The Book of Amos Reggie Webb lesson 14

Amos Ch. 7:10-18 Historical Interlude Lesson 14 (1min. delay

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8 thoughts on “The Book of Amos Reggie Webb lesson 14”

  1. In this lesson my take-away was that Pastor Reggie paints a contrasting picture between a self-appointed high priest and a God-appointed prophet. And the priest thinks he can control the prophet and shut him down, but the prophet knows God called him and he will not buckle under the pressure and false accusations of a man.

    It’s interesting that the priest, Amaziah, regards Amos’s words as harsh and fears that if they continue they will demoralize the Israelites. Apparently, from the priest’s viewpoint and eyesight they have morals; quite contrary to what we have learned about their sin, oppression of the poor and lamentable lifestyle. Pastor Reggie explained to us what someone like Amos, with visionary eyesight and revelation from God, is called…a seer. And because a true seer is divinely appointed by God and receives and speaks the vision and revelation from God, what they say comes to pass. What Amos countered Amaziah’s attack with were words that foretold the demise of his wife, his children and ultimately Amaziah himself.

    We learned that it “is a serious matter before God and a person will have to answer before God at the judgement” if someone tries to discourage and stop a prophet from preaching.

    1. These lessons of lessons never learned sure brings tears to intercessors as they listen to the news of today. Testimonies of corruption in our government. Lies seem to appears as bright as stars in the skies.

      “It’s interesting that the priest, Amaziah, regards Amos’s words as harsh and fears that if they continue they will demoralize the Israelites. Apparently, from the priest’s viewpoint and eyesight they have morals; quite contrary to what we have learned about their sin, oppression of the poor and lamentable lifestyle. Pastor Reggie explained to us what someone like Amos, with visionary eyesight and revelation from God, is called…a seer. And because a true seer is divinely appointed by God and receives and speaks the vision and revelation from God, what they say comes to Pass.” Debi

      Today, I hear Christian Leaders support lies, sex sins plus. These actions of today remind me of the priest and seer trading off how they see sins. Don’t the pew warmers do the same.

      Pastor Reggie thought this was the timing for Amos. How right he was. Now, what does this mean to our nation and Nations. What does it mean to the hearers?

  2. Sara, you said, “These lessons of lessons never learned sure brings tears to intercessors as they listen to the news of today.”

    Yes, and as I fast forwarded some of my reading from Amos day to NT days, it seemed little had changed.
    Apostle Paul wrote in Romans 10, “But haven’t there been plenty of opportunities for Israel to listen and understand what’s going on? Plenty, I’d say. Preachers’ voices have gone ’round the world, Their message to earth’s seven seas……Then he capped it with a damning indictment: Day after day after day, I beckoned Israel with open arms, And got nothing for my trouble but cold shoulders and icy stares.”(Message)

    And in Matthew 13, Jesus Himself said of the people in His day, “In them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah:
    “You will be ever hearing but never understanding;
    you will be ever seeing but never perceiving.
    15 For this people’s heart has become calloused;
    they hardly hear with their ears,
    and they have closed their eyes.
    Otherwise they might see with their eyes,
    hear with their ears,
    understand with their hearts
    and turn, and I would heal them.”

    1. Thank You Jesus if and when we return our Love to you then you will heal us, our Nations and families. Debi, What a great scripture from Matthew 13!

      1. “Thank You Jesus if and when we return our Love to you then you will heal us, our Nations and families. ”

        Sara, what incredible words of hope you shared.

  3. I ran across a quote that said, “Where God points, He will clear the way.” We can see that with Amos. God pointed to Israel, Amos immediately dropped his profession and God cleared the way for him to speak to His disobedient children God Words – harsh Words. Did His children listen and repent.? No! Judgement fell. God says, “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, Then, I will hear from heaven, and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7: 14 KJV
    God has always been pointing the Way. Jesus said, I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me. John 14: 6. As a nation among other nations we know the way but ignore God standing and pointing this way, and saying all’s clear
    COME!

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