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Amos 9:11-15

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A Vision of Blessing for Israel

Amos 9:11-15

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Lesson Number 13

Background Notes

Doctrinal Point(s)

  1. In the future, the throne of David will be re-established.
  2. In the future, the land of Israel will be replenished.
  3. In the future, the people of Israel will be restored.

Practical Application

  1. Don’t confuse figurative language and the spiritualization of scripture.

Questions

  1. Is the sixth vision of Amos a vision of judgment?
  2. Which prophecies, sermons, and visions of Amos were of judgment?
  3. Will the tabernacle of David be repaired and rebuilt?
  4. When was the dynasty of David damaged?
  5. What does it mean that the dynasty will be repaired and rebuilt, as in the days of old?
  6. When will this take place?

Answers

  1. No. It is a vision of blessing.
  2. All of them except this last one.
  3. Yes, in the future.When the United Kingdom split after the reign of Solomon.
  4. When the United Kingdom split after the reign of Solomon.
  5. Judah and Israel will be together again under a king in the line of David.
  6. When the Lord returns to this earth and sets up His millennial kingdom.

Discuss/Consider

  1. Read Revelation 20:4-6. The kingdom of Christ will be centered in the New Jerusalem, but its scope will reach out to the Gentile nations around the world. See Amos 9:12. Aren’t you thankful that the Lord reached out to you?
  2. The land of Israel today is quite productive, but when the Lord returns to earth to set up His kingdom the land of Israel will be so replenished that the people will literally begin planting a new crop as soon as the old crop is harvested. This will be the time when the desert will blossom as a rose. See Isaiah 35. God promised the replenishment of the land in Leviticus 26:3-6 and in Joel 3:18. Consider the promises of God!
  3. We see a foretaste of the restoration of the people of Israel, for the Jews are returning and the nation is a reality. But hard times are ahead for Israel. During that time, the Jews will not only return to the land, but many will return to the Lord. When the Lord returns to set up His kingdom here on earth, there will be peace, prosperity, and security for this restored remnant. See Romans 11:26

Challenge

  1. Don’t confuse figurative language and the spiritualization of scripture. There is a legitimate spiritualization of scripture, such as types in the Old Testament and parables in the New Testament, but be careful of overspiritualizing predictive prophesy like this portion of Amos.

Key Verses

  • “On that day I will raise up the tabernacle of David…and rebuild it as in the days of old.” Amos 9:11
  • “That they may possess the remnant…and all the Gentiles who are called by My name.” Amos 9:12
  • “‘Behold, the days are coming when I will bring back the captives of My people Israel…I will plant them in their land, and no longer shall they be pulled up from the land I have given them,’ says the Lord your God.” Amos 9:13-15

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