Then Amaziah said to Amos: Go, you seer! Flee to the land of Judah. There eat bread, And there prophesy. But never again prophesy at Bethel, for it is the king’s sanctuary, and it is the royal residence. Then Amos answered, and said to Amaziah: I was no prophet, nor was I a son of a prophet, But I was a sheep breeder and a tender of sycamore fruit. Then the LORD took me as I followed the flock, And the LORD said to me, Go, prophesy to My people Israel.
Memory verse: “but if it is of God, you cannot overthrow it—lest you even be found to fight against God.” Acts 5:39
Many times we cross the line with the way we react to the things of God and often those scenarios happen when we think we know it all because we have been positioned in a place of authority. We become so comfortable with our current way of life and just live in our own world where we think we know the mind of God and another person’s admonishment about God’s word becomes irrelevant in our sight. We begin to live in fantasy because we associate religious position as power.
Our dependency on our knowledge is the reason behind many of our fantasies and when we do that, we are crossing the line.
At this stage even a said Christian focuses more on the things of the world and begin to drift gradually into dependency on the wisdom of men. The word of God through Amos had early shown the Lord intention to destroy “His people” according to Amos 7:1-6, both of which He relented on until they finally got to a point where God decided not to change His mind about punishing them “He asked me, “Amos, what do you see?” “A plumb line,” I answered. Then he said, “I am using it to show that my people are like a wall that is out of line. I will not change my mind again about punishing them.” Amos 7:8 .
The people of God being referred to in the chapter are the same Israelites whom He safety took to the promise land from Egypt. Yes God’s own people were in the hot seat for punishment and Amaziah thought he could stand in the way of God’s word.
Amaziah who was the priest warned Jeroboam the king that Amos’s preaching was conspiratorial. He could not stomach the truth so he tried to rubbish the words of God that came out through the mouth of Prophet Amos and even tried to run him out of town but instantly the Lord dealt with him specially in addition to the punishment set out for the Israelites. Amos 7:17
No matter how big we think we are, we are still under the authority and therefore cannot stand in the way of how God chooses to do His things. we cannot begin to feel confident in thinking we can stand in the way of further development or words that comes through another because it does not favor us.
God is no respecter of any man and no one is able to stand in His way. Our relationship with God may put us in a position where He shares His intentions with us like He did with Amos in Amos 7:1-6 and Abraham in Genesis 18:20-33 but we are never to deliberately try to nullify the word of God else we position ourselves facing the anger of God.
- Father I thank you for another great day and for your blessings
- Go Ahead of Me Lord, guide me, order my steps, direct me and let this be my year of unprecedented grace.
- Give me Oil, keep me burning and let me never depart from your presence.
- Help me Lord to have a good relationship with you, draw nearer day by day with all my hope in you and not in man
- Help me to grow as I grow others, take away drought from me
- Help me to be content, not compare myself with others, and be productive in life
- Help me to hear from you, have a discerning spirit and not to succumb to false prophecies
- Help me Lord not to stand in the way of your word, Let me live my life honoring your word
- Forgive me Lord of all my iniquities, bless me abundantly and make me a blessing unto others, in Jesus mighty name I pray, Amen.