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 9:1-4 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.
Amos 9:5-6 At the Touch of the Lord, the earth shakes, all who live there mourn. He is the One who created the heavens and the earth.
Amos 9:7-8 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.
Amos 9:9-10 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.
Amos 9:11-12 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.
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
My contention that all Israel, now every faithful Christian, will regather and settle into the Land of New Israel before the Return of Jesus, is reinforced by this passage from the prophet Amos. The sequence of events is clear – firstly a lack of good Bible teaching. Then, in Amos 9:1-8, describes the Day of the Lords vengeance, when disaster will fall onto all these peoples attacking the State of Israel. The Jews 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.
V. 11-12 Then, “On that day, I will restore David’s fallen house”. This 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, cleared out by the Lord’s Day of wrath.
This enables the Lord’s Christian people to be a ‘light to the nations’ and preach the gospel of the coming Kingdom. It also fulfils God’s promises to the Patriarchs, that their posterity, by faith will live in peace and prosperity in ALL the Land promised to them. Deuteronomy 30:36, Ezekiel 34:11-16, Romans 9:24-26
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 faith in God, will see Jesus Return in His Glory and will reign with Him.
Amos 9:13-15 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord….. the mountains shall drip sweetwine……. and I will bring again the captivity of My people of Israel and they shall build the waste cities and inhabit them. They will plant vineyards and drink the wine thereof…….. and I shall plant them upon their Land and they shall no more be pulled up out of their Land, which I have given them, says the Lord thy God. KJV