Today @ Healingsprings fellowship 

Last week we examined who a prophet was in Amos’ time, in contrast to our time.

I noted that in our time it is easy to see prophets as social reformers, but first and foremost a prophet is a man of God. 
He is a religious visionary, an innovator, an original thinker; who impresses his own new moral insights on society, arriving at fresh ideas about religion. 
As such a prophet’s criticism is felt to have a force and authority that cannot be matched by any known institution on earth.
Hence the testimony of Moses: “Thus the Lord used to speak to Moses face to face, as one speaks to a friend.” – (Exodus 33:11a)

And much later, Amos:
“Surely the Lord God does nothing, without revealing his secret to his servants the prophets.” – (Amos 3:7)
With this as a backdrop, we pressed on to Amos’ ideas of God. For Amos, for example, other gods did not even get an audience – Yahweh is sovereign! 
Therefore this week I will explore his visions (5 in total), and his intercessory dialogue. 
Questions include: when did the visions occur? Is Amos’ writing in chronological order? 
But perhaps the most valuable questions are: what is Amos’ message? How can we apply it in our lives and our relationship with God?

So, join us! 
The English Room, Bexleyheath Academy



By Clement Akran

Thinker and communicator of ideas.

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