Amos Study ~ Broadcast Transcript, August 15, 2021 with Angela

So Wow…. Welcome to today’s ROF Ministries Broadcast and thank you for joining with me today to celebrate and give glory to our Lord and Savior Jesus.  As the days grow darker, you shine brighter – so hold onto that which you have, the World needs a lot more of you!

Update – sent out another book and 10 Bibles this week – received another letter from Steve saying he personally prayed over each Bible and who they would go to.  I’ll read you a portion of his letter because he mentions you all.

So much is going on spiritually and manifesting in the natural these days – people are falling away from being centered on Jesus and proclaiming the good news of the Gospel in a way we haven’t seen before.  It is the constant cry of my heart that none of you lose your crown by the temptation of glorifying evil over the good and holiness of our Lord, Who is worthy to be lifted up.  So many are caught up with the cares of this World, distracted, running to and fro and losing their peace which surpasses all understanding. 

But for the remnant it is time to rise and shine… Just as Isaiah 60 declares.  What is your appointment?  Well, it’s in verse 1 and 21 – let’s read it.

Vs 1 – Arise, shine for thy light s come and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.

Vs. 21 – They people shall also be all righteous; they shall inherit the land forever; the branch of my planting, the work of my hands, that I may be glorified.

When His light rises from within us, He is glorified.  And He is glorified when no darkness can be found within us anymore.  And remember – you are what you desire.  Hence, the falling away…  If you are so led, I encourage you to read all of Isaiah to see what is unfolding before your very eyes. 

I feel so unbelievably blessed that the Lord has commanded me to aid in the preparation of His bride, to speak to the meek and weary and to encourage you all to keep holding onto to the hem of His garment, looking to and glorifying only Him.

Romans 9:17 tells us – We have been raised up so that He may show power in us so that His name might be declared throughout all the Earth.

Wow – less and less people now want to hear His Name declared anymore.  But there still remains those vessels of honor, who honor only Him – the remnant for who He will cut time short for – those who Jesus has not become a stumbling block or source of offense for – YOU, He is coming just for you!  So hold tight to your faith during this shaking which provokes knees to bow and hearts to confess Jesus is Lord, in that they return to Him, having gotten off course with the cares of this World, which are nothing more than distractions to test us to see just who is in love with Him and who is not.  It is getting so much more obvious just who says “Lord, Lord” and yet their hearts are far from Him – it is good the distractions are here, which help us to see who is who, in that we are not deceived by religious means.

It is perplexing to me in a way that so many I thought were among the flock are standing up, but on the wrong side – the dark side – just as it is written in Daniel 8:23 that in THE LATTER TIME OF THEIR KINGDOM, WHEN THE TRANSGRESSORS ARE COME TO A FULL, A KING OF FIERCE COUNTENANCE AND UNDERSTANDING DARK SENTENCES SHALL STAND UP.  Today within the church many are standing up, revealing who they are by the understanding of dark sentences contained within them, by their passionate pursuits of darkness, formulated out of the desire of their hearts.  If you read on to verse 25 – it says HE SHALL CAUSE CRAFT TO PROSPER…  Why would witchcraft prosper?  When one gives placement to it and evil powers, over the Lord’s power and glory.  Soon, very soon – the Lord Himself is going to shake all evil powers and they will be destroyed forever.  It says in the Word – he shall be broken without hand… Thank You Lord.  Evil may be having its day at the moment during the separation, which is purposeful… but it is already finished and the good guys win – Jesus defeated all evil and darkness on the cross and through Him, abiding in and following Him, we can too. 

It is like He transforms your mind in such a beautiful way when you fall in love with Jesus, it is amazing how He does this, but little by little your mind, your heart and everything that is unrighteous about you melts away.  I often think about how blessed we are that our Lord loves us so much He won’t leave us like He found us.  When He knocks on the doors of our hearts and we invite Him inside to dwell with us – We are saved by His loving grace and yet… that is not enough for Him, He goes all the way with us on this journey, holding us tightly through it all and takes all the fragments of our souls and sweetly mends us back together in Him, making us whole.  Through His life saving power, He cleans us and removes from within us anything which taints or darkens our light and we shine brighter and brighter to give Him glory.

