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Pamphlet 1376 Amos kc 12-2

God will send a famine in the land,
not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water,
but of hearing the words of the LORD

We continue now in chapter 8 of Amos and if you recall, we discussed in detail the following verses, 4-7, in an earlier study. These verses describe the 3rd Seal of Revelation chapter 6 which is the Black Horse of the Hidden Dynasty of the Economy, the one whose rider has a "pair of balances in his hand" and sells "a measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny (Rev. 6:5-6)". Barley is poor man's wheat and a "penny" at the time of this writing was actually a day's wages. Our Father wants us to be keenly aware of this injustice and corruption of the markets and the economic captivity in these last days.

Amos 8:4
Hear this, O ye that swallow up the needy, even to make the poor of the land to fail,

[5] Saying, When will the new moon be gone, that we may sell corn? and the sabbath, that we may set forth wheat, making the ephah small, and the shekel great, and falsifying the balances by deceit?

What is being said here is that the fat-cats impatiently lie awake all night long devising ways to increase their profits and rip people off deceitfully and dishonestly, i.e. by falsifying the balances. Waiting for the sabbath to be over reminds of the time when we Baby Boomers were young children and retail stores and markets in this nation were all closed on Sundays.

No more!
Those days are GONE!

[6] That we may buy the poor for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes; yea, and sell the refuse of the wheat?
Those who have gotten high and rule over us have made economic slaves of our people as we discussed in lesson 3. When you realize what is left of our day's pay after taxes and usury are taken out, there is not much left with which to buy that "refuse of wheat" they dare call bread. " A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny (Rev. 6:5-6)". How true, how true!
[7] The LORD hath sworn by the excellency of Jacob, Surely I will never forget any of their works.
The time is coming when all shall reap what they have sown. The LORD has not forgotten the false glory (excellency) and the evil works that have taken place in this nation. There is only one way that bad works and evil deeds can be forgiven and erased and that is through repentance, through the blood of the Lamb. Seek the Lord GOD, and ye shall live! 
[8] Shall not the land tremble for this, and every one mourn that dwelleth therein? and it shall rise up wholly as a flood; and it shall be cast out and drowned, as by the flood of Egypt.
You tell me, the Lord says! If you can see the injustice and the vile corruption going on in our nation as described in verses 4-7 then the question is "Shall not the land (i.e. the inhabitants of the land) tremble for this? Shall not everyone mourn that dwelleth therein and get what they deserve?" Well, they shall and it shall overflow the whole land like the flood of the Nile.
Amos 8:9
And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord GOD, that I will cause the sun to go down at noon, and I will darken the earth in the clear day:
Yes, the land shall tremble when our Father brings "the end upon His people Israel". Heed the warning now. Sound the alarm, there are baskets of summer fruit before us and the end draweth nigh. The prophet Joel speaks of this trembling of the land and the day darkness and gloominess:
Joel 2:1
Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the LORD cometh, for it is nigh at hand;

[2] A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains: a great people and a strong; there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, even to the years of many generations.

There is going to be a great shake-up real soon and many Christians who think they are in good standing and sing songs in church about being taken away in some rapture are going to be devastated and so ashamed when they realize what harlots they have become and how they have allowed themselves to be seduced by the false messiah. Their wedding and rapture party will be over and the day shall turn to mourning and lamentation. We do not glory in their loss or their shame for they are our brethren who simply do not have eyes to see the great deception of these end times. Nevertheless, it will not be a happy time for many Christians.
Amos 8:10
And I will turn your feasts into mourning, and all your songs into lamentation; and I will bring up sackcloth upon all loins, and baldness upon every head; and I will make it as the mourning of an only son, and the end thereof as a bitter day.
Those foolish virgins who attended the Beth-els of Amaziah and his contemporaries who graduated from men's seminaries and taught them the traditions of men, shall be ashamed to face the true Bridegroom (Rev. 6:16).

Finally, in this 8th chapter of the Book of Amos, verse 11, in the Old Testament of all places, we have come to the verse that fully explains what the famine of the end time - which Christ talked about in Mat. 24, Mark 13, and Luke 21- is . We need also understand that this is no longer prophecy and that we are right now in the midst of that great famine!

Amos 8:11 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD:

You know, a loving person who SEES his or her own people dying from starvation would naturally give them food to eat if they had some, wouldn't they? Are you familiar with the parable in Matthew 25:31-46? God's people of the house of Israel are basically well fed and have plenty to drink in this country and yet while they gather food for the homeless and needy (a good work for sure), they themselves are starving and dying of thirst, NOT for bread or for water, but of HEARING THE WORDS OF THE LORD! Are you able to help any of them, to feed them bread and meat from His Word, or give them to drink from His well of Living Water, or even just show them where the plumbline is?

To study the Bible is the noblest of all pursuits; to understand it, the highest of all goals.
We pray that with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, you accomplish both.

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