be within you.”
For the sake of the house of the LORD our God,
I will seek your prosperity. (Psalm 122:6-9)