KEY SCRIPTURE: Matt 12:41 KJV “The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is HERE”
Nineveh is an ancient city. It was located at the eastern side of the Tigris River. They worshipped the goddess Ishtar, the goddess of fertility. Nineveh was very wicked and Barbaric. At the preaching of Jonah, they humbled themselves before God and repented of their sins. The Lord made reference to it, comparing them to his generation in which he preached the word. He said the people of Nineveh would rise up in the resurrection and condemn the people of His generation, because they repented when Jonah preached about the wrath of God that was coming, and their need to repent. Just as the Lord said the people of Nineveh will arise and condemn the people of His generation, because the saw and heard so much, yet, they did nothing about it, so will they likewise condemn the people of our generation as well.
In Jesus days He performed so much miracles yet they even accused Him, of being a man made Himself God, and so they killed Him. We live at a time of great free flow of information. People in our days should never have doubted the reality of Jesus, because the information abound so much that, anyone who claims wrong facts about Jesus, has just decided to be ignorant. Ignorance cannot exempt anyone from not being punished. In our days we have seen so much of God’s power. In mass healings, mighty deliverance, testimonies of personal encounters with the resurrected Lord Jesus resulting in mighty life transformations, prophecies in the Bible about the nation Israel, being fulfilled right before our eyes. There is so much going on that should cause men to repent from their sins and submit to the Lordship of our Lord Jesus.
I am shocked to hear some intellectuals who argue that the Bible was written by Europeans. In the face of countless archeological findings in the Middle East proving the history of Bible times, and even findings of scrolls, that contain same Biblical documents as we have now, , which date back a thousand years before Christ.The evidences in our times about the authenticity of the scriptures are mind blowing. Dear reader, what are you going to do with Jesus? Would you just explain Him away, or with a humble mind consider all these non-contestable evidences about the veracity of the scriptures and submit to his Lordship? Everyone who has genuinely accepted Jesus as Lord and saviour has experienced the real peace. This is an unexplainable phenomenon, yet it is real. You can know real peace, real power and real freedom if you would humble yourself and accept Jesus as your saviour and Lord today.
O Lord, I will not harden my heart to your word. You died for me and was raised on the third day. I humble my life and make you the Lord of my life. Thank you, Lord Jesus, for saving my soul.
2Corinth 6:2 KJV “(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)”
1Corinth 1:20 & 21 KJV” Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe”.