Jesus enters Jerusalem; contrasts religion with justice, mercy, and faith; and celebrates Passover.
Nehemiah leads the Jews in building the walls and gates of Jerusalem. Malachi foretells the arrival of a messenger to prepare the way for the Lord. John the Baptist is born. Mary conceives through the Holy Spirit. The Word was made flesh.
Zerubbabel and Ezra restore the altar and build the foundation of the temple. Enemies try to stop the work on the temple. God moves King Darius to support the work on the temple. Ezra restores the spiritual life of Israel.
David appoints Solomon to the throne, helps Solomon prepare for his role as king, and advises Solomon on keeping God's commandments. Solomon asks God for wisdom.
Israel goes through repeating cycles of sin (sin, feel God’s judgment, cry out to God, accept God’s deliverance). God uses a series of unlikely soldiers and weapons to deliver Israel.
John sees 7 angels open vials of wrath which parallel those of the trumpets. John sees Mystery Babylon drunken with the blood of martyrs.
O: Zechariah has visions that foreshadow Christ’s first and second coming. Malachi urges the people to return to God.
WN: After God pours out His wrath, Christ returns to reign 1,000 years. After the great white throne judgment, Christ reigns over a new heaven and earth.