The Bible Teaching Ministry of David Hocking
“The Word of our God shall stand forever” Isaiah 40:8

I WILL PLANT THEM IN THEIR OWN LAND!

“I WILL PLANT THEM UPON THEIR LAND”
Amos 9:1-15

THE IMPOSSIBILITY OF ESCAPING THE JUDGMENT OF THE LORD – 9:1-4

1. The POSITION of the Lord – 1a
“I saw the Lord standing upon the altar”
cf. Genesis 32:30; Isaiah 6:1ff

NOTE: Interestingly, it was Jeroboam I who led the ten northern tribes into idolatry with the golden calves at Dan and Bethel who (unlike other kings) performed the services at the altar and “stood by the altar to burn incense” – I Kings 12:32-33; 13:1.

The counterfeit is replaced by the real!

2. The PICTURE of the coming judgment – 1b
“Smite the lintel of the door that the posts may shake: and cut them in the head, all of them”

cf. Isaiah 6:4 – “and the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried”

3. The PURSUIT of the Lord in bringing His judgment upon them – 1c
“and I will slay the last of them with the sword; he hath fleeth of them shall not flee away, and he that escapeth of them shall not be delivered.”

4. The PROBLEM of trying to hide from the coming judgment of the Lord – 2-4
(five illustrations – indicated by the word “though”)

a. There is no place where you can hide
(hell, heaven, Carmel, bottom of sea, or in captivity)

b. There is no possibility of escaping the hand or power of the Lord – 2
“Mine hand” “I will bring them down” v. 3 – “I will search and take them out “I command the serpent” v. 4 – “I command the sword” cf. Psalm 139:7-12

5. The PURPOSE of the Lord will not be thwarted or stopped – 4b
“and I will set mine eyes upon them for evil, and not for good”

THE INABILITY OF ANYONE FACING THE POWER OF THE LORD – 9:5-6

1. His true IDENTITY should make that obvious – 6
“the Lord GOD of hosts”

“The LORD is His name” Hebrew: adonai yahveh sabioth

NOTE: Nine times Amos calls God “the LORD of hosts” – A. W. Tozer said:
“The essence of idolatry is the entertainment of thoughts about God that are unworthy of Him.”

2. His continual INVOLVEMENT in His creation and His control should tell us of His enormous power!
“he that toucheth…buildeth… founded…calleth…poureth”

THE ILLUSTRATION OF THEIR RELATIONSHIP TO THE LORD – 9:7
“Have not I brought up Israel out of the land of Egypt?”
But, he must now regard them as the nations around them.

NOTE: An historical act (exodus from Egypt) of God can become a means of blessing but does not ever of itself convey the blessing.

THE INTENT OF THE LORD TOWARD HIS PEOPLE – 9:8-10

1. He will PUNISH the sinful kingdom
“the eyes of the Lord GOD are upon the sinful kingdom”
Heb. 4:13

2. He will PRESERVE the remnant of His people
“I will not utterly destroy the house of Jacob”

3. He will PURIFY
“I will sift the house of Israel among the nations”

4. He will PROTECT the godly remnant
“yet shall not the least grain fall upon the earth”

5. He will PROVE that He is a God of judgment and righteousness – 10
“All the sinners of My people shall die by the sword”

THE INTENT OF GOD FOR ISRAEL – AMOS 9:11-15
“in that day”

1. The PLACE of worship will be rebuilt – Amos 9:11

2. God’s PROMISE to David will be fulfilled!

NOTE: On the basis of this verse the Rabbis of the Talmud called the Messiah “Bar Naphli” (the son of the fallen). Read Acts 15:13-18.

3. God’s POWER will accomplish it!
“will I raise up…and close up” “I will build it as in the days of old”

4. The POSSESSION of the nations will be fulfilled! Amos 9:12
“which are called by My name” “the remnant of Edom”
Jordan will be back in the hands of Israel – Jacob and Esau will be re-united!

5. Agricultural PRODUCTIVITY will be amazing – Amos 9:13
“Behold, the days come”

6. The Jewish PEOPLE will return from captivity – Amos 9:14
“I will bring again the captivity of My people”

7. The PROMISE of God will never allow them to be uprooted from their land Amos 9:15

“I will plant them upon their land, and they shall no more be pulled up out of their land which I have given them, saith the LORD thy God.”

In spite of their sin and unbelief, God will be faithful to his promises!

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