Obadiah

The vision of Obadiah

J E Bradburn

 

Obadiah 1--3

1 Thus saith the Lord God to Idumea; “I have heard a report from the Lord, and He has sent forth a message to the nations.” 2 “Arise ye, and let us rise up against her to war.” (This means a Holy War).

3 “Behold, I have made thee small among the Gentiles: thou art greatly dishonoured. “The pride of thine heart has elated thee, dwelling as thou dost in the holes of the rocks, as one that exalts his habitation, saying in his heart, ‘Who will bring me down to the ground?’”

Obadiah 4—20

4 “If thou shouldest mount up as the eagle, and if thou shouldest make thy nest among the stars, thence will I bring you down,” saith the Lord. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Orion.htm  5 “If thieves came into thee, or robbers by night, where would thou have been cast away? Would they not have stolen just enough for themselves? And if grape gatherers went into thee, would they not leave a gleaning? (Small amounts over a period of time). 6. “How has Esau been searched out, and how have his hidden things been detected? 7 “They sent thee to thy coasts: all the men of thy covenant have withstood thee; thine allies have prevailed against thee, they have set snares (traps) under thee, they have no u8nderstanding.” http://www.godsplan.org.uk/apostasytogodskingdom.htm

8 “In that day, [day of the Lord]  http://www.godsplan.org.uk/oneworldsystemwithout_God.htm I will destroy the wise men out of Idumea https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edom 9 “And thy warriors from Thaman  shall be dismayed, to the end that man may be cut off from the mount of Esau. (Edom was an ancient kingdom in Transjordan located between Moab to the northeast, the Arabah to the west and the Arabian Desert to the south and east.) 10 “Because of the slaughter and the sin committed against thy brother Jacob, shame shall cover thee and thou shall be cut off forever.” [On that day before returning, in a rage over the death of Abraham, Esau committed five sins; he raped a betrothed young woman, he committed murder (Nimrod), he denied God, he denied the resurrection of the dead, and he spurned his birth right.] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esau

11 “From the day that thou stoodest in opposition to Him, in the days when foreigners were taking captive His forces, and strangers entered into His gates, and cast lots on Jerusalem, thou also wast as one of them.”

12 “And thou shouldest not have looked on the day of thy brother in the day of strangers; nor shouldest thou have rejoiced against the children of Juda in the day of their destruction; neither shouldest thou have boasted in their day of their affliction.” 13 “Neither shouldest thou have gone into the gates of the people in the day of their troubles; nor yet shouldest thou have looked upon their gathering in the day of their destruction, nor shouldest thou have attacked their host in the day of their perishing. 14 “Neither shouldest thou have stood at the opening of their passages, to destroy utterly those of them that were escaping; neither shouldest thou have shut up his fugitives in the day of affliction.”

 

15 For the day of the Lord is near upon all the Gentiles: as thou has done, so shall it be done to thee: thy recompense shall be returned on thine own head.”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_ancient_Israel_and_Judah     http://www.godsplan.org.uk/hebrew.htm  The day of the Lord http://www.godsplan.org.uk/secondadvent.htm

 

16 For as thou hast drunk on My holy mountain, so shall all the nations drink wine; they shall drink. And go down, and be as if they were not.” 17 “But on Mount Sion there shall be deliverance, and there shall be a sanctuary; and the house of Jacob shall take for an inheritance, those that took them for an inheritance.18And the house of Jacob shall be fire, and the house of Joseph a flame, and the house of Esau [Edom] shall be for stubble; and Israel shall flame go forth against them, and devour them, and there shall not be a cornfield left to the house of Esau;because the Lord has spoken.” 19 And they that dwell in the south [Judah] shall inherit the Mount of Esau [Edom], and they in the plain the Philistines: and they shall inherit the Mount of Ephraim, and the plain of Samaria, and Benjamin, and the land of Galaad.”  20 And this shall be the domain of the captivity of the children of Israel. The land of the Canaanites as far as Sarepta; and the captives of Jerusalem shall inherit as far as far as Ephratha [Ephraim] Samaria; they shall inherit the cities of the south.

21 “And they that escape shall come up from Mount Sion, to take vengeance on the Mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be the Lord’s.”  http://godsplan.org.uk/messianicage.htm

 

 

 

Jonah

Son of Amathi

J E Bradburn

 

Jonah 1-12

1 Now the word of the Lord came to Jonas the son of Amathi, saying, 2 “Rise, and go to Nineveh, the great city, and preach in it; for the cry of it is come up to Me. 3 “But Jonas rose up to flee to Tharsis [Tarsus] from the presence of the Lord.” (We cannot hide from Lord God because of our thinking.) http://www.godsplan.org.uk/internalspirit.htm Genesis 2:7 And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. “And he went down to Joppa, and found a ship going to Tharsis: and he paid his fare, and went up into it (the ship), to sail with them to Tharsis from the presence of the Lord.” (Or so he thought). 4 “And the Lord raised up a wind on the sea; and there was a great storm on the sea, and the ship was in danger of being broken. 5 “And the sailors were alarmed, and cried everyone to his god, and cast out the wares which were in the ship into the sea, that it might be lightened of them. But Jonas was gone down into the hold of the ship, and was asleep, and snored. 6 “And the shipmaster came to him, and said to him, “Why snorest thou? Arise, and call upon thy God, that God may save us, and we perish not.” 7 “And each man said to his neighbour, ‘Come let us cast lots, and find out for whose sake this mischief is upon us.’” So they cast lots, and the lot fell upon Jonas. 8 And they said to him, “Tell us what is thine occupation, and whence comest thou, and of what country, and what people art thou?