I love this Scripture from Isaiah 52:7 which says — How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that brings good tidings, that publish peace and brings good tidings of good and that publishes salvation and says unto Zion, thy God reigns.   

Are we saying this?  Are we like a vessel of honor who honors the Lord continually – giving people hope when met with oppression, that speak of His calming peace in the midst of the shaking storms, being one who speaks only of the good He does and the salvation from all tumults, darkness and sin.  Do we share the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth?  Which is – GOD REIGNS.  Everything else is just vomit. 

It seems like right now, under the guise of watching, people are not proclaiming that God reigns anymore.  They may sprinkle it in occasionally to be correct, but preaching the good news is rare these days by disobedient and gainsaying people. 

Romans 10 has much good news within it regarding how God reigns – but the Lord relies on you and me to be those who are instant in season and out to be light bearers of His majesty all the time to anyone who will hear and those with ears to hear and a heart to receive, will receive.  Remember, what you receive into yourself, always comes out.  We have a command to preach the Word, His word in an instant.  With all the bad news and reports of confusion the Lord has anointed His remnant to speak by His voice to calm those who are chaotic and unsettled. 

In order to be saved…  All must realize that we are to have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge and not being ignorant of God righteousness – going around establishing our will and what we deem is righteous or not – because the Lord has already established what is profitable within our souls as dwellers in His Kingdom.  We are to submit to the righteousness of God.  If His word is in us – in our mouth and hearts – then it is only His word that shall come out of us, as it is with the heart we believe He is righteous so that is what the mouth confesses.  When we do believe on Jesus, let us not be ashamed to speak of Him with great faithfulness. 

It is written, whosoever calls upon the Name of the Lord shall be saved.  Many are preaching a different gospel right now – one that does not glorify the Lord’s rule and reign over darkness.

Instead, as Romans 10 shows us – How will people hear without a preacher (messenger of the gospel), those who God sends forth to deliver a message of peace and good things?  We know faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.  I am just curious who all can see the famine of the word of God taking place all over the World?  Even inside churches – which is why they are getting ready to crumble, so the Lord may build His own church of purity.  It is my prayer your feet stay beautiful as you continually lift up the name of the Lord, no matter what comes your way – let nothing or no one stand in the way of you giving God glory in all things believing He is victorious every single time.

Father’s heart message —–  August 5th — What an encouraging and timely word – thank You Lord

I have been so immersed in the Book of Amos lately – it is like so timely for right now and it is good news, I mean really good news for all us doormats and castaways!  I’ve taken pages of notes in my time of study and Lord willing I will share more, but today just to see if I can get you a little motivated to at least read the Book of Amos, I am going to tell you a little bit about why this book is spot on for us today.

OVERVIEW OF BOOK OF AMOS —-

Amos – hypocrites and the castaways

Who wrote the book?

Amos was a prophet for God, who was a Shephard of sheep by profession and grew figs trees.

He did not consider himself to be a prophet – but had such a heart for the oppressed and voiceless in the World.

Amos had a warning in his spirit and prophesied “two years before the earthquake” just before the halfway point of the eighth century BC.  He was sent to the northern kingdom to deliver a message to the prideful regarding their tolerance of moral decay and mistreatment of the poor – which is really huge – he had such a calling upon his life to go before the Lord and warn those who oppress the weak and needy.  God sent Amos because the He was getting ready to judge (by earthquake) those who harm little ones and then turn around and blame them for being in pain, after they inflicted the pain upon them, themselves.

Amos was fed up after seeing what was happening continually, sharing God’s heart towards the least of these. While most of the prophets spoke of redemption and restoration in their prophecies at the time, Amos devoted only the final five verses of his prophecy for such consolation. Prior to that, God’s word through Amos was directed against the privileged people of Israel, a people who had no love for their neighbor, who took advantage of others, inflicted pain, and who only looked out for their own concerns.

