The Plowman Shall Overtake the Reaper
“Behold, the days are coming,” says the LORD, “When the plowman shall overtake the reaper, and the treader of grapes him who sows seed; the mountains shall drip with sweet wine, and all the hills shall flow with it. I will bring back the captives of My people Israel; they shall build the waste cities and inhabit them; they shall plant vineyards and drink wine from them; they shall also make gardens and eat fruit from them. I will plant them in their land, and no longer shall they be pulled up from the land I have given them,” says the LORD your God.
After all the disasters and times of trouble described by Amos, God inspired him to end with this prophecy of restoration and prosperity. When Jesus Christ returns, He will sit on the throne occupied by the descendants of King David and will rebuild the nations of Israel and grant abundance to the people.
When Jesus Christ rules, people will learn and follow God’s laws. Blessings such as those described in Amos 9 come as the result of obeying God as God explained in Deuteronomy 28:1-14. The rest of Deuteronomy 28 describes the terrible curses that come because of breaking God’s good and beneficial laws.
For more about the wonderful government and blessings God’s Kingdom will bring, see our section on the “Kingdom of God.”