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We're talking about the other side of the prophets for the past three weeks. We've been looking at the justice and judgment side of the Prophet Amos but there is often another side to the prophets. It's not all doom and gloom the Prophet Amos like many of the prophets of the Old Testament would would end on a note of hope hope of restoration a hope that God's not through with his people Israel God promised even in the middle of their sin to restore for them to the land but why why would they do this. Let's be honest. Israel doesn't deserve to be restored. Israel doesn't deserve the extra grace that got his is pouring out to them. Why is God so faithful. Will it all goes back to that. Promise that God made to Abraham in Genesis Chapter Twelve in Genesis Chapter fifteen eighteen God made a promise with Abraham that he would give him the land of Israel and his descendants that the land he promised him in Genesis Chapter Twelve is one that was automatically given to him in a promise a covenant that was cut in Genesis fifteen and his God was making an cutting that covenant with Abraham. You know what happened to Abraham. The Patriarch fell asleep just as God wanted it. Abraham would receive the blessing of the Covenant but only God's name would be connected to to the promise save. Abraham's name was written on that promise. I can promise you this one thing. Abraham would have broken it in a moment why because he's human and humans wins aren't perfect and humans have ways of breaking the things that are wholly humans have ways of in their sinful nature ruining things in God knew if I put in Abraham's grams name on this promise. It's all done it's ruined. It's the same reason in Ezekiel chapter thirty six and other Prophet. God says that he's going to restore Israel to the land why why because of his holy name because it's his holy reputation on the line if God doesn't return Israel to the land just as Amo said he would in chapter nine then God is a liar and that would contradict the nature and character of God. Just listen to what Ezekiel chapter thirty six says here. It's fascinating because he's going to connect Israel returning the people to the land to his holy name. Listen to this got this. I was concerned for my holy reputation which the House of Israel profaned among the nations where they went therefore say to the House of Israel. This is what the sovereign Lord says it is not for your sake that I'm about to act house of Israel but for the sake of my holy reputation in the Hebrew holy name which you profaned among the nations nations where you went I will magnify great name that has been profaned among the nations that you have profaned among them. The nations will know that I am the Lord Declares the sovereign Lord when I magnify myself among you in their site I will take you from the nations Israel and gather from all the countries and then I will bring you to your land. I'm going to sprinkle you with pure water and you'll be cleaned from all your impurities. I will purify you from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit it within you. I will remove the heart of stone from your body and give you a heart of flesh. I will put my spirit within you. Take the initiative and you will obey my statutes and carefully observed by regulations then you will live in the land. I gave your father's. You will be my people and I will be your God and I will save you from all of your uncleanliness. God is going to restore Israel to the land because of his holy reputation. It's his holy name on the line and because God is just just and when God makes an oath. It's going to be a promise that he's going to keep and see through but let's talk about this to. WHO's the king that Amos envisioned who's going to restore the hut as it says of David and unify the nation of Israel well. WHO's the son of David it goes way back to Matthew Chapter one on Jesus the Son of Abraham the son of David Jesus King of Israel will unify tribes and be used as the king of of Israel as the hope of Israel as Paul calls him. This is the beauty of Amos everybody in the midst of this in the shame of his people. God is going to restore store them because of his faithfulness. I don't know where you are in your life right now. I don't know the issues that you're dealing with. I don't know the heart issues that you have you know as you're going through this series that we've been looking at with Amos. I don't know what personally is touching you but let me make you this promise. God is calling you back to him and and he's giving us the opportunity through hope to know him. Through Jesus the Messiah the King of Israel. He's the one who restores US and makes us right and who is are just and justify or at the same time Lord thank you and it's in his name we pray Amen Israel on the verge of becoming a state a teenage Holocaust survivor arrives on her shores alone his name his fee cowlishaw Fisher little. Did he know his search for a new life in the Holy Land would lead him to the Messiah Spe- enthusiastic to share his faith engaged others in spiritual conversations many of which can be found in our magazine Israel. Mike Lord whilst fee is now in the presence of his saviour his collected writings from well over over fifty years of ministry continue to encourage believers worldwide now apples of gold a dramatic reading from the life of sphere in a new law was recently passed in Israel saying Hebrew Christians must now be called simply bleak Christians some of my so called friends asked. What are you doing Israel. You're not a joe now but Christian. I told them I was born at you and I'm living in the promised land but I did not become a good Jew until I received the Lord Jesus as my savior. It is not enough to call yourself. Ju- you must follow in Haiti steps in who steps they asked I replied and in the steps of the Lord he does not say this one is a Jew and this one is a Christian. This one is rich in this one is poor all those you'll be along to him belong to one family the family of God I explained that although they have more earthly property than I my family is happier than they than one man said. I want to show you what I have done. Although we look said he he did not understand how I could be happier than he with all his positions so he invited me to his home at a very large house but his two sons look just as sad as he everything seems so empty he finally asked. What do you think of my house. It is nice would you before I replied he could not believe how. Can you say that. He asked I told him because you have no happiness in your home therefore you really have nothing at all. Do you think you have more. He demanded. Oh yes because I the Lord in my I liked him. I have great possessions. You speak like crazy. Manning told me I've been asked do have time to come to my home. Of course I do not have the nice things you have but the light of the Lord is there in his two sons then accompanied me to my home. My children played music and sang for them and my wife. Naomi provided fine hospitality. He remarked how I see what you mean. But how can you be so happy because it is written whoever Rushton the Lord happy as he I want that you said but we're Jewish and your Christians. I told him who we are makes. No difference the important thing is that we have one guy in one law. You can read the Bible for yourself and learning the one about whom it is written by this time is boy said they wanted to stay with us. He could see how happy they were. He confided. I'm ashamed to say this but I'm jealous of you had known know that I am for your rich. I am ready to give everything to be as happy as you. I told him such happiness can be always right now and and you can tell your family you put your trust in the Lord. It is written. Come take up the Cross and follow me. Everyone who chooses to follow him is happy. How did you come to believe in Him East. I was delighted to share my testimony and then he said I want to be happy like you but I do not have the courage. Just open your heart to him. I will leave you alone for a while. And when I came back he was smiling. The link had come to and given happiness uh. We're so glad you chose to join us today today next week. Dr Jim Showers Executive Director of the Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry will be joining us to discuss the latest issue of Israel my glory magazine. We look forward to hearing hearing from him. Yeah can't wait to have Jim in the studio to talk about our latest issue of Israel. My glory listened to friends of Israel. Gospel Ministry has been sharing the love of the Messiah and supporting Israel and the.