8/21/2005 ~ Go Home Amos!
At some point God's longsuffering runs out and His vengence plays out.
... Yet you have not returned to Me," Says the LORD. ~ Amos 4:11
"... And make the poor of the land fail." ~ Amos 8:1-4
└─> These people were spiritually desolate.
... "Surely I will never forget any of their works. ..." ~ Amos 8:5-8
They had no time for God. <─┘
Amos comes from Southeast of Jerusalem.
... And the sanctuaries of Israel shall be laid waste. ... ~ Amos 7:7-9
... "Go you seer! Flee to the land of Judah. ..." ~ Amos 7:10-13
└─> How dare you come here!
... "I was no prophet, Nor was I a son of a prophet, ..." ~ Amos 7:14-17
└─> Amos did not ask to do this.
It was a message anchored in eternity.
They were not interested in Amos.
~ Amos was a Judeian in Israel.
More importantly, they were not interested in God's word;
His eternal truth.
"... Falsifying the scales by deceit, ..." ~ Amos 8:5
More interested in making money than God. <─┘
Does GOD cause interference in your life?
= You don't hear the message if you reject the messenger.
... stand fast and hold the traditions which you were taught, ...
~ 2nd Thessalonians 2:15-17
→ The Bible is God's message to us.
... "Behold, a sower went out to sow. ..."~ Matthew 13:3-9
The people of Israel rejected Amos.
"And how is it that we hear, each in our own language ... ~ Acts 2:8-12
└─> God wants us all, the panorama of man.
His message is simple:
Repent, turn to God and be baptized.
Jesus arose from the dead in everlasting glory to show that
God's truth does not go away.
~ Set your heart right with God.
"... Prepare to meet your God O Israel!" ~ Amos 4:12
→ Prepare to meet your God.
L♥ve the truth which can give you everlasting life.
Let us be prepared and
Help each other get to heaven.
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