Honest With Ourelves Before God ‘Message From Amos’

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What honest Christian cannot find him or herself in the word’s of Amos. How many times have we found our selves caught up in things that are less then God expects? How many times have we found ceremony replacing godliness in our own lives? How many times have we caught ourselves going through motions in respect to our faith and the things of God?

There are a lot of people exploited and abused in the name of religion than any other way. The other big three sex, money {greed} and power take a backseat to religion as a source of evil. religion could be the most dangerous enemy source known to people. Anything seems to go the moment government or organization or even people are convinced that God is either ordering or sanctioning a cause. The Bible prophets are the front line of those doing something about this. The prophets continually bring a message both powerful and effective, for keeping religion honest, humble and compassionate.

Prophets can see through hypocrisy, that comes through religion. Prophets are never impressed by position, wealth, power or authority. A prophet would pay little attention to what people say about God, instead they listen to God to point out what needs to be done, to take action against hypocrisy hidden in religious understanding. The worship of God in Amos’s time was little more than paganism dressed up in God language.

The parallels with our time are obvious enough, however different circumstances.

Much of what passes for Christianity in the West is going to church religion, if even that, it is devoid of personnel commitment to even devoid of knowledge of, the doctrinal teaching of God’s Word.

Ethical standards , of individuals of nations, accurately reflect the rejection of God, His Son and His Word. The rising tide of lawlessness and despair is inevitable as it is heart breaking. We should say at this point Christianity or following Jesus Christ is not a religion but way of life. Through following Christ we die to self and live for Him to bring His love and compassion to others Amos message speaks to all men about the ultimate question of righteousness, justice, to meaning of history and man’s eternal destiny, and man and woman’s relationship to a Holy God’s judgement and salvation

The central theme throughout the prophecy is that of ‘Covenant Relationship’. the people in Amos’s time rejected God and like Esau, sold their birthright for a mess of pottage.

It is therefore to those that call themselves Christian, or if they stop short of that, still somehow think themselves right with God, that Amos’s message must come with special  and urgency, that God is neither fooled, or mocked by their self deception.

The Lord Jesus Christ who will certainly be the judge of the living and the dead. when He returns at the end of the age. 2 Timothy 4 verse 1

God’s perfect righteousness will be vindicated. Every heart will be searched.

God’s Covenant is an ‘Everlasting Covenant Of Grace’, He wants to save people from their wrongdoings. {Wrongdoings are things that keep us from having Covenant relationship with Him}

Amos’s prophecy is one of ‘Restoration’, saved by Grace and Faith in the promised Messiah. In the fullness of the New Testament revelation we see that Amos preaches Christ as Savior and Lord.

Jesus Our Lord and Our Friend assures that whosoever comes to HIM, He will in no way cast out. Believe on the Lord Jesus and you will be saved. Know what you Believe and Why you Believe and Live your Beliefs.

Read all of Amos and enjoy.

God Bless

O F J

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