Amos For Today
Chapters 1 - 6
Amos gave his prophecy about the time of 760 B.C. He was
from the southern kingdom of Judah. He was a shepherd. He was
shocked at the moral decline in the kingdom to the north -
Amos starts where Joel left off. God will ROAR FROM ZION AND
UTTER HIS VOICE FROM JERUSALEM. Amos gives prophecies of
punishment to Damascus, Gaza and Tyrus, Edom and Ammon.
We have covered those prophecies in the three so-called
major prophetic books of Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel. The
obvious reading here is a context for the THEN PRESENT in the
days of the time of Amos. But as with a lot of prophecy to
nations, it has an application in the end times.
The prophecy against Moab or the Jordan area people is given
in verses 12-3. We have covered this in the three major prophet
Now Amos turns to prophecy against Judah and in the MAIN
against the house of Israel. Judah has forsaken God and they have
despised the LAW of the Lord; they have NOT kept His
commandments; their lies cause them to err. A fire will come
upon them. Let me state it once more, the Jews in the main, and
especially those in the Holy Land are a SECULAR people, only a
SMALL minority of them are at all religious, and they are
religious to the Old Testament, as the vast majority of them DO
NOT accept Christ Jesus as the Messiah If you are watching the
TV news you will see the corruptions of government that ever seem
to plague the state of Israel. The troubles, the war, the
fighting "fire" as Amos calls it is ever present with the Jews in
the Holy Land.
Prophecy to Israel
Israel, you peoples of North-West Europe, the British
nations, and the United States of America; you have sold the
righteous for silver, and the poor for a pair of shoes. In other
words the righteousness of God is of little value to you. You
have cast the Lord out of your daily living, your wickedness,
crime, evil, corruptions in high places, and your immorality (as
like a father and son going into the same young lady the way Amos
put it) is all too common. Your sexual immorality is beyond words
to describe it, it is so common a place.
God relates how he destroyed the Amorites who were as tall
as the height of cedars and strong like an oak tree. The Lord is
saying that Israel better not look to any of its might or power
of war machines, for to God they are as nothing. It is HE who is
the GIANT, and He can destroy whoever He wills.
The Eternal wants you to remember it was He that brought
your fathers up out of the land of Egypt, and gave you the right
wholesome laws. You on the other hand told your children and
everyone, "Oh, do not speak God's word to us, do not tell us what
He is saying or going to do." God is heavily burdened by your
sins, hence He has determine that the flight will perish from the
swift, the strong will not strengthen his force, nor the mighty
deliver themselves. Those that handle the war machines will not
stand or deliver themselves. The day will come when those who
claim to be courageous among the mighty will run away naked
HEAR THIS God says to the whole family of Israel that came
up out of Egypt. It is you only that God chose of all the
families of the earth. You shall suffer for your sins. God says
it was I and you, but can two walk together unless they agree.
Israel you walk no more in the pathway of the Lord; the Lord
walks on a different road than you do. It is not possible to walk
If the trumpet is blown in the city, if the war bell sounds,
shall not the people be afraid? You bet they will be! So it shall
be. Shall destruction come upon your cities and it is not the
Lord who has done it?
As for the natural disasters that come on your towns and
cities, as you have been experiencing in the last number of
years, it may well be coming directly from God; certainly the
Lord is ALLOWING it to come on you, but you will still not TURN
to Him in humble repentance.
"SURELY THE LORD GOD WILL DO NOTHING, BUT HE REVEALS HIS SECRETS
UNTO HIS SERVANTS THE PROPHETS!!" (verses 6-7).
THIS WEBSITE IN PART IS DEVOTED TO BLOWING THE TRUMPET, TO
BEING A WATCHMAN TO THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL AND JUDAH. WHETHER YOU
WILL LISTEN OR NOT, YOU ARE BEING TOLD WHAT WILL COME UPON YOU
FOR YOUR INIQUITIES AND SINS!
