learned earlier that the LORD
is going to
come forth out of His place, and come down, and tread upon the high
of worship/so-called Christian churches)
of the earth, and He informs us through Micah of His
reasons for doing
so! Let us read and understand what those reasons are from the letter
wrote to us by the hands of His prophet.
saw the spiritual condition of our nation
United States OF AMERICA)
two years before the return
Amos has told us that the 10
tribes of the house of Israel,
which are headed today by the largest nation of those tribes, the
States of America, are not exempt from God's wrath in the Valley of
and that they are also in big trouble with the Lord on His Day. Yes, we
as nation have forgotten the God who unconditionally promised our
Abraham and confirmed through Isaac and Jacob that He would give us all
that we needed in this great land "from sea to shining sea". And the
nations of Ephraim and Manasseh, England and America the Beautiful
were to be the standard bearers of Christianity and we were to "Proclaim
LIBERTY (not enslavement) throughout ALL the land
and unto the inhabitants
thereof". Those underlined words are taken directly from
25:10 and are inscribed on America's Liberty Bell and relate to the
year which also concerns ECONOMIC FREEDOM! Here is a question for you
consider: "How many church going Christians in America do you think
heard and understood these words contained in the Book of Amos, words
the LORD has specifically spoken unto them?" Listen to words of Amos,
"herdman", because MANY, in fact MOST,
of the shepherds
of the churches of our land do NOT teach the prophets to our Christian
brothers and sisters! Yes,
many, many Christians
have faithfully gone to their churches for decades and have NEVER even
read the Minor Prophets, much less studied them line by line. They
are what Paul calls "babes", i.e. Baby Christians, which are
what most of the Baby Boomers have remained. Here is Paul's incredulous
admonition to the churchgoers of our land: Hebrews
5:12 For when for the time
ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be
the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have
need of milk, and not of strong meat.
Do you realize what this verse
us? It says that
that is "going down" in this final generation is WRITTEN IN THE
revealed through them unto to those who love the Lord! That's right!
is Nothing that the Lord GOD is going to do that is LEFT OUT of the
3:7 Surely the Lord
GOD will do nothing, but He revealeth His secret unto His servants the
let's stop and consider that
Amos' vision historically
speaking was for the period two years before the great earthquake of
which we have shown from Zech. 14 is prophetic of that great earthquake
two years "before the LORD my God shall come, and all the saints with
Therefore this Book of Amos
changes from prophecy
to current events before the sound of the 6th trumpet when Satan is
out of heaven. How up to date are you
on current events? Jesus said "Take Heed" as in stop, look, and listen,
five times in Mark 13 concerning the events of these last days.
people of the house of Israel (THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA)
are basically well fed and have plenty to
drink in this country and yet while they gather food for the homeless
needy (a good work for sure), they themselves are starving
and dying of thirst, NOT for
bread or for water, but of HEARING
THE WORDS OF THE LORD! Are
to help any of them, to feed them bread and meat from His Word, or give
them to drink from His well of Living Water, or even just show them
the plumbline is? Amos
tells us how many Christians are wandering from one church to another
and not finding the truth from the Word of God taught.
just remarkable that
Amos was shown by God thousands of years ago the curses (pestilences)
our day, which are those societal scourges, all the (fat cat) political
and judicial injustices and the economic oppression through an usurious
monetary system, using tipped balances, which is likened to the
(call it slavery) of the taskmasters of Egypt. And let us not forget to
mention the corrupt leadership of the churches and the rejection of
by the Amaziahs of Churchianity, for it precisely because of the famine
of these last days that we as nation have incurred such pestilences.
right, it is written that such curses, which again are the famines and
pestilences, etc., of Mat. 24 and Mark 13, would come upon us as a
of not studying and adhering to the Word of God, which is His Voice.
you say, "if our Christian brothers and sisters are not listening to
Voice, then whose voice are they listening to?" Hey,
you're starting to understand the sin of Samaria!!
No, there is nothing new under the
sun. The curses Amos saw in our day were
long, long ago (as we reckon time) to come upon us IF we listened and
to men's voices instead of the Voice of the LORD thy God. Here is what
our Father said would happen if we were drawn away from His Word:
The curses (pestilences) always follow
"famine and thirst"
which hopefully you have learned is for truth from His Word. He even
back then to send a nation to afflict us and consume our productivity
oppress our people. And it has come to pass exactly as He said it would
and Amos saw how bad things had become in our day. Therefore
KNOW THIS and know it well. If you listen
to preachers, teachers, pastors, politicians, popes, priests, elders or
anybody else without CHECKING them out in God's Word, the probability
you are being fed and therefore eating bad fruit is humongous. Don't
you know your very soul depends on it?
Christians are so worried about suffering a little pain in
that they listen to unscriptural, unfounded "fly away" stories, while
ignore His Word, which means they have FORSAKEN HIM and refused to
to His Voice.
28:15 But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the
of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his
which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon
and overtake thee:
Do you want to be in that blessed
Kingdom with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob and your loved
ones who have
passed on in the Lord? He
has given you a choice. Now
it is up to you.
Always remember these words of
our Father through the
... Seek ye
Me, and ye shall live:
But seek not Bethel... i.e.
the LORD, and ye shall live;
... lest He
out like fire in the house of Joseph, and devour it, and there be none
to quench it in Bethel. i.
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