God’s Nature is Unchangeable
God’s nature is unchangeable but He does change His mind based on people’s actions and requests. Jonah became angry because god changed His mind about destroying Nineveh after the people repented. Actually the reason Jonah fled from his assignment was that He knew God’s character well enough to know that He was a God of Mercy. And that if He prophesied doom and the people changed that God would relent and have mercy thus making Jonah look like a false prophet. Many times prophets warned of God’s intentions and the consequences of not altering ones course and not of a certain unchangeable event. The Lord warns our nation that we are on a course towards destruction but that is not His desire for us. He desires our nation to remain and fully turn to Him in order to be blessed but more importantly be a blessing to the people of the world who are desperately in need of the Gospel of the Kingdom of the Lord Jesus Christ. I urge the Church to pray and cry out for Mercy for our nation and to turn their hearts fully towards Him and His will for our lives.
Jonah 4: 9 “who knows, god may turn and relent and withdraw his burning anger so that we will not perish.”
10 when god saw their deeds, that they turned from their wicked way, then god relented concerning the calamity which he had declared he would bring upon them. and he did not do it.
1 ¶ but it greatly displeased Jonah and he became angry.
2 he prayed to the LORD and said, “please LORD, was not this what I said while I was still in my own country? therefore in order to forestall this I fled to Tarshish, for I knew that you are a gracious and compassionate god, slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness, and one who relents concerning calamity.
2Ch 7:14 and my people who are called by my name humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land.