3. The king received the message from God.
“When the king of Nineveh heard what Jonah was saying, he stepped down from his throne (God had his attention and someone else was on the throne) and took off his royal robes. (A sign of humility) He dressed himself in burlap (A sign of mourning) and sat on a heap of ashes. (A sign of repentance)” Vs 3:6