This week I have been led to really study Amos 5 and what it has to reveal to us. Within it, there are connections throughout scripture that completely back it up.
Dig into Amos 5! It has a lot to say!
So much so, it should shake a modern day Christian to the core!!!
But, alas, few will listen to YHWH. It appears that most would rather have fun and “good company” than follow our Heavenly Father above…
who needs nothing but your obedience and devotion to Him!!!
How many churches celebrate things from Halloween, Thanksgiving and from Christmas, Valentines Day through to having Easter egg hunts on Easter etc?
Is that your church? Then they are NOT teaching you properly! They are ignoring YHWH’s Word completely!
From Malachi to Jeremiah to 1Kings to Matthew and more, each book has witnesses, within their verses, showing us what our eyes must see to come out of her. Perhaps a good study into Amos will help one to witness to the lost flock.
Let’s take a look at a few verses and some witnesses.
I despise your feast days,
and I will not smell in your solemn assemblies.
Why does YHWH hate them? Because they are NOT for Him, but to Baa’l (Aka Lord)
Elijah speaks of this in 1Kings 18:22
Then said EliYah unto the people,
I, even I only, remain a prophet of YHWH;
–> but Baal’s prophets are four hundred and fifty men.<–
In Deuteronomy 12:30-32 it states…
Take heed to thyself that thou be not snared by following them,
after that they be destroyed from before thee;
and that thou enquire not after their elohim,
saying, How did these nations serve their elohim?
even so will I do likewise.
Thou shalt not do so unto YHWH thy Elohim:
for every abomination to YHWH, which he hateth,
have they done unto their elohim;
For even their sons and their daughters they have burnt in the fire to their elohim.
That’s pretty explanatory in itself and it backs up Amos 5.
So who are all these churches praising, singing to, celebrating evil days to? Let YHWH speak again to you through Amos and tell you how HE feels about it all!
Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs;
for I will not hear the melody of thy viols.
How many go to church to hear the choir, or see the band or the stage performances their churches have conjured up?
Believing they are singing to our Heavenly Father, yet are not. YHWH states loud and clear…he will NOT hear the melodies played. So all this praising G-d and singing to J—s is for naught.
Even Jeremiah warns us all in verses 23:1-6
“Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith YHWH.”
And Messiah warns us as well in Acts 20:29
For I know this,
that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you,
not sparing the flock.
Not sparing the flock people! Who are the flock? Look around you, they are everywhere! Are you counted amongst them?
Yet again who will see this and take it to heart, when it is so much fun to sing, dance and praise a false deity together! Celebrating false days together and gathering in joyous sharing of love and happiness. Yet not realizing whom they are giving their allegiance to. Therefore, when one comes along to rebuke their false ways, they huff up like peacocks and spread their wings and tote their heads in defiance, ready to rumble. How many stop to listen to the message, but instead defend their traditions?
For as Amos 5:10 states…
“They hate him that rebuketh in the gate,
and they abhor him that speaketh uprightly.”
And Proverbs 16:5 states
Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to YHWH:
though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished.
Since it is easier to follow the peer pressure of today rather than humble oneself and be ridiculed for standing up for the truth of the WORD, many have handed over their allegiance to satan and happily so! Joining hand in hand while doing it as well! That’s pretty scary if you ask me!
There are passages all throughout the scriptures that reveal to us how to scope out false teachers. Is anyone paying attention? Amos warns us of what will happen to us if we listen to the false teachers. Here are some scripture verses to look at.
shall break one of these least commandments,
and shall teach men so,
he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven:
but whosoever shall do and teach them,
the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
The prophets prophesy falsely,
and the priests bear rule by their means;
and my people love to have it so:
and what will ye do in the end thereof?
And now, O ye priests, this commandment is for you.
If ye will not hear,
and if ye will not lay it to heart,
to give glory unto my name,
saith YHWH of hosts,
I will even send a curse upon you,
and I will curse your blessings:
yea, I have cursed them already,
because ye do not lay it to heart.
Has anyone paid attention to how many church leaders are coming down? Being caught in adultery, stealing from their congregations, molesting children etc? How many are losing members or funding? How many churches have been burnt down in fires or taken down in earthquakes etc? Does not YHWH protect that which is His and destroy that which is not? (Psalms 91) Yet, Satan seems to protect many whom do evil by simply removing them from one building and placing them into another to continue in their lies. They are abominations unto YHWH!
He that justifieth the wicked,
and he that condemneth the just,
even they both are abomination to YHWH.
For all that do such things,
and all that do unrighteously,
are an abomination unto YHWH thy Elohim.
We have been warned over and over, yet how many claim to be saved and yet continue to give to Satan what belongs to YHWH? The pastors and ministers have been warned, the gentiles and heathen have been warned. All guided, yet gone astray. Millions begging for the return of J—s, yet not realizing what in fact that means.
Woe unto you that desire the day of YHWH!
to what end is it for you?
the day of YHWH is darkness, and not light.
As if a man did flee from a lion,
and a bear met him;
or went into the house,
and leaned his hand on the wall,
and a serpent bit him.
Shall not the day of YHWH be darkness, and not light?
even very dark, and no brightness in it?
Now look at vs. 19 regarding leaning on the wall of the house. Which house is this? Could it possibly be the walls of church buildings? For when the hand leans upon the wall, a serpent bites him. For as we can see, many denominations are abiding upon this earth. With many false teachings being followed and their congregations growing. The most important teaching of all to be taught by all priests is the Name of YHWH, yet few, a mere few, teach how important His Name is. For His Name is the cup of salvation we must drink. Therefore, I could conclude that the churches are just that house. For many churches teach their congregation to call “J—s” to come. Calling Baa’l to come down and save them. Is that not a snake biting the hand? Especially the hands that give their tithes to these buildings and teachers gladly.
So what is that expression? Don’t bite the hand that feeds you?
When you feed Satan, you will get bitten!
Seems we have a great warning here in Amos and it is being fully ignored.