We … The punishment of Israel, then as now.. is inevitable. God calls the whole nation of Israel to listen… J.R. Thomson. - It is a common complaint that God’s will is an inscrutable mystery? We should therefore be increasingly careful, when extra-biblical 'prophecies' are proclaimed by self-appointed 'prophets', in this present evil age. But following His pronouncement of wrath against these sin-ridden nations, the Lord proclaims His justified punishment on Judah and Israel - for His own people had broken His covenant, and His chosen inheritance had spurned God's goodness and grace. the Lord God hath spoken, who can but prophesy?" This way of representing the conduct of Divine affairs is out of harmony with much current teaching of our time. Help me to read and understand all that is going on in these last days of the Church dispensation. Perhaps we are too restricted in the view we commonly take of the prophetic office. This shows the English words related to … I pray that I may be one that sounds the warning of the coming wrath of God, on this Christ-rejecting, sinful world, and point them to the Word of God, which contains all that we need for life and godliness, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN. THE ACTIONS OF GOD ARE THE RESULT OF DELIBERATE COUNSEL AND PURPOSE. We have shown that it is from a view of the whole, not from single predictions, that our arguments are drawn. He warned Noah of the coming flood (Gen 6:13ff); Abraham and Lot of the … Doing The Work Of The Kingdom The entire Word of God is prophetic because it is futuristic. There is nothing unreasonable in the fellowship of mind between the Creator and created spirits. The Scriptures, both Old and New, are packed full of such prophetic voices, who reveal what will shortly take place.. and we would all do well to pay careful attention to their pronouncements. The evidence drawn from the ancient Jewish history is considerably increased by the obscurity of the prophets, which has been so much complained of. Amos 3:7 Translation & Meaning. That the right reception of this special revelation necessitates preaching. THE COUNSELS AND PURPOSES OF GOD ARE REVEALED TO THE SYMPATHETIC MINDS OF HIS SERVANTS THE PROPHETS. Indeed, Scripture warns that many false prophets will arise in these last days, and doctrines of demons will infiltrate many church fellowships. Such a view carries with it the force of the strongest circumstantial evidence, which in many cases is more convincing than evidence which is direct. "Who can but prophesy?" God has his own servants employed in his household, his husbandry; and he chooses his own agents for the several works he has for them to do. Regard every one who utters them as a friend who may aid you to avert the evil. will a young lion cry out of his den, if he have … I. Other means might co-operate, but the obscurity of the prophecies alone was a sufficient guard and security for reserving their completion in the hands of God Himself. Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but He revealeth His secret unto His servants the prophets. Aware of danger, he would neither have been a man nor a patriot had he failed to prophesy. It must insinuate a collusion between persons of different countries, who lived many centuries distant from one another, between our first parents, and all the patriarchs, prophets, apostles, and martyrs who succeeded. Amos details the reason for God's judgement, on both the northern and southern kingdoms of Israel, which amounted to religious, legal, social, moral and political apostasy, where the intolerable oppression of poor people, and a violation of their covenant with God, had to be addressed. Amos 3:7 God has always warned of coming judgment in order that people may choose to change their behavior and avoid it. 1. Surely the Lord GOD does nothing without revealing His plan to His servants the prophets. "The lion hath roared, who will not fear? - Amos 3:3-7. And in His grace, Amos detailed certain principles that anyone of us can understand. The mode of this communication is concealed from us; it may have been but partially understood even by the prophets themselves. God does nothing in history, without first divulging his hidden plans.. by informing us of the end from the beginning. The Lord will do nothing, but he revealeth, &c. — As if he had said, You cannot complain of your not being forewarned of these calamities coming upon you, for God hath not done, nor will do … Who can understand the mind of the Lord? When the Omniscient declares his mind, when the Omnipotent unfolds his purpose, by the agency he has chosen, the revelation is first made by the Spirit to the human minister, and then by the human minister to his fellow men. Should an unbeliever insinuate any suspicion of collusion in the first settling of Christianity, his argument would immediately lose its force when applied to the prophecies. There are some truths which men may receive and feel no disposition to communicate, such as the truths of abstract science, which have no relation to the social heart. Thank You for Your incarnate Word - the Lord Jesus Christ. John Heseltine/Pam Masco/FreeBibleimages.org, Paul’s Perfect Prayer - PAUL - Man of Prayer study (1). Ver. Surely the Lord God will do nothing In the world, in a nation or city; no remarkable event has happened, or shall happen, to the sons of men: but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the … He explained that two people cannot walk together unless they are in agreement. III. Heavenly Father, thank You for Your prophetic Word and the truths that You have shared with us through Your servants.. the prophets. Amos 3:7 This verse teaches us about the essential role of prophets. Application. LDS Scripture of the Day is not owned nor managed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Cross references. He is long-suffering and full of mercy, as well as being holy, righteous, just and a principled judge. Surely the Lord God will do nothing] i.e. In verse 1 of chapter 3 of Amos God calls Israel, through the prophet, to listen to his voice. None but those who have not received the truth. The Lord had revealed Himself to His covenant nation, through Moses.. and yet they ignored His laws and His decrees, despite His continuing blessings upon them. That there must be assumed to be some limitation to this broad statement is manifest. Amos 3:7 Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets. Special in its occasion. The working of miracles is of itself sufficient to prove that a teacher came from God. Amos 3:7. Omidiji Bode Joseph on Amos 3:7 I believe's in the trinity that He will revealeth the secret,either by vision or in the dream at the point of time to His servant,who walked faithfully way of the LORD GOD. Who can discern that hand of God? The fate of individuals is not known, but the fate of sin and the sinner is clearly