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Old Testament Lessons Relevant to Our Time

The future belongs, not to the millions, not to the masses, not to the majorities, but to dedicated groups like us, and others who commit themselves unto God, to His Word, and to His Spirit, and who, trusting in the Word of God, refuse to despise the day of small things.

Mark R. Rushdoony
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A few days ago, I saw a Facebook post asking for recommendations for a post-millennial commentary on Zechariah. I couldn’t resist sending a link to my father’s recently published Sermons in Zephaniah, Haggai, and Zechariah. The first two series were transcripts of sermon series he gave while still a full-time pastor (through 1962). The Zechariah series was given in 1966. His Bible teachings were really amazing. I think these sermons are some of his best material. He did not settle for lessons in Old Testament history; he made these relevant to our time.

I recommend you read this book. I include the following quotes as a sample of the contents:

[Zechariah] was told that this survey declares that Jerusalem shall be inhabited as “towns without walls for the multitude of men and cattle therein” (Zech. 2:4). And then, he is given a picture of Jerusalem spreading out to all four corners of the earth, so that all men, peoples, tribes, tongues, and nations are included, and this takes place in that day when God comes to dwell amongst His people. At that time, the beginning of this great flourishing of Jerusalem comes. For it is then, with the coming of Jesus Christ, that the true Jerusalem was opened up and broadcast into the far corners of the earth. (p. 69).

Then also:

What is the source of our morality? “For who hath despised the day of small things?” (v. 10). Those whose faith is in the group, in the mob.

Thus it is that the future belongs, not to the millions, not to the masses, not to the majorities, but to dedicated groups like us, and others who commit themselves unto God, to His Word, and to His Spirit, and who, trusting in the Word of God, refuse to despise the day of small things (p. 87).

We all need to be encouraged in these times. This is a book that will do that and more. Reading it will not be one more thing you ought to do; it will be a joy.


Mark R. Rushdoony
  • Mark R. Rushdoony

Mark R. Rushdoony graduated from Los Angeles Baptist College (now The Master’s College) with a B.A. in history in 1975 and was ordained to the ministry in 1995.

He taught junior and senior high classes in history, Bible, civics and economics at a Christian school in Virginia for three years before joining the staff of Chalcedon in 1978. He was the Director of Chalcedon Christian School for 14 years while teaching full time. He also helped tutor all of his children through high school.

In 1998, he became the President of Chalcedon and Ross House Books, and, more recently another publishing arm, Storehouse Press. Chalcedon and its subsidiaries publish many titles plus CDs, mp3s, and an extensive online archive at www.chalcedon.edu.

He has written scores of articles for Chalcedon’s publications, both the Chalcedon Report and Faith for all of Life. He was a contributing author to The Great Christian Revolution (1991). He has spoken at numerous conferences and churches in the U.S. and abroad.

Mark Rushdoony lives in Vallecito, California, his home of 43 years with his wife of 45 years and his youngest son. He has three married children and nine grandchildren.

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