It is important that we do not pray against the will of God. We should ask for mercy during upcoming judgment, so more may come into his kingdom.
Look on my face when someone says something that just doesn’t sit right in my spirit.
If someone tells you that we should pray away judgment against any nation — WARNING! We should instead intercede for more souls to enter the Kingdom.
With the exception of a remnant in the Body of Christ, the United States and many other nations have turned their back on the Lord. Nations refuse to allow God in their leadership, but allow Sin & Corruption as the standard operating procedure. As a result of this rebellion, humanity has already sealed its fate. It is not Gods fault of what is to soon be unleashed, but the fault of humanity as a whole.
14 Therefore, this is what the Lord God of Hosts says: Because you have spoken this word, I am going to make My words become fire in your mouth.
These people are the wood, and the fire will consume them.
15 I am about to bring a nation from far away against you,
house of Israel. This is the Lord’s declaration. It is an established nation,
an ancient nation, a nation whose language you do not know and whose speech you do not understand.
16 Their quiver is like an open grave; they are all mighty warriors.
17 They will consume your harvest and your food. They will consume your sons and your daughters. They will consume your flocks and your herds. They will consume your vines and your fig trees. They will destroy with the sword your fortified cities in which you trust.
18 “But even in those days”—this is the Lord’s declaration—“I will not finish you off.
19 When people ask, ‘For what offense has the Lord our God done all these things to us?’ You will respond to them: Just as you abandoned Me and served foreign gods in your land, so will you serve strangers in a land that is not yours.
20 “Declare this in the house of Jacob; proclaim it in Judah, saying:
21 Hear this, you foolish and senseless people. They have eyes, but they don’t see.
They have ears, but they don’t hear.
22 Do you not fear Me? This is the Lord’s declaration. Do you not tremble before Me,
the One who set the sand as the boundary of the sea, an enduring barrier that it cannot cross? The waves surge, but they cannot prevail. They roar but cannot pass over it.
23 But these people have stubborn and rebellious hearts. They have turned aside and have gone away.
24 They have not said to themselves, ‘Let’s fear the Lord our God, who gives the rain, both early and late, in its season, who guarantees to us the fixed weeks of the harvest.’
25 Your guilty acts have diverted these things from you. Your sins have withheld My bounty from you,
26 for wicked men live among My people. They watch like fowlers (one who snares birds) lying in wait. They set a trap; they catch men.
27 Like a cage full of birds, so their houses are full of deceit. Therefore they have grown powerful and rich.
28 They have become fat and sleek. They have also excelled in evil matters.
They have not taken up cases, such as the case of the fatherless, so they might prosper,
and they have not defended the rights of the needy.
29 Should I not punish them for these things? This is the Lord’s declaration.
Should I not avenge Myself on such a nation as this?
30 A horrible, terrible thing has taken place in the land.
31 The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests rule by their own authority.
My people love it like this. But what will you do at the end of it?
A Cruel Nation from the North
22 This is what the Lord says: Look, an army is coming from a northern land;
a great nation will be awakened from the remote regions of the earth.
23 They grasp bow and javelin. They are cruel and show no mercy.
Their voice roars like the sea, and they ride on horses, lined up like men in battle formation against you, Daughter Zion.
24 We have heard about it, and we are discouraged. Distress has seized us—
pain like a woman in labor.
25 Don’t go out to the fields; don’t walk on the road. For the enemy has a sword; terror is on every side.
26 My dear people, dress yourselves in sackcloth and roll in the dust.
Mourn as you would for an only son, a bitter lament, for suddenly the destroyer will come on us.