Pastor Tim Romero
Amos 9:14–15 (ESV): "14 I will restore the fortunes of my people Israel, and they shall rebuild the ruined cities and inhabit them; they shall plant vineyards and drink their wine, and they shall make gardens and eat their fruit. 15 I will plant them on their land,and they shall never again be uprooted
out of the land that I have given them,"
says the Lord your God."
God allows destruction to stimulate transformation with the promise of restoration. His plans are always for good and never for evil to give all who belong to Him a future and a hope (Jer 29:11).
After proclaiming captivity and exile, Amos ends on a high note of hope. God promised Israel to restore her, to bless her immensely, and to never allow the people to be uprooted again. Israel was restore to their land May 14,1948. This could be a partial fulfillment of this promise but it will most certainly be fulfilled in the Millennial Kingdom of Christ!
Perhaps you find yourself in a place of devastation due to sin. Know that God has allowed destruction to take place for the purpose of transformation. He will never love us any less but He will not tolerate our sin. He will allow us to be sifted so we turn from our sin and change. Then He will restore but never before this. Transform so that God can restore your fortunes. He is a good, good Father. Come to Him with a repentant heart and watch Him restore. Amen?
Father, we thank You for all that You do to make us more like Jesus. Thank You for the hardships that produce transformation and lead to restoration. May surrender quickly and learn from our mistakes we pray in Jesus name, amen.