The Book Of Amos

... a BOOK of judgments for Israel and the nations ...the DAY of THE LORD.



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The Issue:

The Basic Truths Of Life!


The BibleEveryone that ever walked on this planet must come to terms in this life with some basic TRUTHS. These will be the basic truths that no one can argue with, if they are sane. Of course, if you believe what God says in His Own BOOK about you, then you will have no problem with accepting these basic truths.

1. The Brevity Of Life

"For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away." (James 4:14b) Our life is brief! like a vapor, or like smoke. "Is there not an appointed time to man upon earth? are not his days also like the days of an hireling?" (Job 7:1) He is born, and then he will die! This is certain! (The exception being Enoch and Elijah, and also, those believers in Jesus Christ who are alive when He comes for His Church.)

2. The Brevity Of Your Remembrance

You will soon be forgotten. A man is remembered only a little while, and then he is forgotten. "He shall return no more to his house, neither shall his place know him anymore. Are not my days few? cease then, and let me alone, that I may take comfort a little, Before I go whence I shall not return, even to the land of darkness and the shadow of death; A land of darkness, as darkness itself; and of the shadow of death, without any order, and where the light is as darkness." (Job 7:10 & 10:20-22)

3. The Sureness Of Trouble

Life is bale full of troubles. I have also found this very true!!! "Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble. He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not." (Job 14:1).

4. The Verity Of The White Throne Judgment

"And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment" (Hebrews 9:27). You will not miss this one unless YOU ARE HID in the CLEFT OF THE ROCK!

5. The Eternality And The Finality Of What You Do With Jesus Christ:

We will all be held accountable over this issue. It is a hard fact of life, my friend. Now will you take God's offer of eternal life ... purchased by His Son ... for all those who will put their trust in Him ... a thumbs down? You will everlastingly suffer the consequences!

6. That Men Never Learn From History

We learn from History That Men Never Learn From History! It is a heart problem! Men refuse to learn the "lessons" afforded by the light of HISTORY: the recorded historical events which occurred as fulfillment of Bible prophecy. Now, these are the basic truths with which we all must deal with one way or another!

7. What Should You Do?

"But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved"; [Romans 10:8-13]


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Home In The Hills:

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demo Everybody is going home someday. Everybody is going to their LONG HOME. When you die, you are going to go to your “long home” whether, it be in “Heaven” or in “Hell”. Do you realize that truth? “Also when they shall be afraid of that which is high, and fears shall be in the way, and the almond tree shall flourish, and the grasshopper shall be a burden, and desire shall fail: because man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets:” [Ecclesiastes 12:5]. Read More?

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This  is a BOOK of judgments for Israel and the nations ...the DAY of THE LORD.

The Book Of Amos

Amos 1:1 The words of Amos, who was among the herdmen of Tekoa, which he saw
concerning Israel in the days of Uzziah king of Judah, and in the days of
Jeroboam the son of Joash king of Israel, two years before the earthquake.

Amos 1:2 And he said, The LORD will roar from Zion, and utter his voice from
Jerusalem; and the habitations of the shepherds shall mourn, and the top of
Carmel shall wither.

Amos 1:3 Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Damascus, and for
four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they have threshed
Gilead with threshing instruments of iron:

Amos 1:4 But I will send a fire into the house of Hazael, which shall devour
the palaces of Benhadad.

Amos 1:5 I will break also the bar of Damascus, and cut off the inhabitant
from the plain of Aven, and him that holdeth the sceptre from the house of
Eden: and the people of Syria shall go into captivity unto Kir, saith the

Amos 1:6 Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Gaza, and for
four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they carried away
captive the whole captivity, to deliver them up to Edom:

Amos 1:7 But I will send a fire on the wall of Gaza, which shall devour the
palaces thereof:

Amos 1:8 And I will cut off the inhabitant from Ashdod, and him that holdeth
the sceptre from Ashkelon, and I will turn mine hand against Ekron: and the
remnant of the Philistines shall perish, saith the Lord GOD.

Amos 1:9 Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Tyrus, and for
four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they delivered up
the whole captivity to Edom, and remembered not the brotherly covenant:

Amos 1:10 But I will send a fire on the wall of Tyrus, which shall devour
the palaces thereof.

Amos 1:11 Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Edom, and for
four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because he did pursue his
brother with the sword, and did cast off all pity, and his anger did tear
perpetually, and he kept his wrath for ever:

Amos 1:12 But I will send a fire upon Teman, which shall devour the palaces
of Bozrah.

