Good morning all!
Father, we know that You are the Master Builder and nothing exist without the design of Your hand. Lord, build us into the children You want us to be and allow us to know the difference between Your work and ours, Amen. Have you ever heard that expression before? It’s time to rebuild. Means you have something now but perhaps you want something different or maybe new.
Amo 9:1 KJV – I saw the Lord standing upon the altar: and he said, Smite the lintel of the door, that the posts may shake: and cut them in the head, all of them; and I will slay the last of them with the sword: he that fleeth of them shall not flee away, and he that escapeth of them shall not be delivered.
The Lord is standing on your heart and He will be shaking things up and make the necessary cuts needed to ALL of them, He will do this with His sword and nobody is getting away without God doing His work.
Amo 9:8 KJV – 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.
Of course God sees all that needs to be corrected, He will change the face of it (your identity); it will be destroyed but NOT total devastation to Jacob’s house.
Amo 9:9 KJV – For, lo, I will command, and I will sift the house of Israel among all nations, like as corn is sifted in a sieve, yet shall not the least grain fall upon the earth.
This is God’s promise to sift the imagination of Israel, like wheat in a sieve and yet NOT one grain of wheat will be lost in the earth.
Amo 9:10 KJV – All the sinners of my people shall die by the sword, which say, The evil shall not overtake nor prevent us.
Those that are not living by faith will die to self by the sword, because they say I’m not going down and you can’t stop me.
Amo 9:11 KJV – In that day will I raise up the tabernacle of David that is fallen, and close up the breaches thereof; and I will raise up his ruins, and I will build it as in the days of old:
And when that correction comes God’s house which had fallen will be rebuilt, and the gaps in the wall will be repaired and all that you saw as a mess will be restored and look brand new.
If you’re like me I’ve read passages of scripture that tell me that God can make all things new, or perhaps like in this passage He will rebuild something. You suppose God’s talking about us?
2Co 5:17 KJV – Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. What is the “THING” He’s talking about? And how many is ALL? Hello…there’s the old you and the new you. Who does this apply to? ANY man!!! This is the story in Amos, God is speaking of His rebuild project for Israel (those that live by faith). He stood upon the altar…the central starting point…your heart…what did God do? He started with swinging the sledge hammer and took down the frame that held up your door…seems it wasn’t very effective at allowing the door to function properly. What’s the door?
Jhn 10:7 KJV – Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep. You see there’s nothing wrong with the door…Christ…it’s the frame that operates the door. What’s the frame?
Heb 11:3 KJV – Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear. The FRAME that allows the DOOR to function properly is FAITH. Now what do you suppose the primary function of a door might be as we think of Jesus? Yeah…it should open. Faith opens the door to a life that has no boundaries, no sin, no guilt and no shame. In this story the HOUSE of Jacob came down…the old you…and the TABERNACLE of David went up…the new you. So, what the difference between my house and His tabernacle? Well, if you’re like me I do what I want in my house, however, when I’m in the tabernacle I do what God wants. What does God want? The very first thing God does to rebuild His tabernacle is to repair the broken walls. How did He do that?
Isa 58:12 KJV – And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in. The REPAIRER of the broken walls is Jesus Christ, it’s the sure foundation of Calvary. His blood should repair every broken relationship in your life, it’s called forgiveness. The church is broken down because we don’t forgive one another, we hold onto the past, we hold onto to pride, we hold onto hurt and this is what frames our door so it remains shut. What did you think He was repairing? Rebuilding? It can only begin with forgiveness and then He is also RESTORER of the paths we dwell in, what paths?
Psa 25:10 – All the paths of the LORD are love and faithful toward those who keep the demands of his covenant. How’s the path you’re living in this morning? Does it love? Does it remain faithful to forgive others? Faith is the only thing that will hold our door in place and forgiveness is the only thing that will open it.
Point to Ponder
Is your door working? Rev 3:8 KJV – I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name. It should be open to forgiving others, you only need a LITTLE strength…faith…don’t deny His name…REPAIRER.
Let’s all rebuild in Christ, In Him Phil
Faith – Family – Friends