AMOS FOR TODAY
Chapters 7 to 9
The plumbline is upon Israel, the straight edge, the
recognizing of wrong, of sin, will not be winked at; God will not
pass by with a blind eye any more; the time for judgment and
punishment will come; Israel will be laid waste, the sword will
come upon all the land of Israel.
Yes, this section was written as the historical events of
the days of Amos, Jeroboam the king was to die. Amos is told to
"get lost" - get back to Judah and give prophecy there but not in
Amos replies that he was going about his work as a herdsman
and gatherer of sycamore fruit; it was the Lord who called him
and told him to go and give warning prophecy to Israel. Amos
continued his reply by telling them that the SWORD of death and
destruction would come on them. The people of Israel would go
into captivity into another land.
And we know of course that it DID HAPPEN. We have seen also
in Jeremiah 30 that these things will HAPPEN AGAIN, AT THE END
God once more tells us that He will not pass by with closed
eyes. The summer fruit is over, the day of reckoning is at hand
for Israel. The songs in the temples of Israel, the religious
institutions, will be songs of HOWLING; for dead people will be
everywhere, there will be silence in Israel (verses 1-2).
Judgment against Deceitful Merchants
"Hear this, O you that swallow up the needy, even to make the
poor of the land to fail" (verse 4).
What have we seen in September 2008? We have seen the greedy
"I'll get my riches" investor bankers of Wall Street CRASH as
their sinful ways FAILED, and the average "fellow on the street"
is also made to fail. Then the most un-popular President since
Richard Nixon, George Bush, wants the average citizen to bail out
the filthy-rich elite of Wall Street. It is a DOUBLE WHAMY for
the average USA citizen. Those investors had the attitude of
"When will the new month day be gone, that we may sell corn? And
the Sabbath, that we may set forth wheat, making the ephah small,
and the shekel great, and FALSIFYING the balance sheet by
DECEIT!" (verses 5).
It is the attitude of "To hell with you and everything, do
not stop for this day or that day, work at the deception all the
time. I will do anything to make myself rich." Have you seen the
various number of mansions these people have here and there, as
it was shown on the TV news programs. And there was all the
extremely expensive "parties" these guys put on to help falsify
the balance sheets. At the moment there is no talk about making
these fellows PAY BACK MILLIONS, or making them sell their huge
expensive homes, cars, boats etc.
It was the attitude of "We may buy the poor for silver, and
the needy for a pair of shoes; Yes, sell the refuse of the wheat!"
Time may pass, the USA may BAIL these guys out, maybe it
will take a TRILLION dollars of tax money to stay off even more
failure. Maybe the USA will get out of this MESS from the deceit
and serious mistakes of white collar bankers ... maybe it will
all be history one day, but God says "I have SWORN by the
excellency of Jacob, Surely I will NEVER FORGET ANY OF THEIR
WORKS" (verse 7).
For this "falsifying the balanced by deceit" and all the
other iniquities of Israel, God says, "Shall not the land TREMBLE
for this, and every one MOURN that dwells therein; and it shall
rise up wholly as a flood; and it shall be cast out and drowned,
as by the flood of Egypt" (verse 8).
As sure as the rising of the sun, the day of punishment is
coming on Israel for their totality of sins.
The Day of Mourning for Spiritual Famine
Today we have the great blessing of FREEDOM to study the
Word of God. You can open your Bible in the lands of Israel any
time, at your discretion and study the words of God. You can
listen to the radio, watch and listen to TV, and all the
religious programs you like. You can get on the Internet and open
up this Website and study the word of the Lord to your hearts
But it is not always going to be this way!!
There is coming a time when the sun will go down at noon,
and God will darken the earth in the clear day. The day is coming
when the Feasts of Israel, all the ones that give you joy, shall
be held with MOURNING; your songs will be songs of LAMENTATION;
sackcloth will be the garment to wear, and baldness upon every
head; it will be as the mourning of an only son who dies, and the
day will be as bitterness.
A FAMINE IS COMING! Not a famine of bread to eat, nor of
thirst for water, BUT A HEARING THE WORDS OF THE LORD! (verse 9-
THE TIME WILL COME WHEN THIS WEBSITE WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE
TO YOU! WHEN OTHER WEBSITES OF MY CO-WORKERS WILL NOT BE
AVAILABLE TO YOU! THE TRUTHS OF THE BIBLE WILL NOT BE PROCLAIMED TO
YOU AS THEY CAN BE TODAY!
IF GOD IS GIVING YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO STUDY FROM THIS
WEBSITE YOU BETTER USE THE TIME YOU ARE GIVEN NOW, FOR THE DAY
COMES WHEN AN OPEN, STRAIGHT TALKING AND INDEPTH WEBSITE LIKE
THIS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED. THE LAST END TIME BEAST POWER, THE
BABYLON MYSTERY RELIGION CHURCH, WILL THROW THIS AND SIMILAR
WEBSITES TO THE DUST. IT WILL BE GONE, THERE WILL COME A TIME,
RELATIVELY SHORT YES, BUT A TIME NEVER-THE-LESS OF NOT HEARING THE
TRUE WORDS OF THE LORD.
