It’s too bad more people don’t read the Old Testament prophets. I know, they can be a little hard to follow at times. Most of them are poets, and they use a lot of imagery. But it is a little disconcerting when you muddle through some passages that seem to be ancient history and then suddenly find the prophet talking about the last days of Man—the end of history. And the prophets are telling someone at the time of the end that God is not amused with their behavior and all hell is about to come down on their heads. Wouldn’t you like to know who he is talking to, just in case it happens to be you?
In the last program, I asked a couple of important questions. When you read the Old Testament prophets, you can get the impression that the only nations that matter at all are in a tight little knot in the Middle East. With the entire world in conflict, there is no mention of the most powerful forces in the world in our day. It is as though the entire English-speaking world doesn’t exist.