Amos was not a prophet by profession (“I was no prophet…”-7:14) nor by parentage (“…neither was I a prophet’s son”-v.14); he was a prophet by providence (“…the Lord took me”-v. 15). What better credentials does any man need?
Got Any Mountains?
Whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
Can we confidently claim and expect the conversion of our loved ones? Well, it must be in God’s will. “And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask anything according to his will, he heareth us” (Jn. 5:14). Does He will the conversion of every one? “The Lord is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance” (II Pt. 3:9).
Then He will remove this mountain, but we must expect the mountain to move. “All things whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive” (Mt. 21:22). And the verse following our text says, “What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.”
We pray hoping, but hoping is not faith. Faith takes God’s word for the deed and in its geography lists the mountain as “disappeared.”
Got any mountains you think are unsinkable?