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Explain five visions of Prophet Amos?

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The Vision of the Locusts (Amos 7:1-3)

  • Amos saw a swarm of locusts being sent by God to destroy all plants and food crops in the land.
  • The locusts were a sign of disaster, which God was going to send to Israel as a punishment for their disobedience. 
  • Amos cried to God to forgive the people. 
  • God heard and changed his mind.

The Vision of a Great Fire (Amos 7:4 – 6)

  • Amos saw a vision of a supernatural fire that burnt up the land.
  • He asked God to forgive the people and God listened.
  • The punishment was stopped.

The Vision of a Crooked Wall/ the Plumb Line (Amos 7:7 – 9)

  • Amos saw the Lord standing beside the wall checked it with a plumb line.
  • The wall represented the Israelites. 
  • They stopped observing the laws of their covenant with God. 
  • God found Israelites disobeying the covenant. 
  • God promised to destroy holy places of Israel.

The Vision of a Basket of Ripe Fruits (Amos 8:1 – 3)

  • In this vision, Amos saw a basket of ripe fruits.
  • Fruits are harvested at the end of the summer.
  • This meant that Israel was ripe for punishment for her refusal to turn to God.
  • Amos did not pray for forgiveness.
  • God would no longer withhold His judgment.
  • Time for repentance was over.

The vision of the Destruction of the Altar. (Amos 9:1 – 4.)

  • Amos saw the Lord standing by the altar.
  • The Lord ordered the destruction of the temple.
  • The shrines of Dan and Bethel were destroyed because they were the centres of idolatry.
  • No one would escape punishment no matter where they hide.
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