Rather than simply being the reluctant prophet, his common persona, Jonah was given one of the most amazing missions in all of Old Testament history, a mission which foreshadowed the enlargement of God's Kingdom in New Testament times. There is certainly more to this ancient prophet than meets the eye.
Obadiah: The Kingdom Belongs to the Lord Key Text: Verse 21 “And saviours shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be the LORD'S.” This study embraces one of the lesser known and neglected books of the Bible. Nevertheless there is a message in Obadiah, which fits... Continue Reading →
Amos: The Herdman of Tekoa Key Text: Chapter 4:12 “Therefore thus will I do unto thee, O Israel: and because I will do this unto thee, prepare to meet thy God, O Israel.” Amos' Biography The name Amos, according to the Jewish expert, John Gill, means “burdened”. A most suitable name for one called to... Continue Reading →
There is a message of hope here, which must be transmitted from one generation to the next: “Tell ye your children...and let their children tell their children, and their children another generation” (1:3).
Intriguingly Hosea's prophecy begins with an account of a marriage that while commanded by God was at variance with our understanding of Biblical principles...It is clear from 1:2, however, that Hosea's marriage to this woman was intended to be a picture lesson to the nation of their apostasy.
Babylon did everything that was humanely possible to eradicate Jewish culture from Daniel but still he did not forget the God of his Fathers and boldly represented His name in a hostile culture.
No ordinary man, at such a time, was fitted anew to raise the standard of God's truth, and rally the prostrate forces of the kingdom. One was needed, who should be capable of living alike in the past and the future, and who could see, as with open eye, and grasp, as with giant's hand, the hidden realities of faith