FOR THE TIME WILL COME WHEN "they (the people of Israel [and
Judah]) shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to
the east, they shall run to and fro to SEEK the WORD of the
Lord, AND SHALL NOT FIND IT!!" (verse 12).
The young virgin ladies and men shall faint for thirst -
spiritual thirst for sure. All who put their trust in the false
religions of Samaria Israel shall FALL in that day (verse 13,14).
It will be the time of Jacob's Trouble as Jeremiah put it in
his prophecy (Jer.30:7-9). The time of great tribulation on earth
as never the like before nor ever will be again (see Daniel 12:1-
Vision of God Destroying the Religious Idolaters
The vision that Amos sees is towards all the false religion
in Israel. The words are chilling to say the least. When it is
time to punish the house of Israel (which is most of the Western
world) the individuals that have not come under the Babylon
Mystery religion of the European Beast power will suffer in no
uncertain way; as the book of Revelation shows, if you have not
taken the "mark" of the Beast you will be hunted down and killed
as also shown in this passage of Amos. For many there will be no
escape, fleeing will not save you, going down into the ground,
climbing the hills to heaven, out or under the sea; all a
figurative way of saying ...."And though they go into captivity
before their enemies, thence will I command the sword, and it
shall slay them: and I will set mine eyes upon them for evil, and
not for good" (verses 1-4).
As the 12th chapter of Revelation shows, there will be SOME
from the very TRUE Church of God, that will find protection in
the WILDERNESS. Satan and his Babylon Beast will try to find
them, but God will use the natural elements like the earth-quake
to defend and protect the saints in the wilderness.
The "rapture" of these saints to heaven (as a good portion
of fundamental Christianity teaches) is a FALSE doctrine. But
Revelation 12 does teach that SOME true Christians will be
PROTECTED on this earth in the WILDERNESS.
There are studies on this Website explaining all this.
God is the CREATOR, it is He who has power over the forces
of nature (verses 5-7).
His eyes are on the SINFUL kingdom, and He will destroy it
off the earth, but in so saying, He also adds He will NOT UTTERLY
destroy the house of Jacob (verse 8).
"For lo, I will command, and I will sift the house of Israel
among the nations, like as corn is sifted in a sieve, yet shall
not the least grain fall upon the earth. All the sinners of my
people shall die by the sword, which say, 'The evil shall not
overtake nor prevent us'" (verses 9-10).
It is an attitude of UN-REPENTANCE! As we have seen only ONE
in TEN shall live. Those left shall not be lost or fall to the
ground. During the Great Tribulation those Israelites left alive
will start to REPENT! They will see why they have been destroyed
and punished with death and sorrow. They will begin to turn back
to their God in spirit and in truth. By the time we get to the
"day of the Lord" 12 THOUSAND from each tribe of Israel will have
God's Spirit in them (Revelation 7) except the tribe of Dan - and
I do not know why Dan is not included, we are not told.
Then the time will come when God will raise up the
tabernacle of David that is fallen, the breaches will be closed
up; Israel will begin to rise from ruin, for Jesus the Messiah,
as we have seen in so many prophecies already, will COME, and
will GATHER the scattered children of Israel and Judah from the
lands of their enemies and bring them back to the Holy Land. True
religion - the tabernacle of David (as it is written - the man
after God's own heart) will be RESTORED to Israel, as Christ and
the resurrected saints with Him come to Jerusalem, to dwell in
As we have seen, and as we will in the book of Obadiah,
Israel will possess Edom (Turkey) - deal out punishment on them
as the Israelites march back from Europe and enter Turkey on
their way to the Holy Land (verse 12).
It is the time for the NEW AGE to begin! The Kingdom of God
is on earth. So the Lord says:
"Behold, the days come, says the Lord, that the plowman shall
overtake the reaper, and the treader of grapes him that soweth
seed; and the mountains shall drop sweet wine, and the hills
And I will BRING AGAIN the captivity of my people of Israel, and
they shall build the waste cities, and inhabit them; and they
shall plant vineyards, and drink the wine thereof; they shall
also make gardens, and eat the fruit of them.
And I will plant them upon their land, and they shall NO MORE be
pulled up out of their land which I have given them, says the
Lord thy God" (verses 13-15).
This could NOT be a prophecy for the Israel or Judah of
Amos's day, and Judah's return from Babylon after their 70 year
captivity, FOR THE JEWS WERE AGAIN REMOVED FROM THE HOLY LAND
under the Roman Empire. They did not become a nation again in the
Holy Land until 1948 A.D.
The whole CONTEXT and the whole messages in all the other
prophetic books of the Old Testament, that we are going through,
even THEIR CONTEXTS, prove the verses here in Amos, ARE FOR THE
VERY TIME OF THE END AND THE SETTING UP OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD ON
EARTH, WHEN JESUS WILL RETURN AND DELIVER ISRAEL AND JUDAH OUT OF
CAPTIVITY AND PLANT THEM BACK IN THE HOLY LAND, WHERE THEY WILL
BE PROSPEROUS AND ALL OF THEM WILL HAVE THE SPIRIT OF GOD, AND
WILL FINALLY BE A LIGHT TO THE WORLD, AS WAS ORIGINALLY INTENDED
BY THE LORD (Deuteronomy 4).
GOD SPEED THAT DAY!!!
Entered on this Website September 2008