Amos 1:13 Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of the children of
Ammon, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they
have ripped up the women with child of Gilead, that they might enlarge their

Amos 1:14 But I will kindle a fire in the wall of Rabbah, and it shall
devour the palaces thereof, with shouting in the day of battle, with a tempest
in the day of the whirlwind:

Amos 1:15 And their king shall go into captivity, he and his princes
together, saith the LORD.

Amos 2:1 Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Moab, and for
four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because he burned the bones
of the king of Edom into lime:

Amos 2:2 But I will send a fire upon Moab, and it shall devour the palaces
of Kirioth: and Moab shall die with tumult, with shouting, and with the sound
of the trumpet:

Amos 2:3 And I will cut off the judge from the midst thereof, and will slay
all the princes thereof with him, saith the LORD.

Amos 2:4 Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Judah, and for
four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they have despised
the law of the LORD, and have not kept his commandments, and their lies caused
them to err, after the which their fathers have walked:

Amos 2:5 But I will send a fire upon Judah, and it shall devour the palaces
of Jerusalem.

Amos 2:6 Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Israel, and for
four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they sold the
righteous for silver, and the poor for a pair of shoes;

Amos 2:7 That pant after the dust of the earth on the head of the poor, and
turn aside the way of the meek: and a man and his father will go in unto the
same maid, to profane my holy name:

Amos 2:8 And they lay themselves down upon clothes laid to pledge by every
altar, and they drink the wine of the condemned in the house of their god.

Amos 2:9 Yet destroyed I the Amorite before them, whose height was like the
height of the cedars, and he was strong as the oaks; yet I destroyed his fruit
from above, and his roots from beneath.

Amos 2:10 Also I brought you up from the land of Egypt, and led you forty
years through the wilderness, to possess the land of the Amorite.

Amos 2:11 And I raised up of your sons for prophets, and of your young men
for Nazarites. Is it not even thus, O ye children of Israel? saith the LORD.

Amos 2:12 But ye gave the Nazarites wine to drink; and commanded the
prophets, saying, Prophesy not.

Amos 2:13 Behold, I am pressed under you, as a cart is pressed that is full
of sheaves.

Amos 2:14 Therefore the flight shall perish from the swift, and the strong
shall not strengthen his force, neither shall the mighty deliver himself:

Amos 2:15 Neither shall he stand that handleth the bow; and he that is swift
of foot shall not deliver himself: neither shall he that rideth the horse
deliver himself.

Amos 2:16 And he that is courageous among the mighty shall flee away naked
in that day, saith the LORD.

Amos 3:1 Hear this word that the LORD hath spoken against you, O children of
Israel, against the whole family which I brought up from the land of Egypt,

Amos 3:2 You only have I known of all the families of the earth: therefore I
will punish you for all your iniquities.

Amos 3:3 Can two walk together, except they be agreed?

Amos 3:4 Will a lion roar in the forest, when he hath no prey? will a young
lion cry out of his den, if he have taken nothing?

Amos 3:5 Can a bird fall in a snare upon the earth, where no gin is for him?
shall one take up a snare from the earth, and have taken nothing at all?

Amos 3:6 Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid?
shall there be evil in a city, and the LORD hath not done it?

Amos 3:7 Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret
unto his servants the prophets.

Amos 3:8 The lion hath roared, who will not fear? the Lord GOD hath spoken,
who can but prophesy?

Amos 3:9 Publish in the palaces at Ashdod, and in the palaces in the land of
Egypt, and say, Assemble yourselves upon the mountains of Samaria, and behold
the great tumults in the midst thereof, and the oppressed in the midst

Amos 3:10 For they know not to do right, saith the LORD, who store up
violence and robbery in their palaces.

Amos 3:11 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; An adversary there shall be
even round about the land; and he shall bring down thy strength from thee, and
thy palaces shall be spoiled.

Amos 3:12 Thus saith the LORD; As the shepherd taketh out of the mouth of
the lion two legs, or a piece of an ear; so shall the children of Israel be
taken out that dwell in Samaria in the corner of a bed, and in Damascus in a

Amos 3:13 Hear ye, and testify in the house of Jacob, saith the Lord GOD,
the God of hosts,

Amos 3:14 That in the day that I shall visit the transgressions of Israel
upon him I will also visit the altars of Bethel: and the horns of the altar
shall be cut off, and fall to the ground.

Amos 3:15 And I will smite the winter house with the summer house; and the
houses of ivory shall perish, and the great houses shall have an end, saith
the LORD.

Amos 4:1 Hear this word, ye kine of Bashan, that are in the mountain of
Samaria, which oppress the poor, which crush the needy, which say to their
masters, Bring, and let us drink.

Amos 4:2 The Lord GOD hath sworn by his holiness, that, lo, the days shall
come upon you, that he will take you away with hooks, and your posterity with

Amos 4:3 And ye shall go out at the breaches, every cow at that which is
before her; and ye shall cast them into the palace, saith the LORD.

Amos 4:4 Come to Bethel, and transgress; at Gilgal multiply transgression;
and bring your sacrifices every morning, and your tithes after three years:

Amos 4:5 And offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving with leaven, and proclaim and
publish the free offerings: for this liketh you, O ye children of Israel,
saith the Lord GOD.

Amos 4:6 And I also have given you cleanness of teeth in all your cities,
and want of bread in all your places: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith
the LORD.

Amos 4:7 And also I have withholden the rain from you, when there were yet
three months to the harvest: and I caused it to rain upon one city, and caused
it not to rain upon another city: one piece was rained upon, and the piece
whereupon it rained not withered.

Amos 4:8 So two or three cities wandered unto one city, to drink water; but
they were not satisfied: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD.

Amos 4:9 I have smitten you with blasting and mildew: when your gardens and
your vineyards and your fig trees and your olive trees increased, the
palmerworm devoured them: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD.

Amos 4:10 I have sent among you the pestilence after the manner of Egypt:
your young men have I slain with the sword, and have taken away your horses;
and I have made the stink of your camps to come up unto your nostrils: yet
have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD.

Amos 4:11 I have overthrown some of you, as God overthrew Sodom and
Gomorrah, and ye were as a firebrand plucked out of the burning: yet have ye
not returned unto me, saith the LORD.

Amos 4:12 Therefore thus will I do unto thee, O Israel: and because I will
do this unto thee, prepare to meet thy God, O Israel.

Amos 4:13 For, lo, he that formeth the mountains, and createth the wind, and
declareth unto man what is his thought, that maketh the morning darkness, and
treadeth upon the high places of the earth, The LORD, The God of hosts, is his

Amos 5:1 Hear ye this word which I take up against you, even a lamentation,
O house of Israel.

Amos 5:2 The virgin of Israel is fallen; she shall no more rise: she is
forsaken upon her land; there is none to raise her up.

Amos 5:3 For thus saith the Lord GOD; The city that went out by a thousand
shall leave an hundred, and that which went forth by an hundred shall leave
ten, to the house of Israel.

Amos 5:4 For thus saith the LORD unto the house of Israel, Seek ye me, and
ye shall live:

Amos 5:5 But seek not Bethel, nor enter into Gilgal, and pass not to
Beersheba: for Gilgal shall surely go into captivity, and Bethel shall come to

Amos 5:6 Seek the LORD, and ye shall live; lest he break out like fire in
the house of Joseph, and devour it, and there be none to quench it in Bethel.

Amos 5:7 Ye who turn judgment to wormwood, and leave off righteousness in
the earth,

Amos 5:8 Seek him that maketh the seven stars and Orion, and turneth the
shadow of death into the morning, and maketh the day dark with night: that
calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the
earth: The LORD is his name:

Amos 5:9 That strengtheneth the spoiled against the strong, so that the
spoiled shall come against the fortress.

Amos 5:10 They hate him that rebuketh in the gate, and they abhor him that
speaketh uprightly.

Amos 5:11 Forasmuch therefore as your treading is upon the poor, and ye take
from him burdens of wheat: ye have built houses of hewn stone, but ye shall
not dwell in them; ye have planted pleasant vineyards, but ye shall not drink
wine of them.

Amos 5:12 For I know your manifold transgressions, and your mighty sins:
they afflict the just, they take a bribe, and they turn aside the poor in the
gate from their right.

Amos 5:13 Therefore the prudent shall keep silence in that time; for it is
an evil time.

Amos 5:14 Seek good, and not evil, that ye may live: and so the LORD, the
God of hosts, shall be with you, as ye have spoken.

Amos 5:15 Hate the evil, and love the good, and establish judgment in the
gate: it may be that the LORD God of hosts will be gracious unto the remnant
of Joseph.

Amos 5:16 Therefore the LORD, the God of hosts, the Lord, saith thus;
Wailing shall be in all streets; and they shall say in all the highways, Alas!
alas! and they shall call the husbandman to mourning, and such as are skilful
of lamentation to wailing.

Amos 5:17 And in all vineyards shall be wailing: for I will pass through
thee, saith the LORD.

Amos 5:18 Woe unto you that desire the day of the LORD! to what end is it
for you? the day of the LORD is darkness, and not light.

Amos 5:19 As if a man did flee from a lion, and a bear met him; or went into
the house, and leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him.

