Wed, 22 September 2010
September 19, 2010 Casting a Vision
A Word about Casting a Vision from the Later Prophets
Responding to the Need
Obadiah, Haggai, Zechariah
Synopsis: Responding to the Need is a call for the people of God to open their eyes of faith and see the need God has prepared for them to meet. We start with Obadiah (Means: servant of the Lord). Judgment is pronounced on the enemies of God’s people the of Edom. Obadiah offers a word to the wise, there is a perfect storm coming. Don’t let it catch you unprepared. Don’t trust in your own resources Believe, Pray, & Receive a life transforming Spirit.
Haggai and Zechariah are both fond of referring to God as the “Lord of Heaven Armies.” They tell the people of the restoration that God can be trusted. Haggai points out the need for the people to establish a right relationship with God and not delay. God must be their priority.
Zechariah points out many reasons to trust God. One of those is illustrated through a vision of the high priest. Zechariah 3:1-10 is one of my favorite passages of Scripture. In the vision Jeshua (some translations use Joshua) the high priest was standing before the angel of the Lord and Satan, the Accuser of the Brethren, was making accusations against him. “2And the Lord said to Satan, “I, the Lord, reject your accusations, Satan.” Then Jeshua is stripped of his old garments and dressed in new ones. What a blessing it is to be cleansed by the Word of God.
Scripture Text (NLT): Obadiah 1:2-4, 15-17; Haggai 1:3-6, 14-21, 2:3-5, 6-9 Zechariah 3:1-10
Scripture Reading: Haggai 1:2-6
Last Week’s Bible Question:
Of the Twelve Later Prophets in the Old Testament which two are not quoted in the New Testament? Answer: Obadiah & Zephaniah
This Week’s Bible Question:
Of the Twelve Latter Prophets in the Old Testament which two are quoted the most in the New Testament? Answer: Hosea & Zechariah