Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD:
This message was originally provided to the Northern Kingdom of Israel, who by continual disobedience to the revelation provided them by God through the scriptures and the prophets brought upon themselves divine judgment. Amos condemned the social injustice of the powerful: especially economic oppression [Amos 2.6-8; 5.11-12; 8.4-6]. As a consequence of the breaking of the Mosaic Covenant, which forbade the oppression of the poor and strangers, God had already stricken the nation with severe judgment. Because the administration of medical, environmental and economic discipline failed to elicit repentance [Amos 4], God promised to implement terminal judgment [Amos 9.8-10] by way of military disaster. Furthermore, the Word of God, which they conscientiously disregarded, would become unavailable when they needed it most. There would be a famine for the hearing of the Word of God.
Such is the case in America today. Although the airwaves and the Internet are clogged with Christian ministries, there is very little accurate teaching and gospel proclamation. Despite years of warning judgments, Christian leaders are joining forces with those opposed to the bible and are espousing secular worldviews that are shot through with injustice and unrighteousness [Amos 5.10]. The very definition of Christianity is undergoing disintegration and decay in 21st century America.
Aricherwalk.com exists to 1. Provide sound teaching on all aspects of the Bible and its doctrines and 2. To apply the Bible to the significant issues of our time. The frequent, accurate and systematic teaching [FAST] of the Word of God, followed by repentance in our pulpits and churches, is the only hope for America or any nation [Amos 5.4, 14-15].
But let judgment run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream.