Messages of the Prophets in the Old Testament

2 Peter 1:21 - For no prophecy ever came by the will of man: but holy men of God spoke, being moved by the Holy Spirit.

The prophets of ancient Israel were the divine messangers sent by God to communicate to man a message from God. They spoke about the events mentioned in the Old Testament long before they actually happened. Israel was confronted with the choice of blessings or curses. Blessings if they followed the LORD and curses if they forsook him. Moses their great leader warned the people of Israel not to disobey the LORD or else:

Amos 7:14-15 - Then Amos answered Amaziah, "I was no prophet, neither was I a prophet's son; but I was a herdsman, and a farmer of sycamore figs; and the LORD took me from following the flock, and the LORD said to me, 'Go, prophesy to my people Israel.'

Jesus confirmed all of the events mentioned in the Old Testament (Luke 11:49-51).

Below is a list of the prophets with their messages.

List of Prophets and their Messages in the Old Testament
Prophets Date BC King of Israel King of Judah Message
Jonah 810-790 Jeroboam II Uzziah (Azariah) The Fall of Nineveh
Joel 790-760 Jeroboam II Uzziah The Plagues on Judah
Amos 780-760 Jeroboam II Uzziah The Sins of Israel
Hosea 785-725 Jeroboam II to Hoshea Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, Hezekiah The Sins of Israel
Isaiah 750-695 Zachariah to Hoshea Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, Hezekiah The Kingdom of God
Micah 745-725 Hoshea Jotham, Ahaz, Hezekiah The Captivity and the Messiah
Nahum 660-630   Josiah The Fall of Nineveh
Zephaniah 630-620   Josiah The Captivity of Judah
Habakkuk 620-610   Jehoiachin The Babylonian Invasion
Jeremiah 628-588   Josiah, Jehoahaz, Jehoiakim The Captivity of Judah
Daniel 606-534     The World Empires
Obadiah 587     The Destruction of Edom
Ezekiel 596-574     The Captivity and Return
Haggai 520-518     The Rebuilding of the Temple in Jerusalem
Zechariah 520-510     The New Israel
Malachi 420-397     The Second Reformation and the Messiah

2 Samuel 12:7 - "This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says..."


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