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Famine In The Land, (Amos 8: 11-12)…Famine for the Word of God!

June 1, 2016

Indeed there is Famine in the Land, Famine for the Word of God!

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To get the whole spiritual and literal context, we must back up to verses  9 & 10 of Amos 8, for there Amos used a total eclipse of the sun, which occurred in Asia Minor in June 763, as imagery for God’s coming judgment on Israel. And that day would come/came, in captivity, when the Jewish people who had become paganized in their worship. And as we see in chapter 9, a vision of the Lord judging Israel…  Judgment begins at the centre of idolatry!

And so for us today, we can see the spiritual application of Israel’s paganized ideas of Jehovah/Yahweh, (Amos 8: 13-14), and even our own in this time of Gentile Apostasy!  And God’s sending to us…”when I will send a famine on the land – not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water (physical), but for hearing the words of the Lord. They shall…

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