God says you know NOT to do the RIGHT, YOU STORE UP VIOLENCE,
so violence will come on you. An enemy is coming to take your
strength and destroy your cities. When God comes to visit your
transgressions with punishment the false religions of Baal will
be dashed to the ground. All the winter houses and summer houses
that are rich with physical wealth will be wiped away. There will
be no more the hugely rich mansions of film-stars and the rich
elite of your nations. They like all will be dashed to pieces.
The days will come, the time will arrive when God will take
you away like with hooks and your prosperity with fishhooks.
Already God has given you cleanness of teeth in many of your
cities, troubles and disasters have come, but you still will NOT
return to the Lord your God. At times the rain has been held back
from you, it rained on one town and not on another, drought was
here and there. Some cities had to have help from other cities,
but still you have NOT returned to your God.
The Eternal has smitten you with blasting and mildew, the
various insects have eaten your crops, and your harvests have
suffered, BUT STILL YOU WILL NOT TURN TO YOUR GOD.
THE ALMIGHTY HAS SENT AMONG YOU THE PLAGUE AND THE
PESTILENCE, YOU HAVE DECEASES YOU CANNOT HEAL. THE ETERNAL HAS
ALLOWED YOUR YOUNG PEOPLE TO BE STAIN BY THE SWORD, AND YOU ARE
FACING WARS THAT YOU CANNOT WIN. THERE IS DEATH AND STINK IN YOUR
NOSTRILS, BUT YOU STILL WILL NOT TURN TO SERVE YOUR GOD IN SPIRIT
AND IN TRUTH!!
THE LORD SAYS HE HAS OVERTHROWN SOME OF YOUR TOWNS AND
CITIES AS HE OVERTHREW SODOM AND GOMORAH - COMPLETELY WIPED OFF
THE FACE OF THE EARTH ..... BUT YOU ***STILL*** HAVE NOT TURNED
"THEREFORE THUS I WILL DO UNTO YOU, O ISRAEL: AND BECAUSE I WILL
CONTINUE TO DO IT TO YOU, THEN YOU HAD BETTER BE PREPARED TO MEET
YOUR GOD!!" (verses 1-12).
Who is it that you are dealing with Israel? Have you
forgotten? Are you so blinded you do not understand WHY this is
happening and WHO is sending and allowing all this disaster to
LISTEN! This is He who you are contending with!
"For, lo, He that FORMS THE MOUNTAINS AND CREATED THE WIND, and
declares unto man what is his thoughts, that MAKETH THE MORNING
DARKNESS, and treadeth upon the high places of the earth, THE
LORD, THE GOD OF HOSTS IS HIS NAME!" (verse 13).
The Eternal God of CREATION controls all. I do not know
which of the natural disasters come DIRECTLY from God, BUT SOME
OF THEM DO! And certainly the others that have bombarded you have
been ALLOWED of God. He has many times WITHHELD HIS PROTECTIVE
HAND FROM YOU, BUT YOUR STIFF NECK WILL NOT ALLOW YOU TO HUMBLY
REPENT AND TURN AWAY FROM YOUR SINS.
HEAR this from the Lord O house of Israel. The city that
went out by a THOUSAND shall leave but a HUNDRED, and that which
went forth by a HUNDRED shall leave but TEN!
God calls out to you to SEEK Him and LIVE! If not He will
then break out on you as like fire. You need to SEEK HIM who
rules the physical creation and the whole universe.
What else does your Lord have against you Israel? You HATE
those who REBUKE you; you ABHOR him that speaks UPRIGHTLY to you,
that tells it like it is, who names your sins and lays the cards
on the table. You have your plans to increase and increase and
build and build, plant and plant. But your sins, the sins of the
rich over the poor (as we have seen in the Wall Street crash of
September 2008) .... you know them, and so you had better be
prudent and KEEP SILENT, FOR THE EVIL TIME FOR YOU IS GOING TO
Once more God cries out to you to SEEK GOOD, and not evil,
that you may LIVE! You need to HATE evil, and LOVE the good, and
establish true JUDGMENT in your gates. Then if you do, the Lord
may be gracious unto you. As we have seen in Ezekiel if the
sinner turns from his sins and does righteousness, he shall LIVE
IN HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS, HE SHALL NOT DIE!
