Obadiah 1: 3
The pride of thine heart deceive thee, thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation is high; that saith in his heart, Who shall bring me down to the ground?
This is a prophecy against the Edomites/ Nabateans a tribe that had caused Israel much trouble from the very beginning. They were direct descendants of Esau the older brother of Jacob/Israel.
When the Hebrews left Egypt the Edomites refused passage to Moses and through-out history they assisted other countries in attacking and plundering Israel. After their deployments they would return to their capital city Petra.
Petra is a city carved out of rock capable of holding thousands of people. Many believe that in the book of Revelations at the battle of Armageddon the Jewish will flee to Petra for their safety.
In the 1940’s Evangelist W.E. Blackstone printed bibles (in Hebrew) and buried them in Petra for the Jewish people when this time comes. He invested $8000.00 that equates to more than $140,000.00 dollars today! He did this before Israel even became a nation! He called himself 'God's little errand boy.'
By the way he is also considered the father of Christian Zionism and paved the way for the nation of Israel with his Petition called the Blackstone Memorial (1891.) The Petition is said to be the influential document that generated the historical Balfour Act, which re-created the Nation of Israel.
King Herod who was called 'The King of The Jews' was a descendent of the Nabateans and is known for his great architectural works, he is also known for the crucifixion of Christ.
Whose works will stand longer? Herod’s or Blackstone’s? One man crucified a King, the other man built the nation for the coming King.
Build your Faith in Jesus, you can’t go wrong.
He is: Tsur -Yisrael
Rock of Israel