Middle East

The battle of births-right in the Middle East.

The book of Amos is also a book of wows. Amos was Gods spokesman for social justice and righteousness. His call was to bring people to repentance.

I like to raise the question, as to why should we study the Old Testament books of the bible? Pearls of truth are found in Gods Word, and it opens the mind to wisdom. God wants his people to progress in wisdom and understanding and not to be blended by the snare of the devil and his coworkers, because they are still allowed too test mankind to the end of time.

Amos prophesied during the reign of king Uzziah over Judah and king Jeroboam the second over Israel 760 – 750. BC.

Booths kingdoms were enjoying great prosperity at that point of time and had reach political and military heights.

The book is divided into 3 portions:

Pronunciation of judgment on different nations in the Middle East.

Main message.


Amos is the book of Israel’s birthright and has also a futuristic message.

Jacob and Esau had a battle of birthright.

God only spoke to Abraham in Genesis 15 about his inheritance after Lot went out from him.

When difficult times confront us, and it seems to be all around, there might be a reason for it. If we are out of Gods will, we will lack strength and things start to move the wrong way.

If we hear God, we will have favor. Josef was sent to prison, but he continue in the way of righteousness and was relished later on to serve the king

David a shepherd boy was anointed by Samuel and became king because God was with him.

Paulus endured all kinds of attack for the sake of the gospel.

There is a battle going on either way. God speaks trough circumstances also today. God eternal does not change. He is the same today as yesterday.

When God lead the people out of Egypt, he was protecting them by a pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night.

It was always a heavy burden for the prophets to announce judgment. Often they were ill treated, because the message did not fit the king and his supporter. To make the message clear, the prophets was at times, being tied up in the message making them practically living it before the eyes of the people.      

God does not judge without giving warnings ahead. It was like that in Old Testament time, and it is like that today, even so many people do not understand or fully believe Gods way.

The countries surrounding Israel has a history in their relationship with Israel.

By fighting against Israel they also fought against God.

Antichrist will come against Israel in the end time with many people.

By digging into the old scripture demonic forces behind those countries surfaces.

Israel herself will also be judge in the end time. Many will be saved, and many will be martyred during the tribulation, before Christ second return.

When reading this message we must remember 2 Corinthians 15-52 and others that promise, that we will be taken up before the tribulation.

Chapter 1 and 2 are judgment on the nations surrounding Israel at that present time. They were Aram, Philistia, Phoenicia, Edom, Ammon and Moab.

Israel herself did also feel Gods judging hand.

On todays map the countries surrounding Israel are Jordan Syria and Lebanon to the east side. Palestine is towards the see.

Antichrist will, according to Daniel, trough Egypt and Libya on the west invade Jerusalem to make it his headquarter, Ethiopia will join with those countries.

See Daniel chapter 11 verses 41, 42, 43, 44, 45.

King Husain from Jordan became the overseer of the Doom of the Rock in 1948 when Israel became independent; his son has that task today. It could be one of the reasons why antichrist does not invade Jordan.

Jordan will be a place of refuge for people in Israel too flee too when time is at its worst.

Chapter 1 – 3: For 3 transgressions on Damascus and for 4 I will not revoke its punishment. The same goes for the other countries mentioned.

God is looking back trough the generations, as he judge for in last chapter to sum all up by Christ second return.

God verifier the reason, as to why judgment must come.

Still there was time for them to repent.

God did save Nineveh, when they repented after Jonah preached to them.

The judgment on those nations tells us something about the spirit of antichrist. There will be an increase of pride, worldliness, ungodliness, homosexuality and greed among people.

Jesus said the end will be like in the time of Noah.

See Matthew chapter 24 verses 37.

The answer to the judgment is repentance and humility.

Faith and hope in God. It is impossible to please God without faith.

It is God who provides the anointing too break the yoke.

All praise and worship belongs to God. He will newer share worship with another being except for the Son and Holy Spirit being part of the Godhead.  

He will also newer live his throne before the devil is done away with.

Only then will he live among his people as written in the last chapter in the book of Revelation. 

What happens to people in Old Testament time over and over again was,

that they got caught up in outward ceremonies organized by the priest.

Their heart was not in it. The confrontations Jesus had with the Pharisees, when he walked on earth, were of the same kind.

The danger of being religious outwardly without respect and love of God in the heart is, that demonic force comes in, whereby people are blended.

That is why God is jealous of other, so called, gods. 

Chapter 5 – 21: God says – I hate your festivals.

Verse 22: Even thought you offer burnt offering and grain offerings, I will not accept them.

Verse 23: Take away from me the noise of your songs.

It should remain us of our own stand with God. Do we worship and thank him for all the things he has done for us.

Without him we are absolutely nothing. All life flows from the eternal God.

Verse 24: Let justice roll down like water and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.

Chapter 4 – 6: God explain himself through the mouth of the prophet saying:

I gave you lack of bread and withhold rain in one area

and gave to much rain in an other area.

I smote you with scorching wind and mildew.

I sent plague among you after the manner of Egypt.

I slew your young men by the sword.

I overthrew you like Sodom and Gomorra.

By mentioned all this God say: You have not returned to me.

God speaks through circumstances.

Chapter 4 – 12: Prepare to meet your God O Israel – we are held responsible.

Chapter 7: Through visions God is showing Amos what is about to happen:

Verse 1 – God is forming a locust swarm to eat the harvest.

Amos intercedes: Please pardon how can Jacob stand for he is small.

God answered: it shall not be.

Verse 4: Then God shows Amos a fire – Amos responded: Please God stop.

God answered it shall not be.

Verse 7: God shows Amos a plumb line, because he is going to divide the people

and spare them no longer.

God is reluctant to judge; however he listens to intercessors, and he counsel with his people. That makes us responsible for each other.

It also shows, that God will withhold disaster if we intercede.

Chapter 8 – 2: God said: What do you see Amos? A basket of summer fruits.

God says: The end has come for my people Israel. I will spare them no longer.

Chapter 9: Judgment unavoidable up to verse 11 same chapter.

God does not rejoice by punishing people. He says, we should not rejoice

when we see it happen. It could make him change his mind and judge the other party too. God judge to restore righteousness and to make us humble.

Chapter 9 – 11: God will raise up the house of David to possess the land of Edom

and the nations who are called by his name.

After the forecast of destruction, Amos shows a picture of a glorious time like in the Garden of Eden. The way God had meant it to be from the beginning of time.