It seems fitting that giving God glory on earth would result in the seventh trumpet sounding resounding praise in heaven.
How do we deal with our dismay over what seems like a brutal and bloodthirsty characterization of the same Lord Who later claims to love the whole earth?
It is as though God will hit the rewind button and bring all of creation back to its starting point.
Now, the prophet was going to wrap up these twenty chapters between 13 and 33 with two summary chapters.
As Isaiah watched God’s devastating judgment, he saw that a remnant would be spared because they would put their faith in God.
At first glance, this oracle seems to encompass a final day of judgment and wrath that sweeps up the entire globe in an event still future to us today. Yet, tucked into this far-reaching oracle are also mentions of Babylon, an empire long since crumbled into dust, with only the remnants of its grandeur ensconced in museums here and there. What do we make of this strange juxtaposition?
the next eleven chapters, starting here in chapter thirteen, are going to be about God’s judgement on other nations.
After delivering his blockbuster vision, Peter finished his letter with words of encouragement and exhortation.
Every person has been given the outward revelation of a Creator with eternal power and divine nature, and the inward revelation of God’s righteousness and justice, carried within their own hearts.
Whether we agree on the literal, concrete realization of Obadiah’s predicted apocalypse, you and I can still understand them as spiritual prophecies.