Amos Chapter 7

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Amos 7

1 Thus hath the Lord God shewed unto me; and, behold, he formed grasshoppers in the beginning of the shooting up of the latter growth; and, lo, it was the latter growth after the king’s mowings.

2 And it came to pass, that when they had made an end of eating the grass of the land, then I said, O Lord God, forgive, I beseech thee: by whom shall Jacob arise? for he is small.

3 The Lord repented for this: It shall not be, saith the Lord.

4 Thus hath the Lord God shewed unto me: and, behold, the Lord God called to contend by fire, and it devoured the great deep, and did eat up a part.

5 Then said I, O Lord God, cease, I beseech thee: by whom shall Jacob arise? for he is small.

6 The Lord repented for this: This also shall not be, saith the Lord God.

7 Thus he shewed me: and, behold, the Lord stood upon a wall made by a plumbline, with a plumbline in his hand.

8 And the Lord said unto me, Amos, what seest thou? And I said, A plumbline. Then said the Lord, Behold, I will set a plumbline in the midst of my people Israel: I will not again pass by them any more:

9 And the high places of Isaac shall be desolate, and the sanctuaries of Israel shall be laid waste; and I will rise against the house of Jeroboam with the sword.

10 Then Amaziah the priest of Bethel sent to Jeroboam king of Israel, saying, Amos hath conspired against thee in the midst of the house of Israel: the land is not able to bear all his words.

11 For thus Amos saith, Jeroboam shall die by the sword, and Israel shall surely be led away captive out of their own land.

12 Also Amaziah said unto Amos, O thou seer, go, flee thee away into the land of Judah, and there eat bread, and prophesy there:

13 But prophesy not again any more at Bethel: for it is the king’s chapel, and it is the king’s court.

14 Then answered Amos, and said to Amaziah, I was no prophet, neither was I a prophet’s son; but I was an herdman, and a gatherer of sycomore fruit:

15 And the Lord took me as I followed the flock, and the Lordsaid unto me, Go, prophesy unto my people Israel.

16 Now therefore hear thou the word of the Lord: Thou sayest, Prophesy not against Israel, and drop not thy word against the house of Isaac.

17 Therefore thus saith the Lord; Thy wife shall be an harlot in the city, and thy sons and thy daughters shall fall by the sword, and thy land shall be divided by line; and thou shalt die in a polluted land: and Israel shall surely go into captivity forth of his land.

41 thoughts on “Amos Chapter 7

  1. 8 And the Lord said unto me, Amos, what seest thou? And I said, A plumbline. Then said the Lord, Behold, I will set a plumbline in the midst of my people Israel: I will not again pass by them any more:

    The Lord said I will set a plumline, where in the midst of my people. God has a certain standard he wants us to live ,(up) to and he draws that line. This is what he expects from us, the people of God. (FYI) It does not matter who you are, how old , young, who your parents were/ are we all must meet that standard or plumline to be saved. There will be no exceptions, if we want to go places in God or grow we must meet this standard. My prayer today for the POFW family is we see the plumline, and then strive to reach that goal, when we do that there is no limit to what God will do for us.
    Greater works will you do than I have done is what Jesus said of his disciples. If we want to see more miracles, we need to humble our selves and see the plumline and be sure we do not want the Glory, but give the Glory to God.

  2. 14 Then answered Amos, and said to Amaziah, I was no prophet, neither was I a prophet’s son; but I was an herdman, and a gatherer of sycomore fruit:

    15 And the Lord took me as I followed the flock, and the Lordsaid unto me, Go, prophesy unto my people Israel.

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    15 And the Lord took me as I followed the flock, and the Lordsaid unto me, Go, prophesy unto my people Israel.

    12 Also Amaziah said unto Amos, O thou seer, go, flee thee away into the land of Judah, and there eat bread, and prophesy there:

    Everyone doesn’t necessarily want to hear the Word of God. As hard as it might seem, everyone doesn’t want to hear the Word of The Lord through our pastor. We must always support our pastor and realize there will be those who just sit there and get offended.

    I say Preach Man of God, Preach!

