490 years is a lot of time to encourage, exhort, or coerce ones family to do the right thing. Iraq, Iran, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Greece and France have had millennia to get their act together. What happens if they don’t? What has happened when they did not? America and British decline, evident in the 21st century are minuscule compared to the atrocities of kings of Israel and Judah.
God does not give time or extensions of time and walk them back. When John the Baptist aand Yeshua announced “kingdom at hand” they were in lock step with the divine timetable. They both knew what time it was. They were the tic and toc of God’s alarm clock.
And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.Mark 1:15
From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.Matthew 4:17
It does not and should not surprise and literate or intelligent person that capitalism is dead, religious ritual is dead, the ethnic state is dead. If anyone wants to pretend that criminal enterprises did not define Levitical systems at the time of John’s announcement cement, let them.
All of them, priests, prophets, kings, scribes, and patriarchs, took to themselves honours and privileges that belonged only to God. Hence they can all be rightly called thieves and robbers.
The capitals of Israel and Judah are the smoking guns of their incurable wounds.
For the transgression of Jacob is all this, and for the sins of the house of Israel. What is the transgression of Jacob? is it not Samaria? and what are the high places of Judah? are they not Jerusalem?Micah 1:5
In the gate – the very place where justice and judgement should prevail a stink prevails.
For her wound is incurable; for it is come unto Judah; he is come unto the gate of my people, even to Jerusalem.Micah 1:9
They will call the truth a lie and ensure that their national treasures – Senate and Sanhedrin – become rubbish heaps and landfills. The axe is at the root the tree.