Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
The children of Israel cry to the LORD for help when they are in need, because they are the sons of the Lord (Exodus 4:22, Jeremiah 31:9) and are joined to Him (Jeremiah 3:14, Isaiah 49:14-16). Our help will only come from worshipping in the LORD in spirit and in truth (John 4:22-24), He is our Power (Deuteronomy 6:4). Christ, Samson, Elijah, Samuel, King David, Esther, etc., and all the righteous of the nation of Israel always seek the Lord for help as it remains this day. He is our God and our POWER! When He turns His face from us, we cannot prosper nor even defend ourselves, because our strength comes from the LORD: ISamuel 15:29, Jeremiah 17:13. During Civil Rights, against Firemen's powerful hoses and Police Dogs and the Police (services to protect citizens), the people cried unto the Lord, because we had no one else that would protect or defend us, and we also COMPLETELY lacked the ability to defend ourselves. The LORD is our only hope, even though we suffer the MOST injustices and our afflictions are evident for all to behold. However, our suffering is only for a short season (Jeremiah 17:7, IThessalonians 5:9, IICorinthians 4:17-18, Romans 8:17-18, IIMaccabees 6:12-16, John 16:20-22, Acts 14:22, etc.) and our salvation is at hand!
Exodus 2:23 And it came to pass in process of time, that the king of Egypt died: and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up unto God by reason of the bondage.
:24 And God HEARD their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.
(Israel was completely weak and at the mercy of our cruel enemies (Egyptians) in ancient times, the same as our slavery in modern day Egypt, which is America (Revelations 11:8, Isaiah 19:1, IIEsdras 15:10-11, Deuteronomy 28:68.)
Ecclesiasticus 2:10 Look at the generations of old, and see; DID EVER ANY trust in the Lord, and was confounded? or DID ANY abide in his fear, and was forsaken? or WHOM DID he ever despise, that called upon him?
Another curse, is that in the face of injustice we would be powerless and have NO MIGHT to protect ourselves nor dwell in any peace at all: Deuteronomy 28:32, 65-66; Leviticus 26:17-19, Deuteronomy 28:29, Isaiah 3:1-3, and the Most High would be the one to save us: Proverbs 23:10-11, Jeremiah 31:11, Matthew 25:31-33, etc. However, so-called Jews are mighty in their earth, live in peace and prosperity in most of their dwellings and take matters into their own hands by protecting themselves and OVERPOWERING any adversary with the "sword": Genesis 27:39-41, Revelation 13:9-10, IMaccabees 1:1-9, Revelation 13:3-4 ("who is ABLE to make war with him?"), etc. because their Power is not the Lord, but in Satan the god of this world and their governments, weapons of mass destruction, wealth and media, etc. They have been given this world: Job 9:24, Luke 4:5-8, Daniel 4:17, almost limitless power to accomplish anything they imagine in this current world. But, we are more fortunate as TRUE Israelites to have the LORD, because He will defend us and plead our cause (Proverbs 23:10-11, Zechariah 2:7-8, Exodus 12:12-13, Revelations 13:9-10, John 16:20-22, etc.), and bless us eternally (Matthew 19:28-29, Daniel 2:44, Acts 1:6, Wisdom of Solomon 5:1-7, Isaiah 60:15, IPeter 2:9-10, Isaiah 14:1-3, etc).
Ezekiel 9:4 And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof.
('Jerusalem' is the true children of Israel more than it is a place: John 4:21-24, it is wherever the true Israelites dwell: Daniel 9:12, Luke 21:24. The Lord helps righteous Israelites because they have faith in him and rely on him. Conversely, so-called Jews defend themselves WITHOUT the Lord by carnal means such as nuclear weapons, guns, assault helicopters, global power and wealth, and are very successful for the moment.) By having the power of the sword, and global control, this proves they are descendants of Esau, NOT descendants Abraham Issac and Jacob (Genesis 27:38-40, Genesis 25:19-34, IIEsdras 6:8-10, Ezekiel 36:5, etc)