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“Israel’s Restoration”
 
As one reads through the Bible, the Lord God promises He will punish Israel. But He will not wipe them out because of the promises made to the patriarchs.
 
In the first verses of Amos 9, the punishing of Israel is foretold.
 
But there is a big change in God’s Words starting in verse 22.
 
Please read the following verses.
Amos 9:11-15
11 “In that day I will restore
David’s fallen tent.
I will repair its broken places,
restore its ruins,
and build it as it used to be,
12 so that they may possess the remnant of Edom
and all the nations that bear my name,”
declares the Lord, who will do these things.
13 “The days are coming,” declares the Lord,
“when the reaper will be overtaken by the plowman
and the planter by the one treading grapes.
New wine will drip from the mountains
and flow from all the hills.
14 I will bring back my exiled people Israel;
they will rebuild the ruined cities and live in them.
They will plant vineyards and drink their wine;
they will make gardens and eat their fruit.
15 I will plant Israel in their own land,
never again to be uprooted
from the land I have given them,”
says the Lord your God.
 
No matter what you think of her, Israel will always be around. As I said before, they have been punished mightily for their evil deeds. There is more punishment coming during the tribulation period.
 
The Lord God through His word makes this abundantly clear.
Jeremiah 31:35-37
35 This is what the Lord says,
he who appoints the sun
to shine by day,
who decrees the moon and stars
to shine by night,
who stirs up the sea
so that its waves roar —
the Lord Almighty is his name:
36 “Only if these decrees vanish from my sight,”
declares the Lord,
“will the descendants of Israel ever cease
to be a nation before me.”
37 This is what the Lord says:
“Only if the heavens above can be measured
and the foundations of the earth below be searched out
will I reject all the descendants of Israel
because of all they have done,”
declares the Lord.
Israel, the nation of God is here to stay.
 
Well readers, have a Christ-filled day. Be Blessed, Be a Blessing

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