Judgement to the north and south
God hates pride in people and in nations. Ancient Assyria now includes parts of Iraq, Turkey, Iran. Syria, and all Muslim countries. Once proud nations, God will judge and destroy them.
A Message About Cush
12 The Lord says, “People of Cush,
you too will die by my sword.”
A Message About Assyria
13 The Lord will reach out his powerful hand against the north.
He will destroy Assyria.
He’ll leave Nineveh totally empty.
It will be as dry as a desert.
14 Flocks and herds will lie down there.
So will creatures of every kind.
Desert owls and screech owls
will rest on its pillars.
The sound of their hooting will echo through the windows.
The doorways will be full of trash.
The cedar beams will be showing.
15 Nineveh was a carefree city.
It lived in safety.
It said to itself,
“I am the one!
No one is greater than I am.”
But it has been destroyed.
Wild animals make their home there.
All those who pass by laugh
and shake their fists at it.
PRAY FOR THE INHABITANTS OF ANCIENT ASSYRIA TO RECOGNIZE AND BELIEVE THAT THE GOD OF ISRAEL AND HIS MESSIAH IS THE ONLY TRUE GOD.