Word – "Crisis is Coming"
P#20
Re: Judgment, Pride
September 23, 2008
At 6:30 am, on September 23, 2008, I heard: "A crisis is coming that is unprecedented and
beyond man's imagination. It will bring the world to its knees. You will rejoice in My day.
Be prepared to testify of My Kingdom. It is coming, for the King is coming."
As I meditated on this word, I asked the Lord two questions: What is important in this hour?
What do we need to know?
The thought came to me to read Amos 6:1.
(1) Woe to those who are at ease in Zion and to those who feel secure in the mountain of
Samaria, The distinguished men of the foremost of nations, to whom the house of Israel
comes. (2) Go over to Calneh and look, and go from there to Hamath the great, then go
down to Gath of the Philistines. Are they better than these kingdoms, or is their territory
greater than yours? (3) Do you put off the day of calamity, and would you bring near the
seat of violence? (Amos 6:1-3 NASB)
Of course, there is much history in these verses, but Amos was a prophet sent to the ten tribes
of Israel.
But, the message of Amos was that the Lord's people were at ease in a bad way; they were lax
and careless to the point of thinking themselves better than other nations when, in fact, the
judgment of God was about to fall upon them. After all, by their way of thinking, they were
chosen nations (i.e., Judah and Israel). They were full of pride.
Is this a word of warning to us in a nation full of pride?
After all, aren't we too big to fail? Aren't we the greatest nation on earth? Aren't we blessed of
God? Judah and Israel thought so, and look at the judgment God brought upon them.
Is our current economic/financial crisis a warning shot across the bow? Is more to come?