Contributed by Douglas Turner on Jan 6, 2009
i. There are two prophecies regarding the King of Kings in just two verses. In verse 9 we have a prediction of the First Appearance of Jesus Christ, and beginning in verse 10 we have a prophecy regarding the Return of Jesus Christ.
1. A Prophecy Regarding the Coming of an Earthly King
a. The Destruction of Phoenicia, Syria, and Philistia
i. Our text begins today with an “oracle” or a “burden” describing the Lord’s judgment on Syria, Phoenicia, and Philistia, the traditional enemies of Israel.
ii. Most evangelical