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Nahum. You can read
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There are twelve little Books at
the end of the Old Testament, most often called the "Minor
Prophets." One of these is "Nahum." With only 3 chapters, 47
verses in all, the Book can be read in just 7 or 8 minutes!
Nahum's name means "comfort!" See
the word in "Capernaum," for example, one of the cities where
"Consolation," Nahum the Prophet!
Yet He preaches judgment to the Gentiles. But that alone might
be comfort to the Jews!
I've often said that Nahum was
authorized to preach the Sermon Jonah wanted to bring! That
Jonah was first commissioned to proclaim, in fact! But Nineveh
experienced a measure of Revival in Jonah's day. And God spared
that Nation, Assyria, for another 150 years or so!
God's "timing" is perfect.
Nahum's message of doom, precise
and written years prior to the events occurring historically, is
another proof of the accuracy of the Word of God. The Bible
contains prophecy as well as doctrine!
No one believed Nahum, Nineveh
being at that time the most powerful City on earth. Assyria the
greatest nation too. With defensive walls 100 feet high and
extremely wide as well ... the City could withstand (it was
said) a 20 year siege. But it "fell," just like Nahum predicted,
in one night!
Yes, in the year 612 BC Babylon
overran Assyria ... and Nineveh the indestructible has never
Here's a good sample of Nahum's
preaching, maybe his "key" verse: "The
LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he
knoweth them that trust in him."
--- Dr. Mike Bagwell
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