In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He [Jesus Christ -Yeshua] was in the beginning with God.


The Book of Amos is the third of the twelve books of the Minor Prophets in the Old Testament. The name of Amos comes from the Hebrew word Amas meaning, “to carry a burden”. Amos was a herdsman and farmer from Judah called by God to prophesy to Israel. Amos ministered during the reign of Jeroboam II, king of Israel and the reign of Uzziah, king of Judah. Combined, their reigns spanned a period from c. 782-740 BC. The prophecies of Obadiah, Joel, Jonah, Amos, Hosea, Isaiah and Micah overlapped in an era from c. 845-670 BC with Amos c. 767-753 BC.

During the reign of Jeroboam II, Israel was an economically thriving nation living in unrighteousness. God sent Amos to warn of coming judgment. Amos proclaimed judgment on Israel and Judah as well as six surrounding Gentile nations for their iniquities. In his sermons, he explicitly revealed the nature of Israel’s sins while calling the people to repentance. Choosing to be blinded by prosperity, Israel did not repent. Following his sermons, Amos described five visions of the coming judgment on Israel. God later relented on the first two judgments of locusts and fire because of the intercessory prayers of Amos.

Amos prophesied that God would bring His people back to their land. In 1948, the nation of Israel was reborn. At the second coming of Christ, God will permanently restore Israel in her fullness with peace and prosperity. Amos provides eloquent prophecies of the future restoration of Israel. God revealed that He would include the Gentiles as He raises the temple of David at Christ's first coming. Jesus Christ, the Messiah, fulfilled this prophecy by bringing the good news (gospel) to Jew and Gentile.

Amos 1-2: The eight judgments on nations

Amos 3-6: The reasons for judgment on Israel

Amos 7-9(1-10): The five visions of judgment

Amos 9(11-15): The restoration of Israel