Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Yes, the Lord has this to say to the people of Judah and Jerusalem: "Like a farmer breaking up hard unplowed ground, you must break your rebellious will and make a new beginning; just as a farmer must clear away thorns lest the seed is wasted, you must get rid of the sin that is ruining your lives.
"At the time of the end the king of the south will attack him. Then the king of the north will storm against him with chariots, horsemen, and a large armada of ships. He will invade lands, passing through them like an overflowing river.
But just watch! The wrath of the Lord will come like a storm! Like a raging storm it will rage down on the heads of those who are wicked.
Then the Lord will go to battle and fight against those nations, just as he fought battles in ancient days.
For then there will be great suffering unlike anything that has happened from the beginning of the world until now, or ever will happen.
For our God is indeed a devouring fire.