Pastor Tim Romero

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Nahum 1:15

Nahum 1:15 "Behold, upon the mountains, the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace! Keep your feasts, O Judah; fulfill your vows, for never again shall the worthless pass through you; he is utterly cut off."

Extra, Extra, read all about it, Nineveh will fall…these are the headlines of the Jerusalem Times back some time around 663 BC. Nahum, who's name means consolation or consoler prophecies the great fall of the nation of Nineveh by the hands of the Babylonians.It was "good news" to the people of Judah for the Ninevites had conquered the northern Kingdom of Israel in 722 BC after Jonah had preached in their land and they repented. They had returned to their old ways and now God was going to judged them.The people of Israel were looking for protection and vengeance from the Lord hence this was "good news" to them.

The words of Nahum here might be familiar to you for Isaiah said something similar in Isaiah 52:7 "How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, "Your God reigns." Isaiah is marveling at the feet of those who would bring the redemptive word of salvation through the "good news", that is, the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Nahum is marveling at the feet of those who would bring the "good news" of the redemption of Israel from her enemy, two very different kinds of salvation. The people of Israel would rejoice over the fall of Nineveh. We see this same sort of rejoicing in heaven in Revelation 18-20 when the great Babylon falls, Revelation 18:20 "Rejoice over her, O heaven, and you saints and apostles and prophets, for God has given judgment for you against her!" The saints of God will one day rejoice over the "good news" that Babylon has fallen.It will be a rejoicing over the holy judgment of God against those who persecuted and kill HIs people. You and I will one day rejoice with all of heaven over this.

In the meantime, we are partnered with God to bring the "good news" to those who are perishing.We are called to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ and sinners to repentance. Time is short Christian, you may not have another day to share the Gospel.As the prophetic clock is ticking, may the people of God be put into motion and become the beautiful feet that bring the good news that man can be at peace with God through Jesus Christ. The Apostle Paul reminds us in Romans 10:14-15 "How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? 15 And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, "How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!""You've been sent that the lost might call upon Him and be saved.Be on mission today Christian, keep your heart pure as Nahum exhorts the people of Israel, honor the Lord with your life by walking in His statues and applying His Word to your life.Today is the day of salvation, may your feet be put to motion to declare the means of that salvation for His glory!

Father, we thank You for the Good News of Jesus Christ.Where would we be without the Gospel?We would be lost and destined for Hell.Would you remind us today Lord of the reality of those around us who don't know Jesus?Give us boldness to rise above our fear today.May our love for the lost out weigh our fear of failure.May we unashamedly proclaim the Gospel without reservation in these last days.Use us Lord, use me…even now I pray in Jesus name, amen!

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