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Hunger for the Word

Posted by: David Carroll

Amos 8:11-12 (NIV)

"The days are coming," declares the Sovereign Lord, "when I will send a famine through the land--not a famine of food or a thirst for water, but a famine of hearing the words of the Lord. Men will stagger from sea to sea and wander from north to east, searching for the word of the Lord, but they will not find it.

Hard to believe but the Bible says it will happen; there will come a time when people will actually look for someone who will preach and explain God's word to than. The implication is that there will not be anyone around and perhaps no Bible either. What possible scenario could explain such a circumstance? It seems to me that for something like this to possible, that there would have to be no Christians available. For me the most likely scenario that is prophesied in the bible is something like a pre-tribulation rapture.

I know there are other beliefs that conflict with this view. I won't be dogmatic about it but I know that my thirst for the word of God is easily slaked with all the readily available resources both for hearing great gospel preaching. Never before, has there ever been as much great material and tools for studying and reading the Word of God. This verse does not describe a situation that exists today but I can see how it could happen, soon, if I am reading the rest of the signs of the times accurately, as thy relate to end-time prophecies.

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