Maybe the catch word for us, as it surely was for Peter’s readers, who knew this story very well, is Have No Fear. Even despite mistakes, wrong choices, sin, and anything else, nothing can derail God’s plans for God’s people.
Prophets—and notably Peter—did not write their private opinions, they wrote what they were given by the Spirit of God.
Worship and praise are the natural overflow of God’s perspective, for you and I can experience joyful confidence and triumphant thanksgiving in the movement and purposes of God.
Nahum reassured the people of his day that as hopeless as it looked, one day God would deal with Nineveh.
Zephaniah 3:17-20 is the fulfillment of human longing. At last, those who love God and have put their faith God, will find themselves fully restored in a glorious life that will be lived fully in communion with God, in the peace, and love, and joy of the Lord.
God's majesty, God's glory made all else recede, so that Habakkuk was focused on God, not on his current circumstances, nor the dreadful times to come.
Whether we agree on the literal, concrete realization of Obadiah’s predicted apocalypse, you and I can still understand them as spiritual prophecies.
And he shall stand and feed his flock in the strength of the Lord, in the majesty of the name of the Lord his God. And they shall live secure, for now he shall be great to the ends of the earth.
One of the more famous prophesies in the Hebrew scriptures, Micah foretold specific details that would identify the one God would send to deliver Israel, and ultimately rule victoriously.
There are Spirit-filled Christians from what seems a countless variety of backgrounds and faith traditions, and we all have such a variety of ways of understanding what will happen in the future. There is much disagreement! However, there are a few points on which we are unified.