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Sunrise on Temple Mount in Jerusalem; Back to Previous Devotion

September 9 - Morning

In that day,
'I will restore David’s fallen sheltler —
    I will repair its broken walls
    and restore its ruins —
    and will rebuild it as it used to be, 
so that they may possess the remnant of Edom 
    and all the nations that bear my name,'
declares the Lord, who will do these things.
'The days are coming,' declares the Lord
'when the reaper will be overtaken by the plowman 
    and the planter by the one treading grapes.' "
- Amos 9:11-13

Sunset on the Sea of Galilee; Click to go to next devotion  

The Church Age Followed by the Restoration


Amos 9:11-13 is one of the text verses used by James (the Lord’s brother and author of the book
of James) to identify and establish the direction and purpose of the church in 48 AD. During those early days of the church there was confusion concerning how to present the gospel to the Gentiles. Did the Gentiles have to first become practicing Jews before they could receive salvation from
Jesus the Messiah? Or, could Gentiles be saved outside of the Jewish traditions? What about
Jews? Did the Law of Moses and Temple worship still matter? Was it a necessity?

In Acts 15:12-21 James, the leader of the Jerusalem church listened to Barnabas and Paul
describe God’s activity in their ministry to the Gentiles in Syria, Cyprus, Cilicia and Galatia.
James set that information alongside of Peter’s reported experience with the Holy Spirit who
came to the Gentiles in Caesarea at Cornelius’ house. Then in Acts 15:12 James referred to
this verse and said, “God first visited the Gentiles to take from them a people for his name…
therefore my judgment is that we should not trouble those of the Gentiles who turn to God.”

James translates “In that day” of Amos 9:11 as “After that” and assumes that the message of the Gospel must be taken to the Gentiles first and then “after that” when the Gentiles have heard the Gospel the Lord will return to restore David’s fallen shelter. James and many in the early church
saw a break in history between the death of Jesus Christ and his return. During this break there
would be great evangelism of the Gentile nations. Today we call this the church age.  But, as
James quotes from Amos’ words which themselves quote the words of the Lord, “after that”
church age or “in that day,” the Lord says, “I will restore David’s fallen shelter (the Temple) and
repair its (Jerusalem’s) broken walls and restore its ruins.” As we continue through the church
age and into the eventual days preceding the Lord’s return to “restore David’s fallen shelter”
we will see great evangelical activity, which will include:

  • The plowman preparing the field for the gospel message
  • The planter teaching the seed of the word
  • The reaper collecting the mature believers into productive church communities
  • The one treading grapes to create the final product of maturity ready for evaluation and judgment
  Christian Quote from Church History

"Every renewal of the church, every great age in its history, has been grounded on a renewed reading of history."
- Justo L. Gonzales




Something to Ponder??
Joseph’s “coat of many colors” is a translation of the same word for the long sleeved tunic worn by King David’s royal daughter, Tamar.  The working class wore short, sleeveless tunics; royalty and aristocracy wore long tunics with sleeves.
Hebrew and Greek Word Study   Facts and Information
Emunah (Hb) - Faith (Eng) - the Hebrew root word for emunah is aman which means firm, supported, or secure. Also coming from the Hebrew root word aman is the word emun which means craftsman. A craftsman is one who is firm and consistent with their skill. The Hebrew word translated "faith" in the English Bibles is emunah which itself means firmness, something/someone that is firm in their actions. In English faith is usually perceived as a knowing something, but the Hebrew word emunah refers to an action, a firm action. Having faith in God is not merely knowing God exists, but consistently and firmly acting as if God exists.   Herod Agrippa resided in a luxurious palace in Caesarea by the sea. Paul was kept in prison here for two years and on several occasions appeared before the king and governors (Acts 23:33-35). This palace and the surrounding buildings and halls have been excavated.
Confession to Action   Facts and Information
Do I count on the promises of God?
Today I will remember a promise of God. I will thank him for the promise and look for its fulfillment.
  "If a man digs a pit, he will fall into it; if a man rolls a stone, it will roll back on him."
Proverbs 26:27
Read the Bible in a Year; Bible Reading Program
Read one chapter each day to read through the narrative portion (or, the story line) of the whole Bible Genesis-Acts in one year. Read the General Text of the Bible Read the Complete Text of the Bible in a Year
Daniel 3      Luke 4 Ezekiel 40
Prayer for Today
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An elderly person Understanding and Discovery of Spiritual Gifts Our water supply
Myanmar - a ruthless military regime
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Photo of Jerusalem; Pictures of Israel Bible Map and Diagram

The four horned altar found in Beersheba. The altar had been dismantled around 701 BC by Hezekiah's reformers and the stones had been used in the building of the store rooms in the city of Beersheba. During excavation the stones were seperated from the others and eventually pieced back together.

The territories of  Israel and the surrounding lands.

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