More than almost any other book of Scripture, the book of Amos holds God’s people accountable for their ill-treatment of others. It repeatedly points out the failure of the people to fully embrace God’s idea of justice. They were selling off needy people for goods, taking advantage of the helpless, oppressing the poor, and the men were using women immorally.  They were drunk on their own success and intent on strengthening their financial position, the people had lost the concept of caring for one another; Amos rebuked them because he saw in that lifestyle evidence that they had forgotten God, setting themselves up as gods – tempting the Lord to anger by how they treated who He loved.

With the people of Israel in the north enjoying an almost unparalleled time of success, God decided to call a quiet shepherd and farmer to travel from his home in the less sinful south and carry a message of judgment to the Israelites. The people in the north used Amos’s status as a foreigner as an excuse to ignore his message of judgment for a multiplicity of sins.

However, while their outer lives gleamed with the rays of success, their inner lives sank into a pit of moral decay. Rather than seeking out opportunities to do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly, they embraced their arrogance, idolatry, self-righteousness, fame and materialism. Amos communicated God’s utter disdain for the hypocritical lives of His people. His prophecy concludes with only a brief glimpse of restoration, and even that is directed to Judah, rather than the northern kingdom of Israel.

Injustice permeates our world, yet as Christians we often turn a blind eye to the suffering of others for “more important” work like praying, preaching, and teaching. But the book of Amos reminds us that those works, while unquestionably central to a believer’s life, ring hollow when we don’t love and serve others in our own lives.

We learn from this Book just how it tempts the Lord when we do not apply justice, when we twist His ways to meet our own conceptions, look away from sin – rather than repenting and just how angry it makes Him when a child of His is harmed by a hypocrite.  This book confirms that we can let go, turn the other cheek however many times we need to because our Father sees all things done to us and it is a very fearful thing to fall into the hands of His anger.  It may seem at times like evil is prevailing, but God is storing up His wrath for His appointed time and every single one of us will be held accountable for all things done purposely in secret that have not been repented of in which we harmed others.  Vengeance is mine says the Lord, so we can rest knowing as we pray for those who persecute us and continue to walk in love and forgiveness, never repaying evil with evil –  Our God, Who is mighty to save, will come to our rescue, every single time.

If the enemy can keep us wrapped up in the cares of this World by making them appealing to us in any way he realizes the spiritual nutrients our seed of faith needs to flourish and grow will be greatly diminished and we will not complete our assignment to be His vessels of light here on Earth.  If we don’t spread the Gospel, the lights go out and the good news gets overshadowed by all the bad news which blazes like fire everywhere we turn.  And when people are not hearing the good news, their hearts fail in fear for looking after/entertaining what if’s that are coming upon the Earth.

When the Lord told us not to be caught unaware/off guard…  He was not speaking of events but rather Himself….  I realize many of you prepare naturally – which is good, but honestly, you could have all the provisions of a king and be in a kingdom surrounded by the tallest of walls and not be protected without the preparations required to overcome in the spirit.  The safest place to be on Earth is in obedient surrender to the Lord, where you are seen when He wants you seen and hidden in Him when He wants you hidden.

Our assignment is to love others, preach the gospel, make disciples of all men, be holy in all manner of conversation – ALL – if it isn’t holy speech, then it isn’t Jesus speaking, to manifest the fruit of the spirit – not just contain it within, but manifest His fruit, we are to heal the sick, open the eyes of the blind and much more for why???  To above all else GLORIFY THE LORD – just as Jesus glorified His Father in Heaven.   Once adopted into His family, the cares of this World no longer appeal to us, we are about our Father’s business.  Amen?

It is within my heart that if we truly believed, I mean really of the whole heart believed that when Jesus comes He will destroy all darkness and evil at the brightness of His coming we would stop speaking so much about something that is promised a destructive end.   Like seriously, isn’t it pointless to keep ruminating constantly about something so miniscule in the whole scheme of such a victorious ending for the Glory of the Lord?  There is a remnant who professes darkness is defeated while at the same time entertain every aspect of its influence upon the Earth.  It is one thing to believe darkness is relevant here and now and a whole other thing to believe it is defeated.  Every moment of everyday darkness is being destroyed, every plot and plan of the enemy is brought to ruin and nothing get past the purposed plans of the Lord.  So much fixation on darkness is not healthy for the soul and is weakening the faith of many believers. 

