Amos 9:13, The Plentiful Harvest

“The days are coming,” declares the LORD, “when the reaper will be overtaken by the plowman and the planter by the one treading grapes. New wine will drip from the mountains and flow from all the hills.”

//I often quote verses from the Old Testament prophets to highlight their expectation of the new age. We are told, for example, that in that day, bread and wine will be plentiful. In this verse, the wine is said to be so plentiful that it flows down the mountains.

But I had never paid attention to just how big the bumper crops of grain would be! Amos says the reaping will be so plentiful that when the plowman comes by the next year to till the fields, the reapers will still be gathering from the last harvest!

Such was the dream the prophets held for the reign of the Messiah. This reign of God was never to be fulfilled up in heaven, but in a replenishing of this earth.

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