Surely the Lord God will do nothing without revealing His secret to His servants the prophets.
God has always warned the world of coming judgments, in order that it may not bring them upon itself.
He warned Noah of the coming flood,
Abraham and Lot of the future destruction of Sodom,
told Joseph of the seven years famine,
Moses of the ten plagues on Egypt,
Jonah of the destruction of Ninevah,
Amos of the downfall of Syria, Philistia, Tyre, Edom, Ammon, Moab, Judah and Israel.
Various prophets were told in detail of the final events in connection with the captivities of the chosen people, and in every case the warnings were startlingly executed.
At first in the case of Ninevah the judgment was postponed after Jonah’s preaching, but when later generations of Ninevites backslid, the warning of Naham was carried out completely against them.
Christ’s coming was foretold from Genesis to Malachi.
Equally plain and inevitable of fulfillment are the warnings of Jesus and the prophets concerning the future THAT DAILY COMES NEARER TO EVERY NATION ON EARTH.
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