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BRUCE MCGEE MINISTRIES
Gary Godard Chief Technical Officer
A preacher was ill.
He was so ill he couldn't preach Sunday morning.
His wife checked his temperature,
but used a barometer by mistake.
When she took it out of his mouth,
it said, "Dry and windy!"
6 Shall a trumpet be blown in the city,
and the people not be afraid?
shall there be evil in a city, and the LORD hath not done it?
7 Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing,
but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.
8 The lion hath roared, who will not fear?
the Lord GOD hath spoken, who can but prophesy?
LIGHT from the WORD.
God never does anything without a purpose.
Keep in mind here that "evil" is the Hebrew word "ra,"
which means "bad," "affliction," "difficulty," "calamity," or "distress."
In the text above, Amos was prophesying.
God was going to destroy their homes, their cities,
their temple, and their government.
But God was going to save the faithful and reconstruct later.
When God gets ready to do something destructive, instructive
or reconstructive, he ANNOUNCES it through prophets.
He never does things suddenly without warning!
God has been announcing a final "judgment day"
through His "prophets" (Christians) for over 1900 years!
When God speaks people should listen (See vs 8)!
He is "the Lion of the tribe of Judah."
He is the LORD GOD!
And, when God speaks His people should prophesy!
God is allowing the deconstruction of our government.
He is allowing the fall of our democtratic republic!
There's an old line that we used to type in typing class.
We may be "dry and windy,"
But we MUST publish the WORD!! (See vs 9)