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Did all of Nineveh suddenly believe in God?


This is the proclamation he [the king] 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 3:7-10
            A great revival broke out in Nineveh because of Jonah’s warning to them (something a very prejudiced prophet didn’t want to see happen).  The king issued a decree for everyone in the city to pray and fast to God.  For this moment in history, yes, all of Nineveh believed in God.
            Did that belief stick for very long?  Apparently not.  Assyria was in power for a total of 300 years (approximately 900-600 BC) and for this brief moment (sometime around 786 BC) God got ahold of the nation's heart.
            God can infiltrate the hearts of a rebellious nation (nearly 100,000 of them) and turn them all to Him.  It’s hard to believe but He can…even today.