Sadly your turning back to the pathway of the Lord will not
come about. Therefore you WILL WAIL in the streets, on the
highways, in the fields, when the Lord passes through your lands
to punish you.
WOE to those who desire the DAY OF THE LORD. Yes many want
to see Christ back on earth, but they do not stop and think, or
are taught false doctrines like the "rapture" - they do not
realize that BEFORE Christ can come back, there is to be the DAY
OF THE LORD. And that day is DARKNESS, and NOT light. We have
seen this in the book of Joel. It will be a day as when a man
flees from a lion, and a bear meets him .... just NO WAY OUT OF
THE KILLING AND THE BLOOD!
The DAY OF THE LORD will indeed be DARKNESS! (verses 1-20).
Religious Abominations of Israel
God says He HATES your religious festivals and the days you
have chosen. He will not be a part of them. He IS NOT a part of
them. He will NOT ACCEPT the sound of your religious songs and
the nicety-nice spiritual music you play. You can do the outward
practices of religion, your calling on His name, your prayers,
your spiritual sounding talk and sermons and all of it, BUT HE
WILL NOT ACCEPT IT, HE IS NOT A PART OF IT, YOU HOLD TO THE
TRADITIONS OF MEN WHILE IGNORING THE COMMANDMENTS OF GOD. As
Jesus said in the Gospels IT IS ALL IN VAIN DO YOU WORSHIP GOD!!
The Lord is NOT A PART of your FALSE religion and FALSE
festivals, such as SUNDAY, EASTER, CHRISTMAS, THANKSGIVING DAY,
NEW YEAR, HALLOWEEN, and many more that this or that church
organization traditionally hold. They are indeed traditions of
men and do not come from the truth of the Bible.
You will NOT TURN in truth to the Lord Almighty so you will
in His good time go into captivity for all your abominations and
sins (verses 21-27).
WOE to those in Zion and who put their trust in Israel
Samaria. The Jews of the Holy Land do indeed put trust in the
nations of Britain and the United States. There will be no
lasting security in such a close connection of loyalty.
YOU PUT AWAY FROM YOURSELVES THE IDEA OR THE THOUGHT THAT
EVIL WILL COME UPON YOU, AND THAT VIOLENT DESTRUCTION CAN BE YOUR
REWARD. YOU LIE UPON BEDS OF IVORY, YOU EAT AND BE MERRY, YOU
WALLOW IN YOUR PHYSICAL RICHES, YOU DRINK YOUR WINE, YOU DRESS
YOURSELVES IN FINE LINEN AND OILS AND JEWELS. BUT YOU ARE ***NOT
GRIEVED***FOR THE BREACH (margin) OF ISRAEL. YOU DO NOT LOOK AT
YOUR SINS AND WICKEDNESS.
THE LORD SAYS HE ***ABHORS*** THE EXCELLENCY OF JACOB, HE
HATES YOUR PALACES OF WEALTH. HE WILL DELIVER IT ALL UP TO
DESTRUCTION. ALL SMALL OR GREAT WILL FIND DEATH, FEW WILL BE
GOD WILL RAISE UP A NATION TO COME AGAINST ISRAEL, THEY WILL
AFFLICT YOU, THERE WILL BE NO ESCAPE! (verses 1-14).
We have seen that it will be the nation Empire of Germany
Europe, the last Holy Roman Empire to rise in Europe. Nay it is
already there in Europe. It just needs more time to FORM AND
BUILD, which it will. When God is ready, when He says this age
must come to a close, that Jesus must be sent back to bring the
Kingdom of God to earth, then all the end time prophecies will
come to pass. And the DESTRUCTION of Britain/America by the Beast
power of Europe is the beginning of the Great Tribulation on this
earth. Then the DAY OF THE LORD and finally the RETURN of Christ
To be continued