Revival (3 of 4) by Dave Gustavsen
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Series: Jonah - Relentless Pursuit
Alright-week three in our study of Jonah. The book of Jonah has four chapters, and each chapter is really a separate scene in the story.
So in scene number one, God comes to the prophet Jonah, and says, ''I want you to go to the city of Nineveh, and preach a warning against them.'' But Jonah doesn't want to do that, so he gets on a ship heading the opposite direction; the ship gets hit by a storm; Jonah gets thrown overboard and swallowed by a big fish.
In scene number two, Jonah prays from inside the fish; he talks about the terror of almost dying; he's grateful for being rescued, and he's confident that God still has a future for him. And then the fish vomits him up on the beach. And that brings us to scene three-Jonah chapter three, verse 1: here we go…
1 Then the word of the LORD came to Jonah a second time: 2 ''Go to the great city of Nineveh and proclaim to it the message I give you.''
3 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. 4 Jonah began by going a day's journey into the city, proclaiming, ''Forty more days and Nineveh will be overthrown.'' 5 The Ninevites believed God. A fast was proclaimed, and all of them, from the greatest to the least, put on sackcloth.
6 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. 7 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. 8 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. 9 Who knows? God may yet relent and with compassion turn from his fierce anger so that we will not perish.''
10 When God saw what th ...
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