We know nothing of Obadiah. Just him name. (and I love pronouncing it). This short book has 2 sections to it. Click here.
- The Destruction of Edom
- The Restoration of Israel
This book was probably written around 587 B.C. Israel will fall to the hands of King Nebuchadnezzar and Edom will not only look on but take part of the plunder of spoils. This prophecy does come true and Edom is no longer considered a nation around 150 B.C. Lingering survivors appear throughout time, one of them being Herod the Great, the ruler of the Jews during Jesus time but in 70 A.D. the Edomites entirely disappear.
The second part of this prophecy is the confirmation of covenant. Israel will rise from her fall, she will not only possess her original land but also that of Philistia and Edom (today this is Jordan). This prophecy speaks of the coming Messiah. “The house of Jacob will possess its inheritance”.
By the way if you feel like reading a little more today read Jeremiah 49 starting in Verse 7. Jeremiah was a prophet also that echoed the same message of Obadiah in that chapter.
Psalm 82-83 Smile. If you had read these Psalms 6 months ago you may not have understood them like you do today.
Prophecy Books all have several meanings. They are prophecy of the days of Israel AND of End times. I am keeping this very simple so when it talks about rise of his people and retaking the land…yes it means in these days BUT it also means when Christ comes back. Can-I-get-an-AMEN!!!