The book of Zephaniah gives us a glimpse of who Jesus is in the Old Testament (O.T).
The name Tesphan-yah mean “Yahweh hides” or “Yahweh has hidden”.
Zephaniah 1:7 states that The Lord has prepared a sacrifice. The Lord has prepared a sacrifice; not sacrifices. It is a singular sacrifice prepared by the LORD (Yahweh); Jesus Christ is the first (alpha) and final (omega) sacrifice acceptable and pleasing to God. (Hebrews 10:1-18)
Zephaniah 2:3 counsels that we ought to seek God, seek righteousness, and seek meekness and we shall be hid in the day of the LORD’s anger.
When we seek and believe in Jesus Christ, the righteousness of God, we no longer have to hide ourselves from God, because his sacrificial blood hides our sins from Him. Jesus hides the anger of God on us.
In Zephaniah, Jesus is THE SACRIFICE prepared by God, who hides us from the wrath of God.
Zephaniah 1:7 (KJV)
7 Hold thy peace at the presence of the Lord GOD: for the day of the LORD is at hand: for the LORD hath prepared a sacrifice, he hath bid his guests.
Zephaniah 2:3 (KJV)
3 Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD’s anger.
Filed under: Christian, Jesus in the O.T. Tagged: | Acceptable sacrifice, First and Final Sacrifice, God's wrath is hidden, Jesus in the Old Testament, Jesus the sacrifice of God, Tsephan-yah, What do we need to seek? The anger of God, Zephaniah means the LORD hides