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Sermons on Amos
Sam Brassfield_Special guest
Amos 9:11-15 The Restoration of Israel 11 “In that day I will raise up the booth of David that is fallen and repair its breaches, and raise up its ruins and rebuild it as in the days of old, 12 that they may possess the remnant of Edom and all the nations who are called by my name,”  declares the Lord who does this. 13 “Behold, the days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when the plowman shall overtake the reaper and the treader of grapes him who sows the seed; the mountains shall drip sweet wine, and all the hills shall flow with it. 14 I will restore the fortunes of my people Israel, and they shall rebuild the ruined cities and inhabit them; they shall plant vineyards and drink their wine, and they shall make gardens and eat their fruit. 15 I will plant them on their land, and they shall never again be uprooted out of the land that I have given them,” says the Lord your God.
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Listen up!! This is a prophecy for us; for those who call themselves people of God. As we've progressed through the book of Amos we've heard the evidence against God's people. Now we hear God's verdict. His judgement is unavoidable. God's people have nowhere to run to and nowhere to hide. Thankfully for God's people He is not only consistently righteous, He is also consistently merciful. The prophecy tells of a time after the judgement when God will restore David's broken tent to it's former glory, but more than this... under a new king from the line of David there wil be an even bigger and better kingdom, more peaceful and prosperous than before. The fulfillment of both the punishment and restoration can be seen in history, but both are as yet incomplete. The end of the story lies in the Day of Judgement and the dawn of the new Creation. Consider this: Are you genuinely trusting in Jesus for your salvation? This will be seen in your desire to do the Father's will. Are you eagerly looking forward to living in joy with King Jesus? Or, are you going through the motions; keeping up appearances, but your heart just isn't in it? Think again, and remember Amos' prophecy; it's for you!
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