Amos 8:11-14 The Lord says: The time is coming when there will be a famine on the Land, not of hunger, but for hearing the Word of God. People will search for the truth, but will not find it. All who swear by false gods will fall, to rise no more.
Amos 9:1-6 I saw the Lord standing by the altar – He said: break down the buildings onto the heads of the people and any who are left, I shall put to the sword. Wherever they hide, I will find them and destroy them. At the Touch of the Lord, the earth heaves, all who live there mourn. He is the One who created the heavens and the earth. This is the Lord’s Day of vengeance and wrath.
Amos 9:7-12 Are not you Israelites like the Cushites to Me? I brought you up from Egypt. My eyes are on this sinful nation and I will judge them. Yet, I will not completely destroy Jacob’s posterity. I shall give the command to sieve Israel among the nations, without one pebble falling to the ground. All the sinners among My people will die. On that Day, I shall restore David’s fallen house and rebuild it as it was long ago, so that Israel may possess what is left of Edom and all those nations who were once named as Mine.
All of Jacob’s posterity, those that are judged righteous, will possess all of the Promised Land.
Amos 9:13-15 A time is coming when the Land will prosper and be fruitful. I shall bring back My exiled people, they will restore their towns and vineyards. They will enjoy the produce of the Land. Once more, I shall plant My people in their own soil, never again to be removed from the Land that I have given them. REB [abridged]
The sequence of events is clear – firstly a lack of good Bible teaching and preaching. Those who search for the truth, will not find it, unless their heart is right with God. Then, in Amos 9:1-8, describes the Day of the Lords vengeance and wrath, when disaster will fall onto all the world, but particularly the area of the Middle East. The Jewish people too, will be judged. Jeremiah 12:14-17.
But the descendants of Jacob, that is all 12 tribes of Israel are still known to God. He will gather and judge them. Ezekiel 20:34-36, Isaiah 1:25, Deuteronomy 32:36.
They will be joined by all the faithful Christians who are grafted in by righteousness.
V. 11-12 Then, “On that day, I will restore David’s fallen house”. The Temple will be rebuilt, Zechariah 6:15 then later: at the Return of Jesus, He will fulfil God’s promise to David, that His royal line will continue forever. “so that Israel may possess what is left of Edom”, also the lands of other nations, depopulated by His Day of wrath..
This enables the Lord’s Christian people to be a ‘light to the nations’ and preach the good news of the coming Kingdom. It also fulfils God’s promises to the Patriarchs, that their posterity will live in peace and prosperity in ALL the Land that was given to them.
the Lord will bestow on His people all those amazing blessings as promised throughout the Bible. There will be times of difficulty, and testing; as when the Anti Christ stops the offerings in the New Temple, but those who hold firm to their faith in God, will see Jesus Return in His Glory and will reign with Him.