“Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing,
but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets. The lion hath roared, who will not fear?
the Lord GOD hath spoken, who can but prophesy?”
In the writings of Amos, we see a declaration from the Lord through His prophet declaring that the Lord does nothing without first telling it to His prophets.Amos is one of the twelve minor prophets that is und in the Old Testament, or the Hebrew bible. As he declares the word of the Lord, he reveals to the children of Israel how God declares all of His works to the prophets first before He ever sets out to do them.This is seen throughout the scriptures when He sends Jonah to declare His plans to destroy the city of Nineveh. He sends Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel to prophesy to Israel of their own bondage and the destruction of Jerusalem which is to come. As we read the scriptures in Amos, we must reflect how they apply to our lives today. In the New Testament, we see in Hebrews that the writer states how the Lord spoke to and through the prophets.
“God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,”
Today, the Lord speaks through His ministers. I want to encourage all to listen to God speak through His ministers and through the writings of the prophets.This draws us closer to God and enables us to hear His voice.