Amos 5:20 Shall not the day of the LORD be darkness, and not light? even
very dark, and no brightness in it?

Amos 5:21 I hate, I despise your feast days, and I will not smell in your
solemn assemblies.

Amos 5:22 Though ye offer me burnt offerings and your meat offerings, I will
not accept them: neither will I regard the peace offerings of your fat beasts.

Amos 5:23 Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs; for I will not hear
the melody of thy viols.

Amos 5:24 But let judgment run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty

Amos 5:25 Have ye offered unto me sacrifices and offerings in the wilderness
forty years, O house of Israel?

Amos 5:26 But ye have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiun your
images, the star of your god, which ye made to yourselves.

Amos 5:27 Therefore will I cause you to go into captivity beyond Damascus,
saith the LORD, whose name is The God of hosts.

Amos 6:1 Woe to them that are at ease in Zion, and trust in the mountain of
Samaria, which are named chief of the nations, to whom the house of Israel

Amos 6:2 Pass ye unto Calneh, and see; and from thence go ye to Hamath the
great: then go down to Gath of the Philistines: be they better than these
kingdoms? or their border greater than your border?

Amos 6:3 Ye that put far away the evil day, and cause the seat of violence
to come near;

Amos 6:4 That lie upon beds of ivory, and stretch themselves upon their
couches, and eat the lambs out of the flock, and the calves out of the midst
of the stall;

Amos 6:5 That chant to the sound of the viol, and invent to themselves
instruments of music, like David;

Amos 6:6 That drink wine in bowls, and anoint themselves with the chief
ointments: but they are not grieved for the affliction of Joseph.

Amos 6:7 Therefore now shall they go captive with the first that go captive,
and the banquet of them that stretched themselves shall be removed.

Amos 6:8 The Lord GOD hath sworn by himself, saith the LORD the God of
hosts, I abhor the excellency of Jacob, and hate his palaces: therefore will I
deliver up the city with all that is therein.

Amos 6:9 And it shall come to pass, if there remain ten men in one house,
that they shall die.

Amos 6:10 And a man's uncle shall take him up, and he that burneth him, to
bring out the bones out of the house, and shall say unto him that is by the
sides of the house, Is there yet any with thee? and he shall say, No. Then
shall he say, Hold thy tongue: for we may not make mention of the name of the

Amos 6:11 For, behold, the LORD commandeth, and he will smite the great
house with breaches, and the little house with clefts.

Amos 6:12 Shall horses run upon the rock? will one plow there with oxen? for
ye have turned judgment into gall, and the fruit of righteousness into

Amos 6:13 Ye which rejoice in a thing of nought, which say, Have we not
taken to us horns by our own strength?

Amos 6:14 But, behold, I will raise up against you a nation, O house of
Israel, saith the LORD the God of hosts; and they shall afflict you from the
entering in of Hemath unto the river of the wilderness.

Amos 7:1 Thus hath the Lord GOD showed 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.

Amos 7:2 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.

Amos 7:3 The LORD repented for this: It shall not be, saith the LORD.

Amos 7:4 Thus hath the Lord GOD showed unto me: and, behold, the Lord GOD
called to contend by fire, and it devoured the great deep, and did eat up a

Amos 7:5 Then said I, O Lord GOD, cease, I beseech thee: by whom shall Jacob
arise? for he is small.

Amos 7:6 The LORD repented for this: This also shall not be, saith the Lord

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

Amos 7:8 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:

Amos 7:9 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.

Amos 7:10 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.

Amos 7:11 For thus Amos saith, Jeroboam shall die by the sword, and Israel
shall surely be led away captive out of their own land.

Amos 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:

Amos 7:13 But prophesy not again any more at Bethel: for it is the king's
chapel, and it is the king's court.

Amos 7:14 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 sycamore fruit:

Amos 7:15 And the LORD took me as I followed the flock, and the LORD said
unto me, Go, prophesy unto my people Israel.

Amos 7:16 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.

Amos 7:17 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.

Amos 8:1 Thus hath the Lord GOD showed unto me: and behold a basket of
summer fruit.

Amos 8:2 And he said, Amos, what seest thou? And I said, A basket of summer
fruit. Then said the LORD unto me, The end is come upon my people of Israel; I
will not again pass by them any more.

Amos 8:3 And the songs of the temple shall be howlings in that day, saith
the Lord GOD: there shall be many dead bodies in every place; they shall cast
them forth with silence.

