Morning Light – November 13th, 2017 – Amos 08:  When God’s Patience Runs Out

Source: http://ift.tt/2icDtjm Today: [Amos 8] When God’s Patience Runs Out. In Amos 8:1 we find that the patience of God with the northern kingdom of Samaria is running out. The consequences will be severe. Does God ever run out of patience in our day? Could you perceive in your most remote thinking that you may be trying the patience of God in some way that may ultimately cost you if you don’t change your mind? Amos speaks to these things very deeply in our study today as we see the curtain closing on the disobedient northern kingdom. [Amo 8:1-14 KJV] … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – November 10th, 2017 – Amos 07:  Three Visions of Devastation to Come

Source: http://ift.tt/2zLc0jj Today: [Amos 7] Three Visions of Devastation to Come. In this chapter Amos gives 3 visions, the first to of which did not come to pass. Does that make Amos a false prophet? Amos gives a vision of locusts and a vision of fire that he admits did not come to pass as he saw them. By today’s standards that would constitute Amos being branded a false prophet by the self-appointed “authorities” of our day. Yet Amos was used by God and his 3rd vision in the chapter does ultimately come to pass, whereby we can learn something … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – November 9th, 2017 – Amos 06:  Samaria and Zion Reproved

Source: http://ift.tt/2m5efaY Today: [Amos 6] Samaria and Zion Reproved. In chapter 6 of Amos the ruling houses of the northern and southern kingdoms of Israel are held accountable for their crimes against God. The impoverished are afflicted, the peoples are convinced that they are too important to ever be allowed to fail, the courts of the day were perverting judgment in astonishing dimensions. For this reason God declares both houses of Israel will be taken into captivity. [Amo 6:1-14 KJV] 1 Woe to them [that are] at ease in Zion, and trust in the mountain of Samaria, [which are] named … (click link or title to continue)

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

Source: http://ift.tt/2iGX0b5 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: http://ift.tt/2zpQjSO 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: http://ift.tt/2hLNlAy 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)