SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18
Scripture: Amos 9:2-15
The prophets didn’t always have painful words. Sometimes they were allowed to speak the blessing of God over a future repentant people. In Amos 9:11-15, we have a prophecy of restoration and a word that is current today because it is mentioned in Acts 15. Verses 11-15 says, “‘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; 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. ‘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. 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. 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.” Amos prophesied that the tabernacle of David that had fallen down would be repaired, its damages corrected and God would rebuilt it as in the days of old. If God rebuilds the tabernacle of David among us, then the prayers that David prayed against people like Absalom and Ahithophel should work for us in today’s world. When we find traitorous ‘Absaloms’ and ‘Ahithophels’ in our courts and government we should pray the same thing David prayed in Psalm 143:12 and Psalm 55:15-16. Let’s pray what David prayed and see if the Lord will rebuild the tabernacle of David in our midst!