The Bible says that in the time of King Jehu God cut Israel short. It seems to me that a similar judgment has been happening to our Israel people in our generation. “In those days the Lord began to cut Israel short: and Hazael smote them in all the coasts of Israel; From Jordan eastward, all the land of Gilead, the Gadites, and the Reubenites, and the Manassites, from Aroer, which is by the river Arnon, even Gilead and Bashan.” II Kings 10: 32, 33. The great advances under David and Solomon were reversed and the nation of Israel was diminished in area and population.
All of this was leading up to the final defeat of Israel by the Assyrians. The nation of Judah was put under judgment too. Regarding a war between Judah and Syria the Bible says: “And it came to pass at the end of the year, that the host of Syria came up against him: and they came to Judah and Jerusalem, and destroyed all the princes of the people from among the people, and sent all the spoil of them unto the king of Damascus. For the army of the Syrians came with a small company of men, and the Lord delivered a very great host into their hand, because they had forsaken the Lord God of their fathers. So they executed judgment against Joash.” II Chronicles 24: 23, 24. The final judgment against Israel and Judah came by the Assyrians and Babylonians and the people were removed from the Holy Land. Their sins were many. “And they left all the commandments of the Lord their God, and made them molten images, even two calves, and made a grove, and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served Baal. And they caused their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire, and used divination and enchantments, and sold themselves to do evil in the sight of the Lord, to provoke him to anger.” II Kings 17: 16, 17.