The American Wisdom Series

Pamphlet #1346
Amos chapter 6

In chapter 5 we saw how much our Father despises the hypocrisy and idolatry of those who sing praises to Him and give their tithes and offerings to their churches while they ignore His Word, the perfect law of liberty, and allow injustice and perversity to ring throughout our land, even if they do so in ignorance! I mean, it is not like there is a shortage of Bibles in our land, right? We are to hold our leaders, whether they be preachers, teachers, or politicians, accountable for their actions and what they say and/or teach.

Therefore in chapter 5, verse 18, of the Book of Amos, He gave churchgoers a "Woe" of warning and said in verse 24 that it is "judgment" running down from the high places of the land as a torrent of waters and it is "righteousness" flowing as a mighty river that is "music to His ears". You see, church does not impress Him at all, especially when so very little of His Word is taught there. He makes it very clear that He wants us to love Him and to Seek Him, through His Word, not Beth-el (church).

The Lord is now going to sound another "Woe" of warning through the herdman, Amos, to the leaders of our people in chapter six. That's right, these two "Woes" in Amos are given as warnings of His wrath to come and God help those who are on the receiving end of the cup of His indignation when He pours it out upon the ungodly in the very near future. And as we shall see, the first to be "Walloped by the Woes" are the leaders of our people, both religious and civil, i.e. the priests and preachers followed by the lawmakers, judges, etc., for they are those to whom our people come for righteous decrees, for judgment and justice. Unfortunately the injustice in our land has gone so far that now all too many of our people also look to them for their security through entitlement programs such as health care and social security and education and other system benefits all designed to allow the government to be the big brother provider of their security, i.e. to take care of them!

Amos 6:1
Woe to them that are at ease in Zion, and trust in the mountain of Samaria, which are named chief of the nations, to whom the house of Israel came!
When our Father says "woe" to someone they had better watch out. The scripture declares that if "God be for us", i.e. He is on our side, then "who can be against us?" However, the reverse of that is also true. If God is against you, Woe baby, who can be for you, i.e. to whom can you turn for help? Answer: NO ONE! You must reconcile with Him!

One thing should be obvious and self evident when you look at the religious and political leaders of our people, i.e. the men and women "which are named chief", to whom our people look for "judgment and justice" (see the structure on chapter 6 and the note on verse 1 in the Companion Bible). Many of them have become a bunch of arrogant, self serving hypocrites who have set themselves up to enjoy the "good life" at the expense of their own people by supplying themselves with "pork barrels of perks" while at the same time exempting themselves from many of the laws and ordinances which they have prescribed for Joe Citizen. In fact, you will find this same Woe in the Book of Isaiah:

Isaiah 10:1
Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness which they have prescribed;
You lawmakers on Capital Hill prescribe and write much grievousness for our people. But be forewarned: While you "are at ease" now, you are also prescribing your own future grievousness which shall fall upon your self-serving heads, for it is written that you shall reap what you sow at the time of harvest. Hint: Go visit a winepress and get a clue!
[2] To turn aside the needy from judgment, and to take away the right from the poor of my people, that widows may be their prey, and that they may rob the fatherless!
Yep, that describes many of them!
[3] And what will ye do in the day of visitation, and in the desolation which shall come from far? to whom will ye flee for help? and where will ye leave your glory?
To whom are you going to turn? We learned in the last chapter that "There is no Escape" and there is none other than the Lord thy GOD who can save your wretched dry bones! You better get your act together and listen (Hear ye) and take heed to the words of the holy prophets.

Let's return to Amos:
Amos 6:2
Pass ye unto Calneh, and see; and from thence go ye to Hamath the great: then go down to Gath of the Philistines: be they better than these kingdoms? or their border greater than your border?
Calneh means "Fortress of Anu" and Hamath, which we shall discuss later in this study, was located on the northern border. Of course Gath, which means "winepress", was the native place of the giant named Goliath. These were once powerful surrounding countries which were militant and oppressive to their people and they were eventually all overthrown. The point is, you guys better get your heads out of the sand and do a little looking around at neighboring countries, even those who now make up the beast of the New World Order. You see, you will not find a nation more blessed with natural resources and riches than this one nation under God, this land of the free and the home of the brave which He endowed with wave after wave of golden grain and purple mountains majesty. So the question is: "Are we now to rely on our own strength, apart from God, and thus become as other nations, even overthrown?" Haven't you read how our forefathers forsook His Word and look what happened to them? They were taken captive and scattered among the heathen.
[3] Ye that put far away the evil day, and cause the seat of violence to come near;
You have caused injustice to overtake our people. You men (and women) of stature who occupy the seats in the assemblies of our people, who trash that which is right and believe in your own greatness and you own ability to determine right and wrong and what is best for other people, you do not believe, nor do you even care to know, that calamity is about to befall our people. Worse yet, you are the ones responsible for bringing that evil day upon our people, and that at a rapid pace. That's right, you hasten the day of vengeance for His wrath is kindled by your injustice and your idolatry and your disgusting arrogance. You will soon find out who the Lord God is and who is charge when Jesus Christ comes to the Valley of Jehoshaphat (judgment) to put an end to your corruption. It shall happen as it is written. Woe unto you!
Amos 6:4
That lie upon beds of ivory, and stretch themselves upon their couches, and eat the lambs out of the flock, and the calves out of the midst of the stall;
You live luxuriously off the "fat of the land", even off the lost sheep of the house of Israel whose wool you shear at every opportunity.
[5] That chant to the sound of the viol, and invent to themselves instruments of musick, like David;
All one needs to do is to look up the words in this verse using a Strong's Concordance, i.e. do a little word study, and you will have absolutely no difficulty understanding what the Lord is saying through Amos. Quite simply, they spew forth a bunch of hot air and fabricate devices,"songs and dances" we say, while pretending that they are like David, i.e. that they care for the flock. The difference is that David fought the lion and the bear, and he stood against the giant in the name of the God of Israel, but not these guys! They invite the prey themselves into the sheepfold to partake of the feast... ummm, "lamb chops".
[6] That drink wine in bowls, and anoint themselves with the chief ointments: but they are not grieved for the affliction of Joseph.
They have bowlfuls of wine, i.e. plenty for themselves, nothing but the best!  Yet they do not grieve over the plight of our nation, over the affliction of our economic captivity, and the social pestilences, and the spiritual famine, etc. No, these fat-cats are part of the problem not the solution. They just go on living the good life at the expense of our people. WOE!

