Amos 5:2 The virgin of Israel is fallen; she shall no more rise: she is forsaken upon her land; there is none to raise her up.
Amos 5 :18Woe unto you that desire the day of the Lord! to what end is it for you? the day of the Lord is darkness, and not light.
Amos 7:8 And the Lord said unto me, Amos, what seest thou? And I said, A plumbline. Then said the Lord, Behold, I will set a plumbline in the midst of my people Israel: I will not again pass by them any more.
Amos 9:11 In that day will I raise up the tabernacle of David that is fallen, and close up the breaches thereof; and I will raise up his ruins, and I will build it as in the days of old.
Luke 1:69 And has raised up a horn of salvation for us In the house of His servant David.
Amos is a hard read , everybody got in trouble in that short chapter. Amos 5 tells us “ the day of the Lord will be darkness,” for those on broad path but so did Jesus. Amos was mocked because he was not schooled by the other people, God plucked him out of a field.
We can see from Matthew to Revelation no one was to ever bring the word of God that God did not choose. No one was to bring the word of God that did not know the entire Bible and see Jesus in every Book.
Mary , Zacharias , Elisabeth ,and Simeon where just a few that saw Jesus from the beginning.
“Acts 8: 30 And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said, understandest thou what thou readest? 31 And he said, How can I, except some man should guide me? And he desired Philip that he would come up and sit with him. 32 The place of the scripture which he read was this, He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb dumb before his shearer, so opened he not his mouth.”
No one was to bring the word of God without the Holy Spirit after Jesus left us the Helper.
Things was a mess in Amos and they are now. Nations has always done things that seemed good since the beginning. When we ever bend or go outside of the plumbline God intended ,we end up in the story of Amos.
There is much nature to pay attention to in the book of Amos like earthquake , fire , whirlwind, drought, mildew , worms, pestilence , darkness and floods.
“Amos 5: 8Seek him that maketh the seven stars and Orion, and turneth the shadow of death into the morning, and maketh the day dark with night: that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth: The Lord is his name...15Hate the evil, and love the good, and establish judgment in the gate: it may be that the Lord God of hosts will be gracious unto the remnant of Joseph.
Amos 8:11 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord. “
They made the Lord very angry and we have as well . They had Amos , we have the whole Bible and Jesus to mediate.
“Amos 7: 14 Then answered Amos, and said to Amaziah, I was no prophet, neither was I a prophet's son; but I was an herdman, and a gatherer of sycomore fruit: 15 And the Lord took me as I followed the flock, and the Lord said unto me, Go, prophesy unto my people Israel.”
Look at who God chose in all the Bible , look who God chose for the 12, be very careful who you listen to in a time of famine of hearing the true words of God.
We are in Amos and 1 Timothy 4 all that nature was used and is used to make us listen...
“1 Timothy 4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils...”