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Mar26
THE MINOR PROPHETS
Series: Sunday Sermons
Leader: Pastor Bill Terris
Scripture: Obadiah 1: 1-21
Date: Mar 26th, 2017
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The minor prophets


-Obadiah-


“it All Began In Genesis”


- Genesis 12:1-3=God’s Covenant with Abram


-Ch.12-25= Abraham, Isaac, Esau & Jacob Genesis 25:19-34 (twins)


                                (Pre-birth 22-23, the Birth 24, Boyhood 27-28)


-Prophecy= “the older will serve the younger” Genesis 25:23


   Cf. Rom.  9:6-13- God’s Election/people with FAITH in God


-> Genesis 25:29-34 =Esau sells his Birthright


-> Genesis 27:1-28:9 =Jacob’s Deception -> Isaac’s Blessing -> Jacob flees cf. 27:41 ->Isaac’s Blessing Genesis28:1-4


: Edom did not allow Israel passage Num. 20:14-21


: Edom was subdued under David and Solomon (1Sam. 8:13, 14); tended to revolt, yet were subdued repeatedly throughout their history


POINT: the ‘Edomites’ were symbolic of the earthy, non-spiritual people of the world in spite of their Heritage Heb12:16, Mal. 1:3


 


Invasion of Jerusalem 10-14


…scholars know of 4-6 invasions on Jerusalem


-most likely this text refers to the time of Jehoram’s reign (848-841 B.C.) _Philistines and Arabians invaded Judah (1Chron. 21:16,17). Edom’s history was that of a bitter antagonist (23 Kings 8:20-22, 2Chron.21:18-20): date of Obadiah = 840 B.C.


-Obadiah speaks for Godf due to Edom’s arrogance and cruelty in collaborating with foreign powers against Israel 10-14


 


Theme of Obadiah


= Judgement of Edom 2,3,5,6,9,10 cf. 15-21 = coming downfall


Edom applauded Jersualems’s Destruction in 586 B.C. -> taken into capitivity by the Babylonians for 70 years   See Psalm 137:C


-Prophecy Fulfilled when Titus the Roman defeated, along with Edom in A.D. 70 =not heard of again (10- cut off, 18- no survivors)


NOTE: Edom is the most prophesied against people in the O.T.


 


Overview of Obadiah



  1. Predictions of Judgment of Edom 1-9

  2. Reasons for Judgment of Edom 10-14

  3. Results of Judgement of Edom 15-18

  4. Possession of Edom by Israel 19-21


… restoration of Mount Zion _ the Messiah reigns 17-18a


“What Does Obadiah’s Prophecy Teach US?”



  1. Pride comes before a fall 3,4,15 cf. Prov. 16:18; Jam. 4:6-10

  2. Faith-Heritage is no guarantee of a spiritual security of blessing

  3. We NEED the Faith of Abraham (Gal. 3:6-9) which is the same Faith to be placed in Jesus Christ (Gal. 3: 26-29)

  4. Children of Abraham (having Faith in God’s Promise) will settle in Mount Zion, the New Jerusalem Heb.11:8-16; Rev. 21


POINT: “Don’t be like Esau! Don’t ‘sell out’ your spiritual life for earthy, self-centered pursuits.” Read Hebrews 12:14-28