Participants: Kelly Mowrer
Series Code: HWAL
Program Code: HWAL000697
00:15 Hello and welcome to His words are Life.
00:17 I'm Kelly Mowrer and today
00:19 we will be reading together from the Book of Amos.
00:22 But first let's pray.
00:24 Dear Heavenly Father, thank you
00:26 that while we were caught in the chains of inequity
00:32 and bowed down with the weight of guilt,
00:33 You set us free and You redeemed us unto yourself.
00:37 Please teach us your ways today,
00:39 I ask in name of Jesus, amen.
00:43 Picking up at Amos Chapter 5 with verse 18
00:46 and this is the King James Version.
00:49 Woe unto you that desire the day of the Lord
00:53 to what end is it for you?
00:56 The day of the Lord is darkness, and not light.
00:59 As if a man did flee from a lion,
01:01 and a bear met him, or went into the house,
01:04 and leaned his hand on the wall,
01:06 and a serpent bit him.
01:08 Shall not the day of the Lord be darkness, and not light?
01:12 Even very dark, and no brightness in it?
01:16 I hate, I despise your feast days,
01:19 and I will not smell in your solemn assemblies.
01:21 Though all of you offer me burnt offerings
01:23 and your meat offerings,
01:25 I will not accept them, neither will I regard
01:27 the peace offerings of your fat beasts.
01:30 Take you away from me the noise of your songs,
01:34 for I will not hear the melody of your viols.
01:37 But let judgment run down as waters,
01:40 and righteousness as a mighty stream.
01:43 Have all of you offered unto me
01:44 sacrifices and offerings in the wilderness forty years,
01:47 O house of Israel?
01:49 But all of you have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch
01:52 and Chiun your images, the star of your God,
01:56 which all of you made to yourselves.
01:58 Therefore will I cause you to go
02:01 into captivity beyond Damascus,
02:03 saith the Lord, whose name is The God of hosts.
02:08 Continuing with Amos Chapter 6.
02:11 Woe to them that are at ease in Zion,
02:14 and trust in the mountain of Samaria,
02:17 which are named chief of the nations,
02:20 to whom the house of Israel came.
02:22 Pass all of you unto Calneh, and see,
02:24 and from thence go all of you to Hamath the great,
02:27 then go down to Gath of the Philistines.
02:30 Be they better than these kingdoms?
02:33 or their border greater than your border?
02:36 Ye that put far away the evil day,
02:38 and cause the seat of violence to come near.
02:41 That lie upon beds of ivory,
02:43 and stretch themselves upon their couches,
02:45 and eat the lambs out of the flock,
02:47 and the calves out of the midst of the stall,
02:50 That chant to the sound of the viol,
02:53 and invent to themselves instruments of music,
02:55 like David, that drink wine in bowls,
02:59 and anoint themselves with the chief ointments,
03:02 but they are not grieved for the affliction of Joseph.
03:06 Therefore now shall they go captive
03:08 with the first that go captive,
03:11 and the banquet of them
03:12 that stretched themselves shall be removed.
03:16 The Lord God has sworn by himself,
03:19 saith the Lord the God of hosts,
03:21 I abhor the excellency of Jacob,
03:24 and hate his palaces, therefore will I deliver up
03:27 the city with all that is therein.
03:30 And it shall come to pass,
03:31 if there remain ten men in one house,
03:34 that they shall die.
03:36 And a man's uncle shall take him up,
03:38 and he that burneth him,
03:39 to bring out the bones out of the house,
03:41 and shall say unto him
03:42 that is by the sides of the house,
03:44 Is there yet any with thee?
03:46 and he shall say, No.
03:48 Then shall he say, Hold thy tongue,
03:50 for we may not make mention of the name of the Lord.
03:53 For, behold, the Lord commandeth,
03:55 and he will smite the great house with breaches,
03:58 and the little house with clefts.
04:01 Shall horses run upon the rock?
04:04 Will one plow there with oxen?
04:06 For ye have turned judgment into gall,
04:09 and the fruit of righteousness into hemlock.
04:12 Ye which rejoice in a thing of nought, which say,
04:16 Have we not taken to us horns by our own strength?
04:20 But, behold, I will raise up against you a nation,
04:24 O house of Israel,
04:25 saith the Lord the God of hosts,
04:28 and they shall afflict you from the entering in of Hemath
04:31 unto the river of the wilderness.
04:35 Continuing in the Book Of Amos Chapter 7
04:38 and this is the King James Version.
04:42 Thus has the Lord God showed unto me,
04:45 and, behold, he formed grasshoppers
04:47 in the beginning of the shooting up
04:49 of the latter growth, and, lo,
04:50 it was the latter growth after the king's mowings.
