God usually uses the nations to bring His discipline against Israel. But if the nations take joy in hurting the Jews, God punishes the nations more harshly than His discipline on Israel. This is the great mystery of God’s wisdom!
He will lift up a banner to the nations from afar,
And will whistle to them from the end of the earth;
Surely they shall come with speed, swiftly.
No one will be weary or stumble among them,
No one will slumber or sleep;
Nor will the belt on their loins be loosed,
Nor the strap of their sandals be broken;
Whose arrows are sharp,
And all their bows bent;
Their horses’ hooves will seem like flint,
And their wheels like a whirlwind.
Their roaring will be like a lion,
They will roar like young lions;
Yes, they will roar
And lay hold of the prey;
They will carry it away safely,
And no one will deliver.
In that day they will roar against them
Like the roaring of the sea.
And if one looks to the land,
Behold, darkness and sorrow;
And the light is darkened by the clouds.
PRAY FOR YOUR CHURCH AND YOUR NATION TO FEAR THE GOD OF ISRAEL AND HONOR HIS UNIQUE RELATIONSHIP WITH THE LAND AND THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL.