Years of oppression for doing evil 

When Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord, He sent oppressors against them to persuade them to repent. Here is one such case, 

“And the children of Israel again did evil in the sight of the LORD. So the LORD strengthened Eglon king of Moab against Israel, because they had done evil in the sight of the LORD” (Judges 3:12). 
Eglon of Moab got Ammon and Amalek to join him and they fought Israel and captured the City of Palms, and Israel served this king for eighteen years (Judges 3:13, 14). 

That is too bad. It never should have happened, but it did because Israel turned their backs on the Lord, which did not mean that the Lord could not see what they did. 
How many nations today suffer because they do evil in the sight of the Lord? 

Are there churches that also suffer for the same reason? 

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Don Ruhl

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