I am a Herdsman

Amos “Hear ye this word which I take up against you, even a lamentation, O house of Israel” (Amos 5:1). Michael Costelli Listen to audio:  Amos was a prophet of God. He is usually termed a Minor Prophet, referring to the number of words penned and not the importance of his message. He was a contemporary of the prophets Hosea, Micah, Isaiah, and Jonah. He was active around 760- 755 BC during the reign of Jeroboam II.1 His death is listed as []

News and Views

Religious Listen to audio:  The Center for the Study of Global Christianity reports that of the Christians who lost their lives in 2016 because of their faith, 70 percent were in Africa. Most were killed in tribal fights. The remaining 30 percent lost their lives in terrorist activities in countries such as Syria and Iraq. Persecution of Christians is so high in Syria that in just five years of civil war, the total Christian population has fallen from 1.5 million to a []

Today In Prophecy – Global Pension Crisis

Global Pension Crisis “Then the sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up, so that the way of the kings from the east might be prepared” (Revelation 16:12 NKJ). Listen to audio:  Seven years of record-low interest rates has severely damaged the financial health of the world’s pension funds. In the U.S., the 1,500 companies that make up the Standard & Poor’s stock index have pension funds that, in the aggregate, are underfunded []

The Punishment of Edom

Obadiah “Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because that Edom hath dealt against the house of Judah by taking vengeance, and hath greatly offended, and revenged himself upon them; Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; I will also stretch out mine hand upon Edom, and will cut off man and beast from it; and I will make it desolate from Teman; and they of Dedan shall fall by the sword” (Ezekiel 25:12,13). Joe Megacz Listen to audio:  Very little is known about the []

A Prophet Outside of His Comfort Zone

Jonah “Is God the God of Jews only? Is he not the God of Gentiles too? Yes, of Gentiles too, since there is only one God, who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through that same faith” (Romans 3:29-30).1 Tom Gilbert Listen to audio:  “ The Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, and announced the gospel in advance to Abraham: ‘All nations will be blessed through you’ ” (Galatians 3:8). In the story of Jonah, []