Again… Jesus is going to destroy all darkness at the brightness of His coming – that is what we should be proclaiming to people, because that is pure truth, to give hope, blessing and promise.

How I got into Amos from the get go was, the Lord gave me a word to study within Amos one day – He is what He said to me:  Seek good and not evil so that you may live and God will be with you.  That is Amos 5:14. 

He then began to speak to me about all this sign seeking many are doing, reminding me the only sign which will be given is the sign of Jonah…  that’s from Mathew 12:39 – You all are familiar with the sign of Jonah, right?  It is actually a sign to repent – the only warning call going out prior to Jesus’s return for us to heed to is…. To repent.  That is a sign we all can surrender to and the call has definitely gone out. 

He calls all other signs hypocritical in nature – signs for the hypocrites to discern the seasons with…  He actually calls these people a wicked and adulterous generation in which no sign from Him will be given.  Ummm… that’s sobering….  One sign, the call to repent… Just one, before He appears, everything else is just leaven… a little ruins the whole part of your soul.  You can read it yourself in Mathew 12, I’m just paraphrasing.

Leaven is like bitter poison to the soul.  When we seek out evil and not good, it is like touching dead and unfruitful things which don’t prosper our souls at all and if people keep doing this they will decay inwardly and eventually outwardly (sickness in the soul and flesh sickness most often go hand in hand on this one).  I’m going to step out on a ledge here – just observe, many who do this are going to start getting sick, from what the Lord showed me.  But it isn’t a disastrous thing – just so He can sit them down, silence them and bring them back to Him as their first love.  As long as they do not curse Him during the process, they will be just fine, healed and made whole again, thank You Lord.  It is important when we see this happening we continue to love and pray for the person continually.  We are not any better, all of us have slipped off the path occasionally.  Never become an accuser of the brethren when the Lord shows you truth of someone and their struggles – just embrace them through the fire, hold them up in encouragement and faith, because we’ve all been there.

It is our human nature to see it to believe it – we often will seek signs as proof to what we already believe is truth in our minds.  We all have preconceived notions like tares woven into our ways of thinking that the Lord comes in to remove and destroy in His timing.  We may believe things are relevant when they aren’t or are in important sign when it’s a distraction and such – so we will look for confirmation to what we believe, then all of sudden Jesus destroys everything pertaining to cares of this life with the brightness of His coming into us.  Its just a process we all continually are going through as we move from glory to glory.  Once you reach that place of surrender you halt… no longer in need of one more sign – you’ve been given all the signs you need, knowing Jesus is the sign given to all men.

The reason we are wicked at times seeking more signs is because it is in those moments we are refusing to surrender and repent before the Lord and entering into His Kingdom, where He is the only light needed…  this is kind of deep, but once we enter into the place – we do not seek the sun, moon and stars for light – Jesus is our light.

We don’t know when… but one day the door will close, the Father will release Jesus to come, a day and hour no man knows, not even Jesus and those caught up with the cares of this world – in the valley of decision will miss Jesus’s return because to them He will come as a thief.  Sadly, they entered in another way, they entered in as a thief, so when He appears to them He will come like a thief.  Why?  Because all the signs they spoke of, all the plans they laid out, all the preparations they made were focused on being prepared for the sign they thought was given.  So it is true, they may be emotionally, physically and in the mind prepared for all the signs they were lacking preparation – which is repentance – in preparation for Jesus’s return.  They will miss Him, because He didn’t come after all the signs they believed would usher in His return…  Which explains the title of thief – He comes at an hour they think not – they prefer He delay His coming so the signs they professed would first come to pass.  They may have entered into the marriage supper by one way, just not the way and so…. Sadly enough Jesus will not let them stay, being thieves and robbers.