Of course our Biblically illiterate people, anesthetized with the traditions of men instead of awake and alive with His Word, let them get away with it. 

We had better start paying attention to the words spoken of by the holy prophets, like the herdman Amos. 

The apostle Peter reminds us to do just that:

2 Peter 3:1
This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance:
This is important to keep in mind!
[2] That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour:
Better listen to what old Amos has to say, right?
[3] Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
Scoffers only pretend to have your best interest at heart but they do not! They are concerned with their own self interests.
[4] And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.
No, the sand is running out of the hour glass and our Father shall bring this flesh age to a close real soon!
Next we learn what shall happen to those "chief men and women" who are at ease:
Amos 6:7
Therefore now shall they go captive with the first that go captive, and the banquet of them that stretched themselves shall be removed.
They are goin' down first! The big party is soon over! Your "bowlfuls of wine" shall soon turn to bitterness in your mouths.
[8] The Lord GOD hath sworn by himself, saith the LORD the God of hosts, I abhor the excellency of Jacob, and hate his palaces: therefore will I deliver up the city with all that is therein.
Palaces are citadels. God abhors the false glory, the false security put forth, and the pompousness of our leaders (not all, but far too many).
[9] And it shall come to pass, if there remain ten men in one house, that they shall die.
Remember this is addressed to those fat-cats who live in winter houses and summer houses. They shall be spiritually slaughtered by His "fire". God is a consuming fire. (Heb. 12:29)
[10] And a man's uncle shall take him up, and he that burneth him, to bring out the bones out of the house, and shall say unto him that is by the sides of the house, Is there yet any with thee? and he shall say, No. Then shall he say, Hold thy tongue: for we may not make mention of the name of the LORD.
They are all bunch of spiritually dead dry bones (Ezek. 37). What does it mean "Hold your tongue: for we may not make mention of the name of the LORD?"
Well, when is the last time you heard one of our statesmen stand up and invoke the name of God on the floor of the House or the floor of the Senate and remind those "writers of grievousness" of the words of Thomas Jefferson in our Declaration of Independence (from oppression), that there is a Higher Court, a Supreme Judge, who shall surely overturn their evil judgments on that great day, if not sooner?

