Because of the multitude of the whoredoms of the wellfavoured harlot, the mistress of witchcrafts, that selleth nations through her whoredoms, and families through her witchcrafts. Behold, I am against thee, saith the LORD of hosts; and I will discover thy skirts upon thy face, and I will shew the nations thy nakedness, and the kingdoms thy shame. Nahum 3:4-5
Is God against you? “You should see my problems right now…” you may exclaim, “it seems He is against me!” Maybe, but maybe not.
Is God against the Unites States? Perhaps a better question is – is the United States against God? It appears that we are against God more and more each day.
When Abraham Lincoln was asked, “Which side do you think the Lord is on, the North or the South?” He gave this thoughtful reply, “Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side. My great concern is to be on God’s side. For God is always right!”
Notice in the verse above the words “Because” and “Behold.” Because of the sin of Nineveh and the Assyrian Empire, the Lord was against them. Generally speaking, the Lord is for an individual and for a nation. He gives them a chance to know Him and to serve Him with their lives. God loves people and Jesus gave His life for people!
The reason God would go against someone or a against a nation is because the person or nation has been against the Lord in their decisions, mindset, and actions. Consider this: Nineveh had received the Word of God as preached by the prophet Jonah 100 years before Nahum wrote his short book. When Jonah preached “40 more days the Lord will overthrow” -the people repented. They turned from their sin. The king, the rich, the poor, everyone in Nineveh turned from violence, idolatry, adultery, witchcraft, and evil. They turned to God and He forgave them and accepted them.
Fast forward to Nahum’s day. Instead of living lives of repentance, they had returned to their sin. It is because of their sin, the Lord said He was now against them. God declares His intention to judge, punish, and humble this proud arrogant people. Notice the vivid language in verse 5 as to how the Lord was going to humiliate them.
If it seems that God is against you, be sure to check for any unconfessed sin in your life. He does chasten and correct those He loves. Confess the sin. Repent and turn from it. The Lord will forgive and restore any person or nation who turn back to Him. Anytime a person feels God is against them it is rooted in the fact their their personal choices have been going against Bible principles.
Any hostility starts in humanity. Romans 8:7 teaches, “Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.” Enmity means “opposition, a reason for hostility.” Our sin, sin nature, and carnal mind directs us away from the Lord.
Let’s consider this on a national scale now. Notice what Nahum 3:1 says, “Woe to the bloody city! it is all full of lies and robbery; the prey departeth not…” Nineveh was bloody. They were full of violence. The USA is not far behind the Assyrians of ancient history. We are bloody and violent too. Our entertainment is full of violence. It is difficult to find a video game that is not violent. Our streets, schools, and screens of any size has lots of violence in them. Any casual viewing of the evening news reveals this.
Even many in “health care” are violent. If you could talk just one the the millions of babies murdered each year, he/she would say – “yes abortion is violent.”
According the worldometer.info are the following staggering statistics:
“According to WHO, every year in the world there are an estimated 40-50 million abortions. This corresponds to approximately 125,000 abortions per day.”
“In the USA, where nearly half of pregnancies are unintended and four in 10 of these are terminated by abortion  , there are over 3,000 abortions per day. Twenty-two percent of all pregnancies in the USA (excluding miscarriages) end in abortion. ”
The USA is violent to the most helpless among us. Not much compassion or love to say the least. How could God judge Nineveh and not judge the USA? They Assyrians were given much when Jonah preached and they repented, and the Lord held them accountable 100 years later.
Jesus said in Luke 12:48 “…For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.” The USA had been given much. We have been blessed, but it is very clear we have abandoned God. We will give an account to God. It is possible that part of God’s judgment on a nation is when we kill our own young…
What if God is giving us one more chance? I believe that could be the case. The Ninevites were destroyed by the Medes and Babylonians and the Lord used these foreign nations to punish them “because” of their sin. They chose not to repent of sin but to run full speed into their sin. In recent weeks, many states are running straight into more easy killings of the unborn in abortion.
God would rather save you than to see you remain condemned in your sin. Romans 5:8 teaches one of the most amazing things: “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” In spite of your sin and my sin, God loves you and loves me so much that He sent Jesus to die on the cross for us.
While God does judge sin, He also makes a way to escape the punishment for our sin. Rescue is found in the Person of the Lord Jesus Christ. Trust Jesus today. He shed His blood, died in your place, and rose again the third day!
Christian, repent of sin, while you can. God’s judgement could come soon. Make sure that you are yielding your life the Lord each day.