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Israel will be destroyed then restored

Israel will be destroyed then restored
The Lord had promised to judge Israel due to her rebellion, but He also promises to restore and rebuild. This is the good news that is only possible in Christ.Amos 9:The Destruction of Israel1 I saw the Lord standing beside the altar, and he said: "Strike the capitals until the thresholds shake, and shatter them on the heads of all the people; and ...
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Measured against God's plumb line

Measured against God's plumb line
The Lord gives many warnings, but eventually if they are ignored judgement comes. This was about to happen to Amos' hearers. The Lord's plumb line did not lie and the Lord's people were out of line.Amos 7: Warning Visions1 This is what the Lord GOD showed me: behold, he was forming locusts when the latter growth was just beginning to sprout, and be...
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Let justice flow like a mighty river

Let justice flow like a mighty river
Why die? Seek the Lord and live, may the Lord's justice roll on like the waters of an ever flowing stream – that's Amos' message to us.Amos 5: Seek the LORD and Live1 Hear this word that I take up over you in lamentation, O house of Israel:2 "Fallen, no more to rise, is the virgin Israel; forsaken on her land, with none to raise her up."3 For thus ...
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Can two walk together unless they be agreed

Can two walk together unless they be agreed
If the hat fits, then we should wear it. Israel's women were called cows in our reading today. Their husbands were morally weak men. God and man can only walk together unless there is agreement.Amos 3:Israel's Guilt and Punishment1 Hear this word that the LORD has spoken against you, O people of Israel, against the whole family that I brought up ou...
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Hear the Lion's call

Hear the Lion's call
Sometimes we are called into ministries where we have no experience. Like David, Amos was a shepherd, yet was called into prophetic ministry. Not easy when it was for the northern tribes of Israel. But he listened to the Lion's call.Amos 1: 1 The words of Amos, who was among the shepherds of Tekoa, which he saw concerning Israel in the days of Uzzi...
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