  4. 14 Then answered Amos, and said to Amaziah, I was no prophet, neither was I a prophet’s son; but I was an herdman, and a gatherer of sycomore fruit:

    Be Humble… Be used

    Amos had one of the most humbling jobs in his society, gathering in sycomore figs. In this verse we see he did not have the title of prophet nor did his father. In fact those that gathered the sycomre figs where poor. The labor was so hard. Yet God spoke throgh him. Sometimes all God is looking for is a vessel that is in the right position… a humble position.

  5. 7 Thus he shewed me: and, behold, the Lord stood upon a wall made by a plumbline, with a plumbline in his hand.

    8 And the Lord said unto me, Amos, what seest thou? And I said, A plumbline. Then said the Lord, Behold, I will set a plumbline in the midst of my people Israel: I will not again pass by them any more:

  6. 16 Now therefore hear thou the word of the Lord: Thou sayest, Prophesy not against Israel, and drop not thy word against the house of Isaac.

    17 Therefore thus saith the Lord; Thy wife shall be an harlot in the city, and thy sons and thy daughters shall fall by the sword, and thy land shall be divided by line; and thou shalt die in a polluted land: and Israel shall surely go into captivity forth of his land.

    When we cut the voice of God off on our lives we risk everything.

    The provision he has given us will go to another. We will be imprisoned by the enemy. But above all this our family will suffer the most.

    When we remove the family altar, the time in prayer and the word, we unwittingly choose our family’s demise.

    However ensuring the family altar is alive and well means our family will be protected, strengthened, and blessed.

    Preach to me man of God!
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  7. 12 Also Amaziah said unto Amos, O thou seer, go, flee thee away into the land of Judah, and there eat bread, and prophesy there:

    13 But prophesy not again any more at Bethel: for it is the king’s chapel, and it is the king’s court.

    14 Then answered Amos, and said to Amaziah, I was no prophet, neither was I a prophet’s son; but I was an herdman, and a gatherer of sycomore fruit:

    15 And the Lord took me as I followed the flock, and the Lordsaid unto me, Go, prophesy unto my people Israel.

    16 Now therefore hear thou the word of the Lord: Thou sayest, Prophesy not against Israel, and drop not thy word against the house of Isaac.

    17 Therefore thus saith the Lord; Thy wife shall be an harlot in the city, and thy sons and thy daughters shall fall by the sword, and thy land shall be divided by line; and thou shalt die in a polluted land: and Israel shall surely go into captivity forth of his land.

  8. What is God up to in my life? Sometimes, it is hard to determine the main goal of the Lord for our lives. Here Amos reveals that he had no intentions/urges to be a preacher. Amos was a farmer, heard the Lords call, obeyed and finds himself before the king declaring all sorts of bad things. What is God up to in my life?

  9. 7 Thus he shewed me: and, behold, the Lord stood upon a wall made by a plumbline, with a plumbline in his hand.

    8 And the Lord said unto me, Amos, what seest thou? And I said, A plumbline. Then said the Lord, Behold, I will set a plumbline in the midst of my people Israel: I will not again pass by them any more:
    God has a standard He expects us to up hold. Are we doing and living what He expects out of us.
    When we work a job we are expected to do every thing that job requires, it’s the same way with God. He expects us to do what His word says. If you do your job halfway you will get fired.
    Lord help me live my life pleasing to you, help me measure up to the standard you have set for your people.

  10. Then answered Amos, and said to Amaziah, I was no prophet, neither was I a prophet’s son; but I was an herdman, and a gatherer of sycomore fruit: (Amos 7:14 KJV)

    God calls those that are busy. He doesn’t need a lazy minister. He calls us out of our comfort zone from the very
    Beginning to see how we respond to the change. To see how we respond to someone else having control. God needs strong backs, strong minds, strong wills, indomitable spirits, mighty men of valor, but the most important ingredient to a man of God is… Not my will by thine be done. Call us out today oh God we are ready for the command. We love him in obedience.
    He said if you love me you will do as I command. His love is not contengent upon anything but our is contengent upon obedience. We are all called to his service one way or another bit it is how you respond to the call that gives the possition in the battle. Are we leading the fight or are we supposing that someone else is? Rise up Judah because our place is in the front of the battle!

