His views on the future of the people including his teaching on the 'Day of the Lord' and 'Amos as a prophet of doom'.

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  • His views on the future of the people including his teaching on the 'Day of the Lord' and 'Amos as a prophet of doom'.
    • The Book of Amos is a prophetic book of the Hebrew Bible, one of the Twelve Minor Prophets. Amos, an older contemporary of Hosea and Isaiah,[1] was active c. 750 BC during the reign of Jeroboam II,[1] (786–746 BC) making the Book of Amos the first biblical prophetic book written.
      • Amos lived in the kingdom of Judah but preached in the northern kingdom of Israel.[1] His major themes of social justice, God's omnipotence, and divine judgment became staples of prophecy
      • These judgments will be experienced by the entire world population at a time when society has been lulled into a false sense of security.
        • There are several purposes to the Day of the Lord:To Protect Israel, to punish the heathen nations and those who have rejected God.
          • There are several characteristics of the Day of The Lord that make it quite easy to locate its confirming fulfillment in Revelation.
    • Amos is the first prophet to use the term "the Day of the Lord".[3] This phrase becomes important within future prophetic and apocalyptic literature. For the people of Israel "the day of the Lord" is the day when God will fight against his and their enemies, and it will be a day of victory for Israel.
    • However, Amos and other prophets include Israel as an enemy of God, as Israel is guilty of injustice toward the innocent, poor, and young women.[4]
    • The “Day of The Lord” is the Biblical, Old Testament term used to refer to start of the end of age judgments of the book of Revelation which God will pour out on the world starting with a massive global earthquake.
      • This is a time when God will actively intervene in the affairs of humanity with devastating impact.
    • The world will think it has achieved “peace and safety” and then sudden destruction from God will come.
    • The Day of The Lord will also overlap (as will be shown) overlap with the 70th week of Daniel, the prophesied final 7 years on Earth before the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.
      • But as the Scriptures above clearly detail, God will at this time, in anger, send catastrophic judgments that will cause every man’s heart to “melt” in fear.
        • Many verses in the Old Testament give the same confirmation:


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