Availability of God’s Word

Amos 8:11-12 ESV
“Behold, the days are coming,” declares the Lord God, “when I will send a famine on the land— not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of HEARING the words of the Lord. They shall wander from sea to sea, and from north to east; they shall run to and fro, to seek the word of the Lord, but they shall not find it.”

This prophesy has been fulfilled and will be fulfilled again in the great tribulation. Before God came to earth in flesh through Jesus Christ, there was no new prophesies for over 400 years. These are called the years of silence.

Israel was prone to idolatry and disobedience and God had sent hundreds of prophets to warn them, but to no avail, Israel had turned to sin. Everyone was so hungry for a fresh word that many started interpreting the ancient scrolls through improper interpretations, none were legitimate. Then the Messiah came and gave us more of God’s words, promises and prophesies to fill the world with Godly knowledge forever.

In the great tribulation, after those who accepted Christ are gone, there will be many left behind. Of those who are left many will gave heard God’s word but did not accept it. They will hunger and thirst to hear God’s word a fresh, but they will hear nothing.

We have the words of God available to us every day, every hour, but how often do we take advantage and read them or listen to them. Some churches offer minimal scriptures on Sunday from the pulpits. Feel good messages have become the norm. We have to take in the word by as any means as possible, not just at church. In our personal devotions we need to read or listen to the word.

Father, I cannot imagine not being able to hear Your words. I will read, I will study Your words to get it in my heart, in my mind, and in my Spirit continously!