  11. GOD MEASURES EVERYTHING

    7 Thus he shewed me: and, behold, the Lord stood upon a wall made by a plumbline, with a plumbline in his hand.
    8 And the Lord said unto me, Amos, what seest thou? And I said, A plumbline. Then said the Lord, Behold, I will set a plumbline in the midst of my people Israel: I will not again pass by them any more:

    It is too often that people get caught up in the comparison of one life or situation against another. The danger is great because we only see the current surface events and status.

    GOD in his infinite wisdom, calculates past victories and future prophesies to establish a destiny. Thereby a farmer, sailor, cowboy, physician, attorney, business man, blue collar laborer all stand on an even plane when the plumb line of the LORD is applied. We ALL must measure our lives up to HIS plumbline.

    Daniel 5:27 TEKEL; Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting.

    2Corinthians 10:12 For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.

    Do not fall into the deceitful trap of comparing yourself to another person, especially when you do not understand their experiences with GOD and remember we are ALL measured by the same PLUMBLINE.

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  12. 17 Therefore thus saith the Lord; Thy wife shall be an harlot in the city, and thy sons and thy daughters shall fall by the sword, and thy land shall be divided by line; and thou shalt die in a polluted land: and Israel shall surely go into captivity forth of his land.

    Once the plumb line was removed, then desolation came to the entire family. The plumb line in our lives is God’s word and His Spirit. Once that is removed from our lives, either by us or God, then we have no hope. We must follow His commands for this is the whole duty of man.

  13. Vs 8 The Lord has set a high bar for us to measure up to, but his word tells us that if we will obey his word and allow him to, he will help us and give us power through the Holy Ghost to become what he wants us to be. We can overcome.

  14. God calls the busy

    Amos 7:14
    Then answered Amos, and said to Amaziah, I was no prophet, neither was I a prophet’s son; but I was a herdsman, and a dresser of sycomore- trees:

    God calls the busy.
    Moses (ex 3)
    Gideon judges 6:11
    Daniel as a cup bearer. To name a few!

    Many people want to fall into a ministry or calling yet are lethargic in work ethic. Even In the garden of Eden Adam was commanded to work (keep the garden)

    Be busy with purpose. God is not looking for an undisciplined minister. He is looking for a faithful solider. If you want to be used of God, be busy!!

  15. 12 Also Amaziah said unto Amos, O thou seer, go, flee thee away into the land of Judah, and there eat bread, and prophesy there:

    13 But prophesy not again any more at Bethel: for it is the king’s chapel, and it is the king’s court.

    14 Then answered Amos, and said to Amaziah, I was no prophet, neither was I a prophet’s son; but I was an herdman, and a gatherer of sycomore fruit:

    When God sends you to deliver a message, the recipients will not always be receptive of it. Most people do not like correction, but it is something that is needed in order to advance in the kingdom of God. The devil loves disobedience because he can use it to his advantage, but greater is he that is within us than he that is in the world. God gives us correction that we can come out stronger in the end. Everything that God does is in preparation for the place where is getting ready to take you.

  16. Vs.14, “Then answered Amos, and said to Amaziah, I was no prophet, neither was I a prophet’s son; but I was an herdman, and a gatherer of sycomore fruit:”
    Vs.15, “And the LORD took me as I followed the flock, and the LORD said unto me, Go, prophesy unto my people Israel.”

    This passage of scripture made me think of Ephesians 4:11-12 which says, “And he gave some, apostles; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry,for the edifying of the body of Christ.”

    It doesn’t matter what we were before Jesus found us. All that matters is once he saved us, he has commissioned us to “GO,” and work in his kingdom.

    I came from a poor family, and I was a 15 year old, suicidal teenager. Then Jesus saved me, and I answered the call to be a Sunday School Teacher. I LOVE what I do! There’s nothing like teaching children about Jesus and seeing them accept Jesus as their Saviour, seeing their faith in God grow, and seeing them become great men and women of God. It’s wonderful to see them answer the call of God to “GO,” and see what they will do in the kingdom of God.

  17. Beware of the king who does not like instruction

    11 For thus Amos saith, Jeroboam shall die by the sword, and Israel shall surely be led away captive out of their own land.

