Enjoying God and His People (Amos 9:13-15)


Amos checker nine versus thirteen through fifteen the whole the days are coming declares the lord when the plowman shall overtake and the tritter of grapes him who sows the seed the mountains shall drip sweet wine and all the hills shall flow with it i will restore the fortunes of my people israel and they shall rebuild the ruined cities and inhabit them they shall plant vineyards and drink their wine and they shall make gardens and eat their fruit i will plant them on their land and they shall never again be uprooted out of the land that i have given them says the lord your god and thus the book of amos ends with this promise the days are coming declares the lord when i will restore you to your land i will bless you in your land i will plant you in this land and you will never again be uprooted out in the land that i've given you i want progress and this book where we see from the very beginning stark sober serious pictures of god's judgment upon his people for their sin and yet in the end we have promise of restoration of redemption of blessing of the goodness of god towards sinners who deserve his judgment and he leaves them with the promise of blessing and isn't this good news for all of god's people i step back see the overarching storyline of the bible a world full of centers including you in me when we trust in god specifically and replace our faith and trust in jesus as savior and lord of our lives in a world where there's so much evil and suffering we know that in the end blessing awaits like full and final and eternal blessing the imagery here is like imagery we see in revelation describing heaven eternity with god in his presence free from sorrow free from suffering free from sickness free from sin free to enjoy god to enjoy one another perfectly. This is the promise. God gives to all of his people who trust in him. So god we praise you for your promise. And we praise you anticipation of its fulfillment. We longed for the day when there be no more sent and no more sorrow and no more suffering when you will wipe away every tear from our eyes when everything will be perfect a relationship with you our relationships with each other our relationship with the world around us in a new creation new heaven and new earth. Oh god bringing about we pray. Come lord jesus come quickly. We pray and help us help us until that day as long as you terry to faithfully walk with you to trust in you to turn from sin today and every day to walk in holiness with you and god to lead other people to you that other people might enjoy you in this way forever. That other people might know your promise and have this hope. God please make us active. In sharing our faith sharing the gospel that people might be saved. Got to pray for this right around as we continue to pray for this all around the world for the northern who's bet people and kazakhstan half a million of them no followers of jesus. God we know you sent jesus to die on the cross for every nation including the uis bax kazakhstan so god cause your grace and your glory to spread and kazahstan among all the people groups are among the northern news. Bag people there they might gather with us around your throne in paradise in heaven. Enjoy you forever and ever ever caused the gospel to go to them god. 'cause disciples remained in churches be planted in multiplied among the northern news. Back in causing starring. Pray we we long for look forward to that day with every nation and every tribe in every time in every people group in the world who will gather around your throne and enjoy your presence live forever with you Come lord. Jesus come quickly. Our father in heaven hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come your will be done. We pray on earth as it is in heaven in jesus name we pray

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