August 5, 2020
A Specific Time Frame
Amos 1:1 (KJB) 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.
The prophecy contained in this scripture is the opening statement of the book of Amos. It concerns the judgment of nations surrounding Israel given by God and recorded in this Old Testament book. God gives us a specific time frame here that we can tie together with a natural event, an earthquake. This information allows for these events to be pinpointed into a particular timeframe as ancient history unfolded.
Not only that, but we can understand the presence of sin to affect us on a personal level and collectively as a nation. The book of Amos is chock-full of examples concerning the dark spiritual nature at work in the hearts of these ancient people as well as the presence and power of God at work in this world.
Indeed, we can see these same dark principles at working among many lost souls in this world. Too, we can know about and see evidence of God’s [resence in this world. If you take the time to read through the short book of Amos, you will understand the similarity of past situations to the spiritual state of this today.
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