A FAMINE OF THE WORD
by Holly Mills
"Behold the days come saith the Lord God, that I will send a
famine in the land, not a famine of bread nor a thirst for water,
but of hearing the words of the LORD." (Amos 8:11)
The world today needs the Word of God. Our world is in a
total state of chaos, full of violence, hunger, greed, despair,
and apathy. We have given up the true word of God and are
suffering the consequences. We live in a cynical world that has
no reverence toward a Higher Power. A world that says "we shall
not have this man to reign over us."
Where is our faith, the true faith of our fathers? "Know ye
therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children
of Abraham. And the scripture, forseeing that God would justify
the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto
Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed" (Gal.3:
7-8). We are to be blessed through our faith in the God of our
father, Abraham, but we have forgotten our faith in God. We have
lost our vision. We have lost our hope. We have lost our future.
Without God, the God of our forefathers, and the Bible that he
gave us, there is no future.
There is indeed a famine of the Word of God. He is not heard
in our schools, our Courts, our Governments and sadly, to a large
degree, not even in our churches. Our children have lost their
virtue, their innocence, and their hope. Today it seems that what
used to be called good is now bad, and what used to be called bad
is now good. What a confusing world we have given to our
children. Most people today have no discipline or patience. We
react to any situation that doesn't please us with anger and
violence, i.e., road rage, fathers fighting at hockey games,
people rioting in the streets because of cancelled concerts or
some other function. Any prayers that may be given at public
events are now so general we have no idea to which god we are
praying. I believe that most people today do not even know the
words to the Lord's Prayer.
Still, there is hope. For these things are just further
signs that we are living in the last days, the days immediately
before our LORD's return. I love the words from Psalm 96:10 "Be
still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the
heathen, I will be exalted in the earth." To those of us who know
God's word we must be still and listen to the "still small voice"
that guides us. I listen almost daily to a lovely song by Twila
Paris called "I Will Listen". One of the verses in the song is,
"This is the faith, patience to wait when there is nothing clear.
Nothing to see, still we believe Jesus is very near. I cannot
imagine what will come, but I've already made my choice, this is
where I stand until he moves me on, and I will listen to His
voice." It is so inspiring!
God is about to deal with all that is wrong in this world.
We have his assurance of this, "But there were false prophets
also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers
among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even
denying the Lard that bought them, and bring upon themselves
swift destruction" (2 Peter 2:1). We can see that the whole world
is moaning and groaning for release from all that is happening to
it. We must pray for this world and our Israel nations to repent
soon as the time is short and we must turn back to the God of our
fathers and his Word soon as to escape all that is about to
happen on the earth just before the return of our Lord Jesus.
"He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is
filthy, let him be filthy still. and he that is righteous, let
him be righteous still' and he that is holy jet him be holy
still. And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to
give every man according as his work shall be" (Rev. 22:11.12).
That day is coming very soon and we must pray that many will
be awakened to their identity and their salvation in Jesus Christ
our Lord and his coming Kingdom on this earth. Amen.
From the October 2010 "Thy Kingdom Come" - a publication of The
Association of the Covenant People, Burnaby, B.C. Canada.
One day there will literally come a time when the true word of
God will be silenced, only the Two Witnesses in Jerusalem will be
proclaiming the true words of God in power and might to the
world, as Revelation 11 tells us.
Even now, with the Internet and Youtube, though there be MUCH
talk and preaching about the Bible, there is a somewhat famine of
the true words of God. It is certainly not as it will be at the
end of this age, so now we rejoice in the fact that the true
words of God are going forth to the world via the media of the
Internet and Youtube, from those who are the true servants of the
So make hay while the sun shines as the saying goes. You who are
being called and chosen today still have the free benefit of
God's words, and the truths contained in the Bible, as expounded
by the Lord's church, for He said He would build His church and
the gates of hell (death) would never prevail against it.