He must remain in heaven1 until the time comes for God to restore everything,2 as he promised long ago through his holy prophets.3
For Moses said, 'The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own people; you must listen to everything he tells you.4
Anyone who does not listen to him will be completely cut off from among his people.'5
"Indeed, all the prophets6 from Samuel on, as many as have spoken, have foretold these days.
And you are heirs7 of the prophets and of the covenant8 God made with your fathers. He said to Abraham, 'Through your offspring all peoples on earth will be blessed.'9
When God raised up10 his servant, he sent him first11 to you to bless you by turning each of you from your wicked ways."
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