Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Learn the Bible in 24 Hours – Hour 12 – The Minor Prophets

The Minor Prophets are so-called because of the size of the books, definitely not because of the insignificance of the content.  In fact this is a 12-pack of Christian prophetic muscle!  Dr. Missler touches on each of these 12 prophetic books:  Hosea, Joes, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi.  He offers the key message of each prophet and points much of their message to current day application.

Dr. Missler again talks about the use of rhetorical devices in Scripture, focusing on similes and types.  He spends some time talking about Gog and how this is a title for the king of the demons.  Fascinating.  Actually, this entire course has been fascinating.  The student is given snippets of interesting data from every book of the Bible and challenged to investigate Scripture for himself or herself.

How many of you who have taken this course are really chewing on God’s Word?  Well, prepare yourself because next week we are going to study eight Messianic prophecies and the odds of one man fulfilling them.  Keep in mind that Jesus fulfilled many more than the eight we will examine, and that skyrockets the odds.

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