This is in John 10, we just recently studied that whole chapter, but maybe we should go over that portion again and then I will wrap up today’s broadcast.

JOHN 10

“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door, but climbs up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice; and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. Yet they will by no means follow a stranger, but will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers.” Jesus used this illustration, but they did not understand the things which He spoke to them.

Jesus truly is the good Shephard, I feel like a broken record… but if we continually look only to Him to lead us, we will never be misled or lost or caught off guard.  In essence as we abide in HIM, we are not only prepared for anything we are at peace in the midst of it all.  It is the fear of the Lord we are to contain, having fear of anything else is a total waste of time.  This is practice time, little by little things are coming upon the Earth to fear and the Lord is gently leading us to be mindful only of Him and when they come, lay His words and His encouragement to heart – to shake the dust off and keep walking.

I am not sure about you all, but sometimes I fail royally and yet other times I am noticing I am not bothered so much by what I hear, standing therefore, unmovable in trusting He’s got the whole world in His hands and as long as I am in it, He’s got me. 

He’s authoring and finishing us in such a precise way now – that when we do fall, we look right into His eyes immediately and He lifts us back up and we keep walking.  What used to last for weeks, passes within minutes to a few days.  We are growing beloved, yes we sure are.  Thank You Jesus!

Lastly, how do you know we are on the right and narrow path in preparation for His return?  Well, that’s the million dollar question, isn’t it?  We know there is proof we are ready and waiting the coming of Jesus’s return… Which is — that when He appears we will be like Him for we shall see Him, just as He is… And that process starts today, right now.  So we have a double hope in His coming – seeing Him and being like Him, purifying ourselves from all iniquity. 

Not one more sign but be shown before Jesus comes, not one.  Boy it’s a dangerous game to roll the dice believing all these signs must come to pass and then He will appear.  It causes you to prepare for signs rather than Him.  Searching for signs is a never ending whirlwind that catches way too many up in and steals intimacy of time with you and Jesus.  Being one who is basically prepared in the natural for nothing – I am trying so hard to understand those who prepare out of fear, if there is anything that is taking up more time in your life than seeking the Lord, it is urgent in my Spirit you turn away from whatever that is immediately, especially if it is laced with darkness and evil, realizing the season we are in.  Seek good and not evil in that you may live and that God will be with you.  Resist the enemy by entertaining Jesus in every thought, giving him no placement in your mind or life.

Some of you all remind me of my daughter Shelby a few years ago…  She kept having nightmares – which is odd to me and not permitted as my house is the Lord’s house.  But anyway, after further investigation I found out while she was at her dad’s they watched what I call unholy movies (zombies, weird stuff…) and that whatever she was introduced to there she would finish here…  After talked to her a few times and explaining the whole open door by what we watch and hear by our own choosing we let the enemy in to play with us – she always heard me, but in a few months it would happen all over again.  So finally, I stopped catering to her completely – I had numerous times pointed out the cycle to her and she then understood, it was at that point I realized I trained her how to resist the enemy and he will flee, but it is her choice whether to stand in that truth and be played with and tormented at times…  Imagining things and such…  The Lord told me I will not always be there to defend her and rescue her and that it was time to let her learn all the training I had given her.  Guess what happens now?  She not only resists the enemy’s entrance but shares it with others and guess what?  When she slips, because she does…. She recognizes it, suffers the pain of it and gets right back on course.  If she kept saying to me what she said in the beginning – that these shows were not that bad, that it didn’t matter, etc…  justifying her desire to entertain evil – then she would still be having these weird things happen and nightmares but since I sort of let the enemy sift her as wheat a little, at the leading of the Lord – she now has the power of Jesus within her to resist the enemy by her own choices through seeking good and not evil, so that she will live and God will be with her.

I see many of you in that very same situation…  Just someone today in chat I was observing – who by the way has grown so much, was really slipping mentally today and hadn’t slept in 24 hours after entertaining all this ungodly speech in the guise of Christianity.  I must it irritated me at first, then the Lord reminded me about this story regarding Shelby. 

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