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Offline Deborah

Re: The prophecies of Amos
« Reply #72 on: November 06, 2018, 12:30:54 PM »
Amos 5:16,17

(16) Therefore this is what the Lord, the LORD God Almighty, says:
"There will be wailing in all the streets
and cries of anguish in every public square.
The farmers will be summoned to weep
and the mourners to wail.

(17) There will be wailing in all the vineyards,
for I will pass through your midst," says the LORD.


The Israelites might laugh at Amos' warnings - but there would be no laughter when God Himself came among them. His coming would not be for their deliverance, but for their destruction; and the majesty and holiness of His presence would strike not joy into their hearts, but terror and despair.
"My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness." (II Corinthians 12:9)

Offline davetaff

Re: The prophecies of Amos
« Reply #73 on: November 06, 2018, 02:56:44 PM »
Amos 5:16,17

(16) Therefore this is what the Lord, the LORD God Almighty, says:
"There will be wailing in all the streets
and cries of anguish in every public square.
The farmers will be summoned to weep
and the mourners to wail.

(17) There will be wailing in all the vineyards,
for I will pass through your midst," says the LORD.


The Israelites might laugh at Amos' warnings - but there would be no laughter when God Himself came among them. His coming would not be for their deliverance, but for their destruction; and the majesty and holiness of His presence would strike not joy into their hearts, but terror and despair.

Hi Deborah
thanks for your post the question is when did this take place I would say when Christ came to the Israelites and all the above happened after they crucified our Lord in AD 70 the romans sacked Jerusalem and Israel ceased to be a nation Israel died.
every word of Amos's prophecy came true it was a terrible time for Israel.


Love and Peace
Dave   

Offline Deborah

Re: The prophecies of Amos
« Reply #74 on: November 06, 2018, 03:52:55 PM »
Hi Deborah
thanks for your post the question is when did this take place I would say when Christ came to the Israelites and all the above happened after they crucified our Lord in AD 70 the romans sacked Jerusalem and Israel ceased to be a nation Israel died.
every word of Amos's prophecy came true it was a terrible time for Israel.


Love and Peace
Dave   

Remember that Amos was preaching to the northern kingdom, the kingdom of Israel. That kingdom was completely destroyed at around 700BC, by the Assyrians, and Israel ceased then to exist in any shape or form.

But the kingdom of Judah, in the south, carried on - and their descendants are what we now think of as "the nation of Israel".

So the answer to the question, "When did this take place?" is 700 BC.

But what happened to the kingdom of Israel was a warning to Judah. 150 years later, Judah was judged in the same way and a small remnant went into exile. And then (as you say) they were judged again in AD 70.

And it's still a warning to us - because if we want God to treat us as His people then we have to act as His people!
"My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness." (II Corinthians 12:9)

Offline davetaff

Re: The prophecies of Amos
« Reply #75 on: November 07, 2018, 10:34:13 AM »
Hi Deborah
Thank you for the history lesson the memories not what it used to be.

Love and Peace
Dave

Offline Deborah

Re: The prophecies of Amos
« Reply #76 on: November 08, 2018, 09:53:22 AM »
Amos 5:18-20

(18) Woe to you who long
for the day of the LORD!
Why do you long for the day of the LORD?
That day will be darkness, not light.

(19) It will be as though a man fled from a lion
only to meet a bear,
as though he entered his house and rested his hand on the wall
only to have a snake bite him.

(20) Will not the day of the LORD be darkness, not light ?
pitch-dark, without a ray of brightness?


Do we realise what we are praying for when we pray, "Your Kingdom come"? The Israelites looked forward to a day when God would assert His sovereignty over the whole world, blithely assuming that they would be on the 'winning' side. But Amos could not share their complacency. (One wonders whether he would say something similar to certain extreme Christian groups who go on and on about the Rapture while neglecting their responsibilities in this world)
The Day of Yahweh will be like their worst nightmare: there will be no escape from God's wrath - and no refuge, either. This will be the final Day of Judgement, after which there will not be even the faintest glimmer of hope for the unrepentant sinner.
"My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness." (II Corinthians 12:9)

Offline davetaff

Re: The prophecies of Amos
« Reply #77 on: November 08, 2018, 05:26:30 PM »
Hi Deborah
Thank you for your post yes the day of the Lord when he came to Israel the first time it did result in a very dark day for Israel he was not the one they were expecting a worrier king who would vanquish all there enemies instead the got Christ meek and mild riding on a donkey.

But our Lord will come again this time it will be different he will come as King of King and Lord of Lords and will rule the world with a rod of iron and it will be a very dark day for the world of unbelievers and sinners and the day of the lord will last 1000 years the millenium reign of Christ.

I don't  think it will be a bad thing for those who are his body the church his helper what the result of this will be I'm not sure but I do believe it will be positive.

I also believe the millennium to be the fathers sabbath rest he rests because he hands everything over to the son to finish the work.

Love and Peace
Dave 

Offline Deborah

Re: The prophecies of Amos
« Reply #78 on: November 12, 2018, 05:10:37 PM »
Amos 5:21-24

(21) "I hate, I despise your religious festivals;
your assemblies are a stench to me.

(22) Even though you bring me burnt offerings and grain offerings,
I will not accept them.
Though you bring choice fellowship offerings,
I will have no regard for them.

(23) Away with the noise of your songs!
I will not listen to the music of your harps.

(24) But let justice roll on like a river,
righteousness like a never-failing stream!"


There was no lack of religious activity in Israel: festivals were celebrated, sacrifices were offered, and there was music and singing in abundance. But it all rang hollow. The people assumed that all these devotions were earning them favour with God - but in fact He was filled with revulsion! And Christian worship can be little better (see I Corinthians 11:20-22).
What was the problem? Hypocrisy. They were spending a fortune on all kinds of sacrifices (although there was a notable absence of sin-offerings!) - but it was all wasted, because they had forgotten that there is more to worship than music and ceremony.
Genuine worship is not confined to the sanctuary; it has a moral and ethical dimension. What God wants to see in our daily lives is personal righteousness and a passion for social justice.
"My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness." (II Corinthians 12:9)

Offline davetaff

Re: The prophecies of Amos
« Reply #79 on: November 13, 2018, 11:24:26 AM »
Hi Deborah
Thank you for another good post its amazing how Amos's prophecy echoes down the ages to our time.
We have all these different churches many full of pomp and glitter wonderful choirs and singing to raise the roof but what is in the heart of the worshipper this is the most important this is where God looks where the heart is right with God there will be justice and righteousness in those who love him.

Love and Peace
Dave