04:53 And it came to pass,
04:54 that when they had made an end of eating
04:57 the grass of the land,
04:59 then I said, O Lord God,
05:02 forgive, I beseech thee,
05:04 by whom shall Jacob arise?
05:07 For he is small.
05:10 The Lord repented for this,
05:12 It shall not be, saith the Lord.
05:15 Thus hath the Lord God shewed unto me,
05:17 and, behold, the Lord God called to contend by fire,
05:21 and it devoured the great deep,
05:23 and did eat up a part.
05:25 Then said I, O Lord God, cease, I beseech thee,
05:29 By whom shall Jacob arise?
05:31 For he is small.
05:33 The Lord repented for this,
05:36 This also shall not be, saith the Lord God.
05:39 Thus he shewed me, and, behold,
05:42 the Lord stood upon a wall made by a plumbline,
05:47 with a plumbline in his hand.
05:49 And the Lord said unto me,
05:51 Amos, what seest thou?
05:53 And I said, a plumbline.
05:57 Then said the Lord, Behold,
05:59 I will set a plumbline in the midst of my people Israel,
06:03 I will not again pass by them any more.
06:06 And the high places of Isaac shall be desolate,
06:08 and the sanctuaries of Israel shall be laid waste,
06:10 and I will rise against the house
06:11 of Jeroboam with the sword.
06:14 Amaziah the priest of Bethel
06:16 sent to Jeroboam king of Israel, saying,
06:19 Amos hath conspired against thee
06:20 in the midst of the house of Israel,
06:22 the land is not able to bear all his words.
06:25 For thus Amos saith,
06:26 Jeroboam shall die by the sword,
06:28 and Israel shall surely be led away captive
06:30 out of their own land.
06:32 Also Amaziah said unto Amos,
06:35 O thou seer, go, flee thee away into the land of Judah,
06:39 and there eat bread, and prophesy there,
06:42 But prophesy not again any more at Bethel,
06:45 for it is the king's chapel, and it is the king's court.
06:49 Then answered Amos, and said to Amaziah,
06:53 I was no prophet, neither was I a prophet's son,
06:57 but I was an herdman,
06:59 and a gatherer of sycomore fruit,
07:02 And the Lord took me as I followed the flock,
07:05 and the Lord said unto me,
07:06 Go, prophesy unto my people Israel.
07:11 Now therefore hear thou the word of the Lord,
07:15 Thou sayest, Prophesy not against Israel,
07:18 and drop not thy word against the house of Isaac.
07:22 Therefore thus saith the Lord,
07:25 Thy wife shall be an harlot in the city,
07:27 and thy sons and thy daughters shall fall by the sword,
07:31 and thy land shall be divided by line,
07:34 and thou shalt die in a polluted land,
07:37 and Israel shall surely go into captivity
07:41 forth of his land.
07:44 Continuing in Amos Chapter 8,
07:47 this is the King James Version.
07:50 Thus hath the Lord God shewed unto me,
07:53 and behold a basket of summer fruit.
07:56 And he said, Amos, what seest thou?
08:00 And I said, A basket of summer fruit.
08:04 Then said the Lord unto me,
08:06 The end is come upon my people of Israel,
08:09 I will not again pass by them any more.
08:12 And the songs of the temple shall be howlings
08:15 in that day, saith the Lord God,
08:16 there shall be many dead bodies in every place,
08:19 they shall cast them forth with silence.
08:22 Hear this, O ye that swallow up the needy,
08:25 even to make the poor of the land to fail, Saying,
08:28 when will the new moon be gone, that we may sell corn?
08:32 and the sabbath, that we may set forth wheat,
08:34 making the ephah small, and the shekel great,
08:38 and falsifying the balances by deceit?
08:42 That we may buy the poor for silver,
08:44 and the needy for a pair of shoes,
08:46 yea, and sell the refuse of the wheat?
08:50 The Lord hath sworn by the excellency of Jacob,
08:53 surely I will never forget any of their works.
08:58 Shall not the land tremble for this,
09:00 and every one mourn that dwelleth therein?
09:04 and it shall rise up wholly as a flood,
09:06 and it shall be cast out and drowned,
09:08 as by the flood of Egypt.
09:10 And it shall come to pass in that day,
09:12 saith the Lord God,
09:14 that I will cause the sun to go down at noon,
09:17 and I will darken the earth in the clear day,
09:19 And I will turn your feasts into mourning,
09:21 and all your songs into lamentation,
09:24 and I will bring up sackcloth upon all loins,
09:27 and baldness upon every head,
09:29 and I will make it as the mourning of an only son,
09:33 and the end thereof as a bitter day.
09:36 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God,
09:39 that I will send a famine in the land,
09:41 not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water,
09:46 but of hearing the words of the Lord,
09:49 And they shall wander from sea to sea,
09:52 and from the north even to the east,
09:54 they shall run to and from to seek
09:57 the word of the Lord, and shall not find it.
