11 “Behold, the days are coming,” says the Lord God , “That I will send a famine on the land, Not a famine of bread, Nor a thirst for water, But of hearing the words of the Lord .
12 They shall wander from sea to sea, And from north to east; They shall run to and fro, seeking the word of the Lord , But shall not find it.
13 “In that day the fair virgins And strong young men Shall faint from thirst.
:"There shall be famine" says the Lord.
:What is famine?
:Shortage, scarcity, deficiency, want, undersupply, drought, insufficiency.....
:What kind of famine?
:The famine is not of food or of water.
:What kind of famine shall it be then?
:The famine shall be of hearing the WORDS OF THE LORD.
: OOPS!!! (I was shocked when I saw this yesterday)
From what we have seen up there, the Lord appeared to prophet Amos in a vision to talk about the end time and what will happen to the wicked, those who exploit the poor and need (read Amos 8:4-6). From verse 7 to verse 10 of the same chapter, God explained the signs of end time and what will happen to the wicked (read also Matthew 24) and in those days, there will be famine of hearing the words of the Lord (Amos 8:11-14). read the entire Amos 8
HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE COMING FAMINE
My brothers and sisters, every ticking seconds is bringing us to the end times, so NOW is the time to start preparing for the end time. NOW that we still have the word of God (The Bible) within our reach, NOW that we still have the time to study the word, NOW that we still have the time to pray, NOW that we can still seek the face of the Lord and He will be found. Because immediately the trumpet of the Lord sounds, time shall be no more. So NOW, I mean NOW is the time to load yourself with the words of the Lord in preparations for the coming famine.
1. Read the bible and apply what you read in the bible in your daybyday activities (James 1:22-25). If you do this, when the famine comes and people are seeking the words of God you have reservoir of it, because you are already living the words of God
2. Pray without ceasing. Always seek the face of the Lord, with fasting and in prayers. Not when the famine comes though. The time for fasting and prayer is NOW. Believe me, the Lord sees a genuine heart trying all its possible best to be on the Lord's side and because He is a loving God, He will show you a way out in times of famine.
3. Most importantly, Love your neighbors as yourself. Because, you are on the Lord's side, try as much as possible to make your light shine before your neighbors that they will also desire to share the light. Warn them about the coming famine, pray for them, lift up the fallen. You may not know, when the famine of hearing the words of God comes, they may be the ones that will feed you with the needed Words (because you can't have it all).
You can read the words of Jesus about the "Signs of End time" and you will discover that in that time there will be famine for the words of God indeed. Because there will be many false prophets that time and there will be great tribulations. Read the entire MATTHEW chapter 24
Lord Jesus we humbly pray at this hour that You show us the way to prepare ourselves for the end time.
We submit ourselves as empty vessels, please fill us with your words today and every blessed days of our remaining years.
When the trumpet of the Lord shall sound and time shall be no more, please we don't want to be found wanting.
Father when our journey on earth is done and the roll is called up yonder, we want to be a part of your kingdom.
Please use the comment box to share other ways of preparing for the coming famine with every readers. God bless you as you do.