Here are the words from that great document:
"We, therefore, the Representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions," 
What is "rectitude"?
rectitude,  1: the quality or state of being straight 2: moral integrity: RIGHTEOUSNESS 3. the quality or state of being correct in judgment or procedure. (Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, Tenth Edition)
No, those spiritually burned out skeletons who lead our people say hold your tongue! You see, it is not Politically Correct to mention the name of the LORD anymore amongst those dry, dead bones! You will get stung by the scorpions and labeled and marked by the servants and mouthpieces of the beast system as a religious extremist, a member of the far fringe of the "Christian right".
But all that is about to change!
[11] For, behold, the LORD commandeth, and he will smite the great house with breaches, and the little house with clefts.
Yes, it is all coming down real soon. He is going to smash their great houses and little houses and ivory towers. How ludicrous it is for them to even think they have the ability to judge righteously apart from upholding the laws of the Supreme Judge.
[12] Shall horses run upon the rock? will one plow there with oxen? for ye have turned judgment into gall, and the fruit of righteousness into hemlock:
It is ridiculous and futile like trying to gallop across rocks or like trying to plow the sea. All they have is emptiness, even empty heads, without Him, the One whose name they dare not mention for fear of ridicule and scoffing by those who walk after their own lusts. Our founding fathers had the guts and the faith to lay the foundation of this great nation as one nation under God, i.e. a nation of Godly men. His Word could be quoted and written on the walls of the Halls of Justice (ever been to Washington, D.C.?) and on our Liberty Bell and even read in the schools throughout the land. Now the name of God is not welcome in our schools nor in our judicial and legislative houses, both great and small.
Amos 6:13
Ye which rejoice in a thing of nought, which say, Have we not taken to us horns by our own strength?
Horns are symbolic of "power" and in this case even refer to the fours horns (powers) spoken of by Zechariah in Zech. 1:18. Our strength and our blessings come from the Lord GOD, from walking in His ways. Yet, many of our leaders think they are in charge and that they are the ones with the power, and that they control the destiny of this nation! WRONG! Without His divine protection we shall be taken captive and we shall be spiritually slaughtered like sheep. Our founding fathers knew that and they therefore relied on the protection of divine Providence.
"And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor."
By the way, the four horns are the Four Hidden Dynasties, which are the first four Seals of Rev. 6, which are the powers (symbolized by horses and by horns) of Politics, Education, Economics, and Religion. They are the forces that control and influence the minds of men and women? Think about each one! You see, when any or all of them are placed in the hands of the ungodly those Four Dynasties can be used to seduce and enslave people and nations, even God's people and His nation if He so allows it. In fact, it is written in Rev. 12 that Satan, the great red dragon, drew one third of God's children away from Him by use of his "tail", those dynasties. Ezek. 28 documents that Satan drew God's children away through the abuse of those same four powers of religion, education, economics, and politics (governance), "The Four Horses of the Apocalypse"

Here at the American Wisdom Series our goal is to make you think about and question the wisdom of the current:
doctrine of many of our Christian churches, (The Man on a White Horse)
political direction of our country, (The Man on a Red Horse)
economic direction our country has taken, (The Man on a Black Horse)
and teachings of our schools and media. (The Man on a Pale Horse)
The Four Hidden Dynasties of the New World Order Revelation 6:1-8
"The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse"
Did you know all four are being ridden by Satan?
We have allowed the four horsemen (See pamphlets #1848, & #1011 or #1012) to run to and fro and take our people captive.

In this final generation of the fig tree, it is written in Rev. 9:4 that Christians MUST have the Seal of God, His Word which includes the 7 Seals of Revelation, in their foreheads if they are to survive the spiritual onslaught of the locust army of Rev. 9.

Therefore you must have knowledge of the first four of those Seals in your forehead and how those four "horns" have been usurped from God's people and taken over by the sons of Cain who have used them mightily to afflict our people.
Our Father warned of this long ago through His servant, the prophet Amos. Here it is:
[14] But, behold, I will raise up against you a nation, O house of Israel, saith the LORD the God of hosts; and they shall afflict you from the entering in of Hemath unto the river of the wilderness.
Hemath has already entered in and has patiently gnawed away like a bunch of locusts until all Four of the Hidden Dynasties are now in control of the enemies of Christianity, the sons of Cain, i.e. the kenites, led by Satan! And it is written that they shall continue to afflict our people until the end of this flesh age. "Unto the river of the wilderness" is an expression that means all the way to the end of the river, or in other words, "until the end of time".

Here is the documentation of who Hemath is:
1 Chron. 2:55
And the families of the scribes which dwelt at Jabez; the Tirathites, the Shimeathites, and Suchathites. These are the Kenites that came of Hemath, the father of the house of Rechab.
The word "kenite" is a "transliteration", which is simply when you convert the letters of one language into the letters of another. That differs from a "translation" where you convert a word to its meaning. The word "kenite" comes from the Hebrew word "Qayin" or "Kayin" who is known to us English speaking peoples as "Cain". You see, the letter "Koph", ÷, in Hebrew, the first letter in the name Kayin, Qayin, Cain, has the sound of a "K" or a "Q" or a hard "C", just like the letters "K" & "C" in Kathy and Cathy are pronounced exactly the same way in English. A Cainite, or Kenite, is therefore a son of, or descendent of Cain (not to be confused with a Canaanite). Here is Strong's definition:
īP÷­ qayin kah'-yin #7014
The same as H7013 (with a play upon the affinity to H7069); Kajin, the name of the first child, also of a place in Palestine, and of an Oriental tribe:—Cain, Kenite (-s).
The kenites claim to be of the House of Judah and lay claim that they are God's chosen people. (read Rev. 2:9 & 3:9 very carefully) But they are not of Judah as both the churches of Smyrna and Philadelphia in this final generation know full well (Rev. 2:9 and Rev. 3:9).
Read Rev. 2:9 and 3:9 very carefully, for Christ is refering to us 21st century Christians.

Revelation 2:9  I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.

Revelation 3:9  Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.

You better learn who they are for like locusts they have already consumed the treasuries and most of the "vineyard" of true Israel. In chapter 7, Amos will be shown a vision of the locusts and see how "small" Jacob, the natural seed of the House of Israel, has been reduced to when the locusts have finished "eating all the grass". Don't miss it!

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