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The Lord is good, a Strength and Stronghold in the day of trouble; He knows (recognizes, has knowledge of, and understands) those who take refuge and trust in Him. (Nahum 1:7)
It is easy to say, The Lord is good” when we are experiencing a season of blessing. However, when we are experiencing turbulent times, the enemy lies to us saying, “If God is good, then why are you going through this ordeal?”
God knows what you and I are going through, and more importantly, He knows those who trust in Him. It is very important that we embed this truth deep into our spirit that, “The Lord is good – always”
So, let's place our reliance fully on the Lord looking to Him as our refuge, our defender and our strength.
“The Lord is good (Nahum 1:7).
God’s power is tempered by His goodness. He is omnipotent, yet gentle. His absolute power is not corrupted because of His absolute goodness.
From you comes forth one
Who plots evil against the Lord,
A wicked counselor. (Nahum 1:11)
The Assyrian anti-Christ is found in Isaiah 10, 14, 30, and Micah 5. This passage tells us the area the anti-Christ will originate.
Nineveh is the ancient capital city of the Assyrian Empire. It is said that this ancient city has produced the world's first dictator. Mesopotamia literally means “between the rivers,” (Acts 7:2-4). This area is the same area where the anti-Christ is mentioned in Isaiah, and the same area Nineveh resided, and the same place Saddam Hussein was born, "between the rivers."
Though I have afflicted you (Nahum 1:12)
The following verse gives us the reason for affliction
Before I was afflicted I went astray,
But now I keep Your word. (Psalm 119:67)
For now will I break his yoke from off you and will burst your bonds asunder. (Nahum 1:13)
At that time, the Lord breaks his yoke off of Israel. Then in Nah 1:14, the Lord cuts down the Assyrians image and sends him to the grave because he is Vile.
Behold, on the mountains
The feet of him who brings good tidings,
Who proclaims peace!
O Judah, keep your appointed feasts,
Perform your vows.
For the wicked one shall no more pass through you;
He is utterly cut off. (Nahum 1:15)
This speaks of the second coming of the Lord when His feet touch the Mount of Olives.
Finally, we read about the good news of the millennial reign of Jesus Christ in Nahum 1:15.