Author Michael Furlonger of ChristianWritersBookstore ( shares on The Spirit Of The Prophets: Amos Wasn’t A Prophet.

Amos, in fact, was a prophet, but he never took the title to prove his point. And we have so many pastors, and prophets, and apostles in the church claiming to be something, but their message doesn’t fit what they say. Focusing on what Amos said in Amos 7, he said, “I was neither a prophet nor the son of a prophet.” Read Amos 7:10-15 for context:

Then Amaziah the priest of Bethel sent a message to Jeroboam king of Israel: “Amos is raising a conspiracy against you in the very heart of Israel. The land cannot bear all his words. For this is what Amos is saying:

“‘Jeroboam will die by the sword,
and Israel will surely go into exile,
away from their native land.’”

Then Amaziah said to Amos, “Get out, you seer! Go back to the land of Judah. Earn your bread there and do your prophesying there. Don’t prophesy anymore at Bethel, because this is the king’s sanctuary and the temple of the kingdom.”

Amos answered Amaziah, “I was neither a prophet nor the son of a prophet, but I was a shepherd, and I also took care of sycamore-fig trees. But the Lord took me from tending the flock and said to me, ‘Go, prophesy to my people Israel.’

I believe that the Spirit of the Prophets are in many people today. People who want the Word of God more than the position or title of “Prophet”. Their hearts ache for something more

This series alone should be well considered. Whether in a personal time of reflection and devotion, or used to reach others with the hope we have in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

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