Obadiah vv 17-21

17But in Mount Zion there shall be those who escape, and it shall be holy, and the house of Jacob shall possess their own possessions. 18The house of Jacob shall be a fire, and the house of Joseph a flame, and the house of Esau stubble; they shall burn them and consume them, and there shall be no survivor for the house of Esau, for the LORD has spoken. 19Those of the Negeb shall possess Mount Esau, and those of the Shephelah shall possess the land of the Philistines; they shall possess the land of Ephraim and the land of Samaria, and Benjamin shall possess Gilead. 20The exiles of this host of the people of Israel shall possess the land of the Canaanites as far as Zarephath, and the exiles of Jerusalem who are in Sepharad shall possess the cities of the Negeb. 21Saviors shall go up to Mount Zion to rule Mount Esau, and the kingdom shall be the LORD’s. (ESV)

Characteristics of the world that Obadiah envisions:

1. A Zion World – God’s kingdom.

2. A place of deliverance, freedom, escape and survival.

3. A place of holiness.

4. A place of inheritance.

5. A place of judgement fire.

6. A place where there will be deliverers.

7. A place of righteous rule.