Buckle up. We've concluded the section on the oracles of the nations. Now we're heading into a new set of chapters, 24-27. Just to give the sense of it, here the section heading in my Ryrie Study Bible: THE FUTURE TRIBULATION AND KINGDOM (ISAIAH'S APOCALYPSE). That's quite a title. Isaiah's Apocalypse sounds like the title to a horror film. Previously, I might have been tempted to skim this section very quickly. But I've learned that, even though these times are often filled with horror, they are actually a time of Hope. God drawing every last soul who will choose Him....continue reading "Isaiah 24, 25, 26, and 27"
Isaiah 19 and 20 (Egypt)
Isaiah's oracles against the nation continues with Egypt. I haven't read the passage yet, but I have learned in my scripture reading that Egypt is almost always a symbol of false help and hope and a symbol of slavery, as well as a symbol of "the world". I'll be very curious to see any end time references in these two chapters....continue reading "Isaiah 19 and 20 (Egypt)"
Isaiah 18 (Ethiopia)
Isaiah foreseeing judgment against the nations continues with Ethiopia in Chapter 18....continue reading "Isaiah 18 (Ethiopia)"
Isaiah 15 and 16 (Moab)
The judgments against other nations, that started in Chapters 13 and 14, continue here....continue reading "Isaiah 15 and 16 (Moab)"
Micah 6 (Judah)
Micah starts his book as a general warning of judgement to Judah and Samaria; then he narrows his message of doom to the leaders of the people of Judah. And then we read of the hope in the eventual return of the Messiah. Let's see what Micah has for us next....continue reading "Micah 6 (Judah)"
Amos 1 (Israel)
Chronologically, I am reading II Kings and II Chronicles and the various prophets who tried to come alongside the rulers and people of the day. Today begins Amos' swing at bat....continue reading "Amos 1 (Israel)"
II Kings 3-4
We've seen Elijah's big exit and Elisha letting everyone know that the new kid is for real! Now Elisha begins his work as God's messenger to the kings....continue reading "II Kings 3-4"