    12 Also Amaziah said unto Amos, O thou seer, go, flee thee away into the land of Judah, and there eat bread, and prophesy there:

    13 But prophesy not again any more at Bethel: for it is the king’s chapel, and it is the king’s court.

    I love when Pastor Fosters come visit. I love the way he teaches the word of God. What I like the most is, that I see my pastor in our shoes as part of the herd and love to watch him honor and respect his pastor no matter what. It fills me with joy and it teaches me to be the same. In the military there are many ranks, as I climbed that rank line there is one very important thing I learned from a Chief Warrant Officer. He taught me that it is not just barking orders but we must be willing to go and get our hands dirty with them to get the job done. This officer spent night in mission with us making sure the mission was accomplished on time. He did not go to bed and then came and check in the morning, no he was there all the time. That is what makes a leader great. Our Pastor is not only a great man of God but also a great leader. I don’t know why I got on this subject. I wanted to talk about how some people get sent to others by God to give a warning; but they won’t listen and they send their prophet away may be because he is not a prophet and just a humble fruit gatherer. The thing is then the judgement hits and they go Why Me Lord??? When in reality they already been warned. A leader must be wise to listen to instruction and also should be wise enough to discern if the instructions are from God or not. I am thankful that we have a great man of God as a leader.

  18. v8 And the LORD said unto me, Amos, what seet thou? And I said, A plumbline. Then said the LORD, Behold, I will set a plumbline in the midst of my people Israel : I will not again pass by them any more:

    GOD said, if your going to get out of here , you’re going to have to come through me.
    JESUS IS” the way, the truth , and the life”. John14:6

    Without HIM we are lost and undone.
    There is hope HIS light reveals all the evil and sin in our lives and HIS BLOOD washes it all away as it fills the void with life,joy and hope.
    There’s no need to die in a polluted land . JESUS WILL set you free.

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  19. A plumbline
    Amos 7:7:17 This vision lets the prophet know that all hope for Israel has been exhausted, and judgment must come. The purpose of the plumbline is to illustrate how far Israel has strayed from God’s righteousness, and that it must be destroyed.

    Isaiah 28:17 Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place.

  20. 15 And the Lord took me as I followed the flock, and the Lordsaid unto me, Go, prophesy unto my people Israel.

    16 Now therefore hear thou the word of the Lord: Thou sayest, Prophesy not against Israel, and drop not thy word against the house of Isaac.

    17 Therefore thus saith the Lord; Thy wife shall be an harlot in the city, and thy sons and thy daughters shall fall by the sword, and thy land shall be divided by line; and thou shalt die in a polluted land: and Israel shall surely go into captivity forth of his land.

    Lord help me to always listen for your voice and obey it.

  21. 14 But Amos replied, “I’m not a professional prophet, and I was never trained to be one. I’m just a shepherd, and I take care of sycamore-fig trees. 15 But the Lord called me away from my flock and told me, ‘Go and prophesy to my people in Israel.’ (NLT)

    God can use anyone! We must be sensitive to God’s spirit and obey whatever it is He asks of us to do.

  22. 14 But Amos replied, “I’m not a professional prophet, and I was never trained to be one. I’m just a shepherd, and I take care of sycamore-fig trees. 15 But the Lord called me away from my flock and told me, ‘Go and prophesy to my people in Israel

    even though we aren’t a prophet
    our LORD will still find a way to help us to do what we gotta do all we gotta do is be obedient and listen to his voice and follow the way..

  23. 14 But Amos replied, “I’m not a professional prophet, and I was never trained to be one.[c] I’m just a shepherd, and I take care of sycamore-fig trees.

    God can use anyone to give his Word. All we need to do is listen to his voice and obey it. God will lead you to a ministry!

  24. This chapter illustrates accusations. Amos was wrongfully accused, as such the false accuser would regret it. One should be cautious before making an accusation, as one can see what may happen. Amaziah would have been wise if he would have listened to the man of God (Jesus), and prayed to God. What a mighty God we serve! God bless Jerusalem, and may the good Lord bless you all in Jesus name, Amen

  25. 14 Then answered Amos, and said to Amaziah, I was no prophet, neither was I a prophet’s son; but I was an herdman, and a gatherer of sycomore fruit:
    15 And the Lord took me as I followed the flock, and the Lordsaid unto me, Go, prophesy unto my people Israel.

    Listen to the words of The Lord and do his commandments.

