June 4, 2023


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Today’s song is “Nineveh” performed by Brook Ligertwood

“Then the word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time:  “Go to the great city of Nineveh and proclaim to it the message I give you.”  Jonah obeyed the word of the Lord and went to Nineveh. Now Nineveh was a very large city; it took three days to go through it.  Jonah began by going a day’s journey into the city, proclaiming, “Forty more days and Nineveh will be overthrown.”  The Ninevites believed God. A fast was proclaimed, and all of them, from the greatest to the least, put on sackcloth.  When Jonah’s warning reached the king of Nineveh, he rose from his throne, took off his royal robes, covered himself with sackcloth and sat down in the dust.  This is the proclamation he issued in Nineveh“  By the decree of the king and his nobles: Do not let people or animals, herds or flocks, taste anything; do not let them eat or drink.  But let people and animals be covered with sackcloth. Let everyone call urgently on God. Let them give up their evil ways and their violence.  Who knows? God may yet relent and with compassion turn from his fierce anger so that we will not perish.”  When God saw what they did and how they turned from their evil ways, he relented and did not bring on them the destruction he had threatened.”
Jonah 3:1-10 (NIV)

“But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days.  People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God–having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them.” 2 Timothy 3:1-5 (NIV). Unfortunately, this Bible verse and description of those in the last days sounds all too familiar, doesn’t it?

Today’s song, “Nineveh,” sends out a caution to each of us, our leaders, and our Nation(s) this day.  We can be blessed if we live a life of righteousness in Christ or fall under God’s judgment if we persist in evil and wickedness, operating under the evil spiritual powers of Satan.

“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” 2 Cor 7:14 (NIV)

Fortunately, because of Jonah’s warning, Nineveh was spared judgment for two years when it turned from evil back to God.  Compare this to Sodom, where Lot could not find 50, 45, 40, 30, not 20, not 10 righteous in the land.  Look at the cities of Samaria, Babylon, Tyre, and Jerusalem, the event of the great flood, all having chances to repent but refusing to humble themselves, pray, and turn from their evil, therefore, being judged by God for their disobedience and wickedness.

Today, sin, rebellion, and wickedness are on a level that could be compared to the days of Nineveh before its final destruction.  May we learn from God’s word that just as those living in Nineveh, we have a choice, and the best choice is to humble ourselves, pray and seek God, and turn from evil so that our Father in Heaven may hold off judgment, restore our families, communities, countries, and nations and individually, bind our wounds, heal our minds, bodies, and spirits, renew our strength, and restore our joy, peace, and hope.

Today may we be stirred by the Holy Spirit with boldness and courage to stand up for our God when He is being mocked, disobeyed, and replaced.  When we see those around us hurting emotionally, spiritually, or physically, may we recognize and be willing to be Christ’s hands, feet, eyes, ears, voices, and heart.  We want to stand in courage for truth and justice for injustices that we see around us.

May we be stirred by the Holy Spirit to find the Nineveh in our own lives.  Where we have placed idols before our God, whether of our finances, possessions, ambitions, or people, let us knock them down and replace them with Christ.  May we place Christ in the center of our lives so that He can speak to us and through us for His Kingdom advancement here on earth as in Heaven?

The best news:
Our God loves us so much that, He sent His Son so that we may have life.
Our God is a God of grace and does not want one to perish.

“The Lord is not slow in keeping His promise, as some understand slowness. Instead, He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.”
2 Peter 3:9

Our God is a good, good father.
Our God wants only the best for His children.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Jer 29:11 (NIV)

May we give Him our Hearts today!

In Christ,

If this Song of Praise was a blessing and encouragement to you, if you know someone who needs comfort, encouragement or hope, or someone who loves to sing and dance with Contemporary Christian Music, please contact me.


Nineveh, oh Nineveh
The Lord is turning toward you
Compassion or calamity
Will you heed the warning

Fall on your knees, tear down your idols
When you choose surrender, you choose survival
Call on His Name, turn from your violence
Out of the ashes, He will revive you

God have mercy
God have mercy

I know You are a gracious God
I know You’re slow to anger
But I misunderstood Your love
Forgive me God for running

You sent a wind, stirred up the ocean
Still I rebelled, my heart wasn’t open
But when I prayed, You were there waiting
I made a vow to speak Your salvation

Nineveh, oh Nineveh
The Lord is turning toward you

Holy Spirit, help me see
Where there is Nineveh in me
Turn away Your wrath once more
God have mercy
Perfect prophet, priest and King
Christ became the reckoning
In His body bore my sin
Now to all who trust in Him

God has mercy
Oh, God have mercy on us

Nineveh, oh Nineveh
The Lord is turning toward you
The Lord is turning toward you
The Lord is turning toward you

Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Steven Furtick / Brooke Ligertwood
Nineveh lyrics © Be Essential Songs,
City And Vine Production Music,
City And Vine Music Publishing International

May we grow together in the love of Christ to reflect upon the mercies and blessings upon our lives, to feel the presence of God’s living Holy Spirit through worship to sing, pray, laugh, dance, cry, but mostly to praise our Lord and Father as we were indeed created2praise.