revealed. ( A) without revealing his secret. Listen to all warnings. "Will a lion roar in the forest, when he hath no prey? The Holy Spirit spoke by the prophets of old and God has given His … He said that a lion will not roar, unless it sees its prey and starts to pounce. The appropriate attitude of those privileged with a revelation so precious is that expressed in the resolution, "All the words which the Lord hath spoken will we do." Opinions expressed herein do not reflect the views of any specific organization. Among his servants are the prophets - men selected and qualified to speak forth his mind and will to their fellow men. It is the glory of our Scriptures that they reveal to us a God who commands, not a blind awe, but an intelligent veneration, and elicits an appreciative and grateful love. It is not intended to declare that God made his prophets acquainted with allhis counsels and … 2. The holiness of the Divine character and the righteousness of the Divine government are thus brought effectively before the minds of the intelligent and responsible sons of men. Read full chapter. 7 Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets. 7 Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets. 1. Reason and will are the lofty attributes of mind; and whilst the Eternal is not bound by the limitations which circumscribe our faculties, these faculties are the finite reflection of what is infinite in him. Our God is a God of love and mercy, but He is also a God of justice and righteous judgement, and when His people, who are called by His name, are sinful, idolatrous, disobedient and rebellious, the inevitable result is their justified punishment. They were reckoned troublers of the land (Ahab to Elijah), yet they persisted in their message. Independent circumstances are facts, not liable to suspicion, unbiassed and invariable. The roar of God's judgement upon a God-hating, Christ-rejecting, sinful world is still being sounded through a myriad of prophetic Scriptures. The evidence of prophecy is by no means absolutely necessary to the proof of a Divine revelation. Do not attempt to silence such warning voices (Acts 4:20; Acts 5:20, 29; 1 Corinthians 9:16). We are often told that it is childish to conceive of God as personal, as thinking, feeling, and acting. There were oases in which by the agency of prophets new truth was revealed, but there were also cases in which prophets were inspired to apprehend and republish truth already familiar. Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Hebrew Scripture. We know that there were schools of prophets among the Hebrews, and that there was an order of prophets in the primitive Church. But Gospel truth has such a relation to the tenderest affections of the spirit that their genuine recipients find them to be irrepressible. Surely the Lord GOD does nothing Unless He reveals His secret counsel To His servants the prophets. Let us seek discernment from the Lord, knowing that He has revealed to us all we need for life and godliness, in His written Word, for the Lord God does nothing unless He reveals His secret counsel to His servants, the prophets... but let us be wary of those self-proclaimed, latter-day prophets, about whom we are so frequently warned, in the Word of God. Our God is a God of love and mercy, but He is also a God of justice and righteous judgement, and when His people, who are called by His name, are sinful, idolatrous, disobedient and … It is made on account of the abnormal moral condition into which man has fallen, — made in consequence of human sin and its dire consequences. to his servants the prophets. No one, before their com pletion, was able to unravel or understand them, so no one but God was able to work their accomplishment. II. Line upon Line Amos 3:7 This verse teaches us about the essential role of prophets. Amos 3:7-8. Amos 3:7 - Surely the Lord GOD does nothing, Unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets. "Hear this word the Lord has spoken against you, O people of Israel." The human consciousness is above all vehicles surely the fittest medium for the intercourse between the Divine and the finite. God still reveals His purposes concerning men. What does this verse really mean? (Romans 8:3-4) Our Banner was created with this in mind as the Scripture Amos 3:7. 15:1] Amos 3:7. Prophets in this second sense there certainly are among us to this day. THE PROPHET AND THE WORLD (or the prophet's utterances to the world). Specific judgements are made against Damascus and Gaza - and against Tyre, Edom, Ammon and Moab. The secret is revealed, not simply to excite wonder, but to guide conduct. The Power of Looking At Facts in the Face, The power of looking at facts in the face. God foretold the evil that He might escape the pain of inflicting it. - T. II. Amos 3:7 : Gen. 18:17; [Jer. The idea is, that the men who have rightly taken the truth into them can no more conceal it than men can avoid terror at the roar of the lion. But so far from such representations being derogatory to the Divine dignity, they do, in fact, enhance our conceptions of him. The prophet, admitted to the secrets of God, was bound to utter them. As a nation, they had collectively violated His Word, and rejected His offer of salvation by grace - through faith in Jesus Christ, their Messiah and King. We do, however, … He loveth to foresignify, to warn … - And so many presume that because it is … Christ's crucifixion to the End Time prophecies. The prophet Amos opens his book with a roar of judgement against several of the idolatrous nations, that surrounded Israel. 7 “For the Lord God does nothing. hardly anything. But we should be wary of those that proclaim 'knowledge' that is adding to, subtracting from, or altering God's final Word, which is recorded in Holy Writ. The Divine authority of Moses, for instance, was never foretold by any prophecy, but was grounded on the belief of his miracles alone. THE COUNSELS AND PURPOSES OF GOD COMMUNICATED BY THE PROPHETS DEMAND OUR REFERENTIAL ATTENTION AND CHEERFUL OBEDIENCE. He points out that a bird will not get caught in a trap, unless it has been baited and that people only begin to tremble and fear.. when the trumpet of war has been sounded. It is good to be watchmen on the wall, who warn the ungodly about the coming wrath of God - which Scripture calls 'the Time of Jacob's Trouble'. Obscurity, at least before their completion, was in the original intention of their Divine Author. 7. II. Some have been fulfilled, but there are many that are yet outstanding. But God is a God of loving-kindness, great-goodness and generous grace. Amos also reminded them that it is only as the Lord permits... that disaster eventually comes to a wicked city, before finally declaring: surely the Lord God does nothing, unless He reveals His secret counsel to His servants, the prophets. Verse Thoughts. He was a daysman between heaven and earth.