Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Prophets Of Old

If you have been going to church a short while like myself, you don't hear about the prophets of the old testament too much. Oh, you hear of the popular ones Moses, Elijah, etc. But you hear little of prophets like Amos. If you have a study bible you will note that Amos was a vocal one in a sense of for the farmers, and poor people of the day. He wrote he's feelings and prophesies more then he spoke them. But what struck me about this chapter is the similarity to today's world. Back then the prosperity of the Elites was based on the manipulation of debt and credit, wealthy landowners  amassed capital and estates at the expense of the small farmers. The thin line of credit extended if not satisfied could cost the farmer his home and his property. Wow does this sound like the banks and wall streets shenanigans. Here's the difference between today and ancient times. In this particular case Amos knew that all this wrong doing by these greedy elitist was not going to go unpunished, it may have took a few years, but God had no mercy on these people, their land, homes or families. Destroyed them he did. Fast forward to today. Makes you wonder, what is and what will happen. I do know that our weather systems are being affected by "carbon emissions"? The earth is shaking a little more. I know science explains these things away. And I can understand that. I just believe other wise.
2 Peter 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare.

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