Introduction to the prophets a prophet spoke god's word to people who had in one way or another distanced themselves from god god gave jonah a mission to. A prophet to the nation releases god's hand of power we are living in a time of transformation, when god's purposes will be accomplished through shakings and protective judgements the ministry of the prophet is very important at these times, because god cannot act, without first giving a warning through his prophets. As such, the hebrew prophet became not only the people's spiritual guide but their life-leader as well the old testament leader was a watchman, intercessor, and visionary in reality, his comprehensive role was a role of complete servitude which positioned the old testament prophet as jehovah's proxy on earth. Elisha's prophetic mission would now prepare israel for further religious reforms elisha was an old testament prophet who lived around 800 bc, a time when god involved himself in a very direct way with the people and the leadership of ancient israel. Amos: the lord reveals his secrets to his servants the prophets-old testament student manual kings-malachi here the prophet amos forecast with a yearning.
The ancient prophecies of amos: applicable to the 21st century the hebrew prophet amos wrote a highly significant book indicting the amoral and immoral behavior. This picture of the christian life is what we see illustrated in the life of amos in these verses of narrative in the life and experience of the prophet the truth is that the bible never speaks of the christian life as a 'bed of roses' but much more of a struggle and a fight. Throughout, the prophecy is filled with references to rural life, indicating amos's background as a shepherd the prophet never put on pretenses he was what he was, god's messenger for this hour to call the nation israel to awaken to her responsibility and accountability for the national sins she had committed against god.
Okay, the first individual whose experience i want us to examine is amos, a man who served on mission as god's prophet 800 years before the birth of christ by the way, amos was a contemporary of several other-more famous prophets of israel. Learning from the book of amos number 2 the prophet & his call and had no spiritual depth again the prophets birth and life are left to conjecture amos. (c) to what tribe did amos belong what was his occupation when summoned to the prophet's office what was his occupation when summoned to the prophet's office ( d ) how have the circumstances of his life influenced the style of his book.
The prophet: amos (sons of encouragement series #4) by francine rivers behind the men who shaped history are the heroes who forever changed it in the prophet , the fourth book in the sons of encouragement series, beloved author francine rivers illuminates the life of amos. Because there was no other prophet, the lord prepared samuel from the beginning of his life to be his prophet which other prophets of god were called from boyhood (mormon [see mormon 1:2-5 ] and the prophet joseph smith . There are two categories of qualifications for the exercise of a prophetic ministry: the personal life of the prophet, and the manifestation of the spiritual gift of prophecy the life of the prophet. Amos, the prophet, was a shepherd from the hills of judea, a village called tekoa, about six miles south of bethlehem and lead us on to eternal life it may be. Amos is a prophet of divine judgment, and the sovereignty of the lord in nature and history dominates his thought but he was no innovator his conservatism was in keeping with the whole prophetic tradition calling the people back to the high moral and religious demands of the lord's revelation.
These two brief glimpses into the inner life of the prophet, we because of its moral and spiritual condition cannot now amos, as he intercedes for israel, is in. The capability of a great prophet - we see in samuel's life how was gradually transformed into a great prophet of god who never compromised god's word the text says, samuel grew up, and the lord was with him, not permitting any word of his to be without effect. Amos the prophet the historical background a wandering people at the start of what is a series looking at some of the prophets of israel, it might be helpful to do. A shepherd prophet now, amos was by no means the first of the prophets to the people of israel your whole life or you could step out like amos did.
4 things the prophet amos teaches us about god the prophet amos was a shepherd in judah in the town of tekoa amos was not trained in the school of the prophets. Encyclopedia of the bible - amos the vision in amos 7:7-9, in which the prophet foresaw the he had not been trained for his mission in life in the. What would the prophet amos say to donald trump posted on october 13, 2016 by jon kuhrt one of my favourite parts of my job is when i am asked to facilitate the spirituality discussion group at west london mission's day centre for homeless people.
Spiritual life see also: inspiring 4 ways the gospel appears in the book of amos the concept of place will help us better understand the book's message and our mission in the world. Author: amos 1:1 identifies the author of the book of amos as the prophet amos date of writing: the book of amos was likely written between 760 and 753 bc purpose of writing: amos is a shepherd and a fruit picker from the judean village of tekoa when god calls him, even though he lacks an. One could argue with equal force that isaiah is descended from a family of prophets (though his father, the otherwise unknown amoz, is not to be confused with the prophet amos) he is thoroughly schooled in the traditional forms and language of prophetic speech.
The spiritual condition his mission 6 date _ii if we find a prophet like amos in the compass of a small book referring to outstanding events and stages of. Spiritual famine january 21, 2007 the prophet amos spoke of a different kind of famine our mission is to make the life-changing wisdom of the bible. Amos' prophetic mission in israel probably went on between 765 to 760 bc when amaziah, a corrupt priest of a corrupt religious system based in bethel told amos that he had overstayed his welcome in their country and that he should go back and be a prophet among this people of his own land.