Morning Light Bible Study

Morning Light – November 8th, 2017 – Amos 5:  What Does Reformation Look Like?

Source: Today: [Amos 5] What Does Reformation Look Like. In today’s chapter Amos sees the nation as a forsaken woman, left to die in the wilderness, because the people have sought reformation outwardly without truly dealing with their heart conditions. At this point there are solemn assemblies, and gatherings, but God declares that He hates such things because they don’t result in true repentance and change. For us we read this chapter and seek to extract from it how we, in difficult times can be a part of the solution and not part of the problem. [Amo 5:1-27 KJV] … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – November 7th, 2017 – Amos 04:  God Champions the Cause of the Impoverished

Source: Today: [Amos 4] God Champions the Cause of the Impoverished. In this chapter Amos by the word of the Lord reproves the northern kingdom for its abusive policies toward the poor. In our own United States there is much ado about the plight of the poor yet genuine relief seems never to actually materialize. In Amos 4 we see that God deals with a nation by how it champions the poor and relieves their suffering. In that light we give pause and wonder what the outcome might be for our own nation, if our policies toward the marginalized … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – November 6th, 2017 – Amos 03:  How Does God Punish?

Source: Today: [Amos 3] How Does God Punish? Does God destroy, devastate and rain calamity down upon us when we are disobedient? Does God create “designer hells” for us to go through in order to accomplish His will in our lives? Does God ever hate us? Or does He love us so much at times He kills us to take us to heaven? Why do little babies die? Why does God allow war and death to be splattered on the headlines every day of the world? Our study in Amos 3 today gives compelling answers to some of the … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – November 3rd, 2017 – Amos 2:  What Brings Downturn?

Morning Light – Amos 2 Today: [Amos 2] What Brings Downturn? In this chapter, the prophet brings God’s word concerning Moab, Judah and Israel. In each of these nation’s case they were reproved for taking actions that in the situation at hand may have seemed unavoidable. Yet for all the justifications for why certain disobediences took place, accountability was still enforced. In reading this chapter we pause and consider whether there are sins of expediency we allow in our own lives, being justified by pressures we feel make our actions unavoidable? [Amo 2:1-16 KJV] 1 Thus saith the LORD; For … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – November 2nd, 2017 – Amos 1:  Introduction to Amos

Morning Light – Amos 1 Today: [Amos 1] Introduction to Amos. The prophet Amos was a contemporary of Isaiah. Unlike the aristocratic Isaiah who lived a privileged life, Amos was a humble herdsman, but God spoke through him to kings and to nations regarding the heart of God and the hand of God moving in their midst because of transgression and systemic generational sin. [Amo 1:1-15 KJV] 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 … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – November 1st, 2017 – Joel 3:  The Final Adjudication of Mankind

Morning Light – Joel 3 Today: [Joel 3] The Final Adjudication of Mankind. After the outpouring of the Spirit of God described in chapter 2, Joel prophesies the ultimate adjudication of the nations of men by those that God has ordained to sit and judge the timeline of man at the conclusion of humanity. Eternity future lies just ahead at this point, when God sets up His rule for 1000 years after vanquishing every rebelling nation, that His saints might rule by an enforced peace for a 1000 years. [Joe 3:1-21 KJV] 1 For, behold, in those days, and in … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – October 31st, 2017 – Joel 02:  Blow the Trumpet for a Great Outpouring

Morning Light – Joel 02 Today: [Joel 2] Blow the Trumpet for a Great Outpouring. In Joel 2 the prophet declares the coming of an army greater than anything man could ever muster. It is not the army of the enemy, but the army of God that lays hold of and experiences fullness in God and an outpouring of His Spirit greater than anything known in human history. The amazing thing is that this outpouring was declared by Peter to have been initiated at Pentecost 2000 years ago and therefore is ours today if we will just seek out and … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – October 30th, 2017 – Joel 01:  When Gnawing Problems Overwhelm Us

Morning Light – Joel 01 Today: [Joel 1] When Gnawing Problems Overwhelm Us. We come to the study of Joel as being written at a time of great natural disaster. Plagues of insects had overrun the nation and the prophet calls the people to awaken out of the stupor of worry and fear to once again seek the Lord at His altar. What a comparison to our day when fear and worry seem to strongly distract us at times, but the call of God through Joel is that we awaken and seek His face for the salvation that only our … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – October 27th, 2017 – Hosea 14:  God’s Final Appeal to Israel

  Morning Light – Hosea 14</a Today: [Hosea 14] God’s Final Appeal to Israel. In this last chapter of the book of Hosea the Father cries out with deep compassion to a backslidden people. The term “backslide” is one that has lost its meaning which is discussed in our study as we read the declaration of the Father through the prophet, imploring a cold-hearted people to return to the God who has loved them so well. [Hos 14:1-9 KJV] 1 O Israel, return unto the LORD thy God; for thou hast fallen by thine iniquity. 2 Take with you words, … (click link or title to continue)