While Jeremiah was still confined in the courtyard of the guard, the LORD gave him this second message: (Jeremiah 33:1 NLT)
Jeremiah obeyed God even though it meant having the wrong politics. It was very unpatriotic to seek and use a public platform to tell people to submit to a foreign king as his blood-thirsty, pagan hordes massed on the border to launch and invasion. "It's God's will that you submit to the brutal, pagan king of a foreign nation," was Jeremiah's message to his people. "Go with them peacefully."
What if God did that here in the U.S.? What nation would it be? Mexico? Russia? China? ISIS?
No U.S. president or military commander would give you the time of day if God told you to tell them to submit. I can't think of a single friend who would tell confirm for me that I was hearing from God. We're the most godly, free, used-by-God nation that ever existed. How could God judge us by using a nation less God-fearing than us? Could it happen? Would God's prophets be treated the way Jeremiah was by Americans that call themselves Christians? Would the author of God's message be recognized?