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The day of the Lord is near—that means judgment for those who have turned from Him, but deliverance for those who trust in Him.

BibleGateway: Obadiah 1:15-21

ESV Text: Obadiah 1:15-21

KJV Text:

The section starts at about 2:29 and ends at about 3:55

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15 For the day of the LORD is near upon all the heathen: as thou hast done, it shall be done unto thee: thy reward shall return upon thine own head. 16 For as ye have drunk upon my holy mountain, so shall all the heathen drink continually, yea, they shall drink, and they shall swallow down, and they shall be as though they had not been.

     17 But upon mount Zion shall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness; and the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions. 18 And the house of Jacob shall be a fire, and the house of Joseph a flame, and the house of Esau for stubble, and they shall kindle in them, and devour them; and there shall not be any remaining of the house of Esau; for the LORD hath spoken it. 19 And they of the south shall possess the mount of Esau; and they of the plain the Philistines: and they shall possess the fields of Ephraim, and the fields of Samaria: and Benjamin shall possess Gilead. 20 And the captivity of this host of the children of Israel shall possess that of the Canaanites, even unto Zarephath; and the captivity of Jerusalem, which is in Sepharad, shall possess the cities of the south. 21 And saviours shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be the LORD’S.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 618:
Jerusalem, my Happy Home

— Organ Audio

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1. Jerusalem, my happy home, 
Name ever dear to me, 
When shall my labors have an end? 
Thy joys when shall I see? 

2. When shall these eyes thy heav’n-built walls 
And pearly gates behold, 
Thy bulwarks with salvation strong, 
And streets of shining gold? 

3. Oh, when, thou city of my God, 
Shall I thy courts ascend 
Where evermore the angels sing, 
Where Sabbaths have no end? 

4. Apostles, martyrs, prophets, there 
Around my Savior stand; 
And soon my friends in Christ below 
Will join the glorious band. 

5. Jerusalem, my happy home, 
When shall I come to thee? 
When shall my labors have an end? 
Thy joys when shall I see? 

6. O Christ, do Thou my soul prepare 
For that bright home of love 
That I may see Thee and adore 
With all Thy saints above.