  26. 14 Then answered Amos, and said to Amaziah, I was no prophet, neither was I a prophet’s son; but I was an herdman, and a gatherer of sycomore fruit:

    15 And the Lord took me as I followed the flock, and the Lordsaid unto me, Go, prophesy unto my people Israel.

    The Lord can use you! It doesn’t matter where you came from, what you did, or who your family is. What matters is being with the flock (church), and not just attending but actually being engrafted into the body. It doesn’t really matter that youre attending church in a building but rather that you become part of THE CHURCH following Christ. If you are obedient and submitted then God sees that you can be used. Don’t get caught up in your past, stay on track for your future!

  27. 2 And it came to pass, that when they had made an end of eating the grass of the land, then I said, O Lord God, forgive, I beseech thee: by whom shall Jacob arise? for he is small.

    3 The Lord repented for this: It shall not be, saith the Lord.

    4 Thus hath the Lord God shewed unto me: and, behold, the Lord God called to contend by fire, and it devoured the great deep, and did eat up a part.

    5 Then said I, O Lord God, cease, I beseech thee: by whom shall Jacob arise? for he is small.

    6 The Lord repented for this: This also shall not be, saith the Lord God.

    Prayers that move God. Visions with a purpose… This made me think a lot, what kind of relationship must some one have to have this kind of favor with the Lord? Not an entire city or church pleaded/prayed/interceded but only one man. The charge yet of this man from this chapter says he kept a simple, rather humble duty or job. He explains he is no prophet or comes from a lineage of prophets, but still the Lord used him. God can use anyone with the right mindset and heart that is a willing and obedient vessel. Then imagine visions that the Lord may reveal could be charged of its course by a prayer from a righteous man of God.

    Another thing to notice, when the Lord shows you something, it is for a reason… We ought to pray.

  28. 14 Then answered Amos, and said to Amaziah, I was no prophet, neither was I a prophet’s son; but I was an herdman, and a gatherer of sycomore fruit:

    15 And the Lord took me as I followed the flock, and the Lordsaid unto me, Go, prophesy unto my people Israel.

    I love this passage because it shows us that you dont need any special qualifications to be called by God. He essentially said I was a Shepard and a farmer and God called me to preach. The beauty of God is that he chooses the least of us to do his work and his will. Thank God he choose me.

  29. God doesn’t call the qualified he qualifies the called. We should never say to ourselves we are not qualified and God can’t use us, God is looking for someone that is willing and able to do what he calls us to do. Jesus will equip us with what we need to do what he has in store for us. Don’t look at your neighbor and think I wanna do what he/she is doing. We are not the same everyone is different and God knows what we are able to do. What is in store for our lives is something we all ask ourselves. No is perfect and as the kid song goes:

    He’s still working on me to make me what I ought to be.
    It took Him just a week to make the moon and stars,
    The sun and the earth and Jupiter and Mars.
    How loving and patient He must be, He’s still working on me.
    1. There really ought to be a sign upon the heart,
    Don’t judge her yet, there’s an unfinished part.
    But I’ll be perfect just according to His plan
    Fashioned by the Master’s loving hands.
    CHORUS:
    2. In the mirror of His Word reflections that I see
    Make me wonder why He never gave up on me.
    He loves me as I am and helps me when I pray
    Remember He’s the Potter, I’m the clay.
    CHORUS:

  30. 14 Then answered Amos, and said to Amaziah, I was no prophet, neither was I a prophet’s son; but I was an herdman, and a gatherer of sycomore fruit:

    15 And the Lord took me as I followed the flock, and the Lordsaid unto me, Go, prophesy unto my people Israel.

    All he needs is a willing vessel. You don’t have to come from a particular place or have a certain name. All you need is a heart yielded to his will.

  31. Forget The Title, Remember The Master

    14 Then answered Amos, and said to Amaziah, I was no prophet, neither was I a prophet’s son; but I was an herdman, and a gatherer of sycomore fruit:

    15 And the Lord took me as I followed the flock, and the Lord said unto me, Go, prophesy unto my people Israel.

    Amos seems to be yet another name on the list of reluctant men of God. These were they who responded to the call and obeyed God, but came only as men called not men qualified. Others like Moses and Gideon share this sort of story. They started just going about their business and living their lives, until suddenly God stepped in and everything changed. This scenario reminds me of another, one who seemed to try to ride both sides of the fence.

