There are many people, professing Christians, who are being taught, and who believe that the LORD God is through with the people of God of the Old Testament known as the Hebrews or Israel.  How, if that be so, can we as Christians have confidence that He will not be, someday, through with us?  If that be so.

Hear the words of the prophet Amos…

“Behold, the eyes of the Lord GOD are upon the sinful kingdom, and I will destroy it from off the face of the earth; saving that I will not utterly destroy the house of Jacob, saith the LORD.” Amos 9:8 (KJB)

I am not an apologist, but I find it quite contrary to Old Testament Scripture to redirect the promises of God to Israel to “the Church”, and overlook the curses on Israel if they did not believe God, and obey Him.

Just take a look at that promise in Amos 9:8.  “…The eyes of the Lord GOD…”  That in some cases is a reassuring thing.  Here, however, though still reassuring, it is also daunting to those living in sin – “the sinful kingdom”, which is most likely speaking of those who called themselves God’s people without adhering to His laws.  He will judge sin.

His word is sure.  His word is true.  When He speaks and warns of judgment upon sin, my sin, your sin, that kingdom’s sin, all the kingdoms of the earth’s sin; it shall be done.

He also promised above that He would save a remnant “I will not utterly destroy the house of Jacob.”  I rest in that promise.  God will deal with my sin.  He will rid me of my sin, and He will save me for eternity.  He has in fact done so by the cross of His Son Jesus who died for the sins of the whole world, and all who believe Him has everlasting life.

Believe Him.

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