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First let's get something clear about erroneous notions of Paul and his founding a new religion, which he didn't. True, the halakhah of his Judaism switched from the Pharisaic oral law to the Ruach Hakodesh, but his religion was still one of the Judaisms of the time, not a new non-Judaism Gentile religion.
Zephaniah (640-622) prophesied between the time of Isaiah and
Jeremiah, roughly 626 B.C.E. near the time of Jeremiah's call to
the office of prophet. Zephaniah's preaching helped (with
Jeremiah's) to spark King Josiah's revival (621 B.C.E.--see II
Kings ch 23) after the wicked reigns of Manassah and his son Amon
had left the people of Judah in need of a spiritual awakening.
Zephaniah may have been a great, great grandson of Hezekiah King
of Judah (1:1). We know he prophesied before Ninevah was
destroyed in 612 B.C.E. (see 2:13).
Mankind is in danger of being swept off the face of the earth
(1:2-3). Backsliders, if they don't repent, will be destroyed
(see 1:6). For the great, dark, terrifying Day of the L-rd is
karov (near--1:7,l5-16) and hastening fast (1:14). The
superstitious (1:9) and those syncretists who try to mix the
faith with Canaanite, Ammonite, and Assyrian religion (1:4-5)
will be destroyed, as will the complacent, too indifferent to
trouble themselves making inquiry of the L-rd (see Zeph. 1:12 and
II Shimon Kefa 3:3-4). Money won't save anyone on that day, when
G-d will make a full and terrible end of sinners, and distress
will fall on all living (1:17-18).
In view of this Day of divine wrath so imminently approaching,
believers should repent of pride, humble themselves (2:3), seek
righteousness, seek the L-rd, through whom one may perhaps "be
hidden on the day of the L-rd's wrath" (2:3). A revival is shown
to be gathering together in one accord, in a spirit of humility,
to seek the L-rd (2:1-3). Notice that the L-rd will not be hidden
on the Day of the L-rd, but the believers may be hidden, hidden,
that is, from G-d's wrath. Elijah's rapture was almost hidden
from Elisha (II Kings 3:10). So G-d will in some way hide His
people when He reverses their fortune. (2:7) and puts their
oppressive enemies under their feet (2:9). The Nubians ("Cush")
mentioned in Ezekiel 38 will also be plundered (2:12).
The kohanim whose careless interpretation and teaching has "done
violence to the Law", the officials, the judges, the prophets --
all the leaders in Jerusalem are shamelessly unafraid of the Day
of the L-rd that is coming. Past destruction of evil cities like
Sodom and Gommorah (2:9) does not phase Jerusalem, who is all the
more eager to make all her deeds corrupt (3:1-7). Therefore, G-d
will gather all nations and the whole earth will be consumed in
fire (3:8). G-d is going to remove the proud and haughty and
leave a remnant of humble and lowly people (3:11-12).
Zephaniah was used to start a revival. What did he preach?
First, he attacked the false g-ds his people worshipped (1:4-5),
the sex-g-d (Baal) and the kohanim of their sex cult that the
people revered more than the L-rd's true servants. Zephaniah
also attacked the hypocrites who bowed publicly before the true
G-d but worshipped a false G-d in secret (1:5). 1:6 hits the
root evil--the unregenerate and desperately corrupt heart that
does not seek the true G-d and will not bother with Him (1:6).
Notice in 1:8-11 Zephaniah is not afraid to preach utter
destruction will befall the political and commercial
establishment of his day. This was a dangerous message for him.
The perils of complacency are depicted in 1:12-13. Zephaniah
rebuked a nation of indifferent nobodies who thought G-d
powerless to interfere with the ephemeral little lives they were
building for themselves through their brazenly sluggish
disinterest in the Word of G-d.
In 1:14-18 he graphically painted the horrors of the coming Day
of the L-rd. Then, having stirred their fear of the L-rd, he
called them to a spiritual change of heart in 2:1-3. Starting in
2:4, Zephaniah preached against the enemies of G-d in the west,
the Philistines (2:4-7); the east, Moab and Ammon (2:8-11); the
south, Nubia (2:12); the north, Assyria (2:13-15).
Then he turned on the leaders of Judah, her ruthlessly cunning
politicians, her bribe-hungry judges, her bragging preachers, her
theologians who "do violence to the Law." Zephaniah declared
that trouble is coming on the whole worthless brood (3:1-4)! G-d
laments that after all of His destruction of the g-dless pagans,
these religious people still haven't taken the hint and repented
(3:6-7). Therefore, judgment will have to begin with them(3:8).
The non-Jews will finally turn to the L-rd, according to 3:9-10,
and Shliach Sha'ul sees them joining the righteous Jewish remnant
in Romans 11. See 3:12. If G-d's judgment means destruction for
the wicked, it also means vindication of the righteous who,
refined by suffering, can render purer service (notice that a
small Jewish remnant would be restored to G-d after the
Babylonian capitivity--see 2:7).
Here we see what G-d is preparing to do to Israel: that is, pour
out his wrath on the non-remnant while He hides His remnant or
elect and spares them from his angry, righteous judgment (see
2:3). Notice the promise of a great Gentile revival, and even of
a "Pentecostal" transformation of a "deceitful tongue" of Judah
(3:12) into "a pure speech" of the Gentiles (3:9). This heavenly
"pure" speech was heard at Pentecost in Acts ch 2.
"Then I will purify the lips of the peoples, that all of them may
call on the name of the L-rd and serve Him shoulder to shoulder."
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