    John 21:15-22
    15 So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs.

    16 He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep.

    17 He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.

    18 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, When thou wast young, thou girdest thyself, and walkedst whither thou wouldest: but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee, and carry thee whither thou wouldest not.

    19 This spake he, signifying by what death he should glorify God. And when he had spoken this, he saith unto him, Follow me.

    20 Then Peter, turning about, seeth the disciple whom Jesus loved following; which also leaned on his breast at supper, and said, Lord, which is he that betrayeth thee?

    21 Peter seeing him saith to Jesus, Lord, and what shall this man do?

    22 Jesus saith unto him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee? follow thou me.

    The story of Peter seems in some ways like “every man’s story” in one aspect or another. He started out just fishing, was called and followed Jesus, and brought his passion and zeal into his new life with Jesus. He acted courageously, to the point of being perhaps the resident “crazy one” of the group who had a way of speaking quickly and cutting off ears (literally.) He seemed undaunted by setbacks and his failings appeared to not intimidate him, until he reached a point where suddenly the Jesus he had seen and followed was no longer there in front of him to pick him back up after an incident.

    Three times he denied his beloved Master, and he watched from a distance as the one he said he would follow into death was being ushered to execution while he himself hid. The dauntless was suddenly timid. And this time, not only was his Rabbai not there to pick him back up but it was Jesus Himself that he had directly gone against. The confidence of relationship faded into shame and despair. The fisherman turned disciple shrunk away from the call. He suddenly had to face his lack of qualification. He had to face his humanity.

    Peter does what a lot of us do. We respond to the call of God and take His grace and kindness towards our frailty and the success He allows us to mean that He deems us qualified. We deceive ourselves into a sort of pride that takes the working of Love in our lives to put the spotlight on us and not the Love itself. But because God is in the equation, we are fooled into thinking we’re still being humble about it. It’s a terrible trap.

    The sting of this pride usually doesn’t show up until a bigger failing comes that seems to shove us violently out into the cold beyond the warmth of the relationship with God we formerly enjoyed. In Peter’s case, it appears his denial of Jesus was what it finally took for him to reach this point. He had to face his lack of qualification, and it sent him with his bags packed back to where Jesus originally found him: fishing.

    Peter got caught up in the deception of shame that said “because you are unqualified, you are not called.” But Jesus came to dispel the lie. Three times Peter denied the Lord, and three times Jesus allowed him to express his love again. Each time, Jesus followed with a renewed calling to Peter. As Peter began to cling again to His Master’s love and call, he took a glance sideways to John. But Jesus called his attention back to Him. His purpose was clear: “follow thou me.”

    While pursuing our purpose and calling in God, we must keep our eyes on Him. We cannot afford to get caught up in our own title or in the “plumb line” of others but must keep our focus on our Master. Jesus is the one who qualifies us for whatever He calls us to; our concern should be in Him and obeying when He looks to us and says “follow thou me.” The saying holds true, Jesus does not call the qualified but qualifies the called. He is everything we need, and coming to acknowledge and operate in that poverty of spirit allows Him to do with us what He desires. And that is more than we could ever dream on our own.

    1 Corinthians 2:9-10
    9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. 10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.

  32. 16 Now therefore hear thou the word of the Lord: Thou sayest, Prophesy not against Israel, and drop not thy word against the house of Isaac.
    17 Therefore thus saith the Lord; Thy wife shall be an harlot in the city, and thy sons and thy daughters shall fall by the sword, and thy land shall be divided by line; and thou shalt die in a polluted land: and Israel shall surely go into captivity forth of his land.

    Amaziah as priest didn’t want to hear the Lord’s prophecies. He wanted Amos to leave them alone & as a result he brought judgement on his family. As families today will we allow God to speak to us through Pastor or will we reject the word & bring judgement on our homes & children?

  33. 15 And the Lord took me as I followed the flock, and the Lordsaid unto me, Go, prophesy unto my people Israel.

    The Lord gives us the tools we need to go out and reach the lost and to help ourselves from distruction. He loves us so much that he forgives us when we ask in his name. The Lord just wants Israel to stop from sinning and worshipping other God’s. He wants his word to be spread out to the world.

