Amos 9:11–15 (NKJV)

11 “On that day I will raise up

The tabernacle of David, which has fallen down,

And repair its damages;

I will raise up its ruins,

And rebuild it as in the days of old;

12 That they may possess the remnant of Edom,

And all the Gentiles who are called by My name,”

Says the Lord who does this thing.

13 “Behold, the days are coming,” says the Lord,

“When the plowman shall overtake the reaper,

And the treader of grapes him who sows seed;

The mountains shall drip with sweet wine,

And all the hills shall flow with it.

14 I will bring back the captives of My people Israel;

They shall build the waste cities and inhabit them;

They shall plant vineyards and drink wine from them;

They shall also make gardens and eat fruit from them.

15 I will plant them in their land,

And no longer shall they be pulled up

From the land I have given them,”

Says the Lord your God.

The Lord declared the destruction of Israel in the first part of this chapter, and is now declaring its eventual restoration.  The remant that would be saved will rebuild.  He says in the first two verses of this passage that He will raise up, repair, and rebuild what was destroyed.  In verse 13, He gives a paradigm for restoration that speaks of the speed of blessings and favor on the nation.  Things will grow and produce so fast that the people will need to work to harvest and plant more quickly than ever!  Verse 14 says the captives will come home, the cities will be built, the vineyards will flourish, and the gardens will prosper.  Finally, in verse 15, He promises to “plant them in their land.”

When judgment comes, it is fierce and fearful, but God will not leave you there if you repent.  God loves to restore.  He loves to bless.  Give Him that opportunity.  Give Him your heart, soul, mind, and spirit.  Surrender and repent, and the remnant will see the restoration of all things.  The paradigm is in place.  Simply live in it!

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