YOU’D THINK that prophets of Yahweh during the reign of good king Josiah would have been a little more upbeat. Not so much.
Zephaniah’s prophecy of the Day of YHWH (Day of the Lord), when the wrath of God against the apostate kingdom of Judah is echoed by Jeremiah, as they warned of a day when He will pour out His wrath on an unbelieving world.
Zephaniah also prophesied against the next-door neighbors of Israel, Moab, Ammon, the Canaanites, and the Philistines, and in a remarkable passage (Zeph. 2:11), the prophet warns “the gods of the earth” that they would be razah–“famished” or “weakened”.
This is a direct reference to rituals performed by the Amorites to summon the ilnym ars (in Hebrew, elohim eretz) — spirits of the Rephaim (i.e., the Nephilim) — to ritual meals held in their honor. Derek will include a section on this in a book he plans to write for 2018.
But to conclude on a positive note, Zephaniah exhorts Judah to rejoice, for a day is coming when their sins will be forgiven and their fortunes restored — a promise in which all who have accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior will share.
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