Author Topic: The prophecies of Amos  (Read 5580 times)


0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Tes Johnson

Re: The prophecies of Amos
« Reply #96 on: December 04, 2018, 12:35:29 AM »

I use the old plumb line for wallpapering..

Once the wall paper is put into place - it can only be removed by me...

Horizontal measurement is using a "spirit measure"

I use this for measurement , when putting up wall units [installing kitchens] shelfs, bathrooms - etc...

I love the use of the plumb line and the spirit measure...

Reminds me of how God judges today and not just some time in the future..

Also reminds me of how God is in control and how Jesus can work through us [depending on the measure of His Spirit we have]

Makes plumb  sense...

Offline davetaff

Re: The prophecies of Amos
« Reply #97 on: December 04, 2018, 11:50:04 AM »
Hi Deborah
Thank you for your post what was the wall God had built was it Israel the wall built on God's law and word and promises against the nation's that surrounded them.
The wall was built straight and true it's foundation the law it's bricks the words of God but now when God holds is plum line against it it is found to be out of plum and ready to fall.
And that wall did fall but God has built another wall who's foundation is Christ the stone the builders rejected has become the corner stone.
The question is how would this wall measure up against God's plumb line.

TJ the Spirit is a great leveler don't you think

Love and Peace

Offline Deborah

Re: The prophecies of Amos
« Reply #98 on: December 05, 2018, 03:55:39 PM »
Amos 7:10-13

(10) Then Amaziah the priest of Bethel sent a message to Jeroboam king of Israel: "Amos is raising a conspiracy against you in the very heart of Israel. The land cannot bear all his words. (11) For this is what Amos is saying:
??Jeroboam will die by the sword,
and Israel will surely go into exile,
away from their native land.??

(12) Then Amaziah said to Amos, ?Get out, you seer! Go back to the land of Judah. Earn your bread there and do your prophesying there. (13) Don?t prophesy anymore at Bethel, because this is the king?s sanctuary and the temple of the kingdom.??

This is a fascinating little vignette, telling us something about Amos the man, and giving us insight into the reaction provoked by his preaching.

Sooner or later, Amos was bound to come into conflict with the religious establishment. Amaziah sounds like the worst kind of high churchman: deferent to his superiors, committed to maintaining the status quo - and totally disinterested in any direct word from God! In the true Israelite tradition, he first tries to get Amos into trouble by means of false accusations of treason (by distorting his message - Amos never said that King Jeroboam himself would die by the sword). Then he tries to frighten him away with thinly veiled threats. He seems to assume that Amos is prophesying for financial reward - in which case he would be better off preaching his anti-Israel message south of the border, where it would be more popular!
In the process, Amaziah actually admits that Bethel is no longer "God?s house"; as far as he is concerned, it belongs to the king and the kingdom!
"You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God's special possession, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light." (I Peter 2:9)

Offline davetaff

Re: The prophecies of Amos
« Reply #99 on: December 06, 2018, 10:55:43 AM »
Hi Deborah
Thank you for your post of course it was not Amos speaking but God speaking through Amos so the priest was not rejecting Amos but God.
Then Amazith tries to discredit Amos by telling lies about him a typical ploy of satan and we should be careful of those who distort the word of God.
His next ploy was to banish Amos from Bethel so they would not have to listen to God's  word.

Love and Peace

Offline Tes Johnson

Re: The prophecies of Amos
« Reply #100 on: December 19, 2018, 12:33:01 PM »