O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, but you were not willing! Luke 13:34
Jesus lamented over His people. The people refused to hear the message.
God’s own chosen people killed His messengers.
Jeremiah was thrown into a well. According to tradition, Isaiah was sawn in two. Elijah was threatened and chased. Elisha was called names. The king’s staff told Amos to go home. Zechariah was stoned at the command of the king.
There are more examples throughout the Bible!
Jesus still wants people to gather to Him with the same results in various ways. In some countries, messengers from God (preachers, teachers, and evangelists) are imprisoned or killed.
In other countries, the same messengers are ridiculed or discriminated against.
Laws are made to restrict the preaching of the Gospel. Tracts cannot be passed out and prayer cannot be made.
In reality, society has created a Prophet Free Zone!
And Jesus still weeps over those that refused to listen to His life saving message.