PREPARE TO MEET THY GOD “for your have not returned to me” saith the Lord. Amos 4

1-     A Time is Coming
2-     Disaster comes upon Nations who turn from the Lord in order for them to come back to him “For you have not returned to me” saith the Lord. When the Nations and the people continue to ignore the Lords call and His signs, disaster is decreed, and it is written the disaster will be 7x worse “21 ‘Then, if you walk contrary to Me, and are not willing to obey Me, I will bring on you seven times more plagues, according to your sins. ‘And after all this, if you do not obey Me, but walk contrary to Me, then I also will walk contrary to you in fury; and I, even I, will chastise you seven times for your sins.  Leviticus 26 
3- Stop doing what  “seems right in our own eyes” : There is a path before each person that seems right, but it ends in death.  You shall not at all do as we are doing here today—every man doing whatever is right in his own eyes”  God wants us to seek Him in ALL we do, and not continue doing things we “think” are good ( or making excuses for sin.)  “Whatever I command you, be careful to observe it; you shall not add to it nor take away from it. Deut. 12:32, Judges 17:6, Judges 21:25, Prov 14:12, Deut 12:8 

Amos 4:1  Listen to me, you fat cows  living in Samaria, you women who oppress the poor and crush the needy, and who are always calling to your husbands,  “Bring us another drink!” (NLV)
Hear this word, you cows of Bashan, who are on the mountain of Samaria, Who oppress the poor, Who crush the needy, Who say to your husbands. “Bring wine, let us drink!”(NKJ)

Their sins:                                                          
1-oppress the poor
2-crush the needy
3-disrespect their masters saying “bring us another drink”

    If we dissect this, we can see the following sins of the people-   No love for others, no concern for the poor, hard-hearted,  disrespect of elders, parents, husbands, laziness, drunkenness, selfishness, overindulgence, materialistic, pushy, pampered.   
(Do you see this today? My concern is that this sounds like a description of the role models our children see on tv- Disney, Mtv- be careful  and guard the hearts of your children)

Hear the Word of the Lord : TIME IS COMING (  2010 )

Amos 4:2  “ A time will come when you will be led away with hooks in your noses- every last one of you will be dragged way like a fish on a hook”
Jeremiah 9:25  “A time is coming,” says the LORD, “when I will punish all those who are circumcised in body but not in spirit—
2 Timothy 4:3 For a time is coming when people will no longer listen to sound and wholesome teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever their itching ears want to hear.   A Time Is Coming

Isaiah 37:29 And because of your raging against me
    and your arrogance, which I have heard for myself,
I will put my hook in your nose and my bit in your mouth.
I will make you return by the same road on which you came.”

Jer 17:5-9,22
 This is what the Lord says:
Cursed are those who put their trust in mere humans, (see also Is 51:12)
who rely on human strength and turn their hearts away from the Lord.
They are like stunted shrubs in the desert, with no hope for the future. They will live in the barren wilderness,
    in an uninhabited salty land.
But blessed are those who trust in the Lord
    and have made the Lord their hope and confidence.
 They are like trees planted along a riverbank,
    with roots that reach deep into the water.
Such trees are not bothered by the heat
    or worried by long months of drought.
Their leaves stay green, and they never stop producing fruit.
Do not do your work on the Sabbath, but make it a holy day. I gave this command to your ancestors,  but they did not listen or obey. They stubbornly refused to pay attention or accept my discipline. ( what do you think about the Sabbath day? is it now obsolete? did Jesus cross it off the 10 commandments when He died? I heard on this day when I heard a time is coming, I also heard “honor the Sabbath” which I had never really considered. When I do, I am beyond blessed, it’s amazing…any thoughts.. revelations on this? I’m curious)

  DID YOU KNOW…..The Lord hears what you say. You are being watched very closely. All you say and do is recorded- and not just that – but your hidden motives for doing the things you do. So BE CAREFUL! Set yourself straight before the Lord….and I heard “Are you going to do what is right? ARE YOU Going to do what is right!”

So what’s wrong with what I’m doing? Amos 4:4-5

Amos 4:4 Go ahead with your rituals! Yes! Attend your services and your meetings in the name of the Lord, let everyone know of your great deeds and fasting. This is what you love to do, Yes! Let everyone hear of your great sacrifices….but you keep disobeying. None of your good works will save you if you don’t change what is really in your heart. See Isaiah 58: a true fast

Don’t want to change? Hear what the Lord says” Amos 4:6-11

He will bring hunger to every city and famine to every town YET YOU HAVE NOT RETURNED UNTO ME, SAITH THE LORD

He will keep the rain from falling and your crops will fail, you will stagger and not have enough to drink YET YOU HAVE NOT RETURNED UNTO ME, SAITH THE LORD

He will strike our farms and vineyards with blight and mildew, locusts will devour the crops YET YOU HAVE NOT RETURNED UNTO ME, SAITH THE LORD

Our cities will be destroyed as were Sodom and Gomorrah, but still YOU HAVE NOT RETURNED UNTO ME, SAITH THE LORD

Therefore, I will bring upon yo all the disasters I have announced.

PREPARE TO MEET THY GOD

  FOR LO, HE THAT FORMETH THE MOUNTAINS, AND CREATETH THE WIND, AND DECLARETH UNTO MAN WHAT IS HIS THOUGHT, THAT MAKETH THE MORNING DARKNESS AND TREADETH UPON THE HIGH PLACES OF THE EARTH. THE LORD, THE GOD OF HOSTS IS HIS NAME. 

PRAISE HIM IN THE HOUSE TODAY! He is King of Kings and Lord of Lords, I will lift up my hands to Praise my King. He hears my cries and answers my prayers! In Him I rejoice! There is no God like JEHOVA , There’s no God like JEHOVA !Behold He comes riding on the clouds – out of Zion Salvation comes. Lift your voice, it’s the year of Jubilee and out of Zion salvation Comes.