Amos 8:4 Hear this, O ye that swallow up the needy, even to make the poor of
the land to fail,

Amos 8:5 Saying, When will the new moon be gone, that we may sell corn? and
the sabbath, that we may set forth wheat, making the ephah small, and the
shekel great, and falsifying the balances by deceit?

Amos 8:6 That we may buy the poor for silver, and the needy for a pair of
shoes; yea, and sell the refuse of the wheat?

Amos 8:7 The LORD hath sworn by the excellency of Jacob, Surely I will never
forget any of their works.

Amos 8:8 Shall not the land tremble for this, and every one mourn that
dwelleth therein? and it shall rise up wholly as a flood; and it shall be cast
out and drowned, as by the flood of Egypt.

Amos 8:9 And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord GOD, that I
will cause the sun to go down at noon, and I will darken the earth in the
clear day:

Amos 8:10 And I will turn your feasts into mourning, and all your songs into
lamentation; and I will bring up sackcloth upon all loins, and baldness upon
every head; and I will make it as the mourning of an only son, and the end
thereof as a bitter day.

Amos 8:11 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a
famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of
hearing the words of the LORD:

Amos 8:12 And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to
the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall
not find it.

Amos 8:13 In that day shall the fair virgins and young men faint for thirst.

Amos 8:14 They that swear by the sin of Samaria, and say, Thy god, O Dan,
liveth; and, The manner of Beersheba liveth; even they shall fall, and never
rise up again.

Amos 9:1 I saw the Lord standing upon the altar: and he said, Smite the
lintel of the door, that the posts may shake: and cut them in the head, all of
them; and I will slay the last of them with the sword: he that fleeth of them
shall not flee away, and he that escapeth of them shall not be delivered.

Amos 9:2 Though they dig into hell, thence shall mine hand take them; though
they climb up to heaven, thence will I bring them down:

Amos 9:3 And though they hide themselves in the top of Carmel, I will search
and take them out thence; and though they be hid from my sight in the bottom
of the sea, thence will I command the serpent, and he shall bite them:

Amos 9:4 And though they go into captivity before their enemies, thence will
I command the sword, and it shall slay them: and I will set mine eyes upon
them for evil, and not for good.

Amos 9:5 And the Lord GOD of hosts is he that toucheth the land, and it
shall melt, and all that dwell therein shall mourn: and it shall rise up
wholly like a flood; and shall be drowned, as by the flood of Egypt.

Amos 9:6 It is he that buildeth his stories in the heaven, and hath founded
his troop in the earth; he that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth
them out upon the face of the earth: The LORD is his name.

Amos 9:7 Are ye not as children of the Ethiopians unto me, O children of
Israel? saith the LORD. Have not I brought up Israel out of the land of Egypt?
and the Philistines from Caphtor, and the Syrians from Kir?

Amos 9:8 Behold, the eyes of the Lord GOD are upon the sinful kingdom, and I
will destroy it from off the face of the earth; saving that I will not utterly
destroy the house of Jacob, saith the LORD.

Amos 9:9 For, lo, I will command, and I will sift the house of Israel among
all nations, like as corn is sifted in a sieve, yet shall not the least grain
fall upon the earth.

Amos 9:10 All the sinners of my people shall die by the sword, which say,
The evil shall not overtake nor prevent us.

Amos 9:11 In that day will I raise up the tabernacle of David that is
fallen, and close up the breaches thereof; and I will raise up his ruins, and
I will build it as in the days of old:

Amos 9:12 That they may possess the remnant of Edom, and of all the heathen,
which are called by my name, saith the LORD that doeth this.

Amos 9:13 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that the plowman shall
overtake the reaper, and the treader of grapes him that soweth seed; and the
mountains shall drop sweet wine, and all the hills shall melt.

Amos 9:14 And I will bring again the captivity of my people of Israel, and
they shall build the waste cities, and inhabit them; and they shall plant
vineyards, and drink the wine thereof; they shall also make gardens, and eat
the fruit of them.

Amos 9:15 And I will plant them upon their land, and they shall no more be
pulled up out of their land which I have given them, saith the LORD thy God.


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1) Do you have a "prepared heart" to seek God?

2) Have you found His Book?

3) Is your heart "fixed"? John 3:5 "born of water and of the Spirit"

4) Do you inquire of the LORD?

 "Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth" [2 Timothy 3:15]

5) Do you show forth your light by your good works?   "Let your light so shine..." [Matthew 5:16]

6) Are you openly, before all men, publishing your relationship to Jesus?   Do you possess "a good profession before many witnesses" ?  [1 Timothy 6:11-12]

 7) Are you following after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness?

8) Do you have a heart in communion with the Spirit of God in a celebration of a worship of praise?