9 And he said to them, “I am a servant of the Lord; and I worship the Lord God of heaven, who made the sea, and dry land. 10 Then, the men feared exceedingly, and said to him, “What is this that thou hast done? For the men knew he was fleeing from the face of the Lord, because he had told them. 11And they said to him, “What shall we do to thee, that this sea may be calm to us?” for the sea rose, and lifted its waves exceedingly. 12 And Jonas said to them, “Take me up, and cast me into the sea, and the sea shall be calm to you: for I know that for my sake this great tempest is upon you.”

 

Jonah 1:11—3:6

13 And the men tried hard to return to the land, and were not able: for the sea rose and grew more and more tempestuous against them. 14 And they cried to the Lord, and said, “Forbid it, Lord: let us not perish for the sake of this man’s life, and bring not righteous blood upon us: for Thou, Lord, hast done as Thou wouldest.” 15 So they took Jonas, and cast him out into the sea: and the sea ceased from its raging. 16 And the men feared the Lord very greatly, and offered a sacrifice to the Lord, and vowed vows. There is a message here for everyone; if they can only see it.  1 Now the Lord had commanded a great whale to swallow up Jonas: and Jonas was in the belly of the whale three days and three nights.

2 And Jonas prayed to the Lord his God out of the belly of the whale, 3 and said, “I cried in my affliction to the Lord my God, and He hearkened to me, even to my cry out of the belly of hell: Thou heardest my voice.”

4 “Thou didst cast me into the depths of the heart of the sea, and the floods compassed me: all thy billows [sails] and thy waves have passed upon me.” 5 And I said, I am cast out of Thy presence: shall I indeed look again toward Thy holy temple.” (This happens today; as in Jonah’s day, if God is not in your life which way do you go?) http://www.godsplan.org.uk/wheredowego%20.htm  6 “Water was poured around me to the soul: the lowest deep compassed me, my head went down, to the cleft of the mountains; I went down into the earth, whose bars are the everlasting barriers: yet, O Lord my God, let my ruined life be restored. In these days of doom and gloom for you and your family, there is nowhere else to go.

Mental issues surround you, and the truth is most are lost, with no hope at all but self harm. If you speak to God through prayer; and ask for His help and forgiveness, I can assure you He will help you.

8 “When my soul was failing me, I remembered the Lord; and may my prayer come to Thee into Thy holy temple. 9 They that observe vanities and lies have have forsaken their own mercy.” 10 “But I will sacrifice to Thee with the voice of praise and thanksgiving: all that I have vowed I will pay to Thee, the Lord of my salvation.” http://www.godsplan.org.uk/

 

11 And the whale was commanded by the Lord, and it cast up Jonas on the dry land.

 

Jonah 2:1--4:10--11

 

2:12 And the word of the Lord came to Jonas the second time, saying. 2:1 “Rise go to Nineveh, the great city, and preach in it according to the former preaching which I spoke to thee of.” 2:2 And Jonah arose, and went to Nineveh, as the Lord had spoken. Now Nineveh was an exceeding great city, of about three days journey, and he proclaimed, and said, “Yet three days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown.”  2:3 And the men of Nineveh believed God, and proclaimed a fast, and put on sack cloths, from the greatest of them to the least of them. 2:4 And the word reached the king of Nineveh, and he arose from off his throne, and took off his raiment from him, and sat on ashes. 2:7 And proclamation was made, and it was commanded in Nineveh by the king and by his great men, saying, “Let not men, or cattle, or oxen, or sheep, taste anything, nor feed, nor drink water.” 2:8 So men and cattle were clothed with sackcloth’s, and cried earnestly to God; and they turned everyone from their evil way, and from the iniquity that was in their hands, saying. 2:9 Who knows if God will repent, and turn from His fierce anger, and so we shall not perish?” 2:10 And God saw their works, and God repented of the evil which He had said He would do to them; and He did it not. 3:1 But Jonas was very deeply grieved, and he was confounded. 3:2 And he prayed to the Lord, and said, “O Lord, were not these my words when I was yet in my land? Therefore I made haste to flee to Tharsis [Tarsus]; because I knew that Thou art merciful and compassionate, long suffering, and abundant in kindness, and repentest of evil.  3:3 And now, Lord God, take my life from me; for it is better for me to die than to live. 3:4 And the Lord said to Jonas, “Art thou very much grieved?” 3:5 And Jonas went out from the city, and sat over against the city; and he made for himself there a booth, and he sat under it, until he should perceive what would become of the city. 3:6 And the Lord God commanded a gourd (a plant that produces gourds. Native to: tropical regions, cultivated worldwide), and it came up over the head of Jonas, to be a shadow over his head, to shade him from his calamities: and Jonas rejoiced with great joy for the gourd. 3:7 And God commanded a worm the next morning, and it smote the gourd, and it withered away, 3:8 And it came to pass at the rising of the sun, that God commanded a burning east wind; and the sun smote on the head of Jonas, and he fainted, and despaired of his life, and said, “It is better for me to die than to live.” 3:9 And God said to Jonas, “Art thou very much grieved for the gourd? And he [Jonas] said, “I am very much grieved, even to death.”

4:10 And the Lord said, “Thou hadst pity on the gourd, for which thou hadst not suffered; neither didst thou rear it; which came up before night, and perished before another night:

 

4:11 and shall not I spare Nineveh, the great city, in which dwell more than twelve myriads (so many that they cannot be counted) of human beings, who do not know their right hand [from] their left hand; and also much cattle?”

 

http://www.godsplan.org.uk/apostasytogodskingdom.htm    http://godsplan.org.uk/messianicage.htm    http://www.godsplan.org.uk/kingdom.htm  http://www.godsplan.org.uk/secondadvent.htm

 

Amen