10:01 In that day shall the fair virgins
10:04 and young men faint for thirst.
10:07 They that swear by the sin of Samaria, and say,
10:10 Thy God, O Dan, liveth, and,
10:12 The manner of Beersheba liveth,
10:15 even they shall fall, and never rise up again.
10:19 Continuing in Amos Chapter 9,
10:21 this is the King James Version.
10:25 I saw the Lord standing upon the altar,
10:29 and he said, Smite the lintel of the door,
10:32 that the posts may shake,
10:33 and cut them in the head, all of them.
10:35 And I will slay the last of them with the sword,
10:38 he that fleeth of them shall not flee away,
10:40 and he that escapeth of them shall not be delivered.
10:43 Though they dig into hell,
10:45 thence shall mine hand take them,
10:48 though they climb up to heaven,
10:50 thence will I bring them down.
10:52 And though they hide themselves
10:54 in the top of Carmel,
10:55 I will search and take them out thence,
10:58 and though they be hid from my sight
11:00 in the bottom of the sea,
11:02 thence will I command the serpent,
11:05 and he shall bite them.
11:07 And though they go into captivity before their enemies,
11:10 thence will I command the sword,
11:12 and it shall slay them,
11:13 and I will set mine eyes upon them for evil,
11:15 and not for good.
11:17 And the Lord God of hosts is he that toucheth the land,
11:20 and it shall melt,
11:22 and all that dwell therein shall mourn,
11:25 and it shall rise up wholly like a flood,
11:27 and shall be drowned, as by the flood of Egypt.
11:30 It is he that buildeth his stories in the heaven,
11:33 and hath founded his troop in the earth,
11:35 he that calleth for the waters of the sea,
11:37 and poureth them out upon the face of the earth,
11:39 The Lord is his name.
11:43 Are ye not as children of the Ethiopians unto me,
11:46 O children of Israel?
11:47 Saith the Lord.
11:48 Have not I brought up Israel out of the land of Egypt?
11:52 And the Philistines from Caphtor,
11:54 and the Syrians from Kir?
11:57 Behold, the eyes of the Lord God are upon
12:00 the sinful kingdom,
12:01 and I will destroy it from off the face of the earth,
12:05 saving that I will not utterly destroy
12:07 the house of Jacob, saith the Lord.
12:10 For, lo, I will command,
12:11 and I will sift the house of Israel among all nations,
12:14 like as corn is sifted in a sieve,
12:17 yet shall not the least grain fall upon the earth.
12:23 All the sinners of my people shall die
12:25 by the sword, which say,
12:27 The evil shall not overtake nor prevent us.
12:31 In that day will I raise up
12:33 the tabernacle of David that is fallen,
12:35 and close up the breaches thereof,
12:37 and I will raise up his ruins,
12:39 and I will build it as in the days of old.
12:42 That they may possess the remnant of Edom,
12:45 and of all the heathen, which are called by my name,
12:49 saith the Lord that doeth this.
12:51 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord,
12:53 that the plowman shall overtake the reaper,
12:56 and the treader of grapes him that soweth seed,
13:00 and the mountains shall drop sweet wine,
13:03 and all the hills shall melt.
13:05 And I will bring again the captivity
13:07 of my people of Israel, and they shall build
13:09 the waste cities, and inhabit them,
13:11 and they shall plant vineyards,
13:12 and drink the wine thereof,
13:14 they shall also make gardens, and eat the fruit of them.
13:17 And I will plant them upon their land,
13:19 and they shall no more be pulled up out of their land
13:22 which I have given them, saith the Lord thy God.
13:28 Continuing in the Book of Obadiah,
13:30 this is the King James Version.
13:33 The vision of Obadiah.
13:35 Thus saith the Lord God concerning Edom,
13:39 We have heard a rumour from the Lord,
13:41 and an ambassador is sent among the heathen,
13:44 arise ye, and let us rise up against her in battle.
13:49 Behold, I have made thee small among the heathen,
13:52 thou art greatly despised.
13:55 The pride of thine heart hath deceived thee,
13:58 thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock,
14:01 whose habitation is high, that saith in his heart.
14:04 Who shall bring me down to the ground?
14:07 Though thou exalt thyself as the eagle,
14:10 and though thou set thy nest among the stars,
14:13 thence will I bring thee down, saith the Lord.
14:16 If thieves came to thee, if robbers by night,
14:19 how art thou cut off.
14:21 Would they not have stolen till they had enough?
14:24 If the grapegatherers came to thee,
14:26 Would they not leave some grapes?
14:29 How are the things of Esau searched out.
14:32 How are his hidden things sought up.
14:36 Please join me again next time
14:37 to read the word of God. Goodbye.