  34. 15 And the Lord took me as I followed the flock, and the Lordsaid unto me, Go, prophesy unto my people Israel.

    The Lord loves us so much that he forgives us when we have a sincere repentance. He wants Israel to turn away from sin and turn to him. All it takes is the will to make a change.

  35. A clear call

    But Amos stood up to Amaziah: “I never set up to be a preacher, never had plans to be a preacher. I raised cattle and I pruned trees. Then God took me off the farm and said, ‘Go preach to my people Israel.’ (Amos 7:14, 15 MSG)

    There are times I our lives when we might not be sure what God is doing for us. In this case it was very evident to Amos when he was called. God called him to stop doing the job he had to become a full time minister. It was a big job too. It required him to fAce his fears and other people. When you are called by God you never know what he will ask if you.

    Get his vision. Take the city!

  36. 14 Then answered Amos, and said to Amaziah, I was no prophet, neither was I a prophet’s son; but I was an herdman, and a gatherer of sycomore fruit:

    15 And the Lord took me as I followed the flock, and the Lordsaid unto me, Go, prophesy unto my people Israel.

    God can use anyone, no matter what circumstance or what you are doing right now, whatever ministry God has called you to do, he will bring you to that no matter where you are right now, no matter how poor you think you are and no matter how much you think you messed your life up.

    The bible is full of examples such as this, of people who came out of ordinary circumstances and became something extra-ordinary for God

    David – A lonely shepard who was the youngest in his family, his Father didn’t even consider him to be the one God had choosen to be Israel’s king.

    Esther – She was an orphan living with her uncle in a foreign land and she became Queen

    Elijah – He lived in the wilderness and God sent crows to give him food and keep him alive

    Matthew – He was just a fisherman and he became a fisher of men

    Paul – He was persecuter of the early church and then God turned his life around and made him the author of most of our New Testament.

    So don’t let your circumstances shape your mind in determining your outcome for what your future is gonna be. God has so much in store for your life, you just need to him move through you and let it come to pass.

  37. In this chapter, they were trying to quiet Amos; but, he had a purpose and a call he was obediently following. Don’t let anyone silence or stop your obedience to whatever the Lord is calling you to do.

    Verses 15-16 AMP “And the Lord took me as I followed the flock and the Lord said to me, Go, prophesy to My people Israel. Now therefore listen to the word of the Lord: You say, Do not prophesy against Israel and drop no statements not complimentary to the house of Isaac.”

  38. “How can Jacob survive? He is so small” Amos interceeded twice to the Lord against the judgment of locusts and fire to dry up the great deep and devoured the land. All the while the man of God is interceeding and sheparding the people of Israel, Amaziah the priest (ear tickler) of Bethel is twisting his words. Notice how he starts with Jeroboam will die with the sword, then says that Israel wih go into exile. Vs 9’s decree from the Lord of judgment doesn’t mention exile, nor does the begining of this chapter mention exile. The enemy with try and twist up God’s word at every angle. Amos corrects Jeroboam because he is accused of being a prophet ..or prophesying and they don’t like what he has to say in the “king’s sanctuary and the temple of the king”. When the house of the Lord turns into a king’s sanctuary, or a king’s temple you know something is wrong. They may as well have said the kings only allows peace and prosperous messages here, a spa for relaxing and massages. The last statement Amos makes in this chapter he declares that the Lord is cutting Israel loose to destroy herself resulting in prostitution, death and exile.

  39. 7. Thus he shewed me : and, behold, the Lord stood upon a wall made by a plumbline, with a plumbline in his hand. 8. And the LORD said unto me, A’-mos, what seest thou? And I said, A plumbline. Then said the Lord, Behold, I will set a plumbline in the midst of my people Is’-ra-el: I will not again pass by them any more: 9. And the high places of I’-saac shall be desolate, and the sanctuaries of Is’-ra-el shall be laid waste; and I will rise against the house of Jer-o-bo’-am with the sword.

  40. Then Amaziah sent orders to Amos: “Get out of here, you prophet! Go on back to the land of Judah, and earn your living by prophesying there! (Amos 7:12 NLT)

    The truth hurts and not many accept it. We need to trust pastor and the word of God.

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