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Micah 1: The Coming Judgment of Israel

Micah was a prophet during a period of total spiritual depravity when Judah and Israel were headed for destruction. Micah means, “Who is like God?” Born into a poor family …

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Micah was a prophet during a period of total spiritual depravity when Judah and Israel were headed for destruction. Micah means, “Who is like God?” Born into a poor family in Moresheth, south of Judah the prophet was aware of the social injustices that were happening.

Corruption, immorality, and hypocrisy were the pillars of the religious and political system of the time, just as the are today.

The cause for the destruction of the people is the cause of society’s ruin today . The prophet’s messages were intended not only for Israel and judah, but for all of us.

Divine judgment is the main theme addressed in the book, but it also speaks of the coming restoration of God’s people after their repentance. There is no way to remain indifferent after hearing this magnificent revelation

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Jeremiah 20: The Word of God to Pashhur

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Pashhur was a common name at the time and also a title indicating a high position inside of the Temple. The son of the priest immer had this title, which meant that he was a descendant of an important lineage of priests from the time of David (1 Chron. 24.14).

Pashhur used his authority to order the guards of the silence to prophet by condemning him hastily, for he was denouncing the sins of the religious leaders.

Jeremiah was arrested, beaten, and put on the stocks to be tortured, but he remained steadfast.

So not even all the suffering, injustices, and mistreatments were able to make the prophet’s faithfulness and zeal diminish.

On the contrary, he was courageous to raise his voice and say that everyone was on their way to destruction. As for the unrighteous Pashhur, he attracted the wrath of God. In addition to going into captivity, he, his family, and friends were violently killed (v.4).

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Zechariah 2: Vision of the Measure Line

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In the third vision, the prophet sees the chaos in Jerusalem. The end of the Babylonian exile repatriated some of the Jews who had a purpose to rebuild the Temple and restore the holy city and the nation.

This work was difficult, but in this vision, God assured the people that He Himself would come to dwell with His children. At that time, a property was only measured by its owner.

The measurement of Jerusalem, made by the Angel of the Lord, the Messiah, showed that the city is the property God, Who has plans to one day restore it for His glory. In fact, in the Millennial Kingdom of the Lord Jesus, He will be a “wall of fire” around Jerusalem, this is, God Himself will be the protection of the city.

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Zechariah 1: A Call to Repentance

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The eight month corresponds to the period between October and November in our calendar.

Darius reigned in Persia (Iran) from 522 to 486 BC.

The name Zechariah means “the Lord has remembered” and emphasizes God’s faithfulness to His Covenant, with Abraham, Isaac, and Israel.

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